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Gluten-Free Cake Batter Overnight Oats

Gluten-Free Cake Batter Overnight Oats

2 cups oats (gluten-free)
2 cups milk of choice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut butter
2 tbsp cashew butter
Food coloring
1 tbsp sprinkles

Gluten Free Cake Batter Chia Pod

Gluten Free Cake Batter Chia Pod

2 cups milk of choice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut butter
2 tbsp cashew butter
2/3 cup chia seeds
Pink food coloring (optional)
Sprinkles (optional)

DIY Gluten-Free Cake in Jar for Gifting

DIY Gluten-Free Cake in Jar for Gifting

These DIY Gluten-Free Cakes in a Jar are perfect to gift to your fellow gluten-free and vegan friends.

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These Gluten-Free Cakes in a Jar are the perfect DIY gifts for your friends, here’s why:

They are a perfectly portioned dessert
Now when your friend (or family member) desires something sweet, they don’t have to make an entire batch of cookies (or an entire cake). Instead, they can enjoy this delicious perfectly portioned cake without the temptation of an entire batch of cupcakes…

They can be made in under 5 minutes
Because the can be made so quickly, they make a great quick indulgence. And when I say they take less than 5 minutes to make, I mean you will assemble this in max 5 minutes (but probably 2) and they will cook it within 2 minutes. A win/win.

They show that you know and care about their dietary need
Trust me, this means a lot. Sometimes it can feel like the whole world doubts your dietary needs. Knowing that you understand and will make the effort is honestly the best gift you can give to gluten-free friends. It’s always nice to know we have someone in our corner.

Gluten-Free Cake in a Jar Flavor Options

Easy Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
A delicious and perfect dessert for the winter. The cinnamon gives it a warming effect and makes the kitchen smell like the holidays.

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake
Decadent, chocolatey, and perfect for chocolate lovers.

Gluten-Free Birthday Mug Cake
It doesn’t have to be your friend’s birthday to give them this fun flavor. It’s bright, it’s colorful and tasty.

How to Gift a Gluten-Free Cake in a Jar

To gift these bad boys, add only the dry ingredients to jars of your choice (I recommend these 8oz jars).

Make a pretty label with the preparation directions written on the back.
Directions should be written as follows:

◊ Remove the lid
◊ Add in 2 tbsp oil of choice
◊ Pour in 1/4 cup milk of choice
◊ Mix until well combined
◊ Microwave for 1-2 minutes (don’t be alarmed if it starts “jumping” out of the jar, it won’t overflow)
◊ Let it cool for 2-3 minutes (caution, it will be VERY hot)
◊ Enjoy!

After creating a label and writing out the directions on the back, tie it on to the jar (bonus points if you use a beautiful ribbon).

Alternatively, print off my pre-made labels and just tie them to the jar (click here to grab the printables)!

Place the cake in a jar(s) in a basket or box (or keep it as is) and gift away.


Comment down below what you’re gifting your gluten-free friends!

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Soy-Free Tofu Recipe: Chickpea Tofu

Soy-Free Tofu Recipe: Chickpea Tofu

1 cup chickpea flour
2 cups water
1 tbsp adobo seasoning
salt to taste

Healthy Homemade Snickers Bar

Healthy Homemade Snickers Bar

For the Base:
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour
1 pinch of salt

For the Caramel:
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey

Vegan Spicy Creamy Carrot Soup

Vegan Spicy Creamy Carrot Soup

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Vegan Spicy Creamy Carrot Soup

This Vegan Spice Carrot Soup is a must-try! It’s full of flavor, easy to make, and delicious.

I have a confession to make (though if you follow my blog you probably already know this), I am not a vegan.

I’d like to say I am plant-based or even plant-focused. Meaning I try my best to avoid animal products but that doesn’t happen all of the time.
(Learn about the difference between a vegan and a plant-based lifestyle here!)

I am mindful of the animal products I eat. In fact, I don’t ever drink milk, and I only have cheese when someone else is making me food.

Additionally, I don’t crave meat. Meat is just not something my body wants, it would just rather have complete plant-based proteins. What can I say?

However, despite me not being vegan, this recipe is. This Vegan Spicy Creamy Carrot Soup has no animal products in what-so-ever. Additionally, it’s gluten-free.

I know, it’s the gift that just keeps on giving.

This soup is delicious served warm or cold! Making it a tasty and refreshing option for the summer, and a warming and spicy choice during the fall and winter!

Bonus: This recipe is super healthy and easy to make! (You know me, I am a sucker for keeping things simple but nutritious in the kitchen!)


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Vegan Spicy Creamy Carrot Soup

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan / Plantbased
Servings: 4


  • 6-8 whole carrots washed well and roughly chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion roughly diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 28 oz can whole tomatoes
  • 1 can Full Fat Coconut Milk


  • Toss chopped carrots and onion in avocado oil, salt, pepper, and cumin powder
  • Add the chopped carrots and onions onto a pan, and roast them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until they are soft (about 45 minutes)
  • Once cooked, remove the carrots and onions from the oven
  • Add the roasted carrots and onions to a blender with the coconut milk, whole tomatoes, smoked paprika, and chili powder
  • Blend until smooth
  • Enjoy!


Serve warm or cold!
Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Creamy Vegan Garlic Celery Soup

Creamy Vegan Garlic Celery Soup

4 cups diced celery
1/2 cup diced onions
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Adaptogenic Lemon Matcha Bliss Bites

Adaptogenic Lemon Matcha Bliss Bites

1 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup almond flour
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp coconut oil
1.5 tsp Four Sigmatic matcha tea powder
1 tbsp lemon juice

Sneaky Ways to Eat Enough Protein

Sneaky Ways to Eat Enough Protein

Sneaky Ways to Eat Enough Protein - Tayler Silfverduk - Are you struggling to eat enough protein? Are you not a big fan of meat and dairy products? Are you vegan or plant-based? What ever category you fall under, I get it. I struggle with it too! Here are my top 5 tips on how to eat enough protein!

Let’s get Sneaky with Protein!

Do you struggle with eating enough protein during the day? I know I do.

It can be tough to eat enough protein if you’re plant-based, vegan, or if you simply just don’t enjoy meat.

Protein is involved in many processes in the body. It is a macronutrient for a reason. Meaning there is a reason we need it in large quantities.

Protein is involved in:

◊ cell growth and repair
◊ hormone and enzyme production
◊ hair and nail maintenance
◊ building muscle
and many other important body processes

Because protein is so important to maintaining health, you want to make sure you eat enough of it.

Just like there are creative ways to eat enough vegetables, there are some sneaky ways to eat enough protein.

1. Meal-Prep

Preparing meats, beans, and other protein sources ahead of time can help make sure you’re eating enough protein. Having healthy protein packed options ready to go at the open of a fridge can be a huge game changer. Every week I like to make sure I have meal-prepped some dried beans (because I am all about affordability) and some form of lean meat.

2. When in Doubt, Add in Some Beans

Beans are well-known for being a healthy plant-based source of protein! They also have the added benefit of being packed full of fiber which will help you feel full for longer (and keep you regular). I have been known to toss beans on to everything. Salads, bowls of rice and veggies, soups, and baked goods. They are so versatile and a great way to help make sure you’re getting healthy sources of protein. On the note of adding beans to recipes, peas are also a great thing to toss into meals for some added protein!

Pro-Tip: Beans are considered have incomplete proteins (excluding soybeans), so build complimentary proteins with them by eating them with rice or with nuts (like a salad topped with peanuts and garbanzo beans).

3. Throw in a Scoop of Collagen

For all the non-vegan or plant-based eaters, this option can help you get EXTRA sneaky with your protein. The struggle is real for me when it comes to eating enough protein.  It’s so real that sometimes I have to resort to even the sneakiest of practices. Adding a scoop of collagen into guacamole, hummus, chia seed pudding, or even scrambled eggs can help you pack in protein. A benefit to using collagen is that it’s a high-quality complete protein with a mild taste.

Beef Gelatin is another great sneaky way to eat enough protein. However, it adds a more noticeable texture to food than collagen does. It’s so noticeable that I usually just use it to make these energy bites and maybe to firm up other recipes like my dairy-free cheesecake or my dairy-free mousse.

4. Use Nutritional Yeast

This tip is two-fold if you’re plant-based/vegan. First off, nutritional yeast provides 2 grams of protein and 40% of your vitamin B12 requirements (based off of a 2000 calorie diet) per 1 tbsp used. This is a huge deal because B12 is a vitamin found almost solely in animal-based products. The ability to access B12 in a plant-based food is amazing! But let’s not lose sight of the main idea of this post. This stuff also has a good amount of protein per tbsp so it’s a double whammy. My favorite way to use it is to top my popcorn with it, throw it on top of salads, roasted veggies, hummus, the list goes on. It has a cheesy/nutty flavor that you just can’t find any other plant products.

5. Keep Toppings and Add-ins Handy

For Smoothies:

You can add in peanut butter, chia seeds, hemp hearts, spinach, collagen, spirulina, and protein powders to help bulk up your drink. Make it even easier by meal-prepping smoothie bag in advance with the pre-scooped protein sources portioned out and ready to dump into the blender. It will help keep breakfast quick and healthy on busy mornings.

For Salads:

Get creative! Top your salads with a handful of nuts, nutritional yeast, chia seeds, or hemp seeds. Make a simple peanut butter salad dressing. Add-in a hard-boiled egg and or low-fat cheese.

Remember, changing your diet is a slow process

Your dietary habits didn’t just form overnight, a lifestyle changes won’t either. It will take time to make effective changes into your eating patterns that will overtime amount to a diet rich in quality proteins. Give yourself grace if you’re unable to meet your goals right out the gate. Slow changes like adding a tablespoon of hemp seeds to your salad every time you go to eat one will help instill healthy eating habits.

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