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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

Baked Goods · Gluten Free Tips · Kid Friendly/Toddler Approved! · Recipes · vegan

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

Baked Goods · Breakfast · Kid Friendly/Toddler Approved! · Recipes · vegan

Strawberry Chia Jam Muffins – GF & Vegan

I am loving my strawberry chia jam lately (click here for recipe)!  It goes well with anything – oatmeal, toast, pancakes and now, muffins!  This muffin recipe is moist, flavourful and most importantly, kid friendly.  Let me know what you think! Ingredients: 1/4 cup sorghum flour (the most ‘wheat like’ of all gluten free flours)… Continue reading Strawberry Chia Jam Muffins – GF & Vegan

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Strawberry Chia Jam – GF & Vegan

Simple, delicious and very versatile.  Need I say more :)? Ingredients: 2 cups frozen (or fresh) strawberries 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: In a small saucepan, heat all ingredients to a boil, then reduce to simmer for about 15 minutes (make sure to stir frequently to prevent… Continue reading Strawberry Chia Jam – GF & Vegan

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Super Simple & Delicious Stir Fry Sauce

This is my go-to sauce recipe for stir fries – one of my favourite weekday meals that is simple to make and doesn’t require lots of different ingredients. Ingredients:  1/2 cup vegetable stock 1/2 cup tamari or gluten free soy sauce 1 tbsp agave nectar 2 tsp sesame oil 2 tsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp… Continue reading Super Simple & Delicious Stir Fry Sauce

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Easy Peasy Fried Rice – GF & Vegan

This fried rice recipe is very simple and a great option for one of those nights where it’s a struggle to get a dinner on the table.   I love fried rice and with a few modifications, you can easily make it gluten-free and vegan. Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked brown rice 2 1/4 cups water 2… Continue reading Easy Peasy Fried Rice – GF & Vegan

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Matcha Sandwich Cookies – GF & Vegan

What is matcha?  Matcha is an antioxidant-packed, nutrient rich powder made from green tea leaves.  It’s an easy ingredient to add to smoothies but beyond that, the uses can feel a bit restrictive. I’ve always wanted to experiment a little with it and add it to baked goods and desserts.  I’ve learned that a little… Continue reading Matcha Sandwich Cookies – GF & Vegan