Simple Chicken and Rice Soup

chicken and rice soup

This soup is easy to put together and is packed with hearty and comforting flavours. Don’t be deceived by the strange purple colour, this is the soup I crave when I’m feeling under the weather. Mine may have (accidentally) turned purple. I didn’t think that through when adding purple carrots, but if you stick to orange carrots you can avoid this. Maybe I just need to see the positive… purple foods = anthocyanins = good for you.

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Fermented Sour Beets

fermented sour beets

Vibrant jewel like treasures to brighten up your winter. I have to admit, I haven’t always been a fan of beets. I used to think they tasted like dirt (they kind of do), but over the years I’ve learned to love them. When you let them ferment, they retain their crunchy texture and develop a delicious tangy flavour (i.e. they no longer taste like dirt).

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Vegan Squash Chocolate Chunk Spelt Cookies

vegan squash chocolate chunk spelt cookies

Is it a cookie? Is it a muffin? Maybe its a cooffin? One might describe them as a cookie crossed with a muffin top, and let’s all agree that’s the best part of a muffin anyhow. Whatever you want to call them they are D-licious! A hint of cinnamon, mashed squash, three scoops of oats and the most decadent dark chocolate chunks boulders make these cookies an excellent choice for a quick grab and go breakfast (yes cookies for breakfast!) or an afternoon snack.

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Vegan Butternut Mac and “Cheese” 3 Ways

Butternut mac and 'cheese' 3 ways

Dairy free, gluten-free, guilt free and deliciously creamy with a variety of toppings, this butternut mac and ‘cheese’ is the perfect fall comfort food! Spicy mushroom and walnut ‘chorizo’, tangy and funky kimchi kraut, toasty and roasty cauliflower… choose one, pick all three, try your own or eat it plain… whatever you decide this mac and ‘cheese’ is absolutely delish!

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Almond Pear Crisp

Almond Pear Crisp

Crunchy almonds, warming cinnamon and a hint of coconut… this pear crisp just might be the most delicious crisp E V E R.  As it bakes and bubbles in the oven, the most delectable scent permeates through the entire house. I can’t even describe how good it smells… so make it for yourself and see!

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Potato Onion Apple Cabbage Hash

Potato onion apple cabbage has topped with a fried egg

Our maple tree has officially been stripped naked of it’s leaves and more water has fallen from the sky than I ever thought was possible. We are definitely in the middle of fall! Cabbage has been making it’s way into nearly every meal along with all of it’s seasonal companions. At this time of year this is my go to hash…  the sweetness from the apples compliments the bitterness of the cabbage and it’s all cooked up with tender potatoes and sautéed onions. The perfect fall dish that can be eaten for any meal!

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