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Gluten-free and vegan coconut macaroons

Your Complete Guide to Using Coconuts in Baking + Cooking

You might not have considered this before, but there are a lot of different ways to enjoy coconuts. A lot. Coconut products are a charismatic combination of flavour and nutrient density; I’ve encountered very few people who are coconut haters — if you’re one of them, I won’t hold it against you. Each coconut product has […]

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Gluten-Free Green Bean and Tomato Muffins

Savory Green Bean and Tomato Muffins (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

Food gifts are the absolute best. I’d choose a handful of fresh herbs from your garden or a thoughtfully prepared gluten-free granola in a jar over a crisply-wrapped gizmo any day. This week, I found myself with a surplus of green beans. I was gifted a thick packet – along with a handful of cherry tomatoes […]

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What To Do With Hemp + Chia Seeds

“Superfood” is a word that’s bandied about and often it’s a piece of fluffy marketing lingo that capitalizes on our need for quick fixes. I believe most whole ingredients have superfood qualities — we just need to recognize them. Still, there are some foods that are more nutrient dense than others. And in my latest column for Food Bloggers of […]

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Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Bites

A Guide to Using Dried Beans (including how to make them more digestible!)

There are so many reasons to love beans! High in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, beans are a tiny yet mighty superfood. Personally, I prefer using dried beans – they’re cheaper, contain no additives and – best of all – can be cooked in special ways to make them more digestible. In this month’s Allergen-Friendly Ingredients […]

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Coffee Caramel Crunch Dairy-Free Ice Cream - a great treat for a hot day!

Coffee Caramel Crunch Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Have you ever made a recipe simply because you like the way it sounds? Coffee Caramel Crunch. Birthed into being because I like the alliteration. But maybe you aren’t that superficial (you probably don’t judge a book by its cover, either). You gaze beyond a recipe title to assess the ingredients, the instructions, the do-ability. Once you […]

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Gluten-free Buckwheat Polenta

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Polenta with Roasted Asparagus + Tomatoes

A decade ago, if you had asked me to name a whole grain other than wheat I would’ve been totally stumped. Now, the world of gluten-free eating has opened me up to a wide variety of grains, including millet, sorghum, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, teff and wild rice (If you’d like the scoop on gluten-free grains […]

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Gluten-Free All Dressed Tortilla Chips

All-Dressed Tortilla Chips (Gluten-Free)

As a child of the 80s, it has always struck me that I’m part of an age group that straddles the old and the new. My generation remembers what it’s like to use rotary phones and payphones. We recall getting up to change TV channels and writing letters on customized stationary using brightly coloured pens […]

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Vegan Carrot Bread

Get Your Guide to Gluten-Free Flours

The world of gluten-free flours is a fun one to explore. When I was a ‘regular’ baker, I used all-purpose flour and that’s about it. Now, I have more than half a dozen flours in my pantry I can use to play and create. There are a multitude of gluten-free flours you can use for baking […]

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Sesame + Sunflower Superfood Butter

Sesame + Sunflower Superfood Butter

I’m a fan of food mashups and wacky ingredient combinations. Whether it’s creating the love child of coconut butter and almond butter or incorporating kale into brownies, I’m always willing to toss a science experiment at the wall and see what sticks. I’ve made a lot of nut butters in my day and every time I think […]

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Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder

Thick and Creamy Dairy-Free Chowder

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