my insta week

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Lunch at Hotel Gelato with my girlfriends #wheninRome


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Throwback to the time Bunner’s debuted the fauxstess cupcake #retrotreat


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Garlic love, naturally #glutenfree


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Baked apples before shot #comfortfood


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Can’t. Stop. Roasting. #sweetpotatoes


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My hubby is the best wing man #Superbowl


Follow @glutenfreegarage on Instagram for more #glutenfree tummy love

baby it’s cold outside

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Soup’s on! Peel and cube sweet potatoes.


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Roast sweet potatoes (this step is not necessary but I find that the soup is even more flavourful when you roast the potatoes).


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Coarsely chop onion. Add coconut oil to a large saucepan and cook onion. Stir in ground coriander + curry powder.


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Add sweet potatoes, stir, then add hot vegetable stock.


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Add white beans (I used cannellini), and puree.


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Stir in balsamic vinegar + maple syrup. Add salt + pepper to taste.


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Enjoy with a dollop of yogurt, chopped parsley and hemp seeds!


Sweet potato white bean soup
2 tbsp coconut oil (original recipe called for 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp vegetable oil)
½ onion, coarsely chopped
1 rounded tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground coriander
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (and roasted if you have time)
946 ml carton of vegetable broth (I used Pacific Foods’ low-sodium version)
19 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
plain Greek yogurt (optional)
chopped fresh parsley (optional)
hemp seeds (optional)

Add coconut oil to a large saucepan over medium-low heat.
Add onion. Cook about 5 minutes until soft but not brown.
Stir in curry powder and coriander, for about 1 minute.
Add sweet potatoes and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes.
Add hot stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes (or until sweet potatoes are soft).
Add half of the beans and puree until smooth. Add remaining beans.
Stir in vinegar and syrup. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped parsley. Hemp seeds are a nice touch, too.

breaking bread

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I heard it was National Sandwich Day (November 3, mark it down on your calendars!) and I wanted to partake. So I whipped up an open-face avocado sammie with Organic Works Bakery’s gluten-free quinoa and honey bread.


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I wish I could share this with you. But since I can’t here’s how to make it: Toast bread and top with avocado chunks, honey goat cheese, hemp seeds, a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a pinch of fresh-ground black pepper. Take a bite.


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Lucky for us, FEAST now carries our favourite gluten-free bread so we don’t have to travel to London, Ontario get it.


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But we have been known to do so…


Any way you slice it, gluten-free people can have their sandwich and eat it too. For all the sammie lovers out there, check this out.

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Organic Works Bakery will be selling and sampling their many varieties of GF bread at Gluten Free Garage—raisin cinnamon; quinoa maple; buckwheat, chickpea and flax; buckwheat chia—along with more of their delicious baked goods. And, get this, owner Peter Cuddy is bringing along the bakery’s buckwheat farmer, George, who grows 300 acres of buckwheat for Organic Works on his farm!