VEGETABLE LENTIL SOUP

If you love chunky vegetable soup, then this soup is definitely for you.  So full of goodness and no oil is needed!  Simply load up your cooking pot with the ingredients and let the magic happen.  I love using my Instant Pot for all my soups, but I included a stove top option as well….

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CARLA’S TOP 5 FINDS OF 2020

I still remember the hype when the year turned 2020.  Everyone was anticipating great things to come, after all isn’t 20/20 perfect vision?  Who would have ever thought a horrible virus was upon us and that it would change our lives so quickly?  Although I have great faith that this too shall pass I believe…

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S’MORE SQUARES

Calling all s’more fans, this square is for you!  It’s just like a s’more but with a light gluten-free crust and a chocolate and marshmallow topping. It’s just like a s’more but with a light gluten-free crust and a chocolate and marshmallow topping. I’m so pleased to be able to enjoy any marshmallow treat without…

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DECEMBER COOKIE OF THE MONTH: CHRISTMAS CHESTNUTS

This Christmas cookie was introduced to me at a staff potluck 25 years ago.  It’s probably one of the more classic goodies you will come across at any Christmas holiday get together.  I’ve heard people call it Buckeye Balls as well, but I prefer Christmas Chestnuts.  The original recipe has butter and loads of icing…

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CRANBERRY-LEMON MUFFINS

One of my favourite combinations is cranberry and lemon.  The tart of the cranberry and sour of the lemon magically complement each other.  The muffins are a quick ready-made breakfast or perfect mid-day snack. Prepare flaxseed egg:  Mix ground flaxseed and water.  Let sit for 15 minutes to gel. Preheat oven to 350F Mix all…

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CRANBERRY SHORTBREAD BARS

Nothing says Christmas like shortbread or cranberries so why not combine the two to make this shortbread as festive as possible!!!  This holiday bar is perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange or a hostess gift.  With only 7 ingredients it is so simple to whip together and its vegan and gluten-free.  Enjoy! Whisk all dry…

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CREAMY TOMATO VEGETABLE CHICKPEA STEW

I love cooking up stews because they actually taste better as leftovers, so this stew makes it on my list of “make it now and eat it later” recipes.  All those awesome flavours blend together creating a wonderland of yumminess.  Enjoy it with a salad, rice, pasta or polenta on the side.  So much goodness…

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CHEWY CHOCOLATE SESAME SQUARES

If you love the combination of toasted sesame seeds and chocolate then you will fall in love with this square.  So chewy and bursting with flavour you can’t possibly eat just one. Preheat oven to 350F Prepare flaxseed eggs by mixing ground flaxseed and water.  Let sit for 15 minutes to gel. Prepare sesame seeds:…

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POLENTA STICKS WITH SPICY TOMATO SAUCE DIP

If you’re looking for a unique appetizer to dazzle your family and friends with, look no further. Polenta was a favourite in our Italian home during my childhood.  My mother would make these sticks with any polenta leftovers and I enjoyed them more than the actual polenta!  I thought it would be fun to make…

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