Eggless Salad

This salad comes together in less time than it would take for you to boil some eggs, and it keeps in the fridge for a few weeks! It is creamy, salty, has a bit of chew and thanks to one special ingredient, it has that sulpheric, eggy bite as well.

Non Dairy Yogurt

If you’re trying to make a non dairy yogurt that is thick, creamy, tangy, and delicious – check out my version of this recipe by Miyoko Schinner! It’s very easy and lasts for weeks.

Socca (Chickpea Skillet Bread)

A popular food truck offering, this skillet bread is common in Nice, France but I had never heard of it here in Ontario, Canada. It’s also just naturally gluten free, dairy free, vegan, low carb and absolute perfection.

Chickpea Scramble

A born and raised foodie, an extreme cheese snob and homogenized milk drinker, I would never have guessed I could find satisfaction in this new lifestyle but I really have.  I may not have chosen to be a vegan, but I would definitely choose it now.  Setting my love of vegan food aside, I’ve also…

Gluten Free / Dairy Free Brownies

Day in and day out, I watch food videos online and from the day I saw my first “Tasty” video, up until a few weeks ago, the evolution of my thoughts were as follows: I want to eat that. I think I can make that. I think I can make that video. It took me…

Easiest Pasta Recipe, Ever

This homemade pasta is so hearty, takes on other flavors very well, and is really quick and simple to make! No resting time required, just throw it all in a mixer, roll it out very thin and boil. This recipe also happens to be 100% gluten free; Not because I was converting it, but simply…

Gluten Free Cookies & Feelings

I’ve been homeschooling since my daughter was in grade 3, but we always knew that the day would come when she’d be ready to go back to a classroom. This past August, we were presented with the opportunity for her to attend a private school in the fall, and she could hardly contain her excitement…

DIY Sprinkles and Funfetti 

Canada Day is almost here, so I’m trying to think more “red & white” when it comes to baking. Sprinkles and funfetti are an easy and fun way to add to holiday cakes or cupcakes, except for one problem…  I think they taste gross, and I’m not alone in that.  I always figured I had…

DIY Cake Mix, 3 Ways

I don’t have anything against a box of cake mix. I may not like the fact that there are ingredients I can’t pronounce listed on the box, but if I took a stand against that, I’d have to return half of my shopping cart on any given grocery day. Let’s face it, unless we live…

Preparing Your DIY Cake Mix

If you’ve landed on this page by accident, you’ll need to go back and see my recipes for DIY Cake Mix, 3 Ways, first. These instructions are for Full Batches, or 6 cupcakes if you want to just make a small amount, and a 1-minute Cake in a Mug option. CAKE IN A MUG INSTRUCTIONS:…

Homemade Instant Oatmeal 

This past week I have been sharing all kinds of things on my Facebook page related to Valentine’s Day. While I enjoy any holiday that celebrates the people I love, I have to admit I had an extra special interest in setting that particular theme, for this week. 10 years ago today (Feb. 10) I…

Flourless Banana Muffins

I don’t really have a story to go with this recipe, other than this: I was making muffins and I thought, “It’s weird how many people on the internet claim to be the author of this recipe, I wonder who the real genius is?” Let’s be clear, it wasn’t me :P. But no matter who…

Flourless Chunky Monkey

Most of my sisters have at one time or another, brought their kids here for a few days of visiting. Greg and I are happy to the have the kids, we don’t live close to any of our nieces or nephews, so the only quality time we get with them is when their parents are…

DIY Microwave Popcorn

Here’s a super short tutorial for making your own microwave popcorn, without all the fat and chemicals. If you hate microwaves, maybe this isn’t for you, but if you are maybe even a little intrigued… read on! It’s easy. All you need is popcorn kernels, a brown paper bag and a measuring cup. Place 1/4…

Chocolate Haystacks – GF/DF

My mother is a baker, which is why most of my favourite memories involve food. For example, I remember coming down the stairs for breakfast one morning and I found racks of fresh, golden doughnuts, dripping with honey lining the counter. My mother had been at it since before dawn, and this was breakfast <3….

Corn Dog’ins!

That’s the short name. The long name is “Hormone free, Antibiotic free, Preservative free, Gluten free, Dairy free, baked not fried, Corn Dog Muffins”. Or just Corn Dog’ins will do. I’m kinda crazy about these things! Corn Dogs have that whole sweet/salty thing happening, and when you can make them guilt free, they make an…

Roasting Garlic

I’m a big fan of freezing things in portion sized balls for quick access and no waste, like when I have too many zucchini so I grate and freeze them, or balls of cookie dough for a quick, fresh-baked cookie fix… or when I roast 3 lbs of garlic. It has a shelf life of…

Dark Chocolate Cake GF/DF

Years ago I read about a cake called the Boca Negra, a cake so rich and chocolaty that the literal translation is Black Mouth. The cake itself is made with loads of bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, butter and eggs and is moist and dense with a slightly fudgy texture. I wanted this cake badly, but bourbon…

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Chocolate syrup is a staple around here, because we are a family of chocoholics. It’s a versatile medium to keep on hand; I baste the layers of a gf/df chocolate cake to keep them moist, I paint a brush stroke of chocolate syrup on a plate before adding my dessert and fruit during dinner parties,…

Peanut Butter Cupcakes GF/DF

For the past 4 days we’ve been celebrating our little girls 10th birthday. We had a surprise party for her at a local berry farm, some of her cousins came to stay for a few days for lots of swimming and bonfires in the backyard, and yesterday we had a quiet family supper in her…

Sweet Orange Breakfast Muffins (sf/df/gf)

The month of May has been a personal challenge for myself to go without white sugar. At first I thought it was easy – no cake or cookies, and eat sugar free jam. Honey in my coffee. It’s a no brainer, right? Until I discovered that sugar is in amost EVERYTHING. Mayonaisse. Ketchup. Spaghetti sauce,…

GF/DF – DIY Pancake Mix

I was craving pancakes and for good reason – the sugar bush was promoting the springtime flow of sweet Canadian maple syrup and I drove by the stupid sign almost every day. Maple baked beans, maple cured bacon and those darn fluffy pancakes with fresh maple syrup around the wood burning fires in the melting…

GF/DF Ice-cream Cones

Baking gluten and dairy free still has its challenges, and making ice cream cones was a good example of that. The flour part was easy – I’m so used to making my own blends now that I wasn’t concerned, but there was the issue of replacing the heavy cream with something that could provide the…

GF Meat-Filled Dumplings (For Soup)

Yes, I know this is pretty much Wonton Soup, but it’s not authentic enough for me try and sell it that way, so instead we’re going to call them Meat-filled dumplings :). They’re easy enough if you’ve tried making my GF Wontons wrappers before or have some of the dough already prepped and in the…

Better Than Dairy, Dairy Free Ice-cream

My daughter loves ice cream. Summer is coming, she will want ice cream. Obviously I love a challenge. So we have made dairy free ice creams before, but we had never found a substitute for the real thing. I’m talking about creamy, scoopable ice cream that you can push into a cone and enjoy under…

GF/DF Sandwich Bread

Udi’s products are great, I often buy the sandwich bread and muffins from the freezer section but they’re expensive, and frankly if someone out there can make the bread for me to purchase, then there must be a way for me to make it myself – right? Well, I’ll spare you the details, but here’s…

GF/DF Perogies

First of all, I’m not going to take full credit for this recipe. This was someone else’s GF recipe that I used, loved, tweaked and rewrote to also be Dairy Free. To see her original recipe and add in the dairy (why not if you can have it!) you can visit her here. Side dishes…

Baking Gluten Free

Like everyone else on the planet who suddenly had to go Gluten Free, I went out and bought a bag of gluten-free flour. Gross! It’s not that my daughter complained… it’s more like no one wanted to touch the food I made with it (except her) and so I was always making 2 batches of…

Going Gluten & Dairy Free

Being Gluten Free is all the rage now. I’m not prone to conspiracy theories, and honestly I don’t have the desire to really think about what pesticides are being used on what, or what the latest food craze is. I keep things simple the way my mother did, making what I can from scratch and…