Recipes by Denise C.

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Hibiscus Iced Tea (caffeine free)

Hibiscus Iced Tea (caffeine free) by Denise C.

Iced tea is a summer staple and this recipe combines a wonderful rich colour of hibiscus with a healthy boost of turmeric and ginger. This is has a rich twangy flavor, perfect for hot summer days or steamy evenings. Green rooibos is a caffeine-free herb that has a mild green-tea like flavour and contains antioxidants as well as…

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Amaranth Breakfast Porridge

Amaranth Breakfast Porridge by Denise C.

This is a healthy warm breakfast - a great GF alternative to creamy hot cereal. This version is dairy-free!

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Poached Mandarins.

Poached Mandarins. by Denise C.

This recipe is simple to make, but quite a show stopper dessert. It is made in a spiced, fragrant syrup, but it isn't overly sweet. It is nice because it can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a day or so before serving, so it is perfect for dinner parties, family dinners, and even holiday tables.

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Kumquat Cranberry Compote

Kumquat Cranberry Compote by Denise C.

Kumquats are quirky little citrus similar in color and skin to tiny oranges, but with more of a sour pucker to them, and the fruit as well as pith and skin are edible. Kumquats show up in the stores mid-winter with all the citrus, and they pack a lot of anti-oxidants and vitamins into their tiny skins. Having a burst of intense twangy…

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Sweet Potatoes with Curried Lentils

Sweet Potatoes with Curried Lentils by Denise C.

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Chai Spiced Apple Cider

Chai Spiced Apple Cider by Denise C.

This mulling spice blend is based on aromatic chai. These spices are wonderful with cider, and add even more depth and flavor to your hot cider recipe. Double or triple the recipe and put it in a crockpot on low or pour warm into a punch bowl - perfect for parties!

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Vegan Pea Pesto

Vegan Pea Pesto by Denise C.

This vegan pea pesto tastes like spring. Whether on a crudités plate, spread on warm crostini, or served over fish or steamed vegetables, this pesto adds delicious flavor to your dish. GF/DF/NF

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Dairy-Free Tzatziki

Dairy-Free Tzatziki by Denise C.

This tzatziki has the creamy tang of a traditional recipe, but is dairy free! Serve with lamb or chicken, as a dip for fresh veggies, with pita chips, or as a dollop over chilled summer soups. Delicious.

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Quick Radish Refrigerator Pickle

Quick Radish Refrigerator Pickle by Denise C.

The perfectly pink ume plum quick pickle. The perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and crispy. Great on their own, or over a salad, on a cheese & meat board, or replacing anything that would be perfect with a pickle.

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Sun-tella Spread

Sun-tella Spread by Denise C.

A peanut/gluten/dairy- free allergy-friendly version of the popular chocolate spread. Great on toast, with graham crackers, as a dip for apples, or by the spoonful (try on your s'mores!). {GF/NF/DF}

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