Articles written by Beverly Lynn Bennett

Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough {Recipe}
The perfect base for classic sugar cookies, these are also easily customized to create your own dreamy flavor combinations.
Vegan Holiday Biscotti
Dark-red cranberries and bright-green pistachios make for beautiful holiday biscotti.
Amazing Vegan Apple Cake
The flavors of autumn come together in this sweet, apple-flavored cake.
Vegan Strawberry Streusel Cake
This berry-laden cake can be served as the perfect ending to an evening meal or as part of a Sunday brunch.
Vegan Blackberry Almond Scones
In addition to their incredible taste, blackberries boast significant amounts of calcium, iron, and phosphorus.
Vegan Piña Colada Popsicles
Rich, creamy coconut and sweet, succulent pineapple come together in this tropical taste sensation.
Vegan Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
The classic combination of strawberry and banana comes alive with the zing of fresh ginger and orange juice.
Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
In addition to being the base of a mouthwatering fruit filling, strawberries add flavor and sweetness to the biscuits, which are delicious enough to be eaten on their own.
Vegan Zucchini Walnut Bread
Barley flour and agave nectar are used in this sugar- and wheat-free bread studded with zucchini, walnuts, and currants.
Very Berry Vegan Popsicles
Make this refreshing homemade version of a classic treat by blending together berries, fruit juice, and a little sweetener.
Dijon Macaroni Salad
Spice up your springtime barbecues with the perfect macaroni salad.
Vegan Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes
These delightful individual cakes are flavored with tart lemons and sweet agave nectar, and topped with a shiny lemon glaze.
Vegan Mixed Berry Fruit Crisp
Rolled oats, Sucanat, and vanilla complement the sweet and tangy combination of berries.
Vegan Fudge Popsicles
These rich, chocolaty treats are made with bananas, soymilk, and cocoa powder.
Vegan Citrus Popsicles
With a few additions, humble soy yogurt transforms into delicately sweet and creamy frozen pops.
Easy Vegan Blueberry-Nectarine Fruit Crisp
Made with rolled oats, Sucanat, vanilla, and spices, this topping sets off the sweet combination of blueberries and nectarines. For added crunch and nutrition, add some chopped nuts or sunflower seeds.
Easy Vegan Apple-Raisin Fruit Crisp
Made with rolled oats, Sucanat, vanilla, and spices, this topping takes fall-favorite fruit to a new level. For added crunch and nutrition, add some chopped nuts or sunflower seeds.
Vegan Lemon Glaze
This delicious glaze makes a wonderful topping for gingerbread, and works great as a dipping sauce for fresh fruit.
Vegan Berry Hand Pies
Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries—this recipe for “hand pies” uses them all!
Barbecue Baked Beans with Tempeh
Three beans and tempeh offer a tangy twist on this Fourth of July staple.
Raw Berry Pie
Brighten up your next summer picnic with this raw berry pie.
Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
Seasonal produce shines in this wholesome dessert from VN columnist Beverly Lynn Bennett.
Cranberry-Pear Crisp
This classic combo with cinnamon-spiced crumble will keep you warm through the new year.
Tempeh Mushroom Burgers
Fire up the grill this weekend for this delicious homemade burger.
Almond-Butterscotch Blondies
These almond-studded squares bring big flavor with every bite.
Gluten-Free Cherry Walnut Cookies
Celebrate summer’s bounty with these wheat-free treats.
Raw Coconut Carrot Cake
This cake packs all the flavor of its cooked cousin, with a nutritious twist.
Orange Sugar Cookies
A bright pop of orange zest sets these sweets above the rest.
Pumpkin Bread
A healthful alternative to pie, this bread packs fall flavors into a perfect Thanksgiving treat.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Just in time for Halloween, these treats showcase the enticing flavor and golden color of pumpkin.
Apple Dumplings
Drizzled with maple syrup, these sweet, juicy apples are over-the-top delicious.
Wheat-Free Cherry Pie
This crowd-pleasing, decadent dessert is perfect to enjoy on lazy summer days.
Thai Bundles
Coconut rice, crisp vegetables, and bright flavors combine in these Thai-inspired wraps.
Pistachio Sugar Cookies
VN's Beverly Lynn Bennett's sugar cookies turn grown up with a pop of pistachio.
Cranberry-Pear Crisp
Did someone buy too many cranberries? Here's our favorite way to deal with leftovers.
Crispy Cereal Bars
Better by far than standard crispy bars, these pack a protein-filled punch.
Vegan Snickerdoodles
These cookies really do have sugar, spice, and everything nice.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
The name says it all—who doesn’t like that combination? Keep these handy for when your inner chocoholic needs a fix.
Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies
This traditional cookie is still an all-star with the flawless combination of sweet and salty.
Snow Flakes
These delicate-looking cookies make a baked good gift, or as a holiday party dessert.
Enjoy layers of classic sugar cookie dough and its chocolate counterpart in these aesthetically pleasing and taste-bud-teasing treats.
Peanut Butter Mini Kiss Cookies
Peanut butter and chocolate: a match made in sweet-tooth heaven. Chocolate chips offer a nice surprise in the center. These are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Soy Egg Nog
In the past few years, a handful of soy and rice nogs have become available for our dairy-free drinking pleasure. Alternatively, you can make your own Soy Nog for holiday guests, adding a homemade touch that makes the holidays much more special.
Spicy Hummus & Veggie Wraps
These hummus and veggie wraps are very satisfying and are practically a meal in themselves. The veggies that are used can be varied; I often substitute raw shredded cabbage and yams in mine. The hummus can even be served on its own with raw veggies or crackers.
Garden Veggie Salad Wraps
This tofu-based filling is reminiscent of a traditional egg and mayo salad recipe, but studded with raw veggies that provide color as well as a little crunch. It can also be served on a bed of greens or as a spread with crackers.
Frozen Oatmeal Raisin Sandwiches
Vegan ice cream sandwiches are the perfect summer treat, but I couldn’t find an oatmeal cookie variety. These really aren’t that difficult to make and are just perfect for enjoying on a warm summer afternoon. For the chocoholics out there, feel free to substitute chocolate chips for the raisins!
Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars
On-the-go bars have become staples in many of our daily lives, as meal supplements/replacements or guilt-free treats, but they can be rather costly and full of ingredients unsuitable for vegans or those who suffer from food allergies. Try making your own healthy indulgence with this recipe for a crispy brown rice cereal and rolled oats-based bar that is flavored with coconut, chocolate chips, and nuts.
Maple Apple Topping
This apple topping turns any dessert or sweet dish into an elaborate, decadent treat. This is the perfect accompaniment to the Awesome Applesauce Cake.
Raw Berry Pie
This raw pie contains no added sugar, as it derives its sweetness naturally from the dates and berries. It’s beautiful to look at, easy to make, and the perfect recipe to serve during the spring and summer months when you’re in the mood for a pie but don’t want to heat up the kitchen by turning on the oven.
Cherry-Walnut Cookies
Not only are these cookies low fat and delicious, but they offer health benefits as well thanks to nutrient-dense cherries and walnuts. 1/2 cup of dried cherries can be substituted for the fresh cherries in the recipe. Also, other fruits and nuts may be substituted in the recipe to suit personal tastes.

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