Desserts, RECIPES

Pecan Pie

2 cups spelt flour
6 tbsp coconut oil (solid)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup cold water
1/2 cup vegan butter
2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup pecan halves, for topping
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Add spelt flour, coconut oil, salt and cinnamon to a food processor. Pulse until crumbly. Add cold water slowly and pulse to combine. Wrap up in cellophane and set aside to chill in the fridge. 
Add vegan butter and 2 tbsp coconut sugar to a pan and melt over a low heat. Add in chopped pecans and stir to coat well.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch tart pan. Add dates, maple syrup, 1/4 cup of coconut sugar, cornstarch & vanilla extract to food processor and blend well to a smooth paste. Add this to the warm pan of pecans, stir well and simmer gently for 5 mins, until thick.

Roll out chilled pastry between baking paper the circumference of the tart dish and trim off the excess. Pour in pecan filling and top with the remaining pecan halves. Bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool.
Chill in the fridge until ready to serve !!!

If you like you could top you slice of pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream !!!

Desserts, RECIPES


For the base:
235g pitted dates
200g hazelnuts
100g walnuts
100g coconut butter
50g almond flour
50g cacao powder
2 tbsp coconut nectar
Put everything into a food processor until finely ground.

Line a 20 x 20 baking pan with baking paper and press the mixture evenly into the bottom. 

For the frosting:
150g maple syrup
120g coconut oil (melted)
80g cashew butter
50g cacao powder
Mix all ingredients and stir until smooth. Pour on top of the base and transfer to the fridge to set. When set cut into squares. 

Delicious !!!



Traveling with Peas & Peace

Jerusalem Israel at the Machane Yehuda Market


Israeli Vegan Sushi πŸŒ±

Art on a plate at Green Roll in Tel Aviv and delicious


Chinatown Victoria BC, Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦


The Chinatown in Victoria, British Columbia is the oldest Chinatown in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ and the second oldest in North America after San Francisco

Cristina Supino for Peas and Peace


The Verve


Rainy Day today, perfect for reading, baking, cooking, dreaming…….and listening to great music !. If you enjoy the alternative genre or would like to discover it, listen to The Verve. Best on SIRI this way it plays their many albums πŸ™‚


Music 🎢 energizes, appeases you ! I invite you to discover this Alternative group, puts me in a great mood, great mood is conducive to wellness. Do something everyday for YOU regardless


Find Your Passion (s)

In today’s times, we all have more duties, responsibilities, chores, and obligations than one can possibly imagine.Β This is why establishing and nourishing a passion is essential to counterbalancing the volatility, and craziness that is LIFE.

Some of my personal passions include photography and tennis. With regards to photography, I recently put the time aside to develop my photo taking skills and truly dedicate myself to honing the craft. In fact, each and every picture posted on this blog has been taken by me! I often carry my camera with me everywhere I go, as I never know when that special moment will present itself.


With respect to tennis, whenever I engage in a match, or a practice session, I spend that two hours strategizing and running. In doing so, I always get the reassuring sense that not only am I taking care of my body (my physical health), I’m also expanding my Circle of friends, as I’m constantly meeting up with old partners, or getting to know new ones.

A passion is something that will remain true and present regardless of whatever else is going on. Through exhaustion, sadness, or other, the passion you undertake can bring a smile to yourself, and maybe even others.

Go out there, explore, and try to identify one that peaks your interests, no matter how long it takes. It is the key to establishing longstanding balance in your life !