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Poppyseed Cookies (Mun Kichel)

Poppyseed Cookies (Mun Kichel)

My great Aunt Mollie was a saint. Loving, generous, kind-hearted, with an endless supply of patience that was much-needed on our side of the family. Every time she’d come to visit us, she’d haul along tins of mandelbrot (Jewish biscotti), pinwheel cookies and mun cookies. I always thought they were called ‘moon cookies’ because they […]

10 Vegan Cheese Recipes That Are Amazingly Cheese-Like

Whenever I ask readers what dairy product they miss the most, the answer is always cheese. What power does cheese hold over us? It’s been a long time since I’ve had real dairy cheese, but I recall feeling pulled by its tangy, salty taste and gooey texture. For many years, cheese was the food I […]

Blueberry Lavender Dairy-free Ice Cream

Blueberry Lavender Dairy-Free Ice Cream

During the summer we vacationed on Salt Spring Island, a small heavenly oasis in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands. There isn’t a single traffic light on the island and the roads are dotted with farm stands where you pay for produce based on the honour system. While we’ve visited twice before, we’ve never been during the […]

Mixed Tempeh Scramble

How to Make Anything Vegan

Vegans, vegetarians and people with food allergies and intolerances are accustomed to making substitutions in recipes. This skill materializes naturally to some of us (not me!), while others develop the talent with time (yep, that’s me!). It takes some trial and error to learn how to make anything vegan, and during the early years there […]