Moving to Kelowna: A 6 Month Review

Happy January sweet friends! I hope all of you had a restful Christmas and holiday season and starting off 2020 with a positive light. I can't believe that it's been SIX MONTHS since we moved to Kelowna and it's safe to say we've settled in quite well! I wanted to make sure I shared some kind of update long after summer was over because we all know how enjoyable the Okanagan can be in warmer weather: beaches, wineries, more beaches, fresh cherries, apricots and peaches and more wineries- honestly I've probably drank my weight in wine with how spoiled we are around here. But now that the dust has truly settled and we've survived first days of school, getting into a routine, ...

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Vegan Gingerbread for Houses & Cookies

The wait is over my friends! My vegan gingerbread recipe is all yours for the baking! As much as I really wanted to create some cute kits for you to purchase with the house already baked and ready to decorate, time was just not on my side :( Fortunately everything you need to create the most adorable gingerbread house à la Team Jilly! It was such a pleasure to teach this incredibly talented, genuine and sweet group of ladies who honestly needed very little direction when it came to creating their very own house! The recipe I'm about to share is one of my favourites for this time of year. No matter what you do, it comes out as such a soft bite cookie! This being said, you may want ...

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Coconut Marshmallow Drop Cookies

It may be obvious that I adore baking custom cookies full of detail and pretty colors, but there’s something to be said when a recipe can be whipped up quickly! (see what I did there? 😉) These Coconut Marshmallow drop cookies are easy to make and this recipe is sure to be one you’ll add to your holiday baking repetoire! Whenever I make create recipes, I intentionally make them larger batches because honestly, who only ever bakes a dozen cookies?! The holidays always call for a sweet treat to gift or serve so this recipe can do just that! These coconut marshmallow cookies are pillowy soft with bits of the marshmallow, with a slightly crispy edge and seriously, you won’t be able to ...

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Spiced Holiday Nog Glaze

Winter is just around the corner and the house is filling up with the cozy scent of cinnamon! While people tend to put the idea of pumpkins out of their minds after Halloween, pumpkin flavoured anything is the definition of the season. I'm not a PSL person by any means, but this Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Spiced Holiday Nog Glaze will make anyone ask for another slice! This cake has notes of gingerbread with the traditional spices and a subtle pumpkin finish. What really ties it all together is the Holiday Nog glaze! Never heard of Holiday Nog? Well friends, prepare to put down the eggnog and starting the car to stock up on Holiday Nog. This one in particular is a coconut milk based "egg ...

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A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Are you ready to have the most delicious Thanksgiving that is completely packed with flavour and best of all cruelty free?! I have gotten some questions about the types of dishes I prepare for this iconic dinner as we are now 2 years into eating completely animal free. How crazy is that?! It's felt like it's zipped by. We have certainly navigated our way through huge hits and fails and have a good understanding of what types of dishes the whole family will love. Each year Thanksgiving dinner is hosted by my parents and we usually bring a couple of dishes that I know my kids will enjoy and aligns with how we eat- spoiler alert: we're the only ones that eat a fully plant based diet in ...

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Happy Birthday to ME!

This is 37 friends, and I am just so incredibly grateful for everything that has brought me to where I am today. If 36 taught me one thing, it was that taking risks and putting a toe outside of your comfort zone is truly the key to propelling your dreams and goals no matter what you think or what others might say or think. In this last year, I took the plunge to launch some products for The Cake Mama- something I never dreamed I'd be able to do, and while it is still in its humble beginnings, I am so touched by the amount of support I've received and in your trust in me to bring you items that will add value to your life. We also packed our bags and moved 400km away from family and ...

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