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Homemade Chili Powder

Raid your spice cupboard and quickly stir up this flavourful homemade chili powder. Ten ingredients that make a rich and complex mix. You won’t want to buy the commercially-made stuff again. (Skip straight to recipe) Chili powder seems to be … Continue reading

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Jerk Seasoning and a Jamaican Holiday

Stir together your own mix of spicy Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and you’ll add Island flair and flavours to chicken or pork for summer barbecues. This blog has been quiet the last couple weeks because I’ve been on a tropical holiday. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Slab Pie – Easy Crust Method

Whip up a pumpkin slab pie in minutes. Just press the nutty pastry dough into the pan, fill with creamy pumpkin filling and bake. No messy rolling of dough, but all the delicious spicy flavour of traditional pie. You don’t … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Dough Boy Smoothies

Whip up Gingerbread Dough Boy smoothies for a delicious, satisfying breakfast in a glass – full of the goodness of oats, nut milk, and the sweetness of dates and spices. It’s like a big glass of drinkable oatmeal and gingerbread … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

Mmmm, biting into one of these soft balls of sweet spicy goodness is just like swiping a spoonful of gingerbread cookie dough from the bowl. I don’t get all the fuss about eating raw cookie dough. When we were growing … Continue reading

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Juicy Grilled Mushrooms

These grilled mushrooms are so simple and so surprisingly juicy and tasty I just had to share them quickly with you. We are in the midst of a flurry of packing and repacking and organizing and list-making and loading and … Continue reading

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas – a Crunchy Snack – and Some Winter Sunshine

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas – high fiber and nutritious little beans that will satisfy a salty, crunchy craving and stave off hunger. Eat them as a snack, sprinkle them on a salad or garnish any kind of creamy soup! Yup, winter’s … Continue reading

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Homemade Chai Tea Syrup – for Gift Giving or Relaxing Indulgence

Make up a batch or two of rich and spicy chai tea syrup – one for you and one to give away as holiday or hostess gifts. Take a sip and feel the cares slip away. Yes, the holiday fever has … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Granola (and How to Bake a Pumpkin)

  What dessert evokes fall more than pumpkin pie? The warm cinnamon-scented vapors curling enticingly around our noses as grandma opens the oven door, the luscious spicy creaminess topped with a cloud of whipped cream as we take a forkful … Continue reading

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Herb-Stuffed Porkchops

Herb stuffed pork chops – an easy recipe to whip up. Bursting with flavour the savory herb stuffing keeps thick cuts of pork chops moist and juicy. This simple recipe was born one day when I had these lean thick-cut … Continue reading

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