gluten free(dom)

The Deppaneur

The Depanneur, a funky corner-store-cum-foodie-haven on College Street in Toronto, bills itself as “a place where interesting food things happen.” Like the Gluten Free(dom) workshop we attended recently.

 

Chef Mary Hubert and chef and nutritionist Sara Kuntz kicked things off with this gorgeous strawberry rhubarb chia pudding.

Dynamic duo raw vegan chef Mary Hubert and chef/culinary nutritionist Sara Kuntz kicked things off with this sweet and simple strawberry rhubarb chia pudding.

 

Colourful chopped salad, aka cauliflower tabouleh.

The star of this colourful cauliflower tabouleh was made in a food processor by pulsing florets of raw cauliflower into small pieces the size of rice grains.

 

Chef Mary shows us how to make zucchini pasta with her spirulizer.

Chef Mary demonstrates how to make zucchini pasta with her spiralizer.

 

Voila! Zucchini pasta!

Voila! A mess of zucchini curls.

 

 

We ramped up our veggie pasta with this gorgeously green ramp pesto.

We ramped up our veggie pasta with this gorgeously green ramp pesto.

 

Zucchini and soba noodle pasta with ramp pesto.

Zucchini and soba noodle pasta with ramp pesto.

 

Pretty, crunchy wraps from Mother Nature come in all different shapes and sizes.

Pretty, crunchy wraps from Mother Nature come in all different shapes and sizes.

 

My new obsession: avocado slices with hemp seeds, sea salt and olive oil. It's the simple things.

My latest obsession: avocado slices with hemp seeds, sea salt and olive oil. It’s the simple things.

 

I loved every single bite of gluten-free goodness.

I thoroughly enjoyed every single bite of gluten-free goodness created by our two talented chefs. (How cute are the little Brussels sprout wraps?!) Missing from this photo are chef Sara’s tasty tortilla chips: Food for Life rice tortillas brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt and any fresh herbs you have on hand. Bake at 350° for a few minutes. A new staple in our house!

 

Chocolate fudge brownie with chocolate drizzle made in donut-shaped molds. As my cousin Lewis says: They are to live for!

After enjoying a super fresh, delicious, wholesome meal with some good company and our knowledgeable chefs came the happy ending: chocolate fudge brownie with chocolate drizzle made in donut-shaped molds.