Confections & Desserts

Confectionary combinations & other delightful treats for seekers of sweet pleasures.

Lunar Noodling – Heirloom Apple/Butternut Pasta & Sunflower Seed Butter Sauce

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Lunar Noodling – Heirloom Apple/Butternut Pasta & Sunflower Seed Butter Sauce

Happy Lunar New Year! This time of year marks that particular moment when many of us (myself included) choose to observe onset of a new full calendar reset – and in this case the Year of The Monkey. In honour of kindred primates worldwide, this seems more than an appropriate time to celebrate with the best possible food to fuel primates of all species (including humans): FRUIT!   As it seems that ritual accompanies the onset of each new year, symbolism always plays an integral role in the way many of us are often...

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Raw Vegan Halloween Treat: Sweetza

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Raw Vegan Halloween Treat: Sweetza

Happy, Happy, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!   This year it’s no tricks, all treats, and As promised in my previous entry, hereinlies my multi-part recipe post for raw vegan sweet pizza which is lovingly referred to here as… Sweetza Before beginning this project, please be sure that you have properly prepared your whole, raw oat groats by soaking and fermenting them for long enough to reduce the phytic acid content so that your body will remain primed to receive (& properly absorb) all nutrients to be...

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24th Veganniversary Treat: Raw Carrot Cake Donuts

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24th Veganniversary Treat: Raw Carrot Cake Donuts

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today is a big day of festivities for me, as I shall also be celebrating my 24th year of veganism and dedication to a lifelong journey of commitment toward peaceful co-existence with all fellow Earthlings. As some may recall from last year’s ‘Celebration of Spring’ themed post, the 5th of May is also my birthday–a day which I have always found most helpful to use as a mile marker for new experiences. Despite my reluctance to celebrate my day of birth as some monumental...

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Raw Cacao Crunch Bars

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Raw Cacao Crunch Bars

Happy Spring! I know it’s been ages, and that is mainly because I’ve been on hiatus. Having lived quite simply through the Winter, these days I eat mostly simple fruits and home fermentations whilst focusing my energy on coursework, counselling, and a few other projects. That said, it became rather imperative for me to make a point of arranging something extra special for my Vernal Equinox blog post (you deserve it, and I am so grateful), despite still living in a sort of Luddite bliss with neither a...

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Pomegranate White Chocolate Fudge

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Pomegranate White Chocolate Fudge

  Happy November! Is it just my imagination, or did October pass by with extraordinary speed? Although I am most attached to Summer, October has always carried a feeling akin to “Summer’s last breath.” For me, Hallowe’en is not only a celebration of harvest season, but also the harbinger of Winter Solstice… The very last celebration of life itself, just preceding the moment when everything goes into extreme hibernation mode until the arrival of Spring Equinox. In my mind,...

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Raw Vegan Caramel Apples

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Raw Vegan Caramel Apples

Trick or Treat! Hallowe’en has always been one of my favourite days of the year, especially since dressing up in costumes has always been a “thing” for me since as far back as I can recall. In fact, I can honestly remember only two instances in my lifetime where Hallowe’en has been the opposite of fun, one of which was an entire day spent in a hospital unable to walk & dealing with getting ex-rays on a shattered knee for the majority of the day following a cycling accident which...

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