Welcome to The Cake Mama! Sharing our vegan life with lifestyle inspiration, plant based recipes and our transition into slower living in the Okanagan.

Vegan Apple Fritters (Better Than Tim Hortons!)

It's APPLE FRITTER TIME! If you've been following along in my Instagram stories you'll know that when I was pregnant with Elias, I had the HUGEST sweet tooth. Nearly everyday while pregnant, I'd take the kids to school and b-line to the nearest Tim Hortons and grab an apple fritter and coffee to go. Truthfully I'm shocked I didn't have gestational diabetes with all the sugar I ate when I was pregnant with him, but I do think it explains how incredibly SWEET he is! When you switch to a vegan diet, you quickly realize how the world isn't catered to you. Gone are the days of driving through many a drive-thrus (maybe that's a good thing?!) and I often find myself wanting to find vegan ...

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How To Make the Best Seitan

Seitan has quickly become a family favorite when it comes to meat alternatives. What I love most about making seitan is the fact that I know exactly what is going into it and the fact that it’s very few ingredients makes me feel good! If you need a crash course on Seitan and what it is, you can read more here! Seitan is a versatile meat alternative- you can make: burgers“chicken” strips“chicken” nuggetsbreaded cutlets“cold cuts”Hot dogs Really the list is endless! This recipe is best used to replace that chicken texture you may remember without eating actual chicken. A couple of notes before we jump in to making seitan: This recipe does take a little while to make (2 ...

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Best 5 Things I’ve Done For Me in 2021

Hello my sweet friends, I knew when I went into my stories this afternoon to ask you whether or not you read regular ole blogs anymore that most of you would say no, LOL. But what I didn’t know is how many of you would be sweet enough to say, “I love following you but I just don’t have time to read these days!” This compelled me even more to write even though despite the response on the poll. Truthfully I was going to write anyways. 😂 2021. 25 days in and as much as I wanted it to feel “different” in the ways most New Years do, it doesn’t- at all. I’m sure we can all relate that even though we’re all moving forward in some shape or form, every day just sort of feels like a repeat of ...

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Easy & Delicious Vegan Spiced Pumpkin Scones

If you know me well, I am not typically a pumpkin spice kinda gal. When the PSL comes out from Starbucks I immediately cringe! I mean who wants that mixed with their coffee?! I sure don't, but what I DO love is pumpkin flavor and the spices that compliment it. Enter these easy and delicious vegan spiced pumpkin scones! What I love most about this recipe is that it requires one bowl, hands that are ready to get a little messy and lots of aromatic spices. You may recall my recent obsession for the pumpkin spiced tea latte? These scones smell just like it! You may also like my Pumpkin Bundt Cake recipe! Click HERE! This vegan pumpkin scone recipe makes 12 hearty sized scones but you ...

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Easy & Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Frosting

Did someone say chocolate cake! This recipe has been my go-to for a couple of years and it is originally created by Gretchen Price in her Modern Vegan Baking cook book. If you haven't visited her website, you just must- she makes the most amazing creations! If you asked me what flavor of cake is my favourite I would usually say vanilla but THIS chocolate cake is incredibly delicious and paired with the right filling (think chocolate, cookie butter, coconut, peanut butter!) it is really out of this world! I've adapted the recipe to be able to create 3 x 6" cake layers but you can easily fill 2 x 9" pans with the same amount of batter and get some really nice tall layers of chocolate ...

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DIY: How To Use Your Garden Herbs 3 Different Ways

If you've been following along in my gardening journey, you'll know that I reserved two garden boxes for herbs! Why? I don't know LOL and now I've got a healthy abundance of sage, rosemary and thyme! Apart from drying them to use in cooking, I thought it would be fun to show you 3 different ways you can use these garden herbs outside of the kitchen..well sort of! Now that summer weather in Kelowna seems to be truly behind us and the smoke has rolled in from fires all around *cry* it can be hard to even think that not just a few weeks back we were still hanging out at the lake soaking up the sun. These 3 DIYs can help take you back to those summer days in a snap! DIY 1: Dried Herb ...

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