Get my newest recipe via email:

Chocolate Honey Pie with Cinnamon Graham Crust

Deep rich chocolate, creamy with cashews and hinting of cinnamon, vanilla, and espresso, this dairy free chocolate honey pie with cinnamon graham crust is a new, better than ever, enhanced update of one of my long-time favorites.

Close up slice of Chocolate Honey Pie with Cinnamon Graham Crust | Letty's Kitchen

Today is National Dessert Day! For such an auspicious occasion, to celebrate, here’s a healthful cashew chocolate honey pie.

To make this pie, simply blend soaked raw cashews and water into cashew cream, adding Dutch process cocoa, honey, coconut oil, arrowroot flour, vanilla, cinnamon, and espresso powder. When the mixture is smooth, pour into a saucepan to cook a few minutes, whisking until the mixture thickens.  Pour the hot filling into an easy pre-baked press-in crust made with cinnamon graham crackers, maple syrup, and vegetable oil. Pretty straightforward.

Click here to PIN Chocolate Honey Pie with Cinnamon Graham Crust.

Continue Reading…

Vegetarian Rainbow Potato and Bean Tacos

Recently I shared how to cook pinto beans using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. With all the gorgeous potato varieties at farmer’s markets and in the stores right now, I got to thinking about these potato and bean tacos. Besides, it’s taco Tuesday!

Purple Potato and Bean Tacos

Soft golden corn tortillas, creamy smashed beans and steamed potato chunks. So many tasty possibilities.

Holy culinary crayons!! Today you’re seeing purple potato and pinto bean tacos, because I found the purple spuds at the farmer’s market and wanted to show them off. Whatever your heart desires, taco potatoes can be orange sweet potatoes, Yukon yellows, new reds, or russets–a palette awaits.

Click here to PIN Purple Potato and Bean Tacos.

Continue Reading…

Zucchini Mock Apple Pie with Oat Almond Crumble {vegan}

Here’s a surprise! A sweet pie with a cinnamon spiced zucchini pie filling! Baked in an easy whole-wheat press-in crust with a healthy “Dutch apple” crumble topping, this zucchini mock apple pie tastes like apple pie!

Zucchini Mock Apple Pie with Oat Almond Crumble | Letty's Kitchen

Just when you think fresh zucchini is over and out for the season, someone gives you a bag of zucchini from their garden, or maybe the one huge zucchini that grew well hidden amongst the foliage. What to do? Make dessert, a healthy mock apple pie using zucchini. I swear, if you didn’t tell them they wouldn’t know.

Click here to PIN Zucchini Mock Apple Pie with Oat Almond Crumble!

Continue Reading…

How to Cook Pinto Beans in a Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

This post shows how to cook pinto beans in a pressure cooker. In 15 minutes, you can have rich, tender, creamy, ready-to-enjoy beans all soupy in a nutritious cooking broth.

How to Cook Pinto Beans in a Pressure Cooker with spoon

Cooked from scratch, dried beans have unmatched flavor and texture–and cooking beans in the Instant Pot or stovetop pressure cooker happens fast!

There’s more than one way to go about pressure cooking beans from scratch, some faster than others. You can put the washed beans in the pot, cover with water and cook them like that, or you can soak the beans beforehand. Then, either way, after cooking, you can opt to turn off the heat and let the pressure come down naturally, or you can “quick-release” the pressure.

Click here to PIN How to Cook Pinto Beans in a Pressure Cooker!
Continue Reading…

Curried Brown Rice and Veggie Salad with Toasted Cashews

Aren’t these colors amazing? Sunny turmeric-spiced rice and bright crisp vegetables, hello! Let’s eat this rainbow, this incredibly delicious curried brown rice and veggie salad!

Green edamame, red pepper, orange carrots, purple cabbage, and crunchy cashews, tossed with savory tamari dressing and Indian curry rice–this salad hits a home run in the healthy, vegan and gluten free departments!

Curried Brown Rice and Veggie Salad with Toasted Cashews | Letty's Kitchen

Click here to PIN Curried Brown Rice Salad with Toasted Cashews!

Continue Reading…