Vegan Apple Crisp

Vegan Apple Crisp, A Fall favorite without the dairy! |The Local Taste

Happy (almost) first day of Fall! Did you know that technically tomorrow (September 23rd) is the first day of Fall? I honestly wasn’t sure, so I Googled it. I still can’t believe it’s almost October. Where does time go?? We really had an amazing summer. Craig and I did  a little traveling to Mexico and Canada and spent some much needed time together. Now, with both of us in school full-time and jobs life is pretty busy. For those of you who don’t know I am back in school (getting my second degree) in Graphic Design. I love design and I can’t wait to be done with school and in my career. Here’s a little peak at what I’ve been working on for school. For my Vector class we had to design our personal logo. What do you think?

Logo Design


I do LOVE Fall though. I love wearing cardigans and boots, and I love cool crisp air in the mornings. So, I’ve whipped up a little Vegan Apple Crisp to get this season started off right! This recipe only requires 7 simple ingredients, and I bet you have most of them in your pantry already!

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This is a fairly traditional apple crisp that uses coconut oil in the place of butter. Ya’ll know I’m obsessed with coconut oil for both cooking and skin care. … 

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DIY Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

DIY Lemon Sugar Body Scrub|The Local Taste As much as I love sharing recipes for food I also love a good body scrub! With so many options in stores it’s hard to know which scrubs are actually good for you. So many body scrubs in stores are not all natural, and may contain ingredients that are toxic for your skin. Then you have those scrubs that are just too expensive! DIY body scrubs are a cheap and non-toxic alternative to store bought scrubs.

You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own body scrub at home. It makes a perfect gift when placed in a mason jar with a twine wrapped label. This lemon sugar body scrub only requires three simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. All you need is brown sugar, lemon, and coconut oil. 

DIY Lemon Sugar Body Scrub|The Local Taste


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Homemade Strawberry Limeade

Homemade Strawberry Limeade made with 3 ingredients! |The Local Taste

I’ll be the first to admit that Fall is my favorite season. For many reasons: boots, scarves, tights, our anniversary, bonfires…etc, but there are some things I will REALLY miss about summer as well. I love late night runs to Sonic. My favorite Sonic drink is their strawberry limeade. It reminds me of pool days in college when we’d stop baking in the sun for an hour to catch happy hour at Sonic.

Homemade Strawberry Limeade made with 3 ingredients! |The Local Taste

Funny (okay, not so funny) story of me making this drink. While slicing limes to beautifully garnish the glasses I also sliced my thumb. I was home alone and I absolutely hate blood, so of course I panicked. After a few paper towels, band aides and Neosporin I was able to continue this recipe. Nothing was stopping me from making this because I totally had my heart set on this drink all night!… 

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