My daughter started kindergarten this year at a nut free school. That doesn’t mean just no peanuts- it’s ALL NUTS! Don’t get me wrong; I’m not objecting to a safe environment for kids with nut allergies. I just mean that for a family who eats a plant based diet I was surprised to find out [...]
It seems like there’s no shortage of sweets around Halloween time. Cupcakes, cookies and candy bars are everywhere especially served at Halloween parties for kids. Why not bring something with some nutritional value? There’s nothing worse than the healthiest choice you can find on a food table is potato chips.
Here are a few ideas [...]
Who doesn’t love a good lasagna? It’s the ultimate comfort food in our house too. This version is 100% plant based but still has all the flavour of a traditional lasagna. Don’t be intimidated by the “make your own” ricotta cheese layer. Once you do it once, you’ll have it mastered for next time. It’s [...]
Whenever we eat pizza I find my kids picking off certain toppings that they think they don’t like. This one doesn’t like tomatoes or mushrooms or whatever they decide that day. What if you could hide all those healthy veggies inside the pizza somehow so they wouldn’t even know they’re eating it? Problem solved, right?
I love this time of year. Harvest time! Giant zucchini’s call my name at the farmer’s market. I can’t resist. I always start out with great intentions as I cart them home. I have plans of shredding them all up in the food processor and freezing it all so I can add it to spaghetti [...]
This is the best jam I’ve ever tasted! The best part is it doesn’t have any of those additives or a ton of sugar. You can literally put it on anything. I slathered it on toast, pancakes and even stirred it into my oatmeal. It’s great in PB [...]
Sometimes I just need something small to satisfy my sweet tooth (usually after dinner). These definitely do the job. They are so rich and satisfying I only need one or two to scratch my itch for something sweet. They are also on the healthy side so there is no reason to feel guilty.
Adapted from this recipe.
This quinoa salad gets raves whenever I make it. It’s flavourful, full of healthiness and perfect for a large get together or a just a simple lunch at home. I also like it because it is versatile in that you can change up the veggies you use based on [...]
I recently made the Best Chocolate Cake for my mother in law’s birthday. She is lactose intolerant so the fact it does not contain dairy is perfect for her. This cake is moist and delicious without being too sweet.
Trust me, this one’s a winner!
Makes 2 9-inch cakes
2 cups [...]
Tonight I'm attempting a GF version of my chocolate cupcakes to bring to a Vegan potluck tomorrow. Pics to follow (if they turn out) :-)
Kid approved Lunchbox bites recipe. Sugar free, nut free, vegan and gluten free. ow.ly/27DtOh
Here are a few ideas for some healthier snack ideas for Halloween.
This one's a family favourite. ow.ly/pT2BK
As I get ready to eat a delicious vegan meal this Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for knowledge. For when we know better, we do better.