Guest Post: (never home)maker

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 19, 2011

I have a special treat for you today- a guest post from one of my favourite blogging duos- Ashley and Stephen from (never home)maker! I fell in love with their drool-worthy recipes, beautiful photography, and enthusiasm for running just over a year ago and I’ve been hooked on their blog ever since. I hope you enjoy the post!

P.S.- I’m making these stat!!



Hey, everyone! We’re Ashley and Stephen from (never home)maker. Though we initially started our site as a food blog, it’s evolved and shifted over the years to share focus with fitness (specifically running), photography, everyday life, and now our expanding family (Ashley’s due with our baby girl, who we affectionately call Pequeña, in late November). Still, we don’t just eat to live. Good, healthy food is one of our biggest passions . . .

We’re thrilled to share with you five of our favorite vegan recipes from our blog. And though we have in recent years become vegetarian (Stephen now enjoys seafood on occasion), we always have the most fun in the kitchen crafting healthy vegan meals and desserts.



We made this Curried Avocado Soup a couple weeks ago. Though we’re both not usually keen on chilled soups — they don’t fill us up — this one is as creamy as it is tasty. It’s a perfect summer meal on its own… or as a starter to a picnic dinner.



Non-meat eaters may miss out on traditional summer grilling, but that doesn’t need to keep us from getting our fill. These Black Bean-Spinach Burgers are full of protein and greens — just waiting to be slathered with ketchup and mustard.



We’re rarely dissatisfied when we add coconut milk and peanut butter to a simple veggie dish. This Peanut Noodle Bowl is no exception, of course. Best of all, it’s great served hot or cold!



We owe the success of this refreshing Summer Roll recipe to my dear friend Meg. She recreated a restaurant favorite (pictured unrolled here so you can see all the goodness inside) back when we were in college. We still make it often — over 6 years later.



And no favorites list would be complete with our all-time favorite vegan cookie recipe. These Pecan Chocolate Chippers, at least in Ashley’s humble opinion, have a perfect crisp-but-soft-and-gooey texture. We make them at least once every couple weeks — even more often now that Ashley craves them all the time.

We’d like to thank Angela for the opportunity to share these recipes with you all. Oh She Glows has been a great source of inspiration for us over the years — most notably teaching us the pure wonder that is a green monster. We’re hooked and never looking back.

If you’d like to read more from us, feel free to stop by (never home)maker for more vegan recipes, tips on running, and other fun stuff. And our new-ish family site, (never home)maker, baby!, is the place to go for pregnancy updates as we anxiously await our little girl’s arrival.

<3 Ashley and Stephen M.

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 19, 2011 at 8:28 am

Usually only one or two recipes look like something I’d try, but all 5 of these look incredible! Thanks for sharing!


Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde July 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

Oh wow, that curried soup looks amazing and i can’t wait to try the peanut noodle bowl
I’m off to check out these new to me sites asap :)
Thanks for sharing!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

Ooh I love the looks of the Peanut Noodle Bowl and the Summer Rolls! Thanks for introducing me to this blog Ange – I haven’t checked it out before but I’m off to do just that right now! :)


Holly @ The Runny Egg July 19, 2011 at 8:32 am

That avocado soup sounds delicious — and with the 100 degree weather we’ve been having, a cold soup is probably just what I need!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 19, 2011 at 11:51 am

I’m making it today, can’t wait!


JenATX July 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm

please share the pics!


Andrea B. @ Vegvacious July 19, 2011 at 8:32 am

Yum! All those recipes look delish ~ I love peanut noodle bowls and that avo soup looks so good! I’m heading on over to visit your site right now!! Glad to meet you!!


Julie @ Shining From Within July 19, 2011 at 8:34 am

Everything looks so good! Especially those spring rolls!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 19, 2011 at 8:36 am

love this guest post. Your styles are very similar in the delicious food you guys come up with.


Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet July 19, 2011 at 8:40 am

I’m so glad that Ashley and Steven are back in blogging action!


Jen July 19, 2011 at 8:41 am

The black bean-spinach burgers and the peanut noodle bowl are calling my name! Why are peanut noodles so delicious?! Thanks for the recipes, guys! I’ll definitely be checking out your blog right after posting this comment. Congratulations on the pregnancy!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 19, 2011 at 11:51 am

can you believe Ive never had peanut noodles?


[email protected] DiVa DiSh July 19, 2011 at 8:46 am

WOW everything looks amazing! I love the idea of the curry soup at the top!! Such a pretty color! ANd I want to try that bean burger! I love that it is green :)
Congrats on your little baby due in november ashley!


Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 19, 2011 at 8:53 am

Great guest post! I need to make those cookies!!


Balancing Sylvia July 19, 2011 at 8:54 am

I love those guys blog too! Thanks for the guest post :D The pecan chocolate chippers look flippin delicious!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 19, 2011 at 8:55 am

There is nothing on this list that isn’t crave-worthy! I love making avocado gazpacho, but have never thought to put curry in it. That will be happening now though (I have an Indian food addiction).

Congrats on the little one!!


Cait's Plate July 19, 2011 at 9:09 am

Those black bean spinach burgers and those vegan chocolate chippers look too good to be true! Wonderful guest post (I’ve just added to my recipe list thanks to it, which is always the mark of a good post for me!)


Lindsey @ Why Just Eat July 19, 2011 at 9:14 am

I love reading your blog, you two! And those black bean spinach burgers look divine :)


Madelaine @ Healthy, Hot and Happy July 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

I love reading your blog as well! I have my eye on those cookies now.


Sarah July 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

Oh, my goodness, I’m making that noodle bowl tonight! It looks perfect:-).


Ashley July 19, 2011 at 9:19 am

Yay for Ashley + Stephen!!! Ang – This is such a fun guest post idea. A+S…I somehow forgot about those cooking. I need them in my life…stat! <3 you guys!


Zestful Lou July 19, 2011 at 9:30 am

I’m putting those veggie burgers and spring rolls on next week’s menu!! So nice to meet you!


Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 19, 2011 at 9:36 am

these look great! i will be making the black bean spinach burgers and chocolate pecan cookies asap!!


Girl in the pink July 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

Mmm.. I am not a chilled soup fan either, but I need to give this avocado soup a try!


Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 19, 2011 at 9:46 am

Great guest post guys, you’ve spoiled us with recipes! :)


Jen @ July 19, 2011 at 9:54 am

Wow! Everything looks so tasty!


The Teenage Taste July 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

Great guest post, Ashley and Stephen! Your recipes are making me drool! :-)


Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel July 19, 2011 at 10:39 am

mmm the chocolate chippers :)

xoxo <3


Michelle | Gold-Hearted Girl July 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

Wow, all these recipes look fabulous! I want to try each and every one.


Brittany @ ittybitsofbalance July 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

Mmmmm that peanut noodle bowl is calling my name…
Just saying….


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 19, 2011 at 2:11 pm

me too :)


Arielle (Your Vegan Girlfriend) July 19, 2011 at 10:53 am

Ahh thanks so much for sharing this! SO good to know blogs I have not yet discovered! And their spinach burger looks to die for. Just like you, always looking for new veggie burgers to add to the arsenal!


Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood July 19, 2011 at 11:05 am

Gosh, that summer roll and vegan pecan chocolate chip cookies look amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipes with us! =)


Audrey July 19, 2011 at 11:12 am

Love their sites!


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 19, 2011 at 11:21 am

Lahhhhve! They live near me in Upstate NY so I love reading about them!!! These recipes are daaaa best. Peanut noodles happening this weekend.


Cait @ Cait hates Cake July 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

Definitely trying the black bean spinach burgers!!


laura July 19, 2011 at 11:41 am

I love your blog! I’ve been an avid reader, but a not so common commmenter.
Great recipes, and congrats on the baby.. so exciting :)


Kaitlin @ Montgomery Minimalist July 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I’ve made the black bean and spinach burgers many times, and they are probably our favorite veggie burgers. I can’t wait to make the noodle bowl, and the spring rolls. I’ve never really liked cold soups, for texture reasons, but that does look really good.


Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather July 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm

So fun to see you two here! I’m always inspired by your recipe creations.


Heidi @ Food Doodles July 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Yum. Love NHM and NHMB and all these recipes look great, but I’m so shocked that I’ve never seen that cookie recipe before. Those look amazing, going to check them out now :D


[email protected] July 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

You guys seem like such a sweet team!! :D And like everyone said, these truly do look delicious!


Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker July 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Thanks, everyone, for all your sweet comments! We dug deep into our archives for these recipes, and I’d truly say they are some of the best of the best of what we have for vegan foods. Let us know if you try something out! And thanks again to Angela! You’re awesome, girl!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 19, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Thanks guys! Anytime :)


Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Those peanut noodles and cookies look absolutely divine!


Emma July 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I love NeverHomemaker.Such a great blog with so many interesting topics covered. I’m especially enjoying the new blog all about Ashley’s pregnancy and progress :)


Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco July 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Yup, I’m drooling. Thank you (never home) team for creating these wonderful recipes! And thank you Angela for having them put them up here! Now I REALLY want to go make those chippers. (By the way, I love that name.)


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Ashley, all your recipes look soooo good!

They are all perfect for summer. Or anytime.

Because choc chip cookies are ALWAYS in season :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm

heck yes!


Katherine July 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Lovin’ the Curry Avocado soup!


Brittany @ Runwithbritt July 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Oh wow! Those cookies and the black bean spinach burgers look amazing! I know what I’ll be cooking after I move next week. I can’t wait to break in my new kitchen!


Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats July 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Those cookies look like perfection! Thanks for sharing (never home)maker with us Angela! :)


Emily @ Comfortable Home Life July 19, 2011 at 5:05 pm

A double dose of neverhomemaker today? Love it! NHM was actually the FIRST food blog I ever read! Crazy how that has evolved into discovering this amazing community and creating my own blog.


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I want to make everything in this post! Thanks for sharing these recipes with us. :)


Molly @ RDexposed July 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Pecan chocolate chippers?? Since my beagle’s name was Chipper, I will have to make these…as well as the curried avocado soup!


Rachel July 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I just found the (never home)maker blog today – funny! I love the pictures of the nursery for their little girl – it’s so fun and unique.

They have great ideas! The black bean spinach burger sounds delicious – can’t wait to try it!


Meesh July 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

The peanut noodle bowl sounds amazing!!! Thanks for sharing :)


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I love both of these blogs!! I was soo excited when I saw the guest post :) can’t wait to try ALL of these recipes ( every single one looks fab!)


VeggieGIrl July 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

those cookies look amazing! Im so glad you did this guest post, Im always looking for new vegan recipes as I’m trying to become at least ninety percent vegan!!


kaila @ healthy helper! July 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm

These recipes look amazing!!! OMG I cannot wait to try them all!


Lorin July 20, 2011 at 12:08 am

I was wondering with your graham cracker recipe, Angela, if you can omit the blackstrap mollasses and add 1/4 cup egg white because I don’t have blackstrap mollasse and don’t have flax.


Lorin July 20, 2011 at 1:34 am

I made your banana oat chocolate chip breakfast cake thing, it was really good! My mom is taking some to work to share with her coworkers. Definitely delicous and I will be having some for breakfast tommorow before I see Harry Potter!


Katrina July 20, 2011 at 12:45 am

Everything looks so yummy!


Kathy July 21, 2011 at 2:21 am

I love it :)
I’m mostly interested in the black bean spinach burgers!


meredith July 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

Thank you for all of your beautiful recipes and inspiring thoughts. Random that i follow your blog and that you linked to neverhome maker. My neighbor turned me onto her blog as he’s her brother (maybe uncle??? ps, i’m in san diego!!). Please check out my blog “A Grateful Life”, Keep up the good work…you touch so many more lives than you will ever realize!!!


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