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 Vanilla Sugar Cookies

‘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 ...

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Back To School With Tubify!

How are we already through the first week of school?! For some reason this year, the girls have transitioned back into the swing of school life seamlessly- I don't know what's in the air, but I'll take it! I on the other hand am still trying to remember that lunches need to be packed and the fridge has to be stocked with delicious and easy snacks that the kids can grab and go on their own. Enter: Tubify Organic Freezies! These delicious whole fruit freezies are the perfect after school treat even -dare I say it- when the weather makes its shift into cooler days! Tubify freezies come in 4 flavours and the 2 flavours we tried were Mango Tiger and Raspberry Raven Lemonade (which they ...

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Vegan Meringue Pops

Hi Sweet Friends! So many of you have been commenting on how to make theses darling little meringue pops and I have just been trying my best to fit in some time in the kitchen this past week. After multiple attempts and tweaks, I have finally mastered the art of a delightfully crunchy vegan meringue! The humidity and altitude of your location will affect the consistency of your meringue so please start off by trying the recipe exactly and playing around with it afterwards to adjust it accordingly. For example, the guar gum/xanthan gum- you may need less than the recipe calls for to get some really glossy meringues in the vegan recipe. The following recipe is what worked for me! In ...

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How We Became a Plant Based Eating Family

  Ahh the moment has come: I’m finally sharing our journey to being plant based 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 ...

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Better than the ‘real’ thing!

Who says a cookie with a glass of milk can't cure a case of the Mondays! With the chaos of weather we've been having lately, there's nothing more comforting than creating delicious food that warms the soul- in particular oatmeal raisin cookies! As you may or may not know, our family has been exploring a more plant-based diet and it's been even more exciting developing and testing recipes in the baking realm and realizing with each test that incredibly delicious food can actually be baked without your classic butter, egg and milk recipes! This oatmeal raisin cookie is packed with wholesome ingredients like ground flax seeds, coconut sugar and organic quick oats and I promise there is ZERO ...

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