• The Best Damn Vegan Nachos


    I know what you’re all thinking… “FINALLY! A new Pintastic Recipes episode!!” Yeah, we’ve been slacking a bit on getting new episodes up (well, Ryan has, lol) but it’s finally here.

    In this episode, we test out The Best Damn Vegan Nachos by Minimalist Baker.

    As many of you know, Charlene has been a practicing vegan for a little while now and it was her curiosity and enthusiasm for the lifestyle that led her to find this recipe which features a vegan queso made with eggplant and nutritional yeast. Don’t know what nutritional yeast is? Don’t worry… we break it down for you in the episode.

    Now, Ryan is definitely NOT a vegan so ratings were mixed on this dish as you can imagine. Nevertheless, we were both please with the final product.

    Check out more great recipes at the Minimalist Baker website!

  • Vegan Chocolate Halloween Treats


    Welcome to a special Halloween edition of Pintastic Recipes! In this episode, we test a recipe for Vegan Chocolate Halloween Treats by Angela Liddon featured on CHATELAINE.com. As always, the link to the original recipe is below if you’d like to make it yourself. And by the way, if you enjoyed Charlene’s makeup in this video, click here to see the YouTube tutorial by Dope2111 she watched to pull it off.

    Rating

    When we first discovered this recipe on Pinterest, the description claimed that these treats taste just like Rolos, so we had to give them a try. We were not disappointed. In fact, Charlene gave it ANOTHER perfect rating! You vegans really know how to cook! Here are the rankings:

    Charlene: 5 / 5 Pins!!
    Ryan: 4.6 / 5 Pins

    Have you found any recipes on Pinterest that you’d like us to test? Tell us about them with a comment.

  • Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream


    Welcome to the first-ever “Really Quick Viewer Recipes (RQVR)” minisode! As you may already know, our RQVR minisodes are short episodes of Pintastic Recipes dedicated exclusively to highlighting and rating viewer-submitted recipes.

    In this minisode, we test a Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream recipe sent in by Aileen from NutritionWithAileen.com. Aside from being gluten free and vegan, it’s also perfect for the holidays, so be sure to watch this episode if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to the usual pumpkin pie you serve on Thanksgiving. As always, the link to the original recipe is below if you’d like to make it yourself.

    Upon tasting the dish, we both agreed it was delicious, which is surprising considering Charlene doesn’t even like Pumpkin Pie! That’s all the details we’ll give away right now. You’ll just have to watch the minisode to find out why we thought it was so tasty. Here are the rankings:

    Charlene: 4 / 5 Pins
    Ryan: 4.5 / 5 Pins

    Click here to see the recipe on NutritionWithAileen.com.

    Do you have a recipe of your own that you’d like us to feature on a future RQVR minisode? Leave us a comment below with a link to the recipe!

  • 85 Calorie Protein Brownies


    Welcome to episode 11 of Pintastic Recipes! In this episode, we test an 85 Calorie Protein Brownie recipe by Taralynn McNitt of UndressedSkeleton.Tumblr.com that is – *deep breath* – gluten free, vegan, dairy free, soy free, no sugar added, low carb and high fiber! Whew!

    As always, the link to the original recipe is below if you’d like to make it yourself.

    There was no difference of opinion when it came to what we thought of this dish. It wasn’t that they were the best-tasting protein brownies we’ve ever had, but we both agreed that they are a near perfect brownie substitute for vegans or anyone on a strict healthy diet. So congrats to Taralynn McNitt for a job well done. And with that being said, here are the rankings:

    Charlene: 4 / 5 Pins
    Ryan: 4 / 5 Pins

    Click here to see the Pin for this recipe on the Pintastic Recipes Pinterest page.
    Click here to see the recipe for this dish on UndressedSkeleton.Tumblr.com.

    Have you found any recipes on Pinterest that you’d like us to test? Tell us about them with a comment.