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…

Vancouver Veg Expo ’17

Last weekend, James and I, a couple friends, and thousands of others, made our way down to the Vancouver Veg Expo. Apparently last year there were over 11,000 attendees, and this year there were supposed to be even more.  The event was made up of vendors, from local to international, selling everything from vegan cheeses…

Matcha Mochi Pancakes (V/GF)

This recipe was quite the experiment.  I’ve only had mochi cakes a couple of times so I won’t claim to be an expert in this department. I’ve been really into Matcha these days.  And I got the inspiration to try my hand at Matcha pancakes from my friend Laura.  She and her roomies made my…

James’ Butter Tart Porridge

James came up with another yummy porridge recipe! This time around it’s a little more traditional than his Blueberry Chai Porridge. He told me he wanted some oats with cinnamon, raisins, pecans and maple syrup and I threw in some chia seeds and flax seeds to up protein and omega-3s.  It’s very simple, really tasty…

Deluxe Tom Kha Gai (V/GF)

Tom Kha Gai is pretty much my go-to at any Thai restaurant.  The creamy coconut milk broth, mixed with the enticing flavour of lemongrass, red chilis and galangal are at once comforting and refreshing.  In my version here, I subbed in ginger because I couldn’t find galangal, and used pureed basil instead of fresh because…

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…