Golden Beet Soup

Baby, it’s cold outside! This soup should help ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you’re anything like me, you love making soups for the winter “hibernation” period! During the harsh winter months, curling up in warm blankets and flannel pyjamas and consuming nothing but warm food and beverages is my protocol ๐Ÿ˜‰ This soup fits the bill and helps…

Matcha Coconut Popcorn

Matcha is best known for its use in teas or lattes, but did you know this green tea powderย can be used as an antioxidant-rich popcorn topping? In today’s recipe, popcorn gets a vibrant and beautiful green makeover. The end result is a hipster (ha!), salty, low-calorie, high-fiber snack with a subtle grassy flavour and an…

Thai Coconut Soup

Coconut. Enough said. This Thai coconut soup will transport you to the land of elephants, beaches, Buddhism (which is practice d by 95% of the population), 1430 islands (the most famous of which being Koh Phi Phi), full moon parties, mountain ranges and delicious vegetarian food. Traditional and home-made Thai food is quite healthy, as…

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…

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…

Mango Coconut Cake

It was birthday time in my entourage and that meant the following – excitement about making a cake! I personally find making a cake from scratch is always a worthy endeavour. This particular cake was a delicious way for me to use one of my favourite fruits – mango! To use a lot of adjectives,…

Lentil Truffles

These truffles are healthier than the rest. Lentils are my homeboys and homegirls. They’re the lentil of my eye because a) they’re the easiest to digest of the legumes b) they’re high in iron and folic acid c) they’re filling d) due to their small size, their cooking time is shorter than other legumes e)…

Raw Raspberry Cake

Raspberries. These bright pink and tangy fruits bring me back to my childhood summers. Back when I was a mini-me, we had raspberry bushes in the fields near our house. With my heart filled with courage, I would fearlessly fetch these fruits, though the thorns of the bush’s stalks left me prickled and scratched. I…

Vegan Queen Elizabeth Cake

Happy Canada Day, eh? What better way to celebrate Canada day than with Queen Elizabeth Cake? If you can think of a better way, please let me know! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Having grown up in Quebec City, I can affirm that this recipe is extremely popular in French Canada. The exact origins of the name of Queen…

Vegan Cadbury-Ish Eggs

If you ask me, April is all about the fantastic candy creme and fondant Cadbury eggs. Always has been, always will be. What can I say, I am a devout worshipper of the church of Cadbury, tee hee. However, the eggs are made with pretty processed ingredients, and aren’t very vegan. These eggs will allow…

Thai Mango & Coconut Sticky Rice Dessert

The theme of today’s blog post is “why?”. Why is sticky rice sticky? Have you everย asked yourself this particular question? I have. Here’s the down-low. Sticky rice, also known as glutinous rice (stop panicking – despite the word “glutinous”, this rice contains no gluten – and speaking of gluten – you don’t need to avoid…

Holiday Tortilla Snowflakes

Do you love “Beaver Tails” as much as I do? If you do, hereย 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…