Carrot Lox

For my dad’s birthday, we had a little get together for dinner. I wanted to try something new and decided that I wanted to try making some carrot lox.  I thought it would be interesting to see how similar it is to real salmon. For this recipe I decided to use large carrots because I…

Balsamic Roasted Beets

I know not everyone likes beets. Some people say it tastes bitter and like dirt. Other say that its earthy and rich. This has to do with the geosmin. An organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma. I find beets to taste delicious, especially when it is slightly pickled. Start by cleaning an…

Avocado Coconut Nice Cream

Summer and ice cream. Summer and ice cream. Oh my! Well I wouldn’t say this is the most successful recipe but it kind of worked and I would love to modify it one day. I am sure you know this hack already. But if you don’t, try this next time you choose an avocado. The…

Oven Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Someone mentioned to me that their favourite way to eat cabbage was to slice them and BBQ them. I was a little lazy to pull out my BBQ so I decided to bake them in the oven instead. Take your head of cabbage and slice them into wedges. Leave the stem so that it holds…

No Bake Oats and Dates Energy Bar

So you will start seeing a lot of posts that starts with… so my son is really into ____ , I decided to try to make to make my own. Well this time my son is into Larabars.  But I know that they have refined sugar in them.  So I tried to make my own….

Peanut Butter Banana Coconut Cookie

So I tried making a healthy cookie… Was it good???? Meh it was ok.  It tasted fine but it lacked the cookieness.  The cookies tasted best on the first day I made them.  The next couple days it was too soft and sticky and crumbly.  I also didn’t like the texture of the cookie.  Maybe…

Raw Chocolate Date, Pecan and Oat Bar

I’ve been cravings for dairy-free treats for everyone to enjoy. This recipe is great for making at parties for friends and family who can’t eat eggs, dairy or refined sugars. Its also very easy to make and exceptionally delicious to eat! The main ingredients for this dish are raw pecans, rolled oats, cocoa powder, cashews,…

Raw Cashew Strawberry Cheesecake

Removing dairy from my baking has been really hard especially if you knew how much I love cheesecake. This recipe was inspired from Isa Chandra who does amazing vegan and vegetarian food. Her cooking is tasty and wholesome without making things artificial. Soak 3 cups of cashews overnight or for at least 3 hours. Soaking…

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…

Lemon Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes are strange and foreign to a lot of people. I love them but they are expensive for the amount of stuff you get. Artichoke hearts are the meatiest and the most delicious part of the vegetable. Here is a simple way to cook them. Begin by prepping the artichokes for roasting. Cut them in…

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…

Easy Natural Sweetener

As you may know, I still struggle with eczema.  It isn’t as bad as before but it will get worse with the holiday season coming up.  This is mostly because of all the sugar!! To fight my sugar cravings I made this date paste.  It is so sweet and tasty.  I love it on toast…