Comforting Recipes

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With fall gently peering around the corner, it’s time to pull out our cozy sweaters and start thinking about warm, comforting, and nourishing dishes. Here are two Autumn-inspired recipes – one savoury, one sweet – to see you through the shorter days with a full belly and a hearty smile.

Parsnip and Pear Soup

This is one of Veronica's recipes inspired by finding new ways to use up her parsnips!

Course Soup
Keyword Parsnips, Pear

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Parsnips Peeled and chopped in big pieces
  • 2 Ripe pears Cut into pieces
  • 1 Sweet potato Peeled and cut into pieces. If the pears are too sweet, substitute sweet potatoes for a regular potato instead. Add sweet potatoes if pears aren't sweet enough.
  • 5 cups Chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 Onion Cut into cubes
  • Handful of parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Carmelize the onion in a big pot with some oil or butter

  2. Add the broth, parsnips, sweet potato, and pear to the pot and bring to a boil

  3. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until the parsnips and potatoes are soft

  4. Blend, add salt and pepper to taste

  5. Serve topped with some chopped parsley

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

This is a favourite of mine from ALL THE healthy THINGS

Course Dessert
Keyword apples
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients:

Filling

  • 2-3 small/medium Granny Smith apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2-3 small/medium pink lady apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot or corn starch
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Crisp Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 Pinch of salt

Instructions

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Add the sliced apples, cinnamon, cardamon, vanilla, arrow or corn starch, and maple syrup to a large bowl. Toss until everything is well combined and apples are well coated.
  3. Transfer the apples to a greased 8×8 baking dish.
  4. Make the crisp topping by adding the oats, almond flour, dark brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and baking powder to the mixing bowl. Using a fork, mix all the dry ingredients together until well combined.
  5. Add the cubed butter to the mixing bowl. Using your hands, work the butter into the dry ingredients until you have a clumpy crisp topping.
  6. Sprinkle the crisp evenly over the apple filling. Bake the crisp at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes, until the apple filling is bubbling. To prevent the crisp from burning or becoming too brown, cover it loosely with a sheet of foil after 20-25 minutes.
  7. Once the crisp is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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