I'm on a mission to feed everyone delicious vegan desserts, without ever compromising on taste or values.

Hey there, I'm Christina

Welcome to Addicted to Dates and thank you so much for being here.

I’m the recipe developer, food photographer and content creator behind everything you see here on the blog  (which happens to be mostly dessert recipes, yay!). I also have a background in Culinary Arts.

I first adopted a plant-based diet in 2015, and immediately began experimenting with recipes and creating veganized versions of my favourite dishes. I have a background in Culinary Arts, and it is my goal to use my training and experience to create the best possible vegan recipes for you to enjoy.

What you'll find here on Addicted to Dates

Whether you’re looking for wholesome date and maple sweetened snacks or decadent desserts you’ll find them here. You’ll learn how to make all of your favourite desserts, but vegan! 

All of my recipes are made using plant-based ingredients and there are lots of gluten-free options here too. If you are gluten-sensitive or if you have or know someone with a nut-allergy for example, you can use the recipe index to easily filter out those recipes! I want to make it as easy as possible for you to find exactly what you are looking for. 

Expect to find everything from classics like my vegan Italian meringue buttercream and creamy dairy-free ice cream, mouth watering celebration cakes to pantry staple vegan banana bread and easy no-bake treats. Oh, and there’s the odd savoury recipe thrown in here and there!

christina leopold decorating a cake in the kitchen.

What's with the name, Addicted to Dates?

When I first went vegan, I found myself trying so many different foods that in the past I would overlook. I was fascinated by how versatile the humble date is. I used dates to form the base of my very first vegan brownie recipe, and I’ve been hooked ever since!

P.S. If dates aren’t really your thing, don’t worry! There are desserts sweetened with lots of different ingredients here on the blog.

“Food is an incredible way to bring people together. I encourage you to share your creations with as many friends, family members and work colleagues as possible.”

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