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Vegan Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast

Calling all French Toast Lovers! Especially the lovers who love it but can’t get past the strong egg taste! This one is for you! My Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast recipe is one that I’m so excited to share because this has been an ongoing issue for me. I love french toast but I dislike eggs no matter how you make it. Though eggs is just a single component of what makes french toast, it can sometimes end up being the star of it. I never realized that till I started going out for weekly brunches. I would order French toast at various restaurants and would be so turned off by the overbearing egg taste that I avoided ordering French toast completely for a few years. Until I came across an egg-less version at a local restaurant and fell in love. The restaurant’s french toast was chia-based which to me wasn’t the best visually but at the root of it all the french toast was vegan.

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Crispy Spicy Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Every now and then I get a little sweet tooth and though it’s so easy to grab something out of the pantry. There’s just something about a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies that hits the spot. With the copious amount of spicy hot chocolate I’ve been making over the holidays, I’ve gotten so accustomed to spicy hot chocolate that I wanted to make a Crispy Spicy Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie reminiscent of it.

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Pumpkin Spiced Apples with Coconut Yogurt Kefir Chia Pudding

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It’s my favorite time of the year, Fall! And with the start of fall means all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Though there’s not much of a weather difference in south Florida yet it doesn’t mean that I have to wait on the seasonal flavors of the season. So to spice things up a bit but to also keep things cool, my mornings have been a mix of my favorite Coconut Yogurt Kefir Chia Pudding with a quick pumpkin-spiced apple topping that is great as is or warmed.

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Summer Fruit, Nuts and Muesli Toast Charcuterie board with Brown Butter Langostino Lobster Rolls

Is it me? Or does it seem like the summer months are zooming by? It literally feels like its still March, at least in my mind it does. But it’s mid-July and that means in another month or so we will be in Fall.  So this past weekend I decided to throw my annual but not so annual backyard picnic for me and my family. Backyard picnics mean charcuterie board to me so I definitely knew that Continue Reading…

Cassava Corn Waffles with Shrimp Creole

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This year Forksandstraws.com is participating in the 2020 Juneteenth Cookout Takeover! This initiative was established to encourage the celebration of Juneteenth and to amplify the food traditions of black culinary creatives.

Juneteenth (a merge of the words/date June Nineteenth) marks the date in 1865 that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom. And for over 150 years since, Black American families, home-cooks, chefs, and culinarians have commemorated the summer holiday with a wide range of food traditions that tell a story of the perseverance of a people.

To celebrate, Black Food Bloggers from around the country have come together to have a virtual cookout sharing our favorites recipes that highlights our food traditions and those of the African Diaspora. Continue Reading…

No-Churn Matcha Ice Cream +Pure Synergy Giveaway

As an avid tea drinker I love matcha and how easy it is to use in recipes aside from the traditional use. I personally prefer drinking matcha the traditional way ,but smoothies are a close second. But when I got my hands on a bottle of ceremonial grade matcha, I wanted to switch things up and make a batch of No-Churn Matcha Ice cream. Continue Reading…

Cranberry Oat Breakfast Smoothie

As we’re coming to an end for Thanksgiving week, I am thankful for every minute I get to share with my loved ones.┬áThis year has truly been a great one filled with love and laughter. My family has been my taste testers from the Continue Reading…

Raspberry Chia Jam Oat Breakfast Bars

On my last blog post, I mentioned that I been experimenting with oatmeal as a cost-effective ingredient for breakfast. Out of all the different ways possible to make oatmeal this is by far my favorite way. These raspberry chia jam oat bars make the best on-the-go breakfast. Continue Reading…