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,…

Vegan High Protein Chocolate Cream Pie (vegan, gluten free)

I like a chocolate cream pie with a nice graham cracker crust, and I’ve been experimenting with how to make this recipe sing–how to make it something that in moderate doses is actually healthy–for a long time. Tonight we celebrate, because I finally got it. The recipe is made with firm tofu, 85% cocoa chocolate, and…

Beet Noodle Salad (GF, vegan)

I was introduced to this yummy dish on Friday by my friend Jocelyn, who does awesome things through her organization SPUR (check SPUR out here). It is simple–just spiralized beets lightly roasted with a quick vinaigrette and some herbs. But, oh, this is so yummy. Also, my obsession with beets should be rather… obvious. Beet Noodle Salad…

Protein-Rich Hidden Veggie Waffles (vegan, low sugar, egg free, whole grain)

I recently started working with Julia Hincman-Francavilla at Newleaf Nutrition. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have a few conditions (the famous triad of POCS, endometriosis, and hypothyroidism) that make gaining weight easy and losing weight hard. This has worsened post-partum, and my usual methods of eating healthily have not been working to lower my body…

All hail the yummy Kale chips (no oil, low salt, vegan, soy free)

I know Kale chips are overdone–EVERYBODY has a recipe and EVERYONE is selling them at the low, low cost of just $6/Tbsp. Many of you might be over kale and kale chips, because they’ve been everywhere. I get it, but I have have to tell you: I am not over kale chips. Specifically, I am not…

Seriously easy breakfast Pumpkin custard (vegan, gluten free)

So, last night I was looking at a can of pumpkin that I had purchased some weeks ago with the idea of making bread, but that never happened and then WOOSH I thought of actually not the recipe that I ended up making at all. Sometimes things change mid-stream. Anyway, this is an easy pumpkin…

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…