Our sweet owner and chief baker, Ilana Kadonoff, has been vegan for much of her life. It was her love of delicious sweets that inspired her to start Sweets from the Earth in the first place. Any treats that look or sound tasty, or which she remembers as being incredibly delicious, she can make taste just as good (and often even better) with all natural, plant-based, GMO-free ingredients.

Challah Standard Braided -Loaf-lo-resWhich brings us to her original recipe, vegan Challah. We can all agree that there’s nothing better than warm challah, and after giving up the egg bread recipe she enjoyed as a child, Ilana spent months in the kitchen experimenting with recipes, until the glorious day on which it was perfected. As with all our baking, our Challah is Kosher Pas Yisroel, vegan, and this special bread is also organic, sesame-free, and baked in our nut-free facility in Toronto.

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. Challah is not available year-round, but may be special-ordered directly from us and picked up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.


There’s a good reason we all scream for ice cream!

Ice cream’s origin dates back as far as the second century. Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavoured with honey and nectar, and Nero Claudius Caesar loved his snow treats flavoured with fruit and juices. Marco Polo returned to Italy from his travels with a recipe that resembled sherbet, and in England, Charles I enjoyed a similar treat called “Cream Ice.” The recipe has evolved throughout history, and we’re continuing to mix it up with our fresh and simple creation!

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The secret recipe:

  1. Freeze your ripe bananas. This frozen fruit will be the base of your ice cream! No dairy, no gluten, no added sugars. Slice or break into small even pieces and place in the freezer in an airtight container for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible. 1 large banana makes about 2 servings.
  2. Blend or process your frozen bananas. Take your frozen bananas from the freezer and transfer into a blender or food processor until completely smooth. You might need to stop to wipe down the sides to make sure it’s all mixed in evenly.
  3. Add your dough into the mix. When your bananas are completely smooth, now is the time to add your cookie dough chunks into the blender or food processor. Blend for a couple of seconds only to mix it throughout your bananas.
  4. Freeze until solid (or don’t!). Transfer your mixture into an airtight container and place it in the freezer until it’s solid. If you just can’t wait, you can enjoy it right out of the blender or food processor as a soft serve consistency.
  5. Enjoy!

Tips + tricks:

  • Sub out some or all of the bananas for frozen mangos!
  • Try different doughs! We make a gluten-free chocolate chip, double chocolate, and walnut brownie batter, and nut-free organic ginger molasses, chocolate chip, and double chocolate.
  • Try different sweets! Swap the dough for crumbled cake or loaf.

Mix it Up is a series we created to share new and creative ways to enjoy our sinfully delicious sweets! Take a picture of the cookie dough ice cream you make, and post and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so we can see your delicious creations, try them ourselves, and share with others too.


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We’ll be making Challah and Babka again this year for the holidays! As with all of our baking, they are kosher, and vegan, and this special bread is also organic, sesame-free, and baked in our nut-free facility. These specials are only available by special order, directly from our bakery.

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We are offering a Standard Braided Loaf, a Round Raisin Crown Loaf, and a Cinnamon Babka.

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Orders must be placed by September 19th for pick up on September 24th for Rosh Hashanah, and by September 29th for pick up on October 3rd for Yom Kippur.

From our family, to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy new year.


Our Plain Braided Challah and Raisin Crown Challah were such huge hits over Rosh Hashanah, that we will be taking orders for Yom Kippur as well. Of course, as with all of our baking, they are kosher, and vegan, and this special bread is also organic, sesame-free, and baked in our nut-free facility. Our special Challah is only available by special order, directly from our bakery.

We also launched our new Cinnamon Bubka at the Vegetarian Food Fair and it was such a hit that we already have orders for Breaking of the Fast, and these too, can be ordered by Wednesday for pick up directly from our bakery.

For Yom Kippur, orders must be in by September 11th. 

From our family, to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy new year.