Comforting, creative, and delicious plant-based, gluten-free recipes (without the dogma) for veggie junkies and meat eaters alike, because good food is good food.

Heather Crosby

Author, former veggie phobe, recipe developer, and wellness advocate who is dedicated to sharing the infinite possibilities for a happy, healthy life.

Making healthy, allergy-free food choices shouldn’t feel like deprivation. YumUniverse is a judgement-free zone dedicated to sharing tools, recipes, and resources to eat more of the foods that make us feel great inside and out—comfort, tradition, and great taste without sacrifice.

The YumUniverse Pantry to Plate Cookbook

YumUniverse author (Book #2 May 2017!) Plantiful, gluten-free recipes, meal plans + GF.

Instagram post 2227938130367278643_257125671 I’m so inspired by Appalachian cuisine. I’ve been working on various seasonal menus for years (paw paws! Wine berries! Dandelion!) and this weekend I finally get to make and serve some of my creations. I’ve made an Appalachian playlist, I’m dancing around the kitchen, and all my love is going into creating the 5-course tasting feast I’ve been dreaming of. This is the filling for my twist on an Appalachian stack cake. It’s sticky, tart, sweet magic I’ll layer between cake w/caramel. 🥞Gotta go! Timer’s going off... 💕

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Instagram post 2221942510808587161_257125671 Making some fun, Appalachian-inspired tweaks to the Cornbread recipe from @glutenfreebakingacademy. Almost there...💛 🌽💛 #glutenfree #glutenfreecornbread
Instagram post 2219872318771244592_257125671 It’s my birthday today, and I love that I want to spend a good chunk of it in my favorite place: my kitchen. It’s going to be an incredible year, I know it. I’ve been building a few things behind the scenes for a while now and I finally get to share it with you soon. I’m grateful to all of you who are interested in what I have to share. Creating is what makes my heart sing. Excited for what’s to come. 🎈
Instagram post 2211201763297957162_257125671 I know I’m posting a lot of baked goodies lately but it’s what I’m working on these days! And just L👀K at this new @glutenfreebakingacademy sandwich loaf I cut into today! Waiting for it too cool was torture. I also have another BIG non-bread project coming too—can’t wait to share it all with you in 2020. It’s been a few years of building, I’m SO ready to share! 💛🍞🌱 #countdown

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