Our gal on the street got deFloured at the Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market!
Gluten-free bakery Defloured sells its savoury and sweet baked goods at various farmers’ markets and cafes in Toronto. Defloured duo Krista Tobias and Chris Brown aim to make food that tastes good while not restricting customers who have food allergies or limitations. Everything they bake is gluten and nut free, and some of their products are also dairy free (they substitute coconut milk for cow’s milk). Krista began her business making gluten-free potpies during the winter months—a hearty staple that will be available at the Gluten Free Garage! Defloured is 70% organic and most of the ingredients come from local vendors at farmers’ markets across the city. —Rebecca Feigelsohn
Mini peach pies
Sweet mini galettes
Chocolate brownies: decadent and rich with a strong chocolate flavour
Buckwheat vegan chocolate chip cookies
Sweet and savoury galettes. We’ll take one of each!
Come get Defloured at the Gluten Free Garage!
Rebecca Feigelsohn is a recent graduate of McGill University who now works as a freelance writer interested in food, culture and social justice. Visit her blog at firstname.lastname@example.org to read about her gastronomic adventures.
The candy wheel made Lily’s night! Thanks to great aunt Shawnee for showing up wtih the GF goods! (pictured, from top: peanut M&Ms, Jelly Bellies, cashews, M&Ms, Tootsie Rolls, Hershey’s Kisses)
Lasagna made with fresh gluten-free lasagna sheets!
Rob declared this the best gluten-free lasagna we’ve had yet. The girls licked their plates clean. I had seconds.
It was the usual recipe, so what made this lasagna different from all other lasagnas I’ve made?
The pasta was fresh.
I took the noodles out of the package and simply started layering. No muss, no fuss. No starchy, slippery, wet noodles falling apart or sticking together. If you’ve ever boiled gluten-free lasagna noodles, you know what I’m talking about. And not only was it easier and more time effective to make lasagna with fresh pasta, it tasted so much better. Once you go fresh, you never go back!
Hollywood Foods is the place to go for fresh gluten-free pasta. The thing about their pasta is that it’s made from a rice-free egg noodle, so it tastes like real
authentic pasta and holds together way better than its rice-based competitors. Located on Ossington north of Queen West, Hollywood Foods sells its gluten-free products under the brand Antipastos Kitchen. If you can’t make it there, in October you’ll be able to find their cut pasta, ravioli and gnocchi—along with several frozen gluten-free entrees—at supermarket and specialty stores throughout the GTA. Entrees will include meat and vegetarian lasagna, manicotti, meat and veg cabbage rolls, eggplant Parmigiana (can’t wait for that!) and a variety of raviolis and gnocchis.
If you want to impress your family and friends and make your own lasagna with Hollywood Foods/Antipastos Kitchen fresh GF noodles, read on for the recipe…
We started things off with a strawberry, banana and pineapple smoothie.
This is the way we wash our hands!
Thanks, Green Beaver, for making handwashing such good, clean, gluten-free fun!