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Tag Archives: gluten-free

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Fresh Herb Drizzle

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Simple and so tasty, these “steaks” are a great vegetarian main alternative in the summer months. You can easily make them in the oven if you prefer, just roast them until they’re tender at 400F or so.

orange avocado chocolate chip muffins

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Katie needed to come up with a tasty, gluten-free, dairy-free muffin for her one year-old, who’d been diagnosed with food sensitivities. Here’s the yummy end result!

Strawberry Lemonade Baked Oatmeal

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According to Katie, this make-ahead baked oatmeal “tastes just like summer!” It’s refined-sugar and gluten free, with a lovely light lemony flavour balancing against the sweet strawberries.

Peanut Butter & Honey Bars

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Sometimes you just need something sweet – STAT! When that craving strikes, I whip up these Peanut Butter & Honey Bars. I promise, these unbelievably delicious & easy no-bake treats do have a few redeeming “healthy qualities”

lemon tahini lentil soup

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My vegan version of comforting chicken soup is lemony, soothing and just plain yummy. Family and lunchbox-friendly, you’ll get through a batch of this in no time!

Zucchini Fritters with Lemon Yoghurt Dipping Sauce

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We’ve been known to devour a whole batch of these Zucchini Fritters at dinner, they’re that darn good. Chickpea flour keeps them gluten-free, and the lemony dipping sauce adds a guilt-free decadence to balance out the garlic and salty feta in the fritters.

my maritime hodgepodge

maritime hodgepodge

I have to admit, Maritime Hodgepodge, traditionally made with lots of butter and heavy cream, was never a summer staple in my house growing up. But since returning to Nova Scotia, I’ve been served it on a number of occasions, and have also had a few requests recently to come up with a healthier version.

banana chocolate chia breakfast cookies

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Great news! Breakfast cookies are a thing, and these just happen to be gluten, dairy & and refined sugar-free, but somehow still decadent enough to eat for dessert! Safe for the lunchbox, they also make a terrific recess snack.

Comfort Food Lunchbox

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Today’s Lunchbox: Lemon Basil Tomato Soup (recipe on blog, here: easy and delish, one of my most popular recipes), homemade Sweet P Biscuit (100% whole grain, recipe will be up on blog this week), strawberries, hard boiled egg and a Grizzly Paw from the freezer (p. 124 of my cookbook, Real Food for Real Families).

Tex-Mex Lunchbox

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Today’s Tex-Mex school lunch: Leftover Cowpoke Chili (easy, non-spicy veggie chili at p. 71 of my cookbook, Real Food for Real Families), low-salt organic tortilla chips, seed and raisin mix, local apple. (Chili made enough for last night’s dinner, today’s lunches, and two future school lunches (frozen in, you guessed it, mason jars!)

Breakfast for Lunch(Box)!

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Think outside of the lunchbox!  Overnight oats assemble in 3 minutes the night before, soften overnight in the fridge, and pop into the lunchbox in the morning.  So easy, and kids love the idea of breakfast for lunch!  This lunch features my Strawberry Sunflower Mason Jar Mornings recipe, with a few blueberries thrown in for good […]

Don’t Falafel the Wagon!

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You can make this simple dinner in less than half an hour from start to finish. Baked not fried, these gluten-free babies are made with oats instead of flour.

Monday Minestrone

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Simple family-friendly comfort food, this recipe is perfect for a Monday evening. Use up your leftover veggies and pasta from weekend, and start your week off with a healthy soup packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Tip: If you are pre-cooking pasta to add to this soup at the end, cook it just until it’s tender, as it will cook a little more in the hot soup after you add it.

strawberry banana nice cream

strawberry banana nice cream

Damn. This one is GOOD. And it’s sugar and dairy-free? What?? Cut up your ripe bananas before they brown and throw them in the freezer in a container. If you have pre-frozen bananas, you can whip this up in 5 minutes. The kids and the thirteen year-old babysitter all agreed this was the bomb.