Posts tagged Treats
Mixed Berry Oat Crisp (GF/Vegan) Recipe + Sustainable Organic Food Farming

When I found out that I’d be going to the Pacific Northwest to go to see Cascadian Farm for myself in person with The FeedfeedCascadian Farm, I knew that it would be beautiful out there— I just wasn’t prepared for how incredibly scenic it all is and also how much I’d learn about farming practices. It’s so important to know how big of a difference companies can make if they make a commitment to it, and what we as informed consumers can also do to support our food and Earth.

It was also personally just fun to see where the berries for my Blueberry Lavender Tonic came from, as well at the mixed berries for this droolworthy, gluten-free + vegan Mixed Berry Oat Crisp recipe…

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Choco Chaga Tahini Cookies (GF, DF) Recipe and all about Chaga Mushrooms

I haven't baked spontaneously in what essentially feels like eons, but all I wanted the other night was something chewy and chocolatey without being overly sweet. I was just rummaging for whatever I had offhand and these just came together so quickly.

Knocked these Choco Chaga Tahini Cookies right outta the park the first go around: filled with raw cacao, chaga mushroom powder, tahini, collagen, oat flour, and date syrup, this cookie is actually kind of packed with good for you, immunity boosting nutrients! And it is SO GOOD warm with a glass of oat milk. Now, let's talk about CHAGA for a hot sec.

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Collagen Fat Balls Two Ways: Cinnamon Pecan Chia + Sesame Tahini Walnut

So fat balls are all the rage lately. They are definitely an awesome way to pack in the nutrients with multiple sources of superfoods in a delicious bite-sized snack. So, I made these for my mom for that exact reason!

I wasn't sure which flavors she would like, so I came up with two varieties. Thankfully, she loved both! The Cinnamon Pecan Chia with Maca smelled like a cinnamon bun and tasted like snickerdoodle cookie dough, then the Sesame Tahini Walnut tasted like halva + cookie dough simultaneously! The method to make them is the same, but I've included both variations below.

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Golden Fuel Tarts

I connected with Rezel because she had ordered some Golden Fuel, but little did I know at the time how talented of a recipe developer and food photographer she is! Her blog is full of innovative recipes that are not actually hard to make for how beautiful and "fancy" they may seem from the beautiful photos.

Then she made these stunning Golden Fuel Tarts that just floored us. Not only are they just beautiful to begin with, but these tarts use coconut cream and healthy nuts to make them gluten-free, dairy-free, and NO BAKE...

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RecipesMinna LeeLive 24k, Treats
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookie Sandwiches with Cranberry Chia Jam: Cookie Swap

Baking was my first love in the kitchen. Long before I started to learn how to cook, I was using a hand mixer and learning my way through over-beating cookie dough, making cakes, and generally getting covered in flour and butter.

Then Hashimoto's happened. And while I initially tried making my own gluten-free flour to continue baking, I just found it too labor intensive and I started viewing baking as too tedious to indulge in, time-wise. So that hand mixer of mine got relegated to collecting a bit of dust, especially given how crazy things have been lately.

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Bananas Foster Yogurt

I first saw caramelized bananas appear in my friend Nadja's beautiful Instagram feed, where I did a double-take because it looked like she had put scallops on her chocolate oatmeal bowl. Thankfully she clarified it in her caption

While it looked delicious, I'm not normally a fan of cooked bananas, as I'm the type of weirdo that likes bananas with zero sign of brown spots and a bit underripe. They can just be too sweet for me and mushy sometimes. But then my friend Joscelyn of the beautiful food blog, Wife Mama Foodie, posted a delicious recipe for Bananas Foster Oatmeal. The shot of...

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Lemon-Raspberry Chia Hand Pies + Pie Crust Cutout Tutorials

After having so many of you guys request the recipe and instructions for how I made my handpies I posted on my Instagram awhile back, and also the pie I made for my family's Thanksgiving- I am finally sharing it with you guys! 

This post will cover my Raspberry-Lemon Chia Hand Pies, as well as how to make the fun crust I did for my Apple Cider Caramel Pie from Food52 that I made for Thanksgiving...

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RecipesMinna LeeTreats, Cooking
Matcha Peppermint Bark

How would you like to receive a tin of this gorgeously festive matcha peppermint bark for the holidays?

Edible gifts are my favorite kind to make and give. There's something about the process of creating and making something for someone that gives a present a special, personalized touch. Growing up, my family never had any "signature" holiday treats. For a lot of my friends, they'll talk about...

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RecipesMinna LeeSnacks, Treats, Matcha
Vegan Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes with Cashew Cream

Let's be real here: I feel like I basically had cake for breakfast. And I pretty much did.

Anyone else struggle with keeping pancakes warm before you serve them in a stack? I know you can do the plate in the oven thing, but I just have never bothered. With these, I actually preferred them to be room temperature with the refrigerated cashew cream in there- it really made it taste like cake. These vegan + gluten-free buckwheat pancakes would be an amazing Christmas breakfast to make for your family!

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