Easy Gluten Free Apple Crumble Recipe

gluten free apple crumble recipe

Comfort food season is right around the corner and what’s better on cozy evenings than a plate of warm, yummy apple crumble? Top with some vanilla ice cream for extra decadence… yummmmm. A friend brought one over a few weeks ago and when a neighbor gave us some apples from her tree I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. Gluten-free crumbles are an easy way to combine all the goodness of a pie without having to fret over perfecting the crust (something I’m trying to find a good gluten-free recipe for).  View Post

Ombre Eggnog Mocktail

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with Keurig milk frother

If you love eggnog, this mocktail is for you! I’ve been playing around with my milk frother for hot and cold drinks (it’s great for topping coffee) and I’ve been wanting to create a yummy drink that’s perfect for holiday parties. I didn’t add alcohol to mine, but you definitely could for a spiked version. These ombre eggnog mocktails get their colour from a natural food colouring, and the layers on top come from frothed milk (when frothed it will sit on top of the eggnog rather than mixing in) and whipped cream. Top with some cute sprinkles or crushed candy canes and add a pretty swizzle stick or party straw for a fun drink for your holiday parties. Cheers friends!

Ingredients (per drink)

1 cup eggnog (for a spiked version swap in Irish cream or add some rum to the eggnog) πŸ˜‰

1/2 cup milk

Natural food colouring (I love this one by b’Lure)*

Toppings:

Sprinkles (we love the cute ones from Dainty Sprinkle Co– theses are their Whoville Mix)

Crushed peppermints

Marshmallows

Whipped cream

*Read more about this natural food colouring following the recipe

Directions

1.(If you prefer a chilled drink skip this step). Pour the eggnog into the milk frother and press the heat/ froth button. Once ready, pour into serving glass and repeat to make the desired amount of drinks (tip: this would also make a cute shot- style drink). Add a few drops of food colouring and blend until desired colour is reached (I used about 5- 6 drops of the b’Lure flower extract per drink).

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with Keurig milk frother

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with Keurig milk frother

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with Keurig milk frother  ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with butterfly pea flower extract

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with butterfly pea flower extract

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with butterfly pea flower extract

2.Rinse out the frother and remove any eggnog residue and repeat the frothing step with the milk. Pour the frothed milk on top of each drink.

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe

3.Top your mocktail with your favourite toppings and add a party straw + candy cane or swizzle stick for a fun finishing touch. 

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with butterfly pea flower extract

 

About the natural food colouring I used for this recipe:

A friend recommended the b’Lure food colouring while we were shopping in a health food store about a month ago and I was excited to try it out (note: this post is not sponsored and I wasn’t provided this product in exchange for having it be included; it’s a genuine recommendation I’m sharing with readers in hopes it will be something they’re interested in trying themselves). I’m always looking to try natural options and have been having fun experimenting with this flower extract for the past month. I’ve been adding it to cocktails and drinks so far, and will be testing it out in holiday baking this year as well. If you’re looking for a natural blue/ green food colouring, this is a great option. When you see all the pretty photos on Instagram and Pinterest with a green/ blue colour, this is likely what has been used. Here’s some info about it:

-made with 100% natural flower extract from the Butterfly Pea Flower to give a bright blue colour

-has a light sweet flavour, but won’t overpower the flavours you want to taste

– more acidity in the drink/ recipe = a more purple colour

-great for cocktails, frosting/ icing, baking, desserts, and other cooking/ baking 

-0% alcohol

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ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with butterfly pea flower extract

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{Recipe} Roast Zucchini Crust Pizza

Zucchini Pizza Recipe

This is one of those recipes that takes a favourite comfort food- pizza!- and puts a healthy spin on it. Swapping out a traditional crust for slices of zucchini makes for a lighter and more nutritious option without missing out on this meal time fave. Over the Summer we were picking them fresh out of the garden and I could barely keep up with them, so getting a little creative was the result. I shared about these on Instagram Stories the night I made them and they were such a hit that I wanted to post them here on OHP. View Post

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade Popsicles

sparkling lemonade popsicles 1    

Last week I posted about the Lemonade Stand Party that a group of us got together and organized and I wanted to follow up this week with the lemonade popsicles I made. These popsicles are super simple to make and you can either make them with homemade lemonade or use a mix like I did (I used a Lemon Lavender cordial from The Handpicked Home). For a pretty finishing touch I added a fresh sprig of lavender from my garden and used sparkling water instead of regular to make them bubbly.  We’ve still got a few weeks left of Summer and these are a perfect sweet treat to cool down with, or serve them up as a refreshing addition to a dessert bar at your next party.

sparkling lemonade popsicles 3

Ingredients

Homemade lemonade or a lemonade mix made with sparkling water instead of regular water or

Fresh sprigs of lavender

Optional: slices of fresh lemon 

Directions

  1. Mix up your lemonade to your desired sweetness, using sparkling water instead of regular
  2. Pour into popsicle molds, leaving a little extra room at the top so you can add lavender sprigs and/ or lemon slices, plus the popsicle sticks
  3. Freeze overnight, pop out, serve, and enjoy!

That’s it, told you these were easy to make! πŸ˜‰

Tip: serve in a container with ice to keep them from melting as fast 

Sparkling Lemonade Popsicles 2

Sparkling Lemonade Popsicles 4

Sparkling Lemonade Popsicles 5

See more from the Lemonade Stand Party here.

Popsicle flatlay photo- OHP

Party photos & styling- Captured in Squares

Meyer Lemon Lavender Cordial- The Handpicked Home

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Strawberry Chia Parfait

3 step strawberry chia parfait

If you’re looking for a healthy snack or breakfast idea, this parfait is perfect. Canada has a big birthday coming up this weekend and there’s lots to come to OHP to help celebrate our amazing country turning 150. To kick off the week of patriotic posts, what better than a recipe inspired by the colours of our flag? This red and white parfait is a healthy snack option (that only takes 3 steps to make!) for a Canada Day party or picnic and even though it’s inspired by July 1st, it’s perfect anytime as a great snack or breakfast option. See below for how to make them at home.

Ingredients

Recipe makes two parfaits

– fresh organic strawberries, sliced

– 2 cups organic vanilla yogurt

-chia pudding (see below for instructions)

Directions

  1. Start by making the chia pudding: in a jug or bowl mix 2 cups of organic milk with 1/2 cup of chia seeds (you can also add a tsp of vanilla extract). Stir well and allow to sit for 20 minutes+ or overnight.

chia pudding

2. When the chia pudding is ready build the parfaits by alternating scoops of the vanilla yogurt with the chia pudding and strawberries. Tip: If you want to create distinct layers, use the yogurt as a barrier to help keep the chia pudding from blending in with everything. Ie use a layer of yogurt after each layer of chia pudding and strawberries. 

  

yogurt with chia pudding

  3 step strawberry chia parfait 

3. Repeat until the jars are full and top with some strawberry slices. Serve & enjoy!

    

3 step strawberry chia parfait

3 step strawberry chia parfait

Check out the Healthy Snacks page for more recipe ideas like this!

See these posts for other ideas to celebrate Canada: 

#RedandWhite Pop Up at The Local Space: Post a Photo to Win!

Oh Canada: 10 Ways to Get your ‘Eh’ On for Under $75

Canada Day Bunting Printables

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