Orange Oat Muffins | Swirls and Spice #glutenfree

Gluten Free Orange Oat Muffins

Waking up to warm homemade muffins makes a chilly winter morning doable. I like a hearty bowl of oatmeal sometimes, but it doesn’t have quite the allure that a tender muffin does.  And these muffins are brimming with a bright orange flavor that complements the oats within them. Rising before dawn is not what anyone in my household likes to do, but after a leisurely winter break, that’s … Continue reading Gluten Free Orange Oat Muffins

Pomegranate Orange Bars {Gluten Free}

Pomegranate Gem Orange Bars

Sparkling red pomegranate atop tangy orange bars make a lovely and refreshing addition to the dessert table.  For extra fun, I spelled the word “JOY” with pomegranate arils.  But what you write (or don’t write) is up to you!  The bars look even more colourful with a generous sprinkling of pomegranate rubies.  May your heart and home have room for joy this holiday season. I’ll … Continue reading Pomegranate Gem Orange Bars

Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Crisp and refreshing, a simple cabbage salad gets lifted to greater heights with an exquisite sesame orange dressing.  Never mind a main dish.  All summer long I would be content with salads and desserts. I initially skipped adding any almonds, thinking that they might be cliché.  But I tried tossing some in when I was finishing off the delicious leftovers, and was amazed.  Just a sprinkling of almonds added spectacular … Continue reading Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Raspberry Almond Muffins (or Cupcakes) with Orange Glaze

It turns out that raspberries and orange juice are a fun and entirely compatible flavour combination.  When I needed a taste of sunshine last month, these muffins were a perfect pick-me-up.  They are also a lovely addition to a weekend brunch, and are well-suited for Easter and other springtime celebrations. I wasn’t sure what to call this recipe.  Cupcakes or muffins?  Lightly glazed, these are … Continue reading Raspberry Almond Muffins (or Cupcakes) with Orange Glaze