Cream Cheese, Orange Liqueur and Almond Stuffed Apricots

Back with another boozy recipe just in time for the holidays. I made these for a wedding a few weeks ago and they worked perfectly as a vegetarian and gluten-free finger food. I’ve heard plenty of reasons over the past couple of years as to why people have made the switch to gluten-free, but none…

Apple Butter Gingerbread Loaf

Apple butter is pretty new to me. I’ve known about it for a long time but the idea of spreading it on toast just didn’t seem overly appealing for whatever reason. Not until I took a stop at The Big Apple did I realize how amazing it is in baked goods. Stupid as it may…

Homemade Nutella

Nutella is one of those magical foods that makes everything amazing. Waffles, cookies, icing, peanut butter sandwiches, spoons…it’s all up to your imagination really. I was dreading removing the skins from the hazelnuts because it seemed like kind of a tedious task, but once you roast them, they come off very easily. This process takes…

French Toast Smoothie

Eating a meal in my household that everyone enjoys can be tricky. We’ve got one vegetarian, one gluten-free mom and a lactose-intolerant brother. This smoothie is quick, easy, vegan and can be widely enjoyed by anyone with a sweet tooth. It’s also a nice grain-free treat for people who can’t enjoy traditional french toast. This…

Buffalo Blue Cheese Cauliflower

Want a late night snack that won’t give you post-greasy food itis? Here it is. I made this not realizing how potent the taste of two hot sauces and strong blue cheese are, and decided to split it between two people. While it tasted delicious it was really strong and the spice built up after…

Protein-Packed Vegan Crockpot Chili

Crockpots are a godsend for lazy (or busy) home cooks. Besides from the prep, you can just throw everything into one pot and come back a few hours later to a finished meal. When I called this chili protein-packed, I wasn’t exaggerating. 9 different kinds of beans, edamame, shredded tofu—you’re getting a ton in every…

Triple Ginger Cookies

Ginger is one of those flavours that I can’t get enough of, and I like it to be strong. Especially since we’re coming up to the winter months, it can be warming, a bit spicy and tastes perfect crammed into a cookie. I adapted this recipe from the November 2013 edition of House & Home…

Smoky Sweet Potato Cheddar Soup with Chipotle Peppers

Comfort foods tend to be super greasy and carb-packed, but not all of them have to be that way. I mean, I don’t complain if they are. I’m not likely to turn down a big bowl of homemade mac ‘n’ cheese…if I do, there’s something wrong. That being said, sometimes a bowl of soup can…

Nutella-Swirled Banana Bread

Nutella and banana are a pretty unbeatable duo. Pack the two into a loaf pan and you’ve got yourself an impressive-looking marble dessert that’s not long for this world. I’m normally all for substitutions, but I have to admit this banana bread is near perfect for look, taste and texture. I wouldn’t change a thing….