Grannys vegan raisin spice cake recipe on Rosette Fair Trade (featured image alt 2)
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Granny’s (vegan) raisin spice cake

This vegan raisin spice cake from my Granny is from the 1940s. It’s vegan, but that’s totally on accident. In the 1940s, on account of scarcity brought on by the war, folks learned how to make all sorts of treats without rationed things like fresh eggs and butter. This is one of those recipes, and it’s just as delicious today as it was back then! And what a happy discovery it was when I realized that this spice cake is vegan! The trick to this cake is that you cook…

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Homemade shawarma spice seasoning (recipe) by Rosette Fair Trade
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Homemade shawarma spice recipe

Homemade shawarma spice is that ingredient in your kitchen that you didn’t know you needed. I’m in Ottawa, and that’s important, because we’re talking about shawarma today. Ottawa has been called the shawarma capital of the world (which seems a little rude to our friends in Lebanon, who gave us the delicious treat in the first place, after all). In any case, I do think it’s safe to say that the fine folks of Ottawa-Gatineau have a plethora of shawarma restaurants to choose from, and we know the good, the…

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Vegan chocolate chip pancakes recipe featuring fairtrade and organic ingredients on Rosette Fair Trade
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Vegan chocolate chip pancakes (recipe)

You may wonder why I’m posting a recipe for (vegan) chocolate chip pancakes now, of all times. And it’s a fair question! For me, pancakes are synonymous with warm, weekend mornings. They conjure up images of a family brunch taking place in a sunny kitchen, while the birds are chirping outside the open window. Maybe that’s because during the summers of my youth, we often had pancake Saturdays, and they were extra special when there were chocolate chips involved! Technically, you can make these pancakes without chocolate chips, but why…

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Fairtrade vegan snacks guide from Rosette Fair Trade, featuring dried mangoes, granola and more
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Fair trade vegan snacks guide

At Rosette Fair Trade, vegan snacks are important to us! I mean, all snacks are important to us, to be honest. Snacks are a very important part of life! But those among us who are avoiding animal products, whether it be due to sensitivities or for ethical reasons, tend to have an especially tough time finding appropriate munchies. So today we’re going to talk about fair trade vegan snacks, many of which you can find right on the store for your convenience, but others that you can probably also find…

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Vegan coconut granola recipe using fairtrade and local ingredients on the Rosette Fair Trade blog and online store
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Vegan coconut granola recipe

It was actually really tough to part with this vegan coconut granola recipe. It’s been my chef’s secret for years, and it makes me look like a super amazing cook every time I pull out homemade granola. But did you know that making granola at home is actually pretty easy? If you’re not feeling up to the task, no problem; we also sell it ready-made! And for those of us who are a little more kitchen-savvy, it’s a total piece of cake! So because you know and love fair trade…

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Homemade garam masala spice blend recipe (vegan) with cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns, nutmeg, coriander, cumin and cloves
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Homemade garam masala recipe (spice blend)

In celebration of Earth Day, I wanted to feature only vegan recipes on the blog during April. Since homemade garam masala is both easy and vegan, it was a total no-brainer! When you’re cooking vegan, spices are crucial! You don’t have animal products (such as many fats and salty foods like cheese) to help add to the flavour. You also don’t necessarily have any assurance that pre-packaged spice blends will be vegan! So putting together your own spices is a safe and easy way to spice up your vegan dishes.…

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Vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe on Rosette Fair Trade online store
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Vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe

What’s better than delicious, vegan chocolate chip cookies? Delicious, vegan chocolate chip cookies made with fair trade ingredients, of course! Vegan foods help us to reduce our dependency on industrial animal farming, which is harmful to animals, people and the planet. While I’m not necessarily going to preach veganism from every roof top (after all, I sell dairy-based chocolate), I do think it’s a good idea to incorporate more plant-based foods into our diets because everyone wins! And of course, this is a great opportunity to support ethical consumption (including…

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