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Apple-Peanut Butter Fudge

Fudge was one of my favourite treats as a kid. I grew up in Canada where maple fudge is a staple, and seeing as I wasΒ even more of a sweet tooth back then as I am now, you betcha I munched on my fair share of lil fudge squares. When I went vegan I kept seeing all these vegan fudge alternatives everywhere, but never really bothered to try. In my mind the reason why fudge is THAT good is cuz it’s essentially a block of sugary butter. Sugar + butter = guuuuuuud fudge. So try sell me some sugar-free, dairy-free fudge? Like naahhhh I’m aight, I’d rather treat myself to eating peanut butter out the jar. When trying to come up with some fall recipes however, maple fudge just popped into my mind, and I could hardly get my mind off FUDGE. But instead of attempting to make maple fudge with whatever imported maple syrup I can find here in the grocery store, I decided to use gorgeous in-season, Swiss apples and try my hand at an apple-peanut butter combo. Gonna be totally honest, it’s not quite the same texture as normal fudge BUT it’s just as delicious IF NOT BETTER. Oh AND it’s not sickeningly sweet as fudge often is, it’s dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free…meaning you get your fudge without “fudging” up your heart-health WOOHOO what a win hey!Β  Continue Reading

Desserts Recipes

Apple Crumble in a jar

As much as I love summer; long sunny days, barbecues by the lake and denim cut offs, I do really like fall time as well. Gimme fluffy scarves, fresh apples and pumpkin spiced everything and I’m one happy bunny. Fall food is my absolute favourite, and apple crumble being pretty high up on the list (possibly only behind pumpkin pie). My only issue with desserts is that I love them too much…honestly if I bake a pumpkin pie I will most probably have it all in one sitting (which is all fun and games until you can’t button up your jeans anymore) so when I get the chance, I try make individual portion desserts. This apple crumble in a jar is the perfect thing to bake up for a dinner party, or to meal prep as a little sweet treat, keep in the fridge and eat later. You can even tie a little bow around the top of the jar and offer it as a cute lil homemade prezie.Β  Continue Reading

Desserts Recipes

Mixed melon and lime sorbet

I’ve been obsessed with banana ice cream for ages now, and have somehow gotten it into my mind that when making “ice cream” out of frozen fruit youΒ need banana. Now that kinda caused a problem when I started really focusing on only buying local produce… the problem being: I NEED BANANA ICE CREAM BUT THEY DON’T GROW IN SWITZERLAND GUESS I HAVE TO PACK UP AND MOVE TO HONDURAS?! Well, turns out that instead of transferring to Honduras, you can pretty much chuck any old frozen fruit in the food processor and the outcome will be sorbet. Obviously it’s naturally not as creamy, but hey, as long as it tastes as good I’m down. This mix is SO refreshing for summer, and not as heavy as your classic banana ice cream. It’s the perfect way to use up all those in-season melons that you’ve totally been stocking in the freezer as per my suggestion πŸ˜‰Β  Continue Reading

Main meals Recipes

Carrot-Melon summer soup

Man, how underrated is soup?! It’s my go-to for several reasons:

  1. It’s easy as hell (just chuck random crap in a pot)
  2. It’s really filling (I love food and I’m not satisfied til my belly is full to the brim)
  3. It’s light, low calorie and jam-packed with nutrients

It’s the perfect food when those winter cravings kick in (holla@me if cold weather just makes you want to eat more than your body needs), or as a refresher in the summer since it doubles as a beverage (hands up if you never seem to hydrate enough).

This soup combo might sound weird but trust me the mix works sooo perfectly! Try it out and let me know what you think πŸ™‚Β  Continue Reading

Beverages Recipes

Fresh Ginger & Melon Green Smoothie

So I have a confession to make. I never really liked melon much. I remember going to visit my grandparents in France during the summer and cantaloupe melons were always served as an entree. I’d usually have a small sliver just to be polite and to just triple check that yup, they are, in fact, still gross. Recently however I’ve discovered a new appreciation for the ever so humble melon. Although I can’t say for sure if it’s because I actually like the melon or if I just like the positive associations I have with it. Regardless, I could help but chuck some in a blender with some ginger, kiwi and lots of other goodies to make this super fresh summer green smoothie! Bottoms uuupppp

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Breakfast Desserts Recipes

Simple Vegan Banana Bread

I always felt like there are certain dishes where an “average” recipe just doesn’t cut it. Hell, for some dishes a “good” recipe doesn’t cut it either. For all those ultimate classics such as chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies andΒ banana bread,Β only an outta-this-world, dis-is-madness kinda recipes will do. It’s the sort of recipes that get passed on generation on generation, with the original recipe being scribbled on some semi-deteriorating old piece of paper kept in a safe somewhere. But in the end, the pen fades out and you can’t really read the recipe all that well and it gets lost forever. So thought I’d save my great grand-children the pain and just publish it here so they can check up on my blog whenever they wanna make some dope-ass nana bread. All jokes aside, this recipe is totally safe-worthy. I made itΒ for the entireΒ Food Matters team a few months back and they absolutely loved it. And that really means something; there’s hardly ever been a crew of such avid foodies πŸ˜‰
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Beverages Breakfast Recipes

Alkalizing Green Smoothie

As I’ve progressed in my health journey, my pallet has changed immensely. I used to be a huge sweet tooth, with chocolate, brownies and caramel being my ultimate weakness. Hell I used to start my day withΒ 2 slices of the world’s whitest bread, topped with butter AND a crap-tone of chocolate powder…get this…DUNKED IN A HOT CHOCOLATE. Like what is that breakfast!? And then you know what I would bring as a snack to school? Chocolate powder in a zip lock… I’m not even kidding. Everyone would take out their zip-locks full of chocolate powder at recess, link their fingers, dunk in the powder and repeat… Don’t judge me, it’s what the cool kids did. In any case, moving away from eating my body weight in Nestle chocolate powder on a daily basis, has caused my taste buds to change as well. I slowly moved to eating fruit as my only form of sugar, to even cutting down my fruit intake to only about 1 serving a day. Where I used to fill my green smoothies with banana, apple and mango, I now don’t put any fruit in them at all. And you know what? I like them even better without. This is my new go-to green smoothie, so satisfying, so delicious, yet not heavy, not sweet, and jaaaaam packed to the frikin rim with all the vitamins ever. Enjoy!Β  Continue Reading

Desserts Recipes

Cashew-Cream Tartlets

I decided that I just absolutely had to put up a recipe for Valentines day. When deciding what to make, I wanted to make sure that whatever I made, it would be a single portion size so that all my single girls #HollaAtMe could enjoy aΒ lil solo v-day treat as well. Plus food is bae and I don’t wanna be sharing that with noooobody, anyone with me? In any case, I tried to think of what is the ultimate cutest and most comforting pastry ever. Obviously mini strawberry tartlets came to mind, cuz how freakin cute are they? Yeah they’re adorbs. So here is my modified version. Way healthier, way lighter, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free…but equally delicious IF NOT MORE SO πŸ˜‰ Enjoy and happy Valentines day! Remember, it’s the day of love to be spent with those you love the most (AKA the gym & good food in my case) <3 Continue Reading

Main meals Recipes

Raw-Vegan Rice Paper Rolls

There’s nothing fresher than a good ol’ raw ricepaperΒ roll packed with aaaall the veggies. I had been seeing so many gorgeous #ricepaperroll pics on Insta the past few weeks, that I just had to try my hand at them too. Surprisingly, they’re actually completely idiot-proof! I was expecting this whole debacle to go similarly to that time I tried to make sushi AKA toppings falling all over the floor, nothing’s sticking in the right place, kitchen’s now a mess, rest of the afternoon spent cleaning, don’t even have a decent sushi roll to show for it etc. etc. etc. BUT these babies are actually so simple and so diverse, you can make them with pretty much anything and everything and they’ll taste good. Part of the reason for that is probably the substantial amount of peanut butter in the dressing….but there’s no such thing as too much peanut butter am I right or am I right?? Continue Reading

Beverages Desserts Recipes

Blockbuster Freakshake

Freakshakes have been all the rage lately. TheyΒ have literally taken over my InstaFeed, somehow making me crave chocolate sauce, sprinkles and ice cream immediately. Like man it’s 7am, get out of my face with your drool-worthy, diabetes-inducing megashake. In any case, I just had to try my hand at “healthifying” these beasts of a beverage. When deciding upon a flavour I simply asked myself: “What is my all-time favourite junk food?” Movie theatre snacks came straight to mind. Considering I don’t like movies, the snacks were really the only thing that kept me going back to the box office. I mean, nothing’s better than that popcorn + peanut M&M’s combo. Soooo 2 and 2 came together, and VOILA! The ultimate blockbuster freakshake was born. On top of being NEXT LEVEL DELICIOUS, it’s also vegan, gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free…basically veggies. Yes madame, your freakshake is a mix of fruit, veggies and nuts. Now you can go ahead and indulge. See ya on the flip-side, when you’ve died and gone to freakshake heaven.Β  Continue Reading