Banana Brownie Cake with Chocolate Coconut Glaze

It’s been a while since I’ve baked anything because it’s been pretty hot out, so I didn’t want to use the oven.  We have a few days of rain ahead of us, and cooler weather, so I decided to take advantage and indulge my sweet tooth.  I was craving some chocolate and I had a…

Happy Pear’s Bounty Chocolates (V/GF)

 I decided to try Vegan Bounty Bars from the Happy Pear.  I highly recommend checking out their Youtube channel for fantastic, quick vegan recipes.  These chocolates are super decadent and are great for hot summer days when you want a sweet treat.  I made these in the evening when it had already cooled off, as you…

Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Perfect Smoothie when you want a little pick-me up and a nice treat on a hot day.  Really quick and easy to make and is quite filling.  Makes one large serving 1 frozen banana 1/2 an avocado 1 large handful of spinach 1 tsp Matcha powder 2 tbsp shredded coconut 1.5 cups of coconut milk…

Chewy Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (V&GF)

My week wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t bake some chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is pretty much a combination of the Almondy-Chocolate Chip Cookies and the Quick and Easy Wholewheat Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies. If it wasn’t entirely obvious already, James and I have a penchant for chocolate chip cookies. Prep time: 15 mins Bake time:…

Double Chocolate Banana Bread (V&GF)

This recipe was a bit of an experiment (that turned out well fortunately). I wanted to make banana bread because I had a bunch of bananas that were getting pretty spotty but I didn’t want just your run of the mill banana bread, I wanted something a little more decadent.  Now granted, this recipe may…

Quick and Easy Wholewheat Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another cookie recipe!  What can I say – we really like cookies! Just like the name says, these are quick and easy: classic chocolate chip, with some walnuts thrown in for good measure. I was craving something sweet after I finished class (I had a midterm).  Nothing like writing an exam to make you feel…

Crispy Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles (V&G/F)

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend James told me that his grandma used to make whole batches of snickerdoodles just for him.  When he told me this, I took the bait and decided I’d try my hand at making some for him too.  Unfortunately, the first time I tried I didn’t have any cream of…

Squirrel Balls (G/F)

These little nuggets of goodness are my take on Squirrel Balls from a smoothie bar/cafe in West Vancouver called the Anchor.  If I didn’t have time to make breakfast before work, I would go grab a smoothie and a couple Squirrel Balls to tie me over until lunch.  They’re great to take with you when…

Almondy-Chocolate Chip Cookies (V&GF)

These are my favourite cookies that I’ve ever made!  And that’s saying something because I bake a lot of cookies!  My boyfriend is a cookie FIEND and he literally asks me to make him cookies every other day… I’m not exaggerating.  And I often oblige him at least once a week.  These cookies are delicious…