A Dash of Compassion

I'm a Canadian writer, editor and recipe creator. I love animals too much to eat them, and I've discovered that teaching others through food is an effective vegan outreach tool. I develop wholesome, all natural, vegan and raw dessert recipes to inspire others to think differently about what they eat.

I'm a graduate of the Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute and hold a Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. Outside of my kitchen, I work full-time as a magazine associate editor.

I blog at A Dash of Compassion and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Flourless plant-powered protein brownies (plus a Vega One giveaway)

By now, you’ve probably guessed that I love to bake. I crave the creativity, the preciseness, the excuse to drown out everything that’s bothering me, slow down and focus on the simple task of following a recipe, mixing together a set of ingredients, and watching what happens when it goes in the oven. This, to me, is calming, meditative, a form of relieving stress ....more

Easy butternut squash & kale risotto with cheesy almond parmesan

Since the weather in southern Ontario has kept well below zero degrees these last couple of weeks, I’ve been spending a lot more time indoors. My usual weekend running routine has gone by the wayside in favour of indoor HIIT workouts, if only to avoid the frigid temperatures beyond my front door. Don’t get me wrong though ....more

Chocolate crispy fruit squares from The Vegiterranean Diet + a giveaway!

Happy new year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are easing back in to regular life and routines. With the fresh insight a new year brings, I think it’s appropriate that my first post of 2015 is a tribute to Julieanna Hever’s The Vegiterranean Diet ....more

Cranberry apple spice overnight oatmeal

Happy almost Christmas! Can you believe it’s almost here? This is likely a very busy week for many of you, since you’re either a) running around like a crazy person trying to find last-minute gifts, b) have a whole lot of prepping, cooking, baking and gift wrapping to do, or c) are already in holiday mode and spending quality time with family and friends ....more

Slow cooker cranberry applesauce

Applesauce is a staple in my pantry. Although I don’t like to eat it on its own (I’m not a pureed food kinda gal) and prefer to just bite into an apple, it makes an excellent binder and oil replacement in baking. So I tend to always have some on hand because, you know, a lot of baking takes place around here ....more

The ultimate vegan gingerbread granola brittle (+ a giveaway!)

Before I start gushing about this incredible brittle, I need to tell you how much your support of our ebooks, Edible Gifts and Tiny Treats, means to me. For the first time ever, Lisa and I offered a special...more

Gift guide for nut butter lovers

This time of year, my favourite tradition is creating homemade vegan food gifts for all of the most loved people on my list. That means baking up batches of cinnamon bun granola, churning roasted nuts into a silky smooth nut butter, and decorating ginger cookies before wrapping them in cute little packages. My two ebooks,...more

Emily’s spiced chocolate mylk + a giveaway!

2014 sure has been a year full of cookbooks. Just as I finish cooking my way through one, another finds it way into my kitchen. That’s totally okay with me though ....more

Chickpea cookie dough balls

I’ve been on a chickpea thing lately. You know, that thing where you want them all the time? I put them on my salads, make all kinds of...more

Julie’s creamy spinach florentine + a Blendtec giveaway!

Today I’m going to talk about a new cookbook that has been getting a fair amount of attention lately—one...more