Chocolate Bark – Mix it Up with Fixins’!

This recipe for chocolate bark comes out of necessity for wanting chocolate when there was none to be found in our house! Our version does tend to soften when handled too much. So I think the best way to eat it is to embellish a dish of ice cream with it! But keep in mind that you can eat it like chocolate – if you don’t mind licking your fingers after :).

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Easy Poutine Recipe – How to Cook Mushrooms

With all the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays, nothing hits the spot better than an easy poutine recipe with mushroom gravy. Who really has time to cook when you’re busy crafting for Christmas? We’re huge fans of this Canadian classic! If you don’t know what poutine is, it’s a dish of french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy that originated in Quebec.

We’re not only showing you a quick and easy mushroom poutine, but the best way to cook mushrooms too! It really is the best poutine recipe when you want something quick and satisfying.

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Breakfast Pizza – Made with GF Matzo!

In this recipe, I’ve combined my love of two breakfast favourites: pizza for breakfast with Matzo Brei; a classic mid-eastern breakfast dish. It’s a tradition to eat foods fried in oil during Hanukkah. I normally make this recipe with butter. However, over the holidays I add some oil in for good measure (and I find it helps to keep the butter from burning).

Matzo Brei is one of those childhood memories that I haven’t forgetten. My Great Aunt made the best version of this dish when I was a kid. She couldn’t cook for beans, but hers was by far the best I’ve ever eaten. I suspect it’s because she used a copious amount of butter! Does food conjure up childhood memories for you too?

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Banana Coconut Muffins – Gluten Free

As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing better on the occasional morning – or for a snack – than a muffin and coffee. These gluten free banana coconut muffins are moist, delicious and bake up to a golden brown colour.

During lockdown our grocery shopping frequency went from just about every day to only once every two weeks. Hubs has been buying more bananas than we can possibly eat before they spoil. But that’s ok with me because bananas don’t go to waste around here. That’s why this recipe is a mainstay in our household.

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Homemade Belgian Waffles – Gluten Free!

I’m calling these homemade Belgian waffles ‘mock buttermilk’ waffles because the goat milk and goat yoghurt bring the tangy flavour that mimics buttermilk. There is no actual buttermilk in these waffles.

You’ll find the texture reminiscent of a pancake; light and billowy. They practically melt in your mouth, which is why these are Hubs’ favourite waffle variation by far! If you substitute the regular flour for a gluten free one, this recipe makes awesome gluten free waffles too (that’s how I make them for Hubs)!

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Gluten Free Mini Pizza – A New Technique

If you’ve ever been in the predicament of inviting over a guest who has to stick to a gluten free diet, this gluten free mini pizza recipe is one to reach for. It will satisfy gluten and non-gluten eaters alike! Turn it into a fun interactive party idea by setting up a ‘pizza station’ with toppings so everyone can customize their own mini pizzas!

This is the best gluten free pizza I’ve made. No one would ever guess it’s gluten free; it’s that good!

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Savoury Tomato Shallot Clafoutis

If you’re familiar with the work of Julia Child, you’ll probably already know that clafoutis is traditionally a french dessert made with berries. I had no idea what it was until Hubs surprised me one morning with clafoutis for breakfast. But the even bigger surprise was that he made it savoury! This savoury tomato shallot clafoutis is perfect for a light breakfast, brunch or even dinner.

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Pulled Pork ~ Pressure Cooker Recipe

In Canada it seems we now only have two seasons: winter and humid. When it’s too hot to barbecue, and you want to keep the heat down in the kitchen, look no further than a pressure cooker. It will cut down on energy usage and get dinner on the table in no time at all! Our pulled pork pressure cooker recipe cooks up tender and moist in less than one hour (with only 45 minutes of actual cooking)!

Even in wintertime, pulled pork is the ultimate easy comfort food recipe!

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Stock up on Chicken Soup with a Pressure Cooker!

Stock up on chicken soup with a pressure cooker!

On today’s Sustainable Sunday, we’re cooking up batches of chicken stock to keep on hand as the cold weather settles in (we usually freeze it). Nothing could be better than a steaming bowl of hot chicken soup to keep warm on a winter’s day!

Stock up on Chicken Soup with a Pressure Cooker!

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Fudgy Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus

Someone was pitching dessert hummus the other night when I was watching Shark Tank. Flavours such as brownie batter, choc-o-mint, vanilla bean, snickerdoodle and chocolate chip cookie batter got my interest! Wow; I didn’t even know dessert hummus existed! Hubs and I are huge consumers of regular hummus so a dessert hummus dip sounded like something I have to try.

This dessert hummus whips up within minutes in a food processor. It's a healthy snack that will satisfy any sweet tooth and cholcolate lover!

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Sauerkraut Recipe – Organic Carrot & Ginger

This sauerkraut recipe is not only simple and delicious, it has health benefits too! Fermenting food produces beneficial probiotics that are linked to many health benefits including improvements in immune, cognitive, digestive and endocrine function. When renowned natural health physician Dr. Joseph Marcola had homemade sauerkraut analyzed in a lab, he found it had trillions of good bacteria. It equated to two ounces of home fermented sauerkraut having more probiotics than a bottle of 100 probiotic capsules – wow!

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Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls – Gluten Free!

Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls is a recipe that’s near and dear to my heart. I grew up watching my grandmother make chicken soup every week but sadly I didn’t attempt to make it myself until long after she was gone. What I wouldn’t give now to ask her a few questions about all her ‘recipes’! The fact is though, my grandmother never wrote down a recipe; she cooked by intuition; a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

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