Black Bean Brownie with Easy Chocolate Frosting (V/GF)

This is my take on the Minimalist Baker’s Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies.  I have changed the recipe slightly; I swapped out the cane sugar for maple syrup and dates to add natural sweetness.  I also left out several ingredients by accident, I just got distracted by preparing the beans, and forget to check…

Loaded Banana Bread (V/GF/Refined Sugar-Free*)

Somehow, I never seem to eat bananas quickly enough.  I always over-estimate how many smoothies I’ll actually make in a week.  By the time Friday rolls around, I have 3 or 4 fully ripened bananas that need to be used up quickly, or frozen immediately… which I should actually start doing.  But since I’ve been…

Summer Stir Fry (V/*GF)

This stir fry is chalk full of seasonal vegetables, is quick to whip up, and is full of sweet and savoury flavour.  The addition of snap peas and grape tomatoes add a slight sweetness that contrasts well with the earthiness of the shiitake mushrooms.  If you’re able to purchase some of these veggies from the…

Mango & Garlic Tofu Salad Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce (V/GF*)

Salad Rolls are the perfect summer dinner when you’re looking for something fresh, relatively quick and requiring virtually no cooking.  We love to make these on a Friday or Saturday night since it’s easy to put together and is a nice treat at the end of the week.  The ingredients in this recipe are completely…

Refreshing Red Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is quite easy to put together and is a great way to start the day or to have as an afternoon snack on a hot afternoon.  Prep time 5 mins Serves 2 2 bananas 1/2 cup of frozen Goji berries 1 cup of frozen mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) 1 cup fresh spinach…

Overnight Oats with Easy Apple Compote (GF/V/refined sugar-free)

While I was baking the Banana Brownie Cake, I decided to prepare our overnight oats.  The apple compote is very simple to make, it just takes a little bit of time.  This recipe is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and 100% plant-based.  Of course, overnight oats are very simple, customizable and can be made in 5…

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…