Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting (Vegan)

These Red Velvet Brownies are such a divine holiday treat! They’re so amazing in flavour, and the vegan cream cheese frosting on top is the perfect final touch! This blog post is sponsored by Nielsen-Massey! All texts and opinions are …

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Serves: 16 brownies
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Ingredients
Brownies
  • 1 cup (188g) chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 cup (133.75g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 flax eggs or 2 egg replacers
  • 3/4 cup (158g) brown sugar (I use raw brown sugar, cane sugar or coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 cup (100g) melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons natural red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

Hearty Minestrone Soup (One Pot & Comforting)

This One Pot Hearty Minestrone Soup is the best soup I have EVER had. It’s hearty, healthy and so good for you! It’s super customizable and very affordable. Thank you so much to Thrive Algae Oil for sponsoring this post! All opinions …

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons Thrive Algae Oil 
  • 1 large (188g) red onion, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large carrot or two medium size carrots (226g), diced
  • 1 medium sized yellow squash, chopped
  • 5 cloves (12g) garlic, minced
  • 26 ounces/737g fresh tomatoes, chopped - you can also use a 28oz can diced tomatoes with its juices
  • 1 tablespoon (16.5g) tomato paste 
  • salt & pepper to taste (I use 3/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar (optional but adds a boost in flavour)
  • 1 (15 ounces) can red kidney beans or cannellini (white beans)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth*
  • 1 cup dry pasta such as shells, orecchiette or tortellini or any gluten free pasta
  • 1 cup spinach 
  • Juice of one limes about 1-2 tablespoons, squeezed over
  • Toppings (Optional): Oil drizzle, red pepper flakes, parsley, and/or sprinkle of zaatar or parsley, Crusty bread and vegan Parmesan
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Vegan Ackee and Saltfish (Jamaican Breakfast Feast)

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