Vegan Turtle Cookie Bars

No turtles were harmed in the making of these cookie bars. I promise. You all remember turtles, right? Those delicious chocolate turtle shaped treats filled with pecans and caramel? Well, every year for Christmas my mom makes cookie bar versions of them – and she knows they’re my favourite, so we veganized them this year! …

Raspberry Crumble Bars

The second recipe I’d like to share with you, of the four I made with my mom for Christmas, are these amazing Raspberry Crumble Bars. Something my mom used to make a lot for us when I was a child and an adolescent was fruit crumble – specifically, mixed berry. And I always loved it.  The tart …

Classic Shortbread Cookies

Christmas baking is a tradition my mom and I have had since I was a child. I didn’t do as much of the baking back then, though. Which is understandable.  But I do remember watching her bake and then getting to lick the fudge bowl and spoon after she was done with it. Sneaking raw …

Holidays with Omnivores

In my last post I talked about why I went vegan – and how I’d grown up eating meat. The entirety of my family still eats meat and animal products.  None of them are vegan, none of them are vegetarian. This Thanksgiving was my first holiday with them all as a vegan.  I stopped eating …