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Baked Wings | Chicken Wings in the Oven

Yes you heard right and they are every bit as good, without the added deep fried fat. Or, like us who have family members that need to know every ingredient, we can’t always count on the good folks at the restaurant to be forthcoming (or accurate) with what is in the food. If we make […]

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Review | Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust (Pre-made)

10min gluten free dinner, can this really be true? These wheat free, dairy free, soy free and nut free, gluten free pizza crusts were actually quite do-able and remarkably better than 99% of the pizza shop ones. Yes, one can taste the difference, however when loaded with your favourite toppings it’s great to have something […]

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Gluten Free Pasta GF PC Corn Fusilli Noodles

REVIEW | Gluten Free Pasta | PC Fusilli

PC Gluten Free Fusilli Pasta was pretty good. Cool spirally noodles. Don’t overcook and don’t stir. Use package directions! Cook the noodles, drain in colander, pour back in pan, add already cooked, already hot sauce with all meat/veg in it (if spaghetti or the like) on top. FOLD sauce into noodles with large spatula (like […]

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Ginger Cookies

Gluten Free Dairy Free Ginger Cookies

Our version made with gluten free flour similar to Starbuck’s chewy original non-gluten free big chewy moist Ginger Cookies with a bit of a zing. This recipe is modified from an heirloom recipe in my friend Julie’s family for generations, in the great province of New Brunswick Ontario, Canada … close to our Newfie friends […]

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Fragrant Saffron Jewel Rice Fusion

This is a Canadian fusion variation on the traditional saffron jewel rice of the middle east, it dials back the warm spices like cardamom and allspice and adds in vegetables such as grated zucchini or yellow squash. Might add the element of surprise to the “typical potluck/picnic” as it goes well on it’s own for […]

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies

I made these on Friday, and was going to take some to a function – after the hubby ate four of them, he confiscated them such that they would not leave the building! Normally I would put up a fuss, but it’s too hard to deprive a grown man of his new favourite cookies especially […]

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VH Orange Ginger Sauce

Review: VH Orange Ginger Sauce (& Recipe)

Review: Review: VH Orange Ginger Sauce (stir fry sauce) 5 Minute Dinner – two pots, incredible results – Hubby gave it a 10/10 if that says anything – Faster than takeout It’s one of those days of doing errands a quick grocery shop, and getting home when dinner was supposed to have been at the […]

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Quinoa Recipe Curry

We cook the quinoa in the rice cooker – just like you would rice

Great as a side dish, or add in more protein (chick peas or meat) to make it a whole meal-in-a-bowl

Good hot, warm or cold – excellent for summer bbq picnics, potlucks, etc.

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spelt bread recipe

Spelt Bread Recipe for Bread Machine

In 2hrs 46min we get beautiful loaves that rise above the top of the pan!

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Recipe Bars

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Super easy to make, no fussing, just throw a few ingredients in a pot, stir and then mix. Kids and hubbies like to help make this one.

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Corn Pasta San Zenone Prairie Harvest

Gluten Free Pasta Reviews

Corn Pasta is an excellent direct pasta substitute that can be used for any recipe that calls for spaghetti, elbow noodles, penne, spiral etc – and the least detectable taste change. We like San Zenone (Prairie Harvest) and Arrowhead mills. This is our favourite by far. Kamut is good as well, it’ll go mushy if […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I’ve always found roasted vegetables to have the most flavour. Here is an easy roasted cauliflower recipe, that brings the wow factor to the table.

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Nachos Recipe

Nachos Recipe | Easy Restaurant Quality

This is a super easy nachos recipe, with restaurant quality melted cheese stacked high, ground beef, fresh tomatoes and green onion… mmm… this is how we do it…

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Rice-Pudding-Recipe

Rice Pudding | Dairy Free, Gluten Free Desserts, Vegan Pudding

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding Recipe updated, made Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free without sacrificing taste.

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Easy Baked Pasta Recipe

Baked Pasta – Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

This is one of my spouse’s favourite – he’s a “selective” eater by nature, and adding WF, GF, DF, to the mix while tasting like “normal” food has been quite the adventure. Thank GOD for corn noodles… even the most discriminating like them…

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Pear Crisp Recipe (gluten free option too)

We’ve all heard of apple crisp, but pear pie being my favourite of the pear recipes, pear crisp is just as good…
Pear Crisp Recipe…

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Review: Van's Gluten Free Waffles - Original (Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free)

Review: Van’s Gluten Free Waffles – Original (Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free)

We were pleasantly surprised at Van’s gluten free waffles, and once we read the label, we’ve found they’re egg free too (which means our niece can have them)!

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Zucchini Bread Recipe Like Chocolate Cake

Zucchini Recipes – Zucchini Bread – Chocolate (like cake)

This is one of the firsts in the Zucchini Recipes line. I made this when we had a baseball bat sized zucchini. It was fresh picked and the rind was still soft – therefore we didn’t bother to peel it, however, if peeled and finely shredded, no one could tell it was in this recipe…

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Sweet Chili Recipe

Sweet Chili Recipe – Easy

Betcha didn’t know… interesting bit of trivia: Who invented the Sloppy Joe? Benjamin Franklin. Originally called the Sloppy Ben, however, over the years it became known as the Sloppy Joe, the blue collar sandwich. Super Easy Sweet Chili recipe is based off the Sloppy Joe Recipe… only 6 ingredients…

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Curried Rice Recipe - Chicken Beef Shrimp or Veggie - Your Pick

Curried Rice Recipe – Chicken Beef Shrimp or Veggie – Your Pick

I forgot how good and light this easy curried rice recipe was. I didn’t have my recipe on hand, so I called my mom – who had had some pulled beef already cooked and cooled … This is great to use leftover chicken or beef in (even canned white chicken in a pinch -drained)- be sure to marinate the meat in the dressing until needed … great hot or cold (perfect for buffets or picnics – we prefer hot) see below…

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Farmhouse Apple Crisp Recipe

Here’s the apple crisp recipe I made at the farm, it’s a combo of mom’s & mine as her recipe was at the farm and I didn’t have mine with me… local organic spelt flour

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Curly Fry Recipe Baked | How to Make Curly Fries

Curly Fry Recipe | How to Make Curly Fries

How to Make Curly Fries: I was being lazy one evening, and mostly busy, thus didn’t feel particularly like peeling potatoes. As I’m washing them, I look up and spot my sturdy hand cranked apple peeler/corer/slicer on the wall… hmmm… what the heck… so I plop one of those suckers on and voila! Curly fry heavenliness! We didn’t want all the fat of deep frying (or the mess), therefore, we baked them, just like we do our wedge fries.

This is our recipe…

Curly Fry Recipe: (Baked)

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Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe

7 Minute Dinner – Citrus Chicken & Rice Recipe

7 Minute Dinner Recipe – Citrus Chicken & Rice – Easy Lemon Chicken: No more take-out with this easy one pot dinner recipe, it’s done before you can pick up the phone & order. Great for students too…

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No Salt Seasoning Organic Kirkland

Review: Kirkland Signature USDA Organic No-Salt Seasoning

I tried this on a whim, it was the organic label + no salt that caught my eye. Delish in …

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Broccoli Salad Recipe

Fresh Broccoli Salad with Toasted Almond Slivers Recipe

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Almond Slivers. This is a great salad recipe to get fresh, raw broccoli down the hatch, and do it happily! If you like sweet n salty, this is for you.

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Ground Beef Macaroni Soup Recipe - Homemade Pasta Stew

Ground Beef Macaroni Soup Recipe – Homemade Pasta Stew

This macaroni soup recipe is more like a homemade pasta stew. Thick and comfort food-ey it’s a family favourite all year, but especially at the cottage or rainy days. With a nice thick piece of ancient grains bread – you’re all set!

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Spelt Cookies Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

They’re straight forward cookies to bake – the secret to the chewy but moist chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, with a slightly crunchy perimeter, is the honey.

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blueberry rhubarb crisp recipe

Rhubarb Crisp Recipe with Fresh Blueberries

About suppertime on my way to the compost bin, and mumbling under my breath, I turned to see the rhubarb patch, the leaves being big enough to rap up a newborn, which was filling out nicely and ready to pick. Bing! oooh rhubarb crisp!

Since my sister-in-law Karen has an awesome bluebarb jam recipe, we saw some fresh blueberries in the fridge and tossed them in…

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Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe - Wheat Free,  No Flour

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe – Wheat Free, No Flour

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe – Wheat Free, No Flour

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Loaf Quick Bread Recipes Banana Bread

Easy Best Banana Bread Recipe

This easy banana bread is a family favourite, and so simple, and can easily be doubled.

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Spelt Bread Machine Recipe with Kamut

Ancient Grains Bread Machine Recipe -Spelt Kamut – Wheat Free

This spelt bread machine recipe for us rises above the bread machine pan, and no wheat flour!

We use organic, but either should work great.

Ancient Grains Bread Machine Recipe -Spelt Kamut – Wheat Free

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roasted vegetable recipe with fast fry sirloin strips

Easy Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Roasted vegetable recipes are so easy – especially for a crowd. Who wants to dirty 4 pots and then babysit them, when you can just add them all into 1 – and pop it in the oven!

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How To Cook Fish

Fish Recipe ~ to convert non-fish eaters!

Those non-fish eaters will be converted! See notes section for details…baked fish recipe…

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Wheat Free Brownie Recipe

Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb Free Brownies Recipe that taste good!

Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb Free Brownies that taste good!

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Oatmeal Date Squares Recipe

Wheat Free, Dairy Free Vegan- Oatmeal Date Bars Recipe (Squares)

Gluten Free, Wheat Free Oatmeal Date Bars Recipe (Squares), that taste like they came right from the bakery! Vegan Recipe (no animal products), Vegetarian, natural bars, using good quality margarine and light spelt flour…

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7 Minute Dinner | Chicken Rice and Vegetables

7 Minute Dinner – Rice, Chicken & Veggies Recipe

No more take-out with this recipe, it’s done before you can pick up the phone & order…
7 Minute Dinner Recipe: Rice, Chicken and Veggies…

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mandarin spinach craisin salad with poppyseed dressing

Mandarin Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries and Poppyseed Dressing like Swiss Chalet

Mandarin Spinach Salad Recipe with Dried Cranberries and Poppyseed Dressing – remarkably similar to Swiss Chalet’s

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Pomegranate Salad Recipe

Easy & Elegant Pomegranate Salad ~ The Perfect Light Summer Recipe

Pomegranate Salad Recipe with dressing, spinach, feta, pomegranates, pine nuts or Almonds… Here’s one that will surely impress. It’s fresh, slightly sweet, and oh, so good. Perfect for entertaining, yet such a family favourite, you’ll find yourself making it all the time.

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Best Bean Salad Recipe

Phenominal Bean Salad Recipe – with Fresh Basil

Here’s a phenomenal 3 Bean Salad Recipe
I asked an almost complete stranger for it, as I had it at a party…cause it was too good to let get away… and now we’re friends!

I used both organic and regular beans (black beans mmm…) and it’s great either way.

Three Bean Salad Recipe w/Fresh Basil:
1 can chick peas, well drained & rinsed

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Ham Recipes

Pork Tenderloin Recipe – Roast Pork Loin Cooking Time

This is a wonderful lightly spiced yet almost sweet recipe my sister in law Ellen makes. We haven’t met anyone yet who doesn’t like it, children included. Since we have 25 in our immediate family and lots of friends… that’s pretty good odds! Ellen’s Pork Tenderloin: 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons soya sauce 2 […]

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