Tag: nut-free

Mini Pumpkin Spice Muffins

It’s been quite a week trying to get started with online school.⁣⁣Our school district had a huge spike in students switching from in-person to online classes, and not enough teachers to cover them, so we’ve been in a holding pattern with one child and a delayed start with the other one.⁣⁣So we took this opportunity …

Vegan Radish Tzatziki

I had an abundance of red radishes recently and, after roasting a few and pickling a bunch, I needed a creative way to use up the rest of them.⁣⁣Cool, creamy, tangy tzatziki is one of my favorite dips, and I’ve got a wicked dairy-free version in my first cookbook that has fooled many non-vegans into …

Copycat Mongolian “Beef”

I grew up in Canada, but I’ve spent a lot of time in the United States. For a number of years I worked with U.S. based companies and spent a lot of time traveling back and forth to cities like New York, Dallas and Atlanta. And of course, I’ve vacationed across America for almost my …

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 use …

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 mean …

No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars

Ahh…the granola bar. A lunchbox staple since the beginning of time.  Okay, maybe not.  But definitely since the 80s when I was in school.  They’re self-contained, quick, kid-friendly, and nowadays, available in a million nut-free versions that are safe for school.  Sadly though, it can be tricky to find ones that are nut-free AND vegan.  …

No Bake Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

With back to school just around the corner, extra curricular activities starting up again, and the general easy-breezy-lazy days of summer fading away, I’m starting to prepare myself for the busy days ahead. Which, if you’re like me, means a whole lot of running (ok, driving) around shuffling little people to and fro, and constant trips to the grocery store, Walmart, etc., all while still trying to manage a career.

Morning breakfast rush, school lunches, after-school-on-the-way-to snack – all perfect examples of times where quick, make-ahead, healthy snacks (like these no-bake, low sugar chocolate chip energy bites) are a lifesaver.