Tomato Tofu Curry

Ingredients 1 block of extra firm tofu, cubed Hot cooked rice Marinade 1 tbsp cornstarch 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 tbsp dry sherry or water 1 tsp soy sauce Sauce 1 tbsp cornstarch 2 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup ketchup 3 tbsp oil 1 cup celery, diagonally…

Fesenjaan

Fesenjaan: a delicious persian eggplant, pomegranate & walnut stew To make this recipe truly vegan, substitute the honey for agave syrup. The walnut sauce is an excellent texture for this stew and holds well with the honey which balances sweet with the sour pomegranate seeds. The little bit of spice from the crushed red pepper…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Christmas baking has begun! This is a new holiday favourite – I found it a few years ago when trying to find a recipe to add to my cookie spread knowing I would have friends attending our annual holiday party who eat gluten free. Easily one of the favourite cookies of everyone, regardless of their…

Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

I wanted to serve a warm beverage when having company over for outdoor visits in colder weather. This turned out amazing – my kids keep asking me to make it again. Ingredients 3 litres soy (or other dairy alternative) milk 1 can premium full-fat coconut milk 1/4-1/2 cup cocoa powder (to taste) 1/2 cup granulated…

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

I made this apple crisp for my wife’s one-year-belated-40th birthday party. We couldn’t do anything on her real 40th on account of the pandemic so we threw a backyard gathering this year to mark the occasion. We have a few friends who eat gluten free and my wife loves apple crisp so I took on…

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…