Rosh Hashanah Sweets

Hope your week is off to a good start. Jewish new year started Sunday night so I had a big meal with my family. I totally forgot to take pictures of the food but I did manage to remember dessert! – Honey Cake: This is a recipe that we’ve made every year for as long…

Weekly Roundup: Muffins & Barley Soup

Hello everyone, hope your Fall is off to a great start. The weather where I live has dropped significantly in the past couple of days so all I want to do is curl up on the couch in comfy clothes. It’s also just been a busy week for me between work and life, so my…

Zucchini Bundt Cake

Right off the bat, from reading the name of this recipe and looking at the pictures, something is off. I do not have a Bundt pan so I used an 8″ square pan instead. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get into the actual recipe. This is a zucchini cake and it has…

Winter Squash Blondies

So since pumpkin spice flavoured things have already been popping up in stores, I guess there is nothing wrong with the timing of making these squash blondies. I love brownies and blondies, they are just the perfect snack for a picnic or party. They are also great to freeze and have on hand whenever you…

Pecan Pear Pie

I’m just going to start this post by saying if you pick one recipe from the Brave New Meal cookbook to cook, it’s this one. Regular pecan pie is just very sweet and sort of one noted, but this one hits differently. I will say that I used frozen pie crust but honestly they just…

Plum-Side-Down Cake

After the not-so-success of the last recipe (Orangesicle Bars), I was looking for a win today. Today’s recipe is another dessert – a cake – with a pleasant fruity component. As you can see from the name, this was a plum upside-down cake. I have never made an upside-down cake before, they always seemed intimidating…

Orangesicle Bars

Okay, I love creamsicles so I was very excited to make this dessert. The crust is an oat base, like an oatmeal cookie and the filling is an orange-coconut mixture. Classic creamsicles are not made with coconut so I was a little weary there. Let’s dive in, starting with the crust. It’s made with oats,…

Grapefruit Cake

We are moving along in the dessert section and today we have this grapefruit cake. I am one of those people who love grapefruit so I was very excited about this recipe. This cake seemed to promise a bunch of grapefruit flavour because there is juice and zest in the cake and then actual grapefruit…

Green Grape Pie

This, this was an interesting recipe. I’ll say it right now though, give it a chance. I love all kinds of pie but had never heard of grape pie before. When I first saw this recipe, I thought “there’s no way it could be good”. The idea of hot and cooked grapes doesn’t sound great…

Strawberry Rosewater Cheesecake

Mmm cheesecake. It’s one of my favourite desserts. But as we know, the Brave New Meal cookbook is a vegan one which means this cheesecake is not made with cream cheese. This is made with cashews! When soaked (and blended), cashews give such a nice creaminess to whatever you use them in – which was…