Vegan Medjool Date, Almond and Coconut Health Bars

Medjool dates are my new experimental ingredient to work with. They’re great for binding ingredients, high in natural sugars so no additional ones are needed, and taste like a dessert. My initial attempt was to make Homemade Clif Bars but that didn’t quite work out as planned—I think I should have added in a couple…

Pumpkin-Walnut Granola

After making this granola, you’ll be laughing at how much you used to spend on it in stores (in between shoving it in your mouth). You could get really creative with this recipe if you wanted to—I had the urge to add sweetened coconut, dried cranberries and toasted almonds but I wanted to keep it…

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

Apple chips are a versatile food in the sense that they can be a little chewy or a little crunchy depending on how you slice them. They can also be thrown into salads, soups, sandwiches and cereals. I got this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction and they turned out really well. The first apple was…

Beer-Cheddar Spread

Spreads are perfect for summer because they’re quick and easy. Throw in some beer and you’ve got yourself a good time. I was flipping through an old Vegetarian Times magazine from 2006 when I came across their feature on beer. Since I’ve only ever used booze in stews or soups, I figured trying it out…

Rosemary and Sea Salt Baked Beet Chips

It’s been raining a lot where I live lately, and I happen to also be studying for exams, so the mix of those two things means eating lots of junky food. Snacking is inevitable. With this in mind, I figured I should probably make a healthier munchie so I’m not eating garbage all the time….

Chocolate Hummus

I went to the One of a Kind Show recently and among the 450+ vendors there, the food booths were some of the most impressive (and affordable). One stand was selling a dozen different kinds of hummus, one of them being chocolate. I thought it was weird, but I tried it anyways because most things…

Quick Multi-Seed Crackers

This was my first attempt at making homemade crackers and all things considered, it went pretty well. The only thing I did wrong with this recipe was I didn’t roll the dough out thin enough so my “crackers” are more like baked pita bread, but they still taste good. One really cool thing about these…

Monica’s World Famous Caramel Corn

Caramel corn is the ultimate sweet and salty snack. Coated with brown sugar syrup and tossed with pecans and almonds, you can’t go wrong. When I was a kid, my friend’s mom would make this caramel corn for us whenever she would come to our cottage. It is the best recipe I have ever tasted,…

Gluten-Free Banana, Walnut and Raspberry Yogurt Mini Muffins

A lot of people struggle in the morning with eating breakfast, let alone packing a proper lunch. Mini-muffins are perfect for people who don’t have a big appetite in the morning, or who don’t have a lot of time. You can store them during the week for when you’re in a rush, and they’re gluten-free!…

Kale Chips

Kale chips are the easiest snack to make if you’re looking for something light and healthy. They barely need any seasoning, and even if you’re not a huge fan of raw or steamed kale the crunchiness makes their flavour a little less bold. Not only that, but these are a great source of iron too….