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Dairy-Free Mashed Yams

Naked Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Vegan)

Some foods taste better when they are simple and unadorned – and sweet potatoes unquestionably fall within that category. I use sweet potatoes in all sorts of recipes: blended into dips, as the base for crusts, in chocolate pudding, and of course in soups. Sweet potatoes make everything taste better. But my favourite way to eat them is steamed […]

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Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Mix

DIY Edible Gift: Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

I’ve never been a skiier, so I don’t have memories of tumbling indoors after a long day on the slopes, cheeks pink, ready to hunker down by the fire with a steaming cup of hot chocolate to warm my numb fingers. I am, however, no stranger to hot chocolate. On cold wintry days after playing in the […]

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Prunes

Chocolate-Dipped Prunes (Dairy-Free)

Prunes have a marketing problem. I’m sure more than half of my readers didn’t even click on this post when they spied the word ‘prunes’ in the title, even alongside the promise of chocolate. I’ll bet most of you associate prunes with two things: your grandmother, and constipation. A few years ago, plum growers lobbied […]

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Gluten-free Dukkah Flatbread

Dukkah-Spiced Flatbread and a Giveaway

My first introduction to dukkah was at a local restaurant and had the consistency of a paste, rather than the traditional dry blend of nuts and spices. I loved it so much I created my own version at home. Which I also loved. And have never made it since. Blame it on writing a food […]

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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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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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Vegan Dulce de Leche

Ice Cream Friday: Vegan Dulce de Leche

I am a firm believer that cooking food from scratch is far less expensive than eating out or buying prepackaged foods. In my e-book Healthy Eating on a Budget, one of my top recommendations to save money is preparing meals at home. But the exception to that rule? Homemade vegan dulce de leche ice cream. […]

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Vegan Matcha Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Dairy-Free Matcha Chip

I decided there aren’t enough dairy-free ice cream recipes on this blog, so I’m going to remedy that by instituting ‘Ice Cream Fridays’. ‘Cause everyone loves ice cream on the weekend. This means I’m gonna burn through a whole lot of coconut milk and maple syrup, but I’m totally okay with that. I usually lean […]

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Vegan Salted Chocolate Chia Pudding

Dairy-Free Salted Chocolate Chia Pudding

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?!? In the last year I have mutated from a sweet ‘n salty hater into a salt shaker fiend who happily scarfs salted caramel ice cream and devours chocolate bars with sea salt. Is this what happens when you’re a grownup in your mid-30s – you suddenly begin eating salty chocolate? […]

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Gluten-free and vegan coconut macaroons

Passover Lemon Coconut Macaroons (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

If you’re Jewish and grew up in Toronto, it’s very likely you had grandparents who flew or drove down to Florida for the winter. My mother’s parents bopped around a few rented apartments before purchasing their own condo in Lake Worth. It’s been nearly 15 years since I’ve been there, so my recollection is a […]

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