I was aiming for dairy free, gluten free pumpkin muffins but the resulting treats were so cake-like, I thought, “Maybe I’ve serendipitously come up with a recipe for gf pumpkin cupcakes?” Then again, I wanted to eat them for breakfast – and I just can’t let myself start eating cupcakes for breakfast. “So,” I decided, “they need a new name, something that encapsulates their light-yet-hearty crumb and spicy, sweet taste.” My first attempt was “muffcake”… but Geoff said that just didn’t seem right. In the end, I went with my next oh-so-creative idea: “cupffins.” Confused? Give them a try and you’ll see what I mean.
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These gluten free buns are salty and crispy on the outside with a soft, sweet, doughy centre, and they have none of that bitter gf flour flavour. They’re also rice and egg free and can be made without dairy. And because you knead the dough with an electric mixer, they’re also pretty easy to throw together. Unlike many gluten free bread doughs that tend to resemble cake batter, this recipe results in a dough that can be worked with and shaped, making it quite versatile. Try using it to make gf bread sticks!
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Necessity really is the mother of invention. Geoff and I were invited to dinner the other day. The host was preparing enchiladas (OMG they were soooo good!). Thinking I could whip up a batch of our potato flour tortillas, I offered to bring some. Seemed like a great idea at the time, but when I went to make them – and of course I left it to the last minute – I didn’t have all the ingredients, so I improvised. Am I ever glad I did! These gluten free tortillas made with black beans may not be the prettiest, but they taste great, roll out well, stay soft, and don’t turn to mush in baked dishes. Out host sent us home with some left overs and these were still fantastic three days later! We haven’t tried them as a wrap yet, but I’m sure they would be perfect.
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With only six ingredients, these confetti cookies are gluten free and dairy free but certainly not fun free. They are also a great project for little bakers. You don’t even need an oven for these little cuties, and children will have a blast combining the colours and pressing out shapes. You can also add dried fruit or sprinkles to the mix to make them even more colourful. Scroll down for the recipe.
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As we’ve said before, come January we start pulling out the slow cooker for some mid-winter comfort foods. But slow cookers can be used for more than roasting and stewing, as this gluten free slow cooker bread demonstrates! This bread is heavy and sweet like a rye bread but I think my favorite thing about it is that it actually GETS BETTER WITH AGE! It’s good on the day you bake it, better the next day, and at its best the day after that. I think it’s the almond flour that keeps it moist and gets better as it slowly absorbs all the flavours. Whatever the reason, it’s not until day four that this bread finally starts to dry out and lose flavour. (I only know this because Geoff and I showed severe restraint while watching a wonderful golden loaf age away on our counter top. Four days was as much as we could take!) If you don’t like having a freezer full of half eaten loaves of gf bread, and you do like a heavy artisan-style loaf that has just a hint of Danish rye flavour, this is the recipe for you!
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Made in the microwave, this gluten free (and dairy free) sponge cake is airy and not too sweet. And with a double hit of almond, it tastes like angel food cake – which is a bit of an addiction of mine. This cake is perfect for those times when you just want a quick treat (read: don’t want to make an entire cake because you know you’ll end up eating the whole thing after everyone else goes to bed!) The problem is that it’s waayyy too easy to make another one, and … well … maybe just one more ….
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Having an intimate holiday or just want something healthful and quick for a midweek dinner? Here are two recipes for turkey that take no time at all and taste absolutely fantastic! Both create a moist, perfectly cooked turkey breast that can be sliced for dinner or saved in the refrigerator for those amazing turkey sandwiches everyone loves so much (on gf bread of course!)
This is, I think, our favorite stir fry – it tastes fantastic, is super quick to throw together, and makes for an easy weeknight dinner. Serve it on a bed of jasmine rice and you’ll be in heaven.This stir fry has hints of orange and honey and as much heat as you want to add. Make it vegetarian by replacing the chicken with baby corn.
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Looking for a quick and easy breakfast or snack idea? This muffin recipe makes a single, large muffin that bakes right up in the microwave. 90 seconds and you have a warm breakfast to go! And it’s gluten free!The recipe is for a basic muffin that you can then put your own touch on. The one in the foreground of the photo is raspberry and the one in the background is chocolate chip. You can also swap out some of the gf flour for cocoa and build yourself a chocolate version!
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A few minutes on the grill and you’re done —and it tastes beyond fantastic! The salmon is moist and succulent, you can just taste a hint of steamed cedar, and the brown sugar rub caramelizes to produce a slightly sweet yet savory coating. Serve this with jasmine rice and/or gf and me’s spinach salad for a quick and light meal packed with nutrition. Perfect for warm summer evenings.
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