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The November Cupcake of the Month

November 2, 2012

Our cupcake of the month is… Pumpkin with Roasted Cinnamon Icing!

This fall-inspired cupcake captures all of the flavours of the season, and as the temperatures drop, it will be sure to make you feel warm and cozy inside. This decadent dessert pairs rich pumpkin cake with a swirl of whipped roasted cinnamon frosting. We bet you won’t be able to eat just one!

Our feature cupcakes are baked in our nut-free bakery, and of course are dairy free, egg free, free of preservatives and refined sugars. Read about all of the other great qualities of our desserts by clicking here.

These are available now at select locations and, as always, by direct order with us.

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Sweets Fans Speak – Jolice Bonnick

October 29, 2012

My name is Jolice Bonnick, and I’m a 49 year old mother of two adult daughters. I live in Scarborough, and have for a long time. I have always wanted to eat healthy, and be creative with healthy foods. I became a vegan 16 years ago, I educate myself on how to eat healthy foods, and I buy organic and 95% gluten-free. I read, use the internet, listen to experts, and take courses and seminars. I never gave up because I believe in perseverance. Being on Twitter has given me more knowledge by following the best in Toronto.

Every morning I meditate on the day; what am I going to do, eat, and make?
One morning, I thought about making a raw cheesecake, but how? I thought of tofu, but what would I use with the tofu? I also thought about crust, but I didn’t want to use the regular, obvious crust, so I opened my cupboard and looked at all the goodies I had. Then I saw cookies (Sweets from the Earth cookies)… and so happy, happy, happy I was.

I was on my way to making cheesecake. It was Thanksgiving, and I wanted to bring something different and healthy to my family’s home for dessert.  My cheesecake was ready the night before. When we went to my Auntie’s home, I was a bit nervous because my family doesn’t eat how I eat, but when they tried the cheesecake it was gone in no time.

Now my Aunt wants me to make one for her this week, and my girlfriend ordered one to take to Jamaica. For her birthday, she drove to my house for a second piece, and her husband and kids said, “Jolice is good.” My daughter (who is skeptical of my healthy cooking) said, “it actually tasted good, mom.” I felt good!

Now I’m excited to use Sweets from the Earth cookies to make healthy desserts, and so can you!!

Thank you,

Jolice

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The October Cupcake of the Month

October 1, 2012

Our cupcake of the month is… the Coconut Cream Cupcake, with a smooth coconut centre and a swirl of decadent frosting and toasted coconut on top.

These to-die-for treats are the perfect marriage of pie and cupcake! They are made in our nut-free bakery, and are of course, dairy free, egg free, free of preservatives and refined sugars, and possess all of the other great qualities of our desserts.

These are available starting TODAY at select locations, and as always, by direct order with us.

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Trick or Treat!

October 1, 2012

Hand out a sweet snack that every trick-or-treater will love this year (parents included!).

Here’s our terrifyingly good deal for you this Halloween:

Get 50 Sweets from the Earth organic spelt chocolate chip cookies
Individually wrapped and labeled
For only $20.00 + tax

Place your order TODAY by calling us directly

Valid on pick-up orders only placed before October 28th, for pick-up between            October 29th – 31st

Happy Halloween!

*this special offer cannot be combined with any discount card or program.

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Come and say hello!

September 28, 2012

We are really excited to see friends, old and new, at The Gluten Free Expo this coming weekend in Oakville.

We will have LOTS of our GLUTEN FREE sweet treats that you know about, and, will also be letting you try our NEW, line of gluten free bread!

We will also of course have our walnut brownies, flourless cashew cookies, our espresso cheesecakes and chocolate cakes and all of our bars and squares.

We cannot wait to see you – bring your reusable bags and stock up for school lunches, work snacks and weekend treats!

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And the winner is…

September 28, 2012

We are thrilled to announce that Josette Garoufallis is the official winner of the Name the Cookie Contest we held at the Vegetarian Food Festival in Toronto,  earlier in September. She is not only going to receive a signed copy of Doug McNish’s cookbook, but is also going to be enjoying $100 worth of Sweets From the Earth treats! Thank you to all who participated, there were so many great names!

 

We hope you all enjoy The Cosmic Cookie, a chewy almond cookie orbiting a dense fudge centre that was created by our team and vegan chef, Doug McNish. They are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and low glycemic – and super delicious!

Until they are available widely, we will be taking direct orders for Cosmic Cookies beginning October 15th through our bakery.

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Veggielicious Specials

September 25, 2012

Veggielicious has begun! Call in and arrange to pick up your specials. We have both nut free and gluten free packages available, both of which are, of course, dairy free, egg free, and free of preservatives and refined sugars.When you order our Gluten Free Special, you’ll receive a box of our Flourless Cashew Cookies, a Chocolate Chewy Nut Bar, a Caramel Pecan Bar, two Walnut Brownies, a  Caramel Almond Shortbread, and a Peppermint Nanaimo Bar.

When you order our Nut Free Special, you’ll receive a small Chocolate Fudge Cake square, a small Spiced Carrot Cake square, a Chocolate Chip Cookie, an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, a Double Chocolate Cookie, an Organic Medjool Date Square, and a four-pack of Cupcakes (you choose the flavours!)

Each special will cost you only $15.00 + tax, so call us now and place your order. You know you want one…or two…or three. Our products freeze well, so this is a great opportunity to stock up.

PLUS, you can get a sneak peek of next month’s feature cupcake, Coconut Cream, before it launches officially next month!

 

 

 

 

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Sweet Talking Tuesdays – Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp

September 18, 2012

Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp has been working in the office at Sweets from the Earth since  June. She spends most of her non-working hours illustrating, crocheting, hanging out at home with her husband and adopted cat, and volunteering with the Toronto Vegetarian Association.

1. What is your favourite Sweets from the Earth product? Why?

I’m having a hard time picking just one. My favourites are probably the blueberry tart, the vanilla bean cheesecake, and the flourless cashew cookies. I moved to Toronto about three years ago, and discovered the cheesecake almost immediately. I’ve since served it to many omnivores who couldn’t tell the difference and loved it just as much as I do. After trying some of the other products, like the blueberry tart, I remember thinking that I might like to try to get a job at Sweets from the Earth someday, and now here I am!

2. Do you follow any special diets?

I’ve been vegetarian for about twenty years and vegan for about six. If it doesn’t contain an animal product, it’s fair game.

3. What do you love most about working with Sweets from the Earth?

I like working with people who share a lot of the same values I do, but I think the biggest perk is getting to try all of the delicious creations that come out of the bakery.

4. What is your guilty pleasure?

I watch way more TV than I think I should, and I’m a little embarrassed by how much I enjoy Project Runway and HGTV. I could go on, but I think I’d better not.

5. If you had enough money to retire right now, what would you do?

I’d love to explore the world. My husband and I spent three months traveling around Asia this spring, and it would have been great to extend the trip.

6. Did you have to make major changes to adjust to a veg/vegan lifestyle?

It was very easy for me to go vegetarian, but going vegan always seemed a little daunting and I was worried about living a life without things like cheese, yogurt, and baked goods. Once I realized that I could still enjoy the same flavours and textures with products like Daiya, Amande, and of course the baked goods from places like Sweets from the Earth, it wasn’t difficult at all. If anything, I think I eat a more diverse diet now than I did before I stopped eating animal products, and I’ve gained a much greater appreciation of eating whole foods.

7. What is your favourite thing to do on your down time?

I love to make things with my hands. Lately, I’ve been crocheting a lot, but I also knit, draw, paint, and cook.

8. What types of things do you do as a volunteer for the Toronto Vegetarian Association?

I volunteer sometimes as part of the Saturday Resource Centre crew, and I’ve also tabled at events, helped out at the annual Vegetarian Food Festival, and illustrated things like the directory and event posters. Right now, I’m organizing an event called Veggielicious, which is in its second year. For two weeks, beginning on September 24th, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries around the GTA will offer special deals. Over thirty locations are participating, including The Big Carrot, Fresh, One Love Vegetarian, Sadie’s Diner, Vegetarian Haven, and of course Sweets from the Earth, which will be offering two great samplers. You can find out all the details at Veggielicious.ca, where you can also find out how to win $100 worth of Sweets from the Earth products!

 

 

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See you at the 28th Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival!

September 6, 2012

If you couldn’t tell from our twitter feed and our facebook page, we are really excited to see friends, old and new, at The Vegetarian Food Fair this coming weekend to Harbourfront inToronto.

We will have LOTS of our sweets treats that you know about, and, will of course have our cupcake of the month, but here are we have a few NEW, sweet, natural and sinfully delicious desserts for you to enjoy. Here are 5 of our show surprises:

1. nut-free, Vegan Croissants

2. gluten-free Hello Dolly squares

3. gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies and Double Chocolate Cookies

4. gluten-free Biscotti

5. a chewy almond cookie with dense fudge centre made in collaboration with Chef Doug McNish – and yes, Doug will be joining us at our booth over the weekend as well!

We cannot wait to see you – bring your reusable bags and stock up for school lunches, work snacks and weekend treats!

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It’s September!

September 4, 2012

Our cupcake of the month is…..Himalayan Crystal Salted Caramel! A vanilla cupcake with a ring of caramel frosting surrounding a pool of salted caramel, sprinkled with Himalayan pink crystal salt and cinnamon. 

 

 

Our muffin of the month is….Apple Cinnamon! Apple cinnamon batter stuffed with apple chunks and a  crunchy cinnamon sugar topping.

 
 

 

Both of these Sweets from the Earth treats are made in our nut-free bakery, and are of course, dairy free, egg free, free of preservatives and refined sugars, and all of the other great qualities of our desserts.

These are available starting today at select locations, and as always, by direct order with us.

 

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