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Vegan Cashew Eggnog (Sugar-Free)

I hope you’re starting to get in the holiday spirit because I have a delicious vegan cashew eggnog for you guys today! Where do you stand on traditional eggnog? Do you like it or not? Growing up, I was obsessed with it and so was my whole family. As soon as eggnog would come out at the store, my mom would buy a few cartons and we’d go through all of it within days. We were all eggnog lovers. It’s only later that I realized that not everyone is as obsessed with this sweet milk as we are. Some say it’s sickeningly sweet. I didn’t understand them… Until now. I will admit, it’s been 4 years since I’ve had eggnog (since I stopped eating added…

No-Bake Walnut Granola Bars

No-bake walnut granola bars. A new granola bar recipe to my already extensive list of energy bites and bars. I can’t help it, they’re my all-time favorite snack/dessert. These walnut granola bars are simple and require only 6 ingredients (7 if drizzling with chocolate) and less than 15 minutes. There’s really no better granola bar than homemade. Plus, they’re so much healthier than the sugar-laden pre-packaged bars you find at the store. These walnut granola bars in particular are packed with fiber from dates, oats, nuts and seeds. Also, they offer some omega-3s and protein for a balanced snack. It’s been a very long week around here. I’ve been in bed for 3 days fighting a bug that Shaun passed on to…

Pecan Pumpkin Spiced Date Bites

Pecan pumpkin spiced date bites. My kind of Halloween candy. And yes, these little energy bites really do taste like candy. They’re perfectly sweetened with dates and flavored with fall spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. These pumpkin spiced date bites are inspired by Nature’s Delight pumpkin spiced date rolls. Shaun and I first tried them while we were on Vancouver Island a few weeks ago. We were trying to find healthy snacks for our road trip and I stumbled onto these. As soon as I took that first bite, I knew I wanted to recreate a cheaper and equally delicious version in my kitchen. Especially considering that they’re a limited edition. This way, I get to enjoy them all year long if I want to. And I must say, they taste very…

Date-Sweetened Chai Granola

Date-sweetened chai granola. Utterly addictive, perfectly sweetened with dates and nut-free. This. Is. The. Best. Granola. I’m here to share this granola with you today after an unintentional two weeks away from the blog. Unintentional as in I didn’t expect (nor did I want) to be sick with a wicked cold over the past few weeks. I spent the past 2 weeks on the couch, watching Netflix. Going to work just to come home and crash on the bed for the night. Needless to say, recipe development and photography weren’t the first things on my mind. Now I’m playing catch up with blog content. I worked in the kitchen all weekend and I’m now ready to start sharing some fall recipes, starting with this chai granola! This granola…

No-Bake Cherry Yogurt Tart

Ending the week with a delicious no-bake cherry yogurt tart. My parents are actually in Vernon for the weekend. They drove all the way from New Brunswick to British Columbia to bring Shaun’s car (plus they got to enjoy a trip across Canada, just like we did!) and I must say, it’s nice to see familiar faces in Vernon. Moving to a new city can feel lonely at times, despite being introverted and enjoying being alone most of the time. Going to work at the hospital 4 days a week is more than enough socialization for me… Hah! Plus I have Shaun to keep me company and we get to explore British Columbia together, which is more than I could ask for. It doesn’t stop me from missing my friends and family though. So…