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Pumpkin Truffles

Pumpkin Truffles- made with pumpkin purée, coconut oil, almond butter, and maple syrup!

Here is a nice healthy treat for you this Holiday season. Who doesn’t want that, right??

This is the type of dessert you can have and truly not feel guilty about.

Pumpkin Truffles- made with pumpkin purée, coconut oil, almond butter, and maple syrup!

They are made with 3 of my favorite healthy dessert ingredients:

Almond butter.

Coconut oil.

Maple syrup.

Pumpkin Truffles- made with pumpkin purée, coconut oil, almond butter, and maple syrup!

I’ve made soooooo many incredibly delicious things out of these ingredients, I’ve completely lost track. There was the Chocolate Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge (a favorite in my household amongst the kids!), Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bakes (another family favorite), Coconut Pecan Macaroons, Pumpkin Pie, Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Crunch Bars…. [click to continue…]

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies- made with oat flour, almond butter, and coconut oil! #vegan

These. Were. Ah. Mazing. Ohhhhhhh, my goodness. I LOVE chocolate and Peppermint!! Truly one of my favorite flavor combinations. That and chocolate-coffee. Really, you can't go wrong with chocolate anything.... And putting together a delicious cookie that is made from... Read More

Chocolate Crunch Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Crunch Pie | 100% naturally sweetened with only maple syrup!

Pumpkin Pie is easily my favorite Holiday dessert. And luckily for me, it is SUPER easy to veganize! Last year I made this Pumpkin Pie. A very traditional pie- a lightly sweetened pumpkin custard in a pie crust. To be... Read More

Butternut Squash, Apple, and Sage Burgers

Butternut Squash, Apple, and Sage Veggie Burgers | thegreenforks.com #vegan

I am a big squash advocate. Squash in all forms- acorn, spaghetti, pumpkin, delicata, jester, and naturally, butternut. And all its relatives as well- sweet potato included. Being able to eat squash for months on end really helps me get... Read More

Sweet Potato Biscuits

AMAZING vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits with coconut oil | TheGreenForks.com #vegan

Biscuits were practically a foreign food to me growing up. If on the extremely rare occasion we did have biscuits, they always came from a tube. My family was definitely a processed food household. 'From scratch' wasn't a real concept to... Read More

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting!

I've been having serious cravings for a nice pumpkin cake lately. Specifically Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.... Mmmmmmmm!! Alas, my days with cream cheese are long gone :( But, I can still enjoy a nice fat slice of fluffy... Read More

Creamy Vegan Green Bean Casserole with Almond Crumble Topping

The BEST Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Every family has their own special Holiday menu. And the idea of taking any of those special dishes and turning them into something "healthier" can be slightly unappealing... Since becoming vegan, I've had to bite the bullet and change almost... Read More

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies- Naturally sweetened and VEGAN!

I've been really big into making my own Pumpkin Purée lately. It's not too terribly difficult and you get such great flavor. Plus!! It's always nice to not eat something that comes out of an aluminum can when you can... Read More

Savory Pumpkin-Walnut Pie

Savory Walnut-Pumpkin Pie. Perfect main dish @ Holidays for vegetarians and vegans! #vegan

November is upon us and sooner than we always expect so will be the Holidays! I, for one, am jumping for joy. This is the first year in five years that I have been home for the Holidays. Granted, I would... Read More

Chocolate Almond Butter Spread

Chocolate Almond Butter- all natural

For months I was roasting and skinning hazelnuts to keep a constant supply of Homemade Nutella in my house. Scarlett had become addicted to Peanut Butter-Nutella Sandwiches during our diet change. And who was I to stop such a beneficial love affair??... Read More

Maple Vanilla Muffins

Maple Vanilla Muffins - Naturally Sweet Vegan Muffins

Once upon a time, muffins were my favorite treat. I used to love going to the grocery store bakery and picking up one of those over-sized muffins to treat myself. Blueberry, specifically. I'm a big fan. I still really like... Read More