September 24, 2012

Gluten Free Kid Friendly Recipes

Have a little one with Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance? 

Creating healthy gluten free meals, that appeal to kids can be tough. So many things are off limits as Celiac often goes hand in hand with other intolerance's or allergies.

The search for gluten free recipes to please little pallet's just got easier. Check out 30 Blogs with Gluten Free Recipes for Kids . Here you will find  recipes for all of the days meals, plus sweet snacks, savory snacks AND dessert. 

Not to be missed on this website :


  • Gluten-Free, Dairy Free Poptarts
  • Easy Kid's Lunchboxes
  • Crispy Seasoned Chicken
  • A Gluten Free Crustless Apple Pie
  • Butter Cookies
  • Reconstructing Goldfish Crackers: Gluten Free Style


I'm looking forward to trying several of these recipes myself!

 Happy cooking!




September 20, 2012

Gluten Free Expo Toronto


Come out to the Gluten Free Expo in Toronto Septemeber 30th! There will be vendors, coupons, samples and more!


Here are the event details :
Gluten Free Expo - TORONTO
September 30, 2012
10am - 5pm
655 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON (DoubleTree by Hilton)
Tickets are $12 at the door or save money by purchasing online for $9 each.


September 07, 2012

On The Hunt For A Cookbook? Here is my advice...


What do you look for in a great cook book? I look for a lot of key things. After years of buying cookbooks, trial and error finally paid off and I know know what I really need to look for in one.





Let's start with what I am on alert to avoid


  • First of all, if an entire cook book requires a specific custom flour blend that you have to make yourself, it's out. Numerous different flour blends - blacklisted! Sorry, although it may taste great it's simply too much of an effort for me. At least at this stage in my home cooking.
  • Extremely time consuming recipes - No thank you.
  • Too many ingredients - Enough said.
  • Recipes that are too fancy schmancy- Not a chance.
  • No pictures- I prefer to know what my masterpiece should look like


Don't be afraid to spend some time reading through a cookbook before you buy it! I can't begin to tell you how many cookbooks I have purchased only to try a few recipes and realize, it's just not for my family. Sometimes even the simplest looking recipes can be challenging or not what you expect.


I recommend recipes that use "all purpose" gluten free flours. Less fuss the better.

Here is what I look for in a cookbook
  • Clear, direct and simple directions
  • Accurate prep and finish times (within reason as appliances vary)
  • Noted skill level (novice, intermediate, advance)
  • Bright pictures of finished dish with step by step photos for more complicated tasks
  • Easy to source and Affordable ingredients
  • Tips eg - freezing, storage, ect
  • Pairing suggestions
  • Substitution suggestions
  • Menu plans






Don't be afraid of "regular" cookbooks that are not specifically aimed at those who are Gluten Free. It took me a while to try some out, but I haven't looked back. The only time I stick to traditionally GF recipes is when it comes to sweets.



When it comes to bread products I recommend my personal baker of sorts Kinnikinnick. There is nothing better than their soft bread products!



Eventually, you will know what you can and cannot tackle with a blink of the eye. It just takes practice. Expensive practice.


What do you look for when purchasing a cookbook?
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