Tag: vegan

Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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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 […]

Roasted Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

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I’m eating this soup for breakfast today.  I’m not kidding.   It’s Monday, and it’s raining. (Welcome to November in Toronto), and I spent my early morning running the kids to school, grocery shopping, and hauling out garbage bins under a blustery mist of rain, and I’m chilled to the bone.   While […]

Garlicky Spinach & Bacon Dip

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This is THE spinach dip you need in your life.  Game day, girls night, holidays, Tuesdays…any reason is good enough to make this dip. It is the most spectacular dip.  Creamy and crunchy, salty, savory, and yet slightly sweet. It hits all the notes. But don’t just take my word […]

Quick and Easy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

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When I was a (really little) kid, there was this restaurant my Dad used to take me to downtown (on McCaul Street in the Village by the Grange, for those who know the area).  It was called Ginsburg and Wong, and it was my first introduction to ‘fusion’ food. Well, […]

Vegan Jamaican “Beef” Patties

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I’m going to start this post by saying no – I’m not producing these again.  It was fun while it lasted, but I no longer produce food in mass quantities for sale. That being said, a good friend of mine is slowly testing out plant-based food options and asked me […]

The Ultimate Tofu Scramble

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Let’s be honest here, eggs are a hard thing to replace. And whenever I’m asked “what’s the thing you miss most now that you’re vegan?”, my answer is almost always eggs. They were always an easy go-to dish, and incredibly versatile.  But, knowing what I do about them, I prefer to […]

Pumpkin Spice Cereal Bar Treats

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Happy first day of Autumn! I’m celebrating it with a sick kiddo this weekend. So, to cheer her up, we decided to play around with these new Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and make a new cereal bar treat! Regular Cheerios are a go-to cereal in our house. They are vegan (obviously), […]

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten Free)

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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 […]

No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars

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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 […]

No Bake Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

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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.