Gluten-Free Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (Pirate Cookies, Do-Si-Dos)

As with many of the cookies in my gluten-free cookbooks (“Beyond Flour”, “Beyond Flour 2”, and “More Than Poutine”, which are available for purchase HERE), these are another example of a recipe that is actually better done as a gluten-free cookie, than the source material. As many GF flours have more flavour than regular/all-purpose flour,…

Canada Day Playlist – Canadian Dance Music!

As you may have noticed, I’m a HUGE fan of dance music – 90’s-ish dance, in particular. I tend to just label most of it “Eurodance” by default, but a lot of what gets lumped in as Euro is actually Canadian! There were a ton of great Canadian dance music artists back in the day….

Handpainted Eye of Sauron Holiday Ornaments!

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake… 😉 Last year, I designed and made an Eye of Sauron pen holder for a convention booth. After the event, I looked at it and thought “That would make a great Christmas ornament design!”… and here we are! Perfect for any Tolkien fan on…

Election Day Playlist

Like many people I share traits with – women, young people, Canadians, immigrants… alive and breathing… – I’m kinda stressed out by the election tomorrow. It’s been only a year since my homeland’s longest, most stressful election ever… and that one was 78 days long! I will never get used to multiple years of campaigns,…

Aspie Thoughts on Mainsteaming.

Recently, I applied for a job. This is a unique experience for me, as someone who’s long considered herself unemployable. It’s not that I’m incapable of working, or that I’d even be considered an undesirable hire … it’s more a matter of … how do I put this? I’ve long felt like any possible outside…

Boneless, Meatless “Ribs” in Asian Inspired Sauce

You know how Murphy’s Law rules my life? Open a cake business… turn up with a gluten allergy Buy a house.. gets hit by a tornado a couple months later. Well, we can add a new one to the list. My husband and I have been slowly coming to the conclusion that he needs to…

Let’s Talk about the Autism “Puzzle Piece”

As April starts tomorrow, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time fighting the good fight on social media – Educating people about the evils of Autism Speaks, speaking up for autistic rights, and thanking allies for spreading good information. One question I’ve been asked a lot lately is “Why is the puzzle piece considered…

Gluten-Free Bacon Poutine Pizza

I’m a stickler for tradition with poutine. In order for it to be poutine, it HAS to have: 1. Fries 2. Proper sauce 3. Actual, fresh, NOT DEEP FRIED cheese curds. I’m ok with the addition of most items (I like to add bacon and green onion slices to mine), so long as it has…

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burgers with Pea Hummus, Goat Cheese, and Beets

The other day, I posted a recipe that was the indirect result of my husband’s recent business trip to Ireland: Tandoori Spiced Chicken Burgers with Mango. Insane! Today I’m posting the first “inspired by that trip” recipe I actually made – the day after he got back. Yes, tired, jetlagged, and just happy to be…