Category Archives: Cookies

“Raisinet” Cookies (vegan)

Halloween was quite a success here. Success meaning my kids had a blast collecting candy… success really meaning they didn’t eat 99% of the candy! One of my strategies for candy-holidays (Halloween, birthday parties, etc) is to offer the girls some better vegan treats, either storebought (ex: ice cream sandwiches) or a homemade goodie. I often make… Continue Reading

POWER Cookies for Back-To-School

My wee girl starts full day kindergarten this year. It’s her first time in full-day school. And my first time with ALL my girls in full-day school! For the last 13+ years I’ve been with kiddos. So, it’s a big change for her, an even bigger change for me. Once school starts, that is… our teachers… Continue Reading

Vanilla Bean Almond Butter Fudge (vegan, whole foods plant-based, gluten-free)

I think you’ve all waited long enough! As promised in my 12 days of Christmas Cookies post, today you can enjoy (and gift) that Vanilla Bean Almond Butter Fudge. Before you scroll down, I must mention that until creating this recipe I’d never made a vegan fudge. :-O “Dreena, that’s crazy-talk!”, you say. I know! My… Continue Reading

The 12 Cookies of Christmas! (with dietary options)

Well, kids, the holidays are almost here! I’ve been thinking of my own version of The 12 Days of Christmas: “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” Cookies! Yep, I’ll take 12 days of vegan cookies over maids-a-milking and lords-a-leaping! How about you? I thought so. These are my 12 top… Continue Reading

Coconut Macaroons: Ricki Heller’s Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free Cookbook

Once in a while a cookbook comes along that is a game-changer. Opening its pages may introduce a new dietary approach or cuisine that forever shifts our food choices. Or, perhaps opening that book enables us to reintroduce foods we used to love, but we thought we could never delight in again because of dietary… Continue Reading

Now Available!: Plant-Powered 15 ebook (vegan, oil-free, gluten-free)

So, the last few months you may have been wondering what I’ve been up to. I’ve been posting plenty of recipes, but haven’t been talking much about personal things or our family. Truth is, I have been swamped since September with both work and mama responsibilities, and it’s been challenging to keep up. (My next… Continue Reading

Natural Gingerbread Folks and Vegan Christmas Cookies (oil-free and gluten-free options)

Have you rolled up your sleeves and started your holiday baking?  I sure have, but everything I’ve baked this past week starts with ‘gra’ and ends with ‘nola’!  Gingerbread Granola, Cocoa-Goji Granola… I’ve probably baked 15 batches for gifting by now!  This is the first year I’ve given granola as gifts, and it’s a nice… Continue Reading

Wholesome Oat Snackles (vegan, oil-free, gluten-free option)

There are a few snack and cookie recipes that get whipped up in my kitchen every week, including Tamari Roasted Chickpeas, Banana Oat Bundles, Maple Banana Bread, Hummus (hummus, and more hummus), and these… Wholesome Oat Snackles from Let Them Eat Vegan.  I created these out of sheer immediate snack-necessity!  I was in the kitchen,… Continue Reading

How to Make Healthy Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats.  A childhood favorite since they were created, a classic.  They are fun, easy to make, and delicious.  But, they are not the most healthy treat.  Even vegan versions are packed with margarine and marshmallows, which equates to quite a lot of sugar and fat. In eat, drink & be vegan, I created… Continue Reading

Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies and Ice Cream Sandwiches

C is for Cookie, S is for Snifferdoodles (aka Snickerdoodles, read on)… These past few weeks I’ve been pensive.  I think more than I’d like to any given day, but this past month I have felt particularly heavy in thought. September always evokes much mood for me – apprehension about a the school year for… Continue Reading

Wildside Jar for green smoothies, thick and nut-based sauces and dessert purees. I use mine 1-2x/day.

Twister Jar is the BEST for healthy, homemade salad dressings and sauces





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