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....
Soft Whole Wheat Pretzels

Soft Whole Wheat Pretzels

This soft Whole Wheat Pretzel is vegan and can be made in about and hour. This is not my usual post first thing in the New Year. Typically I go for something cleaner… like a lentil soup or something on the lighter side. Okay – usually a soup. And no, I am...
Vegan Carrot Muffins

Vegan Carrot Muffins

Today I’m revisiting one of our lunch-box favorites! – Vegan Carrot Muffins. In the grand scheme of things I don’t have as much time in the kitchen as I would like, so I tend to try new things more often than I go back and remake the same recipes...
Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

These Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Banana Muffins are vegan and fill the chocolatey requirement. And will totally settle that mid-afternoon chocolate craving. In a slightly virtuous way – there is whole wheat flour in there!

Quinoa muffins with chia and blueberry

Quinoa muffins with chia and blueberry

Here is a healthy little muffin to go with your weekend coffee. Vegan, nearly fat-free and packed with protein from chia seeds and quinoa. Next time you are cooking quinoa for dinner make some extra.

Millet and Oat Muffins #vegan

Millet and Oat Muffins #vegan

I really hate to add to your To-Do list for the weekend, but a batch of these muffins would be a good idea. They stash nicely in the freezer and given that they are fairly low in sugar they make a healthy addition for the kids lunch box. Or better yet, with a piece of fruit and slathered with nut butter they are a quick and compact little breakfast.

Blackberry Red Walnut Scones {#vegan}

Blackberry Red Walnut Scones {#vegan}

The trick to tender and flaky scones, even when they are vegan, is to not over mix the dough. Mix the dry ingredients together then add the honey (or your favourite liquid sweetener) and coconut oil. Mix well with your fingers to get a fine crumb. Yes, this is like making pastry.

Lunch box food: Blueberry Citrus Loaf {vegan}

Lunch box food: Blueberry Citrus Loaf {vegan}

This Blueberry Citrus loaf is a new addition to the must.make.all.the.time list. And while, yes there is a bit of sugar, I’ve seen worse. The bread gets a good amount of sweetness (and flavour) from the orange juice, blueberries and dried cranberries. It is low in fat, no saturated fat, completely vegan and uses whole wheat flour. I say this is a win-win.

Lunchbox food: Oatmeal and Molasses Cookies

Lunchbox food: Oatmeal and Molasses Cookies

There are very few boxed treats I will buy to throw into my kids’ lunch. I find that what I would consider the healthier alternatives are not appropriate for lunches because of the nut-free thing and well, let’s face it most are little more than candy bars anyway.   I...
Breakfast food: Vegan Raspberry Pecan Muffins

Breakfast food: Vegan Raspberry Pecan Muffins

A few words about these muffins before I begin. 1) My daughter requested raspberries, which were only available frozen this time of year, meh results – while the flavour was good, they bled purple juice throughout the muffins. I don’t like the purple streaks. 2)...