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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

For all the Canadians in the crowd — Happy Thanksgiving!!!! We were so thankful to be able to celebrate with family and friends last night. And our wonderful host, Michael, was sweet enough to accommodate all of our food challenges: one gluten-free vegetarian-blogging-vegan-for-the-month (me!), one vegetarian, two omnivore mushroom-haters, and two omnivores who will eat […]

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Apple Cinnamon Mini Muffins (Vegan & Gluten-Free!)

Growing up, my Mum and I used to make muffins together. As the stories go, when I was really little (around 2 years old), she didn’t know what to do with me to keep me occupied all day. So we made muffins. I was small enough to sit under the counter without my head touching […]

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Lavender & Lemon Quinoa Bars

Ok, food blogging is just so neat! I love the reciprocal recipe factor:  The Lavender & Lemon Pound Cake I created (based on this recipe) became these Lavender, Lemon and Honey Soft Oat Bars  over at one of my most favourite blogs: Food Blog and the Dog.  So of course, I had to see if […]

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Maple Squash Butter

Sometime last year, I lent my copy of Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates to my fabulous foodie friend, Louise.  And then I forgot about it. Louise then brought me one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted: pumpkin butter!   Oh my word, similar to apple butter, but made with pumpkins, this is a spread perfect for […]

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Figgy Buckwheat Muffins

I had a small holiday tea party for a few of my girlfriends last week, and wanted to make one really special baked treat. After making Kim Boyce’s 100% Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies from her amazing Good to the Grain, I’ve wanted to try every other recipe in the book.  And the one that […]

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Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

I have had way too much fun playing around with oatmeal lately — and the latest combination is perfect for the holidays: apples, cranberries, and cinnamon!  Yum! I’ve added in some maple syrup and vanilla for a touch of sweetness, and this is one of my favourite oatmeal combinations yet.  I think I’m going to […]

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Baked Apple Breakfast

I have a new favourite breakfast: baked apples topped with oats, nuts, and coconut. A wonderful thing about this breakfast is that you can make it for dessert the night before, and make leftovers-on-purpose for breakfast the next day.  Then you have slow-cooked, aromatic baked apples for breakfast with no time spent in the kitchen […]

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Quince Tart with Maple Caramel

I have a new favourite dessert: a quince tart with a maple caramel and a buttery whole wheat crust. Have you met quince before?  (Remember my Quince Clafoutis?)  It’s my favourite fruit: looks like an apple, and smells like the most floral perfumed fruit you’ll ever find!  It’s quince time right now in Toronto, and […]

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Gluten-Free Rhubarb Pear & Ginger Crisp with Polenta Topping

Ohhh, David Lebovitz.  You have changed my life with your idea of polenta in a crisp topping so that the crisp stays crisp! And Meghan, thank you for showing me that coconut oil tastes even better than butter (*gasp*, yes, I said it!) atop fresh fruit. Crisps are such an easy dessert!  You cut up […]

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Cream of Parsnip and Carrot Soup with Maple

The parsnip and carrot combination has been calling to me lately (and I keep getting them in my veggie box delivery), so I thought I’d revisit my Roasted Parsnip and Carrot Soup.  I wanted to see what happened to the flavours if I made a quicker soup, where I didn’t roast the root veggies. The […]

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