Food

  • Torta di Caci e kumquat (Persimmon and Kumquat Cake)

    My mother told me a story that when she was a child, they ripened persimmons on the roof of their house. They had to check them to make sure the birds did not eat them first. This cake is a take on a traditional Torti di Caci e noci and a tribute to that childhood story and to Giovanna, her mother, who tried to get me to sit down and make lace and do embroidery, which I had no time for. The decorative nature of the baked kumquat sections remind me of the lace that Giovanna so painstakingly made by hand. I hope this makes up for my lack of interest at the time, Giovanna.
  • Baked Parsnips by Small Changes Big Benefits from Flavour with Benefits

    Baked Parsnips Parsnips are an overlooked vegetable. They are plentiful and can be prepared in a variety of ways. They are slightly sweet which m...
  • Peaches and Cream Popsicles

    These delightful popsicles are naturally sweet, sugar free and fresh for those hot days. The sweetness comes from the peaches complemented by the creaminess of the hazelnut milk.  By using some stevia, this one is sugar free and healthy.

  • Watermelon Mint Salad

    Serve up this Watermelon Mint Salad with Cashew Ricotta on a hot summer's day. It’s incredibly easy, and oh so tasty!
  • Herb-Kissed Asparagus Spears

    These herb-kissed asparagus spears are easy to make and so tasty. When asparagus is plentiful, this is a go to meal.
  • Baked Blooming Onion

    Craving a Blooming Onion? This comfort food will satisfy you but are so much healthier because they are oil free and baked instead of fried. But the flavour is wonderful.
  • Strawberry Blueberry Crumble

    When strawberries and blueberries are at the height of ripeness, this is an easy summer treat that is easy to make and healthy too. Ready in under 45 minutes and when using some stevia or monk fruit, reduces sugar by 25%, has zero cholesterol and oats deliver fibre and protein and keep it gluten-free. No need to order out. Make this one yourself.

     

  • Chickpea No Tuna Salad Sandwich

    Do you ever get those urges for the favourite foods such as tuna salad? All those flavours blending together to have a party in your mouth. This recipe uses chickpeas as the stand in for tuna and for that creamy must-have mayonnaise, silken tofu is the star.

  • Carrot Cake

    I don’t know about you but I love carrot cake. There might be only one aspect to it I don’t like, which is the calories and fat. This version gives you all the flavour with none of the guilt.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

    A luxurious dessert that is all plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free. A decadent surprise for all that are tempted to try it. Who doesn’t love a pumpkin pie and who doesn’t love cheesecake? Combining them together may make some people want to get a hotel room when they eat this one. And put the do not disturb sign up.
  • Tofu Scamble

    If you want a quick breakfast that looks and tastes like scrambled eggs, this is your ticket. Healthy and oil free. Add it on top of toast or just eat it in a traditional manner, it will not disappoint.
  • Persimmon Pumpkin Tart

    The pumpkin is aged overnight with pumpkin pie spices heightening the flavour, coupled with persimmon pureed and seasoned with ginger. The gluten free crust provides a nice almond flavour for this tasty autumn treat.