Pumpkin Pecan Granola (Gluten-Free)

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Snacks

I clearly remember when I started making my own granola.  It was back in the 90’s when I was going to University, waitressing during the nights to get by and watching every single penny I spent.  I decided one day that it was time that I made my own granola and to save a few extra bucks, rolled up my … View The Post

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Desserts & Baking, Gluten-Free, Recipes

Alright, I MAY have gone a bit overboard when I purchased all of those cans of pumpkin puree in September, but I have no regrets.  Everything happens for a reason, and those cans of pumpkin were no exception.  Today needed a bit of brightening, and since ice cream is my favourite treat, there was no question about what was on … View The Post

Pumpkin Scones

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

Pumpkin is incredible.  Seriously.  Not only is it a nutrition powerhouse (full of fibre and Vitamin A), it is ridiculously versatile.  Is there anything this vegetable can’t do?  Soups, donuts, pie, risotto, muffins, ice cream (coming up next, I have a lot of pumpkin puree to work through folks)…and scones of course. I love baking scones, in part because they … View The Post

Fall Oatmeal Two Ways

Breakfast, Recipes

One of my favourite ways to start a day when the weather turns colder is with a bowl of cozy oatmeal. It is so healthy, loaded with fibre, and is incredibly versatile. Oatmeal only takes 20 minutes to make (less if you use the quick oatmeal), and really ‘sticks-to-your-ribs’ as my granny would say.  Here are two ways to bring … View The Post

Pumpkin Pie Waffles

Breakfast, Recipes

As soon as fall hits I start pulling out my chunky grey sweaters and craving pumpkin everything.  So when it came time to make breakfast this weekend, guess what the theme was? A friend recently introduced me to the Epicure line of products, and I have fallen in foodie-love.  My approach to nutrition has always been about what we now call ‘clean … View The Post

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

Recipes, Soups

I had a butternut squash sitting on my counter, staring me in the face, for the last week.   I finally decided to end the showdown and turn it into soup.  It was a good call. Since I had the same situation going on with a bucket of pears (and still do, it’s a BUCKET after all, there are only … View The Post

Pumpkin Muffins

Appies & Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes, Snacks

Judging from my recent posts I’m clearly addicted to all things pumpkin.  Truthfully, I’m constantly looking for ways to hide vegetables in my two year old son’s food.  After all, he is my toughest critic!  These are perfect for a snack or breakfast on the run and freeze beautifully.  You can substitute gluten-free flour blend for all of the flour to … View The Post

Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Desserts & Baking, Gluten-Free, Recipes

I confess, it’s always been the pie filling, not the crust, that I’m after. I’d say that this is especially the case with pumpkin pie, the quintessential fall dessert. The good news is that skipping the crust makes it so much lighter in the calorie department! Pumpkin is rich in fibre, carotenoids and Vitamin A, which may help improve night … View The Post