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Matcha Pistachio Truffles

When you need an afternoon pick-me-up, try a healthy buzz over another cup of caffeine or a timbit in the staff room. These are high in protein, healthy fats and antioxidants to boost and maintain your energy, with zero processed sugar. Just dates for the perfect sweetness to balance earthy matcha and nuts.

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Cardamom Pistachio Kulfi

If you are a fan of desserts with rich and complex flavours, you might just fall in love with cardamom ice cream. Cardamom is a spice often used in Indian cuisine, and imparts a uniquely aromatic flavour. Paired with crushed pistachios and creamy coconut base, the result envelops you in its taste and is truly incomparable. This kulfi recipe uses coconut milk and condensed milk, but it can be made dairy free and vegan with coconut milk alone. Unlike ice cream, kulfi doesn’t require any special machine other than a stovetop and pot, taking only a few minutes of your time to prepare. Let me know what you think of my new favourite homemade frozen dessert! 🙂 Continue reading

Acorn Squash with Spiced Apple and Walnut

Sugar and spice and all things nice is what Fall brings to the kitchen. This seasonal dish adds sweet and spicy dimensions to buttery roasted acorn squash.  The stuffing is simple and consists of caramelized apples, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Rich in flavour and colour, this is a beautiful and nutritious dish to warm up to this Fall. Continue reading

Sweet Pea Roasted Jalepeño Guacamole

I’m a big avocado fan. Huge. I eat one everyday, typically by itself or in a smoothie. And when it comes to guac, I usually do a simple one with lemon juice, salt and pepper to top a salad or chicken dish.

This recipe, however, is something worth sharing. I came across it when Whole Foods only had one ripe avocado on a day I was in charge of guac for a potluck. Of course. The store clerk suggested I try the sweet pea guacamole on their website which uses only 1 avocado and frozen green peas as the bulk. I added some other ingredients as well for extra kick and the result was surprisingly packed with flavour. Light and sweet, smoky and spicy. I can’t recommend it enough, you’ve gotta to try it for yourself.

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