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 Starter Kit: Our Fave Plant Based Products!

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends! I hope your coffee is hot and you're ready to dive into today's blog post. A lot of times on Instagram I'm asked to share my personal recommendations on everyday products that are easy swaps to make when switching to a plant based diet- a "vegan starter kit"- if you will, LOL. So that's what I'm going to do! When we started our vegan journey we leaned a LOT on plant based products because it was the easiest way to take out the things we didn't want to eat without reinventing the wheel. While we do still eat meat alternatives from time to time, I do strive to eat a more whole foods plant based diet as that ensures I am nourishing our family in the best way. But ...

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Vegan Family Living: How We Became a Vegan Family

Ahh the moment has come: I’m finally sharing our journey of becoming a vegan family with all of you! I’m not sure why, but I feel like before I begin I need to set up a few disclaimers- maybe because I know how touchy this subject can be. I want you to know that this is solely our journey and the information I’m sharing is personal and some parts referencing things I have read. Also just warning you that this is probably worth like 3 blog posts and can be little raw at times- but I really want you to take it all in and process it all at once, so grab a cup of coffee and let’s get to it! How it all began: If you were to ask me 10 years ago- heck even 5 years ago if I would have ever seen ...

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My Perfect Mother’s Day

I know it's going to sound incredibly cliché for me to say this but being a mother is one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had the privilege to live through. However not for the reasons you may assume. Yes - children are such a gift. SUCH A GIFT. (in more ways than one LOL) and yet a mother's mental fortitude is tested on the daily from the moment they give birth until probably the day we breathe our last breath. Motherhood has taught me a lot more about myself. Who I am as an individual. Who I am as a provider. Who I am as a human being. You go through so many struggles wondering if you're being a good mom, wondering if you're leaving a good impression on your kids, wondering ...

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Gardening With The Cake Mama

It's starting to feel a lot more like spring in Kelowna and that has me thinking about gardening! I can't describe the excitement I have when I start seeing garden centres fully stocked with seeds and flowers. There's almost a different scent in the air- do you know what I'm talking about? Maybe it's just fertilizer and grass but nevertheless I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty again! It's been nearly 2 years since we moved to Kelowna from our townhome in Langley. Our previous outdoor area was small so we were limited with our options. Gardening was basically not an option since we had a north facing backyard and that meant it was largely shady. Fast forward to our new home, we ...

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Easy Vegan Snicker Bars You Can Make At Home!

Everyone loves a good chocolate bar that they can sink their teeth into. Going vegan can make this satisfying moment a distant memory as there really aren't any vegan chocolate bars out there that replicate the ones you remember. But who says you can't make them from scratch at home?! These easy vegan snickers bars are so dang good you'll be able to bring back those memories again! What I love most about this recipe is that the caramel tastes just like a traditional recipe- its thick and chewy and you could probably even make them into little candies on its own. It's so important to have a tasty caramel for a snickers recipe and this one (in my humble opinion) definitely has it! This ...

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Easy Breakfast Cookies with Botanica Health

This post is sponsored by Botanica Health. All opinions and recipe are my own. Mornings just got better with these delicious oatmeal cocoa peanut butter breakfast cookies! (Try saying that 3 times fast!) I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Botanica Health to create a delicious and satisfying recipe incorporating what has quickly become my new favourite protein powder! Botanica Health’s Perfect Protein powder is made from organic coconut, quinoa & brown rice. It is a plant protein blend that’s easy to digest and absorb. It’s stevia-free, gluten-free, vegan and made in Canada! Did you notice that I didn’t mention peas? I don’t know about you, but I’m not the hugest fan of pea ...

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