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Shortbread Cookies – GF & Vegan

Shortbread cookies are a great holiday cookie but they can be a challenging baked good to make gluten free and vegan.  Gluten free dough can be a challenge to work with as it is notorious for being very sticky.  With a bit of patience and lots of extra gluten free flour to dust on your… Continue reading Shortbread Cookies – GF & Vegan

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Natural Red Food Dye

With Valentine’s Day this week, I have been inspired to bake some new gluten free and vegan baked goods.  Icing is a key ingredient in my Valentine inspired recipes this year but I’m always hesitant to use food dye to colour my icing – especially red food dye – which has been linked to a… Continue reading Natural Red Food Dye

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Papaya Orange Smoothie Bowl

I have a slight obsession with smoothie bowls lately.  Mainly because they are very easy to make for breakfast and so versatile.  The combination of ingredients is endless and I love the fact that you can experiment with different flavours depending on your mood. Before I get to the recipe, a few tips on how… Continue reading Papaya Orange Smoothie Bowl

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Why Does Gluten Free Bread Stick Together When Frozen?

Only someone with a gluten allergy can understand why you’d pay more for a product that tastes worse than its gluten full counterpart.  Gluten free bread is one of those products.  It costs and weighs 2 – 3 times more than a standard loaf of bread, needs to be kept frozen and leaves you desperate… Continue reading Why Does Gluten Free Bread Stick Together When Frozen?

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THE GLUTEN FREE BREAD GAME CHANGER

Gluten free bread is normally dry, dense and expensive.  I have avoided making sandwiches for years due to the unappealing taste and texture of gluten free bread.  I am also shocked that gluten free bread is double or triple the cost of regular bread. Thankfully, a new bread has come along that brings me back to… Continue reading THE GLUTEN FREE BREAD GAME CHANGER

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Top 10 Hidden Sources of Gluten

Gluten is a sneaky ingredient that likes to poke its irritating nose into many types of foods.  If you’ve been recently diagnosed or you are expecting a friend or family member for dinner who has Celiac Disease, the gluten free world can be quite intimidating.  There are certain foods that you would never imagine to have… Continue reading Top 10 Hidden Sources of Gluten

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Precautionary Food Labelling in Canada

Do you ever take the chance when you read: “May contain wheat” or “This product has been manufactured in a plant that also processes wheat” or any other ‘precautionary food labelling’ wording choice by a company?  For me, I normally try to avoid these products but there are times when I just can’t find an… Continue reading Precautionary Food Labelling in Canada

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My Quest to Create a Gluten Free Gingerbread House – Part 1

The activity of gingerbread house construction can be a scary thing – especially with small children in your presence.  First, you need to bake the gingerbread with careful precision to ensure that every piece is the correct size and width.  Second, you need to rely on icing to hold the entire house together while fending… Continue reading My Quest to Create a Gluten Free Gingerbread House – Part 1

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The Gluten Free Wedding Guest

Since my Celiac Disease diagnosis, I have had the opportunity to attend numerous wedding receptions.  While some wedding venues are quite experienced handling food allergies, others are unfortunately quite inexperienced.  It’s important to not let your frustrations overshadow the real reason why you are attending the wedding reception – to celebrate the union of a wonderful… Continue reading The Gluten Free Wedding Guest