Turkey Panini with Cranberry Chutney from 200 Best Panini Recipes

December 26, 2013
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Here’s a little post-turkey dinner treat for those of you who love turkey sandwiches.   Personally, I look forward to making sandwiches with the leftovers as much as the main meal itself.  Putting this into a toasted panini takes it to an entirely new level.

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Tips for making your own gingerbread house

December 24, 2013
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Today is Christmas Eve, a wonderful time to settle in and enjoy a holiday activity that everyone in the family can participate in.  Gingerbread houses are a great tradition, where everyone can help with one, or each family member can make their own. Today’s guest post will help get you started.  This is brought to […]

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Pairing imported beer with favourite holiday recipes

December 16, 2013
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As you stock up for holiday entertaining, it is thoughtful to have a little something for the beer drinkers who stop by.  I know this from experience, as I am married to a beer drinker And it has been my experience that even very occasional beer drinkers like myself appreciate the opportunity to step out […]

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Traditional Christmas Pudding

December 8, 2013
Traditional Christmas Pudding

One of my favourite things about the holiday season is hearing about traditions that are passed through generations. A few years ago, during a December call with a British colleague overseas, we started chatting about the holidays, when he shared his own family tradition about lighting the Christmas pudding.  His rendition of the event reminded […]

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Nanaimo Bars from Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking

December 5, 2013
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Who doesn’t love Nanaimo Bars?  These wonderful rich no-bake gluten-free bars, with delightful chocolate, buttery custard, and nuts are always a hit whenever these show up at a gathering.

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Curried Carrot and Sorghum Salad

November 23, 2013
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The Bob’s Red Mill Grains of Discovery series has wrapped up, but I still continue to enjoy sharing these amazing ancient grains.  And this salad recipe from Bob’s Red Mill is a refreshing salad with distinct curry flavours that we really enjoy.

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Burnt Orange Crème Brûlé from 150 Best Desserts in a Jar

November 17, 2013
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While I am not really a dessert person, there are a few sweet treats that I just can’t resist, and Crème Brûlé is one of them.   It’s easier than you might think to make it.  And serve it up in these cute little jars, and it’s a conversation starter.  This comes from 150 Best […]

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Chinese-Style Braised Pork from 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

November 11, 2013
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This modern take on the Sunday night pork roast dinner comes from Judith Finlayson’s latest slow cooker gem The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes, published by Robert Rose.  I have been a fan of Judith Finlayson’s line of slow cooker books for more than a decade now, and was excited when I dug into […]

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Cherry Almond Bites

October 18, 2013
Cherry Almond Bites

It is is so easy to make a healthy energy bar – seconds, really – as long as you have a food processor and some dried fruit and nuts, and optional nut butter, in your pantry. Seriously.  Gluten-free.  No cooking, baking or chilling time.

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Discover Spelt

October 16, 2013
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  As I have been following the weekly Bob’s Red Mill Ancient Grains of Discovery Google Hangouts, as well as participating in a few of them as a panelist, I am developing a real appreciation for these grains.  And while this feels a bit like calling out a favourite child (is that weird?), I have […]

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