Fresh Inspiration

July on Cape Breton Island has been defined by beautiful days of warmth  and sunshine, broken up by a handful of rainy days… and our organic gardens here at Cabot Shores are loving it! Thanks to the hard work of our garden-to-table interns, who faithfully weed, water and tend the plots on a daily basis,  …

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Vegan, Gluten & Sugar-free Chocolate Truffles

Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles – Vegan, Gluten & Sugar-free   Ingredients: 1 ½ cup Chopped dates, softened in a small bowl of 1/2c hot water (30 min) 1 cup Tahini (sesame paste) or Almond butter ¼ – ½ cup Cocoa powder (add more or less depending on how bitter you want the truffles) 1 cup Unsweetened dried shredded coconut …

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Cabot Shores Featured on HappyCow.net Newsletter!

HappyCow is the best online directory for vegans and vegetarians on where to find restaurants, stores, and even resorts that cater to their diet. I am an avid user of this directory; and being a vegan myself I can say how hard it can be to find restaurants that have better-than-salad quality options for my dietary preference. I am honored …

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Spring recipes from the Vegetarian Kitchen

Spring has finally sprung here on Cape Breton and along with the first garden and wild greens have also come a series of guests who observe a gluten-free diet.
Rice cakes for breakfast go only so far until they become oh so boring. So I finally screwed up my courage and attempted to bake a loaf of gluten-free bread. Just reading the ingredient list is a challenge: xanthan gum? tapioca flour? potato starch? Never mind where I might find these on this island that at times feels like it’s located at the end of the world…
But after a bit of research […]