Moroccan Carrots

Moroccan Carrots with Apricots and Almonds

The warm spices of Morocco can take the most common of vegetables and elevate it to exotic new heights. As fitting as these spiced carrots might be for a special occasion like Easter dinner, they are still quick and simple enough for a weeknight side dish. The subtle sweetness of dried apricots compliments the spice blend exactly right–no honey or brown sugar needed. This side … Continue reading Moroccan Carrots with Apricots and Almonds

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens | Swirls and Spice

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens

The bacon wins.  Even non-fans of sweet potatoes will be bowled over by the savoury bacon flavour that permeates this simple dish.  It’s an easy main dish, a very hearty side dish, or a weekend breakfast option that is destined to triumph over any skeptics you might have in the house. All you need are four simple ingredients. I happened to have bacon, sweet potatoes, … Continue reading Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens

7 Recipes for Lentil Lovers

I fell in love with lentils long before I moved north to prairie lands covered with lentil fields.  My first memory of eating them was in my aunt’s red lentil soup.  I love a good lentil soup (and still make her recipe), but in the years to follow, I began to discover the versatility of these remarkable legumes and started to enjoy them beyond the soup bowl. Lentil … Continue reading 7 Recipes for Lentil Lovers

Tuna and White Bean Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Tuna and White Bean Salad with Tahini and Avocado

For the month of January, I’ve been sharing a new salad recipe every weekend.  Honestly, I could not pick a favourite!  Each one is different, yet simple enough to pull together quickly from pantry ingredients (plus a bit of fresh produce).  Here are the other three, which are well worth trying if you haven’t yet: Pesto-Dressed Three Bean Salad Sesame Black Bean Salad Glass Noodle … Continue reading Tuna and White Bean Salad with Tahini and Avocado

Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cake in a Jar| Swirls and Spice

Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cake in a Jar {Grain Free}

Cherries and chocolate and fluffy meringue create a layered dessert that is decadent, delicious, and healthier than anything like it!  The delicate sweetness comes from natural sources rather than refined sugar, freeing you to indulge without worry.  So grab a spoon and let’s dig in! I‘m bringing this dessert to Fiesta Friday and Savoring Saturdays. I also share recipes at Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free … Continue reading Cherry Chocolate Meringue Cake in a Jar {Grain Free}

Glass Noodle Salad with Cucumber and Sesame

Asian salads, with their tangy, light dressings and refreshing vegetables are nearly impossible for me to resist. I could eat one every day.  Here on Swirls and Spice I’ve shared several of my favourite salads, including Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad and last week’s Sesame Black Bean Salad. This latest recipe is ultra light, thanks to the potato starch noodles which are filling but low in calories and carbohydrates. … Continue reading Glass Noodle Salad with Cucumber and Sesame