Our family’s favorite vegetarian recipes with a healthy dose of dessert! 

Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

A dense pumpkin cake covered in the fluffiest cream cheese frosting, caramel and pralines, because why not. Fall cakes are my favourite! I like the rich dense flavours and spices. I feel like nuts are welcomed. As is caramel. Pumpkin. Not that I don't like summer, but...

No Oil Seed Crackers

No Oil Seed Crackers

Gluten-Free and Vegan, these seed crackers are made without added oil. Chickpea flour adds protein.

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Easy Black Bean Taco Bake

Easy Black Bean Taco Bake

Everyone needs a taco casserole in their life. This is my recipe. This vegetarian taco bake is always a crowd pleaser.

Perfect Banana Muffins

Perfect Banana Muffins

A simple banana muffin packed with dates and walnuts. Dates add a soft extra sweetness. Skip the walnuts if you want to pack this is school lunches.

Easy Apple Pie Jelly

Easy Apple Pie Jelly

This might be the easiest fall jelly you wil ever make. Apple Pie Jelly. Go grab some cider while the orchards are making it fresh and make some.

Perfect Oven-Roasted Red Potatoes

Perfect Oven-Roasted Red Potatoes

Hardly a recipe, but the best thing to do with mini red potatoes. Perfect roasted red potatoes. This is hardly a recipe. And I don't have a story. But... I will tell you, my kids make these for us all the time and they are the best potatoes ever.   Obviously a...

Easy Weeknight Meals

Coconut Red Lentil Curry {Instant Pot, Vegan, Gluten-free}

Coconut Red Lentil Curry {Instant Pot, Vegan, Gluten-free}

Simple Coconut Red Lentil Curry. Super easy weeknight meal. Instant Pot recipe. I'm not gonna lie. I'm a super fan of things with coconut milk. Curry with coconut milk is my favourite way to curry. This red lentil curry is quick and simple. And completely doable...

Spicy Turkey Enchilada Soup

Spicy Turkey Enchilada Soup

A spicy and healthy use for those holiday leftovers. Black beans, tomatoes and jalapenos make a healthy and hearty slowcooker meal.

Favourite Peanut Tomato Soup

Favourite Peanut Tomato Soup

This is not a typical tomato soup. Peanut butter adds a creamy and smooth texture to this soup. The flavours here are little on the spicier side, highlighting the its sweetness just perfectly.

LUNCH BOX SNACKS

Two-Bite Nutella Brownies

Two-Bite Nutella Brownies

These Two-Bite Nutella Brownies take less than 20 minutes start to finish and need just 3 ingredients. So easy, make them tonight!

Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Butter Muffins

Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Butter Muffins

Pumpkin butter gives these muffins the most rich and sweet pumpkin-y flavour. It would not be fall without a pumpkin spice recipe and here is this year's contribution - Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Butter Muffins. I've used pumpkin butter in these muffins (rather than just...

Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars {vegan}

Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars {vegan}

Carrot Cake Breakfast bars. I know! My kids were pretty excited about having carrot cake for breakfast. A simple little breakfast bar that will make a few mornings easier. Not too sweet but sweet enough for first thing in the morning. Make ahead and grab and go.

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Spice Bread

This Pumpkin Spice Bread is an easy quick bread. Healthy and vegan with a little extra sweet on top.   Pumpkin is the thing this week. Apologies if you are done with pumpkin. I'm just getting started. There might have been a latte. That probably started it. And...

Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffins

A simple cinnamon muffin packed with nutritious oatmeal and fresh fall apples. Pack these in the kids lunch box for a healthy low-fat snack.

VEGAN RECIPES

Coconut Red Lentil Curry {Instant Pot, Vegan, Gluten-free}

Coconut Red Lentil Curry {Instant Pot, Vegan, Gluten-free}

Simple Coconut Red Lentil Curry. Super easy weeknight meal. Instant Pot recipe. I'm not gonna lie. I'm a super fan of things with coconut milk. Curry with coconut milk is my favourite way to curry. This red lentil curry is quick and simple. And completely doable...

No bake chocolate oat bars

No bake chocolate oat bars

These supper yummy peanut butter and dark chocolate oat bars are so simple you can make them in 15 minutes. Fudgy, No-bake, vegan and gluten-free.

lentil salad with roasted red peppers

lentil salad with roasted red peppers

A hearty lentil salad tossed with warm and sweet roasted red peppers in a simple tahini dressing for a simple, packed lunch. Vegan and Gluten-free recipe.

Vegan Basil Ricotta

Vegan Basil Ricotta

This vegan ricotta cheese is exactly what you were looking for. Basil infused plant-based cheese for spreading on all the things

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Salad

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Salad

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Salad – I love this salad for when it is just too hot to cook. Sweet Corn, fresh zucchini and cherry tomatoes tossed in a herby and sweet-lime dressing.

Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Muhammara is an amazing red pepper dip that you can whip together in about 10 minutes with stuff you probably have on hand. It’s robust and unexpected. Gluten-free.

FRESH SALADS

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Salad

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Salad

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Salad – I love this salad for when it is just too hot to cook. Sweet Corn, fresh zucchini and cherry tomatoes tossed in a herby and sweet-lime dressing.

Summer Pasta Salad with Tofu

Summer Pasta Salad with Tofu

This is laid back, no-fuss, hot weather food. This is for when it is too hot to cook food. Tofu makes this simple salad a hearty summer meal…

Mom’s Cucumber Salad

Mom’s Cucumber Salad

this recipe, slightly, otherwise this is the same salad my mom has been making since I was shorter than the countertops. Mom always adds sliced onion to the cucumbers. It is really good.

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Cranberry Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Cranberry Salad

This Shaved Brussels Sprout and Cranberry Salad has a decidedly holiday twist with the dried cranberries and walnuts. I’ve used a very basic lemon dressing with a little honey to sweeten things up. Nothing crazy. This is easy stuff to throw together. This is one of my favourite ways to serve Brussels Sprouts — raw.

desserts

Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cakes – with extra chocolate and taste just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. A healthy after-school snack cake.

Pretty Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Pretty Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This is a simple and staightforward cake, and so does not need much story to go with it. Not too sweet, but light and lemony. I love this kind of cake at brunch.

Raw Lemon Pound Cake Bites

Raw Lemon Pound Cake Bites

These raw lemon pound cake bites are just what you ordered. They are totally lemony and overall not that bad for you. Vegan. Gluten-free. And refind sugar free.

Vegan Cranberry Ginger Snack Cake

Vegan Cranberry Ginger Snack Cake

I see this cake making an appearance on Christmas morning. Something to throw in the oven while the coffee brews and then share slightly warm after most of the presents have been opened. I would serve as I did here, in generous wedges

Welcome, I'm Trish. I share healthy family recipes to inspire your family to eat their veggies and save room for cake! 

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