Vegan Bakery-Style “M&M” Cookies

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with M&M cookies. We had a local bakery that used to make them, and getting one was a huge treat. Theirs were huge, like really huge – and I’m not just saying that because I was a kid and everything seemed big. They were legitimately BIG cookies,Continue reading “Vegan Bakery-Style “M&M” Cookies”

Orange Almond Biscotti

Clear the decks and put on a pot of good, strong coffee, because you’re going to want to make these biscotti ASAP. I’m not kidding. They are the perfect combination of chewy and crunchy; and are full of almond and orange flavours that are rich enough to balance out a bold coffee, but not overlyContinue reading “Orange Almond Biscotti”

Frosted Animal Crackers

These are a total trip-down-memory-lane kind of treat. Who didn’t love getting a box of animal crackers as a kid and biting the heads off of lions and tigers and bears? Guaranteed fun…until the box was empty of course. I love recreating childhood favorites and introducing them to my kids. Having kids with dairy allergiesContinue reading “Frosted Animal Crackers”

Vegan Easter Creme Eggs

Is there anything more iconically “Easter” than a creme egg? I have had a love-affair with them ever since I was a little kid. Back then, they were only available at Easter so they were highly coveted and savoured. I would look forward to getting to eat a few of them every April…until my firstContinue reading “Vegan Easter Creme Eggs”

Vegan Coconut Almond Macaroons

I think I’ve tested about 12 versions of vegan macaroons for this post. Seriously. For a bite-size dessert that should be really simple to make, that’s a lot of trial and error. Here’s what’s kept me up at night with this recipe: replacing the eggs. Now for most baking recipes, it’s pretty easy to replaceContinue reading “Vegan Coconut Almond Macaroons”

Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

I live in a house with self-proclaimed cookie monsters. Seriously, nothing brings them to attention faster than the promise of a cookie, and if it’s homemade, even better! It’s a dynamic that works well. I love baking cookies; they love eating them! The other day I found myself with some very ripe bananas to useContinue reading “Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Caramelized Kale, Onion & Cheddar Scones

I am hopelessly hooked on these scones. There’s a specialty grocer in my city that has their own in-house bakery and they make a vegan kale & onion scone. I’m not down there often, but when I do, I always buy one (or three…let’s be real here, I’m a carb junkie if ever there wasContinue reading “Caramelized Kale, Onion & Cheddar Scones”

Two-Bite Banana Muffins

It’s MARCH BREAK! Here’s a fun and easy recipe for Two-Bite Banana Muffins to get your #kidsinthekitchen! (Hint: make extra. They freeze beautifully and because they’re nut-free, they make awesome school lunch snacks!) Two Bite Banana Muffins Ingredients: 3 medium sized ripe bananas⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce⅓ cup vegetable oil1 tsp vanilla extract1 ½ cups allContinue reading “Two-Bite Banana Muffins”

Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies

What’s the secret to insanely rich, chewy and ooey-gooey {vegan} chocolate fudge brownies? Aquafaba.  If you’re unfamiliar, aquafaba (or water-bean) is the viscous brine that canned chickpeas are cooked and packed in.  Aquafaba so closely mimics the properties of an egg white that it is an ideal substitute for eggs in baking – especially inContinue reading “Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies”

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten Free)

TGIF! For my kids, this means super-special treat day in their lunch.  I usually try to keep sweet treats to a minimum during the school week, but on Fridays, the kids get an extra yummy treat in their lunch.  And they look forward to it all week! Of course, extra special doesn’t have to meanContinue reading “Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten Free)”