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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gimme guacamole

Combine diced tomatoes, diced red onion and finely chopped jalapeno peppers                      (start with 2 and take it from there).

 

Oops! Forgot about the minced garlic.

 

Mash 6 large avocados. Add some freshly squeezed lime juice. Season with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

Lovingly combine the “salsa” mix with the avocado.

 

Add a handful of chopped fresh cilanto. Mmmmm!

 

A shout-out to Robin Schaffran (aka Dr. Robin) for this guacamole recipe!
We’re huge fans of her fantastic all-natural skincare line for children, Dr. Robin for Kids. Sunscreen, daily moisture cream and body wash and shampoo—all gloriously gluten free! (And it’s not just for kids.)

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

summer salad #4

Get thee to the Greek

 

If you’re lucky to find yourself at a cottage this summer, here is the perfect
salad for a leisurely lunch on the dock. It packs a little sweet, a little salty and a big punch of protein with tuna, chickpeas and feta. After her first mouthful,
Alison declared me “the queen of salads.” Now you can be queen, too.

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