Almond Chocolate-Dipped Popsicles (vegan)

Dessert, Snacks, Vegan

Almond Roca chocolate vegan dipped popsicles using almond beverage by Tori Wesszer Fraiche Nutrition

Growing up, Almond Roca was one of my all-time favourite treats.  My grandparents ALWAYS had a tub of it kicking around the house and to this day it carries big sentimental value.  Fast-forward to the adult me, and I still love the treat…but it’s clearly a ‘sometimes food’! The hot summer days ahead and my fond childhood memories inspired me … View The Post

Spring Vegan Salads

Salads, Vegan

I don’t usually post two days in a row, but I’ve had a busy week already in the kitchen and couldn’t wait to share these recipes: I LOVE a good salad! (Charlie even listed it as my favourite food on my Mother’s Day card, he knows me well). I remember the first time that I went to France and ordered … View The Post

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (gluten-free, vegan)

Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Vegan

Now that we’re edging into some warmer weather, thoughts of cable knit sweaters, warm cups of tea and cozy dishes like Shepherd’s Pie are soon to become a distant memory.  But before you pack up your fluffy slippers for the year (I can’t be the only one who owns a pair of these amazingly comfy and oh-so-unattractive footwear), pull out your … View The Post

Green Goddess Avocado Pasta (vegan)

Main Dishes, Vegan

This has to be one of my favourite pasta dishes on earth! Brimming with flavour from fresh garlic, mounds of fresh basil, lemon juice and zest in a base of healthy avocados all from Nature’s Fare Markets, this vegan sauce is velvety rich without the guilt.

Potato, Cheddar & Chive Waffles (vegan option)

Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan

Waffles are a ‘thing’ at our house. Now, I’ve had the same old waffle iron since my university days (translation: a long time ago), so was rather thrilled to get a new top-of-the-line Breville Smart Waffle Maker from Best Buy Canada!  They have so many to choose from, but this one caught my eye.  Kind of like the Cadillac of … View The Post

Peanut Butter Cookies (vegan & gluten-free)

Baking, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Vegan

The cookie gods were good to me on the day that I made these beauties. Recipe testing is rarely a straight forward process (understatement of the year), and usually requires multiple failures, with or without tears of frustration, before nailing it.  These cookies were an exception.  A gal needs a break every once in a while, I’ll take it!

Quick & Easy Plant-Based Lunch Ideas

Main Dishes

As a busy mom trying to juggle so many different priorities, it’s never been more important to keep myself healthy… and never so difficult!  For some reason lunches are the most challenging for me, the days seem to just disappear before I know it.  I’m sure I’m not the only one!  Which is why my cousin and fellow new mama Jillian … View The Post

Chocolate Vegan Waffles

Breakfast

Waffles: can you get a more perfect food?  We make them on a regular basis at our house, with frozen extras in the freezer for ’emergencies’ at all times.  Don’t judge me, we take breakfast seriously around our neck of the woods.