Grammy’s Banana Bread (whole wheat, vegan, low sugar)

This Mother’s Day I spent a lot of my time thinking about my grandmother, Jeannine Betsch (nee Morin), who passed away last year. She was an amazing lady who had a killer banana bread recipe. I decided to make her banana bread this morning when I noticed our bananas were a bit past their prime. But,…

Easy Vegan Whole Wheat Pancakes

Here’s a quick recipe that is a vegan, whole grain, soy free take on Martha Stewart’s Basic Pancake Recipe. These are are nutritious, fluffy, tasty, easy, and a crowd pleaser. This is a pretty big batch (serving 6-8). I like to make more than I need and freeze the rest for busy mornings. Easy Vegan…

The LAST whole wheat bread loaf you’ll ever need (vegan)

100% whole wheat bread has been the bane of my baking life for years. The whole grain can be dry, or gummy, or dense. Many of the conventional ways to offset this is to add oil, sugar, and refined white flour. I have been working tirelessly for weeks on end slaving in the kitchen trying out recipes…

Ployes aka Buckwheat pancakes (vegan, soy free, gluten free)

Buckwheat pancakes, known as Ployes, are a beloved staples of the Maine French-Canadian breakfast. My recipe is less traditional, and for that I am sure a Grand-Memere of the past is cursing me from the grave. But Ployes traditionally take planning to prepare, though they are simple enough. You basically take your buckwheat with a little…

Not so unhealthy chocolate chip cookies (vegan, soy free)

So, I have two options for this recipe. I have “much healthier than a standard cookie” and “pretty damn healthy, all things considered.” I’ll give you the healthier one first, and then you can see the original-ish recipe. I sought to make a yummy, healthy cookie that had that great chewy taste of chocolate and vanilla and…

Recipe Day 1: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies and why you can eat cake

So, recipes. First, I have to confess a pet peeve of mine. Lately when I look up a recipe on a blog, I first have to scroll through 8 paragraphs of text and then 75 pictures showing in precious detail how to break an eggshell or boil water, or other steps that any non-amateur chef…