Blog, Book Worm

Book Review: Happily Ever Esther by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter

Happily Ever Esther by  Steve Jenkins + Derek Walter ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Retails for $18 on Amazon. Best read paired with a plant-based meal, like this yummy black bean burger that I eat at least once a week or this vegan banana bread that’s become a family favorite! Teacup pigs – and miniature animals – have been trendy… Read More Book Review: Happily Ever Esther by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter

Blog, dessert, Desserts, The Classy Cook

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s been a while since I last baked something from scratch and played around with a new recipe – this summer has been quite hot and turning on the oven just hasn’t seemed like the right move. But when both my mom and boyfriend came to me with bunches of overripe bananas this weekend asking… Read More Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Blog, dessert, Desserts, The Classy Cook

Healthy Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (GF // V)

Over the next few weeks you’ll see an influx of gift guide recommendations and reviews from me, first-hand details from what I’ve seen at holiday previews held by awesome brands like Barnes & Noble and Staples, and delicious recipes (like this one!) that look good, taste good and are actually good for you! I posted… Read More Healthy Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (GF // V)

Blog, wellness

5 Reasons To Do A Juice Cleanse That Don’t Include Weight Loss

When you hear that someone’s starting a juice cleanse it’s likely that a few things will cross your mind. Why would they do that? Are they trying to lose weight? The juice cleanse stereotype is that it’s a quick way to shred some pounds, after all. But what you might not think about are the… Read More 5 Reasons To Do A Juice Cleanse That Don’t Include Weight Loss

Adventure Queen, Blog, Eating Out

Cocoa V Is The Vegan Chocolatier NYC Has Been Waiting For

The owner of Blossom du Jour opened her latest vegan business venture in Chelsea. The chocolate shop is located in a quiet area of the city, surrounded by other gourmet sweet eats and boutiques. The ambience and space leaves little to the imagination, with just a few stools for seating and the kitchen covered by just a curtain, making the experience truly intimate. … Read More Cocoa V Is The Vegan Chocolatier NYC Has Been Waiting For

Blog, snacks, The Classy Cook

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower

These days it’s starting to seem like every other week I hear of someone going vegan or vegetarian. It’s usually for a variety of reasons and they’re always solid and justifiable, especially because what you put in your body should be your own conscious choice, and it’s honestly had me think about it a few times too.… Read More Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower

Blog, Mains, The Classy Cook

Vegan Spaghetti Squash and Sauce

Happy National Spaghetti Day! You didn’t think I’d pass up posting a yummy and healthy recipe on this delicious holiday did you? I’m bringing you a bowl full of steaming hot vegan, gluten-free and processed sugar free goodness – you’re welcome! 😉 The most time consuming part of this recipe is probably the gutting of… Read More Vegan Spaghetti Squash and Sauce

Blog, snacks, The Classy Cook

Cinnamon Sugar Squash Seeds

It’s been such a wild few weeks with fluctuating temperatures here in NYC! One minute I find myself walking around in short sleeves craving gelato (mmm, speaking of which there are some Italy travel posts on their way) and the next I’m wrapped up in all the sweaters and capes I can get my hands… Read More Cinnamon Sugar Squash Seeds

Beauty, Blog, CCG Approved

Giveaway: Pamper Yourself with Organic Vegan Skincare This Winter

If you haven’t already, check out my last post on how to revamp your beauty routine for the cold weather months! It’s important to make not of switching out certain products that are perfect for the summer, to those that focus more on hydrating dry and chapped skin. This giveaway is going to make that a bit easier for you guys!… Read More Giveaway: Pamper Yourself with Organic Vegan Skincare This Winter

Blog, The Classy Cook, Uncategorized

Pretty In Pink Recharge Smoothie

There are some days when I just can’t seem to get myself motivated. I’ll have a list of exactly what I need to do, but somehow manage to keep procrastinating until enough time has passed that there’s no way I will finish everything in time. This is totally unproductive and a bad habit that I’m… Read More Pretty In Pink Recharge Smoothie