Double Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites


Although I eat a lot whole grains, vegetables and legumes throughout the day, I have a bad habit of having something sweet after both lunch and dinner. It’s a habit that I’m trying to break, as I know sweet treats should be…well…treats! They should not be a twice-a-day sort of thing. Nor should they be full of processed sugar and oil. But I’m such a sucker for my mom’s vegan chocolate raspberry shortbread bars. *drools* As of late, I’ve been trying out different “treat” recipes that are made with natural sugars (mainly pure maple) and filled with both protein and fibre….

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Carrots and Cake Talks Vegan Nutrition


In my last post, I introduced you to a good friend of mine – Nita Sharda – Registered Dietitian and blogger at Carrots and Cake. Last week, Nita was kind enough to share her recipe for Indian Spiced Briyani with Tofu with The Fig Tree readers. Today, Nita will be sharing one of a number of posts related to nutrition and the vegan diet. I am so excited to have such a knowledgeable (and incredibly lovely) lady sharing important vegan health & wellness tips on The Fig Tree. When I first became vegan, I felt a little lost. I wasn’t sure…

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Indian Spiced Briyani with Tofu


A few months back, I was lucky enough to meet a fellow Winnipegger and food blogger – Nita Sharda from Carrots & Cake. Not only is Nita a fabulous cook, she’s also a Registered Dietitian! Plus, she’s incredibly kind, very knowledgeable, oh-so talented and very inspiring! I’ve loved getting to know her and feel like I’ve known her a lifetime. Upon first meeting, we sat for hours over cups of tea at a local coffee shop and dreamed up all sorts of ideas for both of our blogs. Nita has been kind enough to offer her nutrition know-how to the…

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