Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

This vegan apple cinnamon cake recipe (no eggs, no dairy) is so easy to make, but looks impressive and tastes delicious! You'll fool your guests into thinking you crafted a complicated dessert. 

A cake that helps you get your seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day? Yes indeed! This recipe for vegan apple cinnamon cake combines two of my favourite foods - cake and fruit - in a very good way. Take a homemade vanilla cake base and swirl in a delicious mix of spicy cinnamon and sweet sugar. Top it with firm, sweet Organic Washington apple slices and bake. 

The result is an incredibly tasty, moist cake that's perfect for afternoon tea or evening dessert. May I suggest having a slice of this easy vegan apple cinnamon cake for breakfast as well? An apple a day and all that.

Organic Washington Apples

For this scrumptious little apple cake, I used Organic Washington Granny Smith applesWashington State is one of the premier apple-growing areas in the world and the growing conditions make it an ideal region to grow organic apples.

*This post is sponsored by Organic Washington apples. All opinions are authentic and my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.*

Friday, February 18, 2022

Easy Baked Apples With Oatmeal Crumble Topping (Vegan Recipe)


Easy Baked Apples With Oatmeal Crumble Topping (Vegan Recipe)

Classic baked apples with tasty oatmeal crumble topping are so easy to make and are a perfect comforting dessert for fall and winter.

Baked apples are a classic comfort food dessert. Add a crumbly, slightly sweet, crispy oatmeal topping and you have a suitably delicious alternative to apple pie, without the oil-laden pie crust. These baked apples with oatmeal crumble topping make for a healthy, delicious dessert that couldn't be simpler to make. And the recipe calls for a short list of handy ingredients. The result is very much like an apple crisp, with a little less fuss involved.

Organic Washington Apples

For this cozy baked apples recipe, I used Organic Washington apples in the Honeycrisp variety, but other firm, sweet apples like Organic Washington Granny Smith apples would work wonderfully too. Washington State is known as one of the premier apple-growing areas in the world and the growing conditions make Washington an ideal region to grow organic apples.

*This post is sponsored by Organic Washington apples. All opinions are authentic and my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.*

Monday, January 10, 2022

Fast & Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Crescent Rolls With Chocolate Glaze (Recipe)

Fast & Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Crescent Rolls With Chocolate Glaze (Recipe)

These fast and easy vegan apple cinnamon crescent rolls are incredibly delicious, like little three-bite cinnamon rolls with a tasty apple surprise in the middle.

In my last post, I shared a recipe for easy vegan apple turnovers. These pockets of sweet apple goodness are delicious and so simple to make, with the help of puff pastry. But I didn't stop there, because yes, apple turnovers are easy to make, but a yummy apple dessert can be even easier and faster to prepare. If you've got a package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls on the door of your fridge and Cosmic Crisp Washington Apples in the refrigerator crisper, you can have a tasty dessert ready in 20 minutes! These fast and easy vegan apple cinnamon crescent rolls are perfect for when you're feeling peckish on a dreary winter afternoon too.

Cosmic Crisp® Washington apples are crispier and sweeter than other varieties, and naturally slow to brown. The Cosmic Crisp® was classically bred at Washington State University. It's non-GMO and a cross between the ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Honeycrisp.’ Cosmic Crisps are ideal for baking in a dessert such as these apple cinnamon crescent rolls, but due to their sweetness and crispy texture, they also make an exceptional (juicy!) snacking apple.

*This post is sponsored by Cosmic Crisp Washington apples. All opinions are authentic and my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.*

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Easy Vegan Apple Turnovers (Recipe)

 

Easy Vegan Apple Turnovers Recipe

These easy vegan apple turnovers made with puff pastry are so simple to prepare and they make delicious little "pies" that you can eat right from your hand!

Honestly I don't know why I didn't start making apple turnovers sooner. These easy vegan apple turnovers are so simple to prepare and they are delicious! Little "pies" that fit in your hand, turnovers make a  beautiful dessert for guests, especially warm and crispy, not long out of the oven (just wait for the filling to cool sufficiently). Apple turnovers with puff pastry are so easy to prepare that you need not reserve them for guests - homemade apple turnovers are a great everyday treat for you and your family too.

For the apple turnover filling, I used lovely, fresh Cosmic Crisp Washington apples. This large, juicy apple variety has a firm, crisp texture. Cosmic Crisp® apples are crispier and sweeter than other varieties, and naturally slow to brown. The Cosmic Crisp was classically bred at Washington State University and is non-GMO. Cosmic Crisp apples are perfect for snacking, cooking and baking, due to their sweetness and crispy texture.

*This post is sponsored by Cosmic Crisp Washington apples. All opinions are authentic and my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.*

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Easy Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipe

Easy Vegan Zucchini Bread

This easy, healthy vegan zucchini bread recipe is a cinch to make, with natural ingredients that are easy to access.

At first glance, the zucchini isn't the flashiest of vegetables. It won't claim top prize among superfood vegetables like kale and broccoli. Zucchini is a little pale, perhaps a smidge bland. But this summer squash (which is botanically classified as a fruit) has lots to boast of, including plenty of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds. 

As we zoodle lovers know, zucchini also makes for a great low calorie, healthy noodle with a pleasant texture. In our house, we like to mix lightly sautéed zoodles into regular pasta to serve with traditional marinara sauce. It helps to increase our daily intake of vegetables in an easy and delicious way. Zucchini is also a low carb alternative to noodles for people with type 2 diabetes. Plus, zucchini is high in antioxidants, water and both soluble and insoluble fibre.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew With Chive Dumplings On The Reducetarian Website


This hearty vegan stew recipe offers the warm comfort of a tasty fall meal with the added benefit of nutritious ingredients such as chickpeas, sweet potato and carrots.

While I mourn the end of summer, I am grateful for many aspects of fall, not the least of which is that it's time to turn to our favourite comfort meals. Soups and stews are easy, healthful additions to our weeknight meals. They also work really well for meal planning - you can make a big batch of soup or stew and refrigerate it for a few days or put it in the freezer for several weeks. 

This Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew With Chive Dumplings is a favourite plant-based recipe in our house. I admit that its success is largely due to the dumplings. These dumplings are so easy to make yet they are just the decadent-seeming, delicious touch that this healthy stew recipe needs to bring it from tasty to fabulous. 

Head over to Reducetarian.org to get the recipe.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

DIY Mindfulness Flashcards for Children, Made With Cricut



These DIY mindfulness flashcards for kids, made with Cricut, are a tool that parents and caregivers can use to help children cope with their worries and process emotions.


I cannot think of anybody who doesn’t have good reason to be stressed right now. At a time when everyday stresses are compounded with the universal stresses caused by a global pandemic, parents and caregivers are worried not only about their own anxiety, but that of the children in their care.

I made these mindfulness flashcards with the help of my Cricut Maker and Cricut Joy cutting machines. (You don’t need both machines. I’ll explain further.) The idea is to create a whole set of flashcards so that when kids are feeling stressed, hurt or angry, they can grab a card at random and perform the activities that the card suggests.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This post contains affiliate links.