Brown Sugar Frosting

This frosting is excellent on apple or carrot cake. Ingredients 1 pkg vegan cream cheeze (8 oz) 1/2 cup Earth Balance, softened 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg Yield: will frost a 2 layer 9” round cake or approx. 12 cupcakes. In…

Creamy Wild Rice and Bean Soup

This is one of our family’s favourite instant pot comfort soup recipes that has been adapted from A Couple Cooks. Pair with my homemade herbed focaccia for a perfect winter meal. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks of celery, chopped 4  carrots, chopped 4-6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2…

Ginger Miso Udon Soup

This is a recipe I started working on over the past year and has quickly become a favourite comfort food in our house. Ingredients 1-2 tbsp oil 1 package extra firm tofu, cut into triangles 1 tbsp Bragg’s (or soy sauce) 1-2 tbsp oil 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp…

Kale Caesar Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp Dijon mustard Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp Bragg’s amino acids (or low sodium soy sauce) 1/2 tsp capers 1/3 cup water Salt and pepper to taste 1 head of kale, washed with stems removed and…

Nicole’s Holiday Lasagna

To be honest, I never follow a recipe for lasagna anymore and just wing it every time. This approximates what I normally make. For best results, make the vegan ricotta the day before. The ground round layer can also be made ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to use. Tofu ricotta layer 2…

Crispy Rice Treats

Grandma’s recipe book was surprisingly missing this childhood favourite. Ingredients 1/3 cup Earth Balance 1 bag of vegan marshmallows (10 oz), I use Dandies brand 1/2 tsp vanilla 4 cups crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies are an obvious choice) 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional) Yield: approx. 9 servings Line or grease a 7×9 baking dish…

Herbed Focaccia

This recipe was sprung off a recipe in Bonnie Ohara’s “Bread Baking for Beginners.” This is a big favourite in our house – on a large sheet pan, we get enough for several extremely delicious sandwiches. I have a kitchen scale at home so I just weigh out the ingredients based off the measurements suggested…

Pandemic Bread

I’m calling this my “Pandemic Bread” because I have made countless loaves of this during the COVID-19 pandemic. I love spreading a bit of Earth Balance over the top of the loaf right after pulling it out of the oven for a nice buttery, crispy crust. We make ourselves feel better about devouring this bread…

Cookie Decorating Icing

Produces an easy-to-use, hard drying and shiny icing for cookie decorating. Ingredients 4 cups icing sugar 1/8 – 1/4 cup soy milk 1/4 cup clear corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla Yield: should be enough to decorate 2-3 dozen cookies Beat the icing sugar with 1/8 cup soy milk first. Next add the corn syrup and…

Vegetable Stew

I have grown very fond of our Instant Pot – I love being able to put the ingredients in and walk away to a meal that’s ready when I come back. I’m including a tag for my instant pot recipes so that they’re easy to find. This is a very delicious, hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meal that,…