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

Cherry Coconut Pudding Popsicles

While I love strawberry season, the deeper flavour of cherries should not be missed.  Now that summer is officially here, cherries are in season at last! And when cherries meet coconut, it’s a storybook match.  How I did I discover this?  The neighbourhood bakery of my childhood made some of the most amazing cherry coconut bars I have ever tasted.  They were my mom’s favourite.  … Continue reading Cherry Coconut Pudding Popsicles

Cherry Watermelon Popsicles {100% Fruit} | Swirls and Spice

Cherry Watermelon Popsicles

All fruit, totally refreshing cherry and watermelon blend together in these popsicles. Frosty fruit treats take the edge off summer’s heat in a most delicious way. Bring on the sunshine–so long as we have our freezer stocked with naturally sweet popsicles.  I really would rather steer clear artificially coloured sugar water, which somehow becomes popular once it is frozen.  Real fruit tastes so much better.  … Continue reading Cherry Watermelon Popsicles

Banana Coconut Spice Cookies with Turmeric

Just four simple ingredients and “bam!”–you’ve got cookies!  Coconut and banana need no other sweetener, so these flourless cookies are impossibly healthy too! When I want to make cookies both delicious and healthy, I usually turn to sweet potatoes.  My Cocoa Nut Breakfast Cookies and Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies are proof of this trend.  But sometimes I would rather skip shredding or cooking sweet potatoes.  … Continue reading Banana Coconut Spice Cookies with Turmeric

Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies

Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies

If you have sweet potato haters in your midst, make these cookies.  Just don’t tell them what’s inside until after they take a bite.  The joke’s on them, because they’ll want to keep eating these chocolate-dipped coconut cookies with caramel topping no matter what you say. When it comes to boxed cookies, I thought my days of indulging in Girl Scout cookies were over as … Continue reading Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies

Peach Spice Oat Bars | Swirls and Spice

Spiced Peach Oat Bars

Made with simple pantry ingredients, these oat bars and their peachy goodness are entirely within reach all year round!Finding a juicy fresh peach is not an easy thing.  Last summer we struck out and were disappointed with the peaches available; I have craved good peaches ever since.  Thankfully, canned and frozen peaches make it possible to taste one of my favourite fruits any time of … Continue reading Spiced Peach Oat Bars