Baked Goods · Baking · Dessert · Holidays

The BEST Snickerdoodles ever!

We may be in the midst of “Summer in November” here in Toronto, but 75F degree temps in Autumn isn’t enough to stop me from making my most favorite fall cookies ever: Snickerdoodles!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣These cookies have a slightly crispy cinnamon sugar exterior that covers a pillowy soft, rich butter cookie inside which literally melts in your… Continue reading The BEST Snickerdoodles ever!

Baking · Gluten-free · Holidays · Passover

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 replace… Continue reading Vegan Coconut Almond Macaroons

Gluten-free · Holidays · Passover · Side Dishes

Spanish Quinoa and Peppers (GF)

So I'm going to start off by saying this isn't a traditional Passover dish. But I've come to learn over the years - especially since adopting a plant-based lifestyle, that traditions aren't written in stone. They are made by those you share them with, and sharing good dishes (whether time-tested or brand new) always make… Continue reading Spanish Quinoa and Peppers (GF)

Dinner · Holidays · Main Dish · Passover

Not Your Mom’s Passover Brisket

If you celebrate any Jewish holidays, or even Shabbat dinner, it's pretty much a given that you are familiar with the ubiquitous beef brisket that your mom learned to make from her mom (who learned to make it from her mom...) After all, it's pretty much required eating at the Seder table...and for days afterwards.… Continue reading Not Your Mom’s Passover Brisket

Appetizers · Holidays · Passover · Soup

Vegan Matzoh Ball Soup

Ahh, matzoh ball soup. Bubbie's specialty, and guaranteed to cure what ails you. It's the Jewish form of penicillin. Got a cold? Upset stomach? Sad about something? Bubbie's on her way over with soup. For many, it's a Friday night Shabbat staple. For others, it's regular comfort food oncold winter nights, or in the middle… Continue reading Vegan Matzoh Ball Soup

Appetizers · Holidays · Passover

Passover Seder Starters: Gefilte “Fish”

It's officially spring, at least according to the calendar. Looking out my front window at more snow, I'm not so sure. I'm hopeful this is Mother Nature's one last gasp at winter, and that warmer weather will be upon us soon! The start of spring also means holiday prep. It's the season of egg-shaped chocolates… Continue reading Passover Seder Starters: Gefilte “Fish”