Homemade Oat Milk – Easy, Fast, Cheap

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When I mentioned that I was working on a homemade milk post many of you asked for a low-cost and nut-free homemade milk recipe. I decided to put myself to the challenge. Homemade Oat Milk, it is! First, I’ll show you how I made it with step-by-step photos and at the end of my post […]

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Carrageenan in Our Food

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In my post, Replacing Dairy Milk, a few of you commented that you avoid several brands of non-dairy milk because they contain an ingredient called carrageenan. This was the first time I had heard anything about this ingredient, or at least the first time I took any notice. I assumed that it was a safe […]

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Vegan How To: Replacing Dairy Milk

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Catching up? – Vegan How To: Introduction (Why this series?) – Part 1: How To Make The Transition Part 2: Replacing Dairy Milk Today I’d like to talk about one of the first changes that I made in my own personal journey – switching from cow’s milk to non-dairy milk. It was also one of […]

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Most Popular Vegan Recipes of 2012 {#30-16}

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At the end of each year, I love to look back and see which recipes were the most popular. I usually have a good idea based on your feedback, but it’s nice to delve into Google Analytics and see which recipes were clicked on the most. Plus, I have a horrible memory. These days I […]

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Vegan How To: Part 1 (How To Make The Transition)

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{Catching up? See the Introduction, Part 1: Making the transition (this post), Part 2: Replacing Dairy Milk, Part 3: Homemade Oat Milk, Part 4: Homemade Almond Milk, Part 5:  Ten Tips for eating out as a vegan} After seeing your comments and emails pour in on Monday and Tuesday, I’m so thankful I took the […]

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Vegan How To Series – Introduction (Why this series?)

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As the year draws to a close, I’ve been thinking a lot about this space and what I can do in the new year to challenge myself (and hopefully you) in new ways. It probably doesn’t come across this way on the blog, but I often struggle with questions like – What am I doing […]

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Part II

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You know, I didn’t think we were going to have a white Christmas this year, but boy was I sure wrong. Murphy’s Law: You will get a snow storm right before you make the long drive home in your car that sucks in snow. Murphy’s Law #2: Your car battery will die with a trunk […]

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Merry Christmas!

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      Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying your day. We woke up to a beautiful sunny day with a fresh blanket of snow here at my in laws. It’s a white Christmas after all. Everyone has finally arrived now so I better sign off. Hope you have a great holiday!

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Cookie Dough Nut Butter & Double Cookie Dough Balls

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Doesn’t this look like a big bowl full of cookie dough? Well, it’s not…exactly. It’s nut butter that tastes very similar to cookie dough. I made this cashew macadamia nut butter for my sister Kerrie and my cookie-dough lovin’ niece and nephew. After clenching the jar for a few awkward seconds, my sister was finally […]

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Lightened Up Magical Coconut Bars

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Magical Coconut Bars were always one of my favourite dessert squares growing up, next to Nanaimo bars. In my younger mind, the sweeter the dessert, the better. The words “too sweet” just weren’t in my vocabulary back then.   Fortunately, for my body (and cavity-prone teeth) I outgrew this mindset, embracing lighter, slightly earthier versions of […]

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