Raw almond-oat cookies

I'm falling in love with raw oat flakes as an alternative to nut flours in raw desserts. Oats are considered a "super food" because of the many essential nutrients they contain—complex carbs, B vitamins, fibre and minerals such as phosphorous, iron, selenium and calcium, to name just a few.

Talking with chef tal

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting well-known celebrity chef Tal Ronnen at a talk hosted by the Toronto Vegetarian Association.

Sweet potato tart

I can't think of anything better than sweet potato pie that is heavily spiked with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves for a Thanksgiving or fall dessert. Can you? As far as I'm concerned, this is one of just a few traditional dishes that is worthy of a vegan rendition.

Sugar-free spice nut muffins

To go along with yesterday's post about baking without sugar, I thought I'd share one of my more recent sugar-free recipes, which comes in the form of muffins that are sweetened with date puree. You're probably going to look at the ingredients below and see spelt flour and no sugar and think they're going...

Baking without sugar

The war against highly-refined sugar has been going on for quite some time. We all know it's not good for us. So what are the choices for bakers looking for a healthier sugar replacement? For many of us, it's the return to natural sweeteners long forgotten: whole or dried fruits; maple, rice and barley...