Desserts

Wholesome and Healthy Vegan, Paleo and Traditional desserts that can be easily made with local, organic ingredients. Sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free options.

Black bean brownies

Black Bean Brownies

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Desserts , Recipes
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Published July 2, 2019
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Updated July 20, 2019
If you have a craving for something fudgy, chocolaty but on the healthier side, these brownies are for you. Packed with protein, fibre and healthy fat they are a delicious treat that satisfies! Plus they hold their own against traditional brownies made of flour and white sugar. I’ve made these numerous times and they are […]

Strawberry and Cream Raw Vegan Doughnut Holes

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published February 12, 2019
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Updated August 6, 2019

Raw desserts are delicious, the elimination of refined ingredients and the addition of some superfoods can make them both a sweet treat and powerful functional food. If you have not yet tried our Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Doughnut Holes, what have you been doing go on and make them they are wonderfully sweet and refreshing! These […]

Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published December 17, 2018
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Updated August 5, 2019

Gingerbread as a cookie or cake is synergistic with Christmas but can be enjoyed all year round.  Spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg make this sweet unique. Ingredients vary from culture to cultures, such as the sweeteners which can be honey, molasses or dates.  Gingerbread cakes can be dated back to the time of […]

Matcha Bundt Cake

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published August 26, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019

Matcha has a sweetness to it, a slight earthiness and a subtle umami hint. It is wonderful on its own, vigorously frothed it becomes a beautiful jade green and is almost creamy in its texture. Culinary grade matcha can also be used to make delicious matcha flavoured treats, like this Matcha Bundt Cake. Wonderfully moist, sweetened with honey […]

Pumpkin Swirl Bar – Gluten Free

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published March 25, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019

Oh, Pumpkin!! This fruit is part of the squash family or Cucurbita pepo. With the fall season still afoot you may find that you adorn the front of your home with such pumpkins as Spirit, Trick-or-Treat and Connecticut Field. In your kitchen, you may find a nice sweet pie pumpkin. All squash can be eaten. I […]

Vegan Apple Crumble

VEGAN APPLE CRUMBLE

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Desserts , Recipes
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated January 9, 2019
A lot of parks, nature trails, and conservation areas in Ontario used to be part of farmland or simply held the numerous varieties of apples prior to agricultural reforms by settlers. Test the apples you scavenge before picking them, some may be to sour to use (unless you like that). I go to my neighbour’s […]

The Berries of Summer Cake

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated April 21, 2019

One of my favourite pleasures of summer is to forage for berries and find ways to eat them! I amuse myself all summer long, starting at the end of spring with wild strawberries, then there are months of mulberries, a few weeks with Saskatoon berries and black raspberries, a week or so with red, white […]

Raw Key Lime Pie

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated September 11, 2018

I spotted a couple of avocados that were screaming with ripeness and so the idea was planted in my mind to make key lime pudding (I am supposed to lay off the chocolate, so chocolate pudding was out of the question). And this delicious raw key lime pie recipe came to be.  If all you […]

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