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.

Multi-grain pumpkin muffins with brown sugar streusel topping

Multi-grain pumpkin muffins with brown sugar streusel topping

When someone says bake something I just naturally go for muffins. And given that it’s that time of year where I find myself overstocked with pumpkin puree, these are pumpkin muffins. Vegan. Whole-grain. And I added a little extra brown sugar streusel on top for fun.

Apple Cinnamon Hot Breakfast Cereal

Apple Cinnamon Hot Breakfast Cereal

Admittedly, I used a hot cereal mix. But it was Bob’s Red Mill and so I feel good about that. This is a pre-sweetened mix so I only added extra sugar on top when serving as it has plenty of flavour on it’s own.

Letting the cereal soak overnight in a portion of the liquid allows it to soften and shortens the cooking time in the morning. Which means you can totally do this during the week.

Vanilla Mint Smoothie with #VegaOneStart

Vanilla Mint Smoothie with #VegaOneStart

  So last week I ran my second half marathon. Yeah – really.  I’m impressed too. Keeping up with my training plan was much harder than I had anticipated. I did better when I was training in the early spring. I like running in cooler weather and my...
Lemon Flax Bread

Lemon Flax Bread

I love this bread. Love. Love. This is one of those recipes I have make over and over and I’m tickled about it each and every time. It had been awhile since I’ve made a batch

Blueberry and Kiwi Smoothie

Blueberry and Kiwi Smoothie

Before I get into today’s post… don’t forget there is a giveaway happening. Open until June 15th!   Why is it that I can’t pass on candy even when I don’t like it? Never in my life have I had a moment where I said “I need some red...
Breakfast food: Choco-Banana-Nut Smoothies

Breakfast food: Choco-Banana-Nut Smoothies

Because sometimes you need a treat for breakfast. ….. and a fast food donut is out of the question….. I use unsweetened vegetarian protein powder in these smoothies and then added agave or honey for a little sweetness. Choco-Banana-Nut Smoothies 2 medium...
School Food: Carrot Cake for Breakfast Smoothie

School Food: Carrot Cake for Breakfast Smoothie

My daughter brought home a little assignment this week.. to eat 5 fruits or vegetables each day for 5 days. You need to understand, my daughter doesn’t eat many vegetables. In fact she doesn’t each much of anything.  Some days she runs on a glass of apple juice and...