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Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Easy one-bowl Oatmeal Molasses Cookies. Kids love these soft cookies. Perfect for the lunchbox. Vegan and Nut-free. This is the cookie for when you want something easy to whip together and easy to eat. These cookies are surprisingly addictive. I find these soft...

Savoury Scones with Feta Cheese and Olives

Savoury Scones with Feta Cheese and Olives

Melt in your mouth savoury scones are packed with creamy feta cheese and olives. This scone recipe is gluten-free. Flaky, crusty bread filled with cheese. Is ther anything better? Maybe when it comes with olive too. ...and when the cheese is creamy feta cheese. That...

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Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

Filled with crunchy Itailian flavours, these easy Stuffed Tomatoes make a perfect vegetable side dish. 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.

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.

Roasted Turnip and Root Vegetable Mash

Roasted Turnip and Root Vegetable Mash

This is perfect holiday – thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it feast – dish. It covers off the mashed sweet vegetable requirements in a new and unexpected way. I have now decided that the vinaigrette may very well be the best thing to ever happen to a turnip.

Chipotle Rice Casserole

Chipotle Rice Casserole

This smokey mexican style vegetarian rice casserole is quick to prepare and will serve a crowd. Or...

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Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana Bread

A very special banana bread – lime, coconut and a little bit of rum will make this Coconut Banana Bread your new favourite.

Curried Carrot Soup

Curried Carrot Soup

A simple soup with warm sweet spices and coconut milk - Curried Carrot Soup. This creamy soup is...

No Oil Seed Crackers

No Oil Seed Crackers

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

Easy Weeknight Meals

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…

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…

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

Vegan Carrot Muffins

Vegan Carrot Muffins

Today I'm revisiting one of our lunch-box favorites! - Vegan Carrot Muffins. In the grand scheme...

Soft Whole Wheat Pretzels

Soft Whole Wheat Pretzels

This soft Whole Wheat Pretzels is vegan and can be made in about and hour. This is not my usual...

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!

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Using frozen blueberries means you can have fresh blueberry muffins anytime you want. Vegan...

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!

VEGAN RECIPES

Red Potato Salad with Sweet Corn

Red Potato Salad with Sweet Corn

TexMex Red Potato Salad - this salad is packed with fresh summer sweet corn, tomatoes and sweet red onions all tossed in a creamy jalapeno and cilantro dressing. This is ready for your next summer BBQ. Let's pretend it is summer and the summer sweet corn is ready.......

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 Blueberry Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Using frozen blueberries means you can have fresh blueberry muffins anytime you want. Vegan blueberry muffin recipe. This is my go-to recipe. The recipe I reach for when I want to whip up a batch super quickly in the morning before the kids crawl out of bed. The...

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

SLOWCOOKER ReCIPES

Chickpea Cacciatore

Chickpea Cacciatore

A vegan version of an classic italian stew. Chickpeas, sundried tomatoes and artichokes in a rich sauce simmered all day in the slow-cooker

Crockpot Vegetarian Tacos – with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

Crockpot Vegetarian Tacos – with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

These Crockpot Vegetarian Tacos can help get you through the busiest of weeks. Any crock pot recipe for taco filling, actually. I have several versions and during the winter months I make them on a regular basis – they are easy to put together and are fairly forgiving about being left unattended for a long while. The hardest part about this particular recipe is peeling and chopping the sweet potato.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup for the Crockpot

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup for the Crockpot

So at the very last-minute, as I’m running out the door before the slue of games scheduled for the day, I threw this soup in the slow cooker. I call this a “what do I have on hand?” soup. Sometimes those are the best.

FANCY DESSERTS, COokies and Cakes

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Try this classic crumb cake recipe to take advantage of fresh summer fruit like Strawberry Rhubarb. Sour cream adds richness.

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.

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.

Caramel Banana Cheesecake

Caramel Banana Cheesecake

Banana Foster in a Cheesecake. Boozy bananas in brown sugar and caramel sauce, but also, it is a cheesecake.

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.

Welcome, I'm Trish. I share clean and healthy recipes "balanced" with a generous serving of cake. You will find many vegan, gluten-free and plant-based recipes along with healthy and not-so-healthy sweet treats. It's all about balance.

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