Category Archives: Sweets & Treats

Yellow Plum & Ginger Cheesecake Parfaits

Last year around this time, I mentioned the idea of using tart plums as a stand-in for the sourness of lemon in various dishes. I’m back at it this season with these dreamy Yellow Plum Cheesecake Parfaits. They consist of a ginger cookie base, ricotta-based cheesecake filling, a plum and Goji berry compote, and are […]

Mrs. H. F. Bronson’s Currant Raspberry or Strawberry Whisk (dairy-free, no refined sugar)

Strawberry Fool (dairy-free) 4

In my Wayback Playback series, I take an old-fashioned recipe, usually from the 1800s or 1900s, and revamp it so it’s more modern and more in line with the principles of holistic nutrition (e.g. whole, real foods, dairy-free, gluten-free, sometimes grain-free and often with substitutions offered to make it vegan friendly). Hope you enjoy this […]

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 […]

Triple Coconut Thumbprint Macaroons (Plain and Chocolate-Filled)

Coconut macaroons

Right now my Facebook news feed is full of stunning tropical vistas, never-ending white sand beaches, and lots of teeny-tiny umbrellas in a rainbow of colours. In all honesty, the photos look like vacation bliss! Meanwhile at home the ground is covered in a blanket of white and the air is brisk enough to freeze […]

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Oat Bars

Pumpkin spice oat bars

Judging from the sudden invasion of pumpkins and squashes of all kinds on my counter, it may be time to admit that it is no longer summer (contrary to my claim a few days ago that summer was still alive and well!)   I guess it’s time to admit defeat with Thanksgiving literally around the […]

Favourite Peachy Keen Coconut Crumble (gluten-free, vegan friendly)

Apple crumble and peach crumble

Let me say right off the bat: this is one of my ‘go to’ recipes. I made this or a variation of it five or six times this summer. Probably because it’s too delicious, easy and quick—I can usually make it in 10-15 minutes (faster if you use frozen fruit) + 20 minutes cook time. It […]