Recipe Adventure: Healthy Coconut Bounty Bars

healthy bounty bar recipe

These healthy bounty bars are perfect for when you’re craving something sweet and chocolatey but don’t want to eat junk. I initially found the recipe through Erin Ireland, a local Vancouver food blogger that focuses on vegan recipes. She found it through Voila Vegan’s instagram page. I saw the photos and immediately needed to have one! As a kid I loved bounty bars so much, but as I’ve grown older they now taste way too sweet and I realize they are full of ingredients I just don’t need to eat. These bars are super easy to make! Ingredients: 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut […]

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Vegan Cheesecake Cashew Cups

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When the good weather comes out it always inspires me to try new recipes and I’ve really been into incorporating plant based recipes into our regular routine because I physically feel better eating less meat and dairy. I’ve really been inspired by the Minimalist Baker in recent months and my latest recipe love are these Vegan Cheesecake Cashew Cups. With just 7 ingredients you can have a delicious dessert! They’re so creamy and satisfying, perfect for when you’re craving a treat but they’re still somewhat healthy.

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Date Peanut Butter Bars, No-Bake and Sugar-Free

no-bake date and peanut butter bars

I’ve become obsessed with dates. They are delicious on their own as a snack, but they’re also a great way to replace sugar in many recipes and baked goods or rethink the way you make traditional baked goods. This 2 layer no-bake date peanut butter bar recipe is refined sugar free but you’d never know because they’re so satisfying, chewy and delicious! Who knew a date peanut butter combo would be so good!

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Vegan Cashew Nut Cheese Recipe

Vegan Cashew Nut Cheese Recipe

Before I get into this delicious vegan cashew nut cheese recipe, lets talk about food in general. Over the past few years I’ve really been looking at what I eat and where it comes from. My whole life I’ve avoided red meat simply because I don’t feel good when I eat it, it slows down my digestive system and I feel tired because of it. But recently I tend to avoid it because of how the animals are treated. The only meats I do eat are poultry, fish and occasionally bacon if I know it’s quality, hey I’m far from perfect. […]

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Maple Sea Salt Peanut Butter Oat Bar Recipe

Peanut Butter Oat Bar Recipe

This maple sea salt peanut butter oat bar recipe is so good and (somewhat) good for you too. Filled with healthy fats from coconut oil and natural peanut butter. I’d also consider them low sugar because it’s sweetened with maple syrup, but really I guess it’s still sugar, but better for you because it’s not refined white sugar. Although there is maple syrup in the oatmeal base too, you can make these delicious bars without the oatmeal base, they firm up in the freezer just as good without the oat base because of the coconut oil and the natural peanut butter, I’d even […]

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Recipe Adventure: Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Earl Grey shortbread recipe

I assume you’re reading this post because you’re an Earl Grey tea lover like myself and you love shortbread. This shortbread cookie recipe infuses the flavours and smells of classic Earl Grey tea with the creamy textures of shortbread. This recipe is perfect for the holidays for it’s simplicity and it’s not overly sweet. Indulge in these decadent shortbread cookies, they sound fancy, but they’re actually very easy to make. Earl Grey Shortbread Recipe

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Recipe Adventure: Cheddar Cheese Scones

Easy Cheddar Cheese Scone Recipe

On weekends I like to indulge in a little baking and comfort food. This cheddar cheese scone recipe is one of my go to recipes for something quick and delicious for brunch or an afternoon tea. I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer so I make them in 1 bowl and it takes no time at all with virtually no mess. I just throw all the dry ingredients in the bowl, mix together and then add in the butter, cheese and finally the milk. When it all comes together I put it onto a cutting board and flatten the giant ball out […]

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Recipe Adventure: Diary-Free Blackberry Coconut Ice Cream

Dairy-free Blackberry Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

It’s been super hot in Vancouver this Summer and we’re currently experiencing a drought, which is kind of ironic for a city that’s known for it’s rain. I miss the rain and cooler weather, but I know it will come soon and I’ll be longing for the sunny days again. Anyway, I don’t do well with heat and I’ll do anything to try cool off, I like to indulge (a bit too much) in ice cream, but sometimes a little too much dairy can give me a stomach ache, so this recipe is an alternative for when you’re craving ice cream, but […]

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Recipe Adventure: South African Babotie

south african babotie recipe

You’re probably wondering, what on earth is babotie? Well it’s a South African spiced meat dish that has an egg and milk topping. It may sound a little strange, but it’s really delicious, especially if you like curry flavours. Growing up in a South African family, food was always a little different. My mom used to make babotie and I really loved it. I recently started making it myself because it’s so easy, has lots of flavor and lasts for a few meals. Enjoy the recipe!

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Recipe Adventure: Chamomile Tea and Honey Ice Cream

chamomile honey ice cream recipe

A few weekends ago I went out for ice cream with family at one of our favorite spots in Vancouver, Earnest Ice Cream. I tend to stick to my usual flavours whenever I go there, salted caramel or oatmeal brown sugar, but I do like to sample flavours every time I’m there, just incase I’m feeling spontaneous! I tried their Chamomile honey flavour and immediately fell in love. It was seriously good. Dreamy and delicious, in fact I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Somehow it was so delicate, yet the flavour was so strong. I thought to myself “I’m going to […]

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Recipe Adventure: Coconut Macaroons

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Most macaroon recipes I’ve tried will tell you to use egg whites only, but the problem with that is figuring out what to make with the leftover yolks and personally I can’t be bothered, especially if I’m just wanting macaroons and nothing else. So I tried my own recipe using whole eggs and to my surprise, they came out perfect! These macaroons are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They’re perfect for the gluten-free people in your life and for anyone who just loves coconut. The best part is, they’re so incredibly easy to make! Ingredients 2 ½ cups […]

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Recipe Adventure: Wonton Wrapper Lasagna Made in a Muffin Tin

wonton wrapper lasagna recipe

Yes you read that title correctly, this is a recipe for lasagna made in a muffin tin, using wonton wrappers. Why wonton wrappers? Well firstly they make this recipe super easy and fast. Secondly, wonton wrappers cooked in a muffin tin means extra crispy bits! You know the crispy bits I’m talking about, those edges of the giant traditional style lasagna that get super crispy. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a big cheesy lasagna, but it takes forever and I end up using way too much cheese most of the time, which isn’t easy on my figure. Here’s the […]

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