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Fall Back Into Pumpkin Flavors

Fall is upon us… and there’s no better way to celebrate the change in weather than with a fresh batch of pumpkin infused goodies.  Whether you’re craving something sweet or salty, pumpkin will satisfy all your fall food fantasies.  This season get creative and incorporate the flavor in your next dish!

For the baker who likes to keep things classic:

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Recipe from Bed Bath & Beyond
Recipe from Bed Bath & Beyond

For the sophisticated chef putting a modern spin on everyone’s favorite comfort food:

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Recipe from VegKitchen
Recipe from VegKitchen

For the party thrower keeping it festive:

Pumpkin Martini

Recipe from Long Island Trends
Recipe from Long Island Trends

For the chef cooking on a cozy day:

Pumpkin Soup

Recipe from Pioneer Woman
Recipe from Pioneer Woman

For those looking to splurge on a carb fest:

Pumpkin Pasta

Recipe from Real Food Traveler
Recipe from Real Food Traveler

For the cook with eclectic taste buds:

Pumpkin Hummus

Recipe from The Heritage Cook
Recipe from The Heritage Cook

For the breakfast lover:

Pumpkin Quiche

Recipe from Closet Cooking
Recipe from Closet Cooking

For the student looking for a caffeine fix:

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

 

Recipe from Healthy Living How To
Recipe from Healthy Living How To 

Don’t be afraid to give your favorite meals a fall twist! A fall stomach is a full stomach :)

A Very Vegan Holiday

The holidays are a time of fun, festivities, and most importantly, food!  Everyone can agree that it’s incredibly simple to lose track of the millions of calories on your plate during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, you name it!  This forgetfulness is only amplified when dessert time rolls around (calling all you butter-lovers).  With cakes, pies, ice cream and more, the battle is inevitably lost between your willpower and taste buds.  You indulge in the buttery goodness that defines the holiday season, only to wake up with an unwelcome food hangover.

Imagine avoiding post-holiday food woes by simply substituting healthier ingredients in your dessert creations.  Make the most of coconut oil, coconut milk, almond butter, dairy free chocolate chips – in other words, get rid of all dairy – and voilá!  Without knowing it, you’ve baked a completely vegan, and all-around healthier dessert!

We’ve rounded up our top 7 favorite vegan dessert recipes to save you and all your foodie friends and family from the dangers of holiday eating!

1. Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Because pumpkin season certainly does not end with Halloween, check out this recipe.

(Ingredients: pumpkin, bananas, coconut sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, sea salt, coconut milk, syrup, and vanilla beans.)

2. Vegan & Gluten Free Apple Pie

Vegan & Gluten Free Apple Pie

Make a vegan version of this holiday staple and enjoy with a creamy scoop of vanilla coconut ice cream!

(Ingredients: almond meal, rice flour or sorghum flour, tapioca starch flour, arrowroot powder, unrefined sugar, sea salt, xanthum gum, coconut oil, non-dairy milk, lemon juice, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ground allspice, and apples.)

3. Avocado Cocao Mousse

Avocado Cacao Mousse

Who would have thought avocado and dessert go hand in hand? Avocado has the perfect consistency to enhance any vegan chocolate mousse!

(Ingredients: avocados, raw coconut nectar, raw cacao powder, vanilla extract, salt, fruits, and nuts)

4. Vegan Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Vegan Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Girl Scout cookies turned vegan cupcakes? We’ll take it!

(Ingredients: white spelt flour, coconut sugar, white sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, water, oil, vanilla extract, white vinegar, vegan buttery spread, confectioner’s sugar, and almond milk.)

5. No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes

No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes

The picture says it all. No bake, no fuss.

(Ingredients: crushed oreo cookies, coconut oil, cashews, lemon, coconut milk, maple syrup or agave nectar, peanut butter, semi-sweet dairy-free chocolate chips, and vegan-friendly dark chocolate PB cups.)

6. Eggless, Vegan Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread

Your holiday guests are sure to go bananas over this simple, yet extra healthy dessert! Warm them up and drizzle some chocolate glaze for the perfect combination.

(Ingredients: bananas, whole wheat flour, coconut oil or sunflower oil, brown sugar or cane sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, optional salt, and optional sunflower seeds.)

7. Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

Finally, our favorite recipe of all! For only 387 calories per serving, this pie is a creamy, chocolatey, coconutty, graham crackery version of heaven.

(Ingredients: vegan or gluten free graham cracker crumbs, coconut oil, Mae Ploy coconut milk, dairy-free chocolate chips, sucanat, and organic cornstarch)

9 Thoughts We’ve All Had About Food According to Whisper.com

We searched through Whisper and found some of the funniest, most common, everyday thoughts that everyone has when it comes to food. Lets be real here… we know you’re all thinking the same things too.

1. To trust or not to trust?

B1

2. Food > Boys

B2

3. I’ll take the salad minus the lettuce

B3

4. If Buddy the Elf can do it, so can you!

B4

5. 1+1 makes 2, right?

B5

6. Real word problems

B6

7. Are you really going to call your best friend Bae?

B7

8. Don’t forget about the lettuce and tomato! #Veggiesarehealthy

B8

9. Does anyone eat the pineapple part anyways?

B9

Be honest, we all know you think about these things too! And even if you don’t…well now you do! With all of this food talk making you hungry, it’s the perfect time to go order a yummy meal off EatCU.com!