Everything bagels are my favorite bagels. That is all I used to eat, and I didn’t branch out until I got a little older. I love the flavor combination, it is so delicious. It is comforting and perfect. I have been wanting to make my own everything bagel spice blend for a while, and use it in an imaginative way! When I finally realized that the best thing to go with this particular spice blend, is cheese. A cheese ball with everything bagel spice mixed in, and then crusted in the spice was what I decided, and it is so G.D good.
My husband loves fried pickles. He calls himself a connoisseur of fried pickles, and tries them everywhere we go. He has given them bad reviews, good, and excellent. I wanted to top them all though, and make the most delicious fried pickles he has ever had, that just happen to be vegan. He hates fried pickle spears, and I can understand this. To get maximum crunch, your really need the a chip, it is thin and you can get the ultimate amount of batter on them. So they had to be dill chips! These vegan fried pickles with Mississippi comeback sauce are his favorite fried pickles thus far.
Have you ever been to Wingers? They have this chicken appetizer called Sticky Fingers. The sauce looks and smells amazing. I have always wanted to try all their sauces, but alas, they have no fake chicken. Come on everyone. Every place should have a vegan option for me, geez. Well, I can just do it myself then. Here is my take on their signature chicken made vegan. The sauce is out of this world, I baked them instead of frying them. Paired with the best damn vegan blue cheese sauce. YES!
One of our favorite restaurants in town serves Southern food with a modern twist. They have a all kinds of really awesome things that I think are really genius. However, the idea that always strikes me as brilliant is their Pimento goat cheese spread. My husband gets it all the time, and the fact that it is not vegan is not going to stop me from making some. I told my husband I was going to make a Vegan Pimento Goat Cheese Spread that would taste even better than the one he always eats. That is a challenge, and the challenge was accepted.
Are you a human being? If the answer is yes, then you will love these vegan Parmesan truffle tater tots. There is something about the smell of truffle oil that makes my mouth water. It makes me want to bathe in a huge bath full of truffle oil and smell it constantly for like a month straight. There is a restaurant my husband and I like to go to, and they have Parmesan truffle fries which I can smell while they are bring delivered. I as always knew that one day I would make a vegan version, but then I thought, what if I take it a step further. Tater tots.
This vegan blood orange frozen yogurt is everything. Do you have to use blood oranges? No, you can use any kind of citrus, but the blood oranges are absurdly delicious and beautiful! I grew up in South Florida, and in my home town, there are one million citrus groves. One of the groves close to where I grew up is called Nokomis Groves. They sell all their beautiful citrus right there, and they ship it. They also sell citrus flavored soft serve, and it is glorious!
Citrus flavored ice cream and yogurt is not something that you see very often, and I have to wonder why. It is incredible. I see a lot of sorbet in lime and lemon and orange flavors, but no creamy based treats! This is very questionable. So in the spirit of citrus season, here is the best gosh darn frozen yogurt ever.
Why you ask is this the best? Let’s make a list, 4 ingredients, vegan, refined sugar free option, so easy, gluten free, and a dessert you can totally feel great about eating! If you can’t find blood oranges, regular oranges would work just fine. Or any other citrus, just keep in mind you may want to add more agave depending on how sour your citrus choice is. For grapefruit, lemon and lime, I would add more sweetness for sure. The blood oranges are super sweet already, so you can cut back a little if you want.
The prep time on this is a few hours simply because you need to freeze the oranges first, but the actual active time you need to work on this is like 5 minutes. Once the oranges are frozen, you just have to throw everything into a food processor, freeze it, and then eat it all up!
What is your favorite citrus? I love this season, when all the amazing varieties are available, I got some heirloom oranges the other day, and they were amazing! I eat so many oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes, oh and pomellos, everything! I will never get scurvy, that is for sure! I hope you enjoy!
- 2 C. Blood oranges, or other citrus of choice
- 2 Tbsp. Agave nectar
- 1 tsp. Lemon juice
- 1/2 C. Vegan yogurt, any kind of dairy free yogurt alternative, I used Daiya Greek style yogurt
- Peel and cut oranges into small segments.
- Place into a plastic container and freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Once the oranges are frozen, place them and all the other ingredients into a food processor, blend on high until completely smooth and creamy. It might take 5 to 10 minutes.
- Once completely smooth, place into a container, and freeze again for at least 2 hours or until firm.
- Serve whenever you are ready, keep in the freeze!
- If you are using a citrus that is more sour, you probably want to add more agave.
- You can use your favorite vegan yogurt, soy, coconut, almond, they all worked great!
- I used a peach flavored yogurt, but if you want no refined sugar, pick a plain yogurt. I just picked peach because I thought it would complement the oranges. Use whatever flavor you want.
- I recommend keeping in a container with a lid so you don't get freezer burn!