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Whole Wheat Apple Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Whole wheat apple zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting. A delicious cake filled with all the best produce in season. Plus, it’s sweetened with fruit and high in fiber. What could be better?! Who else is excited for fall and all the cozy recipes to come? I sure am! I said it many times before, but fall is by far my favorite season and I’m so happy to be entering the colder, cozier months. Summer was great and all, but I can’t stand the heat (and the smoke we had this particular summer). Anything over 25°C and all I want to do is stay inside in the air conditioning or spend my day in a pool. Anyone else like that? I know I’m a bit strange, but to me, perfect weather means you can comfortably…

Vegan Chickpea-Nut Butter Ice Cream Cake

The best vegan chickpea-nut butter ice cream cake. See what I did there? I combined chickpea and peanut butter to make chick(pea-nut). Yes, that means there is in fact chickpeas in this dessert. And no, you can’t taste them. They’re simply there for nutrition and texture. Trust me, it just works. This recipe takes one of my favorite recipes from the blog: My chickpea-nut butter ice cream. When I shared this recipe earlier this summer, I got some great feedback from you guys. Many of you made it and absolutely loved it! I even heard from someone who made it and her grandmother said it tasted just like regular peanut butter ice cream. That’s my goal. Making healthier desserts that don’t taste healthy. My job is done here…

May Favorites (2018)

I’m taking a break from recipes today and I’m sharing my May favorites! The weather is finally getting warmer here and I’m getting ready to go on a little backpacking trip with my friend this weekend. We did this trail several times together, but it’s been about 3 years since our last overnight hiking trip… How does the time go by so fast?! I’m excited to be in nature for several days, away from my to-do list. I mentioned to someone at work that I was doing this, to which she responded: There must be an easier way to have fun? Hah! It’s true, but nothing is quite as rewarding as hiking 40km with a 30lbs bag on your back, sleeping in the woods, preparing your…

Spiced Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

April is a month full of celebrations for us, so it only made sense that I shared my favorite cake recipe: This spiced banana cake with cream cheese frosting. This recipe is inspired by Snixy Kitchen’s banana date cake, which I made for the first time last April. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Since today is my 24th birthday (where does the time go?!), I knew I had to make this cake again – with a few modifications to make it fruit-sweetened. I also made it for Shaun’s birthday (and Easter) on April 1st. Then I made it again last weekend to photograph and to adjust the recipe as needed. Finally, I’m making it one more time this weekend for myself. I mean, it’s my birthday after all and my favorite way…

Mini Sugar-Free Cookie Dough Cheesecake

I’m back with another recipe before Easter! This time, I’m sharing these mini sugar-free cookie dough cheesecakes. I know, two cookie dough recipes in a row… I’m not even sorry. Here’s how the recipe goes: The base is a raw cookie dough cup made with dates, roasted cashews, oats, vanilla and cocoa nibs. Very similar to the cookie dough bites in my brownie cookie dough “ice cream” bars. It’s the BEST! I actually just used the base as a snack for work the other day and when Shaun came home, he asked me what I put in it. He said “It’s so sweet, it tastes like candy!”. Yes Shaun, it really does. The cream cheese frosting is made from only two ingredients…