Cornbread Waffles (Gluten-Free Option) | Swirls and Spice

Cornbread Waffles {GF Option}

Make a stack of these savory cornbread waffles, and your next brunch or lip-smacking lunch is just a few steps away.  Add some crisp bacon and/or melted cheese, and you’ll want these waffles on repeat for weeks to come.  They are perfect for stowing in the freezer, offering an instant heat-and-eat option that’s healthy and satisfying. Don’t most things taste better in waffle form?  Cornbread is no … Continue reading Cornbread Waffles {GF Option}

Olive and Chicken Kabobs: Perfect for packed lunches!

Chicken and Olive Kabobs

Salty, juicy black olives alternate with protein-rich chicken breast to make kabobs that pack well and change things up for the better.  Lunch box boredom, be gone! Do you believe change is a good thing or a hard thing?  For me, so much depends on what kind of change we are talking about.  A new recipe or meal solution that everybody likes?  Count me in. … Continue reading Chicken and Olive Kabobs

Gluten Free Recipes

Note: For those that are sensitive to gluten, make sure to use ingredients that are certified gluten free. Appetizers and Snacks   Arancini with Yellow Split Lentils Bacon Avocado Tomato Kebabs Black Bean Stuffed Avocados Blueberry Lime Fruit Gummies Chai Chocolate Balls {Chokladbollar}* Cilantro Olive Tapenade Cranberry & Coconut Gummy Candies* Gluten-Free Lentil Samosas with Tomato Onion Chutney Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket Hot Chocolate Cookie … Continue reading Gluten Free Recipes

Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger

Simple, zingy, and astonishingly delicious–this homemade blueberry applesauce with ginger tastes sublime!  Another batch needs to be made soon, because we can’t get enough! A friend called me up last Friday and asked if I could go with her to gather some surplus apples in the neighbourhood.  The funny thing is, I had been hoping to score some free apples in the coming weeks.  I … Continue reading Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger

Roses in the Snow Crepes

Roses in the Snow Crepe Rolls

Take breakfast to the next level with elegant crêpes rosette-style.  These cherry and cinnamon-infused crêpe rolls are also a lovely brunch or dessert option.  And they have the advantage of tasting quite wonderful even when made ahead.  Like waffles, a stack of frozen crêpes are handy to have around “just in case” a craving or occasion arises.  I can never make too many crêpes!  (For … Continue reading Roses in the Snow Crepe Rolls

Almond Surprise Pancakes with Cinnamon Maple Syrup

In real life I have been blessed to know some very creative friends.  I met Quyen when she was a university student in Vietnam.  She has since gone on to live abroad herself, and I love seeing what her talented hands continue to create inside and outside of the kitchen.  Of this amazing pancake recipe she says: Last week I happened to make these pancakes … Continue reading Almond Surprise Pancakes with Cinnamon Maple Syrup