7 Favourite Vegan Recipes From Family Fresh Cooking!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 13, 2012

Hi! I am Marla from Family Fresh Cooking and I am thrilled to be here on Oh She Glows today. This is my second feature here and I am more than thrilled to be hosted again by Angela! How is your September going? I cannot believe how quickly the time is going.

When it comes to creating new recipes I love to use seasonal offerings at their peak of flavor. Today, I’m sharing healthy breakfasts and treats that will carry you from the end of summer into fall.

All set? Let’s dig in…

Saffron Pear Baked Oatmeal: Have you ever had baked oatmeal? I cannot believe this is breakfast because really it could replace dessert for me. The saffron puts an elegant twist on a classic bowl of oats. Ready to bake your breakfast? Let’s check out just how simple this is to prepare.


Homemade Raspberry Applesauce: Applesauce has got to be one of the simplest recipes ever. It tastes great, you can adapt it to suit any season and it is all natural. Not to mention it makes your home smell amazing as it simmers. Make a big batch so you can dig in whenever you want to.

Homemade Raspberry Applesauce on Family Fresh Cooking blog IMG 8471

Gluten-Free Fall Harvest Fruit Crumble: This is what dreams are made of I tell ya. Fall fruits cooked until they are bursting with flavor. Baked with a blend of almond meal, oat flour, sunflower seeds, tart dried cranberries.


Spring Bouquet Popsicles: Planning on throwing a baby shower, bridal shower or a wedding? How about an elegant outdoor party? Wow your guests with edible flower pops.

Spring Blossom Bouquet Popsicles on Family Fresh Cooking blog.

Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates: I sure hope you love apples and nuts as much as I do. I am nuts for nuts and sweet-tangy apples paired together. If you make this recipe your home will smell amazing! Pinky promise. These stuffed apples take hardly any effort to prepare and the results are splendid. This treat is great no matter what time of year and for any time you want a healthful, vitamin packed sweet bite.


Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cubes: Make a splash in your iced coffee, coconut milk or almond milk! Chocolate-Ice-Cubes-Marla-Meridith-IMG_9549

We are obsessed with Cherry Pie Shakes: Try one after a sweaty workout to cool down!

Cherry Pie Milk Shake for AttuneFoods.com on FamilyFreshCooking.com | IMG 6228

It was great “meeting” you all! Thanks for having me Angela. I would love to stay in touch! You can also find me on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. To stay up to date with my blog posts grab a free email subscription.


Big thanks to Marla for this amazing round-up of recipes and stunning photography! It’s certainly that time of the year when days can be hot enough for a popsicle and then cool enough for baked oatmeal the next. Now, the only problem is deciding which recipe to make first! What do you think? ~ Angela

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Zestful Lou September 13, 2012 at 9:13 am

OOO! That cherry pie shake looks divine for these hot hot days we’ve been having!!


marla September 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

Thanks Lou! It has been crazy hot here too! Perfect cherry shake weather :)


Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

Ooh, these look wonderful, especially the raspberry applesauce! I love the dainty look of the edible flower pops but I have to say no one in my family would be adventurous enough to try those. But they would make gorgeous luminaries if you used regular water and froze them in a bowl in early spring!

Glad to meet you!


marla September 13, 2012 at 10:43 am

Anele, that is a GREAT idea to do the floral luminaries :) Thanks!
Great to meet you too :)


Janae @ Bring-Joy September 13, 2012 at 9:23 am

You have some amazing recipes Marla. I especially love the frozen hot chocolate cubes–brilliant & simple. A lot of sweet recipe ideas here, thank you!


marla September 13, 2012 at 10:43 am

Hi Janae! Nice to meet you too. The ice cubes are fun huh!! My kids (and myself) love ’em :)


Solveig @ Gluten-Free-Vegan-Girl September 13, 2012 at 9:34 am

Wow, amazing job Marla! All of these look truly delicious, got a lot of great ideas :)


Rachel September 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

Amazing recipes! I’m going to check out the hot chocolate ice cubes!


Erica {EricaDHouse.com} September 13, 2012 at 9:42 am

I have never used saffron before and I think that baked oatmeal is the perfect reason to try it!


marla September 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

Erica, I bet once you try saffron you will love it. Great in sweets and savories. It adds flavor and a really pretty color to recipes :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

I must say I don’t think I’ve ever had saffron in something sweet so I’m definitely intrigued too!


Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife September 13, 2012 at 9:48 am

mmm frozen hot chocolate ice cubes such a smart idea! I need to do this!


Christa @ Edible Balance September 13, 2012 at 10:03 am

wow, just… wow. gorgeous photos, especially the spring popsicles! Everything looks delicious!


Danielle @ TwoLoveBirds September 13, 2012 at 10:11 am

Holy cow, all of your recipes look delicious! The popsicles are gorgeous and I can’t wait to go home and make your baked apples! Frozen hot chocolate cubes? Genius!


marla September 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

Thanks Christa! My Spring Bouquet Popsicles were just featured in a UK wedding magazine. I was so flattered!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

Congrats! I’m surprised Martha didn’t pick them up too. ;)


marla September 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Oh girl, a gig with Martha would be very sweet!! I dream of the day :)


adam September 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

I agree with a couple of the other comments – frozen hot chocolate ice cubes!!!!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 13, 2012 at 11:17 am

Agree – they are great in almond milk.


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 13, 2012 at 10:37 am

Everything looks fantastic, but I cannot get bast the idea of saffron in baked oatmeal. Brilliant! I don’t use saffron enough.


marla September 13, 2012 at 10:46 am

Laura, you gotta try the saffron in oatmeal. I am obsessed with it!!


marla September 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

Great to meet you guys here today!! So thrilled you are enjoying our vegan favorites. Angela, thanks again for having me and for being such a great hostess :) XO


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

always glad to have you! Thanks again.


LizforaDay September 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

I think I like the Popsicle the best. Great post. I have to put that on my list to try.


Joann @ Woman in Real Life September 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

Ohhhh! Everythings looks so delicious and beautiful! Amazing photos!


marla September 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Thanks Joann :)


Tanya @ playful and hungry September 13, 2012 at 11:17 am

Very inspiring! I started to make frozen hot chocolate ice cubes and coffee ice cubes this summer, too!


Averie @ Averie Cooks September 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

Marla, your recipes and photography are always stunning and it’s so nice to see you here. Great collaboration post from two of my fave ladies!


marla September 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Thanks Averie :)


Jeanette September 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

I’m a big fan of Marla’s – so great to find her here today!


marla September 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Hi Jeanette, fun to see you here!! Thanks for stopping by to say hi…


Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I’m loving the hot chocolate ice cubes!


Mandy September 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I just found Oh She Glows blog & I am obsessed! Angela you are an amazing vegan chef! Anyways, I was sitting outside enjoying this Raspberry Acai Applesause – wondering if I could find a homemade receipe! Thank you – I cant wait to try it!!!


marla September 14, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Mandy, raspberry acai sounds wonderful!


[email protected] September 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Everything looks delicious and so pretty! I love walnuts and dates together. I’m so going to be making the stuffed apple. What perfect way to ring in the Fall!


marla September 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm

KIm, hope you get to try these stuffed apples soon. One of my all time favorites for fall + so easy to prepare :)


Somer September 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Oh my, those flower popsicles are some of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen!


Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset September 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Those popsicles are so elegant and creative!


Dee September 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Truly scrumptious!! So creative, especially the cherry pie shakes!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

All of these look SO perfect for fall! It’s great to ‘meet’ you too Marla, and your photos are so beautiful! I’ve been silently following you on Pinterest for a while now (in a non-creeperish sort of way) and your pins always make me hungry!


Andrea @ Vegvacious September 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I think I need to pin every single here! Those are some great looking recipes!!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit September 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Love your recipes, Marla! We’ve enjoyed many of them time and time again, especially those cherry shakes, delicious!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 14, 2012 at 6:42 am

I just love Marla’s recipes!!! The first thing I ever made of hers was the snack cake and ever since then I have been hooked!! The girl can also take some serious photos! She makes everything look so delicious!! Great post Angela!!


Lauren (pb&g) September 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

Yum!! I’m eyeballing those baked apples along with the oatmeal. Nice warm things for a brisk morning!


aimee September 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

An ff the topic question for Angela and/or Marla .. I have a red cabbage bigger then the size of my head that I picked up at the market – what would you do with it?!


Marissa September 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

The spring bouquet popsicles are gorgeous! These would be perfect for some events that I have coming up next spring. Thanks for the creative idea.


Sonal September 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

Wow these recipes are so creative! :) Can’t wait to try the popsicles!


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