~ A Beautiful Quiet Little Christmas in 2017 ~

 Let’s start with the night before the 24th and enjoy the Potato-Vegetable Soup … … and then some Oreo Chickpea Brownies which is a recipe I found from “Vegan-twiceasnice“. I thought they were quite yummy and not too sweet, but moist and tasty, and actually good for you with the chickpeas and dates and oats! My son and I had a beautiful Christmas together …. We … Continue reading ~ A Beautiful Quiet Little Christmas in 2017 ~

~ Carrot Cake to a Thanksgiving Potluck! ~

I drove down to Function Junction, Saturday evening, to “quickly” participate in the Vegan Potluck, but didn’t stay long due to the fact that my son wasn’t feeling well. I  made a quick appearance, chatted for a little bit, grabbed some food to take back home with me, and left my Carrot Cake there … I brought home a mixture of somewhat spicy raw vegy … Continue reading ~ Carrot Cake to a Thanksgiving Potluck! ~

~ Bread by Ed = BReD ~

Every Thursday morning, between 8 and 11 a.m., I go to Alta Bistro and pick up my Bread by Ed. Sometimes one loaf, sometimes two! It’s so delicious and healthy, and I love the idea of supporting local people making incredible food! Ed Tatton is my hero here….. check him out, here’s an article in our local paper, The Pique. “I wanted to start making my … Continue reading ~ Bread by Ed = BReD ~

~ Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins ~

I found this recipe on the back of the bag for Roger’s Oats, and have played around with the ingredients a little to make it my own…. Now, I don’t use dairy, so instead I used almond milk, which worked out fantastic! And instead of butter (any kind), I used apple sauce, in fact, I use apple sauce whenever I bake now, NOT oil or butter! … Continue reading ~ Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins ~

~ Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ~

I know there are several different recipes for this type of cookie but I ended up making these….. Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by Veggie Inspired Journey. We all noticed that they tasted better on the second day, but of course, that didn’t stop us from eating a bunch on the first day! We love our cookies!  And I love experimenting with different recipes….. THANKS Veggie Inspired Journey! … Continue reading ~ Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ~

~ Devilishly Decadent Vegan Dessert Challenge in Whistler! ~

…. And what a challenge it is!  What a fantastic idea to get the word out there….. how delicious is vegan food!!!  mmmmmm…. For more information, check out …….https://earthsavewhistler.com/2016/09/11/vegandessertchallenge/ So far I’ve eaten the chocolate heaven dessert at the Cinnamon Bear Bar, in Whistler… … this was sooo delicious… a chocolatey base with a thin caramel layer sitting on top then delicious lime, I think … Continue reading ~ Devilishly Decadent Vegan Dessert Challenge in Whistler! ~

~ Lemon Poppy-Seed Muffins & a Morning with the Birds ~

I’m sitting out in the sunshine, on the boulders, just outside my condo, 13 C, little windy out, and waiting for my Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins to come out of the oven. The batter tasted amazing, so I am hoping the muffins do too!!  I have been inspired to try lemon poppy seed muffin recipes because my son loved the ones from the IGA, but of … Continue reading ~ Lemon Poppy-Seed Muffins & a Morning with the Birds ~

~ A Tower of Brownies, BReD from Ed & Loka Yoga~

My Brownies were stacked and ready to go to another Vegan Potluck!!  It was hard to just lay them all out on the plate, I nibbled away at the little crumbs that fell from the dark rich squares. The smell was amazing! Dessert before dinner! Again, I got this recipe from the Book, “Oh She Glows”…. the recipe on the website is different.  Just a warning … Continue reading ~ A Tower of Brownies, BReD from Ed & Loka Yoga~

~ Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites ~

I was very curious about these little Bites and made them for the Vegan Potluck last night. The recipe comes from Amy’s Healthy Baking. 3 scoops (90g) PlantFusion vanilla protein powder ½ c (50g) old-fashioned oats (gluten-free, if necessary) 1 tbsp (9g) poppy seeds ½ tbsp (7g) Truvia (or any sweetener) 1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest (about one medium) 6 tbsp (90mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (about … Continue reading ~ Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites ~

~ Banana Bread Veganized ~

I received a Cook Book called “Mother’s Cook Book” from my daughter years ago when she was in Elementary School…. wow has it been that long!!!  And inside this Book was Michaela’s Favourite Recipe, a ridiculously simple Banana Bread that I have baked tons of times now!  Originally, it asked for 1 Cup of sugar for a loaf, but I wittled that down to 1 … Continue reading ~ Banana Bread Veganized ~