Tag Archives: dessert

Try Teff (+a recipe for gluten-free Blueberry-Lemon Teff Porridge)

My Try Something New series showcases a new health practice, food or ingredient in a new way. They are highly nutritious foods that offer great variety and nutrition to your diet and if you’re in Canada, they should be easy to find. Since I think healthy eating should be straight-forward, that’s a no-brainer for me! […]

Cooking with Tiger Nuts (and a recipe for Pink Lemonade Bars)

Tiger Nut Pink Lemonade Bars

This is the first post in a new series I’m calling Try Something New, designed to introduce a new food, health tidbit, trend or topic and get your neurons firing about exploring a new experience. A few years ago I had a pretty disappointing experience with food. In fact, I flew halfway across the world […]

Party Time Dessert Pizza (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan friendly)

Dairy-free, gluten-free Party Time Dessert Pizza 1

It’s Friday! And you know what that means, don’t you? That’s right, it’s p-a-r-t-y time! To be a bit more specific, it’s Party Time Dessert Pizza time! (In hindsight, that’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it?) Admittedly, I feel like no party is ever complete without pizza so it’s pretty easy for me to think of […]

Yellow Plum & Ginger Cheesecake Parfaits

Last year around this time, I mentioned the idea of using tart plums as a stand-in for the sourness of lemon in various dishes. I’m back at it this season with these dreamy Yellow Plum Cheesecake Parfaits. They consist of a ginger cookie base, ricotta-based cheesecake filling, a plum and Goji berry compote, and are […]

Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

It’s very uncommon for me to eat, and even rarer for me to post on this blog, a recipe that calls for ingredients so out of season as pumpkin. This time of year we’re craving greens, fresh herbs, vegetables of every kind, strawberries, cherries, maybe even a stone fruit or two, but definitely not pumpkin. […]

Mrs. H. F. Bronson’s Currant Raspberry or Strawberry Whisk (dairy-free, no refined sugar)

Strawberry Fool (dairy-free) 4

In my Wayback Playback series, I take an old-fashioned recipe, usually from the 1800s or 1900s, and revamp it so it’s more modern and more in line with the principles of holistic nutrition (e.g. whole, real foods, dairy-free, gluten-free, sometimes grain-free and often with substitutions offered to make it vegan friendly). Hope you enjoy this […]

Favourite Peachy Keen Coconut Crumble (gluten-free, vegan friendly)

Apple crumble and peach crumble

Let me say right off the bat: this is one of my ‘go to’ recipes. I made this or a variation of it five or six times this summer. Probably because it’s too delicious, easy and quick—I can usually make it in 10-15 minutes (faster if you use frozen fruit) + 20 minutes cook time. It […]