Category: Recipes we ♥︎

guest blog: the Mother of all Mavens

    Guest blog by the Mother of All Mavens (aka Carolyn Drebin) I recently had the pleasure of participating in a Delicious Dish cooking class with occupational-therapist-turned-self-taught-chef Carolyn Cohen. I’d heard about her classes for years. The menus were hoarded secrets. Sharing recipes was considered to be horribly bad form. Verboten? Forbidden fruit? I wanted in!  After managing to coax a few tidbits from some willing rule-benders, I tried a couple of recipes. They…
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Bubby Fran’s famous banana cake

        You might be thinking, “gluten-free banana cake, a dime a dozen.” Google it, and 9,990,000 recipes pop up on your screen. Not this banana cake, oh no. I’ve perfected a gluten-free version of my Bubby Fran’s famous banana chocolate chip cake. It’s super moist (even on day two!) and full of flavour, with the same taste and texture as my Bub’s cake. Fresh out of the oven, you would NEVER know…
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2 yummy things i made this week


summer salads & selfies

    Both of these salads are like a fresh burst of summer (click here for the full Lemony Kale Salad recipe). They would be delicious anywhere but are especially so at a cottage (isn’t everything?). Last week I got out of Dodge with my three nearest and dearest childhood girlfriends and headed up north for three peaceful days to a cottage by the lake. Here’s what happened, in the words of my bestie Bonnie:…
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best. kale salad. ever.

              Lemony Kale Salad ingredients (recipe inspired by Gusto 101 and adapted from Fresh Ness) 2 tbsp dried currants 2 tbsp + 1 tsp white wine vinegar (apple cider vinegar also does the trick) 1 bunch lacinate kale, centre ribs and stems removed, washed and dried 3 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp salt…
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homemade gluten-free granola

  Gluten-Free Granola 4 cups pure uncontaminated oats (we use Only Oats) 1/2 cup chia seeds 1 cup pumpkin seed kernels 1 cup chopped raw almonds 1/2 cup sunflower seed kernels 3/4 cup raw honey 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. In a saucepan on the stove, melt together honey, coconut oil, cinnamon and…
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