Cilantro Coconut Brown Rice

This coconut brown rice turned out fantastic! I need an assistant. Sigh. My brain is literally exploding with recipe ideas, I have time to make 50% of them, the rest is in my dreams. I have enough energy to post about 4 recipes a week. Right now I have 4 recipes photographed and ready to go but who would edit pictures and write up the recipe for me?! I love cooking and writing the actual post but admin part of my blog drives me bananas. Not to mention…
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No Bake Banana Cream Pie

Have I ever mentioned how hard it is to be an immigrant?! You are not “there” and not “here”. Honestly, I will never be “here” 100% and I am OK with that. We love where we live but we will never be true Canadians like our children who were born here and have absorbed this culture from Day 1. Me and Alex talk about it often…Immigration has impacted our social lives greatly but it was the sacrifice, and we finally have found a way to enjoy ourselves in the…
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No Bake Key Lime Squares

A few weeks ago we started to get “boiled” here in Vancouver and I think I “spit out” about 5 no bake desserts during that time. Global warming at its finest because it is only May. I made ice cream a gazillion times, popsicles (many versions to come out soon), no bake black bean brownies (want that one soon?) and these Key Lime Squares.

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Light, creamy and full of chocolate, this 3 ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream is our family’s favourite I have been making all winter long. Just been waiting for hot weather to hit our neck of the woods to share it with you. I find this ice cream easier to make than a traditional dairy one, and I believe it is tastier and healthier. My kids absolutely LOVE ice cream and do not object a slight coconuty flavour. Because this vegan chocolate ice cream is sweetened with meaty Medjool dates, it doesn’t…
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Clean Eating Vanilla Ice Cream Popsicles

3 ingredients vegan and gluten free popsicles that my kids couldn’t wait for to set! I thought maybe darkish colour would put them off. Nope, not a problem. I even added cacao nibs for an antioxidants boost and boys were particularly looking for them in every lick or bite. I thought kids would find them bitter but no way. Cacao nibs add a nice crunch, chocolatiness without extra sugar and quite a few nutrients. I published my first recipe with cacao nibs last week and I suspect there will be way…
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No Churn Mango Ice Cream

Ice cream and dark chocolate are my 2 favourite desserts! Last summer I bought my first ice cream maker (very simple one – it might be louder but I don’t make ice cream often enough to justify spending $70 on an ice cream maker) and started making my own vegan ice cream. I was a bit sceptical if kids would love this mango ice cream since the taste is so coconut-y but they did! I have tried chocolate, cherry, vanilla and blueberry lemon flavours. As summer is approaching fast, I…
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30 Minute Chicken and Cauliflower Yellow Curry Recipe

With a perfect balance of lean protein and vegetables, this chicken yellow curry recipe can be made all vegan using extra cauliflower and served over brown rice or quinoa. Mild enough for the little ones. Large skillet for leftovers (I love them). Make it with light coconut milk if you are calorie conscious or go full fat for a creamier version (next time I’m doing that). No matter what you decide to do, this dinner is speedy and healthy! Yesterday we went out for lunch with friends after…
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Flourless Pumpkin Muffins with Coconut

These vegan flourless pumpkin muffins are nothing less than a nutrition powerhouse and are only naturally sweetened (and I’m not talking about maple syrup). Skip the drive through or a bowl of sugary cereal, and give your body what it’s asking for first thing in the morning. And to make the mornings less hectic, make 2 batches and freeze. Defrost the night before on a counter or pop in the microwave. If you are having a Starbucks muffin or a Tim Hortons donut for breakfast and thinking you are OK, let me tell…
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30 Minute Thai Shrimp and Squash Curry

  Healthy decadent coconut curry mild enough for the kids. Very simple ingredients and recipe. This curry is one of those weeknight dinners quickly thrown together in a skillet and you have a healthy restaurant quality meal. Made with light coconut milk, frozen shrimp, butternut squash and a blend of simple Thai spices, this curry is quick, decadent and with a bit of a fiery kick. Not too much because of little people. You can definitely kick the heat up a notch by adding more curry paste. My…
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Lentil Salad with Moroccan Coconut Dressing

  Crunchy vegetables, chewy lentils and refreshing coconut milk dressing with Moroccan spices. A nutritional powerhouse, this salads is easy, delicious and keeps your kitchen cool. Happy Meatless Monday and I hope you had a great Father’s Day yesterday. Are any fathers reading my blog?!:) Our Father’s Day was an amazing day, like many Sundays, filled with me making breakfast + dinner and a mall + Walmart haul. Very special, right?! My kids are blessed to have an amazing father who makes every weekend special and who has got…
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