dessert, snacks

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cranberry Cookies

April 11, 2016
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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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Delicious and Easy Tofu Scramble

January 30, 2016
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I am not going to lie that cooking tofu scrambles has always intimidated me.  I would occasionally order it at some vegan restaurants; some tasted bad. Until I went on a trip to New York and had the best breakfast I’ve ever had and yes it involved a tofu scramble.  Since returning home I longed for that amazing tofu scramble so I tried to re-create it and if I do say so myself I did a damn good job.  Now I can stop the cravings AND its healthy, delicious and so easy to make. That’s what I call a win-win.

This tofu scramble is full of delicious nutrient-rich veggies and protein packed, which makes it the ideal weekend breakfast for champions.  Red peppers are high in antioxidants, vitamin C and boosts your metabolism, mushrooms are high in zinc, the kale adds fiber and the spices, especially turmeric, are anti-inflammatory for the body.  Its also warm, filling and utterly delicious and the best part is that its so simple to make, yet packed with a ridiculous amount of flavour.

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Avocado Toast

October 28, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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Healthy Banana Bread

September 9, 2014
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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
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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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