Cinnamon Pickled Pumpkin

Cinnamon Pickled Pumpkin

The pumpkin. It's a humble ingredient which can be used for so many different things. You only need to spend a little time with it to begin to see how versatile it is. With a little imagination you can achieve great new culinary heights with it. This fall I got creative and spent nearly a week playing with the ingredient.

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Chili and Ginger Pickled Pumpkin

Chili and Ginger Pickled Pumpkin

I love to BBQ. One of the saddest realities of the changing season is the inevitable end of the barbecue season, unless of course, you're one of those crazy people who brave the bitter cold just to get your flame on. I'm not one of those people. I do try and extend the season as much as possible though. 

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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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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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