• Vegan Recipes

    Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

    Biting into a thick, dense, moist brownie is mouth watering…and these Peanut Butter Banana Brownies are no different. I had never been a big chocolate person. I was always into candy and non-chocolatey baked goods. But something about brownies… I get cravings that I just can’t ignore.   If you’ve been able to get through the covid quarantine without all the sugary cravings then I applaud you. But that surely has not been the case for me 😂 Naturally I fell victim to my brownie and peanut butter craving and decided to explore a bit! With a ton of banana’s on the counter and a love for peanut butter, it…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes (& vegan friendly!)

    There is nothing like pancakes on Saturday morning. If you asked me, I’d eat breakfast for every single meal of the day! Everything from waffles, to pancakes, French toast, tofu scramble, breakfast sandwiches and more. Thats why these Banana Bread Pancakes have become a family favourite fast! I’ve always been one to respect breakfast. You’ll never catch me dashing out of the house with an empty stomach. I love to wake up slowly. Enjoy a latte, eat my breakfast at a reasonable pace and think about the day ahead. I’m also pretty routine when it comes to what I eat for breakfast — Monday to Friday I eat some variation of…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Creamy Vegan Alfredo

    This creamy vegan Alfredo is a great ‘replacement’ to the real thing. I hadn’t had Alfredo in about 8 months — it was one of my favourite dishes! Often when people speak of wanting to switch to a vegan or plant based diet they bring up the foods they would miss. I try to not see it as a loss but rather as a gain. I’m actively saving animals lives, saving the planet and feeding my body the most nutrient dense food I possibly can (most of the time –if you haven’t tried a gourmet vegan donut then you’re missing out 🍩) But, if I had to choose a certain…

  • Journal

    2020 the year I’m asking: Are we willingly being guided off the cliff?

    An ex always used to make this comment about how he felt people acted like sheep and just followed the herd, so to speak. We all do the same things, talk about the same things, take the same paths in life etc. I heard what he said but could never understand fully what he meant and therefore always disagreed. On the surface, materialisticly we looked so different. Over the course of the past year I have learned a lot. One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned is to not be a follower. And no I’m not talking about you taking on the leadership role during a work project or…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Vegan Chilli Teriyaki Sauce

    This spicy, vegan friendly teriyaki sauce is just what you’ve been looking for! It’s great to marinate your tofu in, flavour your cauliflower wings (you can get the recipe here!) with or use it for a vegan teriyaki bowl. Your options are endless with this recipe. Not to mention it takes no time at all to whip up. As I said, it’s super easy to make. All you have to do is mince your fresh garlic and ginger. I do recommend using fresh — as I believe, fresh is best! But if you don’t have any, then the ground powders will do just fine! Once you have your garlic and ginger…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Crispy BBQ Cauliflower Wings

      It all started with Super Bowl…but don’t all good food stories start that way? February 2nd 2020 was when the San Fransisco 49’ers went to the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs and I made crispy bbq cauliflower wings. Unfortunately for my husband and the rest of San Fran, they were defeated in the last quarter by the chiefs. But, fortunately for myself, my crispy BBQ Cauliflower Wings were a giant win! The build up to the Super Bowl was big this year since my husband’s team was playing. Becoming predominantly plant based 2 months before caused snackage to be a big topic before the game. We have…

  • C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Sections – What to expect, advice & tips (PT 3/3)

    The blog post every pregnant women needs to read (PT 3) You’ve made it to part 3, so you obviously know how bada** c-sections and the women behind them truly are. Post 1 {click to read} I talked about what to expect before and during surgery and questions you might want to ask beforehand. Post 2 {click to read} I talk about the short-term (first 3 days) recovery. Now it’s time to cover long-term recovery. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to your long-term recovery along with having a newborn. Everything from feeding (especially if you’re breastfeeding), to holding your baby, getting into bed, rolling over in…

  • Journal

    Disaster Preparation

    Let’s talk food! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It’s been such an interesting time, to say the least. Grocery shopping is an entirely new experience now. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Since going vegan I have been diligently meal planning and creating shopping lists for each week. It’s been months since I’ve questioned what’s for dinner only hours before dinner time. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Planning my week out in advanced has helped me tremendously with switching to a vegan diet as well as ensured that we have all the ingredients for our dinners each night and cut down our grocery bill. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Well, as we all know, things changed fast. When I started to realize just…

  • Journal

    Zoo’s

    So, we binged Tiger King on @netflix the other night…⁣ ⁣ Its one of the the most mind boggling series I’ve ever watched.⁣ ⁣ Tiger King is an docuseries about the 3 largest big cat keepers in the US. It dives into the lifestyle of these cat keepers, their love life’s, business relationships and relationships with their big cats. ⁣ ⁣ The series follows the story of Joe Exotic the self proclaimed Tiger King and his hate for a woman named Carole who runs and operates Big Cat Rescue. They claim to be a rescue for Big Cats that come from these exotic animal zoos and abandoned house pets etc.…

  • Journal

    We’re not all in the same boat, but we’re all weathering the same storm

    The times are uncertain. ⁣ ⁣ It’s terrifying for everyone. ⁣ ⁣ The aura is uncomfortable and eerie. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ But, this is the first time every single person not only across Canada 🇨🇦 or even North America has faced the same problem. ⁣ ⁣ We’re facing the same fear, the same uncertainty and the same eerie feeling. ⁣ ⁣ There’s a beauty in that though. That through tough times we can have empathy for all. ⁣ ⁣ Today I’m so grateful. I’m grateful to live in a country that supports its citizens. I’m so grateful I have family and friends supporting me. That we have our health. That…