My Favorite Paleo Pancakes

I must admit, a lot of the recipes on Pinterest sound too good to be true, often it’s because they are.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve found some gems on there, but they definitely aren’t all winners. For example, I kept seeing pin after pin tout that 1 banana and 2 eggs is all you needed to make paleo pancakes, unfortunately I found that combination to be more like banana flavored omelet cakes.  They were simply too eggy and... Read More

Paleo Salty Chocolate Custard

These little things are amazing.  I can make a big batch of them right in individual mason jars and then I have simple portioned treats for the rest of the week!  It helps that they are so easy to make, just 5 ingredients in the blender, pour and bake, that’s it! The original recipe I followed is called 3, 2, 1 Custard because it contains 3 eggs, 2 bananas and 1 can of coconut milk.  Together they have a banana bread flavor especially with... Read More

Nut-free/Grain-free Banana Bread Muffins

I have always loved banana bread, but not everyone can enjoy it because of nut allergies or gluten-free/wheat-free diets.  The good news is that the already fruity flavors of banana bread are easily made more healthy with other natural ingredients. These little treats are extra special because I think they are the first baked good I have ever successfully made that are completely wholesome.  I didn’t need to use any processed sugars or flours,... Read More

coconut and oat pancakes

i’ve been eying this recipe by orangette for a while now, and finally attempted something similar.  instead of buttermilk to soak the oats in i knew i could use thick and slightly sweet coconut milk, so i tossed in a little shredded coconut while i was at it.  it all soaks in the fridge for a few hours, which makes the oats swell up and get incredibly soft, sticky and chewy. instead of egg, the vegan baking standard of flax eggs hold up quite... Read More

a raw oat breakfast for two

i’ve been working at my local juice bar for a few months now where we make all the milk for our smoothies fresh daily.  we make coconut milk by blending the meat and the water – we make almond, oat and buckwheat milks by simply soaking, blending and straining the grains or nuts. the pulp that’s left over after straining is a shame to throw away as it’s just as nutritious as the milk but is loaded with all the fiber. as such,... Read More

fried banana wontons

a few months ago i posted about using wonton wrappers to make chik’n and mushroom wontons, and since then i have been experimenting with all their possibilities.  i’ve tried little veggie spring rolls, pumpkin potstickers, mini apple pie wontons, and now, the simpilest of all, fried banana wontons. there’s very little prep work to make these little treats.  just slice up a banana, sprinkle it with some ground cloves, fold the... Read More

peanut butter banana bread

with most fruits and vegetables, it’s a sad time when they start to get too brown or soft to eat.  but when that happens to bananas it means i get to make banana bread! Read More  Read More

the perfect vegan chocolate chip cookie

i picked up a few useful tips as to making a good cookie from years of reading my mom’s betty crocker cookbooks. there are little tricks you learn to maintain ideal consistency, and getting the timing just right takes practice. but of course a great recipe is key. my favorite is the urban legend cookie, and it is superb! truly the ideal chocolate chip cookie. i think it’s because it uses part oat flour, which gives the cookie a chewy... Read More