breakfast, dessert, snacks

Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies

October 19, 2015

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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Homemade Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

April 23, 2015

These are by far the best cookies i have ever made and had…and i’ve had a lot of cookies.  After you have just one, you will crave these again and again and again. The taste and texture are just absolutely perfect and you would NEVER know these were vegan and gluten-free.

I have been experimenting a lot with gluten-free baking and discovered I really like it as it makes vegan baking easier because there’s so much variety with flours, emulsifiers and thickeners that when combined properly make the best damn taste and texture that is different from standard white-flour, egg and milk cookies.

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The Best Basic Bruschetta

March 1, 2015

I would like to start off by saying that this recipe is simple, so simple I didn’t think I needed to make a post about it, but the fact thats its SO good and easy is what will make this recipe one to keep for the books!

Secondly, if you are buying bruschetta try making it yourself and I promise you wont be able to ever go back. Bruschetta should be made fresh, the same day you choose to eat it. This recipe only calls for 4 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of your time to make it.  I make this bruschetta everyday sometimes twice a day because it is that good and good for you.

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dessert, snacks

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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5 Ingredient Healthy Pancakes

October 18, 2014

I am here to share with you an amazing pancake recipe.  First lets start by saying these are dairy free, egg free, and can be made gluten free too.  The pancakes are moist, fluffy, so airy yet filling, and  you wouldn’t believe that they are only 5 ingredients! They are so fast and easy to make your Saturday and Sunday mornings will never be the same after making these.

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dessert, snacks

Healthy Banana Bread

September 9, 2014

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

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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Warm Fudge Sundae

September 3, 2014

This sundae is AMAZING. Holy Fudge.

To make this decadent treat is super simple and tastes just like a McDonalds hot fudge sundae minus the refined sugar, dairy, soy, preservatives, and chemicals.  Below I listed what is actually in a Mcdonalds hot fudge sundae and below that are the ingredients that go into mine!  I will let you decide which one you should eat.

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Key Vitamins and Minerals in a Plant-Based Diet by Jessica Joseph

September 1, 2014

Vitamins and minerals play a key role in the maintenance of our health. These days, it is becoming more and more overwhelming to know which vitamins and minerals we really need. There are so many numbers and letters to keep track, walking into a health food store can be quite intimidating.

I wanted to give you a breakdown of what I believe to be the 6 most important vitamins and minerals that we need to allow our bodies to function at their best. I think it’s important to not only know the benefits of these vitamins but where we can naturally get them. Luckily for vegans and vegetarians, many of our vitamins and minerals can be absorbed through the foods we eat however, if you do have dietary restrictions, taking a supplement may not be a bad idea.

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smoothies & juices

Carrot Apple Lime Juice

August 19, 2014

This juice is amazing in so many different ways.  first of all, its only 3 ingredients and super easy to make.  Second, do not let its simplicity fool you, the taste is so flavourful and delicious its simplicity at its finest.  Third of all, this juice is so healthy, carrots, apples and limes offer so much nutrients and just the right amount of sweetness. Carrots are rich in Vitamin A, which supports eye, skin and bone health, apples phytonutrients help regulate blood sugar, and limes are high in Vitamin C to maintain a healthy immune system.

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