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Desserts

Instant Pot™ Stewed Apples

Instant Pot™ Stewed Apples

Stewed apples are the stuff warm, fuzzy memories are made of.  Certainly a dish with fall written all over it, and the doctor’s answer to anything that ails you.  Best of all, with the Instant Pot™, this tasty, healthy side dish practically makes itself! Life […]

Healthy Strawberry Mousse

Healthy Strawberry Mousse

Healthy strawberry mousse may sound like a fantasy.  However, trust me when I tell you this is the easiest guilt-free dessert you’ll ever make.  It takes mere minutes of hands-on effort to yield a sugar free, dairy free dessert that’s creamy, rich and satisfying. If […]

Fragrant Tropical Black Rice Pudding from the Instant Pot™

Fragrant Tropical Black Rice Pudding from the Instant Pot™

Black rice comes together with mango, coconut and a hint of cardamom to make a rich, exotic pudding filled with healthy goodness.  Best of all, the Instant Pot™ makes its preparation super quick and easy. I’ll never forget the first time I actually saw black […]

Instant Pot™ Ginger-Crusted Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

Instant Pot™ Ginger-Crusted Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

This decadently creamy ginger-crusted cranberry orange cheesecake is a snap to prepare in the Instant Pot™.  Best of all, it’s an easy, elegant dessert to grace your holiday table without overheating your kitchen! If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, where Christmas takes place at […]

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Raspberry chocolate fool is a simple, four ingredient dessert which is as light and nutritious as it is tasty. It feels creamy and decadent.   Yet, this is one dessert that’s incredibly healthy. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I had to confront the fact that […]

3 Ingredient, Sugar Free, No Churn, Vegan Piña Colada Sorbet

3 Ingredient, Sugar Free, No Churn, Vegan Piña Colada Sorbet

This guilt free piña colada sorbet is a light, refreshing dessert or palate cleanser.  It’s light enough for the hottest of days and 100% refreshing. In recent years, we’ve all become more aware of the impact of a balanced diet on our overall health.  Like […]

Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream

Creamy, Refreshing Mint Infused Nectarine Ice Cream

Nothing says summer quite like an ice cold bowl of homemade ice cream.  This nectarine ice cream is one of my favourites.  With a mint-infused base, it’s refreshing and jam-packed with summer, stone fruit flavour.  The perfect end to a barbecue! I love ice cream. […]

Crisp, Crunchy Microwave Caramel Popcorn

Crisp, Crunchy Microwave Caramel Popcorn

Nothing makes a better holiday treat than buttery caramel popcorn.  It is the perfect companion to hot chocolate and a good movie.  Its crunch and saltiness make it addictive.  And, thanks to the microwave, it’s easy enough to make throughout the holidays! I love caramel […]

Lemony Sweet Potato Pie

Lemony Sweet Potato Pie

I’ve never been a huge fan of pumpkin pie.  But, having grown up in the South, I LOVE  lemony sweet potato pie.  There’s something about that citrus kick that makes it perfectly balanced and irresistible. This year, my eldest daughter, who is all grown up […]

Velvety Pumpkin Spice Flan

Velvety Pumpkin Spice Flan

This creamy pumpkin spice flan is a great way to end the Thanksgiving feast.  The pumpkin pie flavours are beautifully complemented by the caramelised sugar, making for a special treat. Although I adore lemony sweet potato pie, I’m not a big fan of pumpkin pie. […]