Fig & Date Squares

Date squares are the ultimate comforting dessert, it’s true. Buuuuut, I had a huge bag of dried figs in my pantry feeling like it lacked a sense of purpose. Therefore, I decided to experimentally tweak these beloved bars into a hybrid – one that tastes like a cross between Fig Newtons and thick crumbly date…

Maple Spiced Nuts

My mother in law makes the best candied nuts, and therefore she inspired me to try to make my own. My experimental nut candying has yielded nuts that are holiday-ish (but also year-round-ish, let me tell you). I very well could have used solely maple syrup, nuts and sea salt,ย but if you want to get…

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…

Peppermint & Pretzel Dark Chocolate Bark

If you’re jonesing for a chocolate bark recipe fit for the holidays, you’re barking up the right tree and come to the right place! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Today’s post will be a lazy bones one. All I want is to spread some holiday cheer via sharing this recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ Is that too much to ask? Tee hee….

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 stabilizesย 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 calledย 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…

Banana Chocolate Cake

Just one look at this cake and you know it will please you. Banana and chocolate are a classic flavour combo. This cake tastes terrific, is deceptively healthy andย is a great way to use those speckled/speckling bananas. It is moist and sweet with all the natural sweetness of pureed bananas.ย Plus, it’s no bake! Gotta love…

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…

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Carrot Cake

Meh, what’s up doc? Let’s face it, many store-bought desserts and pastries will use the poor old carrot as a gimmick. The word “carrot” makes said item look healthy, when in reality these store-bought muffins scream “Hey, look at me, I contain minimal actual carrot and can contain up to 680 calories and 40 grams…

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…