Tuesday, March 27, 2012

(Raw Vegan) Chocolate Dessert Bars

I'm sitting here finally at the computer (Husband M is away) and I thought it would be a great time to catch up on some blogging. But I can't do it without eating a treat so tonight it's a raw vanilla ice cream. I made it about 6 months ago (seriously!) and it's still sitting in my freezer. It was too sweet when I first made it but I couldn't bring myself to throw it out, I mean it's raw which means expensive nuts. Plus, it was just a little too sweet, nothing really horribly wrong with it. I just haven't wanted to eat it all these months. But tonight I was desperate. And holy it is good! The sweetness has faded in all these months and it's just perfect. Of course I had to scoop the freezer burnt top off. I guess you can freeze raw nuts for awhile after all. And all this goodness is leading me to finally post this little dessert treat that has become a favourite around this house. It's kind of like a Nanaimo bar and kind of like haystacks, and kind of like brownies. If you mix it all up, you get this. And it's healthy :-)

So i'll just cut to the chase.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Holiday Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Holiday Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free)

These cookies are great for any occasion. I made them into heart shapes for Valentines, but you can make any shape of cookies with this recipe.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Cheesy Broccoli Soup (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Let me recap my morning.

I'm getting the kids ready for a play date, they are nicely dressed (well they're wearing clean clothes and *gasp* matching socks) and breakfast has been eaten. So the last step is for me to get ready and look presentable. Like kids, that means clean clothes, fixed hair, touch of makeup (although mom doesn't get the matching socks today). So I'm getting ready upstairs leaving my kids alone for 10 minutes. They can handle it.
WRONG! It looks like Lovely Toddler had other plans for me. She decided it was long overdue that I scrub every inch of the kitchen floor. She justifiably got me to wash my floor by smashing 8 eggs, a tub of yogurt and Smiley baby's breakfast on the floor. She's no fool though that smart one, she made sure to stomp around the egg mess with a pair of pink rubber boots and  a spatula at hand whacking the egg shells to bits. She was unharmed and untouched by the sticky stuff while I paraded around the kitchen at a louder-than-usual tone of voice getting unmatched socks soaked in egg, yogurt and mashed prunes. grrrrr.............

Support your BC Teachers! Please Read!

This is not a food blog post- It's a letter written by Tiffany Wainwright, a teacher in BC. The new legislation of Bill 22 in British Columbia will affect the education of all students living in BC and I feel it's important to share this letter with as many parents and soon to be parents as possible. Please read and support your teachers!!

"I’m a BC teacher who’s concerned about the direction our province is taking with regards to public education. Media attention has been focused on teacher salaries, ignoring the fact that we are discussing a wide range of issues at the bargaining table. The issues being discussed in this round of negotiations will impact your children and the future of public education. Do we care to be informed of these issues, or just to accept the media’s oversimplified interpretation?