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Coconut Truffles

Spring is in the air, Easter is right around the corner, and these truffles are the perfect treat for the season...or any season for that matter!  They are light and soft, and melt in your mouth delicious.  My daughter is constantly telling me they taste just like ice cream, and honestly, I can see where she's coming from.  Yes, like ice cream, but even better...the flavours compliment each other pretty darn perfectly, and every time I eat one I can't help but feel like my quality of life goes up a little.  So yeah, as I'm working on putting together my kids' Easter baskets, it was kind of a no-brainer for me to include these truffles. So, here's how it's done... First, measure out cashews, coconut cream, pure maple syrup and coconut extract.  I use Thai Kitchen Brand coconut milk (make sure it's full fat, not the lite stuff), and skim the cream off the top.  Thai Kitchen brand is great because I can just use it at room temperature if I dec

Peanut Butter & Honey Bunnies

These fun little Easter treats have been a huge hit with everyone in our little circle of people.  I've made 3 or 4 batches in the last couple of weeks trying to perfect the recipe and have been taking them to neighbours and friends that have needed a pick me up.  My kids are raving about them and wanting me to make them again and again, and honestly, they're so easy, fun, and totally delicious, that I kind of don't mind complying!  These little guys are so simple, with only 3 ingredients (well, 4 if you count the mini chocolate chip eyes), and a way healthier alternative to the typical marshmallow packed Rice Krispie squares everyone is so used to. So the name implies that these little guys are bunny shaped, and most of mine have been, because they turn out so darn cute, but I wanted to include another shape too, to show you that they don't have to be.  Honestly, the egg shape was easier to pop out as well, as it isn't as intricate as the bunny...and if you&

Fun Natural Dyes for Easter!

K guys, many of you may not know this about me, but long before I started a Blog about whole foods, I was into natural dyes.  If you've read my " About " tab, you already know that I'm also a Pattern Designer .  All my earliest patterns are knitting patterns, specifically fulled (or felted) knitting patterns using wool, that are later shrunk down and transformed through a felting process.  Working with wool is one of my VERY favourite things.  Along those lines, I've always had a big interest in dyeing wool naturally, to give it some pretty, vibrant colours.  I LOVE seeing the wool transform and come to life with colours found in nature, primarily from edible sources.  So, it only makes sense that I would also love dyeing food naturally too!  So much more beautiful and vibrant (and healthier) than the dyes you can buy at the supermarket.     I kind of have an obsession with coconut.  It's delicious, versatile, and has a million uses and textures.  Sin