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Mixed Berry Coconut Ice Cream

Mixed Berry Coconut Ice Cream

Way back in January, when I decided to eliminate sugar for a month, I bought a 2-kilogram bag of mixed berries. I thought, ‘Berries are naturally sweet. I’ll have more smoothies!’ You know what dampens the desire for smoothies? Freezing temperatures, snow and ice, and then rain until the end of May. And so, those berries […]

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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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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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Quick and Easy Chocolate Sauce

Many of us believe it’s faster, easier and tastier to buy food in packages or bottles. I think you’ll feel differently after you sample this drippy, chocolatey goodness. It takes all of 60 seconds to come together and tastes incredible. You can drizzle this over crepes, fruit, brownies or any other dessert, but I absolutely […]

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Avocado Chocolate Chip Creamsicles

I hemmed and hawed over buying these popsicle molds. I asked myself if I’d really use them in the long term, or if they’d merely collect dust in a cupboard after the novelty wore off? Only time will tell, but now that summer is here I can say with certainty that I’ll be making these […]

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(Mostly) Raw Cookie Dough Bites

These aren’t entirely raw because I have no idea where to find raw oats and I prefer the taste of maple syrup to agave nectar. However, I didn’t bake these in the oven – so they are raw enough to suit my standards! I’m sure you’re wondering if these truly taste like cookie dough? Yes, […]

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Homemade Raw Chocolate

Raw chocolate is something I’ve wanted to tackle for awhile now. But it seemed too intimidating, difficult, elusive. And – more importantly – expensive. There’s nothing worse than throwing out a costly, failed experiment that tastes horrendous. I recently got a part-time job at a local health food store in my neighbourhood called Health on […]

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Butterscotch Tahini Bars

Since I eliminated dairy, I’m often asked how I get enough calcium. It’s understandable, as when we think of calcium, cow’s milk is usually the first thing that springs to mind. But you know what? There are plenty of plant-based calcium sources: almonds, Brazil nuts, broccoli, collards, kale, spinach, beet greens, Swiss chard, parsnips, parsley, […]

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The five-minute raw vegan blondie

I used to feel guilty about eating treats – as if I was doing something wrong, something bad, something that would make me fat. Not anymore. I relish my sweet tooth and channel my energy into preparing healthy desserts I can feel good about. Like this single-serving blondie, which has anti-inflammatory walnuts, potassium-rich dates and […]

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