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our favourite
recipes for the holidays

Welcome to our collection of seasonal recipes! Lovingly created by our co-founder and chef, Liz Gallagher.

CHEF LIZ GALLAGHER
Co Founder & Chief Culinary Officer

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Liz’s love for food

“My love for baking began when I was in university. I was introduced to “raw food” and loved discovering good-for-you desserts–made with organic fruit, nuts, and unrefined sweeteners. This led to my first business, Unbaked Cake Co. and later, I developed the first vegan baking course for George Brown College in Toronto. Some of my favourite flavours to bake with are cinnamon, anything apple, and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, of course! 

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. This diagnosis has fueled my journey in the exploration of healthy and healing foods. What I put in my body is so important and plays such a major role in how I feel each day. This has ultimately impacted a number of ingredients that were once a staple in my baking pantry (and in my cooking pantry too!) I’ve transitioned to gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free alternatives and strive to create inclusive recipes around dietary restrictions.    

My favourite part of the holiday season is bringing together family and friends with delicious food – this usually involves a fun new dish or two! I hope you enjoy my collection of seasonal recipes. I can’t wait to hear your feedback and see all of your creations!” 

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    Apple Pie Bars

    Your favourite pie turned bar, with a cinnamony streusel topping and buttery shortbread crust. Made even better when topped with my salted caramel!
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    Butter Board

    Try your hand at the latest TikTok trend. A fun and creative horderves for your holiday party!
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    Butternut Squash Steaks with Garlic Butter-Sage Sauce

    Delicious and meaty, these butternut squash steaks are a super fun alternative to cauliflower.
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    Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta Bake

    A cheesy baked mac and cheese ft. one of my favourite fall ingredients – pumpkin! The addition of fresh rosemary, thyme and sage makes it serious autumn comfort food.
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    Cinnamon Bun Granola

    An ode to one of my favourite sweet treats, this grain-free granola is loaded with everything you’d want in a cinnamon bun!
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    Cream Cheese Frosting

    This sweet and tangy frosting is the perfect replacement for its dairy counterpart, delicious on just about anything!
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    Heirloom Carrot Tart

    This showstopper of a tart is the perfect addition to your fall dinner party menu. Roasted carrots, cheesy caramelized onions, chopped hazelnuts and fresh tarragon, baked on a buttery pastry crust.
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    Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

    This pumpkin cheesecake is what dreams are made of. Rich and creamy vanilla cheesecake layered with a pumpkin spiced cheesecake, on top of a graham cracker crust! All to be drizzled in salted caramel. YUM.
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    Salted Caramel

    Salty and sweet, this salted caramel sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any sweet treat!
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    Spiced Pumpkin Loaf

    With crunchy pecans running throughout, this spiced moist gluten-free pumpkin loaf will have your home smelling like fall in no time!
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