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

Zucchini Bread – GF & Vegan

This zucchini bread is made vegan with chia eggs – a vegan egg substitute made using chia seeds.  While I am familiar with using flax eggs with my vegan baking, this is my first time using chia and they worked wonderfully!  Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, protein, magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids and they… Continue reading Zucchini Bread – GF & Vegan

Baked Goods · Breakfast · Recipes · vegan

Peach, Mango, Strawberry & Lime Crisp

Eaten as a dessert or a breakfast, this crisp is loaded with delicious summertime flavour.  It’s peach season in Ontario, so there’s no better time to add peaches to this crisp.  However, any combination of fruits, depending on the season, would work just as well. Ingredients: 4 cups peaches, chopped 2 mangoes, chopped 2 cups… Continue reading Peach, Mango, Strawberry & Lime Crisp

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

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

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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

Chicken/Turkey · Dinners · Kid Friendly/Toddler Approved! · Recipes · Seafood · vegan

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

Dinners · Recipes · Side Dishes · vegan

Tempura – GF & Vegan

Dining at sushi restaurants can be a daring endeavor for someone with Celiac disease.  The risk for cross contamination is high with all of the fried foods and other wheat products on the menu, such as soy sauce (although gluten free versions do exist, I haven’t found them offered at my local sushi restaurants).  So… Continue reading Tempura – GF & Vegan