One giant berry-and-oat crumb bar, jooshed up with rich vanilla yogurt. There’s no rolling of pastry here, making this minimalist dessert a cinch to whip up.
If mom just can’t get enough chocolate, add 2 to 3 Tbsp (30 to 45 mL) cocoa powder, sifted, to yogurt mixture plus an additional 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey, and top each slice with grated dark chocolate.
Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). Line 9 x 13 in (33 x 23 cm) pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal, and grease parchment with a bit of additional coconut oil. If you intend to transport and serve in the pan, simply grease pan with a bit of additional coconut oil.
For crust, in large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, and salt; then stir in melted coconut oil to incorporate. The mixture should hold together when squished between your hands. Spelt flour tends to vary in absorbency, so water may be needed to bind crust; if this is the case, add water, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until crust holds together tightly. Press crust firmly into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until crust is dry to the touch and beginning to brown around edges. Remove from oven and cool completely in pan. If you intend to transport tart, leave cooled crust in pan for assembly and serving. Alternatively, using parchment paper, remove crust from pan and place on rectangular serving plate.
For topping assembly, in medium bowl, whisk to combine skyr or yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Spread yogurt mixture over cooled crust, leaving a small border. Cover and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve, at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours—the time in the fridge makes for a softened crust that’s easier to cut and eat.
When ready to enjoy, top with berries, slice, and serve.
This vegan take on classic shepherd’s pie is jam-packed with bold and rich flavours that will ensure no one will miss the meat. While a great source of fibre, lentils also contain the highest amount of folate out of all plant-based foods. Oven ready If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, you’ll need to transfer cooked lentil filling to a baking dish before topping with mashed sweet potatoes and baking.
Cauliflower has been having a moment lately, and this salad proves exactly why. Tender caramelized cauliflower is crowned in a glorious sweet and savoury crumble that will ensure it a place on your table all month long. Of all tree nuts, pecans have the highest concentration of flavonoids, which offer beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, and they also protect your cells from oxidative damage. Crumble perfection This crumble topping is too good not to use it on other preparations. Sprinkle over a carrot ribbon salad to add some extra pizzazz, use as a glorious garnish on a soup or stew, or consider generously spooning over your next vegetable “steak” to add some delicious textural variation.
This gloriously comforting dish gets its creamy lusciousness from a can of white beans. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand instead of broccoli. Pass the pasta Instead of regular pasta, consider serving this sauce over zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, or cooked spaghetti squash.
This nut-free take on classic queso dip is everything you want and more. Paired with chips, crackers, or crudités, this creamy, zesty, smoky, and oh-so-satisfying dip is easy enough to whip up for a cozy snack or as an appetizer for company. Go nuts! If you’re okay to eat nuts, try substituting sunflower seeds with 1 cup (250 mL) raw cashews.