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

Best Vegan Garden Burgers

Ready to make the BEST Vegan Garden burgers?! Stop the presses! You’re in the right place! Period. This recipe is delicious and easy to put together and will have your whole family asking for seconds! If you’re anything like me and you’re vegan then you were devastated at the fact that you could no longer eat the Money’s Mushroom burger. 😭 It’s like whyyyy does everything have to have dairy and eggs in it?! LOL! Well you can now fulfill that void with these easy to make vegan garden burgers! These burgers are essentially completely whole foods with the exception of adding a non dairy cheese to the patty. You could choose to omit it if you like but I like the nostalgia of adding it! ...

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The Best Vegan Vanilla Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

‘Tis the season for holiday gift exchanges and what better gift to give than one that comes straight from the heart: Cookies! I’ve been using this vanilla sugar cookie recipe for YEARS- back when I was still eating eggs and cow butter and once we went vegan, part of me was a little sad thinking I’d have to give up this delicious recipe altogether. After months of experimenting with different vegan butters and egg replacements I’m so happy to say that this cookie recipe is here to stay in my recipe book and -dare I say it- even BETTER tasting than the original! What I’ve learned along the way with vegan baking is that with the removal of animal products you some how magically end up ...

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The Vegan Alternatives List

Vegan alternatives can be tricky but fortunately in abundance these days! Today I'm talking all things vegan alternatives so I hope your coffee is hot and you're ready to dive in. 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 ...

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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

Interested in hearing my perfect Mother's Day sounds like? 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 ...

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Gardening With The Cake Mama

Come 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 ...

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