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Vegan Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream! SO creamy and so delicious! | Fork Knife Swoon @forkknifeswoon

Vegan Chocolate-Coffee Ice Cream + A Nespresso Giveaway!

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See that creamy, dreamy, chocolate-y ice cream up there? That would be 100% dairy free, frozen vegan bliss and my current obsession. I’ve been a fan of coconut milk ice cream for a long time, but recently started experimenting with cashew-based ice cream. Soaked, raw cashews blend up to create an unbelievably, super smooth cream, with a neutral taste that’s prime for any number of flavorings, mimics dairy milk and is perfect for vegan sauces and desserts. The combination of cashew cream and coconut milk (along with lots of coffee and dark chocolate) in this recipe results in a thick,…

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Roasted Strawberries and Cream Popsicles - Naturally gluten free and vegan optional | Fork Knife Swoon @forkknifeswoon

Roasted Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

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I made these roasted strawberry pops a few mornings ago with the windows open for the first time in what feels like forever. Despite a fairly mild Winter, it felt good to finally fling back the draperies and let some fresh air inside. Abundant sunshine and an invigorating breeze whisping through the house inspired some Spring cleaning, and I was suddenly tearing my way through a to-do list, armed with the vacuum, scrubbers and dust cloths, purging closets and decluttering, and had loaded up four boxes of giveaway items in no time. Somewhere in the midst of my crazy cleaning…

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Brown Sugar Raspberry Jam Crumble Bars (Vegan Optional/Gluten Free Optional) | Fork Knife Swoon @forkknifeswoon

Brown Sugar Raspberry Jam Crumble Bars

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When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. – Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast I still get weather alerts for our small town in North Carolina, my phone lighting up every time a tornado or severe rain or snowstorm makes its way towards Hoke County. The semi-frequent pings are a sort of tormenting nostalgia, a reminder of the Southern home, set between corn fields, cow pastures, and wooded pines, that I didn’t think I would miss. Last Winter, I stood in my pajamas in the icy air of the front stoop and…

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Creamy Vegan Vanilla Chia Pudding with Raspberry Rhubarb Compote | Fork Knife Swoon @forkknifeswoon

Dreamy Vanilla Chia Pudding with A Raspberry Rhubarb Compote

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Before my husband and I starting dating, the ‘first’ single Valentine’s Day after the wrenching breakup of a serious, five year long relationship came around. It was not a pretty time, and I was more than happy to celebrate Anna Howard Shaw day instead. I worked at a big design firm at the time, and dreaded the approaching holiday parade of flower deliveries, chocolates, and oversized teddy bears, sure to be descending on our office, acutely reminding me of my confirmed singleness. V-day came and was… uneventful. A few girls in the office received bouquets, but for the most part…

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Berry Swirled Maple Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl | Fork Knife Swoon @forkknifeswoon

Berry Swirled Maple Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls

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It started with one drawer, the deepest of the stack, beneath the tea boxes and cooking utensils. A place to collect specialty ingredients. At first it was filled mostly with baking things, a mishmash of extracts and leavening agents, meringue powder, paper baking cups and decorative nonpariels. When the brimming drawer began to sag under its own heft, I expanded, adding a big, woven basket to the cabinet next door, to catch the excess bags of baking chocolate and nuts. …And agave and brown rice syrup. Three types of yeast. Then, a motley of superfoods crept in – goji berries,…

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