Buckwheat Banana Pancakes (V/GF)

I am back with another pancake recipe!  I usually only make pancakes on Sundays, but I made these this past Wednesday since I don’t start teaching until 3:30 pm, and I wanted to make an extra special breakfast.  It was my first day back teaching, and I felt the need to take it slow, to…

5-ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Super simple, your run of the mill energy bites!  They are super quick to make, quick to eat, and easy to bring with you when you’re off for a hike, a day on the beach (although, maybe a little sticky for the beach) or are running out the door and just need a snack.  You…

Banana Brownies (GF/V/Refined Sugar-Free…almost)

So as you might be guessing from this recipe, I’m having a bit of a hard time breaking up with sugar!  I started trying to cut back a few months ago, and I’ve been finding it pretty hard the last couple of weeks.  Check out my post Breaking Up With Sugar to read why.  I…

Smokey Tempeh Kale Salad with Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

This is the FIRST salad recipe on my blog, why?  Because I don’t really like salad… That isn’t totally true, I actually DO like salad, once I’m eating it, but I rarely WANT to eat it.  I was inspired to step up my salad game when I saw the Kale Crunch Salad in vegan chef Chloe…

Dark Cherry Chia Pudding

I recently started getting into chia pudding as a quick and light breakfast or snack because I tend to always have the ingredients on hand.  It’s simple, easy to make, great for meal prep, and nice to take on-the-go.  It’s pretty light, so it won’t leave you feeling stuffed.  It’s great as a pre-workout breakfast,…

Oh She Glows Yolos (aka: the quickest, easiest vegan/GF treat!)

This has become my obsession over the last few weeks.  Funnily enough, the first time I ever had these delicious chocolate caramels was way back in 2012 or 2013!  My friends Emily and Alasdair made dinner for us and they made these little babies.  Back in the day, in Saskatoon, two of my three roommates…

Adopting Adaptogens: Decocting Chaga (Chaga Tea)

So you’ve bought some chaga mushrooms and now you’re wondering what do with them?  Well, the first step is decoction.  This is a very simple process, it just takes a little bit of time.  Equipment Needed: Large Pot, Instant Pot or Slow Cooker 2 – 3 inch chunk of chaga (or several smaller chunks) Roughly…

Chocolate Almond Banana Pancakes

I know Valentine’s Day has already passed, but if you’re on the hunt for a special breakfast to treat yourself or someone else, I’ve got just the thing.  This is essentially a dessert for breakfast.  These pancakes are jam packed with yummy ingredients like bananas, chocolate chips, and almond butter.  To really go the extra…

Shiitake and Smoked Tofu Bahn Mi

James made me a simple Bahn Mi sandwich on Saturday and it reminded me how much I used to LOVE Vietnamese subs.  When he made me the sandwich, he marinated some firm tofu in soy sauce and fried it.  When I made us sandwiches today, I decided that I would use smoked tofu instead of…

Eggnog Aquafaba Pancakes

Another Sunday, another pancake recipe. I’ve been on a banana pancake kick for the last few weeks but we were out of bananas by the time the weekend rolled around. Instead I had some Aquafaba kicking around from making chickpeas. Aquafaba is the water left over from cooking the chickpeas. It’s got a viscose consistency…