Grain-free Mini Parsnip Cakes (gluten free)

Parsnip Cakes (5 of 5)

I am so excited about these little cakes! They are SO moist, have great texture, and beautiful flavour – and look how cute! I honestly squealed when they came out of the oven.

And let’s talk for a moment about parsnips, shall we? It might sound strange to put them in dessert, but we’re all comfortable with the idea of carrot cake, and they’re pretty similar as far as root vegetables go. The difference is that parsnips, while similarly sweet, have this amazingly earthy, spicy aroma to them which goes perfectly with cinnamon and cloves. Let’s give parsnips a chance, and make some cake we can feel good about.

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How to: Pumpkin Puree (gluten free, vegan)

Pumpkin Puree 2

Summer is officially over, and while it would be oh-so-easy to lament the shortening of the days and the lengthening of my sleeves (and hemlines), I prefer to celebrate the treasures of the season. I love being able to throw on a cute dress and a pair of flats and be out of the door in 5 minutes, don’t get me wrong, but there is something so wonderful about getting to pull out your chunky knit sweaters, wool tights, and leather boots. It’s so much easier to look stylish when the weather cools down, since layering always makes an outfit more interesting and requires more creativity. Continue reading