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Homemade Delicious Vegan Carrot Cake

When flax seed is used in this recipe, it is high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.  We chose not to put any icing on it to decrease the sugar content.  Enjoy as a perfect end to your Christmas dinner!


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 tbsp flax meal (ground flax seed)
  • 9 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/3 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (cut into small pieces)


  1. In a small bowl whisk flax meal with water until mixture is gooey and all flax meal is combined well in water
  2. In a medium bowl mix vegetable oil with brown sugar, then add flax meal mixture and vanilla extract and mix well (You can use a blender to mix these ingredients faster)
  3. In another medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon (dry ingredients)
  4. Add a little bit of the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients until it is all combined well and all of dry ingredient mixture is added to wet ingredients.
  5. Then add carrots and walnuts mix well
  6. Pour batter into baking sheet (10 x 10)
  7. Bake in oven at 350 F for 35 min

Serves: 6-8

Prep Time and Cook Time: 60 min

Allergen Warning – this recipe contains gluten.

The spices in this cider have numerous health benefits. Star anise is used for relieving digestive ailments such as abdominal cramps, bloating, belching, constipation, gas, indigestion and stomach aches.  Cinnamon is used to reduce inflammation, relieves indigestion, and improves blood sugar levels. Cloves are anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.  They are high in manganese and are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Nutmeg is also anti-bacterial and good for the heart.


Spiced Apple Cider


  • 2 L apple cider
  • 3-4 all spice berries
  • 2 star anise
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (or 1 tsp of ground cinnamon)
  • 1 orange


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on medium-high heat (except orange)
  2. Cut orange in half and squeeze the juice of half of the orange in the saucepan
  3. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until all the spices have released their flavor (approx 30 min)

Serves: 8

Prep Time and Cook Time: 35 min

recipe courtesy of my dear friend sheeva!

Baby Food – Apple Rice Cereal


  • 1/2 apple (I use red gala or pink lady apples) finely grated (use the side of the grater with the smallest holes)
  • 2 tbsp organic brown rice cereal (The brand Plum makes a good one)
  • warm water, formula, or breast milk to desired consistency
  • tiny pinch of cinnamon


  • Mix all ingredients well and serve immediately