Your Freezer is Your Best Friend

Vegan Lemon Sice Loaf seen on Social CTV

I join the crew on The Social CTV to talk about how to use your freezer to keep things fresh and lasting longer.

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Lemon, Seed & Spice Loaf

Servings 1 loaf


  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • ¾ cup honey warmed if too thick
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • cup melted coconut oil +extra for greasing
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon, zested & juiced
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • cup spelt or all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp ground anise or cardamom
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease pan with coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, stir together wet ingredients with lemon zest and seeds. Set aside for a few minutes to thicken.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk remaining dry ingredients together.
  • Stir dry into wet ingredients until just combined. The batter will be on the runny side but don’t worry.
  • If wanting to add frozen wild blueberries, fold into batter now.
  • Pour into greased pan and bake 30–40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Put it in a Pesto


  • blender, food processor or mortal & pestal


  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼-½ cup nuts/seeds
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan, pecorino Romano, or nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 cups packed- chopped mixed herbs and/or greens
  • ½-⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • lemon juice to taste


  • In a blender, food processor or a mortar and pestle, purée garlic with cheese and nuts. Add in herbs and/or greens and continue to process, blend or mash to desired consistency.
  • Drizzle in the olive oil while processing to incorporate.
  • Add the salt and pepper, taste and adjust seasoning if needed. 

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