Uncategorized
Why I Went on a Cleanse

Why I Went on a Cleanse

My health had drastically changed over the past year and I was beginning to worry about what was happening and not happening to my body. I’ve made some remarks here and there if you have been following my site for a while but I haven’t been as forthright with the whole picture. I started noticing that my lower belly was...
The Conscious Cleanse

The Conscious Cleanse

If food is our medicine then I am certain that I have been poisoning myself. I am the first to be honest and admit that I haven’t been watching my food allergies as I should. Sometimes when you get to a place of health you begin to think that you are fine now and it’s okay to slip in...
Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Floats

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Floats

An ice cream maker. It’s been on my birthday list for a while now. Granted I have another six months to wait for it to arrive but I’m pretty certain that according to the weather this previous year, when late Fall does arrive it will still be hotter than Hades here. Hotter than Hades: the perfect...
No-Bake Banana Cream Pie

No-Bake Banana Cream Pie

Right out of college I moved up north and worked in a group home and actually lived with six teenaged girls who were drug and alcohol dependent. For a 21 year old to drive a mini van around town, taking 17 year olds to therapy appointments, AA meetings, and various errands, it was a lot to...
Gluten-Free Vegan Pita Bread

Gluten-Free Vegan Pita Bread

I‘m really bad with surprises. It’s not that I don’t like it when someone surprises me, that is, unless they are hiding under my bed to “surprise” me–that is something bordering a heart attack. I really love surprising people it’s just that I have a difficult time for the “waiting to execute” part. Take my first...
Copycat Pilsbury Sugar Cookies (gluten-free & vegan)

Copycat Pilsbury Sugar Cookies (gluten-free & vegan)

All of a sudden I have this urge to invite all my girlfriends over for a slumber party tonight as I have two logs of cookie dough setting in my fridge. This must have been a staple for any party in my household because why else would I associate the two? The Pilsbury cookie logs...
Mixed Berry Wine Spritzer

Mixed Berry Wine Spritzer

So sad to see one series end but it only means the beginning of a new one. And trust me when I say it’s going to get good this summer. Shall we  reminisce and playback what we made here in our First Annual Gluten-free Vegan “Seafood” Bake? Everyone raise their cold glass of Mixed Berry Wine Spritzer as...
Baked Shiitake "Shrimp"

Baked Shiitake “Shrimp”

Maybe it’s the pairing of Baked Shiitake “Shrimp” dipped liberally into a tart cocktail sauce that makes this meal so delicious. Then again it’s probably the fact that tastes like it’s fried. I have a weak spot for fried foods. As good as it (fried anything) tastes in my opinion, I really have to watch what I...
Baked Oyster Mushrooms

Baked Oyster Mushrooms

Disclaimer: If you are new to Fork & Beans, this is a site specifically designed for recipes that are creatively gluten-free and vegan. Though I am not a vegan, I eat a mainly vegan diet and love the creativity it gives me in the kitchen. With that said, this recipe uses decorative oyster shells for these...
Vegan "Clam" Chowder

Vegan “Clam” Chowder

  May I interrupt my recipe introduction for this glorious Vegan “Clam” Chowder today and just have a heart-to-heart with you, friend? Before I do, don’t forget that this the First Annual Fork & Beans Gluten-Free Vegan “Seafood” Bake. We already made “Scallops” from King Oyster Mushroom stems. Next on the menu: Baked King Oyster...
Gluten-Free Vegan Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Vegan Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes

Talk about one adorable belly bump (oh good grief, my ovaries are starting to scream down below!), Ella of Pure Ella is one of those pregnant gals that makes it look effortlessly and is simply flawless. I just want to reach out and talk in my high-pitched baby voice to that belly (only with permission, of...
King Oyster Mushroom "Scallops"

King Oyster Mushroom “Scallops”

    Am I the only person who looks at food magazines at the gym? My local iron crushing spot graciously displays an entire rack full of magazines that I viciously comb through every day to find a new one that I have yet to browse through (I am continually looking for some inspiration to get me through...