Author Archives: Jennifer Bell

Pumpkin Seed Butter Cookies

Cookies dipped in chocolate with pumpkin seeds sprinkled on top.

These chocolate dipped, pumpkin seed butter cookies are a delicious, allergy-friendly treat. They’re soft, chewy, and decadent yet nutritious. These cookies are nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, and grain-free. They’re kid-approved and perfect for school snacks. Main ingredients and substitutions Be sure to use pumpkin seed butter with no added sugar or salt in these cookies. The

Flourless Pumpernickel Bread (Gluten-Free)

A loaf of bread with two slices cut.

This pumpernickel flourless bread is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and much lower in carbs than most breads. It’s perfect for sandwiches and toasts up nicely. This recipe was adapted from Angela Coleby’s (of Divalicious Recipes) almond butter bread. I love Angela’s bread recipe and wanted to create a pumpernickel version. Main ingredients and substitutions Creamy almond

Beetroot and Sweet Potato Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Salad piled on a white plate.

This beetroot and sweet potato salad with arugula and goat cheese is perfect for the holidays. It has a nice balance of sweet and savoury flavours, and looks so pretty with its jewel toned bites of roasted beets and sweet potatoes. This salad is an easy, delicious way to start off a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or

Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary

Cooked butternut squash piled in a bowl.

This roasted butternut squash with rosemary is an easy, tasty side dish that’s perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or whenever you’re in the mood for some candy-sweet, tender squash with caramelized edges. You can prepare this dish in advance and reheat it right before serving which makes it ideal for holiday entertaining. Main ingredients and substitutions

Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Cookies stacked on a plate with a red striped dish cloth in the background.

These gluten-free vegan gingerbread cookies are crisp around the edges and chewy on the inside. They’re warmly spiced and perfect for the holidays. They also make great homemade Christmas gifts. These cookies are ideal if you’re accommodating guests with various dietary requirements or if you want a more nutritious option to add to a holiday

Vegan Pecan Cookies

Four thick cookies on a plate.

These gluten-free, vegan pecan cookies are thick and chewy with crispy edges. They’re chocolaty and sweet with the right hit of saltiness too. These dairy-free, egg-free, grain-free cookies are perfect for a nutritious dessert or after-school treat. Main ingredients and substitutions This recipe calls for toasted pecans. I love the slightly sweet, nutty flavour and

Chickpea Flour Wraps (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Wraps displayed on a plate.

These chickpea flour wraps are a delicious gluten-free alternative to traditional wraps or tortillas. They’re also grain-free and vegan. Stuff them with your favourite fillings, roll them up, and enjoy them for a nutritious breakfast, lunch, or snack. Main ingredients and substitutions Chickpea flour (also known as garbanzo bean flour) is a gluten-free flour that

Chickpea Stuffed Peppers

Six cooked stuffed peppers in a casserole dish.

These chickpea stuffed peppers are an easy, filling, and tasty vegetarian meal. Make a colourful assortment using any type of bell peppers you like. This dish is gluten-free, grain-free, and can easily be made vegan by using vegan cheese. Main ingredients and substitutions Fresh bell peppers are the star of this recipe. I love using

Vegan Gingerbread Loaf (Gluten-Free)

Gingerbread loaf and two slices on a plate.

This gluten-free, grain-free, vegan gingerbread loaf is moist and flavourful with a soft, cake-like texture. It’s sweetened with blackstrap molasses and warmly spiced with ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. This cake is the perfect nutritious addition to a Christmas dessert table, especially if you’re accommodating guests with various dietary requirements. Main ingredients and substitutions 

Pumpkin Spice Hummus

A dish filled with hummus next to a pile of sliced apples.

This pumpkin spice hummus is an easy, nutritious fall dessert. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving and would make a tasty addition to a fall-themed sweet table, served with sliced apples for dipping. It also happens to be gluten-free and vegan so it’s perfect if you’re accommodating guests with various dietary restrictions. Main ingredients and substitutions I