We recently visit New York City to collaborate with Lila Mae, an online store selling expertly crafted, locally sourced and sustainably-made goods from the USA. Lila Mae's mission is to connect consumers with talented, independent makers of one-of-a-kind goods, handcrafted with natural materials and organic ingredients. Lila Mae showcases brands and products that are committed to quality, sustainability and ethical fashion. They selectively choose partners from all over the USA to reflect our country's range of creativity and cultural influence.

The website provides all sorts of trinkets: jewelry, home essentials and décor, apparel and accessories, bath and body items, artwork and more. Check out the pieces from our photo shoot, as well as recipes featuring pantry items from LilaMae.com. Learn more about Lila Mae, see our Tastemaker Collection and read our interview on the Land of Lila blog (with two exclusive recipes that we created just for Lila Mae)!

Pictured: Vegan Caramel Brownies made with Hot Cakes Vegan Caramel Sauce. Exclusive recipe here

Pictured: Vegan Caramel Brownies made with Hot Cakes Vegan Caramel Sauce. Exclusive recipe here

Recycled Glass Dinnerware on LilaMae.com

Recycled Glass Dinnerware on LilaMae.com

Pictured: Spiced Pear Spritzer with a Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker and Patch Organic Cotton Dishtowel

Pictured: Spiced Pear Spritzer with a Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker and Patch Organic Cotton Dishtowel

Small Birch Plate on LilaMae.com

Small Birch Plate on LilaMae.com

 

Recipes

SALTED CARAMEL SUNDAE

Salted Caramel Sundae

1 frozen banana

dash of sea salt

dash of cinnamon

½ tablespoon almond milk

1 spoonful Hot Cakes Vegan Caramel Sauce 

4 pretzels (regular or gluten free), crushed


In a food processor or blender, puree the frozen banana, sea salt and cinnamon until thick and creamy. While blending, heat the spoonful of caramel sauce for 20 seconds in the microwave. Transfer the banana ice cream to a serving dish. Drizzle the caramel sauce and top with the pretzels. Serves 1 (nutrition information not available for Hot Cakes Vegan Caramel Sauce).

 

CARAMEL CHEESECAKE DIP

Caramel Cheesecake Dip

1 cup nonfat cottage cheese

2 tablespoons Hot Cakes Vegan Caramel Sauce

apples, sliced

 

Blend the cottage cheese and caramel sauce in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Serves 6.

 

CARAMEL DATE BITES

Caramel Date Bites

2 Medjool dates, pitted

6 chocolate chips

Hot Cakes Vegan Caramel Sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pitted Medjool dates on a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Stuff each date with 3 chocolate chips and drizzle the caramel sauce. Bake for 3 minutes. Serves 2.