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How to Make a Gluten-Free and Vegan Pie Crust

How to Create Gluten-Free and Vegan Pies and Tarts

It’s easy to make a gluten-free pie crust if you can employ eggs and butter, or whip up a vegan pie crust when you work with glutenous flours. But a gluten-free AND vegan pie or tart crust? It’s the holy grail of allergen-friendly baking, and sometimes may even feel like it’s as impossible to conceive as the […]

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Raw Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies

Raw, Nut-Free Chocolate Brownies

After 12 weeks of ice cream, perhaps you were expecting a recipe for salad or juice. Nope! The reason? This healthy, portable, nut-free and easy treat is too good not to share for back-to-school season. A lovechild of sunflower double chocolate chip cookies and raw cocoa nibbles, these raw brownies will only take you a few […]

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Dairy-Free Healthy Blizzard

Ice Cream Friday: Sunbutter Cup Blizzards

Have you ever made peanut (or almond) butter cups at home? It’s a simple treat, but a time-consuming one: Melt chocolate. Swirl in mini muffin liners. Chill. Melt nut butter and sugar. Spoon into liners. Chill. Melt chocolate again. Pour over the top of the nut butter. Chill for the last time. Then I saw […]

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Vegan Dulce de Leche

Ice Cream Friday: Around the Web

Soooo this Friday’s dairy-free ice cream attempt was a big fat flop. The theme of the week was ‘breakfast ice cream’, where I hopped on the banana ice cream train and tossed in a few superfoods like hemp and cacao for a healthy morning treat. It basically came out like this smoothie. Don’t get me […]

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Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Mocha Almond Fudge

I am genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed this recipe for two reasons: I hate coffee I hate anything that tastes like coffee And yet, here I am, grasping spoonfuls of mocha almond fudge as if it were my last day on earth. I declare this the best dairy-free ice cream I’ve made so […]

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Sea Salt and Honey Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Sea Salt and Honey

Every week I say to myself, “This Ice Cream Friday I should make a sorbet.” And then I never do. Part of the reason is I’m not a fan of fruity desserts and will always choose the gooey, chocolatey, caramel-ish options over crumbles, sorbets or fruit-stuffed pies. But mainly the reason is when summertime fruits […]

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Vegan Mint Chip Sandwiches

Ice Cream Friday: Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwiches

It’s been unseasonably hot in Vancouver this summer – in fact, so damn hot we’re under water restrictions and there is yellowish-brown crispy grass everywhere you look. Shortly before the water restrictions began, we watched a wonderful movie called Young Ones – check it out if you get the chance – about a futuristic time […]

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Vegan Oatmeal Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk

It’s like eating a frozen bowl of oatmeal. Does that sound yucky to you? I promise it’s not yucky. I wouldn’t steer you wrong. We’re almost halfway through the summer (gulp!), and have celebrated six weeks of Ice Cream Fridays. Some of you have been inspired to whip up some dairy-free ice cream creations of […]

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Probiotic Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Fermented Chocolate Ice Cream

I deliberated whether I should call this recipe ‘Fermented Chocolate Ice Cream’ or ‘Chocolate Probiotic Ice Cream’. I feared the fermented title might conjure images of sour, stinky food – not exactly how I want you to perceive my ice cream. However, with all of the healthwashing that surrounds food with added probiotics, I didn’t […]

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Vegan Carob Sunflower Seed Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Dairy-Free Carob Sunflower

This dairy-free ice cream recipe is for the carob lovers, or the carob-curious. ‘Cause if you think carob is an inferior imitation of chocolate, you’ll be mightily disappointed (and I won’t be offended if you use cacao powder instead of carob). And all you carob fans: Can I get a ‘whoop whoop’? Maybe an arm […]

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