Toasted Mushroom Rice with Coffee Roasted Asparagus (plant-based & gluten-free)

How about a quick recipe to kick off November? Because as we barge straight into the holidays—when family members suddenly feel entitled to our attention—we’re going to need that extra time. Plus, this dish’s simplicity, wholesome ingredients, and surprisingly deep flavors makes it a perfect addition for potlucks, Friendsgivings, or light weekday dinners. Before you…

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Espresso Cookie Butter Pastry Cream Filled Donuts (vegan)

Our first donut recipe is hands down one of our favorites. Why? Well, for one, it’s the result of excessive testing (we’re talking days, guys) and two, we take donuts seriously, so if they’re anything less than perfect, they ain’t gon’ cut it. They gotta be fresh, soft, pillowy, tender, and never, ever cake-y. Lord knows…

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Fudgy Brownie Crackle Cookies with Espresso, Almond, & Sea Salt Accents (vegan)

These cookies are pretty much everything you want in a brownie. They have that crinkley top with lightly crisp edges, but when you sink your teeth into them you’re greeted with a chewy & fudgy center. Their chocolatey-ness is elevated by adding subtle amounts of espresso powder, almond extract, and sea salt, none of which…

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Coffee Liqueur Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings and Biscoff Cookie Crumbles (vegan)

Guys… THIS IS OUR FIRST EVER ICE CREAM RECIPE! It’s time for a celebration! AN ICE CREAM CELEBRATION.  Before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk nerd stuff before getting straight to the recipe. If you don’t like food science and knowing why you do things then you can skip this part but… I think…

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How to Make Chai Tea Concentrate

If you frequent coffee shops and cafes, then chai tea is no stranger to you. Its spicy flavors, sweet cinnamon notes, and fragrant aromas make it a heart-warming drink that has Fall written all over it.  While chai tea is indeed a blend of tea you can buy in tea bags, most coffee shops make…

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Ca Phe Sua Da – Vietnamese Iced Coffee w/ Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk (sugar-free, vegan & Plant Paradox-friendly)

Ca Phe Sua Da is the crack-cocaine of the coffee world. A few sips of this strong espresso mixed with sweetened condensed milk and your head will be buzzing, heart racing, and you’ll be walking back up to the counter to order more. I think of Vietnamese coffee kind of like I do edibles: I…

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Moist Coffee Infused Cake w/ Spiced Chai Frosting & Dark Chocolate Drizzle (Plant Paradox-friendly, vegan, lectin-free, sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free)

When I think of grand desserts, I think of cake. Something about those layers of creamy frosting sandwiched between layers of fluffy cake, decorated with other edible delights like chocolate, more frosting, whipped cream, more frosting, and… well, you get where I’m going. To add to my infatuation, cakes/cupcakes are one of the few pastries…

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Sugar-Free French Vanilla Creamer (vegan & Plant Paradox friendly)

I admit, I’ve started to miss coffee creamers since cutting out sugar. It’s not the sweetness  or the flavors that I miss. Rather, it’s the simplicity of adding one thing to your coffee before it’s good to go. For the past couple of months, my habit’s been to heat up coconut milk on the stove…

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Sweet Potato Spice Latté (sugar-free, Plant Paradox friendly, & vegan)

In the last post I said that along with the changing of seasons comes my incessant desire to eat sweet potatoes 24/7 – did you think I was kidding? With pumpkin spice lattés, popcorn, cookies, hand soap (yes, hand soap), and other souvenirs, it’s hard not to want in on the craze, no matter how…

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Sweet & Salty Coffee Smoothie

What constitutes a better breakfast than some pre-chewed mush, am I right?!? In all actuality, that pre-chewed mush works to our benefit – when a smoothie such as this is ingested, less energy is required for digestion, meaning the body can use that energy on productive things, such as writing, doing that thing you’ve been putting off…

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French Press Latté

Introducing: the french press latte. The perfect way to get your latte fix without an espresso maker. This coffee is: creamy, frothy, lightly sweetened, and easy/inexpensive to make. The coolest part? When quality coffee is blended with fats, such as coconut oil, our brains can make better use of the caffeine, leading to a longer,…

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