1 Medjool Date
1 TBL Veg Cuisine Soy Bleu cheese, crumbled
1 walnut

Make a slit lengthwise in date. Carefully remove pit. Stuff date with crumbled bleu cheese. Top with walnut.

Makes 1 stuffed date


1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup Earth Balance (dairy-free butter), softened
2 egg replacers (2 TBL of Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer whisked with 6 TBL of water)
4 heaping TBL of Tofutti Sour Cream (dairy-free)
2 mashed very ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 TBL ground flaxseed
Optional add-ins: walnuts, chocolate chip morsels

Lemony Icing:
2 cups powdered confectioners sugar
juice of 1 lemon (about 4 TBL)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 1 loaf pan (or 2 mini loaf pans). In stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add in prepared egg replacer while mixer is on low. Add in Tofutti sour cream, bananas, and vanilla and mix well, stopping mixer and scraping down sides of bowl. On lowest speed, add in flour, baking soda, and flax and blend until combined. Add in optional ingredients and mix to combine.

Pour batter into load pan. Bake for 70 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes in pan. Turn out onto wire rack lined with parchment paper and continue to cool before cutting, about 30 minutes.  Ice the top of the entire loaf and decorate with walnuts, or use the icing for individual slices and drizzle on cut slice prior to serving.

In a medium bowl, blend icing ingredients together with a hand mixer. Save and use on cooled loaf.

Tip: Sprinkle one end of the loaf with a few chocolate chip morsels, the other end with walnuts, and leave the middle alone. This will satisfy all taste-buds in your household. Use a spoon to work the added pieces down into the loaf prior to baking. If you use mini loaf pans, the baking time is approximately 45 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted to test for doneness comes out clean.

½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats
¼ cup Earth Balance, softened
¼ cup brown sugar
4 cups frozen berries (used mixed or any of your favorites)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, oats, Earth Balance, and brown sugar until combined. In a 8” or 9” baking dish, lay in frozen berries. Crumble flour oat topping over the berries to cover. Place a piece of aluminum foil under the pie dish to catch any spills. Bake for 65 minutes. Serve warm garnished with a scoop of vanilla soy ice cream or some SoyaToo Rice Whip or Soy Whip topping.

*can make in individual ramekins if preferred.


4 oz organic baby spinach (fresh or chopped frozen)
1/2 cup soymilk
1/2 cup pomegranate cherry juice
1 banana
1 cup frozen cherries
2 TBL ground flaxseed
1 TBL cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In a blender, add spinach with soymilk and juice and puree for 1 minute. Add in remaining ingredients and puree until blended and smooth. Enjoy!

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2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (use cake flour if you prefer)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup Silk Original Creamer
2 TBL Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer (whisk the 2 TBL with 6 TBL of water and set aside)
2 TBL red food coloring
1 tsp apple cider vinegar (use white distilled if you prefer)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Line 2 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners.

In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In a large bowl, mix  the oil, Silk, prepared egg replacer, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla with an electric mixer.  Add the sifted dry ingredients to the large bowl and beat until combined and smooth.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins (about 2/3 full). Bake in oven for 20-22 minutes, turning pans half way through to guarantee even baking. Test to see if done by sticking a toothpick in the center of a cupcake (should come out dry). Remove from oven and cool before frosting.

Make frosting recipe below while cupcakes cool.

2 8 oz containers of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, softened
2 sticks Earth Balance, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ powdered sugar, sifted

In a large bowl, add the Tofutti, Earth Balance and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar and beat at low speed until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy.

Frost cooled cupcakes. Garnish with sprinkles if you like. Enjoy!

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2 scoops of dairy-free mint flavored ice cream (So Delicious Mint Chip)
1 cup frozen spinach
1 TBL flax oil
1 cup Silk Soy Original

Put all ingredients in a blender and puree/blend until smooth and shake consistency.

Serves 1 adult or 2 snack size for kids.

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8 oz chocolate chip morsels (I like Whole Foods 365 vegan (dairy-free) brand)
6 Popsicle sticks
2 large yellow bananas, peeled and each banana cut into 3 pieces (this will net 6 small banana pieces)
any nut you like (crushed)

Prepare your nuts. I ended up using 6 different kinds (unsalted slivered almonds, unsalted cashew pieces, raw pecan pieces, unsalted macadamias, salted marcona almonds, and pistachio nutmeats) since I couldn’t make up my mind. I put a tiny amount of each nut in its own zip-lock bag and used a rolling pin to crush the nuts. Each dipped banana has a different nut coating.

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper to lay completed banana pieces on. Insert a popsicle stick in each banana piece.

Melt the chocolate. Place chocolate chip morsels in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat for another 30 seconds and stir until melted and the chocolate is smooth. Dip banana pieces, one at a time, in the melted chocolate. Spoon on chocolate where needed to cover the banana. Dip one banana piece and then cover it in nuts at a time. After doing 3 pieces, you may need to reheat the chocolate for only 10 seconds and stir to finish covering bananas. In the end, each banana piece will be dipped and sprinkled with nuts, unless you prefer a few nut-free.

Refrigerate for 20 minutes so that chocolate can set. Stays in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

This is a safe and fun recipe for kids. It’s quick and easy to make, and the cleanup is minimal. Grandparents will love making this with their grandchildren too!

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1 cup dairy-free butter (Earth Balance), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered confectioners sugar
1 egg replacer (1 TBL Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer whisked with 3 TBL water)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar

In a stand mixer, combine dairy-free butter, sugar and powered sugar. Beat at medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl until combined and creamy. Add in prepared egg replacer and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Reduce speed to low and add in flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Scrap down sides of bowl and continue to beat until combined. Divide dough and wrap each half in saran wrap (plastic wrap). Freeze for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Flour a flat surface to roll out the dough. Roll out one half of the dough to 1/4 inch thickness, keeping the other in the freezer until ready to use.  Use cookie cutters to cut out dough and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 7-10 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack or parchment paper to cool completely before icing and decorating.

Makes about 4-5 dozen, depending on the size of cookie cutters used.

Decorate to your liking. Use Lemony Icing recipe for a lemon flavor. Or try pre-made dairy-free icings in a variety of colors, or this icing recipe:

5 cups powdered sugar
4 TBL water
2 TBL dairy-free butter (Earth Balance), softened
2 TBL light corn syrup
food colors of your choice

In a medium bowl, add all icing ingredients and beat at medium speed until combined. Adjust consistency by adding 1/2 tsp of water at a time. Tint with various colors in separate bowls. Decorate cookies with icing and let stand until hardened, about 6 hours or overnight.

Tips: I like to line my baking sheets with parchment paper for even baking and easy cleanup.

Rather than icing all of the cookies, try sprinkling cut-outs with sanding sugars and gently press into the dough before baking.

Finished cookies keep well in the freezer in an air tight container or zip-lock freezer baggie. They even taste great when frozen.

If you give away as holiday gifts, always use food grade clear wrap bags. Container Store or baking supply shops will sell these.

Make a double batch of dough and keep half frozen for the next holiday. This recipe is great for all holidays.

1 1/2 sticks of dairy-free butter (3/4 cups) (Earth Balance)
3 cups sugar
5 oz of Mimic Creme (cream substitute)
1 1/2 packages of chocolate chip morsels (Whole Foods 365 vegan green bag)
1 10 oz container Ricemellow Creme
2 tsp vanilla
walnuts for topping
marshmallows (Dandies air-puffed marshmallows) for topping

Line 9×13 or smaller pan with parchment paper, allowing paper to line the inside sides of the pan. This will make it easy to remove the fudge once chilled.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter, sugar and mimic creme. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium so it still boils but not over-boils. Stir constantly for 4-5 minutes while mixture boils and froths.

Remove from heat, add in vanilla, chocolate chip morsels and ricemellow creme.  Mix well until combined. Spread in lined pan and let set for 1 minute. Add marshmallows and walnuts (optional) and gently press into top of fudge. Adding marshmallows and walnuts turns this into rocky road. Freeze or refrigerate for 5-6 hours before removing from the pan and cutting. Once cut, store in airtight container and refrigerate or freeze.

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup Earth Balance, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs (Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer 2 TBL replacer whisked with 6 TBL water)
2 cups chocolate chip morsels (Whole Foods Vegan) *I like to add in an extra ¼ cup
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. While on low speed, slowly add egg replacer (already mixed and whisked with water). Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. On low speed add in chocolate chip morsels and nuts, if using, and combine for approx. 30 seconds. Using a rounded tablespoon, drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 9-11 minutes until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool. Enjoy with your favorite milk alternative (Rice, Almond or Soy)!

If you live in higher elevation (5200 feet), increase flour to 2 ½ cups and add 2 tsp water with flour. Reduce granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

They keep great in the freezer, just put in a ziplock bag.