Ice Cream Cake

This was a really fun project for a friend’s 40th birthday party. I had asked her partner what kind of cake I should make and all I got back was “she really liked your brownies.” So I knew I needed to find a way to incorporate brownies into a cake. Since taking on a plant-based…

Strawberry Shortcake (Sponge)

Somewhere in the early 20th century, the biscuit version of shortcake became less popular in North America and many came to know strawberry shortcake instead to mean a small sponge cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries even though sponge cake is not a shortcake at all! To create the sponge version, prepare a double…

Sour “Cream” Frosting

This is a delicious alternative to a cream “cheese” style frosting – it will likely be a thinner frosting which I really like for letting drip over the edges of my carrot pineapple cake. Ingredients 1/2 cup Earth balance at room temperature 1 tbsp vanilla 3/4 cup Sour Supreme 4-5 cups icing sugar, sifted pinch…

Brioche Burger Buns

This is a big family favourite – it’s not summer yet until our family has had veggie burgers on homemade brioche buns. We use them for sandwiches too! Thanks to the Clever Carrot for the base of this recipe. Ingredients 2 cups warm water (75-85o) 3/4 warm soy milk 4 tsp active dry yeast 5…

Alfredo Sauce

This is one of my favourite creamy pasta sauces. We love it on fresh pasta. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 large onion, chopped 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 1 tsp capers 1 tbsp “no chicken” bouillon powder 1/2 cup vegetable broth Dash of…

Fresh Pasta

We don’t own a pasta press (yet) so I just roll this as thin as I can get it and cut the noodles by hand. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour Salt, to taste 4 eggs 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil Yield: 4 servings Make a pile of flour on a clean, dry counter space. Sprinkle…

Strawberry Sauce

This is a well-loved recipe in our house – we use this sauce on pancakes and waffles and to make strawberry ice cream. It is a “make ahead” recipe that will perform better after it has had time to cool and set. I recommend making the night before or several hours before you need it…

Vegan Ice Cream

This is an adaptation of a recipe I found on Loving It Vegan. To be honest, I found their recipe to be too fatty and it left a strange mouth-feel. This is better than (most) store bought vegan ice cream – it’s scoopable straight from the freezer! This recipe makes enough for 2 (or 3)…

Ponderosa Cake

Adapted from UBC’s website. I used to love grabbing a piece of Ponderosa cake on my way between classes when I was doing my undergrad at UBC. The story goes that this marriage between chocolate chip banana bread and coffee cake was invented due to a banana surplus on campus and the instant hit was…

Saskatoon Berry Pie

A fond memory from my childhood is going out to pick wild Saskatoon berries in the summer from the bushes that grew in our neighbourhood. I remember bringing home a big bucket of them and mom making us a Saskatoon berry pie. I couldn’t actually find a Saskatoon berry pie recipe in my family cookbook…