Month: October 2016

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Teal Pumpkin Project

A few years ago my sister introduced me to an awesome initiative called the Teal Pumpkin Project. It’s an initiative that started in the United States in 2012 to give kids with food allergies an alternative to the traditional Halloween treats they must avoid. Many of the goodies given …

Ghostly Gourds Halloween Craft

Halloween is less than a week away and I thought I’d share one of the fun, food-related, crafts I made with my son. These Ghostly Gourds make the perfect centrepiece or mantel display and it’s a great rainy-day, kid-friendly activity.  Look how cute they are! It’s so easy to spend a …

The Benefits of Grass-Fed Dairy Products

This bulk of this blog post on the benefits of grass-fed dairy was actually written a couple of years ago for my old site, ThePaleoDietitian.com. I’ve been meaning to publish it again and last weekend, after reading The Vancouver Sun’s article on ‘Canadian butter “really sucks”… ‘, it …

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

This gorgeous Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake was a huge hit at our Thanksgiving feast and the gluten-free pecan crust complimented the flavours perfectly. It was also another successful attempt at using fresh pumpkin purée instead of canned! Traditional pumpkin pie is either a hit or a miss with my family …

Quick and Easy Homemade Applesauce

A few weeks back we received a ton of gorgeous homegrown apples. They were sweet and delicious but unfortunately we had a tough time getting through them before they started getting soft. So, instead of letting them achieve compost worthy status I whipped up a quick batch of homemade …

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes!

Well, my love affair with fall continues after this morning’s, oh so satisfying, breakfast of Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes. I’d googled a recipe on-line and, as per usual, tweaked it to suit my taste. The result was to die for! Back in University, my fall routine on a Sunday …