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Your Guide to Allergen-Friendly Baking: Egg Substitutes

Your Guide to Allergen-Friendly Baking: Egg Substitutes

Being a newly eggless baker, finding good egg substitutes for your baked goods at home can be an overwhelming task. Well, fret no more! Here is a bit of clarity and guidance to help you understand what egg substitutes are out there and what type of baked good it can best be substituted into.  I choose not to use eggs when I...
Vegan Candy Cane "Kisses"

Vegan Candy Cane “Kisses”

Think of the delight and surprise of your friends and family this Christmas when they open up this tiny package, only to find a non-dairy version of their favorite holiday chocolate candy treat. Hershey Kisses are my favorite chocolates because they are the perfect size when you have that sweet tooth nagging at you to devour something...
Vegan White Chocolate Bark

Vegan White Chocolate Bark

Sometimes I like to get a bit complicated in the kitchen. I’m not intimated by recipes that say they take an hour or 2 to create because cooking and baking are my opportunities to relax (that’s right, I said relax) and unwind from what is going on in my day. Don’t get me wrong, I...
Vegan White Chocolate Mocha

Vegan White Chocolate Mocha

 Back in my Starbucks days (yes, I was proudly once a barista), one of my favorite drinks was the vegan White Chocolate Mocha. This was waaaaaay back in the day when I couldn’t stand the taste of coffee on its own so I needed something to alter its flavor. These days, I actually drink my coffee...
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

It’s that time of the year where everything you bake needs to filled with the flavor of pumpkin. It’s a must, am I right?! There is nothing like having your entire house fill up with the smell of fall. I know, I know. I’m going back and forth on my posts. One day I’m all...
Gluten-Free Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars

Gluten-Free Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars

 The Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar. It’s visibility to those of us standing in line, waiting for our favorite fall hot beverage, is a signal that a new holiday is approaching.  One that brings magic and wonderment…and Cranberry Bliss Bars. I’m rather shocked at the fact that I am already passing over another great holiday full of...
Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Surprise Cookies

Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Surprise Cookies

So I’m feeling generous. It’s one more day until Halloween and we need to find a way to share all the Halloween spookiness and fun that we can squeeze in. This totally calls for a celebratory cookie…and not just any ol’ cookie–a cookie that screams Halloween.  As I shared with my last post, I’m on a pressing...
A Special Fork & Beans Announcement

A Special Fork & Beans Announcement

I really need your help. I have this ongoing problem that is becoming a huge issue in my life. I hate going to the gym. I’m sure you are thinking to yourself, “Oh silly Cara, just go outside and take a walk!” Allow me to clarify further. I have been hating working out…period. I haven’t always been...
10 Homemade Gluten-Free Vegan Candy Bars

10 Homemade Gluten-Free Vegan Candy Bars

Eeeeeee, Halloween is just around the corner, can you believe it?! Ever since I started Fork & Beans, I have made it a “thing” of mine to go all out during this holiday month. The funny thing I’m finding every year now is that I’m already exhausted of all the Halloween celebrations and festivities before the...
Bake and Destroy's Slasher S'Mores Cupcakes

Bake and Destroy’s Slasher S’Mores Cupcakes

Any girl who loves Halloween is a friend of mine. Any girl who loves Halloween and bakes Halloween-themed items…now, that has soulmate-ness written all over it. I was without a doubt thrilled to try one of Natalie Slater’s (the ultra quirky, super fun, and talented author of Bake and Destroy’s) incredible vegan treats dedicated to my...
Easy Vegan Creamy Pasta with Kale

Easy Vegan Creamy Pasta with Kale

Okay, remember when I confessed that I’m the biggest fan of kale? And then I made this recipe, guaranteed to win over any kale-hater (like it did for me…well, let’s not go too far. I’m still not craving the stuff but I am buying it weekly to find different ways to cook with it. So there!) Well,...
Halloween Owl Sugar Cookies

Halloween Owl Sugar Cookies

Growing up, there was a house on The Hill (a neighborhood in my town named so because it sat on a slight slant) that had the great pressure of living up to its reputation every Halloween. This home sat on the corner of the block with its huge bay windows–it was the perfect setting for the re-enactment of the...