Classic Raisin Molasses Bran Muffins – v, gf

I love bran muffins. It’s something that I easily forget when I’m busy stuffing chocolate chips into every recipe I make, but a trip to Virginia last weekend (Virginia has nothing to do with bran muffins, per se, except that I was there when I remembered how delicious bran muffins are) reminded me that the […]

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Crunchy Chickpea Flour Crackers with Onion and Sesame Seeds

There is a reason I included chickpea flour as one of my ‘extra choice’ items for my April clean eating challenge – these crackers are that reason. These crackers, and all of the other awesome stuff you can make from chickpea flour, like socca, chocolate chip cookies, and vegan french toast. Chickpea flour is underestimated and […]

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Easy No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars with Chocolate and Coconut – v, gf

I love a good vegan protein bar. Convenient, tasty, and portable, they can sometimes be the perfect answer to “me so hungry.” But, it’s easy to start relying on them to fill in the gaps, well, just about everywhere. After the gym, as an afternoon snack, in place of supper, and so on. It’s an expensive […]

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Avocado Lime Ice Cream (vegan, gluten-free)

I’ve been wanting to make an avocado lime ice cream for a long time now. The flavours seem so summery, and since baking delicious summer zucchini and carrot cupcakes that also contained avocados, I’ve been reawakened to the joys and possibilities of turning avocados into tasty desserts. This weekend, the last of the summer, is […]

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15 Tips for Reducing Food Packaging Waste

Let’s talk about reducing food packaging and food packaging waste. But first, let’s talk about stress and energy. I had a stressful week. One of my beautiful, lovely, (and I thought: safe) indoor cats had a fluke accident, needed surgery, experienced some complications from the surgery, and had to stay at the vet’s for several […]

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Homemade Sweet & Tangy Maple Mustard

I’ve been wanting to make homemade mustard for some time, ever since I learned that you can make it with about five ingredients and a whisk. Prior to that time, when I lived in the mustard dark-ages, I thought mustard was a complex web of ingredients, built following a secret recipe, and that it was folly […]

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Easy Twice-Baked Oat & Raisin Granola Bars with Dark Chocolate (vegan, gf)

The standard granola bar is, pardon my language, kind of a tricky bastard to create in the homemade healthy kitchen. Why? Well, I suppose it is partly because we are all used to the ubiquitous store-bought granola bar, which is either the supremely sugary chewy kind that sticks to your teeth or the super crunchy […]

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