Category Archives: Dairy-free

Peppermint meringues

Easy dairy-free, gluten-free treats! Little meringues are the perfect sweet treat to have on hand, especially during the holiday season. They store well for weeks if placed in an airtight container, and their delicate texture and flavour make them a … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Meringue Bites

A gluten-free sweet treat! These pillowy little confections are so light and delicate it takes a lot of willpower to eat just one or two, but they are so flavourful you might find that one satisfies a sweet craving quite … Continue reading

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Tasty Tropical Salad

A flavourful twist on traditional coleslaw While it has the traditional coleslaw base of cabbage and carrots, the addition of pineapple along with a ginger-soy-lime dressing gives this tropical slaw a flavourful twist. Serve it with Asian dishes, burgers, or … Continue reading

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Gluten-free chewy chocolate walnut cookies

I came up with this recipe to replicate a favourite treat available at a neighbourhood coffee shop. It’s perfect for anyone who cannot tolerate gluten or dairy but craves the rich taste and texture of traditional brownies. I suppose these … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Pickled Pears

I love topping a bowl of greens with fruit all year round. Having jars of pickled fruit in the fridge makes it even easier – add some chopped nuts and you’ve got a salad packed with colour, flavour and texture. … Continue reading

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Guilt-free chocolate mousse pie

Rich and satisfying, your guests might be surprised to learn this pie is actually gluten-free AND vegan! An almond-date crust topped with creamy cocoa-avocado filling makes for a decadent yet healthy dessert option. Continue reading

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Spinach and Raspberry Salad with Candied Almonds

While I am an unabashed fan of root vegetables and slow-simmered foods, I’m not quite ready to surrender to the cooling weather. There will be time enough for soups, stews and other seasonal delights, so in the meantime, I’m still … Continue reading

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