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Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts with a Sunflower Cookie Crust (Nut-free, Vegan)

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A couple weeks ago, I received a reader recipe request. Let’s call him “Jason”. Jason asked if I could create a nut-free version of my Raw Pumpkin-Maple Pie with a Baked Oat Crust (found in my cookbook, page 247) because his wife can’t have cashews and pecans. Apparently, it was tormenting her not to be […]


Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix


For the past couple seasons, I’ve been on the hunt for pumpkin pie spice mix. And I’ve been slowly going crazy not being able to locate it in any local grocery stores. Don’t they know how many they would sell from me alone?! I longed for the day I would cross paths with it, making […]


Crazy Good Coconut Oil "Chocolate" Bark


  Do you have any kitchen quirks? What about your partner or roommates? Maybe you are wondering what I mean by a kitchen quirk. Basically it’s anything that drives your significant other batshit crazy. I’ll offer some examples: – Always sticking produce stickers on the counter despite your husband’s pleas not to (my long-time readers […]


Snickerdoodles! (vegan + gluten-free)


Meet my favourite holiday cookie of 2014 – the vegan and gluten-free Snickerdoodle! I’ve been testing all kinds of Christmas cookies this year and I decided to pick the best of the bunch and share that recipe with you before the holidays. The humble-looking Snickerdoodle doesn’t get enough respect in my opinion; it’s often overshadowed […]


Crowd-Pleasing Vegan Caesar Salad


My dad is coming to visit this week. This means two very important things are on my “what to make dad” menu. 1) Chili, always and 2) Caesar salad. Those are essential food groups for the guy. Anything else is icing on the cake. Plus, I always welcome the opportunity to use my huge bamboo […]


Saweet! Potato Casserole with a Crunchy Nut Crumble (Vegan + GF)


This is a side dish you’re going to want on the holiday dinner table. Or maybe, on your regular fall dinner table. Because who can wait for the holidays? It is sweet potato season after all, which means in this house we’re cooking them a couple times a week. Give me all the sweet potatoes, […]


Double Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Tart (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free)


Halloween week without chocolate is simply a crime. We must fill our quota! Luckily, I have the perfect solution.. After teasing you with this dessert the other week (and seeing you lose your mind over it) I figured I better deliver the goods. I set a lofty goal of making this chocolate pie as friendly […]


Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli


Meet our new favourite side dish. Yukon Gold potatoes are boiled, smashed, roasted until crispy, and then topped with a decadent, yet heart-healthy, avocado garlic aioli. Be still my heart. In the spirit of new beginnings for our little family of three, I decided to add something new to my Thanksgiving repertoire this year. Eric […]


Smoky & Spicy Nut, Sesame, and Coconut ‘Bacon’ Bar Nuts


I really can’t say that I intended to get this recipe up before Valentine’s Day because I didn’t think of it until the 15th. Heck, it would’ve made a great Superbowl appetizer too! Oh well, better late than never. Olympics appetizer, anyone? You may not know this, but Eric was a squirrel in his former […]


My Favourite Vegan Chili with Homemade Sour Cream


I grew up helping my dad make his “famous” chili for special occasions like Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. If there was a holiday party going down you can be sure his chili was the main event (often paired with his “famous” Caesar salad and garlic bread – his 3 staple recipes that we […]


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