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 Classic Vanilla Cake

The wait is finally over! I'm sharing my most BIGGEST ask since I went vegan: my go-to vegan classic vanilla cake recipe! When our family went plant based, my baking business was the last facet to follow suit. For a while, I thought I could continue business as usual, but the more I thought about it, it just didn't feel right. I temporarily shut down the cake business so I could take some time to test some recipes and arrive at ones that would be my go-to's- but this task was not easy. I wanted something that would produce the same results each time, didn't require super fancy ingredients and would make my customers shocked at the fact that my cakes were vegan. At the time there ...

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Vegan Chocolate Candy Cups

Easter is just around the corner and as a relatively new vegan in Canada, there aren't very many vegan chocolate or candy options around without costing an arm and a leg! If you're like me and like finding "accidentally" vegan products then you're in luck with these vegan chocolate candy cups! Now, there is a way to make these completely certified vegan, but can we be real for a second? A lot of the products out there that have this certification are a bit on the pricier side- and while I do prefer to support these growing businesses, I do like to create my own recipes using non-specialty items from time to time! These vegan chocolate candy cups are sooo customizable- you can ...

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My Top 5 Beers for #NationalBeerDay!

Since we've all taken up drinking during this quarantine (JOKING GUYS, JOKING!) I thought I'd share a round up of some tried and true and new beer favourites that you might want to add to your repertoire just in time for #nationalbeerday! It's pretty cool to think that beer has come a long way in its creation; to the point where so many micro-breweries have popped up within BC alone and they've all come up with amazing brews! I'm always fascinated by how something as simple as the ingredients: barley, hops, yeast and water can yield something so different with each brand. Much like wine, they can be appreciated in different temperatures and have different "noses" and "finishes" on the ...

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How to Build a Vegan Charcuterie Board

Friends, what a time we are in right now- am I right? As mentioned in my Instagram stories the other day, I am committed to keeping my online space a happy, inspiring and fun one and with that in mind, I'm sharing how to build a vegan charcuterie board in partnership with Choices Markets! Now, there is really NO wrong way to build a charcuterie board. Some like lots of fresh fruit and veggies, while others (like me, LOL) love briney, saucy and indulgent things on mine! At Choices Markets, the possibilities are endless with what ingredients you can use and you can make your board as big or as small as you want. Sometimes my husband and I do a plate sized one to enjoy together while we're ...

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Vegan Starter Kit: Our Fave Plant Based Products!

Happy Sunday Sweet Friends! I hope your coffee is hot and you're cozy on the couch 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 ...

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Vegan Raspberry Heart Shaped Hand Pies

Flaky golden and delicious vegan raspberry hand pies?! YES PLEASE! I may have eaten my weight in baked pastry dough over the past week and I’m honestly not mad about it. With simple ingredients, it’s very likely you have all you need at home to whip these up tonight just in time for you & your Valentine to enjoy with coffee!  As of late, raspberry jam has been taking the forefront when it comes to making anything that requires a jam. When I was thinking about what I wanted to bake for Valentine's Day, I knew I wanted raspberry jam to be the focus and how perfect that it's color matches the season of love! Back to the recipe- I've had the pleasure yet again to create another fun ...

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