Black Bean Brownies Jillian Harris
Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies Jillian Harris

  • June 2, 2022

I swear that all I’ve wanted to do was blog all week to give you this recipe, but it’s taken me forever to sit down write and edit with everything else going on.This time I’m working with two wonderful girls who actually have food blogs themselves so they are really able to think strategically about branding, design elements and techy stuff that I don’t get.It’s such a busy time with the brands I work on (outside of this blog), so I’ve been a little consumed with planning.Today I even helped food style on a video shoot which is always a fun experience!After the shoot was over today, I came home and ran 4 miles around a lake near my apartment.It’s finally getting nice out so I’m trying to take advantage of being in the sunshine pretty much every single moment I can.It’s a popular recipe but I wanted to remake them with a vegan AND gluten free twist.Plus there’s no extra oils or butter used, just healthy fats from a ripe avocado to keep you satisfied.And remember to tag your Ambitious Kitchen creations on Instagram so I can see what you’re making #ambitiouskitchen. .

Coconut Chickpea Greens +O Brownies

Coconut Chickpea Greens +O Brownies

Coconut Chickpea Greens +O Brownies

Correct me if I’m wrong, but nothing beats a dessert that’s also healthy.Scouring the grocery aisles for something healthy, store-bought and sweet is next to impossible (if you do find something, buy the entire shelf).I can’t believe how easy, delicious, AND healthy the finished product was – all at the same time!!!These babies kick my sweet tooth in the butt while still being healthy, and give that extra bit of energy with the addition of Genuine Health Vegan Greens +O.¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil.Combine all ingredients except the coconut and chocolate chips in a blender and mix until smooth.Stir ¼ c. of the coconut into the mixture and pour into the prepared pan or mold.Sprinkle the brownies with the shredded coconut and the chocolate chips (you can alternate or combine them, completely up to you!Remove from the oven and let it rest in the pan for 15-20 minutes before cutting. .

50 Very Good Plant-Based Holiday Recipes – The Very Good

50 Very Good Plant-Based Holiday Recipes – The Very Good

50 Very Good Plant-Based Holiday Recipes – The Very Good

The thought of menu planning a delicious plant-based feast (or even a show-stopping potluck dish) may induce sweating and heart racing but fear not - we’ve got the Very Good solution to keep you calm all season long.We’ve rounded up 50 of our vegan holiday favourites to take the guesswork (and utter panic) out of cooking and devouring a lovely cruelty-free meal.You’ll find options for breakfasts, appetizers, mains, sides and desserts that are perfect for any gathering.Whether you’re cooking a meal for an all-vegan crowd or looking to make things more inclusive, these delicious vegan dishes are sure to please everyone at the table.Bean Butcher Tip: Top these puppies with our BBQ Pulled Jackfruit for a savoury spin.Bean Butcher Tip: Slap a Very Good Burger or Smokin' Burger patty underneath the tofu egg for extra bean fuel.Gingerbread Granola with Maple Spiced Almond Milk by Jillian Harris.Bean Butcher Tip: Our brand new Charcuterie Box has all the plant-based meats you'll need for the ultimate spread.Vegan Sweet & Spicy Chex Mix by The Pretty Bee.Vegan Ginger Maple Bacon Wrapped Tofu by Glue & Glitter.Bean Butcher Tip: Wrap our Very Good Bacon around these bad boys.Buffalo Cauli Wings by Food with Feeling (just like the ones we make in our Butcher Shop!).Christmas Tree Bread Rolls by Jillian Harris.Sundried Tomato & Basil Pinwheels by Minimalist Baker.Bean Butcher Tip: Layer in some Roast Beast for a meaty texture!Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Cranberry Chutney by Joyful Healthy Eats.Bean Butcher Tip: Give a more robust filling to the pumpkin by adding our Very British Bangers.Vegan Caramel Apple Donut Holes by Sweetly Raw.Vegan White Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge by Sweetly Raw. .

Vegan Almond Butter Bars

Vegan Almond Butter Bars

Vegan Almond Butter Bars

I love to get my supply at Bulk Barn foods as you can buy as much (or as little) as you like (at a great price!!).These not-too-sweet bars are whipped up in a food processor and make the perfect treat … they are also completely vegan!They freeze nicely, making them awesome for last-minute guests or a healthier weekday treat to pop in your work lunch (just wrap them individually).Print Vegan Almond Butter Bars Recipe by From the Kitchen of Jillian Harris Ingredients 1 cup old fashioned oats.¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips Directions Preheat the oven to 350F and grease and line a 9×9” square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra hanging over the edges.In a medium bowl combine the almond butter, maple syrup, and ¼ cup vegan margarine.Bake until the edges and top are a very light golden brown, 20-25 minutes and set aside to cool. .

Shipshapeeatworthy (Halifax, NS, Canada)'s review of Fraiche Food

Shipshapeeatworthy (Halifax, NS, Canada)'s review of Fraiche Food

Shipshapeeatworthy (Halifax, NS, Canada)'s review of Fraiche Food

Surprisingly, I found that some of the recipes differed from the ones my own Baba made -- they make their Kutia by first oven-roasting the wheatberries before boiling them and then serve it with cream once the wheat berries have finished cooking, for example.Just as creamy and hearty as it's poultry counterpart -- I think I even preferred the biscuit topping (tender and flaky) to the more traditional puff pastry crust.There aren't many things my husband and daughter won't eat.This recipe is great for younger kids to help with as it is made entirely in the blender and little hands do an excellent job of scattering the coconut and chocolate chunks over the batter.We made sure to serve them with a drizzle of the Vegan Caramel Sauce.I've found this to be a very cookable cookbook -- easy to source ingredients, well-written recipes with detailed steps and photos.The recipes are divided into 9 chapters: Celebration Menus, Breakfasts, Appetizers + Snacks, Salads + Soups, Main Dishes, Veggies + Sides, Desserts, Drinks, and Vegan Substitutes.It seems like the perfect hearty meal to have on hand.As they speak much about their large family in the introduction, they point out how cooking for larger groups can be a fraught experience if there are many dietary needs or restrictions to consider. .

A Q&A with One of My Biggest Inspirations: Erin Ireland

A Q&A with One of My Biggest Inspirations: Erin Ireland

A Q&A with One of My Biggest Inspirations: Erin Ireland

Today I’m sharing something really special with you, something that’s near and dear to my heart from someone who has been one of the main reasons why I’ve made so many lifestyle changes over the years.Erin Ireland is the Editor of itstodiefor.ca, a site that aims to connect readers with the best vegan restaurants, recipes, and products in existence.During my college volleyball years living in South Carolina, I even referred to myself proudly as a carnivore (despite considering myself an animal lover).I did sometimes think about the animals and what they had to go through in order to arrive at my plate, but since everyone I knew ate meat and the industry was so huge and inspected by governing bodies, I figured the system must be just.Joaquin Phoenix, who narrated the doc, said, “Of all the films I have ever made, this is the one that gets people talking the most.” (Here’s a YouTube link to the free documentary, if you’re interested.).Earthlings is what really opened my eyes, but before then, I think on some level I knew that once I dove into learning about animal farming, I wouldn’t like what I found.A hurdle for some who are transitioning can be social situations surrounding food (dinner parties, work events, family gatherings, etc).What I’ve learned is that communicating openly and in advance helps to minimize negative reactions from non-vegan friends, colleagues, and family.When it feels appropriate, I’ll offer to bring a dish to share, make restaurants suggestions, or contribute in some other way.I feel like this approach has led to many of my friends and family showing curiosity towards the plant-based lifestyle and asking about meal ideas and plant-based ingredient substitutions.I think one of the hardest parts of being vegan is knowing what animals are going through in the meat, dairy and egg industry and not being able to stop it.It can feel frustrating to realize that plant-based eating can actually be really delicious and satisfying (not to mention health- promoting) then having to wait for the world to catch on!Plant-based diets could solve so many global issues from climate change to animal cruelty to rampant lifestyle diseases, and I wish I could help everyone to see this.Fortunately, we’re living in a day and age where the vast majority of grocery stores out there have decent vegan products.And if they don’t, virtually everyone has access to age-old plant-based staples, like grains, beans, bread, peanut butter, hummus, tofu, vegetables… the list goes on!Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss ice creams are widely available and they’re amazingly creamy and delicious!By focusing on the animals, learning what happens to them, visiting sanctuaries and making the connection that they are here with us, not for us, you will be so unbelievably motivated to figure out how to go vegan, it will seem easy 😉.Past year one, if she had needed a ‘white substance’ in her bottle for comfort (she didn’t), I would have chosen soy milk.In the movie Meet The Fockers, actor Robert De Niro states that anything with nipples can make milk.After four to six years of pregnancies and births, when the mama cows’ bodies are spent, their reward is a trip to the slaughterhouse where they’re killed for hamburger meat.If you’re as shocked as I was to learn this, watch this great clip from the BBC about a dairy farmer who’s trying to make some positive changes on his ranch.Going off dairy also drastically reduced the adult acne I experienced in my late teens / early twenties.If you’d like to read more about milk, here is a great resource from Dr. Neal Barnard on some of the myths about dairy that marketers have perpetuated for decades.I rely on some simple tricks to making foods delicious, like adding fat (vegan butter, avocado, tahini, oil), acid (lemon, lime, vinegar) and sea salt.A yummy sauce, which could be as simple as olive oil and lemon juice or tahini mixed with water and tamari. .

Book Club Tuesday: Fraiche Food, Full Hearts – Shipshape Eatworthy

Book Club Tuesday: Fraiche Food, Full Hearts – Shipshape Eatworthy

Book Club Tuesday: Fraiche Food, Full Hearts – Shipshape Eatworthy

It felt like I had been living under a rock because I had never heard of Wesszer’s blog, Fraiche Nutrition, and I had missed the boat with Harris’ segue into recipes and food.A few of the moms have told me that they appreciate how genuine Harris seems on her social media, and that she often discusses topics, such as pregnancy and postpartum, in order to promote a wider conversation.Surprisingly, I found that some of the recipes differed from the ones my own Baba made — they make their Kutia by first oven-roasting the wheatberries before boiling them and then serve it with cream once the wheat berries have finished cooking, for example.Harris and Wesszer have done an excellent job creating non-meat versions of classic meaty favourites — pot pie, Wellington, and Bolognese.Just as creamy and hearty as it’s poultry counterpart — I think I even preferred the biscuit topping (tender and flaky) to the more traditional puff pastry crust.This recipe is great for younger kids to help with as it is made entirely in the blender and little hands do an excellent job of scattering the coconut and chocolate chunks over the batter.The recipes are divided into 9 chapters: Celebration Menus, Breakfasts, Appetizers + Snacks, Salads + Soups, Main Dishes, Veggies + Sides, Desserts, Drinks, and Vegan Substitutes.It’s definitely a recipe I’d love to make for my family, and I’ll do as Harris and Wesszer suggest — batch cook a double portion to freeze.Roasted beets add the beautiful colour and earthy sweetness and, the whole sauce benefits from a few bright splashes of lemon juice.This book offers useful menus and some tips for hosting, as well as giving home cooks easy, manageable recipes that are delicious.If you’re curious to see how I’ve enjoyed Fraiche Food Full, Hearts with my family then, click on my custom Instagram hashtag #eatworthyfraichefood or my dedicated Facebook post. .

Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and

Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and

Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and

Surprisingly, I found that some of the recipes differed from the ones my own Baba made -- they make their Kutia by first oven-roasting the wheatberries before boiling them and then serve it with cream once the wheat berries have finished cooking, for example.Harris and Wesszer have done an excellent job creating non-meat versions of classic meaty favourites -- pot pie, Wellington, and Bolognese.Just as creamy and hearty as it's poultry counterpart -- I think I even preferred the biscuit topping (tender and flaky) to the more traditional puff pastry crust.There aren't many things my husband and daughter won't eat.This recipe is great for younger kids to help with as it is made entirely in the blender and little hands do an excellent job of scattering the coconut and chocolate chunks over the batter.We made sure to serve them with a drizzle of the Vegan Caramel Sauce.I've found this to be a very cookable cookbook -- easy to source ingredients, well-written recipes with detailed steps and photos.The recipes are divided into 9 chapters: Celebration Menus, Breakfasts, Appetizers + Snacks, Salads + Soups, Main Dishes, Veggies + Sides, Desserts, Drinks, and Vegan Substitutes.It seems like the perfect hearty meal to have on hand.As they speak much about their large family in the introduction, they point out how cooking for larger groups can be a fraught experience if there are many dietary needs or restrictions to consider. .

From Peanut Butter Brownie Cups to Probiotic Apple Butter: Our Top

From Peanut Butter Brownie Cups to Probiotic Apple Butter: Our Top

From Peanut Butter Brownie Cups to Probiotic Apple Butter: Our Top

Risotto takes time to make, so pour yourself a glass of good wine, turn on some chill music, and warm up your stirring arm!This Fermented Probiotic Apple Butter by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is easy and healthy!The probiotic bacteria digest the sugars in the apple butter, making it slightly less sweet and with a yogurt-like tanginess.Plus, the fermented apple butter is packed full with gut-healing healthy probiotic bacteria that aid digestion and your overall health.These heavenly bite-size Peanut Butter Brownie Cups by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez are easy and fun to make.The secret technique here is to use a cupcake pan, which gives them more crispy-chewy edges than a traditional square brownie.These luxurious baked treats are best hot and fresh from the oven, irresistibly melty and gooey.With very little prep time and a mouth-watering presentation, these S’mores Chia Pudding Parfaits by Angelina Papanikolaou will be your new favorite breakfast!These vegan Buckwheat Pancakes by Laine Rudolfa prove that Sunday breakfast can be classical, healthy and delicious.If you love nostalgic concepts or simply need a kid friendly recipe for this Halloween, check out these vegan Dirt and Worms Black Bean Brownies by Gabrielle St. Claire.In this recipe, crushed cookies act as the dirt on top of these delicious and fudgy brownies.These egg-free Meringue Ghosts by Fabio Gallo are super cute and delicious, and perfect for any Halloween party.Don’t forget to check out these recipes and thousands more by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone!For more Vegan Food, Health, Recipe, Animal and Life content published daily, don’t forget to subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter. .

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