Category Archives: Sweets & Treats

Tomato, Strawberry and Basil Sorbet (from The Best Homemade Vegan Cheese & Ice Cream Recipes)

Tomato Strawberry Basil Sorbet from Vegan Ice Cream

In my garden, the tomatoes are still producing strong! I planted heritage varieties of Chadwick Cherry tomatoes, a sweet, plump, slightly larger cherry tomato size than the norm, as well as Black Seaman tomatoes, a large, bigger-than-your-hand, dark red-purple tomato. I found these tomatoes had trouble ripening evenly, with lots of cracking with our summer […]

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 […]

Vegan Strawberry Banana Coconut Soft Serve (vegan/dairy-free & no ice cream maker needed)

Vegan Strawberry Banana Coconut Soft Serve

I have some sad news, friends: we’re coming up on the tail end of our local strawberry season around here so you better get yours before they’re gone. If you can find organic strawberries, all the better (and all the rarer, in my experience) because this fruit is unfortunately heavily sprayed. In fact, strawberries are […]

Cooking with Tiger Nuts (and a recipe for Pink Lemonade Bars)

Tiger Nut Pink Lemonade Bars

This is the first post in a new series I’m calling Try Something New, designed to introduce a new food, health tidbit, trend or topic and get your neurons firing about exploring a new experience. A few years ago I had a pretty disappointing experience with food. In fact, I flew halfway across the world […]

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 […]

Basil Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (dairy-free)

Basil Chocolate Chip ice cream (dairy-free)

I’m sharing this recipe because there’s a chance that one day someone who’s adventurous (crazy?) like me, who loves to throw ingredients normally expected in savoury dishes into sweet desserts, just might love this little ice cream recipe as much as I do. Chocolate + fresh basil + coconut milk + sweetener = the best […]