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    Fabulous Fudge Pie (VEGAN)

    I love fudge pie, and I cannot lie. This recipe takes its inspiration from a certain nostalgic childhood treat: mud pie. Growing up, it was my favourite dessert. As I recall, my family’s recipe featured an Oreo cookie crumb crust, a whipped topping filling, and gummy candy adornments. So sweet, but so good. Oh, to be a kid again! These days, my preference is for food that’s free from animal products and a tad more redeeming from a nutritional standpoint, but no less delicious. I set out on a mission to re-create mud pie in plant-powerful fashion, and the result is tastier than the original and (surprise!) secretly healthy. Whether…

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    The Best Vegan Meatballs

    I kind of have a love affair with Italian food. It’s a lot like my love affair with Greek, Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, and Mexican food. (What can I say? I guess I just have a thing for food.) But sometimes, nothing can compete with a gigantic bowl of spaghetti topped with steaming homemade marinara, tempeh meatballs, and vegan Parmesan cheese. Yes, you can eat enjoy Italian food, minus the eggs, meat, and dairy. Let me show you how! To start, gather your ingredients together. For this recipe, you’ll only need a handful of items: Tempeh, vegan Parmesan cheese (homemade or store-bought), tamari, dried herbs, fresh parsley, ground flax, garlic, sun-dried…

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    Sweet Potato Nachos with Hemp ‘Cheese’

    If you’ve been following this blog since the beginning, it’s probably become clear that I have a thing for orange vegetables (see here, here, here, and here). It probably also comes as no surprise that one of my favourite things in the world is ‘veganizing’ or putting a healthier spin on comfort food. Today, I combined my two passions into one plant-powerful nacho plate. Behold my mighty Sweet Potato Nachos! I don’t know what got into me this morning, but boy, I had a precise vision for how I wanted these nachos to turn out, and I am happy to say that I nailed them on my first attempt! You…

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    Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie Bowls

    Do you ever wake up craving a milkshake for breakfast? I do. ALL. THE. TIME. You know what’s amazing about plant-based cuisine? You can blend up a healthy chocolate milkshake using fruits, seeds, and cocoa powder. It all comes together in five minutes. From there, you can choose to sip it with a straw or gussy it up with fancy garnishes and enjoy it as a smoothie- errr, milkshake- bowl. This chocolate milkshake is packed with good-for-you ingredients like banana, avocado, raw cacao powder, dates, a drizzle of raw honey for immunity-boosting superpowers, and three different seeds: flax, hemp, and tahini. Flax is an excellent plant source of omega-3 fatty…

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    Pulled Sweet Potato Tacos with Green Hemp Cream and Kale

    Ready for a meal that’ll satisfy your comfort food needs in the depths of winter? These Pulled Sweet Potato Tacos with Green Hemp Cream and Kale seriously do the trick! A couple of these tacos and a few episodes of The Office (or your favourite feel-good TV show) spells out bliss on a chilly night. I’m happy to announce that I am emerging from a slump that began over the holidays. Something about the frenzy of it all- and we don’t even go all-out at Christmas- put the brakes on my creative flow. Now that routine is once again present, I can feel my energy increasing and the inspiration to come up…

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    Chocolate Chunk Cashew Butter Blondies (Vegan, GF)

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Oh hi, friends! I’m so excited to share my favourite blondie recipe with you just in time for the holidays! This dessert only takes 20 minutes to whip up and is so intensely craveable, you’ll be making it all year round! What the heck is a blondie, you may ask? Think brownie, minus the chocolate batter. I like to think of them as blonde brownies. What the batter lacks in cocoa, it makes up for in the chocolate chunks that adorn every square inch of this dessert! They’re sweet (but not tooth-achingly so), rich (but not over the top), and satisfying. Sweetened with coconut sugarand…

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    Coziest Cranberry Swirl Loaf

    As promised, here is my cranberry swirl loaf recipe! This quick bread is perfect as a holiday breakfast, snack, or dessert. It comes together in under 30 minutes, including the cranberry cooking time. The maple syrup flavour really shines through here, as does the unique nuttiness of the spelt flour. As it bakes, the cranberry swirl begins to crystallize on the top, creating a crispy exterior with a soft, chewy interior. Furthermore, this recipe takes advantage of a few of my favourite Canadian products: cranberries, pure maple syrup, and spelt flour! I am a bread/loaf lover through and through. Banana bread has its time and place, to be sure, but…