Category Archives: Bakery

Delicious hearty homemade baked goods and sweets.

Gingerbread

From The New American Plate Cookbook This beautifully light version of traditional gingerbread uses whole-wheat pastry flour to add fiber, vitamins and phytochemicals that regular white flour lacks. Naturally sweet molasses and aromatic spices keep this dessert moist and flavorful. Serve warm with fresh fruit or a cup of tea for a comforting holiday treat. Read more

A Christmas Cookie for Ginger Nuts

Over the holidays, the great cookie debate inevitably flares. In this eternal debate, I always choose crisp over chewy. For me, the snap and crunch of a cookie matters as much as its flavor. But if chewy cookies are your thing, do read on. (more…)...
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Lemonade Cream Pie Shooter

Each serving of this creamy pie includes almost a half cup of watermelon, a source of lycopene, a compound related to beta carotene that lowers the risk for heart disease, inflammation, and even skin aging. The potassium in watermelon is important for maintaining a healthy heart beat and the vitamin C is one of the...
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Cranberry Flax Pumpkin Bread

Fall for Flax Bread

Two of the season’s most-loved foods come together in this delicious homemade bread. Pumpkin's potent beta-carotene and cranberries' anthocyanin phytochemicals are blended together with flaxseed's protective omega-3 fats. Flax is also being studied for their lignans, plant estrogens which may play a role in protecting against breast cancer. Read more

Grapes in Port Wine Sauce

During fall and holiday entertaining, desserts often command the spotlight. For inspiration, use the beautiful, vibrant colours of autumn to inspire unique desserts. Few fruits can match the taste or vibrancy of green, red and black California grapes. Buy one or buy them all and turn on the creativity. Here are a few ideas to get...
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Toasted Coconut Trail Mix Bites

Trail mix is a year-round favourite that can be a great source of protein and heart-healthy fats. “Whip up a batch of these bite-size fruit and nut treats to keep in your fridge for a quick and satisfying car snack before the kids' soccer game,” says Samara Foisy, registered dietitian for President's Choice. “It's easy...
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Nectarine and Raspberry Cobbler

Late summer fruits make a sweet dessert when baked into this tasty and colorful cobbler. Dark red raspberries contain vitamin C and compounds like ellagic acid, while golden nectarines boast carotenoid compounds. Both fruits contain cancer-protective fiber, as does the whole-grain crust it’s wrapped in. (more…)...
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Creamy Chocolate Date Mousse

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this unique chocolate mousse, packed with flavor and some surprising healthy foods: avocado and Medjool dates. Avocado is high in fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fats while Medjool dates have more fiber, calcium and potassium. Their natural sweetness combined with light and creamy coconut milk blends into the perfect healthy dessert....
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