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

Lentil Samosas with Tomato Onion Chutney

Gluten-Free Lentil Samosas with Tomato Onion Chutney

Bite into a lentil samosa and let warm spices of India chase away winter’s chill. Tomato and onion chutney provides a rich companion sauce with a hint of natural sweetness. As a holiday starter, game day appetizer, or enticing buffet option, gluten free samosas offer flavour, protein, and crunch.  While I still love the bold flavours of Tex-Mex this time of year, Indian samosas are … Continue reading Gluten-Free Lentil Samosas with Tomato Onion Chutney

Cranberry Chicken Salad Mini Pitas

Holiday parties and open houses need something substantial–yet not too filling–that can balance out the all cookies and sweets. Stuff miniature pitas with tangy cranberry chicken salad and watch them go at your next event. This chicken (or turkey) salad actually tastes better after you let it chill for a while, since the flavours are accentuated over time. Hence, cranberry chicken salad is a perfect … Continue reading Cranberry Chicken Salad Mini Pitas