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Frappuccino Fridays: Hazelnut

Welcome to week 4 of Frappuccino Fridays! In the last three weeks, we’ve sipped on incredible flavours like Java Chip, Caramel Brulée and Peppermint Mocha. With this kind of menu, I’m thinking Lisa and I could rival any Starbucks in town. Today’s blended beverage combines cold coffee and ice with a mix of hazelnut...

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Frappuccino Fridays: Caramel Brulée

Welcome to the second installment of Frappuccino Fridays! If you haven’t yet heard, I’ve teamed up with my culinary soul sister, Lisa, for this new series, which will feature our own veganized versions of Starbucks frappuccinos. We’ll be posting a new homemade frappuccino recipe every Friday all summer long! Lisa and I will be...

‘Tis the season to turn off the oven and enjoy more raw treats, so a couple of weeks ago I pulled out the Tiny Treats collection—you know, for old times’ sake. I wanted to make something for a friend’s birthday party that weekend and I knew these hazelnut brownies would be a hit (and...

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Vegan options at Prairie Girl Bakery

Here in Canada, cupcake bakeries have been on the rise for more than a decade, thanks to the popularity of Cupcake Wars, The Cupcake Girls and DC Cupcakes. In Toronto, specifically, dozens of start-ups have been inspired to open, so now it seems most neighbourhoods have at least one cupcake shop. Among the crowd...

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Coconut peanut butter

When I was growing up, I had a very methodical breakfast routine. It went something like this: Toast two slices of multigrain bread. Spread on a layer of margarine immediately, so it melted while the toast was still warm. Cover with a thin layer of peanut butter, so it melted against the margarine. Eat,...