Category Archives: Gluten-Free

Candy Coated Marshmallows

Candy Coated Marshmallows

When I was a kid, my favourite candy to find in my trick-or-treat bag was chocolate covered marshmallows, the one’s that were shaped like ghosts or pumpkins. I still love that combination, which is why I can not believe that I didn’t come up with these Candy Coated Marshmallows sooner!

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Lentil Casserole - lentils and veggies are topped with mashed potato, making this hearty vegan casserole.

Lentil Casserole

Even if you love being in the kitchen, don’t you sometimes just want a break?… Not from baking cookies!… Never from baking cookies… But from the dinner grind?… Sure there’s the option of eating out, but for those of us on a budget (isn’t that everybody?), that can get expensive. For me, the more practical (and honestly, preferred) answer is leftovers. I love leftovers, and in my opinion there’s no better leftovers than a casserole.

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Matcha Avocado Ice Cream - Avocado lends a luxuriously rich, creamy, and ultra smooth texture to this bittersweet ice cream. For lovers of matcha and all things green. {vegan}

Matcha Avocado Ice Cream

The first time I tasted matcha was at a Korean restaurant. The manager brought complimentary dishes of ice cream to our table. It was green, which was surprising and made us a little hesitant, so I asked what flavour it was. “Green Tea!”, he replied. None of us had ever heard of green tea ice cream before and quietly joked if it was one that should have even been made. Regardless, we gave it a try, and (at least for me) it was love at first bite!

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Ginger Spiced Rice Pudding With Whiskey Raisins - A grown-up, comfort food dessert. Creamy rice pudding, spiced with a double hit of ginger, and whiskey soaked raisins. {vegan}

Ginger Spiced Rice Pudding With Whiskey Raisins

As much as I’m all about breaking down barriers, and ditching eggs and dairy, I also keep a watchful eye on desserts of the past. Can the two be combined? I believe they can… I collect old cook books (and am lucky enough to have a couple that are 70+ years old), and look to the recipes of our amazing grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s for inspiration.

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Hermit Cookie Energy Bars - A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie! Grain-free, sugar-free, and vegan.

Hermit Cookie Energy Bars (or balls)

So Dave asked me if I would make him some sort of snack for pre-workouts and to refuel him through his day at work (sometimes his job alone is a workout). He was sure to specify, that he’d like for it to be healthy, have no added sugar, and (of course) taste like a cookie… Uh-Ya… No problem:-/
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