Monthly Archives: December 2015

Mini Fruit-filled Breakfast Bread Puddings

These make-ahead marvels will be the hit at any breakfast or brunch gathering. They’d even make a pretty dandy dessert at a lunch or dinner party. I prefer individual servings in small ramekins because they are prettier and easier to … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Pickled Pears

I love topping a bowl of greens with fruit all year round. Having jars of pickled fruit in the fridge makes it even easier – add some chopped nuts and you’ve got a salad packed with colour, flavour and texture. … Continue reading

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Guilt-free chocolate mousse pie

Rich and satisfying, your guests might be surprised to learn this pie is actually gluten-free AND vegan! An almond-date crust topped with creamy cocoa-avocado filling makes for a decadent yet healthy dessert option. Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Holiday 2015 Edition

Every month or three, I get a chance to step into culinary overdrive for a week or so. The Ottawa Farmers’ Market has designed a great program to help showcase the abundance of delicious local products on offer year ‘round … Continue reading

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