Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

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This past December, my sister, my brother-in-law, my parents, Jesse and I celebrated Christmas in Hawaii. We spent two weeks basking in the sun in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. We dined on fresh tropical fruit and delicious treats such as macadamia nut banana bread with guava jam. Yum! Every single morning, I had a fresh mango smoothie and I drank my fair share of coconutty drinks! Between the fresh ocean air, the gorgeous scenery and then amazing local fruits and veggies, I became rather smitten with Hawaii-life. To be honest, I’d love to move to Hawaii one day. It would be such…

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Best Vegan Banana Bread

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Even though I cook a lot of vegan meals, I do not have a lot of experience with vegan baking. However, I recently found out that I have an intolerance to dairy and eggs (see: elimination diet) and I am now on a mission to re-create some of my favourite baked goods without any animal products. Previously, I had success with vegan “blondies” recipes (Strawberry Chocolate Blondies and Pumpkin Pecan White Chocolate Blondies), but felt that I still lacked the know-how to veganize a lot of my favourite baked goods. So, I bought a few cookbooks to help me transition to a mainly vegan…

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Spring Asparagus Ribbon Salad

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It’s asparagus season! And it’s a four-day weekend! Life is good. I am really looking forward to this Easter weekend. First, I can sleep in for four days in a row. That’s always worth celebrating! And after 2 months of no chocolate or sugar (see - elimination diet), I’ll finally be able to partake in dessert. Om nom nom. This weekend, we will also be attending two family dinners. I have been asked to bring the vegetarian entrées to both Easter dinners, as well as a salad to my grandma’s house on Sunday. Over the past week, I’ve spent a lot of…

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