Category Archives: desserts

Seriously Good Grain-Free Brownie Bites

These little brownies are one hundred times better than those store-bought brownie bites in the brown paper bag. One hundred. And they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free as well! Not only that, but they take less than five minutes to make … Continue reading

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Summer Berry Crisp: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

<a This crisp is just so good for you it could be either breakfast or dessert. Or both. Serve it with a dollop of plain yogurt in the morning or with whipped coconut milk after dinner, or just enjoy it … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Crumble with Grand Fir Whipped Cream #gluten-free

  My back yard forest has exploded with green and filled in all of the barren gaps left by the winter. I have a host of plants to forage here, most of which I’m just learning about. A few years … Continue reading

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Rhubarb-Ginger Ice Cream

Let me just start by saying that I love my Vitamix. I really, really love it. I know I’m not the only one who has an infatuation with this kitchen appliance. Just ask anyone who owns one and I’m willing … Continue reading

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Chocolate Quinoa Cake–(gluten-free)

His first taste of chocolate. Need I say more? I’ve been conspicuously absent from this blog for two months. Changes in my diet left me uninspired to collect and hang on to recipes and new food combos to post here. … Continue reading

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Coconut Cream Tarts

“A good time occurs precisely when we lose track of what time it is.” ― Robert Farrar Capon And that’s exactly what happened the evening we devoured these mini coconut pies. We had more than a birthday to celebrate that … Continue reading

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Harvest Time Chocolate Drops

“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.” Dave Barry It’s Friday. Go ahead and make these. If you start now, you could be … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits

A shot glass dessert for Thanksgiving dinner. I picked up sugar pumpkins at the Farmer’s Market and stopped in at True Grain Bakery and bought some of their yummy ginger cookies to make this easy dessert. I found this recipe … Continue reading

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Rustic Apple Cranberry Crostata

Organic apples from Divino Winery and fresh cranberries from Yellowpoint Cranberry Farm combine to make a rustic dessert for our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner. Ingredients Crust: 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

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A Birthday Cheesecake

Deb Perlman’s recipe for Almond-Crisped Peaches left me salivating. I read her blog regularly and refer to her Smitten Kitchen cookbook frequently. If you’re not familiar with her blog, you’ve been living under a rock, you really must swing on … Continue reading

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Saskatoon Berry Oatmeal Cookies

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” Barbara Jordan The berries from our local … Continue reading

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Naked Fried Bananas

Just like the next person, I love to get a deal. While today’s saving was only a few dollars, I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found a huge bag of beautifully ripe (overripe, apparently) bananas for $2.99 … Continue reading

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Roasted Peaches with Goat Cheese and Lavender Honey

When we were in Paris this winter, we spent an afternoon just wandering in the St. Germain area, poking around the shops and kiosks. I particularly enjoyed the fact that you could buy a mug of warm red wine on … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese Cake with Summer Berries

It’s raspberry season here in the Cowichan Valley. What’s your favourite way to serve them (besides eating them in the car on the way home from the farm . . .)? My ambitious plans to have my own raspberry crop … Continue reading

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Non-Paleo, Full of Gluten, Refined Sugar Blubarb Crumble

This one won’t meet the criteria of the paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan Pinterest boards, but it sure tastes good. I’m a firm believer that you are what you eat. I’m careful about what goes in my mouth. I do my … Continue reading

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