When life gives you lemons, make vegan lemon bars!
I have a wonderful coworker who is known to bring in fresh produce to the office to share. This week she kindly brought in a bag of lemons and I promptly snatched a few up and immediately started looking for an easy lemon dessert recipe to try. When I found Bakerita’s No Bake Lemon Bars, I knew this was the recipe I had to try. A non-dairy, yet still creamy, treat that doesn’t require a long list of crazy ingredients is my type of dessert. And these lemon bars did not disappoint! I followed Bakerita’s recipe but took liberty with the measurements (More maple syrup? Sure! A couple more tablespoons of coconut oil? Of course!) and the end result was as delicious as I imagined.
When life hands you figs, make vegan fig bars!
My sweet coworker is blessed with a fig tree, and therefore she has a bounty of these delicious juicy gems. She often shares them with us in the office and as fig season is winding down, I thought it was the perfect time to try my hand at making vegan fig bars.
I used this Fig Honey Cheesecake Recipe, and as always, I improvised a bit. Since my food processor is still packed away in storage with our other beautiful wedding gifts, my little magic bullet blender came to the rescue. I used flax seeds over flax meal and I added more coconut oil than the recipe called for to help it blend better. I froze them overnight before cutting them into bite-sized squares for easy consumption and shared them with my coworkers (of course the bearer of the figs got the first try!) the next day.
The end result was a sweet vegan fig treat. My coworkers’ review? They said the little bars were FIGtastic! I’ll call that a win for the day.