These pecans are a hit at all holiday parties, and would be a great snack to keep guests going until midnight on New Year’s Eve. They’re easy to make and travel well, so you can either take them to a Christmas or New Years Eve party, or serve them at your own festive gathering. They’re the perfect amount of crunch, and equal parts sweet and salty, and they’re naturally gluten-free, so you won’t spend a ton of time hunting down the ingredients to make them. Just be careful, once you start eating them, it is really hard to stop!
It’s December! For those that have Celiac Disease or choose not to eat gluten, you may think that your days of eating delicious holiday baking are over, but, look no further, you can absolutely enjoy sweet treats this season with this recipe. These squares are simple to make, and don’t require an oven. Easy no bake peanut butter squares are a crowd pleaser and no one will even know they are gluten-free!
When GFYYC announced that it was looking for a new Ambassador to be involved in its day-to-day work of providing resources to Calgary’s burgeoning gluten-free committee, no fewer than three of my friends sent me the link to encourage me to apply. I guess you could say that my passion for living a gluten-free lifestyle is something that’s easy to see.
This is a naturally gluten free dish that is just perfect to serve as a main, side dish or easy on the go lunch. It brings together the flavors of a Greek salad, but adds quinoa to up the protein factor and turns it into a hearty meal. It’s so simple to make, yet will impress those who eat it with the amount of flavor it has!
This week’s blog is a restaurant review, rather than a recipe, but it will make your mouth water just the same! As a Celiac, or someone eating gluten free, many cuisines can become trickier to eat – Italian, Chinese, Ukrainian, to name a few, but not Mexican!! The majority of the base of Mexican food is corn, so most of it is naturally gluten free, and all of it is delicious!
Beef Borscht. There are many delicious ways to make this comfort food, every one of which is based on that humble, often-maligned and often-rejected root vegetable, the stalwart red beet. You don’t like beets? Yeah, most people don’t. But believe me when I tell you that through some mysterious process, when it’s turned into a soup, it transforms into something really sublime.
There’s something about the change in weather and the start of school that symbolizes fall, and makes many of us want to stay inside and bake. It’s comforting to have the smell of something delicious baking in the oven when it’s a cool fall day outside. These banana chocolate chip muffins are easy, tasty and healthy, and don’t require a lot of prep time and virtually no mess to clean up!
Whenever I tell people I have Celiac disease, they turn their head slightly to the side and give me a sad look. The next thing they say, is “That’s got to be so HARD”. And the truth is, it’s been a pretty easy transition. The thing is, I have always had a secret weapon. I knew where to find the BEST GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR EVER!
What if you combined all those great Mexican flavors into a slice that fit perfectly into the shell – a gravity-resistant filling that could bring back the hard taco’s glorious hand-food reputation? Hey – somewhere along the line someone’s Italian Nonna figured out a meatball sandwich would be way less messy if the meatballs were meatloaf – so why not make a Taco Meatloaf?
reLISH is a brand-new addition to 124th Street, having opened on July 18 – we went in the 20th and again the 21st – and its red-and-white funky decor, enthusiastic staff give it a fun, friendly vibe. (Plus, the beer and wine available on its menu take it another notch up from your standard burger joint). We saw families dining there, as well as groups of young adults and couples, and I’m sure their take-out option will be very popular.
Summer 2015 has been a scorcher! If you’re anything like me, than the last thing you want to do on a hot day is turn the oven on, or spend a ton of time cooking. This Kale Caesar salad is delicious, hearty and packed full of flavor! This recipe has been adapted over the years, but the dressing is an old family secret – one that I am now sharing with all of you. It’s so good even your non Celiac friends will love it!
Who doesn’t love a summer pizza party?! Having been diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2013, I thought my days of making pizza were over for good. But, where there’s a will there’s a way!! And my favorite way to make a pizza, is outdoors on the BBQ, where you can enjoy hosting friends and cooking at the same time.
In recent years, the food processor has made it big, and there are common brand names that we are all finding ourselves discussing now more than ever (or is it just that I’m getting older and with age, food preparation becomes more of a hot topic than in younger years?).
Regardless, many of us who live gluten-free know that buying things pre-made is somewhat limiting. The food processor presents a great opportunity for us to create and make our own inventions in the comfort of our own kitchens. It’s also pretty darn easy to use–which is beneficial for those of us that don’t consider ourselves anything more than average chefs (aka our major kitchen-related activity is opening a bottle of wine).