Category Archives: dessert

The Best Banana Bread (with chocolate chips)

Happy fall! This is a solid banana bread recipe that results in a deliciously dense loaf.  It is nice and sweet, but uses minimal sugar – keeping it comparatively healthy to traditional recipes.  This recipe is easily veganized by using … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

 These were the ultimate Christmas cookie of 2014 and the recipe I will be leaving out for Santa tomorrow evening 😉  I made many batches to share with family and friends and they always vanished quickly.  I love a simple … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Honey (fermented)

  Honey ferments were my treasured discovery of 2014.  I continue to be inspired by the medicinal quality of garlic in honey and the deliciousness of the fruit ferments.  Having noshed through my jars of blueberries and peaches way too … Continue reading

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The Best Pumpkin or Apple Preserves

Last year I became obsessed with pumpkin and apple butters.  If you follow the blog, you may have noticed my main theme of the year is fermenting any and everything.  I wanted to take my beloved butters and add additional health benefits … Continue reading

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Peaches Preserved in Honey (lacto-fermented)

I was recently gifted a case of beautiful, organic peaches.  After eating many (oh my goodness…so many!) each day, I had some that I needed to preserve. Traditional recipes for canning peaches call for large amounts of refined sugar to make … Continue reading

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The Best Vegan (or not) Blueberry Scones

These little treats are so easy to throw together when you are craving something comforting and sweet.  They taste incredible with a slightly crunchy crust and a soft, warm center.  Yum, give your belly a nice big hug with these scones. … Continue reading

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Atole de Elote and Fried Plaintain

I love the kitchen’s ability to transport me to another place.  Cooking traditional recipes from around the world  satisfies my inner Wanderluster while giving me a sense of exploration in an everyday task.  Lately I am loving Latin cuisine and have been inspired … Continue reading

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Living Blueberry Cheesecakes (single serving)

I have been working through my jar of fermented blueberry honey and have been drizzling it over any and everything lately.  I love the flavour and the gentle sweetness.  I had the idea to create a cheesecake using the honey … Continue reading

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Horchata

MMM Horchata!  This delicious drink deserves more recognition.  It is so creamy and refreshing on hot days.  Plus it’s fun to say.  The H is silent, just so you know 😉 Hor-cha-ta….cha cha cha… There are many ways to make horchata … Continue reading

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Maple Caramel Crunch Ice-Cream (raw vegan)

I did something bad….. The other day I stopped by my local fruit stand to pick up some beautiful berries for my chia seed jam.  The grocer called me over.  “Hey Megan, I’ve got some bananas for sale.  $5.00 for 50 … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Blueberry Oat Bars

This morning I was snuggled up with my little guy, flipping through my favourite un-cookbook, looking for something delicious and unique to take to a vegan potluck.  When I flipped to this recipe he grabbed the page, began licking the picture … Continue reading

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Blueberries Preserved in Honey (lacto-fermented)

  The little city that I live in is the “berry capital of the world”.  Needless to say, I spend most of my summers devouring many pounds of these little gems.  I am always looking for new ways to preserve them … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Strawberry Banana Ice-Cream

Baby, it’s hot outside! This post is short and sweet, just like the recipe.  There’s not much to say about this treat, other than it’s delicious! I am loving all variations on the banana ice-cream and this is an old … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Caramel and Chocolate Sauce

Naughty but nice! This ice cream recipe has been floating around the internet for awhile, and has lasting power for a reason! With just one ingredient you can create a creamy, healthy soft serve.  It is actually kind of incredible … Continue reading

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Honeydew Cucumber Popsicles

,  Today we officially celebrate the 1st day of summer! It came in with some beautiful weather and I am very excited for the season ahead.  This is a wonderful recipe to have in the freezer to be enjoyed by … Continue reading

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Super healthy Not-tella

Nutella has developed it’s own international cult following.  Did you know that Nutella was developed in 1946 in direct response to WW2?! As the war demanded rationing, the price of chocolate sky-rocketed.  Chocolatiers needed to cut their chocolate with something … Continue reading

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Rhubarb crumble (raw, vegan)

For the past few years I have been trying to love rhubarb.  I mean, really trying.  It is a beautiful garden plant that grows in my area, but I have always been stumped on what to do with it.  Because … Continue reading

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Chocolate “pudding” (*wink wink*)

When I was young I loved Jello chocolate pudding (ingredients: sugar, modified cornstarch, cocoa processed with alkali, disodium phosphate, natural and artificial flavors, salt, tetrasodium, pyrophosphate, mono- and diglycerides, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1, artificial color, BHA)….no thank you 😉 … Continue reading

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