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Chipotle-Ginger Barbecue Sauce

Filed under :Dips, Spreads & Condiments, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
chipotle peppers

Created in the kitchen of: Dorothy Wilson

“This recipe is easy to put together and very rich and complex in flavours that hold up well on the grill. It goes great with any veggies you may wish to grill and will also complement chicken or fish.”

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Recipes for Relaxation

Filed under :Natural Body Care, Spec. Occasion / Misc. Holidays
Towel with Flower

Have a spa day at home with these four simple recipes using ingredients found in most kitchens. Great for Mother’s Day or any time you need papmering.

From: Jacquie Lawson “Recipe for Relaxation” e-card.

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Rose and Lavender Cleansing Grains

Filed under :Natural Body Care

This recipe by herbalist Colleen Hulett is great for those pressed for time. It’s easy to make and creates a two-in-one cleansing and exfoliating product.

The cleansing grains are a combination of ground almonds, oats, white clay and herbs. The powder is then moistened with rosewater a little at a time. If a week’s worth of moist cleanser is desired then honey is added to the paste. Honey will preserve the grains and is excellent for facials because it brings blood to the surface, removes impurities, smooths and softens the skin.

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Chocolate Fruit Nuggets

Filed under :Appetizers, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Healthier Desserts, Robin's Kitchen, Snacks, Spec. Occasion / Misc. Holidays, Vegetarian, Wheat-Free

These fruit nuggets are a made with a combination of hazelnut butter, fruit and cocoa powder. If you are trying a raw food diet you can use raw nut butter and raw cacao powder for authentic raw cuisine. Not only are these nuggets a healthier option to regular chocolate treats, they are decadently delicious! Treat your special someone on Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.

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Rum Almond Cake

Filed under :Baked Goods, Christmas / Yule, Healthier Desserts, Vegetarian

“RUMMY YUMMY!” Is how our tester described this cake! Made with almonds, whole wheat pastry flour, carob, maple syrup, honey, and molasses, there are lots of rich flavours. You can alter the flavours according to your own tastes. Our tester omitted the maple syrup and molasses so that the rum, honey and carob flavours would be more pronounced. If you don’t normally have rum on hand you can use a rum baking flavour as a substitute.

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German Chocolate Gingerbread

Filed under :Autumn, Baked Goods, Christmas / Yule, Egg-Free, Healthier Desserts, Snacks, Vegetarian, Wheat-Free, Winter
Chocolate Chunks for Baking

Two Christmas flavours in one great recipe! This gingerbread calls for either spelt or whole wheat flour. One of our visitors e-mailed us with a great review. She had to make it gluten and dairy-free which resulted in a softer texture, but aside from that she said it was delicious!

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Spelt-Rice Shortbread

Filed under :Baked Goods, Christmas / Yule, Egg-Free, Healthier Desserts, Reduced Sugar, Vegetarian, Wheat-Free, Winter

My friend Helen said this recipe was very good. Originally it called for 1/8 cup amaranth grain. Helen used amaranth flour instead. I’m not sure how it would have turned out with the grain – a little crunchier, perhaps. I modified the ingredients to include amaranth flour. If you try it with the grain, please let me know how you like it. With such a small amount of amaranth in the recipe, I think this shortbread could be made without it. If you have it on hand and like the flavour then go ahead and add it. If not, a couple extra tablespoons of the other flours should suffice.

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