Spring Pea and Mint Soup

Spring is around the corner and I could not be happier to make it through another winter. Fresh produce will be flowing into our gardens so soon. I really love having fresh herbs in my garden. There is something so pleasant and rewarding about using your own herbs and vegetables in your dishes. My Spring…
Stuffed Turkey & Veggie Squash

Turkey and Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash

Whether you have a large dinner party or running solo this Thanksgiving, this is a tasty dinner recipe that will sure satisfy any hunger!  This simple turkey and veggie stuffed acorns tastes as good as it looks. Healthy and delicious, gluten free, grain free, and is a perfect dish this holiday or any night for…
Autumn Warm Apple Crumble

Warm Apple Crisp

This is one of my favourite Thanksgiving desserts. The apples are especially perfect in the autumn season. The leftovers make an even better breakfast! Simple, delicious and did I mention gluten free? The topping is a crispy and sweet, that pairs exceptionally well with the apples. I love using Empire or Fiji apples as they…
Popovers Garlic Parmesan

Garlic Parmesan Popovers (Yorkshire Pudding)

Garlic Parmesan Sage Popovers (also known as Yorkshire Pudding) are literally amazing! Growing up these soft little pillow bites were eaten so fast, that our family often had to make multiple batches. This is one of my favourite childhood dishes and they keep getting better! I changed the recipe slightly to include this garlic parmesan…

Hearty Turkey Chili

You can’t help but fall in love with my Hearty Turkey Chili. What I love most about this dish is that is only takes one pot to make and you can make it as spicy as you like. It is packed with nutritious ingredients including red & yellow peppers, black beans, zucchini, carrots, jalapenos, onion,…
Garlicky Homemade Pesto

Garlicky Homemade Pesto

I always thought that Pesto was a fancy complicated green sauce but I never realized how incredibly easy it is to make. I love the aromas from a classic pesto sauce, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and cheese make for a delightfully fresh dish! For this sauce it is best to use a food processor…
Coconut Carrot Turmeric Soup

Coconut Carrot Turmeric Soup

I love this soup so much for its incredibly vibrant colours. It reminds me of the beautiful sun shining down on us. This recipe is velvety, smooth, comforting and tastes amazing. Turmeric is a very exotic flavour and it has wonderful benefits including improving liver and digestive functions. It is also anti-inflammatory. When things are…
Creamy Bacon Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Soup

Its the most wonderful time of the year…time for soup! I know that may sound weird but I can’t get enough of these warm delicious bowls of goodness. This week I created a Creamy Cauliflower and Bacon Soup that is to die for!  There is actually no cream added and you can always omit the…

Summer Peach Crisp

Life really should be more like peaches and cream.  In other words they are a beautiful marriage of ingredients that taste too good to be true. My easy Summer Peach Crisp is filled with fresh, juicy peaches and a yummy crisp topping. Just don’t forget the ice-cream!  This recipe is so versatile you can even…

Perfect Corn on the Cob- 3 Ways

There is something special about the end of summer.   I know what most of you are thinking? End of summer… did she just say that? What’s good about that? Well truth be told, the end of summer boasts some of the most delicious, plentiful fruits and vegetables that you will eat all year.  I’ve been…
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