Lincoln Crisps

I was very intrigued when I first saw this recipe – it calls for nuts, cornflakes and shredded coconut? And no flour? Well – they turned out a lot like a coconut macaroon and are likewise gluten free (provided you purchase gluten free corn flakes). Ingredients 3 egg whites, beaten stiffly 1 cup fine sugar…

Peach Crisp (Gluten Free)

It’s peach season! I always love this time of year where delicious fresh peaches are abundant. We love them fresh, in jams, sauces, pies, cakes, and crisps! I adapted this recipe to be gluten free to accommodate the dietary restrictions of a friend we were having over for a visit. Topping Ingredients 1 cup almond…

Coconut Macaroons

A few years after my grandmother’s death, my grandfather gave me an old box of recipes that had belonged to her. They were almost entirely recipes from “Gurney” but there were some annotations from Grandma and sometimes her own recipes or adaptations written on the backs of the cards. I kept that old box all…

Porcupines

This was a really fun discovery among Grandma’s recipes. I found this recipe by accident, hand-written on the back of another recipe card. I actually had no idea what I was making when I started out but they turned out chewy (almost gooey) and made me feel like I was eating something healthy on account…

Kale Caesar Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp Dijon mustard Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp Bragg’s amino acids (or low sodium soy sauce) 1/2 tsp capers 1/3 cup water Salt and pepper to taste 1 head of kale, washed with stems removed and…

Crispy Rice Treats

Grandma’s recipe book was surprisingly missing this childhood favourite. Ingredients 1/3 cup Earth Balance 1 bag of vegan marshmallows (10 oz), I use Dandies brand 1/2 tsp vanilla 4 cups crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies are an obvious choice) 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional) Yield: approx. 9 servings Line or grease a 7×9 baking dish…

Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Squares

I can remember my mom making these – as soon as I took the first bite I was reminded of a time we made them for one of my brother’s school bake sales. They are a bit softer than your traditional marshmallow-based crispy rice treat but I kind of like that. Given how sweet these…

Chocolate Covered Marzipan

This is a great holiday recipe that is completely vegan and gluten free. Homemade marzipan is actually very easy to make – the element of skill required in this recipe is tempering the chocolate. I’ve made chocolate covered confections back when I didn’t know what I didn’t know – that is, that just melting chocolate…

No-Cheddar Broccoli Soup

This is such a delicious and hearty soup for a cold day that’s also gluten and nut free. This is one of my own inventions. Ingredients 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 4 large carrots, chopped 3 medium potatoes, chopped 6-8 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup nutritional yeast…

Mom’s Rice Pudding

If there were only one recipe I could pass down to my kids from the family collection, it would be this one. Rice pudding, for me, is the ultimate comfort food that takes me straight back to my mother’s kitchen, every time I make it. I’ve also got a bit of a history with rice…