Tag Archives: gluten-free

Lentil Casserole - lentils and veggies are topped with mashed potato, making this hearty vegan casserole.

Lentil Casserole

Even if you love being in the kitchen, don’t you sometimes just want a break?… Not from baking cookies!… Never from baking cookies… But from the dinner grind?… Sure there’s the option of eating out, but for those of us on a budget (isn’t that everybody?), that can get expensive. For me, the more practical (and honestly, preferred) answer is leftovers. I love leftovers, and in my opinion there’s no better leftovers than a casserole.

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Ginger Spiced Rice Pudding With Whiskey Raisins - A grown-up, comfort food dessert. Creamy rice pudding, spiced with a double hit of ginger, and whiskey soaked raisins. {vegan}

Ginger Spiced Rice Pudding With Whiskey Raisins

As much as I’m all about breaking down barriers, and ditching eggs and dairy, I also keep a watchful eye on desserts of the past. Can the two be combined? I believe they can… I collect old cook books (and am lucky enough to have a couple that are 70+ years old), and look to the recipes of our amazing grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s for inspiration.

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Hermit Cookie Energy Bars - A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie! Grain-free, sugar-free, and vegan.

Hermit Cookie Energy Bars (or balls)

So Dave asked me if I would make him some sort of snack for pre-workouts and to refuel him through his day at work (sometimes his job alone is a workout). He was sure to specify, that he’d like for it to be healthy, have no added sugar, and (of course) taste like a cookie… Uh-Ya… No problem :-/
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Coffee Ice Cream Cake - Dairy free coffee ice cream and no-bake chocolate brownies come together in this decadent, grown up ice cream cake.

Coffee Ice Cream Cake

Have you noticed how summer seems to arrive earlier every year? Here in Vancouver, we’ve already had several stretched of hot weather and it’s still, technically spring. Plus officials are preparing us for a long, hot, dry, season. Yuk!… Not exactly ideal conditions for making a cake. That is, unless the cake is made from ice cream 😀
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