Author: The Panicked Foodie

An Open Letter to Congress on World Mental Health Day (2019)

An Open Letter to Congress on World Mental Health Day (2019)

Dear [Insert Name of Representative], My name is [insert your name], and I am writing on behalf of the Twitter mental health community about the changes needed to ensure affordable and accessible mental health care and ways to improve remission rates and restore functionality and […]

Weighted Blankets: How to Really Compare Them!

Weighted Blankets: How to Really Compare Them!

Disclaimer: The information contained within this blog post does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only. While I have a PhD, I am not a licensed medical professional. Any questions you have regarding your health should be discussed with your treating physician. Introduction […]

Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Ahhhh, fall is in the air here in central New York. The temperatures are dropping, patches of color are appearing on trees, leaves pepper the ground, the clouds are more ominous. Unlike summer, where we generally have lots of sunlight, blue skies, and fluffy white […]

Vegan Key Lime Hummus {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Key Lime Hummus {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

In one of the many food facebook groups I am a part of, I saw people posting about a new Key Lime flavored dessert hummus. Knowing that these things run about $4-5 a container, I decided to see if I could make my own at […]

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

I have recently turned into a huge raisin fan. I purchased a container of them, and noticed on the packaging that it’s best if they are refrigerated. I thought it strange, but put them in the fridge anyways. I went to have some for a […]

Vegan Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Alright all you cookie lovers, do I have a surprise for you! 🙂 One of my favorite candies, which isn’t vegan, are Almond Joys. I can polish off a whole bag of them. Because I am trying to eat more vegan and gluten-free friendly foods, […]

Vegan Banana Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Banana Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

If you love banana bread, then you are going to love these cookies! For whatever reason, I have always struggled with quick breads. Mine always end up overcooked on the top and mushy in the center. I need to tackle that at some point, but […]

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Carrot cake anything, is actually one of my favorite flavors for cakes and cupcakes. It’s a staple around Easter time, yet the spices remind me of my favorite season to come, Fall. As I am trying to eat vegan and gluten-free for health reasons, I […]

Chewy Molasses Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Chewy Molasses Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without baking chewy molasses cookies. When I think of Christmas and the holidays in general, I think of the exact smell of these cookies. While they’re not gingerbread, they are a close relative and they make your house smell so […]

Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

I have yet to meet a person that doesn’t enjoy Reese’s peanut butter eggs, trees, or pumpkins (can you tell how much I love these?!?). For me personally, they are my favorite holiday treat, and I buy tons of them as soon as they hit […]

Vegan Double Chocolate Zucchini Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Double Chocolate Zucchini Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

These vegan double chocolate zucchini cookies are, hands down, my favorite cookie. I make these ALL THE TIME. I stumbled across the original recipe from Boys Ahoy a few years ago, and I just had to make them. Not only is it a good way […]

Roasted Herb Red Potatoes

Roasted Herb Red Potatoes

Is it just me, or does anyone else ever crave roasted herb red potatoes? Maybe it’s because I am a carboholic, but I definitely had a craving for them today, and had to make a bunch. Luckily I had just purchased a 5 lb bag […]

Vegan Blueberry Muffins {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Blueberry Muffins {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

These vegan blueberry muffins have been a loonngggg time coming. While blueberry muffins are my favorite muffin, I made them for the very first time a few months ago. Ever since my muffin disaster back in 2016, I’ve been hesitant to try again. After successfully […]

Oven Baked Bacon

Oven Baked Bacon

While I don’t eat a lot of meat, bacon is one of those things I just can’t give up. My favorite is a nice applewood smoked bacon, that has crispy edges, with a little bit of tenderness towards the center. Traditionally, most people fry bacon […]

Medicare For All Cost

Medicare For All Cost

Introduction Medicare For All (or M4A for short), is currently being heavily debated in the US. It is clear to most people that the current healthcare system is broken and isn’t working for the vast majority of Americans. Approximately 41 million adults (between 19 to […]

Gluten-Free Ricotta Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Gluten-Free Ricotta Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Italian ricotta cookies are another throwback to my childhood. Italian ricotta cookies are another staple at our annual family Christmas party, along with chocolate peanut butter balls and M&M cookies. Ricotta cookies are known for being moist and tender, almost like a little piece of […]

Vegan Vanilla Frosting {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Vanilla Frosting {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

I love myself a good crusting buttercream on a cupcake. On first bite, I love the little crunch of the frosting that gives way to a creamy, heavenly frosting goodness. I’ve always made crusting buttercream with butter, but since I’ve been working on minimizing dairy […]

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

You guys…this is my very FIRST cupcake recipe on The Panicked Foodie! I remember baking cupcakes for the first time several years ago and it was a disaster. I filled the cupcake liners with too much batter, and the cupcakes went EVERYWHERE. I remember turning […]

Vegan Hot Cocoa

Vegan Hot Cocoa

Here in central NY, we have hit the worst part of winter: the much dreaded months of January and February. For us, this is the coldest and darkest time of the year. I like to use this time as a time to slow down a […]

Coconut Whipped Cream {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Coconut Whipped Cream {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

This coconut whipped cream is delightful! It’s thick, smooth, and creamy, just like the original. It’s the perfect topping on a slice of pie, golden milk latte, hot cocoa, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and a variety of other homemade desserts and beverages. Coconut whipped cream […]