• Recipes

    Vegan Chocolate Chip, Pecan, and Cranberry Cookies

    Rich chocolate. Buttery pecans. Chewy cranberries. The perfect trifecta, yes? When life hands you these three ingredients, there is only one thing to do: You make cookies. And not just any cookies. Rich, chewy, buttery-tasting vegan cookies that are actually good for you. Yes, my friends. The universe loves us and wants us to be happy. I have a gigantic sweet tooth that requires nourishment every day. While I do my best to enjoy desserts that are made with whole foods, I also think that treats are one of life’s simple pleasures. Why should we deny ourselves the joy that comes along with savouring something sweet with people we love?…

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    Vegan Chili with Sweet Potato and Beans

    This chili recipe is a classic that I hope you will turn to again and again to warm your belly and nourish your soul. I know it’s been keeping me cozy and happy in these final weeks of winter here in Canada. I got to thinking last week about some of my favourite childhood dishes (see my fudge pie), and one that stood out was a sweet potato and kidney bean chili on polenta from Rose Reisman Vegetarian Cooking. I requested that chili often for the entire winter of grade 6. While that cookbook has long since found a new home, I have never forgotten about my beloved chili. I…