Cashew Cream Cheese

Cutting out cheese and dairy has been really tough but creating alternatives that work is easier than you think. This is a simple Cashew Cream Cheese that still has the creamy taste you want. It doesn’t replace cream cheese but satisfies your craving. Start by soaking your cashews for at least 3 hours. Overnight is…

Hummus

I started buying hummus for wraps for lunch but I realized that I could easily make my own. When you look up ingredients and recipes, you wouldn’t believe that it was that easy. There are a variety of different hummus flavours and recipes online. This is a simple cilantro hummus. To make this hummus you…

Chinese Eggplant and Bean Stir Fry

Eggplant is a hard vegetable to cook. Its not great if its undercooked but gains a ton of flavour when its cooked just right. Here is a simple Chinese inspired eggplant dish. To prepare your eggplants, slice them up and sprinkle it with salt. Let them sit for at least 1 hour. This process will…

Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple

Have you every wanted Chinese food but not wanting the order it from a restaurant? This is a recipe that satisfies the fast Chinese food that I craved. Its a versatile dish that you can change the meats and veggies. Give it a try! Start by mixing up the sauce. You will need 1/2 cup…

Kabocha Squash Pasta Sauce

This is my attempt at reducing dairy from my diet. My eczema started flaring up and I had to go back to a more strict diet that did not include a lot of dairy. For this recipe, I used a kabocha squash. It has an earthy sweet taste and is perfect for thick sauces. I…

Roasted Pickled Beets

  I’ve always loved getting roasted beets from restaurants and I didn’t realize how easy it was. Start with cleaning and slicing your beets. You want to remove the outer skin which can get a bit tough.   The beets that I had was a candy cane beet. They had a wonderful and gorgeous look…

Coconut Snack Bars

As a nursing mama, you are always hungry.  I wanted to make something healthy to snack on, instead of chocolates and potato chips (LOL).  This is a super easy recipe that anyone can make in a pinch. These little treats are packed with healthy fats which is good for mama and baby. These treats are…

Fast and Easy Rhubarb Sorbet

Summer time is the best time for an icy cold treat. What could be better than tart rhubarb sorbet?  This is great cold treat and really easy to make.  It is the perfect recipe if you have too much rhubarb. Prepare the rhubarb by washing and removing the leaves.  Cut the rhubarb into small pieces…

Lazy Vegan Cashew Pesto

Every Thursday is my lazy go to meal: Pesto pasta with salad.  This version is simple and you just need a few ingredients. Basil, olive oil, garlic and cashews. You make this ahead of time and keep in the freezer until you need it. All you need to do is blend together the cashews, olive…

Chickpea Meringue – Vegan!

As our 2016 food adventures wind down, it is time for us to plan for our next year.  Where will our stomachs take us?  What food adventures will we have. You will just have to wait and see.  I am posting this recipe as my last recipe of 2016 as I hope to inspire your…

Festive Bear Hug Sugar Cookies

Yes I am late with my holiday baking. I usually start at the end of November.  Why because it just takes so long.  I decided this year I wanted to change up my cookies and try using cookie cutters.  I usually hate rolled cookies because I don’t like the texture and it takes too long. …

Frickin’ Easy Vegan Black Forest Cake

By popular demand, I tried to make a vegan version of my black forest cake.  It sort of worked?! I guess.  It tasted great but the coconut whipped cream didn’t last long.  My original cake was made with whipping cream and it was perfect. It was a moist and delicious cake. This version was just…