Pumpkin Fried Rice with Ginger | Swirls and Spice

Pumpkin Fried Rice with Ginger

Golden ginger lends a touch of zing to rice grains and slices of tender pumpkin. Simply toss together a handful of seasonal ingredients to create this fresh take on fried rice. I’ve done quite a bit of experimenting with cranberry recipes in my kitchen, but when it comes to pumpkin, I usually pick plain and simple pumpkin pie over anything else.  Until this month I had posted just … Continue reading Pumpkin Fried Rice with Ginger

Cranberry Pineapple Panna Cotta Parfaits

Elegant striped parfaits make a festive holiday dessert that is gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly–but no one can tell by looking!  Cranberries colour the red layer, and coconut milk in the white panna cotta layers adds creamy richness.  And the taste is perfectly sweet, thanks to a medley of fruit, a touch of coconut sugar, and pure honey. These parfaits are the ultimate make-ahead dessert.  That means less stress … Continue reading Cranberry Pineapple Panna Cotta Parfaits

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream {Dairy-Free, Paleo}

Creamy coconut milk pairs with pumpkin and warm spices to create a gloriously rich ice cream that might even eclipse a slice of pie.  And it only needs five ingredients! Clean eating that tastes this good makes me even happier to celebrate and “indulge.”  Gathering with friends and family to enjoy some amazing pumpkin ice cream seems like a great way to spend November (or … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream {Dairy-Free, Paleo}

Swedish Hard Tack Crackers

Not quite a cookie, and almost a cracker, hard tack is a traditional flat bread of the Scandanavian kitchen.  My grandmother served hers with butter and orange marmalade, which I always enjoyed.  These semi-crisp crackers also taste delicious with any good jam (including raspberry rhubarb I can attest), chutney, or cranberry salsa. I enjoy rolling the dough out with my children, since they can cut out … Continue reading Swedish Hard Tack Crackers

Pineapple Almond Granola

This newest granola recipe has a flavour profile similar to Pineapple Almond Muffins, which have proven very popular recently.  Both the granola and the muffins are also wheat free (and gluten free depending on the purity of your oats).  Pouring almond milk over a bowl of granola in the morning or as an afternoon snack is delicious way to get energized.  Granola also can serve … Continue reading Pineapple Almond Granola

Dairy Free Oat Bars made with Pumpkin, Spelt Flour and Dates

Pumpkin Spiced Oat Bars

Oatmeal cookies are wonderful, anything pumpkin is irresistible, and date squares done right are sweet bliss.  Put them all together and you get these deliciously chewy pumpkin oat bars. Decadent, thanks to dates, nuts, pumpkin, and autumnal spices, these bars also keep well.  If fact, the bars taste better on the second day as the spices infuse each bite with the rich aromas of fall.  Made … Continue reading Pumpkin Spiced Oat Bars