Category Archives: Lighten Up!

Creamy Soup Base

This soup base can be used to make any “Cream of” soup and also works well in casseroles. It eliminates starchy flour thickeners for people who want to exclude flours from their diet. It freezes well and can be kept … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Hash

  This is a great side dish which can do double duty as a filler ingredient in other recipes or as a replacement for toast at breakfast. Although it is a terrific side dish at a main meal, my favourite … Continue reading

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Crab Stuffed Potatoes

I was fortunate enough to have some King Crab on hand and was looking for a way to use it. It is extremely hot outside, so I wanted to keep the meal on the lighter side, but satisfying enough to … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Dolmas

I have long loved Greek food and dolmas in particular. Since adopting a gluten zero life style, it has been difficult to select them from the menu in a restaurant because most have some wheat in the seasoning. I recently … Continue reading

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Pizza Pasta

This recipe is amazingly versatile! It combines two great family favourites: pasta and pizza. I will give the version that I created, but I will also show other potential options. Bon appétit!

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Tortiere Medallions

My husband, Paul, is French Canadian and enjoys a traditional meat pie called Tortiere. My mother has an excellent recipe, which we bake on Christmas Eve for dinner. Tortiere has been a favourite in our family for many years, but … Continue reading

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Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

My sister sent me this recipe from New Zealand. It sounded fabulous, so I just had to give it a try. I didn’t have any mini muffin tins, so I used paper liners and regular muffin tins. I only had … Continue reading

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Cool Appetizers!

Making cheese crisps is a quick and simple task. In Italy, these tasty morsels are called Frico. Unlike frico, I do not find it necessary to flip the crisp. After experimenting over a long period of time, I have found … Continue reading

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Quinoa Tabouleh

This is a classic hot weather salad that has been adapted for the gluten free diet. Quinoa is a great grain and comes in several varieties: regular, whole grain. Royal Red and Royal Black. This particular recipe was made with … Continue reading

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Lemon Asparagus Soup

It was one of those cool, rainy summer days today. I wanted something to chase away the chill, so I used what I had on hand. Asparagus is in season, so I decided to combine some of my favourite flavours … Continue reading

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