Grapefruit Gelatin Panna Cotta Cups | Swirls and Spice

Grapefruit Coconut Panna Cotta

Grapefruit season is in full swing; the latest fruit I sampled was at its prime, practically bursting with juicy sweetness!  The tangy citrus flavors pair perfectly with coconut panna cotta in this healthy gelatin dessert. For a middle of winter pick-me-up, fresh citrus fruit is an optimum choice.  The scent of citrus may improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety.  So save the rind and inhale deeply as you make … Continue reading Grapefruit Coconut Panna Cotta

Arancini with Yellow Split Lentils | Swirls and Spice

Gluten Free Arancini with Yellow Split Lentils

Arancini are a more recent discovery for me. I first came across them in a cookbook I won, and subsequently tried them at an Italian restaurant near us. But with the Pulse Pledge challenge this week, I decided to make arancini for the first time, with yellow split peas. Known for their golden hue, arancini, or risotto fritters, pair well with yellow split peas. The mild taste of … Continue reading Gluten Free Arancini with Yellow Split Lentils

Goji Apple Pie Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Goji Apple Pie Cookies {Gluten Free}

Tangy and sweet on the inside, flaky on the outside, these pie “cookies” capture the goodness of apples, cinnamon, and goji berries in the palm of your hand. No fork needed. Perfect for gifting or sharing on a goodie tray too! Traditional cookies usually get the spotlight at this time of year, but miniature pies are just as delicious!  Other than the fact that you can eat … Continue reading Goji Apple Pie Cookies {Gluten Free}

Provinces I Have Visited in Real Life (shown in colour)

Touring Canada, Part 1: Pun Times in the West

To explore Canada from one coast all the way to the other one is of my great wishes.  Three years of living on the Saskatchewan prairie have only strengthened that thirst to roam across this vast, diverse nation.  After such a journey, I might even be able to correctly label all ten provinces on a map. My first Canadian encounters were visiting my grandparents in … Continue reading Touring Canada, Part 1: Pun Times in the West

10 Summer Salads | Swirls and Spice #glutenfree

10 Crowd-Pleasing Salads to Kick Off Summer

It’s salad season! Picnics, barbecues, and al fresco meals are great opportunities to create something fresh and inviting.  We just returned from a weekend away at family camp where I was blessed to have someone else take care of all our family’s meals for a few days.  The food at camp was made well too.  Feta cheese even made an appearance in the pasta salad, which is quite a … Continue reading 10 Crowd-Pleasing Salads to Kick Off Summer