TOP TEN TUESDAY: Loving Christ In ME


“Love your neighbour as yourself.” –Matt 22:39

Not only has this time of sickness been crucial for me in relationship with my Lord, it has been a time of praying and reflecting on who He is in me. That He has granted me gifts that He needs shone for His Kingdom and just as I must love all those He’s created, He is teaching me to love who He needs me to be.

Who is that?

Empathy. He gave me a compassionate heart that is able to get to others’ levels but ultimately seek out His glory through the pain, guiding others through His Spirit to the answer that is always His love.

Cooking/Nutrition. I would love to own a healthy restaurant or cafe and if I weren’t a pastor could certainly see myself as a nutritionist or paleo chef, teaching others the beauty of His whole foods.

Writing. Man, I can sit in front of the novel I’m writing for hours, and I often do so, with a messy bun and a baggy sweater and endless coffee. And I just write. And it pours out of me when it’s being written, like my heart has a story to tell. Fiction is my strong suit, but I love blogging and journalism too.

Listening. Lydia is a name I’ve always loved for a girl. I have a childhood best friend named Lydia, but mostly because she is an important Biblical figure as a listener. “It is always better to listen than to speak.” I can CERTAINLY ramble and will talk your ear off if you let me and it will hopefully be interesting and not too boring, but I mostly love to listen and will gladly have you talk your ear off at me all day.

People. I’ve always been a people person, I’ve always been outgoing. I have a huge love for meeting new people and learning about new people and growing with new people– but there is no such thing as “old people.” If you are in my life, you are in my life and I believe that’s the way it should be. Im good at maintaining friendships and relationships because I care about people no matter what happens.


Ministry. I love writing sermons, I feel called to soak in and learn as much about ministry as I can, and I don’t know where the Lord is leading me with this calling as it has been topsy turvy especially the last few years but I know it will be to His glory and good name.


Acting. The thing I miss the most right now. From the ages of 6-9 I was set on being an actor for my whole life. My mom was looking into agents, I was such a serious little kid. Things changed quickly when it was put on my heart that this wasn’t the way the Lord was calling me to serve Him. I’ve continued the passion though but not this past year, and miss it a lot.


Minimalistic Life. My soul craves Jesus and that has brought so much LESS, like, clutter… I just see hills and water and real living, cottage life maybe, pencils and paper and boating and running and sun.

Business. It can be both positive and negative, but I do not procrastinate and love to be busy. I am always on the move and love it that way. I pray the Lord strengthens this through His Spirit only to move as He pushes.

Music. There is nothing like long drives with the right people and beautiful music. Literally nothing. I adore listening to music of all kinds, singing, playing piano, and worshipping through music and pray it is always a means through which I can praise my good Father.





image.jpegHi Friends!


The “worst” has happened (the “worst” being the “worst” in my piddly little human eyes).

I am sick to the point of being literally unable to do anything. Last night, I couldn’t even focus enough to read a book.

First, I want to reflect on a few ways I haven’t taken the best care of myself of late.

we’ll call this my sick selfie… I kept going from sweats to chills so I resorted to this with a billion blankets and one leg out.


  • Sunburn at the cottage last weekend. Yeah, I have a killer tan now, but not worth the effect on my health.
  • Overexertion? I work out every day and don’t like to miss days. I usually just do cardio and yoga, and while I know it would be HEALTHY for me to do strength training/calisthenics, there is a voice of “you’ll get too bulky.” (I know this is FALSE! And frankly REDUNDANT!) Any way the past week I’ve been incorporating glutes/arms/abs and it is FUN.
  • Eating too little/not varying food. My food passion and foodie brain would urge anyone to eat a huge variety of food. I mean, LOOK at all the food our Father gave us! There are nearly 2000 edible fruits created solely by God… He put them here for our consumption! Our physical bodies require all sorts of variation and nutrients to thrive at their best for a reason and it’s His reason. But me… my eating disorder of late often prevents me from eating much besides lean chicken, carrots and cucumber, organic peanut butter, oats, berries and banana, goat yogurt… I mean this is certainly not my disorder at its worst but saying that “it’s normal/okay to have bad days” is something I am in prayer about never saying again. I will not give the devil that sort of power.
  • Splenda and Coffee. When I was little, I hated water. I drank orange juice. When I was really sick, water was the main thing I consumed. Cora’s, the breakfast restaurant I work at, has such delicious coffee and it’s free and zero calories when just Splenda is added so my taste buds, and eating disorder, and energy levels, love it. It prevents me from drinking enough water and obviously the coffee dehydrates me– plus I am against Splenda for many reasons as it is man made crap and am prayerfully cutting it out.


  • Again, the variety in eating. This is a mentality that AFFECTS my physicality, and not vice versa. The more I understand and know my Lord the more I learn that He is truly capable of all things, including fully conquering my Ed so that I am fully living for Him. Cooking and eating as per my passion (I am OBSESSED with MasterChef Canada, who else watches? Who else LOVES every single person in Top 4? Who else thinks they’re rooting for Mary? No… Matthew? No Jeremy? No… Veronica? Anyway, I think that’s my order… except Mary, Matthew, and Jeremy are veeeery close, although I love Veronica too. Decisiveness is not a strong suit of mine). Where was I? OH, cooking. Yah, I literally take notes while I watch it and learn so much. It is incredible and while I’m confident I’ll be able to pursue this passion as I grow in Christ, I want to be able to in a way that also honours my passion for making whole, “God-derived” foods into complex deliciousness.


  • I forever belong to Jesus Christ and more importantly am a temple of His Holy Ghost. He blessed me with a love for/desire to know Him at a young age and I know that “first striving for the Kingdom” means my LIFE is Christ’s, and thus, everything I do I pray His Spirit takes over. The most prominent thing He is revealing to me recently is that saying that we cannot fully abide by the Spirit is the same thing as saying HE is not fully capable of dwelling in us… which is clearly not true, seeing as He is capable of all things.

I started feeling sick a few nights ago, anyway, and was burning up with a higher fever and worse migraine than I ever recall having. I couldn’t stop crying and my mom was just holding me! I couldn’t sleep, was dwelling in the pain, and after a few hours felt like an idiot and thought, WOW, well obviously I can pray for healing and talk to God about this, He is right here. Immediately I felt His arms and began praying, for healing in His name and by His will, for closer for relationship with Him and laying down my faults. I fell asleep quickly then.

The next morning I was determined to show up for my shift as I have never called in sick to work and never plan to. I texted my manager and asked if I could manage the food pass so I didn’t have to run around in case I was lightheaded and she said that would of course be fine. But this was still challenging as we had a hostess not show up and an extremely busy day, and I had 12 chits on my side at one point, trying to keep my cool. I’m the middle of the rush I knew I was going to be sick and ran to the bathroom. My co workers were incredibly caring, ensuring me the floor was okay and they would handle it, but I know what these shifts are like and that they were all bull rapping me and I worked another half hour before going home.

My fever rose all day and I spent time in the Word. I felt so antsy to work out and had so many urges to get up and run but knew that I of course didn’t have the energy. Instead, the more time I spent with my Saviour the more I grew, SO much. And this weekend of “my worst nightmare” turned into a time the Lord utilized so much to show me His love and that He is all that I need.

That time with Him and that time alone has made my desire for Splenda (which causes me nothing but stomachaches) seem crazy, my need to eat so stringently each day seem like the disorder it is, and any amount of time spent in line with anything but Christ seen for who the devil is.

He is capable of all things! And no matter the day, no matter the physical or earthly circumstance, “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Do you need some alone time with God? Always! We all do. Welcome His stirring.

MY THOUGHTS THURSDAY: The Nature of His Work


Man, I have been grateful all day that today is a Thoughts post because my heart has been intensely on fire lately and there is a lot the Spirit is calling me to blog about. I’m sure that’s about to come out in a haphazard blight form but it all needs to be said and done prayerfully and man he is pouring out of me lately.

A major thing He has been putting on my heart is willingness to sacrifice– anything. So often in this earth land we hear “life is too short not to do what you want.”

It always amazes me how our spirits are in their nature on the right track, but have been indented by this world.

No, life is too short not to devote every ounce to God. Hm, no, like it doesn’t mean anything if we aren’t in submission to His will and that is the only place of true, pure and unearthed joy, and He often takes us to the lowest of lows to be able to understand that and ultimately glorify His name.

So every person, thing, hobby, you name it in our lives, we need to be willing and ready to give to the Lord to be taken and dealt with if that is His will. And that if it is His will prevailing, it’s gonna be focused on the love– the love of all His people, creation, evident joy and kindness that reflects and is of Him alone! That doesn’t mean He desires all of our relationships and passions removed, but that isn’t the concern– the one concern must be His will. For all relationships and passions are failed without His being the root, reason, and the one moving and working.

The past week or so He has made remarkable imprints of joy and patience on my heart. “I WANT whatever you want, Lord. Fill me with your Spirit, cleanse my soul of what isn’t– I give my whole self to you. Take my flesh, I don’t want it! Work in my soul, make it yours and only yours! Lead me to whatever I need to do to grow only in you.” Long prayers such as this that Jesus has led me to in Word and Spirit. And these prayers have been so joyously answered. His Spirit has taken over so much more and filled holes that the devil had made that I hadn’t even recognized in mere days.

Have you ever conversed with someone, a Christian perhaps, whose words sort of make you tingle or frustrated with discomfort? Like, there’s something not right and the words seem like just words, perhaps repeated and forced. This doesn’t necessarily negate the pure heart of the person but it reflects a soul that hasn’t fully allowed Jesus to just take over and steer it all. These moments may certainly arise as our flesh and human selves are certainly capable of flowery language and self righteousness but only God can produce meaningful words and righteousness in Christ! Like understanding our weakness and sin is necessary in order to just allow the Lord to work but once that is recognized that’s it! He works. This doesn’t negate the devil’s work or desire do our hearts which is why our willingness to submission needs to be strong, but Christ’s Spirit can live out a perfect life because He already has. He always will. And He calls us as temples of His life and death to live that out in our time, bringing His Kingdom to this earth land that is His creation and living in the Truth of His Words.

In all my prayers, I am being brought to the willingness that food may need to be something that is not remotely a part of my life besides consuming it, at least for a time. He brought me to a revelation today as I was baking: I haven’t eaten a single thing I’ve baked in YEARS out of fear, but I bake all the time. I also love cooking and spicing food elaborately and serving others, but eat very simply and repetitively myself. I believe in the depths of my spirit that He has called me to a food passion in order to glorify and praise and magnify Him but that that may never be possible if it isn’t rid of my life for a time in order to let Him fully have that area. I’m not fully clear if this is the case, but I need to be so willing to know that the devil has no reign over food in my life. This needs to be the place my soul finds itself in EVERY SINGLE aspect of this “earth life” so that our Lord is only only only.

I keep praying and letting His love abound, and He is so good, capable of all things, of filling me up when I am least expecting it and wrapping His arms around me in love, taking me as I am but desiring I step only more into His Truth. This is all that makes me JOYFUL FOR EVERY DAY.

It also has been on my heart to share a few friends with you, for I can’t keep their blogs to myself. I haven’t actually met any of these beautiful people but would love to and really relate to them.

  1. Josee Foster.
  2. Hungry Haley.
  3. Melanie Murphy, particularly this.
  4. Blonde Pancake.

Also woke up to see that over 1000 different readers are currently reading my blog (1081) and that it had over 6000 views (6553) since I started it nearly a year ago. Super cool!


Hello hello!!
My study this morning led me to Romans 8, which I come back to often. I wrote time ago in my Bible “most raw, affecting words” beside this passage:

5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

This entire Chapter God has led me to in an incredible starting place in my relationship with Him. Starting my day with it and giving the rest up to Him left me in awe of His love.

I usually set an alarm quite early before I work, as sometimes breakfast takes me a long time, but today that worry was not whatsoever on my mind. No one could rush my time with the Lord and I could have skipped breakfast without noticing or thinking of it– though I didn’t. For me that lack of food care is a huge milestone, and I praise the Lord for His drawing me to Him so in line with my prayers.
Breakfast any way was fantastic: a big bowl of oats with cacao peanut butter, banana, and blueberries. Not out of the ordinary but great.

image.jpegMy stomach was still growling after so I grabbed a handful of carrots and had them with peanut butter for a quick snack.

Work was slow paced today, but really lovely. I work with awesome, funny people and love weekday shifts because it gives more opportunity for interacting with customers which I love. After the shift, I had the omelet I had with Haylie last week for lunch. I’ve been eating more at work lately and it is no longer a challenge. It’s an egg white omelet with spinach, mushrooms, and goat cheese and it is delicious.
After work, I went home and had only a few hours to prepare for my interview at Starbucks. My mom helped me out by running through some questions with me– she’s the best– and I was giddily nervous. I can’t explain how much I would love to work at Starbucks. Before the interview, I had a cucumber with peanut butter for a quick snack.
I feel the interview went really well! The manager was wonderful, so laid back and genuine and caring. We bonded over a lot of things and my nerves were calmed very quickly. I had spent a lot of time in prayer beforehand and that the Spirit would be at work in my talking and His warmth and grace abounded.
After the interview, I met Daniella at another Starbucks (LOL) and had a soy cappuccino. Daniella is literally like my sister and not having seen her all weekend was weird, like genuinely feels like something missing, so seeing her today was a necessity. As always, our time together was so wholesome and we were both so bubbly and crazy talkative and laughy and hyped on coffee. “I love this person.”
I really did not want to eat anything when I got home but knowing my hunger cues are off and that I can’t forgo dinner I had a few slices of deli turkey and carrots with peanut butter before homework and more time in the Word.
Looking back at this, it definitely seems like an awful lot of peanut butter. And while I certainly can’t call peanut butter something I’ve feared as I even ate it in tiny– and I mean like 1/2 tsp tiny– amounts when I was at my worst, it is definitely not “good” in the enemy’s eyes. It is an overt fat and therefore “too much of it will make me fat.” But it is my favourite food, one of the few things my body actually craves, and my body, designed by the Lord, knows it’s needs while a media driven eating disorder knows nothing. So disclaimer, this is not giving in to a safe food but rate he incorporating my favourite food, something that IS sort of scary, when I feel like it.

All in all, today was a blessing, and after some online course work I’m looking forward to more time in prayer. Blessings all around.

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Today’s Randomness

image“I Beat Anorexia.” Today on the bus, I sat near this overweight man who was talking quite obnoxiously and loudly about thin people and putting them in a box. A girl near him very politely started talking about something on his shirt, saying that it was offensive and educating him on eating disorders. It was only when I got off at my stop that I saw his shirt, a logo that bothers me so much: “I beat anorexia.” These are “joke” shirts designed for “fat” people– I didn’t think anyone actually wore them. When I first made my cassiescookery Instagram account and blog, they were centred completely around my recovery from anorexia. I posted 5+ times a day (all my meals and snacks) and recapped vividly how the meal went/what I struggled with + tried to be positive and motivational for others recovering. I had over 1k followers and felt like I was helping at least a few people.
I probably wasn’t.
Documenting my food intake and the way the meal went was not helpful for me at that time at all, because my brain was still mostly eating disorder. At first, I would be embarrassed to share that I was able to finish a meal without anxiety– my head didn’t like that. It was only ok with me sharing “this was horrible and I hate food and I’m never eating again.”
Now, that feels like a million years ago. I know that I need to eat but my primary focus now and forever is allowing God to fill me up so that His will is all I desire– and He might be needing me to completely discard my food PASSION to fully recover from the disordered OBSESSION so that I can properly do that. I’m praying about it a lot.

Lunch with Anne. The community pastor at the seminary is an incredible woman. She is open, relatable, and has such a vibrant heart that so reflects the Lord. I was blessed that she asked me to lunch today and talked with me about what’s been on my heart, and I was able to be so open. She told me that the seminary’s really been taking in what my fellow students and I have been saying, and also gave me some beautiful insights on education as cataylism. It was such a blessing!

Children and Dance. My dance classes went so well today! My jazz class’s choreography looks so great, and ballet does too. I also finally remembered to bring my kids stickers, as they love them and hate when I forget. I feel that is a major reflection of how full and vibrant Christ has been in me lately– He’s provided. And shown me that sometimes He gives one of us a certain provision to bring peace to another that is struggling and vice versa, a beautiful reflection of His grace. Also, my ballet kids ran up to me and all group hugged me the second they saw me and it burned my sunburn more than I can even explain. I also had no choice but to have a cold shower today✌️.

Corssing the Street Man. I was near my uni today crossing the street, and on quite a few occasions have been crossing around the same time as a man who has some sort of disability and always freaks out like a little kid about crossing the street, shouting for strangers’ help. I’ve always seen so much beauty in those who regard strangers, and love when these opportunities arise. I always found that “crossing the street man” makes my day. Today he took things a little far and was a bit innappropriate, but a couple of guys helped me out and I ended up having good conversations all around.

Starbucks Interview. I finally got a call from a Starbucks today about an interview and am so excited! I feel so called to a position like this and am praying about it and how God wants to use me, that His will might be my way.

Messaging Sara. Sara is all the way in Hreece with her grandmother, and it is INCREDIBLE to hear how God is working in here. Here’s one of the beautiful things she messaged me today:

Chloe. Chloe came over tonight and we literally spent hours just laughing together. Frigg I love this lady. She also put aloe Vera all over my sun burn for me. If that’s not true friendship I don’t know what is.

Calling Johnny. No matter what is going on with him/me, just the sound of his voice is so comforting and always makes me want to just be with him. Despite him having his own crap today, he listened wonderfully to all mine, and the more I love Jesus the more He’s bringing me to a place of unconditional loving, lack of judgement, and just being a support, and I’m blessed to know the same from my fav man.

Time in the Word. Today I read most of the book of Ezra and left with a lot of questions and needing a lot of prayer time. The Word is the greatest place to be.





MOTIVATION MONDAY: Rejuvinate and Recharge

Happy May 24 to fellow Canadians and the Brits😜
I spent this weekend at Laura’s cottage, and it was an amazing and relaxing time.
We drove out Saturday evening, and the drive was beautiful. All back roads past farm lands, huge fields, and country music the whole way. I would call drives like this with great people one of my favourite things about earth life. For a lot of the drive we just sang along to the radio, because country 104 always has one great song after another, and for a lot of it we talked. Never about other people and only about life, cuz that’s just the way we flow. And let me tell you, the Holy Spirit was so present and working in our conversation. Laura’s not necessarily Christian, but her curiousity about the religion and all that we talked about the world and its evil and the shortness of life so reflected Him. You’re pretty amazin Lo.
When we got to the cottage, I immediately felt like I’d been there before (disclaimer: I haven’t). Laura’s hilarious and beautiful mom greeted us right away, and I took in the cottage that, while it looks nothing like mine, FELT like mine. Laura’s cottage was also built by her Oma and opa, and so her opa was up with us too, who also reminded me of my opa. When Laura walked through the door she said “smells like cottage!” excitedly, and that is ALWAYS the first thing we say at my cottage. Her cottage doesn’t smell like mine, but the smell made me feel at home the same way.
The red cottage is pretty much right on a private beach of Lake Huron, and the water is stunning. While my cottage is on a little lake whose water is dark blue rather than the sea-green of Huron, putting our toes in the water had the same feel as doing so at Papineau. Laura’s dad was so excited to take us for a motor boat ride, SO reminded me of the way my dad gets about the motor boat. Boating is one of my favourite things in the whole wide world, and despite the fact that it was freezing, that boat ride was probably my favourite part of the trip. We ventured out to the furthest visible point, and saw a group of 18-20 year olds chillin on the beach. I noticed automatically a huge wooden cross beside their docks and near the buildings. Laura told me that it was a Christian camp she’d gone to for years, and that the group of people waving at us were probably Leaders in Training or Councillors, a job she once thought she’d maybe take on. She explained how much she LOVED the camp, and I explained how much I’d LOVE to literally run something like that one day, on a lake, in an area like my cottage, with a cafe. 😉

Coming back and having a campfire with both Laura’s parents and her opa meant reminiscing about a lot of cottage memories. Laura bursted into a prayer I know, “Thank-you Loooord for giving us food, our daily bread we will be fed.” A million memories of years gone by came flooding back and so many of them similar to my cottage memories and we all agreed, the cottage makes everything timeless. You feel so insignificant looking out at such a huge body of water, remembering that this lake still would be a speck in the scheme of an ocean, or the whole earth. And that the earth is just a speck itself.

No, our brains are not designed to process those God-given realities.

I gots a lil–ok, a lot– lobstery-red.

The next day brought sunshine, wind, and coffee. A mug of coffee and apple peanut butter oatmeal in the morning was the best way to start the day. Laura and I laid out on the front porch in the sunniest spot for hooours, and soon I mustered up the courage to have a drink. It has been so so long since I’ve drank, partly because I’ve grown to the see the lack of godliness in drinking away my inhibitions and partly still yes, because calories terrify me. But when offered a drink I know in my heart that I wouldn’t say no if it weren’t for the numbers plaguing me, and so I debated for a long time what to have, prayed, talked to Laura. I’ve written about Laura before and how she is one of few people that I can so comfortably and without filter talk about the thoughts that are sometimes still big, and she has been a HUGE blessing in my life because of that and throughout this whole trip. Finally I made a raspberry vodka and orange juice. The amount gave me a little buzz which made me think you had more calories than you thought, but I quickly dismissed those thoughts and just enjoyed my drink, the sun, and favourite country song after favourite country song. Ah, it was so wonderful.

The beach was pretty cold and windy, but we laid out there for a bit too, often talking, often sleeping. The sound of waves is undeniably my favourite sound in the world (are you getting the hint that I love cottages? Are there any that are also right by a big city like New York or Toronto that I could move to?).
For dinner Laura and I tried a new veggie burger that was really good. I’d eaten some veggies with peanut butter in the aft which is nothing out of the ordinary for me, but the patty had a few fillers and I ate a WHITE bun– fillers and white flour, two things I haven’t conquered for a while. Praise the Lord for filling my head with His goodness, for that whole day He really did.
After reading, watching some hockey, laughing tons more with the fam and an oatmeal snack, we had another fire on the beach, which is when I reeeally noticed by sunburn. I promise, it’ll turn to a tan in a few days…
Today was much the same. A walk along the beach, tanning, reading. We drove home in the evening and watched the Bachelorette at my house– there are so many actors/fakes this season it’s hilarious. But I also love JoJo, so I’m really rooting for her.

All in all, this weekend has been beautiful. I’ve been prayerful all weekend and each peaceful moment with my Lord brought me clarity and something new, and seeing more of His creation continually reveals to me my weakness, my insignificance, the fact that this short earth-life will never be about me and will always be about Him and His indescribable Love and that is the only blessing. Woooooohooooooo

If you are like me, you may struggle with relaxation. With feeling like you “deserve” to sit back and unwind. The reality is– none of us really “deserve” it, but it’s a privilege and a beautiful gift that when taken to soak in the Lord’s goodness and grow in His nature is so necessary.


MY THOUGHTS THURSDAY: Some Recipes from This Week

Hi Pumpkins! (channeling my friend Chloe who frequently calls people vegetables or fruits but I don’t think it worked for me)

Today is a good day! I’m not saying that I’ve had a good day… I mean I have, but today. Is. A. Good. Day. God is good always and knows your situation and meets you where you are. Meet Him!

Today I wanna share some of the recipes I’ve been playing around with! The first is for the vegan donuts seen on my Instagram:



This is not completely my own recipe– I tweaked the donut recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook by Lindsay Landis, who also has a beautiful blog that I have been loving for some time.

I tweaked it vegan for my little sister and changed some of the toppings, so here is my version, which, by the way, went over quite well:


1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 1/4 teaspoons (one package) active dry yeast
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 1/3 cup cold water and chilled in fridge for 10 minutes
3/4 cup organic coconut oil
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

To prepare doughnuts, combine the almond milk and sugar in a small bowl. In another small bowl, pla e yeast and water and leave for 5 minutes or until frothy.
In a small bowl, whisk together the “flax egg” and coconut oil. Combine all three mixtures in one bowl and mix well. Add the flour and salt. Using a stand mixer, mix on high speed about 10 minutes, or until dough comes together. Knead until dough is consistent, adding more flour if necessary.

Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave to sit until doubled in size, about one hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough. Cut donut shapes using circle or donut cutters and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-18 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

To make glaze, combine 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar with 1/4-1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or to desired consistency. Top with cinnamon sugar and serve warm or cold.


These were completely off the top of my head as a birthday gift to my lovely friend Laura. So much fun to make!



1 cup almond milk mixed with 1 T vinegar

1/3 cup natural peanut butter

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup cacao powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

In large bowl, curdle almond milk and vinegar with fork. Melt peanut butter in microwave if necessary, to a liquidy consistency. Stir into almond milk. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Separate among 12 baking cups in muffin tray. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes; transfer to wire rack to cool.

For frosting:

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup cacao powder

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup almond milk

Sift powdered sugar. Add almond milk and stir. Gradually combine with cacao powder and peanut butter to desired consistency. For thinner frosting, add more almond milk; for thicker, add more powdered sugar. Frost cupcakes and top each with one square almond dark chocolate.

Opposedly, these can both easily be made non-vegan! Whatever tickles ur fancy