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Grain-Free Plum Crisp

My balcony garden was a semi-bust this summer. Sure, the herbs did well. But my spinach died, the bees didn’t visit my zucchini, and raccoons ate the few strawberries that bloomed. Some of you might be flush with end-of-summer produce right now, eager to find creative ways to eat it, freeze it or preserve it. […]

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Salted Caramel Pecan Swirl Ice Cream

Do you dig the sweet ‘n salty treats? I used to think these were opposing flavours that could never be best friends. Flakes of sea salt on my chocolate? Nah, I’d rather just flick ‘em off. As many of you already know, adding a bit of salt enhances sweetness, especially in baked goods. Given that […]

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Dairy-Free Mexican Chocolate Mousse

Move along, chocolate avocado pudding. There’s a new game in town. Is there anything the creamy, vibrant yam cannot achieve? Nope. It just adds extra deliciousness to every dish, along with a hefty dose of fibre and the digestive-healing vitamin A. There are plenty of other ingredients in here that will soothe your tummy, like […]

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Nutty Lucuma Bars

I have become obsessed with no-bake bars and squares. They’re easy. They’re delish. And this recipe is so healthy it’s practically a salad. Here’s why: Walnuts are packed with omega-3s, protein and fibre Flaxseeds contain unique plant fibres called lignans that offer antioxidant protection; flax also has a mucilaginous quality, lending a soothing hand to […]

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Chocolate-Covered Medjool Date Bars

This is a sponsored post by Natural Delights Medjool Dates, which means I was compensated for my time to develop this recipe. I vet products carefully to ensure they align with my nutritional values, and only feature brands I genuinely use and enjoy. As always, any opinions expressed here are my own. I’ll be straight […]

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No-Bake Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These granola bars are a lovely combo of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, plant-based protein and anti-inflammatory nutrients. They’re perfect for a mid-morning snack, post-workout replenishment or afternoon pick-me-up. Or if you’re simply craving a hit of tasty coconutty-chocolatey-sunbuttery sweetness. A little goes a long way here, since these are very nutrient-dense. I cut my slab […]

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Sunbutter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

To illustrate the wonder and delight of these cookies, I’ll recount the exchange I had with my husband after I baked them. Husband: (with his mouthful of cookie) These are really good. Me: Do they taste like peanut butter and jelly? Husband: (looking concerned) Yes. Why? Aren’t these peanut butter and jelly? Me: Yes, there’s […]

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Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

I had some leftover pomegranate seeds from my festive quinoa breakfast burgers. I could have just eaten them on their own. But everything’s better with a ‘lil chocolate thrown in, right? Right. Chocolate Pomegranate Bark Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, five […]

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Sunflower Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s hard to please everyone these days with allergen-friendly baking. If you can’t have gluten, dairy, eggs, soy or nuts, creating delicious treats is certainly not impossible, but a heck of a lot more difficult. While any food has the potential to cause an allergic reaction, I haven’t come across many people with sunflower or […]

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Sticky Date Pudding Cake and a Medjool Date Giveaway

  I have three exciting things to share with you today that will undoubtedly cure your case of the Mondays: 1. Sticky Date Pudding Cake 2. Coconut Caramel Sauce 3. The chance to win a free box of Natural Delights Medjool dates First off, this cake? So good. I always thought that the word ‘pudding’ […]

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