Keepin' It Kind

Joining the vegan community was the best thing my husband and I have ever done (outside of marrying each other, of course).  We are so thrilled to be making a small contribution in helping to show the world that being vegan is simple, tasty, and rewarding on so many levels.  I am not an expert on cooking or veganism, though I am extremely passionate about both.  I am a self-taught/grandma-taught cook.  The recipes I share are what I have found to work best for me but I encourage you to play around in your kitchen- have fun, learn what works best for you, and share!

We believe that energy is contagious.  Just as anger breeds more anger and violence leads to more violence, we believe that happiness will bring more happiness and peace will breed more peace.  We hope that by sharing our kindness here, the kindness will spread and make the world a kinder place.

Gluten-Free, Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Date Bread

If you own my second book, But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan, then you may be familiar with the recipe for Grandma’s Famous Date Nut Bread. When I asked my husband’s family what family recipes they would like to see veganized, Grandma Hope’s Date Nut Bread was the first thing everyone suggested. It was [...] ...more

Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Spice Waffles

So I was thinking the other day and it occurred to me that the internet doesn’t seem to have enough pumpkin recipes. Sure, there might be the occasional pumpkin pie recipe, but there’s not really that much out there that demonstrate how versatile and delicious pumpkin is. The internet is virtually a pumpkin desert, so [...] The post Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Spice Waffles appeared first on Keepin' It Kind ....more

Double Berry Corncakes

I’ve talked before about my newfound love of corncakes, so it should be no surprise that when berries started showing up at the market, I needed to incorporate them into my corncake regimen. So behold: Double Berry Corncakes. But before I get to that, I want to talk about why I haven’t been posting here [...] The post Double Berry Corncakes appeared first on Keepin' It Kind ....more

Lemon-Thyme Triple Berry Crisp

Whenever the weather changes and the new seasonal produce starts showing up at the grocery store and at farmer’s markets, I’m thrilled. Every year, without fail, I will say to myself “Ooooh! Persimmons!, “Ooooh! ...more

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos with Pineapple Radish Salsa

This post is sponsored by Dole Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables. Dole compensated me for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine ....more

Not About Food: Me and My Smile

This essay was originally published on Medium...more

Gluten-Free, Vegan Popcorn Tofu

I became vegetarian (and then later vegan) before I was ever able to try popcorn chicken. I don’t consider this a loss. In fact, I never really thought about it until I was in Austin a couple of years ago ....more

Vanilla French Toast with Strawberry Sauce

Firstly, thank you to everyone who left such wonderful comments on my last post. It really means a lot to me and I love hearing from other women who are making/have made the same realization. Now, on to business… Are you looking for something awesome to make for this Sunday’s Easter Brunch? ...more

Not About Food: The Joy of Being Unlikeable

This essay was originally published on Medium. I will be publishing more non-food-related essays there and though some, like this one, will make their way over here, you should follow me on Medium so you can continue to read more of my work. Thank you so much for your support! ...more

Pumpkin Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you know how I avoid #pumpkinburnout in the fall? I don’t go crazy with pumpkin between October 1st and November 30th, trying to work it into every little dish I prepare. That’s a hard no ....more