Creamy and rich tomato sauce, that’s also dairy free!

My husband makes a killer pasta sauce guys! He doesn’t cook often but when he does he usually makes pasta but it is always A-MAZING, he aslo makes a pretty mean sandwich! He normally loves to add tons of spices and flavours and usually fancies up every meal he makes. So he surprised me with…

VeganCuts Snack box review

This month I was asked to review a snack box by Vegan Cuts and I was beyond excited to see what goodies they have to offer. You can read my review below and don’t forget to check out the delicious sunflower chunk cookie recipe (here) I made with one of the ingredients I found inside!…

Lentil black bean chili with cashew cream

So it turns out that most of my recipes come about by accident. This one is no exception and is another reminder that experimenting in your kitchen and not being afraid to sub out ingredients is a great thing (well sometimes!). I found myself craving chili on Sunday afternoon and excited to make it because…

Brazilian inspired salad

One of the things I LOVE most when I visit my family in Brazil is to eat palm of hearts, hearts of palm? I never know which way to say it! Anyhoo, the salty buttery texture is something I absolutely love. But I can also eat an entire jar of olives in one sitting so…

The solution to your moldy nuts

Wow I could get a PhD just on this topic alone! There is just so much research on this and my nerd brain is both so excited and overwhelmed. So let me just state that this is a very simplified review of what I discovered after some digging around in the research literature. Even though…

Busy mama, picky eaters, healthy dinners

I think this is the number one question I get from just about everyone! How is it that I have time to make fresh healthy meals and mostly, how do I get my kids to eat it. I have thought a lot about this because this is not something I think a lot about 😉…

About me!

Hello! I am Patricia, a 35 year old mama of 3 spunky boys and a loving husband living in Toronto, Canada. I am passionate about making and enjoying delicious easy recipes, eating intuitively, packing healthy food to go, gardening, and healing our bodies with whole plant based foods.  I teach and educated our children on the…

My vegan pregnancy

My third pregnancy was actually my first vegan pregnancy. To this day when I look at Micah I am still blown away that I made this human entirely out of plants. Maybe because I have been told my entire life that you need animal products to be healthy and grow properly, or maybe it’s because…

But isn’t a vegan diet a deficient one?

*NOTE: My definition of vegan is a plant based diet that includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and grains. I am not referring to a raw diet or a low-fat-high-carb (LFHC) diet or any other extreme forms of veganism that restrict how you can consume your plant based food. I am also not a doctor or…