Homemade, Slow Cooked, Creamy Mac and Cheese

 So there is nothing paleo or vegan about this dish, but trust me it is so worth the indulgence. I know, I know, I bragged that our Canadian Thanksgiving menu was filled with paleo, vegan and clean eats.  But rules are meant to be broken, and this recipe is so worth bending the guidelines for.  My justification for its inclusion is that every year without fail my super host of an Aunty preps some Mac and Cheese, because it is my cousin Graeme’s favourite side dish. So in my mind no Thanksgiving table is complete without a little Mac and Cheese. After you try this recipe I am pretty confident you will agree. Continue reading “Homemade, Slow Cooked, Creamy Mac and Cheese”

Vegan, No Bake Pumpkin Spice Balls

 This treat from our Canadian Thanksgiving has it all covered. They’re vegan. They’re paleo. They are gluten and dairy free. If you make them all with organic ingredients you can call them organic. This is a fast, simple, no guilt dessert or everyday fall treat. It also is right on the Pumpkin Spice trend. So enjoy being hip and healthy with these Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Balls.

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Butter Brickle Ice Cream Dessert

 Another recipe from our Canadian Thanksgiving is here! I know I gushed about how thankful we are for our NYC family, but that in no way means I didn’t miss my own family over the holiday weekend. It is an exciting time for my most precious people.  One of my best friends/maid of honour (who is married to my cousin) is expecting their second babe any minute now. There are more pregnancies and brand new babies for some of my most cherished friends and family. My brother just got engaged (and KILLED the Victoria Half marathon). So there is so, so much to celebrate right now.  So to make me feel a little closer to home I tried to emulate my Aunt’s fantastic Thanksgiving feast the best I could. That includes my all time, hands down favourite holiday dessert-Butter Brickle.  You can keep your pumpkin pies and apple cobblers, I am all about this ice creamy treat. Enjoy! Continue reading “Butter Brickle Ice Cream Dessert”