Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Maple Cinnamon Flan

January 15, 2010 · Filed Under Recipes · 1 Comment 

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I love the cinnamon and maple flavour of this custard. It can be served warm fresh from the oven or later, after it has cooled in the fridge.

To begin, get a ceramic or stoneware pie pan, a larger pan with 1 inch of water in it, and a large mixing bowl.





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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Pudding Cake

January 4, 2010 · Filed Under Recipes · Comment 


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This cake divides into 2 layers as it bakes. The upper layer becomes a light cake that covers a rich lemon pudding layer underneath. It is relatively easy to make, but does require a second pan with 1 and 1/2 inches of water for the the baking dish or pan to sit in while it bakes. I use a large stoneware pan so I have purchased a large foil roasting pan that is large enough for it to sit in.

The finished cake can be enjoyed warm from the oven or later after it has cooled in the fridge.





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Part 5 of 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Meringue Pie

December 20, 2009 · Filed Under 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series, Recipes · 2 Comments 

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The sweet coconut flavour of this crust complements the smooth, rich lemon flavour of the filling, combined with the light fluffy melt in your mouth meringue. For me, this dessert provides a nice light ending to a Christmas meal. If this sounds good to you, get your oven mitts, a large and small mixing bowl, and a sauce pan, then proceed with this recipe and experience some lemon goodness!




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Part 4 of 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Roasted Vegetables With Herbs

December 16, 2009 · Filed Under 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series, Recipes · Comment 

roasted potatoes 096The wonderful flavours of yams, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, and leeks combined with an olive oil of your choice and fresh herbs, make a delicious addition to a Christmas meal.  While cooking, the potatoes are infused with the flavours of garlic, rosemary, sage, and leeks. We enjoy this dish so much that we frequently make it throughout the year to accompany our other dishes. I cook this dish in a stoneware pan because I enjoy the way the stoneware browns the potatoes, but they will brown in a metal or a ceramic pan as well.
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Part 3 Of 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series: Gluten-Free, Corn-Free Cranberry Sauce

December 15, 2009 · Filed Under 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series, Recipes · Comment 

Misc 233I started making my own cranberry sauce years ago after I moved to British Columbia, Canada, where cranberries can be bought fresh from the market since they are grown and harvested here. I was surprised at how simple and easy this sauce  is to make. The vibrant Christmas red of the cranberries add an interesting flare of color to a Christmas meal and the flavour is an intriguing mix of mostly sweet and and a little tart. To add to the fun, the fresh cranberries make a festive popping sound as they cook.
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Part 2 Of 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series: Full Bodied Gluten-Free, Corn-Free Gravy (With a Dairy-free Option)

December 14, 2009 · Filed Under 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series, Recipes · Comment 

 Misc 030Every Christmas, I look forward to this rich gravy that is infused with a slight sweetness derived from dates and sun dried tomatoes. Vegetables, herbs, and  pan drippings from the turkey add to the flavour. The preparation does involve a little extra effort, but I think you will find the flavour of this sauce makes the time spent well worth it. There is a dairy-free option included since many have a dairy allergy or sensitivity.

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Part 1 Of 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Corn-Free, Hazelnut And Mandarin Stuffing

December 14, 2009 · Filed Under 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series, Recipes · Comment 

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This rice based stuffing has been a favourite of our family for a few years. It is infused with the rich flavour of hazelnuts and tangy sweetness of mandarin oranges combined with a light olive oil of your choice. It is relatively simple to make and provides a rich source of flavour within the turkey as it roasts, adding to the pan drippings which will be used in the gravy.

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5 Part Gluten-Free Christmas Dinner Series

December 14, 2009 · Filed Under 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series, Recipes · Comment 

Xmas 008With Christmas just around the corner, many who are G-free may be wondering how to create a full-bodied Christmas meal, that will leave everyone’s taste buds jumping with joy. The transition to a G-free Christmas can be tricky since wheat flour is traditionally used to thicken sauces and bread based stuffing has been used for turkeys. My favourite recipes have been compiled into this 5 part series to help ease this transition and to demonstrate that a G-free Christmas meal can be just as delicious as the ones you enjoyed prior to diagnosis. Everything in the 5 part series is made from scratch, just like at Gramma’s house, minus the gluten.
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Gluten-Free, Corn-Free Chocolate Fudge Birthday Cake

November 22, 2009 · Filed Under Recipes · 2 Comments 


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For birthdays, my children and I enjoy decorating cakes. We add real (non-toxic) flowers and various toys to dress the cakes up. A theme is selected, then we buy our decorations and pick up flowers from the market. Once we are home, the cake is prepared, cooled, iced, and then the fun begins. Inspired, my children proceed with their creation. My family and guests really enjoy the chocolate fudge flavor of this cake combined with the melt in your mouth creamy icing. Enjoy!
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Gluten-Free, Corn-Free Banana Pancakes

November 15, 2009 · Filed Under Recipes · 2 Comments 

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When I was initially diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I craved light fluffy pancakes. After making several rubbery Frisbee-like pancakes that my Australian Sheppard enjoyed chasing across the yard, my husband managed to make these light pancakes that everyone else can enjoy too (not just our canine friend). We have served these pancakes to many other children and visitors who have said that the texture is similar to wheat pancakes.
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