Healthy, seasonal, whole food recipes blog – love and lemons

A few years ago, I posted Seared Tofu Banh Mi sandwiches on the blog and to this day they are one of our most popular recipes. Homemade cinnamon roll icing with powdered sugar I love a good Banh Mi, so I’m not at all surprised. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe with powdered sugar This recipe is a version of that – sans the bread.


Giant cinnamon bun recipe Not that I feel there’s anything wrong with a good toasty baguette here and there, but in an effort to lighten things up I present spring rolls. Giant cinnamon roll recipe Or should they be called summer rolls? Either way, let’s get on with our banh-mi-like filling.

There are a few steps involved in this recipe, but up until the rolling, everything can be made in advance. Giant cinnamon roll cake recipe The recipe starts by making banh mi pickles. Cinnamon buns bread machine After you make them, they can be stored in the fridge for at least a month, so you’ll be prepared next time a banh mi craving hits.

Next, marinate the tofu in a garlic-tamari-lime-lemongrass mixture. Cinnamon roll recipe with yeast This post is the last in the series of our partnership with method (see post’s 1, 2, and 3). Cinnamon roll recipe easy no yeast The inspiration behind this post came when method asked me to come up with a lemongrass recipe inspired by their lemongrass scented kitchen wash. Cinnamon roll recipe easy I think this is my favorite of them all because I just love lemongrass. Low fat cinnamon rolls recipe easy Love & Lemongrass will be our next blog’s name.

I have to admit something to you. Cinnamon roll recipe easy to make This food blog job isn’t always as glamorous as you may think it is. Best cinnamon roll recipe with cream cheese frosting It’s a job, like any job, with fun parts (cooking! eating!) and less fun parts that involve sitting behind a computer monitor, editing, writing, emailing, etc. Cinnamon roll recipe with cream cheese icing It’s not a sad life by any stretch, but it’s also not glitz and glory – it’s work. How to make cinnamon roll frosting without cream cheese Except… when some of the opportunities that come my way are totally out of left field – and I find myself going to California for a day touring an absolutely beautiful almond orchard instead of touring Adobe Lightroom.

A few weeks ago I went to visit Chamisal Creek, a family farm that’s part of the co-op of farmers that make up Blue Diamond Almond Growers. Cinnamon bun glaze without cream cheese It was a (surprisingly!) sunny day and the orchard was in full bloom. Cinnamon bun icing no cream cheese We ate Almond Breeze blueberry muffins, learned about the process of growing almonds, and enjoyed a beautiful farm-to-table lunch.

The romesco sandwiches they served at the lunch inspired this recipe. Cinnamon bun icing without cream cheese My version here is made vegetarian by using roasted cauliflower as the “meat” of the sandwich – to me cauliflower and romesco go together like peanut butter almond butter and jelly.

For me, it was really impactful to see that these orchards are pretty small family farms. Easy cinnamon roll recipe pillsbury The almonds that go into Almond Breeze aren’t grown at a giant mega-farm or anything like that, they’re grown exclusively by independent farms in the Blue Diamond Growers co-op. Easy delicious cinnamon roll recipe This farm, owned by Michael Dougherty and his family, is a 700 acre farm that grows 12 varieties of almonds and also produces wine, olive oil, and peaches. Easy cinnamon roll recipe using canned biscuits By being a part of the co-op, the farmers get much-needed support, and in turn Blue Diamond gets high quality almonds. Moist cinnamon roll recipe Almond Breeze is the only almondmilk brand that actually has the orchards within its own organization.

Driving to the orchard, I was surprised how much the almond trees looked like cherry blossoms:

The tour ended with this sweet vegan pear tart, which is on my list to make soon!

I’m sure most of you’re already a fan of Laura’s blog, The First Mess. Best cinnamon roll icing recipe If not, you should be – you’ll love it. Cinnamon roll recipe cream cheese frosting Laura and I both started our blogs around the same time, and I’ve been a fan of her creative, plant-based recipes ever since.

I’m so excited to share this recipe from her new cookbook today. Fluffy cinnamon rolls without yeast The First Mess Cookbook came out last week and I have to tell you – it’s a stunner. Cinnamon roll icing with powdered sugar I saw an early PDF copy months ago and I not only drooled over every single page, I read it (virtual) cover to cover. Homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast or milk I especially loved all of her little tips and tricks, like how she makes homemade almond milk by using almond butter so that no soaking or straining is involved – genius!

You’re gonna want to make everything – Cookies for Breakfast, Savory Ginger Green Onion Crepes, and she even has a recipe for Earl Grey Vegan Tiramisu that I’m dying to try out. Homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast or baking powder Laura has a way of combining ingredients in such unique ways.

When I finally got the book in my hands, I had a hard time choosing which recipe to share here – so I let Jack choose. Cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast or baking powder He narrowed down his picks to the Creamy Winter Vegetable Stew with Mustard, the Deep Immune Cup of Soup, and this “risotto” recipe. Homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch Obviously we picked this one. Cinnamon rolls recipe with yeast easy ??

This is a fun twist on risotto. Cinnamon rolls recipe with cream cheese frosting In her book, Laura talks about disappointing quinoa risottos she’s had at restaurants in the past (since quinoa isn’t very creamy), which led her to create this recipe. Cinnamon roll recipe with biscuits It mixes a white bean puree into the quinoa to make the risotto rich and creamy. Cinnamon buns recipe south africa There’s no butter, no cheese, and also… no standing at the stove stirring for a lengthy amount of time like most risottos.

While it’s not a full-on risotto replacement, it’s so wholesome and delicious. Cinnamon rolls south africa Top it with roasted broccoli and brussels sprouts and you have a warm cozy meal that’s perfect for these remaining chilly spring days. Homemade cinnamon rolls copycat cinnabon recipe The only thing I added there was a clove of garlic and a bigger squeeze of lemon (for obvious reasons).

Since I know some of you are heading to Austin this week for SXSW, I thought I’d share an updated list of favorite places to eat and drink in my town. Cinnamon rolls recipe cinnabon I’ve written a few of these posts in the past, but things change so quickly!

Here are some of our newest favorites as well as some old stand-by’s. Cinnamon rolls recipe easy from scratch I’ve also included some of my favorite shops and other activities in case you would like to see some sights in between meals ??

This truck is our newest obsession so I’m putting it up first. Best homemade cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast They have a permanent location on east 7th street, but we first discovered it at the Saturday farmer’s market. How to make cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese Their vermicelli bowls are the best in town! I love how lemongrass-y the lemongrass tofu is and their sauce is two emoji thumbs up.

Their brick and mortar restaurant is new this year – if you’re paleo, gluten free, or have any diet restriction, this is your spot. Cinnamon roll recipe with self rising flour and no yeast The food is made of the highest quality ingredients and is very health conscious. Cinnamon rolls no yeast recipe food network If you’re vegan, get the eggplant involtini. Cinnamon roll cake recipe with yellow cake mix If you’re not vegan, get the hash. Cinnamon roll cake recipe with cake mix And don’t miss the matcha drinks.

My most instagrammed restaurant (I can’t help it!) as well as a place Jack and I go to far too often. Cinnamon roll recipe without yeast and buttermilk I like the tofu mushroom banh mi, the mushroom pho, the breakfast banh mi, and the tofu avocado steamed buns (not on the menu but just ask).

If you visit one restaurant in Austin, go here. Cinnamon roll icing recipe no cream cheese Get the sweet potato taco – if you’re pescatarian, don’t miss the mojo fish taco. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe no powdered sugar Jack eats meat, and his favorite is the Happy Taco. Cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese recipe Don’t miss the Dona sauce if you like spicy things.

When you’ve had too many margaritas, go here for some wholesome vegan macrobiotic food. Easy cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing Note that this is in no way fancy – there’s no alcohol and you pay up front. Cinnamon rolls without yeast or baking powder But what it has some the most flavorful macrobiotic cooking I’ve ever had, and the sauces they make are amazing. Cinnamon rolls yellow cake mix Check out their website for the meal of the day. Cinnamon roll recipe using yellow cake mix If “suncheeze” is on the menu – go.

This is one of those restaurants that makes it hard to decide what to order because I want to try one of everything. Cinnamon roll recipe without bread machine There are TONS of vegan and gluten free options, but there are sustainable meat options as well. Cinnamon roll recipe with instant yeast I especially love their green curry soup (if it’s a special that day), the Indian Cauliflower, and the Thai Cashew Quinoa. Cinnamon roll recipe with grands biscuits The gluten free brownies are delectable.

If you like poke, don’t miss this one. Cinnamon roll recipe with canned biscuits They also have vegan poke with tofu and kale.

I used to work across the street from Koriente and ate here literally every day. Cinnamon roll recipe with refrigerated biscuits We love the shiitake tofu, but everything is great. Cinnamon roll recipe with biscuit dough The food is healthy and delicious and the staff is incredibly nice.

Ok, yes, it’s the place with the big, very cute, chicken sign, but you can go here even if you don’t eat chicken. Homemade giant cinnamon rolls recipe I especially love the Jerez Salad with chickpeas and carrot escabeche. Easy giant cinnamon rolls recipe Their patio is big and beautiful, so go here on a sunny day.

A neighborhood favorite. Cinnamon rolls from scratch easy I like their green curry, the papaya salad, and their coconut soup. Cinnamon rolls from scratch with yeast They also have a big selection of vegan and gluten free desserts – the chocolate peanut butter pie is to die for.

As seen on Shark Tank, ha! It’s build-your-own Korean BBQ – you can choose your meat (or tofu), sauce, and whether you’d like tacos, a rice bowl, a salad, or a burrito. Homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch no yeast I get the tofu salad with black beans, avocado, and kimchi with the carrot-ginger sauce.

It’s not a local Austin chain but this restaurant, based on recipes by Dr. Cinnamon rolls from scratch no yeast Andrew Weil, is on our regular rotation for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Cinnabon cinnamon rolls recipe food com Favorites are: the tofu scramble burrito, the shiitake dumplings, the brussels sprout mushroom pizza (Jack’s favorite), and the vegan butternut squash pizza.

When we lived a little closer to this place, we were regulars. Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting Jack and I had a Sunday Steeping Room ritual which means that it’s basically our church. Cinnamon roll recipe using canned biscuits I love all of their soups (they rotate daily), the curries, the chocolate crunch tea, and their vegan double chocolate cupcakes. Best homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast A great spot for vegan and gluten free options.

I’m putting this in the brunch section because it’s widely popular for brunch, even though Jack and I usually go for lunch or dinner (I hate crowds!). Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing I love their gem lettuce salad and the kale salad. Cinnamon swirl bundt cake recipe Don’t skip the hummus with their homemade flatbread.

The cutest little french cafe – great wine, delicious cheese and the BEST cauliflower gnocchi you’ve ever tasted.

This is my favorite dinner restaurant right now. Cinnamon roll pound cake recipe It’s owned by the same folks that own Contigo (another favorite), what I love about the menu at Chicon is that the food is incredibly local and seasonal. Cinnamon roll bundt cake recipe Its style is Texas farm to table and while there are a lot of meaty dishes, they don’t ignore their vegetable offerings. Quick cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch The menu changes often but some of the best things I’ve had were a vegan sunflower seed risotto, a pho made with spaghetti squash instead of noodles, and a salad made of smoked and raw mushrooms (it’s hard to describe why the salad was so good but it was killer). Cinnamon rolls cinnabon copycat recipe I can go on and on but I’m going to stop here because I’m going on and on.

This one is a twofer, as they have both an excellent wine garden as well as a phenomenal restaurant. Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting recipe The wine garden not only has a lovely selection of wine, but they also serve yummy light snacks. Pillsbury cinnamon roll king cake recipe The restaurant is a tiny cozy place that serves a highly seasonal prix fix menu using local ingredients, and you can choose the dishes you want from 4 categories: land (meat), sea (fish), earth (vegetarian), and dream (dessert).

Other note-worry dinner places: Vox Table, Olamaie, Emmer & Rye, Juniper

We’ve been loving the breakfast here lately – their avocado toast with jalapenos, breakfast sandwiches, bowls, and their pastries are pretty darn good too. Cinnamon rolls recipe homemade They occasionally have gluten free pastries.

A cute Japanese-ish coffee shop with neat squirrel wallpaper. Cinnamon rolls recipe easy quick We love the coffee here as well as the simple lunch plates.

A new wine bar in our neighborhood. Cinnamon rolls made with yellow cake mix It’s a little pricey but the wines are very very good. Cinnamon roll dough recipe with yeast Depending on the seasonality of the menu, I also love the whole roasted artichoke appetizer.

Still one of our favorite patios to get a drink and people watch. Cinnamon roll dough recipe no yeast If you come in the summer, get the Froze (a frozen rose slushie).

On Sundays, they offer half-price by the glass for opened bottles. Cinnamon roll dough recipe without eggs Great patio too. Cinnamon roll recipe with yellow cake mix Did I mention half-price wine?

An all vegan bakery – their peanut butter chocolate cupcake is super yummy.

You can find their baked goods at whole foods and other places around town – but they also just opened a new brick and mortar bakery. Cinnamon roll coffee cake recipe don’t miss their Bing Bong Cupcakes.

Hands down, my favorite shop for home goods. Pillsbury cinnamon roll coffee cake recipe I’m obsessed with their ceramic selection.

My second favorite place for home goods, furniture and organic bedding.

Visit their market stand on Saturday mornings. Easy cinnamon buns recipe no yeast Walk around the farm grounds and have breakfast at Eden East (although it’s not vegetarian friendly – I suggest going to nearby Sa-ten before or afterward if your’e not carnivorous).

It’s at 4th and Guadalupe, and it’s where I get most of my farmer’s market produce for my recipes. Cinnamon roll recipe made with canned biscuits While you’re there go to the Saigon Le Vender truck.

A scenic view over Lake Austin, plus get a little exercise hiking up the stairs. Homemade cinnamon rolls with biscuit dough Afterward, brunch at Epicerie.

It’s too cold for me (the water is 67°F year-round!), but I’m putting it on the list because it’s a fun Austin thing to do on a hot hot day.

If you’re a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ show Fixer Upper, you might want to take the drive to check this spot out. Cinnamon roll recipe pillsbury grands It’s 1.5 hours from Austin – once you get there, you can shop, have lunch on the picnic tables (the Milo food truck is our favorite, the crepe truck is really good too). Easy cinnamon rolls from scratch without yeast Get a sweet treat and an instagram photo of at the super cute bakery before you leave.

Hi, my name is Jeanine – I love food that’s fresh, bright and often finished with a squeeze of lemon. Easy homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch I cook and photograph food with my husband Jack in sunny Austin, TX.

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