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Spiced Apple and Tangerine Spritz {with mocktail option}

This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast!

This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast!
 
Hi! Ok guys. I’m just going to preface this post by saying that holy-cow I’m not sure I’ve ever made a cocktail at home that I have loved SO dang much.

It is seriously that good, you guys.

So good that we’ve been (ahem) “testing” it just about every night as an after-dinner-let’s-play-cards drink. Needless to say, between myself, my husband, our roommate, and friends stopping by our place we’ve THOROUGHLY tested this recipe. Probably somewhere in the range of 20 or so times in the last week 😳

And the funny thing is, we’re not usually the type to even whip up a fancy make at home cocktail. We generally reach for a glass of wine, hard cider, or beer (for the boys), with the occasional espresso martini thrown in there before nights out on the town.

BUT THIS DRINK. Oh man. I’m borderline super-obsessed and just so so excited to share the recipe with you guys.

Because it’s so easy to make! And so lovely to drink.

And absolutely PERFECT for the fall! All dressed up with fall ingredients like apple cider, juicy and sweet tangerine juice, cinnamon, and spiced rum – or vodka if that’s more your style. But even if you usually aren’t into dark / spiced rums, I would urge you to give it a chance in this spritz cocktail because I’m generally not super into them and somehow it just works.

This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast! This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast! This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast!

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Dairy Free Everything Bagel Spiced Ranch Dressing {paleo + whole30}

This dairy free everything bagel spiced ranch dressing is made with a few simple + clean ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator and pantry! Ready in 5 minutes and so delicious for dipping veggies or as a dressing for your favorite salad. A healthy and tasty alternative to store bought ranch. 

This dairy free everything bagel spiced ranch dressing is made with a few simple + clean ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator and pantry! Ready in 5 minutes and so delicious for dipping veggies or as a dressing for your favorite salad. A healthy and tasty alternative to store bought ranch. 
 
The theme of todays post should probably be titled:

You can take the girl out of the midwest, but you can’t take the midwest out of the girl 😉

AKA I love ranch dressing with my whole heart and I don’t care who knows it.

And I’m guessing that if you’re reading this you also love ranch, and you’re probably also looking for a healthier option than the store bought stuff. And guess what – I’m ALSO down with a healthier homemade ranch because eating the foods you love doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your standards.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that I’ve 100% got you covered.

This dairy free everything bagel spiced ranch dressing is made with a few simple + clean ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator and pantry! Ready in 5 minutes and so delicious for dipping veggies or as a dressing for your favorite salad. A healthy and tasty alternative to store bought ranch. 

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The Best Vegan Black Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free}

The best vegan black bean soup is made with simple ingredients like canned black beans, veggies and some flavorful spices. Hearty and full of flavor and nutrition! Top it with your favorite garnishes like cilantro, red onion and lots of lime for a satisfying and easy soup! 

The best vegan black bean soup is made with simple ingredients like canned black beans, veggies and some flavorful spices. Hearty and full of flavor and nutrition! Top it with your favorite garnishes like cilantro, red onion and lots of lime for a satisfying and easy soup! 
 
Alllllrighty. Happy Friday, friends! The weekend has arrived once again. Let’s get down to business and talk black bean soup! The BEST vegan black bean soup to be specific.

I get it. Black bean soup is not exactly a revolutionary recipe. Nothing crazy or super out of the box here. But this one is very good. I wouldn’t call it the best if I didn’t mean it.

Of course that is just my opinion but we’ve been doing this long enough that I think you’ve got some level of trust in me 😉

I’ve been making this soup sort of on the fly for the last handful of years and it never gets old. Always quick, easy, healthy and filling! Basically everything you could ever want from a black bean soup.

And now, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news.

I would ask you which one you want first, but since we can’t really do that I’m just gonna go good news first.

Good news: you can make the best vegan black bean soup for your people after reading this post!

The bad news: These pictures kind of make me cringe. But I’m hoping you guys have a more forgiving opinion of my photography than I do. Or at least don’t judge the quality of my recipes by the quality of my photographs 😝

The best vegan black bean soup is made with simple ingredients like canned black beans, veggies and some flavorful spices. Hearty and full of flavor and nutrition! Top it with your favorite garnishes like cilantro, red onion and lots of lime for a satisfying and easy soup! 

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