Giveaway: Vegan Delish, the Healthy Recipe App

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easy recipesRemember back in the day you  only had cookbooks, magazine clippings, and handwritten scraps of paper from your crazy grandma for recipe inspiration?

While I fully admit to still having a full bookshelf devoted to my tried and true cookbooks (Veganomicon, anyone?), I firmly believe that the future of recipes lies in digital formats like blogs, websites, and smartphone apps. Technology has become our bitch.

I suppose I might be biased, though, because in November of 2012 I released an app for iPhones and iPads called Vegan Delish, devoted to bringing together whole food recipes from talented chefs and bloggers. I was thrilled when the app was embraced wholly by vegan and non-vegan users alike, climbing to the top of the Food & Drink charts where it has remained since its release.

I am hugely appreciative of the response to Vegan Delish and think it speaks not only to the growing desire of people to create simple and healthy meals for themselves and their families, but the open-mindedness of the world to making vegan, cruelty-free foods.

I’m delighted to share one of the recipes from the Vegan Delish with you lovely HBD readers. This particular recipe for Dessert Hummus is one of my absolute favorites, because it contains beans which are full of protein and fiber, but with the delicious twist of making it a sweet treat. In other words, no guilt, baby.

Dessert Hummus

Makes 4 servings

What You Need

  • 1 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups canned cannellini or black beans
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon carob or cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder (optional) or vegan protein powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to Make It 

1. Combine dates and water in a saucepan and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, or until the dates have softened and started to break apart. Remove from heat.

2. Combine beans, peanut butter, carob powder, vanilla extract, non-dairy milk, maca powder, and cinnamon in a food processor. Add cooked dates and water. Process ingredients until smooth, using a spatula to scrape down the sides. Serve with chopped fruit at warm temperature or chilled.

Carrie’s notes: If your dates are very soft and at room temperature, you may not need to simmer them. You can simply soak them in very hot water for about 30 minutes, drain, and add to the food processor (discarding or saving the soaking water for another use).

For a sugar-free option, you can leave out the dates and use 10-20 drops of liquid stevia, instead. In this case, you will not need to add the water.


As a special giveaway exclusively for Healthy Bitch Daily readers, you can also leave a comment on this post for the chance to win a free download! To get your own copy of Vegan Delish, please visit the App store. You can also keep up on the latest news on the Vegan Delish Facebook page or at:


Carrie Forrest headshot smallCarrie Forrest, a former world champion of Hating to Eat Vegetables, is the author of the popular food blog, Carrie on Vegan and creator of the best-selling recipe app, Vegan Delish. Carrie has a masters degree in public health nutrition, is a survivor of thyroid cancer, and has been following a plant-based diet since 2010 based on her commitment to living a healthy, compassionate life.


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33 Responses to “Giveaway: Vegan Delish, the Healthy Recipe App”

  1. January 28, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    I would love to win a free download of Vegan Delish!

  2. January 28, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    That recipe is interesting. And I’d love to try out that App!

  3. January 28, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    Love the vegan Delish!

  4. January 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    I love the idea of your app – Vegan Delish! Well done.

  5. January 31, 2014 at 5:59 am #

    Hi! Been thinking about this for a while…Farm animals are one of the first sounds children learn. They are made do love and then made to eat them! Doesnt sound right! We have a 1 year old and so we need to change our eating habits. Would love the app!

  6. January 31, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    Would love the free app. Maybe I won’t have writers cramp anymore!

  7. January 31, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    This app looks amazing! I love finding new vegan recipies to try something new. Thx for the hummus recipie I’ll be making it this weekend :)

  8. January 31, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    Recipe looks like something I would try making!

  9. January 31, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    Would love to win this app! Just went to a naturopathic physician for the first time, and a suggestion for my diet was to re-vamp the hummus I love by making it with a type of bean other than garbanzo. Your recipe given will get me off to a great start! Thanks!

  10. January 31, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    I’d love to win this!

  11. January 31, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    I would love this! I just recently became Vegan (as of January 1st) and am learning the ropes of this awesome diet/lifestyle. I already feel so much better and more grateful but could use some recipe inspiration.

  12. January 31, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    I would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the free download of Vegan Delish! I would definitely use this to cook better and healthier meals/desserts for my family :D

  13. January 31, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    This sounds like a great app. It is always a challenge to find yummy vegan recipes that are easy to make and will satisfy the non-vegans in my family.

  14. January 31, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    I am excited to try dessert hummus and hope to win Vegan Delish.

  15. January 31, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    I would love your app! Love vegan recipes and ideas!

  16. January 31, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    I love new recipes!! :) vegan apps are the best!

  17. January 31, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    This app would be great for meal planning.

  18. January 31, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    I am not vegan, but in my quest to lose weight and eat healthier, I find myself going to many vegan recipes. Would love to give that app a try! :)

  19. January 31, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Love that you added a sugar free version! I have just made the transition to sugar free and boy is it hard:) will definitely be saving this recipe!

  20. January 31, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    my cabinet is chock full of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, but I just got an ipad for xmas, so I’d love to try the app!

    p.s. I just recently finished listening to the “skinny bitch” audiobook, which I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys this website!

  21. January 31, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Does anyone ever win anything leaving comments here? I would love this vegan delish app free download.

  22. February 1, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    I would definitely love your app! As a student far from home, I have to prepare my own food. Your recipes are not just a source of inspiration for preparing food but also choosing to be healthy. And you make your recipes simple and easy to follow. That, already is a great help. Thank you!

  23. February 1, 2014 at 4:52 am #

    As a student far from home, I have to prepare my own food. Your recipes are not just a source of inspiration for preparing food but also choosing to be healthy. And you make your recipes simple and easy to follow. That, already is great. And even greater with your app. Thank you for the opportunity!

  24. February 1, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Very I retesting recipe, hmmmmm, going to try it!!

  25. February 1, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Love reading your blog, Carrie! And would love to try out your app! Looking forward to more great dishes, tips, and tricks from you

  26. February 1, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    This sounds yummy. What do you serve to dip in it? Cut up apples could work. Would love the app!

  27. February 1, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    I am really struggling to make the transition from vegetarian to vegan and could really use this app!

  28. February 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    I’m obsessed with everything vegan! Love your recipes!

  29. February 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    This would be so handy!

  30. February 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    I’m always searching books & sites for vegan recipes ! How cool would Iit be to have this app? Love this idea for dessert too!

  31. February 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    I’m always searching the web & books for vegan recipe ideas. Total genius to have an app that does that! This recipe looks delish, can’t wait to try it!! Thanks Carrie

  32. February 4, 2014 at 12:34 am #

    This would be very cool to win!

  33. February 27, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    I believe “Delish” is a “Vegan Bitch”

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