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Healthy Vegetarian Ukrainian Borscht Recipe

Healthy Vegetarian Ukrainian Borscht Recipe

Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6

Healthy Vegetarian Ukrainian Borscht. This is a vegetarian version of the classic borscht recipe. This delicious soup is made with plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, beets, chickpeas, carrots and tomatoes. To flavour the borscht, I added caraway seeds, dill, chili peppers and vinegar. To finish the soup, you... Read More

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp. GF caraway seeds
½ medium size green cabbage, roughly shredded
2 medium carrots, roughly shredded
1 large beet, roughly shredded
2 cups canned or fresh diced tomatoes
1 x (13.5 oz.) can organic garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drain and rinse
4 cups GF vegetable stock + 1 cup water
1 sprig or fresh dill
2 red chili peppers, seeded and chopped (optional)
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Sea salt to taste
2 garlic cloves, minced
For the topping ~ plain Greek yogurt or sour cream and fresh dill
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No-Bake Gluten-free Christmas Cake

No-Bake Gluten-free Christmas Cake

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Serves icon Serves 6

Here is an award-winning no-bake Christmas cake. When it comes to making a dessert in my kitchen, it has to be fail-proof, super easy to make, healthy and delicious. I especially love no-bake desserts. You will find that this gluten-free Christmas cake is packed with flavour, is moist, and... Read More

Ingredients

½ cup dried dates, pits removed
½ cup raisins
½ cup dried cherries without pits
¾ cup roughly chopped dried pineapple
½ cup almonds
3 Tbsp. brandy or rum
2 tsp. lemon or orange zest
½ tsp. GF ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. GF ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. GF ground cloves
¼ tsp. GF ground ginger
1 Tbsp. melted butter or coconut oil
½ cup almond flour
COCONUT BRANDY CREAM (optional)
1 carton of coconut cream
1 Tbsp. brandy
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
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Gluten-Free Cranberry Honey Bread

The BEST Gluten-Free Cranberry Honey Bread…for your holiday baking. Where shall I start? Beautiful, moist, fresh cranberries, dates, pecans and honey, makes for the most delicious holiday bread. In this recipe I am using my favourite ingredient, fresh cranberries, It doesn't get more festive than that. I have added a few dates to add sweetness and balance the tart cranberries. Cranberries are super tart, so I added a few dates to cut back on the sweetener. The dates compliment the cranberries perfectly. I have also added pecans for some crunchy texture. Not only this gluten-free cranberry honey bread is simple to make, but it is also delicious and festive. During the holiday season, it is all about beautiful food that tastes good. One of my holidays favourite ingredients is fresh cranberries. Every year it has been a tradition in my home to make gluten-free Christmas cake, but this year I changed the tradition and made this amazing - that's right amazing cranberry honey bread. Trust me on this...it is the BEST bread for Christmas morning. Festive, delicious and utterly incredible, it doesn't get any better than this. This cranberry honey bread can be served at room temperature, or it is even better cold straight from the fridge. You will LOVE it!

So what is cranberry honey bread?

First, it is holiday season, so in my home, anything goes :-) This recipe is pretty simple. First, you mix fresh cranberries, dates and pecans with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. For the batter, I wanted to make it simple because it is such a busy time of year, so I used a gluten-free flour blend, making it with fewer ingredients. The bread itself is made with gluten-free flour blend, light olive oil or avocado oil, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest and only honey as a sweetener. Once the batter is done, fold in the delicious cranberry mixture and bake. Doesn't this sound exceptional? Because the bread has so much fruit, it takes a little longer to bake than your typical gluten-free bread recipe. But believe me, it is well worth it. Enjoy and happy holidays.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 70 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 8

Instant Pot Warm White Bean Salad

Instant Pot Warm White Bean Salad, a simple warm salad to cozy up to during cold winter months. The tender white beans are accented with veggies and a freshly made light vinaigrette. In this recipe, I used the instant pot because I wanted to use dried beans. When it comes to a bean salad, starting from scratch like dried beans, makes all the difference in flavour and texture, like in this warming bean salad. The veggies, carrots, bell peppers and celery are added at the very end to the instant pot keeping the firm to the bite. The light vinaigrette in this white bean salad is a mix of thinly sliced green onions, apple cider vinegar, oregano, paprika and a hint of garlic. For additional colour and flavour, I added fresh parsley. This warm white bean salad goes exceptionally well with ham or a pork rib roast. Are you thinking of serving this salad when entertaining? This warm salad can be made in advance and can also be served at room temperature.

Benefits of cooking with Instant Pot 

Save time and energy Preserve colour and flavour Retain nutrients Eliminate harmful microorganisms Economical What I love about using an Instant Pot is, once you've added your ingredients into an Instant pot and sealed it, you set the timer, and you can walk away. Leaving you time to do other things without worrying about a pot of beans, soup or stew simmering on the stove. With a busy schedule like I have, using an Instant Pot leaves me time to do more important things….like golf :-) Besides, when it comes to buying canned legumes, they can be costly. So, replacing canned with dried beans is also economical since you can buy dried beans at a fraction of the price than you would pay for canned beans. The best part! It is the flavour and texture, and there is simply no comparison between canned and freshly cooked beans. No more soggy, salted beans. By using a pressure cooking method, they will have a perfect texture and freshly cooked flavour. For more Instant Pot Gluten-Free recipes, please check out our popular instant pot recipe section. For last minute gift ideas check out our famous shopping page

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 40 + Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6 - 8

Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

The gluten-free Chocolate Crinkle Cookie recipe is a must have holiday recipe. Whether you are looking for a holiday cookie, a hostess gift, or just that freshly baked sweet treat, this classic chocolate crinkle cookie is always a big hit. The melt in your mouth cookie is probably one of the easiest gluten-free cookie recipes I have made. With only a few ingredients, few minutes of prep time and a little chill time, these cookies are made in no time. I have adapted this recipe from the classic chocolate crinkle cookie recipe, but I have substituted maple syrup for sugar and made it without gluten. These cookies are fudgy, not too sweet and lightly coated with powdered sugar. They taste just the way you remember them. The best part, you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. A holiday dessert platter wouldn't be complete without crinkle cookies. Christmas is all about traditions, fond memories, family get togethers and delicious food. Holidays are when we indulge in the delicious food we know and love!

Only a few steps and a few ingredients

Only 9 ingredients Whisk 3 dry ingredients in a bowl; GF flour, baking powder and cocoa powder Beat together 5 wet ingredients; butter, maple syrup, egg, milk and vanilla Fold in dry ingredients and form a ball of dough Chill When ready; form the dough into small balls and lightly roll in powdered sugar Bake Eat :-)

A little history

Did you know that a crinkle cookie is an American cookie? The famous cookie is an original Betty Crocker recipe. The flavours of this traditional cookie vary, but the chocolate one is a holiday classic. I highly recommend eating them when they are slightly cooled but still warm. There is nothing more satisfying than a warm chocolate crinkle cookie melting in your mouth. Especially with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows. YUM! Need more holiday cookie recipes? Check out our popular gluten-free chai spiced thumbprint cookie or grain-free gingerbread cookie

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 + Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 12 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 18

Gluten-Free Spicy Chinese Noodles

Gluten-Free Spicy Chinese Noodles is a dish all about fresh crispy veggies mixed with noodles and flavoured with a spicy, chili garlic sauce. This Asian dish is better than take out, and you can make it under 30 minutes. I must admit I love Chinese food, but eating out is not an option, because Asian food in most restaurants is not gluten-free. This tasty spicy Chinese noodle dish is healthier than take out because it is prepared without gluten, msg, unhealthy fats and loads of salt. This is why I always make Asian food at home. The fresh tender veggies are prepared to a crispy texture, the noodles are perfectly cooked, and everything is smothered in the most delicious chili garlic sauce flavoured with Chinese spices. There is so much flavour going on in this simple to make Chinese noodle dish. And did I mention that you can make this dish at a fraction of the cost. Although this is a vegan dish, you can easily change it by adding shredded cooked chicken, pork or chopped scrambled eggs. So if tofu is not your thing, replace it with your favourite protein. If you want to keep it vegan, replace the tofu with mushrooms. I especially love portobello mushrooms, because they are super flavourful

Only five minutes of prep time!

Most Asian dishes are all about prepping food. You know, chopping, slicing cleaning the veggies, getting the ingredients ready. Once everything is prepped, the entire dish takes only minutes to cook. In this recipe, the veggies I used are green onions, snow peas and bell peppers so very little prep time. Add the garlic, ginger and spices and top with sesame seeds. YUM! Once the noodles are cooked, you are almost done. The sauce takes virtually one minute, then you add the veggies and coat them in the delicious hot sauce. They take about 2 minutes to cook, leaving them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. In the end, add the noodles and coat them with the chili garlic sauce and veggies. How easy is that? If you love Asian inspired dishes, check out the gluten-free recipes.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Gluten-Free Apple Baked Oatmeal

This Gluten-Free Apple Baked Oatmeal is a wholesome breakfast that will keep you full and energized for hours. This month will be super busy, so I wanted to have a healthy breakfast on hand. When my mornings are super hectic and I don't have time to prepare a wholesome breakfast like stuffed breakfast peppers, I make this apple baked oatmeal. It is made with fresh apples, raisins, walnuts, eggs, certified gluten-free oats, non-dairy milk, a splash of pure maple syrup, and warming spices such as cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. To make it extra special, I added a swirl of light vanilla pudding. The pudding is super easy to make; all you need is about three minutes. Once the apple oatmeal is finished baking, the pudding is poured over the top. What I love about this breakfast dish, it is super easy to prepare, and it will keep up to five days when refrigerated. So here you have it, a breakfast packed with wholesome ingredients that takes ten minutes to prepare. In my home, there are two ways of serving this dish. Warm in the morning or chilled as a sweet treat in the afternoon. To warm it up, I pop it in the microwave for about a minute. 

Why is this a healthy gluten-free breakfast?

Let me start with the certified gluten-free oats. They are super nutritious, rich in fiber, thiamine, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus and also packed with protein. There are various ways of processing oats. Oat groats -whole kernels, steel-cut - cut into half with a steel blade, Scottish - stone ground, Rolled - steamed and flattened into flakes, Quick - steamed longer and rolled into thinner pieces. The oats that are least processed have a lower glycemic index, but they take longer to cook. Then we have apples, packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. For the raisins, iron and vitamin B-6. Walnuts, magnesium, vitamin B-6, protein and fiber. Eggs, a complete protein and rich in vitamin D. To summarize, not only this is a healthy breakfast, but with the added apples, raisins, nuts and cinnamon, the oatmeal is yummy! The best part, you will have a healthy breakfast ready when you need it. Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6 - 8

Gluten-Free Italian Crackers

Savoury, crispy Gluten-Free Italian Crackers made at home, and all you need is five minutes of prep time. How wonderful is that? Store bought gluten-free crackers tend to be costly, so making them at home not only they are fresh, but you can make them at a fraction of the price. One of the reasons I am super excited about this recipe is because I discovered a gluten-free Italian coating mix by Namaste. This mix is made with herbs and spices, flours and flax, adding Italian flavour and perfect texture to these gluten-free crackers. By using this mix, I cut down on additional ingredients making this recipe easy and simple. The entire recipe has only five ingredients plus water. What I love about these gluten-free Italian crackers, they make an excellent addition to antipasto, cheese platters or serve with a hot pizza dip 

Making the crackers is easy 

First, you whisk the dry ingredients together. Then add water, extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar and mix just long enough to combine. It is important not to over mix the dough or the crackers will not be as crispy, but they will still be flavourful and fun to eat. Once you have the dough made, which takes about two minutes, roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper as thin as possible. Then, using a pizza cutter cut into desired shapes. Now bake, and you are done! How easy is that? Enjoy :-)

Prep Time icon Prep Time 5 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 20 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Gluten-Free Crusty French Baguette Recipe

I am super excited about this Gluten-Free French Baguette recipe. A baguette is a loaf of white French bread shaped like a thin long loaf. The bread is crusty on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside.  If you love white bread, this recipe is for you. This gluten-free version of the famous French baguette is so delicious. The recipe is super easy to whip up using only 7 ingredients plus the basics such as water and salt. There is no lengthy kneading, and the results are exceptional. This gluten-free bread is a typical French baguette that we know and love. I never thought I could create a gluten-free French baguette that tastes this good. I promise you will love this French bread. The picture says it all, a perfect crusty French baguette. 

Why do we love crusty French baguette?

There are many reasons why French bread or baguette is so popular. Firstly it tastes so good, and it is super addictive. Just think, soft white bread with a crispy crust. All you need is butter, and you could probably eat the entire baguette. But there are many other reasons why we love this bread. My favourite is bruschetta, an antipasto often served in Italy. The bread is toasted or grilled, rubbed with fresh garlic, brushed with good quality olive oil and topped with variations of fresh tomatoes, veggies, meats or cheeses. In France, a baguette is often served with pate or cheese and of course, a glass of good wine. But the most popular way to serve baguette is as a sandwich or warmed up panini generously filled with all the delicious things we love. You must try this recipe, trust me on this :-) With the holiday season approaching, and with many people suffering from gluten intolerance this gluten-free bread will make a perfect appetizer. All you have to do is slice the bread,  toast, lightly brush with extra virgin olive oil and top with fresh tomatoes, sprinkle of salt, basil and finely chopped garlic. You can also add some freshly grated parmesan cheese. Done! If you are looking for a basic white sandwich bread try this gluten-free white bread recipe.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 40 + Minutes
Serves icon Serves 1 baguette

Louisiana Chicken Gumbo (Gluten-Free)

This Louisiana Chicken Gumbo is a thick stew made with chicken, chorizo sausage, veggies and a large selection of spices. True comfort food, you know the one that makes you feel good. This thick, richly spiced stew has the most flavourful sauce showcasing Creole and New Orleans cuisine. Don't let the long list of ingredients scare you, they are mostly spices, and this is why this stew stands out from most. I can't tell you how delicious this gluten-free Louisiana Chicken Gumbo is. When it comes to making gumbo, it is all about the "roux." I will get into that a little later. The rest is simple, and the entire dish can be served under thirty minutes. Gumbo is traditionally served with steamed rice or potato salad. You can also add fresh, thinly sliced green onions and some hot sauce. I have made a gluten-free crusty French bread to go along with this stunning Louisianna chicken gumbo. For the gluten-free crusty French bread, I will be sharing the recipe shortly.  The bread is sooo good, more on this coming up this week.

For the roux

What is roux? Some of you may already know that roux is made with butter or oil mixed with flour and slowly cooked until it begins to deepen in colour. It is used as a thickener in soups, stews, meat pies and casseroles. But more importantly, the roux adds intense flavour. When I started to create a gluten-free roux, I had to try various flours until the roux turned out perfect, and I was able to use it as a thickener in this gumbo to make this dish authentic. The best flour for the rough was sweet sorghum flour. I was thrilled that this flour worked because it is a nutrient rich protein packed flour with antioxidants. For serving, add rice or potato salad and enjoy! If you like Louisiana food take a look at these gluten-free Louisiana recipes :-)

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 20 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4 - 6

Instant Pot Ujhazi Chicken Soup

When I think of comfort food, Ujhazi chicken soup is on top of my list. Imagine tender chicken with vegetables, noodles and the most delicious hot broth. The broth is made with chicken and beef giving this soup extra flavour. Traditionally, this chicken soup is made on the stove by slowly simmering the chicken with beef and vegetables for hours. In this recipe, I used an instant pot. I found that by using instant pot, the broth was richer, and the chicken and beef were falling off the bone in no time. Adding gluten-free egg noodles made this soup true comfort food without gluten. I mean, anything with noodles is comfort food. In my book, this is the best chicken soup. You know, the kind that gives you warm memories of growing up. There is nothing more comforting than cozying up with a blanket and a hot bowl of Ujhazi chicken soup. Especially if you are not feeling well or need some extra love

What Is Ujhazi Chicken Soup?

Ujhazi chicken soup originated in Hungary. In Hungary, it is not a true wedding or a holiday without Ujhazi chicken soup. It is a long simmering soup made with chicken or rooster, beef and plenty of vegetables. Most often, the vegetables used in this soup are carrots, turnip, mushrooms, onions, garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, celery, cauliflower and peas. Some of the vegetables are added at the very end as not to overcook them. The spices are simple such as bay leaves, cloves, salt and pepper. The hot soup is served with egg noodles and vegetables and topped with plenty of fresh parsley. The meat can be served separately or added to the soup. In Hungary the meat is often served as a main course with horseradish, bread and butter. My favourite gluten-free bread to serve with this meal, is gluten-free artisan bread

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 36 + Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6

Chocolate Filled Cupcakes (Gluten-Free, Egg-Free)

Absolutely the best Gluten-Free Chocolate Filled Cupcakes, it is not very often I will make this statement. Chocolaty, moist, and filled with freshly made chocolate sauce. A chocolate cupcake for chocolate lovers! I believe you can’t have too much chocolate, especially when the chocolate is freshly made. And let’s be honest, everyone should have a chocolate cupcake recipe. Because I wanted to make these gluten-free chocolate filled cupcakes extra special, I added a topping. You have two choices, either fresh whipped cream or one of my favourites, a freshly made royal cream cheese frosting. Interested yet? Yes, this is the best chocolate cupcake because it has three things going on. A moist luxurious chocolate cupcake, a freshly made chocolate sauce and a delicious topping. You may think this recipe is complicated, but in fact, it is super simple to make. I will get into that a little later. This is one of those cupcakes that you can serve instead of a birthday cake. It is that special and beautiful.

Things to know

Firstly this is an egg-free, egg replacement free cupcake. How wonderful is that? Did you know that good quality dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants? I used two flours to keep the recipe simple. An all-purpose gluten free flour blend and almond flour. The almond flour is what keeps the cupcakes moist. To make the cupcake extra chocolaty, I melted chocolate chips into the batter. The chocolate sauce itself was super simple; all you do is heat all the sauce ingredients until melted, that is it! Because I wanted to make this cupcake extra special, I added another layer of deliciousness, a whipped topping. The topping is not needed, but I wanted to use these cupcakes for birthdays, so the topping was a must. You can always add a candle to each cupcake. These chocolate cupcakes are so much fun to eat. What a great idea for kids birthdays :-)

How is it done?

I know everyone is thinking, how do we get the freshly made chocolate sauce inside the cupcake. That is easy. Using an apple corer, you create an opening in the middle and spoon in the sauce. That’s it, nothing complicated. Once this is done, you add the topping, but you want the cupcakes to be cooled first. I should have called these beauties birthday cupcakes, don’t you think? If you LOVE chocolate, check out these gluten-free chocolate desserts  

Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Intermediate
Cook Time icon Cook Time 25 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 12

Zucchini Baked Ziti (Keto, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

This Zucchini Baked Ziti is for nights when you are craving Italian, but want something low-carb and healthy. Zucchini ziti baked in a basil tomato sauce, three different kinds of cheese and Italian chicken sausage. This is a flavourful low-carb Italian dish for any night of the week. Besides, who doesn't love a cheesy baked dish? Traditionally ziti is made with short cut pasta, but I wanted to keep this meal keto, grain-free and light on carbs, so I used tender young zucchini to replace the pasta. What I love about using zucchini, it is low in carbs and calories, but more importantly, it is rich in minerals. To make this baked ziti extra special, I used three kinds of cheese. Gouda a buttery and creamy cheese, fresh ricotta, adding a lot of creaminess, and asiago slightly sweet and nutty flavour - perfection! This time of the year starts to get very busy, so I like to keep things simple, hearty and delicious. At my house, you can never go wrong with Italian food especially when it is Keto friendly :-)

So, what is ziti?

First, not to confuse you, ziti a small tube shaped pasta, a little smaller than rigatoni. So, why did I call this recipe ziti since there is no pasta in this recipe? Good question, the entire dish is made just like the classic pasta dish that is served at Italian weddings, but I replaced the pasta with young zucchini. Giving this Italian meal a fresh new look and adding health benefits

Making it

First, you make the sauce. It is made with a splash of olive oil, ground chicken sausage, tomatoes, basil and bay leaves. The sauce is super flavourful with a hint of basil. Once the sauce is done cooking a total time of fifteen minutes, you are pretty much done with the hard work. For the fresh ricotta cheese, I whisked in fresh garlic, a pinch of nutmeg and an egg. Now, all you do is layer everything in a pretty baking dish, and about thirty minutes later, you will have the most delicious gluten-free, healthy-ish Italian meal. Oh, I almost forgot the zucchini has a perfect texture, tender on the inside with a little crisp on the outside, so done to perfection. I call this gluten-free dish "comfort food at its best," not only it is soooo good, but it is quick and easy to make. Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4 - 6

Instant Pot Spiced Cuban Pork Ragout

Cuban Pork Ragout is for one of those cold winter nights when you crave comfort food. The ragout is made in an instant pot using pork, bacon, black beans, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and peppers. To flavour this delicious pork ragout I used popular Cuban spices such as cumin, oregano, chili pepper, bay leaves, garlic and onions. The meat is tender enough you can shred it with a fork, and the veggies are firm on the outside and tender on the inside - not overcooked. All of this deliciousness is simmered in the most flavourful lightly spiced sauce making this ragout hearty and satisfying even on the chilliest of nights. 

the details

For this recipe, you first season the pork with Cuban spices and fresh lemon juice. This gives the meat a lot flavour. Once the meat is marinated in the spices you can start cooking the ragout in the instant pot. The carrots and mushrooms are added at the very end which allows them to be cooked to perfection. When everything is done cooking you stir in plenty of fresh cilantro and crispy smoky bacon. I can't tell you enough how tasty this pork ragout is. To serve, add some rice or serve the ragout over gluten-free noodles. I am super excited about this recipe because it is outstanding. The thing to remember is that ragout tastes even better the next day and the day after. The flavours develop and the sauce thickens. I love to add gluten-free focaccia bread to soak up the tastiest sauce ever. Hope I got your attention now :-) If you try this recipe please let me know how you liked it. I always love to hear from you. You can follow me on Instagram or Facebook for the latest in gluten-free cooking!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 80 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6 - 8

Chai Spiced Thumbprint Cookies – Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Thumbprint Cookies…yes it is that time of the year to start with festive cookies. Perfectly spiced with chai spices, coated with spiced sugar mix and finished with ginger marmalade. This gluten-free chai spiced thumbprint cookie is a one-bowl recipe and so much fun to make. Deliciously flavoured with chai spices, such as cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of black pepper. The chai flavour is not overpowering, but it does make this cookie extra special. The cookies are extra buttery with a dollop of ginger marmalade in every cookie. I used ginger marmalade, but feel free to use any jam or marmalade that you love. The reason I used ginger flavour is because it ties in beautifully with the chai spices. There is so much flavour going on in these festive gluten-free cookies. For the recipe, it is straight forward. All you need is one bowl, so super easy cleanup. First, you combine the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and spices. Then you mix in the flour and create small cookie balls. What I love about this cookie dough it does not stick to your hands when you are making the balls. Then roll the balls in spiced sugar, create a small hole in the middle of each cookie and fill with marmalade. That is it, nothing to it. When it comes to holiday baking, I sometimes use refined sugar….sorry, but once in a while, we can all indulge — the good thing about this recipe, I used less than half the sugar you would use in a typical sugar cookie recipe. I am super excited about this cookie because it is festive and delicious to every last bite. I feel it is never too early to start collecting cookie recipes for the holiday season, don't you agree? Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 18

Easy Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread Recipe

Easy Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread that anyone can make. This Italian bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It is lightly seasoned with coarse Himalayan salt, pepper and a hint of rosemary. Focaccia is an Italian yeast flatbread originally cooked on a heated stone just like most flatbreads. In this recipe, I used a cast iron skillet to give the focaccia that traditional crispy crust and still keeping the bread soft on the inside. This delicious bread has now become popular all over the world and makes for a tasty last minute appetizer. Just add balsamic vinegar and good quality extra virgin olive oil for dipping. Because of the texture and the thickness, the bread makes delicious sandwiches. Just slice the bread diagonally and add your favourite filling. If you are looking for dipping bread for soups and stews, focaccia bread is perfect. In my home, for leftovers, I pop the bread in the toaster, making it taste just as if it came right out of the oven. YUM :-) To prepare the gluten-free focaccia bread is very simple. First, you mix the dry ingredients, and then you mix in the warm milk and sweetener. Once the dough is thoroughly mixed, you season the cast iron skillet with olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary. Turn out the dough into the skillet and let it rest for 40 minutes, then bake. When the focaccia is finished baking, turn it out upside down onto a board and slice it into wedges. That is it. Super simple. What I love about this recipe is that all you need is one bowl, and the prep time is only 10 minutes. This easy to make focaccia turns out beautifully every time. 

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 22 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 8 pieces

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Cheesecake Muffins

I am starting November with Gluten-Free Banana Bread Cheesecake Muffin recipe. I find when the weather gets colder, we crave comfort food, and this delicious muffin is most certainly comfort food.  This isn't your average banana bread muffin. This muffin is so much more! The bananas add sweetness, and the cheesecake layer adds so much moistness and flavour to this muffin.  The recipe may sound complicated, but it is super easy to make. The muffin is sweetened with banana and maple syrup, and the cheesecake is flavoured with a hint of fresh lemon juice. Both, the sweet banana and the lemony flavour make this gluten-free muffin super tasty and moist. A nice way to start a chili month of November is with a warm banana bread cheesecake muffin To make this gluten-free banana bread cheesecake muffin is straight forward. First, you make the banana bread batter using overripe banana, you know, one that no one wants to eat, then only two types of flours, maple syrup, eggs, olive oil, milk and vanilla. Then, fill the muffin cups with half the batter. For the cheesecake, you cream the cheese with maple syrup, fresh lemon juice, egg and a little flour. Then spoon some in the muffin cups and finish with the remaining batter. Once the muffins start to bake, the cheesecake filling spreads throughout the banana bread. I can't tell you how delicious these muffins are. They may not look fancy, but honestly, they won't last very long for you to admire them… haha. I love serving these muffins for brunch because they are extra special. If you are looking for breakfast on the go, these gluten-free muffins are a good choice because they are packed with protein and fiber. The best part, kids love them too! So a healthier muffin choice for everyone. Enjoy :-) If this muffin is not for you please check out our selection of healthy gluten-free muffins here ->

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 25 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 12