Snacks
Guide to Seeds (and a Nut-Free Trail Mix Recipe)

Guide to Seeds (and a Nut-Free Trail Mix Recipe)

Incorporating new changes into your diet can be easier than you think. If you are anything like me, I immediately correlate losing weight or getting healthy with what I can’t have when the truth of the matter it isn’t always about what you aren’t indulging in. It doesn’t always have to be about eliminating certain...
Cinnamon ABC Crackers (gluten-free vegan)

Cinnamon ABC Crackers (gluten-free vegan)

It’s official. I am entering that place in life where I can no longer do certain things with my body without negative repercussions. So here’s the deal: My job requires a lot of sitting at a computer. That, mixed with my dad’s terrible spinal genes (that’s a real thing, right? ha) causes for deep pain in my lower...
Homemade Cookie Crisp Cereal

Homemade Cookie Crisp Cereal

Remember on Saturday when I made homemade gluten-free vegan tortillas thanks to Lexie Croft’s Everyday Classics cookbook? Remember too that I hosted a giveaway of said cookbook in that same post? (If you missed out on that, the good news is that you can still purchase the book here and here). Well today I have for you...
Homemade Cheerios

Homemade Cheerios

DISCLAIMER:  I’m still working on figuring out how to make these cereals not get soggy too quickly when immersed in nondairy milk. So if you make these, you have been warned. I haven’t quite figured out how the cereal factories do it. If anything, just enjoy the pictures and possibilities.  The process of making homemade Cheerios...
Homemade Moon Pies

Homemade Moon Pies

I made you a special treat and wrapped them up in plastic. Can you guess what they are? Can you? Oh who am I kidding. You already know the answer since I gave it away with the title of this post. Note to self: Make these questions less obvious and more difficult. The answer is...
Homemade Vegan Doritos - 3 Different Flavors

Homemade Vegan Doritos – 3 Different Flavors

The idea of making Homemade Vegan Doritos really originated from this Vegan Nacho Cheese Dorito seasoning recipe (pure genius) from Vegan Richa, which in return inspired me to take it one step further. I had to make them into chips! I know, shocker right? If you know me, you know about my chip obsession. So I...
Gluten-free Vegan Nutter Butter Bites

Gluten-free Vegan Nutter Butter Bites

Oatmeal Cream Pies, Animal Crackers…and now gluten-free vegan Nutter Butter Bites?! I’ve gone mad, I tell you, MAD. I’m a woman obsessed with all-things childhood favorite treats. Even Matt took a bite out of one of these and with eyes wide open he said, “Dude, those taste like the real deal.” No, actually he said...
Homemade Animal Crackers

Homemade Animal Crackers

Okay, have a seat my friend. Then again, you probably are already sitting down as you read this so humor me here and re-enact the motion of sitting down. So I’ve been super inspired this week. I’m reconnecting with my original roots here on Fork & Beans. Through this mini facelift that I just underwent–the...
Homemade Chocolate Teddy Grahams

Homemade Chocolate Teddy Grahams

I’m always an advocate for balance. I have been through the wringer with a variety of diets (you can read about my weight loss story here) but the only thing that has actually kept my mind in a good place with food but has kept the weight off was removing this pendulum shift of going to extremes in my...
Cauliflower Tater Tots

Cauliflower Tater Tots

There is something about tater tots that takes me back to my childhood school days of healthy eating at the cafeteria. Nothing screams good-for-your-body more than a handful of deep-fried tots and whole milk to guzzle it down. Deep-fried Cauliflower Tater Tots? Oh now that is a different story. That’s health food folks because it has cauliflower....
Homemade Gluten-Free PopTarts

Homemade Gluten-Free PopTarts

Let’s be real, my job can be super stressful at times. I catch myself thinking that if I didn’t have to do such-and-such, things would be a whole lot easier but as I started to follow that rationale, I found that I do a lot of that outside of work and in my own personal life. ”I’d be a lot...
Raw Vegan "Goat" Cheese Dip

Raw Vegan “Goat” Cheese Dip

I was inspired by the idea of a raw vegan “goat” cheese dip from a recipe on Pinterest (now, for the life of me, I cannot find it–grrrrr) a while back. It was in its original cheese form and I have been brewing on an idea of how to translate it into a non-dairy version but without the soy....