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Almond Rosemary Flatbread and Sweet Potato Hummus`

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you probably already know I love Mediterranean food. Whether I’m choosing a restaurant or choosing what I’m going to cook for dinner, recipes inspired by Italian, Provençal, Greek, Turkish and North African culinary traditions usually make it to the top of my list.

I’m not only a fan of these dietary traditions because they’re so tasty, but also because studies have shown that Mediterranean diets have less-than-joyous symptoms .

Being a nutritionista who counts herself rather handy in the kitchen, I thought I’d tackle the problem head on by creating a gluten-free flatbread that would be right at home at any tapas. I’m so pleased with how it turned out, but even the tastiest flatbread recipe is a little ho-hum without a great spread to go with it. Since I was on a roll, I went ahead and created a sweet potato hummus that pairs perfectly with this flatbread. I love the rich orange colour the sweet potato gives this recipe. It’s so much prettier than your average hummus! It's also higher in antioxidant carotenoids and fibre!

Check out the video below and be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter an awesome giveaway for a Panasonic Steam Convection Oven. (Worth $1400 big ones!)

Ingredients
  • 1 cup white cheddar or hard goat shredded/grated
  • 1 cup almond flour (or ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat convection oven setting to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, buckwheat flour, ground flaxseed, garlic powder, dried rosemary and sea salt. In a separate small bowl, combine eggs, oil and water.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and then fold in grated cheese. The batter will be thick and sticky.
  4. Optional: Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend until creamy smooth.
  5. Grease pan with oil or cover with parchment paper. Spread batter onto pan.
  6. Bake on the convection oven setting for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Let cool, then cut into squares and spread sweet potato hummus on each square.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of chopped sweet potatoes, skin on
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping spoonfuls tahini paste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread sweet potato on glass pan and bake sweet potato for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove sweet potato from oven and let cool. Once cooled, add sweet potatoes to a blender or food processor and blend with remaining ingredients until smooth and creamy.

A big thanks to the folks at Panasonic Canada for letting me use their test kitchen and all their cool kitchen gadgets.

This post was created in partnership with Panasonic, however all opinions are always my own.

Read more about partnership ethos here.

130 Comments
Atika   •   May 12, 2016

The kitchen gadget i can't live without would definitely have to be my blender

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Joanne MacFarlane   •   May 12, 2016

I cannot live without my measuring bowls. It provides me with portion control, storage, cuts down on the number of dishes. Love them!

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joy   •   May 12, 2016

could not live without our toaster :)

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Kay   •   May 12, 2016

Won't be able to live without my water kettle!

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Natalie   •   May 13, 2016

I love my knife set. Seriously the best thing I ever bought from Costco.

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Lynn Duchesne   •   May 13, 2016

I cannot live without my Kitchenaid Mixer!

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Victoria Ess   •   May 13, 2016

I couldn't live without my blender!

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wow this would be amazing! all entered in. It didn't give me an option to put in any details in the form

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Dianne G.   •   May 13, 2016

I use my mixer more than anything in my kitchen so I would say that is what I could not live without.

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Donna Blue   •   May 13, 2016

Love Panasonic

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ginette4   •   May 13, 2016

I cannot live without my bread maker..I use to make bread, make pizza dough and our favourite cinnamon buns

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Elizabeth Vlug   •   May 13, 2016

I cannot live without my blender. From smoothies to soup, this beauty gets used a few times a day.

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Heidi P   •   May 13, 2016

Love Love my toaster oven, so many things can be baked, warmed or toasted up in it...my life saver. Thanks for the lovely chance @joyoushealth.com

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Kim Siever   •   May 13, 2016

We don’t have a lot of kitchen gadgets, but the one I use the most would be my kitchen scale that I received as a Christmas present. I would love a convection oven. I think the next oven we get will be a convection. With a family of 8, we are regularly cooking on both oven racks, so it’d be great to an oven that evenly cooks. :)

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Christina Ferguson   •   May 13, 2016

The kitchen gadget I can't live without is my slowcooker.

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Krista M   •   May 13, 2016

I could not live without my handheld blender, it does all the work for me so fast!

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Wanda Tracey   •   May 13, 2016

Your almond-rosemary-sweet-potato-hummus recipe looks delicious and I would love to try it. Thanks so much for sponsoring this awesome Panasonic convection oven giveaway.It would be so exciting to win this!! I love and enjoy cooking and baking so this would be perfect in my kitchen. My fingers are crossed really tight for this giveaway. Have a beautiful day!! :)

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Jenny   •   May 13, 2016

I love my toaster

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Bonnie Van Durme   •   May 13, 2016

My garlic press

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Bonny Dixon MacIsaac   •   May 13, 2016

Plain and simple, I couldn't live without a can opener!

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Leah Leitch   •   May 13, 2016

My kitchen shears/scissors - use them for everything!

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Helen Manning   •   May 13, 2016

I could not live with out my Cheese Grater !!! I use it almost every day.. I think it' vintage !

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Elaine D   •   May 13, 2016

I can't live without my InstantPot. It's so awesome! My mixer comes in a close second because I love to bake!

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Jackie M   •   May 13, 2016

Would love to try this out! A steaming convection oven is so much easier and healthier! I won't be able to leave without my convection oven!

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KittyPride   •   May 13, 2016

I could not live without my coffee maker.

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Maritess   •   May 13, 2016

I cannot live without my blender in the kitchen especially in the mornings when I prepare my smoothie of the day.

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Joan Cox   •   May 13, 2016

Can't live without my Ninja blender.

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Glenda Harlton   •   May 13, 2016

my cordless kettle is always on the go

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Dawn Sutherland   •   May 14, 2016

I cannot live without my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. It makes baking so much easier (which means more baking!!)

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Carolyn   •   May 14, 2016

My kitchen would feel very bare without my 7 qt Kitchen Aid machine. It's a workhorse and it looks pretty, too! Would love love love this oven.

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Livie   •   May 14, 2016

I cant live without my food processor. It is my biggest helper.

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Vi   •   May 14, 2016

I couldn't live without my coffee maker, its what starts my day.

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Janice Cournoyer   •   May 14, 2016

I cannot live without my food processor.

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Suzanne G   •   May 14, 2016

The kitchen gadget I could not live without is my food processor.

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Marlene Fairman   •   May 14, 2016

I would really miss more than one item but for starters I couldn't live without my Cuisinart Food processor. I make a lot of your recipes in it.

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Stephanie Robinson   •   May 14, 2016

Food processor.

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Stephanie Robinson   •   May 14, 2016

Food processor

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Clara   •   May 14, 2016

I can NEVER live without my KitchenAid Pro 500! Many great food and cooking memories between the two of us.

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Kim   •   May 14, 2016

I'd definitely be lost without my blender.

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Diane Leblanc   •   May 14, 2016

Would love to Winnipeg and use this.

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Valerie Gibson   •   May 14, 2016

I'd be lost without my food processor.

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Vicki H   •   May 14, 2016

The kitchen gadget I can't live without is grater

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Sydonie Eggett   •   May 14, 2016

The kitchen gadget I couldn't live without - food processor! I use it to make all my hummus, banana ice cream, tabouleh etc. It's my favourite machine ever!

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Betty Ashworth   •   May 14, 2016

I cannot live without my food processor which i'm using even though its a touch broken :(


Velda Robb   •   May 14, 2016

Love my toaster oven

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Velda Robb   •   May 14, 2016

Couldn,t live without my toaster oven


Simon Wood   •   May 14, 2016

Definitely my KitchenAid mixer.

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Leah   •   May 14, 2016

I could not live without my vitamix! Best purchase!

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Julie F   •   May 14, 2016

I could not live without my hand mixer!

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Belinda McNabb   •   May 14, 2016

my coffee maker!

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Sue Frampton   •   May 14, 2016

My favorite is my pairing knife I use it for all my cutting and my blender

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Cara Inglis   •   May 14, 2016

I could never live without my coffeemaker!

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Jenn Beckett @jennpup   •   May 14, 2016

I can't live without my rotating belgian waffle maker - I cook so many different treats in it! Makes perfect portions for school lunches so quickly.

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Ken P   •   May 14, 2016

For me my kitchen gadget I would miss if I did not have it would be a CAN OPENER believe it or not. I can do without many other kitchen gadgets & small appliances but my can opener is my one item I must have. Have made many meals & sweet treats without using many kitchen items but the need to open cans is a must for me - must be a man thing. Great prize by the way - thanks

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Nancy J Montgomery   •   May 14, 2016

Not sure it's a gadget, but I couldn't live without a microwave. It does it all!

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Brandee H   •   May 14, 2016

I love my frother. It's just a little gadget, but it makes my afternoon tea seem like a glorious treat!

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Shirley Maynard   •   May 15, 2016

I would not like to live without my rice cooker, make alot of one pot meals in it.

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Garnet Leib   •   May 15, 2016

Apple Corer

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Lori Sexton   •   May 15, 2016

My cast iron skillet

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JS   •   May 15, 2016

Crockpot

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Andrea Bilec   •   May 15, 2016

I cannot live without my microwave.

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Rachelle Geddes   •   May 15, 2016

Definitely the toaster-oven! Can't live without that!!

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Dominika Ivan   •   May 15, 2016

I can't live without my Vitamix

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Tara Betterley   •   May 15, 2016

Surprisely enough. I cannot live without the electric can opener (or a can opener in general)..

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Sandra C   •   May 15, 2016

I simply cannot live without my stand mixer. I bought it when I was unemployed with very little "spare" money, but never once did I regret my decision. I use it any time I bake!

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LILLIAN BROWNl   •   May 15, 2016

I absolutely could not do without my nice Red Kitchen Aid Mixer

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Rachelle_Rach   •   May 15, 2016

The Toaster oven is essential. I prefer my food warm and it's a sinch with leftovers especially. I have made a choice not to use a microwave. So it's either the oven or stove top. With a baby I find myself rewarming my food a couple of times over. Hopefully I can get a better quality one so that I can cook in it too.

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ameirah   •   May 15, 2016

my spatula / flipper its always being used!!! thanks

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Erika Letson   •   May 15, 2016

I cannot live without my coffeemaker. Thank you for the giveaway!

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Heather W   •   May 16, 2016

Hands down my crockpot.. growing up my mother never used one, and it was just introduced into my life a few years back, and it is an absolute life saver! 4 kids, and a busy career my crockpot makes it possible to always have home cooked meals!

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Toby   •   May 16, 2016

My microwave! Makes things quick & easy!

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Connie   •   May 16, 2016

That's a tough one, probably my Vitamix blender. My lemon juicer would be a close second :)

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Pearl Saban   •   May 16, 2016

A veggie peeler.

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Linda Bragg   •   May 16, 2016

Cannot live without my can opener...weather it be an electric one or a manual one......without it I could not get anything out of a can to use for ingredients to make all sorts of dishes, soups, pastas, drinks etc. How else would I get cans open..........

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Janet Shotwell   •   May 16, 2016

Stove, fridge/freezer, running water.

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Jodi Mitrovic   •   May 16, 2016

I can't live without my blender. My husband and I use it to prepare healthy meals for ourselves and our 18 month old. We recently welcomed our 2nd bundle of joy into the world and now that we're busy with 2 little mouths to feed the Panasonic Steam Convection Oven would be so handy to have! Thank you for an incredible giveaway!

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Janet P.   •   May 16, 2016

I could not live without my kettle for tea and hot chocolate!

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Sharron Johnston   •   May 16, 2016

I can't live without my coffee maker. There's nothing better than waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee :) Many thanks! Entered and followed all!

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Wanda Tracey   •   May 16, 2016

Thank you for this awesome contest and opportunity to participate.This is an awesome prize that I would love to win because I love all the Panasonic steam convection's multifunctional ways of cooking. :)

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Tanya CI   •   May 17, 2016

I cannot do without slow cooker :)

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jeannine glen   •   May 17, 2016

now this I could really use. a dream come true. I really hope I win this. thank you for the chance.

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VALERIE SOLTIS   •   May 17, 2016

I cannot live without a microwave oven! But would love to win the PANASONIC CONVECTION OVEN. THANKS!

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Maureen   •   May 17, 2016

Would love to try steam cooken

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ivy pluchinsky   •   May 17, 2016

The kitchen gadget i cannot live without is my Tfal Actifry! I love it!

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Lilly Wong   •   May 17, 2016

I can't live without my peeler. I need it to peel Potatoes, Carrots & Apples. It annoys me when I see people use a paring knife & cut off thick slices. I hate waste.

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jan   •   May 17, 2016

I did without a spatula for too long and now I cannot imagine doing that ever again.

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stacey h   •   May 17, 2016

i really like my toaster - toast is an essential snack

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TERRI MACKINNON   •   May 17, 2016

I can't live without a cheese grater. Nope, couldn't do it! :)

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Tammy Dalley   •   May 17, 2016

I cant live without my mixer

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Cher   •   May 17, 2016

I couldn't survive without my food processor!!!!

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Joanne Frank   •   May 17, 2016

Appliance i can not go with out is my Microwave .

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Simone   •   May 17, 2016

Your flat bread looks yummy but I dont have a convection oven. Can I bake the bread in a regular oven?

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Heather Allen   •   May 18, 2016

Hi Simone! Absolutely :) You may have to increase the cooking time as a convection oven takes less time that a regular oven. Enjoy! Heather- Joyous Health team


Edmond   •   May 17, 2016

. Wow, prize microwave is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me

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Valerie Mallette   •   May 17, 2016

I could not live without my hand blender.

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Cindy   •   May 18, 2016

Amazing giveaway! I can't live without my blender. I love making healthy smoothies. :-)

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Cindy Martin   •   May 18, 2016

The kitchen gadget I can't live without is my favourite knife...it is just the right size for most things.

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Linda Beaton   •   May 19, 2016

Cannot live without my whisk!

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Sirena Miller   •   May 19, 2016

I could not live without my NutriBullet. I make everything in this little machine, even hummus! ;-)

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Deb Chapman   •   May 19, 2016

My spouse calls me the gadget queen, but the things I would most be lost without would be the simple measuring cups that help keep me on track. Deb

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Heidi Yohanna   •   May 19, 2016

can't live without my pressure cooker

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kathryn   •   May 19, 2016

probably my knives. i use them everyday. they are worth the money. the oven looks neat. i will look into it. and, of course, your new recipes look delicious. i always am happy when i cook from your recipes. thanks, kathryn

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Angela   •   May 19, 2016

I can't live without my Ninja blender

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Jackie Hornyak   •   May 19, 2016

My handheld immersion blender, saves me so much time and is so easy to use and clean! I could never go back to the days of trying to pour hot soup into a blender.

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Maureen   •   May 19, 2016

My vitamix blender!

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Susanna   •   May 19, 2016

I can't live without my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer and my garlic press!

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Samantha   •   May 19, 2016

I think it would have to be my blender; I wouldn't be able to make all my nut milks without it! :)

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Lorraine cote   •   May 19, 2016

I couldn't live without my vitamix since I have this wonderful appliance it change my life in eating and having better habits.

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Lesley   •   May 19, 2016

I can not live without my kitchen TONGS! Believe it or not, I never used these until I started my culinary classes. It was a required tool, and not I can't be in any kitchen without them!

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Louise Gagne   •   May 19, 2016

I use my Instant Pot or Fagor Multi-function Pressure Cooker all the time and just love them both. Thank you for the opportunity to weigh in on your give-away. Enjoy the rest of your trip to Vancouver Island. Bless you.

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Kim   •   May 19, 2016

Food processor

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Kim   •   May 19, 2016

Food processor. It does so many things.


Lynn Wiseman   •   May 19, 2016

I couldn't be without my Vitamix. I use it daily, sometimes twice.

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Sharon-Ann   •   May 19, 2016

I could not do without my Vitamix blender--I used it every day for smoothies and I make raw vegan cheese in it, past sauce, salad drsg. u name it I probably make it in my blender Sharon-Ann

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Ryan B   •   May 19, 2016

One of the most useful prizes I've seen. I Kinda wanted to see more about it in the video... Does it require a water hookup? Does it have to be installed like the way you have it? So many questions!!

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Walker Jordan   •   May 20, 2016

Hey Ryan, It's a great piece of equipment! For your questions... 1. No water hookup required - it has a reservoir you can fill. 2. Can be wall mounted like in the video or simply work on your counter top. You can get more info here: http://www.panasonic.com/ca/steam/ Hope this helps!


Cheryl P   •   May 19, 2016

I cannot live without my stand mixer, nothing fancy but so helpful while baking :)

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Janet   •   May 19, 2016

Love my blender. For this recipe I'm wondering what I can use instead of the almond flour. I can't have gluten or almonds either! :-(

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Kelly Flynn   •   May 19, 2016

I can't live without my fancy veggie peeler! It creates such beautiful strips of carrot, cucumber, beets etc. I use it to make my salads, grain bowls and asian soups look extra special and yummy!

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Suzi   •   May 19, 2016

I couldn't live without my husband! He is the best chef in my kitchen. Without him I would never eat so well!

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Ann Sheehan   •   May 19, 2016

My potato peeler is something I can't live without. It is used most every day. I crack eggs open, slit open bags and yes peel potato and orange zest. It's fantastic.

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Reid G   •   May 21, 2016

Not really for cooking but I couldn't live without my tea maker. Had it three years and use it every day.

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drew_metel   •   May 25, 2016

My mandolin. Cause it cuts vegs awesome and so fast. Like onions especially as its so quick and helps to be tear-free

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Anita   •   August 17, 2016

I just followed a link from your sweet potato toasties to this. What could I substitute for the buckwheat flour in the flatbread?

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Heather Allen   •   August 17, 2016

Hey Anita! You could try using red fife, almond flour, oat flour or a gluten-free flour blend! We've never tried it, but those may work. Let us know how it turns out :) Heather- Joyous Health Team


Christine   •   September 12, 2016

This flatbread came out so delicious! However, my mix seemed a little loose so I added maybe a couple tablespoons extra buckwheat flour and the bread came out pretty dry. Do you think the extra flour was the culprit or is this a dryer bread that's meant to be paired with a spread? Thanks!

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Heather Allen   •   September 13, 2016

Hey Christine! I think the added buckwheat flour was the culprit for the dryness. While this bread is best paired with a spread, they shouldn't be super dry. I hope that helps :) Heather- Joyous Health Team


Lisa   •   September 26, 2016

I absolutely can't live without my food processor! I use it for so much of my cooking--from pesto to hummus to smoothies, even, sometimes.

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Bernadette S.   •   January 24, 2018

I love what you did on the goods definitely a follower now.

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