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…

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…

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…

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

I wanted to make something that really tasted like a treat this morning but that was still chock-full of healthy ingredients. I made this as a little boost before hitting the gym (trying to get back into it). Having something tasty to eat or drink beforehand makes it feel a little more enticing. This smoothie…

Banana Walnut Cocoa Oats

The end of my last term of University is fast approaching and, so with all that stress and excitement, I’ve found myself craving chocolate.  I had a little extra time this morning so I decided to indulge and cook up some cocoa oats for breakfast. 1/2 cup of rolled oats 1 cup almond milk or other…