bread spreads

Bread spreads: easy, vegan and life changing

Sometimes you need a break from avocado toast. Shake up your toast game with these toppings ranging from sweet to savoury to spicy. Sweet: espresso chocolate hazelnut butter (a.k.a. coffee Nutella) Dates provide natural sweetness, which means you don't have to add extra sugar. Soaking them overnight will keep the butter moist and rich. 2 cups … Continue reading Bread spreads: easy, vegan and life changing

chocolate cheesecake

How to impress non-vegans at the Christmas potluck: part 2

Last week I shared tips on winning over the crowd by serving up mulled wine. Today, let's turn our attention to dessert. I used my new blender to make this vegan chocolate cheesecake with figs and raspberries (inspired by This Rawsome Vegan Life). Oats and dates make up the crust. The filling is a decadent purée of cashews, bananas, … Continue reading How to impress non-vegans at the Christmas potluck: part 2

savoury granola bowl

Vegan breakfasts you’ll want to get out of bed for

Eat, drink coffee and be lazy. It's a dreary Saturday in November, a stay-in-your-cozy-pajamas kind of morning. Today, you're not rushing out the door with a juice, phone and newspaper in one hand. Slow down and take some time to make yourself an indulgent breakfast. Keep scrolling for ideas that will wake up your taste buds (and they don't … Continue reading Vegan breakfasts you’ll want to get out of bed for

brownies

Essential chocolate guide

Chocolate has long captured our appetites, hearts and creativity. Its bittersweet, mood-enhancing qualities have inspired many, from the sacred rituals of the Aztecs and Mayans, to the books and films of today (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Like Water for Chocolate). Nowadays vegans can enjoy raw cacao and cocoa powder—from which chocolate is derived—as many grocers are carrying it in organic, … Continue reading Essential chocolate guide