Tag Archives: raisins

Carrot Cake Breakfast Quinoa

I’m trying to like quinoa. Really, I am… I know that, for me, it will never be a stand in for rice… Oh how I love rice!… But I have discovered ways to “hide” quinoa, so to speak. Like turning it into a taco filling or mashed into a yam burger. This way I get to benefit from all it’s nutritional goodness without feeling like I’m eating quinoa… So it’s kind of funny that I would turn it into a star attraction, but even more so, that I would actually enjoy it too!
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Soft and chewy, whole grain oatmeal cookies, with raisins and 5 spices. {vegan}

5-Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

When I was a kid, my favourite lunch box find was a chocolate chip cookie. It was unimaginable to me, that someone (child or otherwise) could possibly prefer something with raisins *insert scrunchy face here*. Even today (knowing fully well that some people actually do), I find the concept difficult to wrap my head around… So it’s ironic that I would find myself partnered with someone who was, and still is, one of those raisin lovers.
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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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