Raw Cashew Strawberry Cheesecake

Removing dairy from my baking has been really hard especially if you knew how much I love cheesecake. This recipe was inspired from Isa Chandra who does amazing vegan and vegetarian food. Her cooking is tasty and wholesome without making things artificial. Soak 3 cups of cashews overnight or for at least 3 hours. Soaking…

Potluck Favorite: Corn Quinoa Salad

Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in Canada.  Typically Thanksgiving in our house is potluck.  If I am lucky I will be able cook the turkey but usually I am left to make a sides dish and usually this is a salad.  This recipe is my go to potluck salad.  It is light and…

Vegan and Gluten Free Peanut Butter Brownies

Having to cut out dairy from my diet has proved to be very challenging. Having to also make sure to make gluten-free and dairy-free recipes proved even more of a challenge. Making sure you take into account of multiple food intolerances leaves you with limited choices in foods and desserts. I found this recipe that…

Chickpea Flour and Chickpea Flatbread

Friday was a lazy day for me.  All I wanted to do was get some rest but I also wanted a nice tasty snack.  In my search for gluten free breads I stumbled across homemade chickpea flour.  What made this nice was that I could make my own flour.  I always try to have chickpeas…

Pupusas!!

What’s more delicious than cheese? Well nothing really. Pupusas come pretty close though. I made these pupusas with some friends and we filled them with just cheese but they are traditionally filled with beans, cheese and/or pork. The dough for the pupusas are made with masa harina or a masa corn flour and are gluten…

What the Yucca!

Yucca, tapioca, cassava, the root with many names.  As I went through my eczema elimination diet I had to avoid most bread and potato. I looked for alternatives and found the good old yucca root.  I have always wondered what that weird root was.  It kind of scared me.  That’s when I found out that…

Using Gluten-Free Flour… GF Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am starting to notice there is a huge gluten free trend happening in Vancouver.  Gluten free foods can be found everywhere. Even all purpose gluten free flour is easily attainable.  Well I decided to try using some gluten free flour to replace flour in a non gluten recipe and see what the results are….

Frangipane

Oh the almondy goodness. There is nothing better than the combination of fruit and almonds.  I first learned about this recipe from a friend who made an awesome pie. For this one I made a gluten free version since my aunt was going to be at dinner.  This dessert is great paired with vanilla ice…

Yummy Flourless Cupcakes!!

My aunt has celiac disease, a disease that affects the small intestine.  Gluten damages the small intestines and that is why celiacs go on a gluten-free diet.  A couple of years ago, when my aunt discovered she was celiac, her life changed.  She had to restrict many things out of her diet such as cakes,…