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Homemade BBQ and Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips

Homemade BBQ and Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips

I love the thought of a snack-y picnic–not eating a full meal out but rather packing up your basket full of small bites in order to settle under a tree while you eat a small bag full of homemade BBQ and Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips (vegan, of course). Fear not, I made these chips  prior...
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...
Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Bagels

Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Bagels

Picnics are not just for the lunch-lovers anymore. Let us not neglect my favorite meal of the day: Breakfast! Shall we pack up a basket and stuff it with some coffee and homemade gluten-free vegan blueberry bagels? I had a feeling you would like that. Quick though, blueberry bagels are my favorite flavor in the...
Gluten-Free Vegan Donuts

Gluten-Free Vegan Donuts

It’s beginning to feel like the television show Tosh.O over here. For each season he introduces his new wardrobe theme. This season it’s the Season of Brad where he dresses like a different character from a different movie of Brad Pitt’s. From the obvious to the obscure it’s always a fun suspense to see what new theme will...
Strawberry Semifreddo Ice Cream

Strawberry Semifreddo Ice Cream

I don’t pamper myself often (with the exception of spending a little more money on really good food and treats like this strawberry semifreddo ice cream, but of course). I actually have a difficult time believing that I deserve a couple of hours to take care of myself (I’m working on it, trust me!) If we ever...
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...