seasonal cooking

Vegan peppermint patties and chocolate almond marzipan on a plate

Chocolate Coated Marzipan Bites

Scrumptiously delicious! These sweet poppers are far from my usual low sugar recipes but are one of our favourite little nipples to create every holiday season. It makes the list every year when my daughter and I team up in the kitchen for some quality family time. This is a simple version of a traditional… Continue Reading Chocolate Coated Marzipan Bites

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Vegan peppermint patties and chocolate almond marzipan on a plate

Vegan Peppermint Patties with Shredded Coconut

A fun and sassy peppermint flavoured dessert for the winter season These peppermint patties have made it into my holiday treats for the last few years now as they are fun and different. Using shredded coconut and a generous hit of peppermint extract, then dipped in melted dark chocolate, these little plant based Christmas bombs… Continue Reading Vegan Peppermint Patties with Shredded Coconut

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A blue ceramic soup pot on a gas stove with the lid ajar showing a chili or soup.

Sausage and Lentil Stew with Winter Root Vegetables

Warm up with this hardy and healthy winter stew! Full of some fun and different ingredients, this winter stew comes together easily and is packed full of nutrition. A mix of sausage and lentil provides a protein rich base for the root vegetables to compliment. Parsnips, turnip and cabbage bring a different highlight from the… Continue Reading Sausage and Lentil Stew with Winter Root Vegetables

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pumpkin pie squares, vegan and gluten free

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Squares – Gluten Free

When the moon hits your eye like a big pumpkin pie These pumpkin pie squares are all the love of pumpkin pie but vegan and gluten free. Don’t fear, you will gobble this up in its bite size squares without even realizing you missed out on the extra sugar, dairy and eggs. This recipe is… Continue Reading Vegan Pumpkin Pie Squares – Gluten Free

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Pumpkin Corn Bread - Gluten Free

Autumn Pumpkin Corn Bread – Gluten and Dairy Free

Pumpkin spice makes every thing nice! Sweet, savory and full of winter squash nutrients, this gluten free corn bread is a treat straight out of the oven and served up with soups, stews and chillies that make their way to the table in the cooler season. A fun twist on a traditional corn bread, this… Continue Reading Autumn Pumpkin Corn Bread – Gluten and Dairy Free

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Chunky Avacado and Pear Salsa

Chunky Pear and Avocado Salsa

This pair make a smashing combo! If you love avocado you know that it pairs with almost anything! Rich in healthy fats and high in anti-oxidants, adding avocado to your diet is a great way to up your nutrition and curb food cravings. I whipped up this salsa for an autumn combo for family taco… Continue Reading Chunky Pear and Avocado Salsa

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Turmeric and Ginger

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Turmeric and Ginger

What’s autumn without butternut squash soup? Warm up your autumn nights with this mildly spiced butternut squash soup. Creamy and comforting, this soup is anti-inflammatory and rich in anti-oxidants for a power house of nutrition and is simple to make with only a few ingredients. Great for lunch left-overs and freezes well. Ingredients: Directions: *Note:… Continue Reading Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Turmeric and Ginger

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Baked Breaded Zucchini Sticks with Almond Flour

Baked Breaded Zucchini StickS With Almond Flour

What to do with all those zukes! If you are a beginner gardener, growing zucchini makes you feel like a pro! I remember asking my husband if he had picked the zucchini from the garden and he replied “it wasn’t very big yet” to which I replied, “if you don’t keep and eye on it,… Continue Reading Baked Breaded Zucchini StickS With Almond Flour

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Hot pepper peach spread on a cracker with creamcheese

Hot Pepper Peach Spread

Sweet and spicy goes very nicely! This simple to make spread is a delicious topping on crackers and cream cheese (try this Cultured Cashew Spread for a delicious vegan cream-cheese) or use as a condiment on samosas, fritters or in tacos. Fresh peaches and jalapeños are in abundance in the late summer and this is… Continue Reading Hot Pepper Peach Spread

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Blueberry Peach Crisp in 9x9 baking pan

Blueberry Peach Crisp – Vegan and Gluten Free 

“Millions of peaches, peaches for me!” – From The Presidents of the United States of America Out of all the stone fruits, peaches are my absolute favourite! Smoothies, salsa’s, jams, crisps, fresh cut in yogurt, fruit salad and topping oatmeal, I put  peaches in everything when they are in season! This crisp has been this… Continue Reading Blueberry Peach Crisp – Vegan and Gluten Free 

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Inner Vision Health and Wellness Karyn Lawson RMT INHC