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Hot and Spicy Lemon-aid Tonic

January 8, 2017
tonic

Wintertime here in Canada gets pretty cold. Although I have to admit, Toronto is in its own weather bubble and always has way different temperatures from cities even just 30 minutes away. The downtown core gets more brown slush than it does snow and warmer temperatures than its surrounding neighborhoods. I don’t complain; I live in the bubble, I love the bubble. Every time I visit my mom who lives in a town 40 minutes from Toronto, I’m always amazed at the amount of snow and chilliness.

This tonic is inspired by those cold, harsh winter mornings or evenings. This drink warms up not only your cold hands, but also the insides of your body. Each ingredient was carefully selected to collectively make this a powerful, medicinal beverage to give a feeling of well-being.

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Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

April 17, 2016
lemonloaf

Spring has officially sprung so I decided to make an amazing light, airy delectable lemon poppy seed loaf. I LOOOOOOOVE lemon poppy seed cake so much, so I crafted this masterpiece of a recipe.  This recipe is very simple to make so there is no reason why everyone shouldn’t have a slice or ten of this magical lemon poppy seed loaf in there life. Loaf. I made this loaf as healthy as can be utilizing no refined sugar, dairy or eggs.  Yet the consistency is moist, the flavour is perfectly tart, not too sweet, and it’s purely divine.  Your welcome. Loaf. Because its fun to say.

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Cranberry Cookies

April 11, 2016
cookies

Mmmmmmmmmmm cookies.  The name of these cookies pretty much speaks for itself in terms of flavour: chocolate chip, coconut and cranberry. But allow me to indulge you a little more just in case you aren’t sold yet. THESE COOKIES ARE FRIGGEN AMAZING. There is a mild hint of coconut, a chewy tartness from the dried cranberries and chocolate chips, because chocolate. These cookies are so ridiculously easy to make and the flavour is so delicious you will find yourself doubling, tripling and even quadrupling (I’ll leave it at that because I don’t know what word comes after quadrupling) the recipe because you WILL want more and more and more of them.  Luckily for you these bad boys aren’t actually bad for you at all. These cookies are so powerful and energy dense because of one sneaky ingredient, ground almonds.  These cookies are 100% gluten-free and contain no flour or wheat, instead they use ground almonds.  Almonds contain monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, high in Vitamin E and minerals such as magnesium.  Also, do not fear the fat in almonds, almonds actually help you lose weight! These cookies are also moist and chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, so everybody wins.  Now do yourself a favour and go bake yourself some cookies because dammit your worth it.

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Avocado Toast

October 28, 2015
avocadotoast

Avocado toast is the perfect healthy snack.  This is so simple to make yet so satisfying and delicious you will want to bookmark this page to remind you that avocado toast is amazing. Eat this when your still hungry after dinner, in between meals, or just feel like a dang good snack.

There is only 5 ingredients to this snack and you can have everything prepared and ready to go before the toast is even out of the toaster! This snack is perfectly balanced with the acidity from the lime juice and spice from the chili flakes. I am also not a fan of cilantro, I actually used to despise the herb, but when used with all the other ingredients it tastes SO GOOD on this toast.  Each ingredient is super healthy, full of nutrients vitamins and minerals so its a 100% guilt free snack.

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Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies

October 19, 2015
breakfastcookie

Cookies for breakfast. Yes.

I like to wake up and have a warm lemon drink or a smoothie and along with that I also like to have some sort of substance that isn’t just liquid.  Working early in the morning on weekdays I also don’t have time to prepare much and breakfast needs to be food I can eat on the go so cereal and pancakes were out. I came across some breakfast vegan cookies at a restaurant nearby and thought to myself instead of wondering how much sugar was in them or justifying spending $3.10 on a cookie every morning, I decided that I would try and make my own.  I have found the perfect amount of each ingredient to transform them into the perfect healthy breakfast cookie.

These cookies are soft, chewy, moist and delicious and are so easy to make only requiring one bowl to make them in. When I eat them I feel like I should feel guilty but then I remember that literally every single ingredient in these cookies are pure, whole foods offering a variety of nutrients. I usually make a batch of these cookies every Sunday and take one on-the-go in the morning before I leave to go to work.  Its prettttyyyy hard to only eat one a day…..they don’t always make it to the end of the week but I’m not complaining.

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Vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

January 5, 2015
Made from scratch homemade vegan white chocolate macadamia nut cookies with a cold glass of almond mylk

These are the BEST cookies ever! I was so hesitant to post the recipe simply because the one ingredient that makes these cookies so magnificent are also the hardest ingredient to find, vegan white chocolate chips.  I found these vegan white chocolate chips at a small local organic food shop, in the bulk section, with no brand labelled on them.  The only advice I can give is if you find vegan white chocolate chips you buy them and you buy them all and if finding vegan white chocolate chips is no problem for you then lucky you. Anyways besides finding the white chocolate chips the rest of the ingredients are super easy to find and inexpensive and to make the cookies is actually pretty quick and simple.  I have made these cookies so many times that I have a couple different variations for ingredients you can use and rest assured I have tried them all and every time these cookies turned out great.

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Healthy Banana Bread

September 9, 2014
bananabread

I am obsessed with this banana bread.  I never used to be a fan of banana bread until I tried it homemade!

This recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free, and can be made gluten-free too.  It is so scrumptious, moist, and you would never have any idea that it was free of all those ingredients.  I have made this recipe countless times so I can assure you it is the real deal and every single time, evvvverrryyy single time, it comes out perfect.

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Apple Slices with Caramel Dip

September 5, 2014
carameldip

This is the perfect snack when you are in between meals, still hungry after a meal, want a light snack, or craving something sweet! Snacks shouldn’t take as much effort as making a meal because there small and you want it quick.  There is only 3 ingredients in this entire snack, its easy to make, tastes delicious and not to mention it’s healthy.

The pot of gold you are about to make has a caramel flavour from the dates, is creamy and smooth. Who knew only two ingredients could bring such joy to a persons tummy?

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