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Vietnamese Braised Chicken with 5 Spice (Vegan? Try it with Winter Squash)

Braised Chicken with 5 spice

Isn’t one of the best things about traveling exploring the food that is so uniquely of that culture?

The different flavors, vegetables used in different ways, spices I’ve never heard of, food I’ve never seen. What can I say but amazing.

Well it is for me, but I’ve always been a little bit of a gourmand, aka piggy.

What can I say. I love food. LOVE it.

It seems a little strange to be thinking about Vietnamese dishes as I sit and look out the window. It’s currently snowing and -12 degrees C (Joshua is American, so that’s 11 F for all of you South of the border). And even though it is cold, it is stunningly beautiful. The tiniest snowflakes are falling with almost no wind by the thousands every millisecond. In Vietnam, the high today is 31 C/89 F. In a country that rarely experiences cold except in the far reaches of the north western parts of the country, the majority of vietnamese food is a little spicy and almost always hot, braised, in soup form or stewed. I don’t know about you, but if I lived in a country that rarely saw temperatures under 22 C/71 F, I think I’d choose to live off salads, not eating Beef Pho  (beef and noodle soup) for breakfast. But that’s just me.

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By on December 3, 2013 in Blog, Chicken, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian 20

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats

Photography by Kamila Gornia

I am happy to welcome Kammie today. She is a such a multifaceted person that I’m not sure where to start. Between working on 2 degrees, her day job at Social Media Marketing agency as a project manager and strategist and being a freelance photographer, I’m not sure where she finds to time to run a website and share her wonderful recipes and her journey with all of us. But I’m happy she does!

Hey there Beyond The Peel readers! My name is Kammie and I am the blogger behind Sensual Appeal, where I share everything that is delicious, mindful, and happy!

Raise your hand if you love Autumn! *raises hand*

Ahh… yes. I love Autumn. It’s, without a doubt, my favorite season. I love the weather – the temperatures are perfect, it’s not too cold and not too warm. The leaves are turning beautiful tones of yellow and red and falling on the ground. It’s also the season for all Fall flavors which includes APPLES.

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By on November 19, 2013 in Blog, Breakfast, Brunch, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Oats, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian 0

Paleo Brazil Nuts, Lime and Hemp Power Bars

Paleo Brazil Nut, Lime, & Hemp Power Bars-4095

I am so pleased to introduce Tessa. One of the first ‘friends’ I made on this crazy thing called the internet. Her website offers endless, seriously ENDLESS allergen free recipes. Whatever allergies you might have, she’s got a recipe that can help. Which is no small thing considering we’re talking about casein, gluten, corn, sugar free and Paleo. Most surprisingly is that there is no shortage of baking and treats on her sight that can fit almost any dietary restrictions. So you can have fun too.

Thank you everyone for welcoming Tessa from TessaTheDomesticDiva.com

This recipe was born of a flavor combination of a shortbread cookie I had in my past: a truly magical combination of Brazil nuts and lime.

Before those cookies…Brazil nuts were very under appreciated in my world.  Now I wonder how I didn’t always love them.  SO buttery and SO nutritious!

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By on November 1, 2013 in Blog, Coconut, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian 16

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch (gold flower) 010

I am so pleased to introduce you someone who has inspired me over the last couple of years. She continues to wow me with her vast knowledge and introduces me to knew amazing superfoods and recipes to go along with them. Shelley Alexander is a holistic chef, certified healing foods specialist, author of Deliciously Holistic, blogger, and owner of the holistic health company, A Harmony Healing in California.  Shelley loves to eat and cook with amazing superfoods, and seasonal, locally grown, organic foods from the local farmers’ markets. Shelley is a member of Slow Foods USA, Village Green Network, and Women of the Green Generation. Connect with Shelley online on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

When my lovely friend France asked me to share a fall recipe on her blog while she and Joshua go on vacation, I was truly honored and happy to do so! I knew I had to come up with something really yummy and healthy to share with all of you! As a holistic chef, I adore making recipes that provide fantastic health benefits and delicious flavor in one package. My Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch meets that criteria, and it’s one of those tasty desserts you will want to make again and again.

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By on October 29, 2013 in Blog, Chia Seeds, Coconut Milk, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian 10

Cranberry Pear Smoothie – Bring On The Fall Flavors!

Cranberry Pear Smoothie

Smoothies don’t always have to include berries. By stepping outside the box, there’s a whole world of flavour combinations awaiting you! I thought I’d share my favourite fall smoothies.

Cranberries have become my new ‘go to’ smoothie fruit. I love that they are tart, relatively low on the glycemic index and offer all kinds of anti oxidants. It’s not news that cranberries also help with urinary tract health. For all those ladies out there that get what my sister calls ‘C.U.T.I. ‘ (acute urinary tract infection) pronounced cutie, ‘like you’re such a cutie patootie’. Except a C.U.T.I  is never cute. Cranberries also help promote mouth health by inhibiting mouth bacteria (your hygienist will thank you) and it’s research is showing promising results for cancer prevention.

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By on September 20, 2013 in Beverage, Blog, Breakfast, Cranberry, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Pear, Popular Posts, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian 8

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