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…

PSL: Pumpkin Spiced Latte (Paste)

The PSL or pumpkin spiced latte is a popular drink at this time of year.  When I tried to think of something to make for this post, I said why not try to make it like everyone else? But I didn’t want to be like every one else. I wanted to make a twist on…

Review: Vegan Pudding & Co

How do I find places that I want to review?  Well through instagram…. and food porn.  I love looking at food pictures and following others who live in Vancouver and seeing what they eat.  I would like to try more places but I only can eat so much and going out is  expensive.  So I…

Decorating Jello with Fruit

Jello doesn’t have to be an understated dessert. You can make your Jello the life of the party by decorating it with fruit. I came up with this idea because my friend who loves Jello would always make Jello “cakes”. For her birthday, we decided to make her a Jello Birthday Cake. To decorate the…

Review: Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival

Every year Vancouver has a hot chocolate festival where many restaurants showcase their own take on the delicious chocolatey drink. This year I decided I wanted to check out some of these places to get some ideas on my own hot chocolate creation. My first stop was Bella Gelateria (Coal Harbour). This place won a…

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

Creamy, dairy free, egg free, tasty, noms, yum.  I have finally perfected my recipe for cauliflower alfredo sauce.  You won’t miss the cheese or dairy.  It is also a sneaky way to get your kids to eat veggies.  I think this is also great for someone who is watching their calorie intake. What you need…