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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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Cinnamon Raisin Swirly Bread

I use the term ‘bread’ very loosely here, as this cinnamon raisin swirly bread definitely has all the trappings of a very decadent cake. There are plenty of tastes and textures here. The first thing you’ll notice is the buttery-like tenderness, followed by the delicate cinnamon flavour, and then you’ll reach the crunch of the […]

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Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake

In honour of the Jewish New Year, I decided to recreate my grandmother’s classic honey cake. Strangely, it was a cake she served as an appetizer, along with orange slices, after everyone returned home after a day of fasting on Yom Kippur. We didn’t bake together very often, but one year I happened to be […]

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Vegan Pumpkin Bread

It’s November and by now you’re probably tired of pumpkin recipes. Maybe you can squeeze in one more? This is a simple pumpkin bread and it’s very allergen-friendly. There’s no gluten, no dairy, no soy, no eggs, no refined sugar, no hydrogenated oils. So what does it have? Taste. Flavour. Chewiness. A little bit of […]

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Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

Friends, I have returned to baking. When I embarked upon the 28-day raw food healing challenge, I seriously wondered if I could live without my oven. Now, more than three months later, it feels strange to use it. Sure, I’ve used the burners to lightly steam and sauté vegetables. But to don oven mitts? That’s […]

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Quinoa Apple Cake

Many of us are afraid of quinoa. It’s got odd, curly protrusions. No one knows how to pronounce it. It’s confusing to decide what to do with it. Believe me, I understand. Quinoa is a complete protein – that means it contains all the essential amino acids we need. (Amino acids are the building blocks […]

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Gluten-free, Vegan Chocolate Layer Cake

Oh, this cake was good. Extremely good. It was dominated by a lovely, dark chocolate flavour and even though there’s a lot of sugar here, the cake wasn’t overly sweet or rich. Paired with the vanilla ‘buttercream’, it really did taste like an Oreo cookie! This is a versatile recipe, too – you could fill […]

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Apple Bread

I love quick breads that are easy to throw together! And this is such a lovely little loaf. It’s soft, moist, aromatic and will make your home smell completely luscious, like one of those yummy fall-scented candles or essential oil plug-ins. The original recipe used melted coconut oil, which I rarely have on hand so […]

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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

I present to you our Thanksgiving dessert. It was enjoyed by all. Well, by all of those who weren’t too full to try it. I’ve had a few lackluster tofu cheesecakes in my day, but since this recipe came from Susan Voisin I was faithful that it would turn out well. This double layer pumpkin […]

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