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Chipotle ‘Cheddar’ Biscuits

Daiya cheese is, by far, the best vegan ‘cheese’ I’ve ever tried. It’s simply delicious, with a comparable flavour and consistency to regular cheese (it even melts!). Daiya is more commonly available south of the border, but it can be found here at a few restaurants in town like the Naam and Bandidas. Unfortunately, you […]

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Vanilla Coconut Cornbread

Cornmeal and coconut go together beautifully, which is something I learned after baking strawberry cornmeal muffins. I’ve been fixated on coconut flour since then, trying to figure out ways I can sneak it into other recipes. After Karina posted this cornbread recipe, I knew that coconut flour would be the perfect substitution here. I try […]

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Strawberry Cornmeal Muffins

I recently bought several pounds of strawberries on sale that I was unable to finish before they lost their freshness. I frantically chopped them before they spoiled and stuck them in the freezer, waiting until I found the perfect strawberry recipe. Many muffin recipes are unremarkable, only made once and then never considered again. That […]

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Soda Bread

Sticklers say that soda bread must only have flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. This version is gluten-free and vegan, so does that mean I have to call it something else? I am completely indifferent to soda bread, but I wanted to make a gluten-free, yeast-free, dairy-free and sugar-free bread option for the fiancé, who […]

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Sugar-free Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

I’ve been laid up for the past week with an awful stomach flu, but I did manage to taste these lovelies before my descent into infirmity. I had every intention of copying this recipe almost to the letter, with the exception of replacing the regular flours with ones that were gluten-free. But come baking time, […]

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Fruited Mock Pumpernickel Loaf

I grew up eating pumpernickel and had high hopes for this bread, but was disappointed to discover it didn’t taste like pumpernickel at all. That’s not to say it wasn’t good – it was, but not what I was expecting. The bread was prettily speckled with apricots and dates, which were the standout in this […]

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Cinnamon-Raisin English Muffins

Frankly, I don’t understand the appeal of English muffins. They’re too small for sandwich toppings and not interesting enough to eat on their own, so what’s the point? Although I grew up in a family that ate brunches of bagels with cream cheese and lox, so I’m sure it’s a cultural thing. However, living in […]

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Honey Dijon Toastie

What’s the proper definition of a toastie? I always thought the term described a baked or toasted sandwich, but in this recipe it seems to refer to a type of bread. In any case, I really liked the unusual flavour of this bread. It was largely savory, with a real sharpness from the Dijon mustard […]

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Gluten-free Honey Walnut Bread

If there’s a respectable gluten-free bread available in stores, I’d love to hear about it. What’s commercially available is dry, tough and bland, which has led me to pursue the perfect gluten-free bread recipe. Even my least favourite of the gluten-free breads I’ve made has tasted far better than what I’ve purchased in stores. The […]

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Cranberry-Apricot Muffins

The other day I noticed there were four half-empty jars of jam sitting in my fridge, which is a mystery to me since I don’t like jam. But I’m loathe to waste food, so I needed to figure out what to do with them. Enter the gluten-free goddess. If you’ve never heard of Karina’s Kitchen […]

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