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

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}

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

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream {Dairy-Free, Paleo}

Creamy coconut milk pairs with pumpkin and warm spices to create a gloriously rich ice cream that might even eclipse a slice of pie.  And it only needs five ingredients! Clean eating that tastes this good makes me even happier to celebrate and “indulge.”  Gathering with friends and family to enjoy some amazing pumpkin ice cream seems like a great way to spend November (or … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream {Dairy-Free, Paleo}

Savoury Cilantro Popovers {Gluten Free}

Poll a group of people and you will find few, if any, who are undecided when it comes to the taste of cilantro (or coriander).  I fall into the cilantro lovers’ camp most definitely!  But should you find yourself on the other side of the aisle, fear not.  You can easily swap in fresh basil or even baby spinach leaves.  And in all of these variations, … Continue reading Savoury Cilantro Popovers {Gluten Free}