Devotion Protein Key Lime Crepes

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I see a lot of recipes for gluten free pancake stacks, but I never see any for crepes. Remember crepes? Soft and tender, rolled up with deliciously crispy edges?  Yeah, neither do I. Well, barely.  Stupid celiac disease.   My mother used to make us crepes sprinkled with sugar and lime juice.   They were …

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Scary Ingredients: Glucose made from (Shudder) Wheat

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted in a while.  I suck. Are we good now? Ok…honesty time here: I FREAKED OUT when I saw this ingredient on Riesen Choclate Caramels and After Eight Thin Chocolate Mints. I seriously thought that the universe was conspiring against me. Like, WHY would you use wheat for seeetener???  What …

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Guest Post: My Balcony Nanofarm

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  My massage therapist and I were discussing the Grow Your Own Food movement the other day as I lay on the table at his clinic.   We waxed enthusiastically about urban farming, and the joy of watching our plants bear food for us; clean, organic, and fresh from our little micro and nano farms. …

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Homesteading for the Inept Part 2: Freezing Herbs

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Last year, I lamented the waste of my basil and other herbs that we planted in our beta-test patch of “OMG can we actually grow food-like things?!”in the  front lawn flower garden of our former house. See, the basil and cilantro etc was sooooo abundant that I figured it would never end. So “Grasshopper and …

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Homesteading For The Inept: Fake Flash-Freezing

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My talented sister Elin over at TravelFoodCool is an amazing urban homesteader, and lately has been writing about hot water bath canning the season’s harvest for a little taste of summer in the dead of winter.  She’s also been preparing and canning salsas and other yummy things for the bleaker months ahead. That’s WAY to …

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Gluten-Free Taco Bell Canada! 

If Taco Bell’s vegetarian options were your drive-thru go-to before you got your Celiac diagnosis….well, I come bearing tidings of great joy! Maybe not in a totally Biblical sense–but pretty close. If you’re following the Celiac drug testing results for ImmusanT’s Nexvax2, the hopefully-one-day-upcoming-soon injectable therapy that should allow us to start safely eating as …

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Toronto:  Off The Hook Fish & Chips

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What’s this?! A title picture of a plate of clearly deep-fried, battered fish and chips? Have I finally lost my patience and sanity with having to be constantly gluten-free and gluten-vigilant, and decided to trash my intestines in a huge gastronomic temper tantrum? Why, no…not at all 🙂 I have discovered deep fried pescatarian heaven. …

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Quebec:  Fairmont Chateau Montebello

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I’ve been deliriously happy with the number of restaurants in which I’ve been able to eat gluten-free safely and successfully.  Generally, restaurants that belong to big hotel chains have been my friends, as they’re totally used to the special dietary needs of their clients. The Fairmont Chateau Montebello is a grand, massive log cabin in …

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Richest Chocolate Devotion Protein Mousse

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Recently, I was sent a lovely care package of protein powders and Flex Flavors flavor sachets to try from Devotion Nutrition , a New Jersey-based fitness nutrition company with a rather unique twist on the usual protein-shake concept. The short version is they have two flavors of the protein powder (that you can select either Stevia …

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Don’t Trash It: Homemade Scrap-Bag Vegetable Stock

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All about how to make homemade vegetable stock or broth from months of saved veggie scraps. You know how people either composted their vegetable scraps or threw them in the trash?  I’ve got a much better and tastier idea:  Scrap-Bag stock, made from said scraps.  The best parts are that a) it’s pretty much free, …

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