Vegan Mousse – Even Better Than Dairy

Vegan mousse is one of those things that I always thought would be hard to recreate without heavy whipping cream, but the coconut cream works even better! No exaggeration, vegans and non vegans both love this dessert and it comes together in less than 10 minutes of active work time. I refrigerate this for about… Continue reading Vegan Mousse – Even Better Than Dairy

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice

For such a long time when I was younger, I thought ‘pumpkin spice’ was it’s own spice and that it actually had something to do with pumpkins. Hilariously wrong! All the spices that make up the pumpkin spice mix pair really well with pumpkin flavors, and actually all of these autumnal flavors, like apples! You… Continue reading How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice

Chick Peas Are Not Just for Salads

I feel like sometime between everyone making their own homemade hummus and everyone adding chick peas to salads, eating them on their own was totally skipped over! The neat thing about roasting chick peas is that depending on what you season them with, you can eat them as a little handheld snack or yes, as… Continue reading Chick Peas Are Not Just for Salads

Homemade Cereal is Easier Than You Think

The idea of making your own cereal is a little out there, I get it. But the idea of eating clean cereal that’s just as tasty as the store bought stuff without any chemicals is too good to pass up! These little treats make excellent study snacks because they give you a boost of energy… Continue reading Homemade Cereal is Easier Than You Think

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies As Big As Your Hand

I started making these about three years ago, during a season of sleepovers. They were comically huge, but they were also delicious and you can switch up the chocolate chips, or maybe add some sprinkles to the dough as well, to make them match any theme! These cookies get their size by dropping 2 tablespoons… Continue reading Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies As Big As Your Hand

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies (dairy free)

These fun cookies are exactly the same as my original chocolate chip cookies, but with vegan Becel in place of butter, and the addition of the Sweetapolita rainbow chips! 1/2 cup butter, softened, but not melty 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking… Continue reading Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies (dairy free)

Oatmeal Cookies (dairy free, gluten free)

I’ve been making these cookies from a stained index card for almost 20 years! This recipe is actually my grandmother’s oatmeal cookie recipe. I just subbed Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour for the all purpose flour and vegan Becel for the butter and they taste just like the original! 3/4 cup… Continue reading Oatmeal Cookies (dairy free, gluten free)

Pumpkin Oatmeal Balls (dairy free, gluten free)

These little treats are so good! They’re sweet enough to be an afternoon treat, but at 55 calories each they’re light enough to have a few! 1/2 cup pumpkin puree3/4 cup rolled oats3 tablespoons chia seeds3 tablespoons chopped walnuts1 teaspoon vanilla1 tablespoon maple syrup1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips1… Continue reading Pumpkin Oatmeal Balls (dairy free, gluten free)

Date Squares

Quick trivia for you, this Canadian treat is known by different names, depending where you are in Canada. In Western Canada, it’s called Matrimonial Cake or Matrimonial Squares and in Eastern Canada, it’s called Date Squares or Date Crumble. I always grew up calling them date squares, but since my granny was from Saskatchewan, I… Continue reading Date Squares