Late Harvest Tomato Salsa

Late Harvest Tomato Salsa

Late Harvest Tomato Salsa

I’ve mentioned it before that outside of this blog I work with foster children. When most people hear that, they typically express some kind of compassionate admiration towards what I do. Which, I’m not going to lie, I appreciate because sometimes my job is hard. Like, for example, when you are unsuccessfully dodging a bite from a a little autistic boy(That’s only happened once in 7 years).

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin seeds are one of my favourite fall snacks. Growing up, my Mom would roast the seeds from our jack-o-lanterns and give them to us as after school snacks. Granted I didn't really like them that much when I was kid because they were chewy and tough to eat. However, over the years I've begun to appreciate them more. At this point in my life they serve as a comfortable reminder of my childhood and I look forward to them each fall season.

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Gluten and Lactose Free Pumpkin Cobbler

Gluten and Lactose Free Pumpkin Cobbler

This past thanksgiving my sister and her family came to visit from Norway. Over the last several years she has developed an intolerance to gluten and lactose and complains about not being able to eat her favourite foods anymore.  Whenever she comes I try and make things that she can enjoy, pain free. I know she doesn't hold it against us when we eat things in front of her that she loves, but I've caught her glaring with jealousy when we eat what we want, when we want it. 

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Bacon Cranberry Marmalade

Bacon Cranberry Marmalade

A few years ago I was browsing the aisles of Real Canadian Superstore while I was looking for some inspiration for a dinner party I was hosting. Unfortunately for me, the brain juices were't flowing that day. Call it a cooking cramp or whatever you'd like, I was at my wits end. Thankfully, I was startled out of my disillusioned haze when I came across a new display amongst the normal humdrum grocery aisle.

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Apple Crisp Pancakes, let the revolution begin!

Apple season is in full swing. It's time to get pick your own and make delicious apple things. Too be honest I'm tired of pumpkin spice everything and I long for a fall spice reformation. It's like someone at StarBucks head quarters saw 1 leaf change its colour, got on twitter and then the whole North America population went crazy and make them pumpkin-stupid. Don't get me wrong, I love Pumpkin Spice stuff, especially Pumpkin Pie.

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Pumpkin Pie Pancakes.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes.

I woke up this morning wanting poached eggs, but to my dismay I had run out of eggs! I was so disappointed because I've been trying to eat healthier and poached eggs have become one of my favourite dishes. So, I put my thinking cap on and came up with something that I was really happy with. Pancakes typically have eggs in them, but this recipe doesn't use them, and who needs them anyway when you have pumpkin?

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