Quick Beet Pickles – AIP & Paleo

Very quick recipe today, leading up to Friday’s post! 2 months on the AIP diet, and we’re definitely finding our comfort zone for eating, especially with regards to cravings for the foods I can’t have, while letting things clear up. Living here in Hamilton, Shawarma is everywhere. EVERY. WHERE. So, I’m constantly wanting something I…

March Food Days

March 1 is: Peanut Butter Lover’s Day Try my: Gluten-Free Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (Pirate Cookies, Do-Si-Dos) Confetti Bars! (Butterscotch, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Bars) March 3 is: Canadian Bacon Day Try my: How to make Peameal Bacon and Back Bacon Cold Cuts Day Try my: Mardi Gras – Time for my Muffaletta Recipe!…

February Food Days

So, I’ve got to admit – I’ve dropped the ball on this blog. The move home to Canada, re-establishing a business, and just life in general has gotten in the way… sorry about that! So, in an effort to be better about working on the blog, I’m organizing myself and starting some new habits. One…

Spinach Feta Salmon Burgers Recipe

Today’s recipe is one of those things I threw together once, made some notes on – after the fact – and kept on making. Rather than actual directions, it was basically vague measurements like “two big handfuls of spinach” and “some fresh dill”. Everything was eyeballed. At some point, I posted my “non-recipe recipe” on…

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,…

Dill Pickle Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to announce that the big day is finally here – pre-orders are now open for my upcoming book, “More Than Poutine: Favourite Foods from My Home and Native Land! If you’re new here, the basics: It’s a cookbook that is written from the point of…

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,…

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…