This week, the spotlight is shining on Laine Rudolfa of The Thriving Vegan!

Laine is a food blogger, photographer, and recipe creator, bringing us her amazing recipes from Latvia! Laine found health and happiness in a vegan diet, and is helping spread the joy to others as well. Laine believes that “our food choices have a very strong impact on our spiritual growth, environment and general health of our planet – the home which we all share.” We love Laine’s positive approach to plant-based eating, and her recipes are just so beautiful we can’t look away! Be sure to check out Laine’s awesome dishes at Thriving Vegan.


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1. Raw Superfood Avocado Cake

Vegan GLuten-Free Vegan Raw Superfood Avocado Cake with fruit topping

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Whether it’s a hot summer day or a cold winter outside, you can never go wrong with a Raw Superfood Avocado Cake. No matter what’s the occasion – a birthday party or anniversary – this cake will always surprise your guests. It looks absolutely stunning (without using any artificial colors!), tastes refreshing, but it’s still satisfying at the same time. And yes, it’s a nutrition bomb. Literally. The crust is made from dates and almonds, but the creamy filling consists of avocados and is sweetened with banana and maple syrup.

2. Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes with Parsley Pesto

Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes with Parsley Pesto

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In this recipe you’ll discover how to make the crispiest and most flavorful rosemary hasselback potatoes with tangy parsley and pumpkin seed pesto. This recipe is a real win-win because it’s vegan, gluten-free, healthy and comforting at the same time. So let’s get those Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes with Parsley Pesto on the table!

3. Dark Chocolate: Raspberry-Rose, Cashew-Coffee & Peanut Butter 

Dark Chocolate

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Although you might be used to buying vegan dark chocolate at a store, making your own chocolate at home has many benefits. Not only do you have all the control over what kind and how much sugar you’re adding, but also you can create the wildest & most delicious flavor and filling combinations. It’s a dream come true for any real chocolate lover, so try these flavors of Dark Chocolate: Raspberry-Rose, Cashew-Coffee & Peanut Butter!

4. Hot Chocolate ‘Macaccino’

Vegan Hot Chocolate "Macaccino" with spices

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Maca has an earthy and sweet flavor and it’s great for hot drinks and smoothies. This Hot Chocolate ‘Macaccino’ has a wonderful combination of spices and sweeteners that are all health-boosting and delicious.

5. Currant and Berry Tart With Date Caramel

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In this recipe, you’ll discover how to bake a vegan berry tart that’s wholesome, gluten-free, crisp, and very delicious. This Currant and Berry Tart With Date Caramel has the simplest crust ever (and no chilling required!). It’s made from oat flour which is naturally gluten-free. This tart is naturally sweetened with date caramel and bananas (for some extra sweetness you can add maple syrup!).

6. Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Onions

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Here is an upgraded version of the traditional green bean casserole. It’s much healthier yet more delicious that the original recipe. You can serve it on Thanksgiving or any other holiday (or any random day). This vegan Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Onions is absolutely delicious and super creamy. The baked onions…Well, don’t be surprised if you eat them alone and they don’t even make to the top of casserole.

7. Spelt Doughnuts With Chocolate Frosting

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A big bite of doughnut can really brighten up your day. It’s fluffy, sweet, and covered with a rich glaze. But it’s truly unfortunate that the classic doughnut is made of not-too-great-for-you white flour and is bathed in oil. These baked, not fried, Spelt Doughnuts With Chocolate Frosting are a healthier take on a breakfast favorite.

8. Balsamic Roasted Garlic Mushrooms

Vegan Gluten-Free Balsamic Roasted Garlic Mushrooms with herbs

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These Balsamic Roasted Garlic Mushrooms are incredibly satisfying and rich in flavor. Although there are many flavor options for making roasted mushrooms, these ones are tangy, flavorful, and perfect on top of a salad or veggie bowl!

9. Chocolate Walnut Pumpkin Bread

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If you’re craving something sweet with a little fall vibe to it, then this Chocolate Walnut Pumpkin Bread is what you need. It’s completely plant-based, covered in chocolate, and sprinkled with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds for that perfect combination of sweet, chocolatey, and sour.

10. Mini Raspberry Swirl Cake

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Sometimes you might feel like you want to have a cake. But you don’t really feel like making the whole thing, baking it, and then filling yourself up with a massive sugar dose. These Mini Raspberry Swirl Cakes are almost raw, low in sugar, fruity, refreshing, and filling. They’re also easy to make because you don’t have to bake them. The freezer will do its job instead. And the beautiful raspberry swirl on the top will make these cakes a hit in any party.

Be sure to check out Laine‘s recipe page on our site, as well as her website! You can also find her recipes on our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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