Banana Walnut Muffins

These muffins are maravillosa, to say the least. They’ve got a delicate crunch to them, are 100% bakery-worthy and can be whipped up in no time! These can easily be munched on as part of your breakfast, or packed in your lunchbox (do people still use lunchboxes?) for a banana-y snack. Let’s get our Betty Crocker/Martha Stewart//Niki…

Ginger Cinnamon Cupcakes

Ginger is my jam, for so many reasons. More than anything though, its flavour is beautifully unique and aromatic and lends itself to so many types of cuisine and baking. Today’s recipe is for puffy, filling and festive cupcakes. ‘Tis a sophisticated twist on traditional cupcakes with bursts of assertive crystallized ginger speckled throughout these beauts. These tasty…

Oat Thumbprint Cookies with Fieldberry Jam

Wait! Don’t throw out those overly ripe bananas! Put them to good use by making this incredibly easy recipe. You’re very welcome 😉 These cookies require minimal ingredients (only 5!) and are packed with satiating fiber, heart-healthy potassium and immune-strengthening beta-glucans. And, they’re fun to make with the kids (level of difficulty: slim to none). Let’s…

Holiday Cranberry-Cashew Bliss Bars

These bars are the perfect way to use up those cranberries you bought but don’t know what to do with. Let’s be honest, it can get tricky finding uses for these tart little berries. This is why I’m plopping a cran recipe on the blog today, and combining it with orange for a magical result….

Minty Nanaimo-Ish Bars

I’m certain many of you will agree with me that one of the best parts about the holidays is the baking. Ever since I was a munchkin, I have loved Nanaimo bars. When the mixes to make them started popping up over grocery stores, I knew the holidays were ‘a comin’! Nanaimo bars are a…

Feel Good Berry Banana Spiced Muffins

Soft, light, moist and yummy muffins that aren’t overly sweet. In this recipe, Apricots confer the sweetness and while they’re at it, they provide precious fiber, potassium and magnesium, Bananas act like eggs: binding, fluffing and moistening the batter, Turmeric helps reduce inflammation, Buckwheat stabilizes energy levels, thanks to a low glycemic index, Chia seeds satiate…

Apple Galette

Bought a 40 lb bag of local apples at a farmer’s market in Quebec city for only 8$. All hail apple season! And that partially explains my MIA-ness lately (no, really, lol). I’ve been baking apple pies, making fresh apple juice, apple ketchup, applesauce, etc. I had been wanting to make a unique apple treat…

Candied Ginger & Blackstrap Molasses Cookies

(The cute bunny mug above is from an awesome new bakery in Toronto called Maman Toronto.) Today’s cookie recipe is a tender, old-fashioned ginger molasses cookie with a classic spice blend. Magically spicy and just like grandma makes ’em. These wondrous cookies are concocted with blackstrap molasses, which, despite being a sweetener, are a great source…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Shhhhhh. Don’t tell anyone but I’ve found a way to make vegan bars that taste just like store-bought peanut butter cups. (Tell everyone). These particular chocolate-peanut bars are great post-workout or mid-afternoon when you’re craving a little chocolatey somethin’ somethin’. This recipe has coconut oil which contains rapidly metabolized MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil, which…

Vegan Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Feel that? Cupid just got you bad. He’s just made you fall in love with these cookies, without even having tried them. Trust me, they’re every bit as scrumptious as they are beautiful. Today, I want to dedicate this cookie recipe to you all, dear readers/valentines, for your continued support and for all of the positivity you…

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Vegan Lemon Pie Squares

Snow is knee-deep in stormy Quebec and I’ve been on a quest for bright and sunny recipes to help me feel like I am living where there is white sand and turquoise water. Indeed, when my toes begin to freeze over, I love envisioning myself in more tropical and exotic regions, hence today’s recipe – lemon pie…

Holiday Tortilla Snowflakes

Do you love “Beaver Tails” as much as I do? If you do, here is a festive recipe for edible snowflakes that tastes just like these “tails of a beaver”. Holiday Tortilla Snowflakes Ingredients: 4-6 organic whole-grain tortillas 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted 4 tbsp. icing sugar 4 tbsp. powdered cinnamon Instructions: Preheat oven to 400…