This vegan banana bread is healthy, perfectly moist, and irresistibly delicious. Everyone who tries it is shocked to learn that it is low in fat and completely whole grain! While most banana bread recipes require a lot of butter or oil for moisture, this recipe is completely oil-free. Instead, I opted for reduced-fat coconut milk, providing softness and preventing the bread from being overly dense, a common issue with oil-free baked goods. Coconut milk is surprisingly rich in numerous minerals including copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. I know you will enjoy this healthy banana bread as much as we do!
I recently picked up painting and wanted to share a few tips for getting started. I've always been artistic (mainly into drawing), but had let the hobby dwindle in recent years. After picking it back up again, not only does my house look more fabulous, but I feel more creatively fulfilled and excited to pursue new things. I'm looking at the world through a "could I paint that?" lens. Here are my tips for getting started.
Discovering that dates can replace refined sugar in many recipes has been life changing! While I still use lightly processed sugars sparingly, medjool dates are by far my favorite way to sweeten all of my favorite treats! Surprisingly, they do not impart any noticeable flavor when mixed with other ingredients like chocolate, pumpkin, or peanut butter. They are the healthiest and most versatile sweetener I have come across.
From mixing them into baked goods to blending them into my favorite matcha latte, I incorporate medjool dates into my diet on a daily basis. I’m excited to share with you 10 of my all-time favorite date sweetened recipes. All of these recipes are vegan, healthy, and incredibly delicious!
Being an environmental scientist, I've spent years of my life living out of a tent in the field, and through extensive trial and error now have a pretty solid and stable repertoire in my pack. If you're new to backpacking and are planning a trip, here are my recommendations for reliable but affordable gear (just the basics!). These have all been field-tested by the pros (i.e. me and my field assistants :) ).
Click through after the break for many more gear recs!
When I went vegan five years ago, there were very few animal friendly purse brands to choose from. Over the years, it has been amazing to see vegan accessories enter the mainstream fashion world! Still, when it comes to leather-free bags it seems that most brands are either very high-end and overly expensive, or very low-end, à la Forever 21. It took me years to find high-quality vegan bags that don’t break the bank, and I am incredibly excited to finally share my go-to vegan-friendly purses with you. I am frequently stopped on the street and asked about my bags and people are consistently shocked to hear that they aren’t real leather. I’m here to tell you that you most certainly do not need to sacrifice fashion to live cruelty-free! Read on to see six amazing bags that are animal-free, affordable, and chic.