Tag Archives: desserts

Soothing Oven-Stewed Pears Infused in Tea (vegan, free of gluten & dairy)

My motto for the holidays is straight-forward and always the same: keep it simple. Keep it simple, simple, simple.  That extends to business events, outings with friends and family, holiday parties, and naturally, it also extends to food. Earlier this fall, The Honest Leaf in Toronto sent me samples of three of their tea blends […]

Meghan’s Rawmazing Key Lime Pie (dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, gluten-free and raw)

In cooking, as in life, we sometimes make mistakes we can’t undo. Maybe we add way more salt than a stew needs, maybe we substitute sugar for salt in our favourite gluten-free muffin recipe, or maybe it’s forgetting a key ingredient that just “makes” the dish what it is. Fortunately, I didn’t make any mission […]

Get an A+ in Healthy Back-to-School Lunches with Some Favourite Snack, Main and Dessert Recipes

If you or your kids are heading back to school next week, you might be an eager beaver: scouring the ‘net for healthy back-to-school recipes, getting your shopping lists ready, and maybe even getting a head start on some of your cooking so you can save time and money later. This is great! “Before anything […]

Party Time Dessert Pizza (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan friendly)

Dairy-free, gluten-free Party Time Dessert Pizza 1

It’s Friday! And you know what that means, don’t you? That’s right, it’s p-a-r-t-y time! To be a bit more specific, it’s Party Time Dessert Pizza time! (In hindsight, that’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it?) Admittedly, I feel like no party is ever complete without pizza so it’s pretty easy for me to think of […]

Inside Out Peppermint Cups (no added sugar, gluten-free, vegan)

Inside Out Peppermint Cups (vegan, gluten free)

Many moons ago, when I was in high school, I dated a boy who worked at a local movie theatre. Between the Friday night shows, the cheap afternoon matinees and the special “employee exclusive” previews, it’s safe to say I spent a lot of time watching movies. It’s also safe to say I spent a […]

Spicy Valentine’s Chocolate Truffles (vegan, gluten-free)

Spicy Chocolate Truffles-featured

Like chocolate? Like things spicy? Of course you do! Good thing because I have a terrific new recipe for chocolate truffles that I think you’ll really love, or at least lust, after. With excellent timing for Valentine’s Day, these creamy truffles have a high-protein base of black beans (it seems I’m on a bit of […]

Homemade Applesauce (for your little ones and you!)

Applesauce making

I have a confession to make…I’m a bit of a rebel. You see, I rarely ever peel my fruits or vegetables. I know it’s not quite the scandal you were expecting, but it’s true. I often leave the peel on for a couple reasons: I like the nutrition (fibre, antioxidants, and other nutrients that usually hang […]