Paleo Apple Cider Donut Mug Cake

An apple cinnamon dream! Apples, almond flour, maple syrup, and spices combine to make the perfect fall treat. Make this paleo apple cider donut mug cake in less than 5 minutes and have apple cider goodness right at your fingertips.

You knew this was coming, didn’t you?

I needed to add in some apple cinnamon flavors for fall ASAP this year. I actually prefer apple to pumpkin but we just went on a major pumpkin/squash binge. Safe to say, this needed correction. But don’t worry. We are back on course with this cider donut mug cake.

My body is ready.

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Sweet Potato Pie Stuffed Dates with Chocolate Drizzle

Sweet Potato Pie Stuffed Dates by @thecuttingveg #realfood #healthydesserts #vegandesserts

Whipped sweet potato pie stuffed dates are pretty much the non-recipe recipe you didn’t know you needed! A dairy free sweet potato filling gets stuffed into juicy medjool dates before a quick drizzle in melted chocolate. Top with coconut whipped cream, close your eyes, and be taken to fall nirvana.

As a lady with not a whole lot of time (hello midterms!) but with a whole lot of basic-ness in my soul, I am always on the hunt for a quick and delicious no bake treat. Now, I haven’t really dabbled in the no bake dessert life. I am mostly a eat all the popcorn for dinner type of gal. But these sweet potato pie stuffed dates? Oh you better believe I am here for it

So let’s get talking.

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Sweet Potato Fries with Tahini BBQ Sauce

Sweet potato fries with tahini BBQ sauce are sure to put a smile on any face. I bake them in the oven until crisp, then served with a tahini BBQ sauce that is all kinds of sweet, spicy and creamy. It is the perfect recipe for your next tailgate, meal prep, or lunch.

The Whole Foods salad bar is such a temptation for your wallet I cannot even tell you. They have all of the salads that my brain space simply could not throw together. How does one make more than one type of tempeh salad? On one of those trips I saw in the hot bar these sweet potato wedges with tahini BBQ.

And they say love at first sight does not exist.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #Pumpkin

It’s fall now… and now time to break out the fall flavas. Normally, I am a summer girl, loving all the summer flavors. And, for the past few weeks, I’ve been nagging y’all about how much winter squash does not get a whole lot of loving. Well, we will be changing that ASAP with this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake. I cannot BEAR to go this entire season without a recipe with pumpkin in it.

Who’s with me?

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Pumpkin Cauliflower Rice Risotto

It’s the start… the start of fall. Time to let your basic out.

You know that I came to terms with last week? That there are zero pumpkin recipes on The Cutting Veg site. I know. I was as shocked as you are. So, like the good food blogger that I am, with fall coming around the corner, I had to bring ya at least one pumpkin recipe…

You know. Before the pitchforks come out.

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Fall Harvest Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Y’all, let us just eat this harvest pasta sauce for the rest of our lives? Is that cool?

I love the autumnal harvest pasta sauce from Trader Joe’s. However, that ish has heavy cream, which means I’ll be not feeling so hot if I eat it. So I set off on a quest to copycat the sauce, but take out all the dairy. The pasta sauce has all of your favorite fall flavors, is super cozy, and reinvigorates my love affair with butternut squash so yes, YA KNOW SHE IS A WINNER. It tastes just like the real thing.

How easy was that?

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Roasted Zucchini with Pesto Orzo

Roasted stuffed zucchini. A healthy vegetarian recipe of tomato, feta, and orzo stuffed inside a grilled pesto zucchini. This quick and easy dish is perfect for spring and summer days and doubles as a healthy dinner or simple side dish.

Or as I like to call it, summer’s last stand.

We love a summer time recipe over here and, luckily for you and for me, it’s gonna feel like summer for the next month over here in Philly. So I made doubly sure that I get all da summertime flava in my body before winter comes and ruins it.

Seriously, don’t come at me, but winter ruins everything.

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Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

Peanut butter banana… oh I see you there, ya beauty.

Did ya know peanut butter and banana are probably my favorite flavor combination ever? Seriously I don’t know what could be better duo than that. I have a habit of eating the same things for weeks at a time. Therefore, it should come as absolutely no surprise that I ate a peanut butter and banana sandwich for lunch for a solid year as a kid.

What can I say? The heart wants what it wants.

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Dark Chocolate Hummus

I’m so excited that I can barely speak.

Which is good news for y’all, because I’m typing this so I have have absolutely no need to speak. We can just communicate like we are robots on an episode of Guardians of the Galaxy and I am totally here for it… THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE!

Dear goodness, what have I become?

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Instant Pot (and not!) Eggplant Caponata

We love a pickled eggplant situation. Yes I promise I’ll get you hooked too!

If there is one thing you should love about me, I love a pickle situation. I used to go to falafel places in Israel just to get some pickles. I always get the pickle situation at my favorite hummus place in the city. Heck I put pickled onions on everything. But if you don’t like eggplant, don’t let the title scare you… because you can barely tase the eggplant in said dish.

I promise.

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