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Pumpkin Spice Nice Cream with Candied Pumpkin Seeds

So we know fall is coming. The kids are back to school, temperatures are dipping and a few leaves are starting to turn colour . Despite all this, the temperatures still warrant sandals, shorts and dips in the pool.  Even still, I’m ready to start cooking up fall staples, squash, chili and any dessert that involves pumpkin. This dairy free ice cream is the perfect bridge between the seasons. Its cool and creamy, suitable for the temperature, but warming and autumnal with pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Nice Cream with Candied Pumpkin Seeds”

Basil Peach Crisp

Basil Peach Crisp

Peach crisp is an awesome mid-summer dessert when peaches are in season. I’m not a fantastic baker– too much precision is involved. I love to drift away from recipes, which usually ends in less than favourable results in baking.  My go-to dessert is a crisp.  They are pretty fool-proof and allow for that element of experimentation that I love about cooking.  I also making crisps seasonal, using the fruits and flavours of what every fruit is in season. Continue reading “Basil Peach Crisp”

No-bake Cookie Power Balls

These cookie balls, which some people refer to as protein balls, are a great no-bake option for hot summer days when you are hankering for a sweet that doesn’t come from the freezer. You can ‘power’ these up a little more by opting to add in a scoop of plant based protein powder if you like. I think these are plenty protein packed, especially considering the kids devour most of the batch. Continue reading “No-bake Cookie Power Balls”

Broccoli Quinoa Stir Fry with Tamari Tofu

As I’ve mentioned before on the site, one of the most frequently asked question of someone that eats a plant based diet is “where do you get your protein?”. Without getting into the details of the oft-cited protein fallacy, I reply that protein is a macro-nutrient, and is not solely found in animal meat.

Source: Meatless Monday
Source: Meatless Monday

This  simple graphic from the Meatless Monday organization that shows you just a few plant based sources of protein.

This recipe swaps out traditional rice for quinoa, which is a complete protein, and also includes broccoli and sprouted tofu, a trifecta of plantiful protein. Continue reading “Broccoli Quinoa Stir Fry with Tamari Tofu”