Posts Categorized: Happiness is…

pass the pesto

Basil, baby!

 

The smell of fresh basil makes me happy. So I especially love to hang out at the farmers’ market this time of year. As I stroll from table to table, the intoxicating scent of the herb wafts through the air. I can’t really describe it. I inhale it deeply. And then I buy a big bunch and take it home and make pesto. Pesto has so many possibilities.

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the best fish tacos

 

This summer I’ve fallen for fish tacos. Hook, line and sinker. I cannot get enough of them. And I’m not alone. It seems like the whole city is having a fish taco fling. Case in point: Many of Toronto’s hotspots feature the fish taco. Playa Cabana, Grand Electric, La Carnita are all serving up their own versions of this SoCal favourite. And so is Toronto’s very own gluten-free food truck, the Gourmet Bitches!

While there are plenty of fish tacos in the city, Supermarket’s version (pictured here) tips the scales…and THEY ARE GLUTEN FREE! (You have to specify that you want them gluten free. Supermarket has a gluten-free menu, be sure to ask for it.)

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Pop goes the chips

We got popped!

 

Today a mysterious box wrapped in brown paper arrived at our doorstep.
It was addressed to Lily. We tore it open and out popped one of our new favourite snacks…in five different flavours!

Popchips are not made with any gluten ingredients but they used to be
manufactured on equipment shared with wheat. Not anymore! In August 2011 they were officially certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (aka GiG). The company is in the
process of changing over its packaging to include the GF symbol, so there’s a chance you might find bags that don’t have the symbol printed on them. Popchips says that if a bag has a “best by” date of August 2012 or later, they’re definitely gluten free. As always, be sure to check the labels and ingredients. Munch on!

Happy campers