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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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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