Raw Dishes/ Snacks, Dips, + Appetizers/ Vegan

Snacks: Raw Veggie Rolls with Ketchup

I knew this day would come, but I had hoped that it wouldn’t have happened at such a busy time of year. With all the stress of working long hours (the bakery is insanely busy this time of year), trying to get something nice for my loved ones, and trying to take photos in zero natural light (I work from 5 a.m. until 1:30 and by the time I get home I only have about 30 minutes of good light), I finally did it…..I lost a recipe! I keep a couple of note books where I sketch out meals, flavours, and jot down ingredients as I make things, but for some reason I managed not to write this down? Or did I just loose the piece of paper? Did I put it in the recycling? I don’t even know anymore…

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Snacks, Dips, + Appetizers/ Vegan

Pâtés: Lentil Walnut & Sage Yam

I love vegan pates – they are great in sandwiches, on crackers, pizza, with veggie sticks, you name it. Here I am sharing two very different pate recipes. The first is my go-to vegan pate. It has a great ‘stuffing’ like flavour from all the herbs and is a real crowd pleaser. I love it with avocado and mustard, such a tasty snack.

The second pate is also delicious and can be whipped up in minutes- no baking required and if you like, you can use canned lentils. It has a wonderfully fine texture that even a stickler for traditional pate will have a hard time finding fault with.

Looking for more pate? Try the Easiest Vegan Pate

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Gluten Free/ Main Course/ Vegan

Incredible Squash Pizza

There is an amazing array of pizza choices in this town. For under ten dollars one can get a all organic pizza, a spelt crust pizza, a pizza cooked in a wood-fire oven, a gluten free, vegan, or a totally raw one on a sprouted buckwheat crust, but nowhere can you find a grain free pizza…unless, I guess, you come visit me. Continue Reading…

Desserts/ Vegan

Linzer Cookies

It’s Friday, so lets keep this short -here is the final cookie for ‘5 Days of Holiday Cookies’.  I know this is my sixth post in 5 days, but 5 cookies just isn’t enough! So here it is, cookie number 6!

Have a great Friday, I hope your weekend is warm, cozy, and full of loved ones and wonderful foods!

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Cookies, Bars, + Treats/ Vegan

Scottish Shortbread

The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without a few things: The Charlie Brown Special, Boney M’s LP, and shortbread! This year, I knew that I had to make some, but as always, I wanted to see what I could do to make it healthier. The first batch I made was a vegan, coconut/rice flour, cranberry -orange shortbread. Sounds good right? And it was, in theory, but not so much in reality… The mixture was bitter and dry and managed to suck out all the moisture that was in your mouth. It was pretty terrible. For a couple of days, I was a little disenchanted with my cookie disaster, but then inspiration hit!
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