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Crispy Tofu With Spicy Ginger Sauce

Crispy Tofu With Spicy Ginger Sauce

Prep Time icon Prep Time 5 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 10 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4 small appetizers

Enticingly delicious, Crispy Tofu With Spicy Ginger Sauce → So few ingredients and only a few minutes of cooking, turns simple tofu into the most flavourful light vegan meal or a snack. Tofu is the milk of soya beans. Rich in protein and virtually tasteless, the silky textured tofu works... Read More


350 g package extra firm tofu, drained and dried with paper towel, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 Tbsp. Coconut oil
1 Tbsp. fresh minced ginger
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1 tsp. Rice vinegar
1/2 tsp. tapioca starch
2 green onions (spring) thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. Black sesame seeds for topping (optional)
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Gluten-Free Fish Pie Recipe

Gluten-Free Fish Pie Recipe

Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 60 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6

This Gluten-Free Fish Pie is about delicate fish, mildly seasoned creamy white sauce, veggies, fluffy mashed potato topping, and a sprinkle of cheese baked until crispy. If you are thinking about comfort food…fish pie is a must try dish. The easiest way to make gluten-free fish pie There are... Read More


2 lb. high starch potatoes, such as russet or Yukon golds, peeled and cut into cubes
2 Tbsp. Butter
1/2 cup milk
1/8 tsp. GF ground nutmeg
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp. Butter plus some for buttering the pie dish
1 medium leek or medium yellow onion, diced
1 garlic, chopped
2 cups whole milk
1 GF clove
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. GF dried tarragon or thyme
1 1/2 - 2 lb. fish of choice, cut into bite-size pieces (salmon, cod, haddock, snapper, halibut, sea bass, prawns) some of the fish can be smoked, but not more than 1/3 of total fish
3/4 cup half-and-half cream
1 tsp. GF dijon mustard
1 cup frozen petite peas
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 Tbsp. Chopped fresh parsley
Himalayan salt and GF ground black pepper to taste
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White Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic

Let me show you the fastest way to transform canned beans to this incredibly tasty White Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic dish. Yes, this vegetarian bean dish is so tasty and made with only a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.  These past few days I have been doing a lot of baking, I find baking is good therapy, but today I was craving something warm, savoury and comforting. This is one of those dishes that's good hot, or at room temperature. It never ceases to amaze me how well Cannellini beans work with tomatoes. This recipe is inspired by a vegetarian dish I had in Greece, with a twist of balsamic vinegar. When I was in Greece almost every restaurant served various bean dishes. Some were made with fresh green beans or fava beans, and others with legumes such as Cannellini Beans. Can of beans is something we all probably have in our pantry, they are a good source of protein and are very versatile in recipes. I especially love them in soups such as this vegan white bean soup with kale or salads.

The simplest way to make white beans with tomatoes and garlic.

To make this bean recipe there is very little you will need, and as I said before you most likely have in your pantry. You will need olive oil, garlic, rosemary or you can use thyme, or basil if that is what you have. And, you will need tomatoes. I find cherry tomatoes work best in this recipe, but if you don't have cherry tomatoes use any tomato that you have on hand just be sure to cut it into quarters. The intriguing ingredient is the balsamic vinegar, this flavourful vinegar adds richness and flavour. But don't dismay if you don't have balsamic vinegar. Use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, and add a little maple syrup, honey or brown sugar. About a teaspoon, and then just salt and pepper. I have added a pinch of cayenne pepper because I love spicy food, but this is optional. Now for the recipe... super easy. First, you cook the garlic in olive over medium-low heat with rosemary for about 2 minutes. The heat should be very low, this will create a tasty garlic oil flavoured with rosemary. Once the garlic oil is ready, toss in tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and cayenne pepper. Cook over medium-high heat just until the tomatoes start to blister, about 2 minutes. Then you add the beans with parsley and coat them with the sauce. Cook just long enough for the beans to be heated through -> done!

What to serve with Cannellini beans?

One of the best ways to serve this vegetarian dish is with meat. Such as pork or chicken, but if you are following a plant-based diet serve the Cannellini beans over rice. If you are from England you will probably want to serve the flavourful beans over toast. Enjoy! Are you searching for vegetarian sides or mains? Check out our extensive list of gluten-free vegetarian recipes.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 5 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 10 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Quick Bread

Hearty and fragrant this Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Quick bread is made in a jiffy - plenty of apples, cinnamon butter topping and vanilla glaze. So so good! There is a reason apples and cinnamon are a classic pairing. I can't think of two flavours that go better together. This breakfast loaf or a snack is just the thing to make your day better. The apple quick bread is sure to satisfy when you need just a little slice of something sweet.

Why is this apple quick bread named Dutch?

Whether it is a Dutch Apple cake, Dutch Apple pie or Dutch Apple quick bread, the recipes are made with a streusel topping of flour, butter and sugar baked on top, adding a delicious sweet crunchy topping. In this streusel recipe, I added cinnamon making the topping flavourful and complimenting the apples in the loaf.

Why add the vanilla glaze when there is already a streusel topping?

This is a great question. First, the vanilla glaze is optional, but it adds extra creamy lightly flavoured with vanilla topping. In this Dutch apple quick bread recipe, I reduced the amount of sugar that I would normally use in a loaf of this size. This allowed me to add the vanilla glaze making this apple treat spectacular. I have replaced olive oil for butter in this sweet bread, making it lighter and healthier. You will love it, and it is by far most loved apple loaf by kids, well at least in my family :-) Want more recipes with streusel toppings? Check out these gluten-free sweet treats.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 65 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 1 loaf

Gluten-Free Quinoa Cheese Bread With Onions

This coming weekend is a good time to bake a wholesome Gluten-Free Quinoa Cheese Bread with Onions... so much flavour from the caramelized onions in this hearty cheesy bread. This quinoa cheese bread does not need anything else, it is tasty and good to eat just as is, and has also a good bread texture.

Is this gluten-free bread healthy?

Short answer YES! Let me tell you why. This rustic bread is made with ingredients that add more than just flavour and texture. Let's examine why. The basic ingredients in this quinoa cheese bread are olive oil, onions, quinoa, yogurt, parsley, cheese, cornmeal and rice flour. This makes this yeast-free and xanthan-free bread rich in protein, fiber, calcium and beneficial antioxidants. All things that promote good health and keep us energized. For our body to stay healthy it is important to follow a well-balanced diet.

Why use quinoa in bread recipes?

Quinoa is a well known super seed, sometimes called a grain. This tiny seed is packed with protein and fiber. It also contains nine essential amino acids so it is excellent gluten-free plant food, especially for those that follow a plant-based diet. Quinoa adds texture and mildly nutty flavour to baked goods making them heartier and more flavourful. By including quinoa in this bread recipe, I cut back on other nutrient-poor grains. Because quinoa has a distinct flavour that some people may not like, it is important to use just the right amount in recipes. In this recipe, I used a good mix of quinoa to get the health benefits and the right texture without overpowering the flavour of this delicious bread

Few things to keep in mind about this quinoa bread!

This gluten-free bread recipe is excellent for sandwiches. Unfortunately, it does not toast well because it is packed with so much goodness and textures. My favourite toppings for this bread are avocado, egg salad, salmon or fresh tomatoes. You will like making this bread because it is super easy :-) I hope you will enjoy this bread as much as my family does. Love home made freshly baked bread? Check out our complete list of savoury and sweet gluten-free bread recipes 

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 45 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 1 loaf

Gluten-Free Chocolate Marble Loaf

Keeping it simple, satisfying and sweet with this Gluten-Free Chocolate Marble Loaf. Today I wanted to make something chocolaty, sweet and delicious, but I did not want to use a long list of ingredients. A marble loaf is something I grew up with, except it wasn't gluten-free. 

♥ Easiest gluten-free chocolate marble loaf recipe!

Today I want to show you how easy it is to make gluten-free chocolate marble loaf with simple steps and simple ingredients → using less than 10 ingredients and almost one bowl. What does that mean? Almost one bowl, well the entire batter is made in one bowl except at the end you scoop out some of the batter and mix it with cocoa, this is the chocolate marble part. First, start with softening your butter and have all the ingredients at room temperature, like eggs and milk. Having everything at room temperature is the key to acquire the best results. Place the butter on your counter first thing in the morning, so it is ready to go when you are ready to do some baking :-) Using a large mixing bowl and an electric mixer cream the butter with sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla and mix to combine. Now you add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix. Here comes the fun part, scoop out one third of the batter into a separate bowl and mix it with the cocoa and a splash of milk. This is going to make the chocolate marble in the cake. The next step is easy, layer the loaf with three layers, starting with white batter, chocolate batter, then finish with white batter. Swirl briefly with a knife and bake. See how easy it is to make, there is nothing complicated about this chocolate marble loaf, and today is the perfect day to make it. It is the beginning of the week and having something sweet and satisfying with chocolate without going into too much trouble is just what is needed. This loaf is especially delicious chilled. Do you want something special to bake for this coming weekend? Here is a gluten-free chocolate dessert for that special occasion. A Gluten-Free Baked Tiramisu Cheesecake.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 50 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 1 loaf

Creamy Cauliflower Pesto Soup

Celebrating spring with flavourful Creamy Cauliflower Pesto Soup. The star in this soup is the cauliflower and basil pesto. To make the soup heartier, I have added zucchini and potato, both of these vegetables are grated, making the soup wholesome and filled with veggies. If you don't like zucchini, don't worry because you can't even tell that the zucchini is in there. To make this cauliflower and zucchini soup creamy, I added some milk and sour cream. The milk combined with sour cream gives the soup that creamy texture and still keeping the soup light and warming. And for the finish, I added grated parmesan cheese and an extra drizzle of pesto. This creamy cauliflower pesto soup is oozing with so much flavour. I especially love this soup with Healthy Gluten-Free Flax Bread

♥ Let's talk about pesto!

Pesto is typically made with crushed fresh basil leaves, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. But, there are many varieties of pesto. One of my favourites is the easy basil walnut pesto. I am not that excited about pine nuts, but I love the earthy flavour of walnuts in pesto. But there are many pesto varieties. You can switch up the greens to your likings by using your favourite greens such as kale, cilantro, arugula, spinach or parsley. By replacing the pine nuts with other nuts or seeds such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds or pistachios, you also change the tone of the pesto. For variations of flavour, add fresh lemon juice, sundried tomatoes, hot chilli peppers, sour cream or ricotta. There are many uses of pesto. Traditionally pesto is tossed with pasta. However, you can use pesto for bruschetta toppings, over roasted veggies, with chicken or fish, stews and naturally, in soups. Pesto highlights your mains like no other flavouring. So feel free to create your pesto with your favourite ingredients next time you want to cook something extra special. If you are not into making fresh pesto, you can always buy ready made pesto from your local grocery store. Just make sure it is gluten-free  :-D

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

Gluten-Free One Bowl Chai Spiced Apple Walnut Muffins

Wholesome Gluten-Free One Bowl Chai Spiced Apple Walnut Muffins. Super easy to put together using only one bowl and pantry staple ingredients. I am using fresh apples, walnuts, olive oil for moistness, maple syrup, chai spices, eggs, sour cream and all-purpose gluten-free flour. Again, I used only one flour to keep things simple. This is a perfect gluten-free muffin for breakfast or energizing afternoon snack.

♥ How to make one bowl muffin recipe?

First, you will need one large mixing bowl. When it comes to one bowl muffin recipes, there are specific steps to follow for the best results. First, start with wet ingredients. In this recipe, this means maple syrup, olive oil and eggs. Using an electric mixer whip up these ingredients until fluffy. Now you add the sour cream, vanilla and apples and briefly mix. This is it for the wet ingredients. Time to add remaining ingredients, and please add them in the order as listed, then stir with a spatula until combined, do not overmix or the muffin will become dense and dry. That's it! Fill the muffin cups super full and bake. This apple walnut muffin takes longer to bake because I am using lower temperature…but worth the wait, as I said, the easiest muffin recipe. Once the muffins cool, I sprinkled them with cardamom sugar, but this is optional. I love cardamom it is a unique spice making these apple walnut muffins extraordinary. Enjoy!

♥ Are spices rich in antioxidants?

Studies have shown that spices such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom are excellent sources of antioxidants with their high content of phenolic compounds. Antioxidants can protect lipids and oils in food against oxidative degradation, which can lead to cell dysfunction. These powerful nutrients have been linked to the prevention of heart disease and diabetes, improving immune function and lowering the risk of infection and even some cancers. Spices such as the ones used in this apple walnut muffin recipe are prevalent in Indian cuisine. They add bright colours to foods and astonishing flavours. One particularly popular dish is the Indian butter chicken. For more recipes that include spices, check out our complete list of gluten-free Indian recipes. 

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 40 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 12

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Quick Bread

I love this Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Banana Quickbread recipe! I just made it, and it's probably the simplest quick bread recipe I have ever made. Every time I make this incredibly delicious chocolaty banana loaf, it turns out beautifully.

♥ How to make the easiest banana quick bread!

Today, I focused on baking something super simple. To do this, I used an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend. Sometimes keeping things simple is the way to go, especially when your pantry is getting low on supplies. I had ripe bananas that were going to waste, so I used them as flavour and extra sweetener. However, I wanted this quickbread to be extra delicious, so I used double the chocolate by using pure cocoa powder and chocolate chips. In my home, you can never have enough chocolate snacks. What makes this recipe easy is the basic ingredients that probably most gluten-free pantries stock. I used only one flour, bananas, chocolate, eggs, cocoa, olive oil, yogurt and a sweeter. Things that I stock at all times. The best part, the banana loaf, turned out amazing —> moist, chocolaty and light. You will love it! 

♥ Frequently asked questions about quick bread?

What are quick breads?

Quick breads are called"quick" because they have to be baked or cooked immediately after being mixed. The batter was leavened without the use of yeast, for example baking powder or baking soda

What keeps the quick bread moist?

Liquids, sweeteners and fats that are used in the recipe will help keep quick bread moist. The sweeteners keep the bread moist after baking by attracting moistness from the atmosphere.

Why do some quick breads crack on top?

This is caused when the top of the loaf sets before the loaf is finished rising. The loaf tastes the same, but the top surface has a crack. Reduce the oven temperature slightly to avoid this. For me, I prefer the crack, makes the loaf look rustic :-)

Can you freeze quick bread?

Yes, this is the best part. The quickbread freezes beautifully. I often double this recipe for that reason. So, if you have extra bananas double the recipe and freeze a loaf.

How long does quick bread keep?

Whether you are making a chocolate loaf or a savoury cheese bread, store it covered at room temperature. The bread will keep up to three days or five days when refrigerated. Need more muffin or loaf recipes made with ripe bananas? Check out these gluten-free banana recipes.  One of my favourites is, the Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Banana Bread

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 55 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 9-inch loaf

Hearty Cabbage with Collard Greens Recipe

This Hearty Cabbage with Collard Greens dish will brighten up any meal. I can't think of anything in this recipe that isn't healthy! This vegan dish is made with cabbage, young leaves of collard greens, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and for added flavour caraway seeds. The veggies are cooked briefly, keeping the cabbage and collard greens tender with a little firmness. There are no mushy veggies in this flavourful cabbage and collard greens dish.

♥ The easiest and quickest way to cook cabbage and collard greens.

The cabbage is first briefly sautéed in garlic and olive oil and then braised with caraway seeds and tomatoes for a few minutes. Cabbage takes longer to cook than collard greens → this is why we start with the cabbage and cook it until it starts to soften. This takes only about ten minutes of cooking time. Now you add the collard greens and cook everything together for a few more minutes. Super simple, yet so delicious, packed with fiber and antioxidants. The total cooking time is about fifteen minutes. The cabbage and collards become full of flavour and have the perfect texture. This vegetarian dish goes with everything, chicken, beef, pork or fish. Another cabbage recipe you may enjoy is Stewed Red Cabbage with Apples.

♥ What are antioxidants and why are they so important?

As per Mayo Clinic, antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in cancer, heart disease and other diseases. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you're exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. Plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds are the best sources of antioxidants. Surprisingly even pure cocoa is rich in antioxidants. In this cabbage and collard greens recipe, the cabbage, collard greens, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil have large amounts of antioxidants.

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

20 Minute Gluten-Free Tomato and Feta Pasta

An incredibly flavourful Gluten-Free Tomato and Feta Pasta dish. Using fresh tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, herbs, feta cheese and fresh parsley is what makes this Italian dish exceptional. What I love about this tomato and feta pasta is, all you need is only five fresh ingredients plus herbs and salt. The simplicity of this dish is what makes it so delicious, especially the saltiness of feta cheese. The best part, all you need is 20 minutes from start to the table.

♥ What to serve with tomato and feta pasta?

Firstly, this Italian gluten-free pasta dish can be served as a main. It is hearty and most satisfying. You can add a salad, or my favourite... gluten-free cheese and garlic flatbread. Just thinking about this makes me want to eat now. If you are serving the pasta as a side, there are many options. The way I like to serve this tomato, and feta pasta dish is with easy baked herbed salmon, which is what I am cooking tonight. However, southern fried chicken and pork tenderloin will make this pasta dish shine every time.  

♥ What is the best gluten-free pasta?

I often get asked which is my favourite gluten-free pasta. I must admit there are many choices of gluten-free pasta on the market. Here is a list of six starting from my most favourite. Just to be clear, these are my choices and what is most readily available where I live, beautiful Vancouver in British Columbia Tinkyadda Pasta Joy → white rice pasta (3 g protein per serving) This is my favourite gluten-free pasta because it tastes just like real pasta. There is no fiber in this pasta, but you can always add more veggies to get the fiber you need. Andean Dream Pasta → blend of organic rice and quinoa (3 g fiber and 5 g protein per serving) The blend of organic rice and quinoa makes this a healthier pasta. The texture is good, and it tastes good. Bionaturae Organic Spaghetti → Organic blend of rice, potato starch, rice starch, organic soy flour (5 g of protein and 1 g fiber per serving) This pasta has added potato starch and soy flour. It tastes good, but for those that are soy intolerant this pasta will not work Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Pasta (4 g fiber and 4 g protein per serving) this pasta has 4 g of fiber per serving, which is a fair amount. If you are looking for pasta with higher fiber content, this brown rice pasta may be for you. For me, I prefer the flavour and texture of the white rice pasta. Plus, this pasta takes longer to cook and seems to have more starch. (you can find this pasta at Wholefoods) Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine (11g fiber and 22 g protein per serving) this pasta is excellent for a plant-based diet because it includes plant-based protein. This pasta is good for someone that is following a vegan diet. It has the highest fiber and protein content per serving Ancient Harvest Pasta → Blend of organic corn flour and organic quinoa flour (4 g fiber and 4 g protein per serving) If you are looking for gluten-free penne pasta, this may be the right choice. This pasta is excellent in salads and casseroles I don't like gluten-free pasta that is made only with corn. First, I don't like the texture, it is too grainy, and I don't like the flavour. It tastes like corn and overpowers the flavours of sauces. If you overcook corn pasta even slightly, it becomes mushy. Lastly, gluten-free pasta has the best texture when cooked al dente. Unless you shock the pasta in ice water after cooking, it will soften more after you drained it. So always cook the pasta until it is still slightly firm.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 5 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Gluten-Free Lemon Muffin Recipe

Gluten-Free Lemon Muffins, will bring some sweetness and comfort any day of the week. Lemons remind me of sunshine, bright, happy, and delicious. Who doesn't love lemons? With the zesty flavour and perfect texture, these simple to make lemon muffins are sure to bring a smile on your face. Do you love lemon flavour? Then you'll enjoy my Gluten-Free Vegan Lemon Loaf. My Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is another one of our favourites. With Easter only a few weeks away, beautiful yellow desserts are especially popular.  This Gluten-Free Lemon Muffin recipe has healthier ingredients than your typical muffin. The muffin is made with plenty of fresh lemon juice, 3/4 of a cup to be exact, lemon zest, and healthy flours like almond and sweet sorghum. I didn't add frosting because this muffin is perfectly moist without it, but if you like to make these lemon muffins extra special try our most incredible Cream Cheese Frosting. Lemons bring a fresh and zesty flavour to these delicious muffins

♥ Can you substitute lemon extract or bottled lemon juice for fresh lemon juice?

When it comes to baking, lemon extract or bottled lemon juice don't come even close to the fresh lemon flavour. Also, the bottled lemon juice makes gluten-free desserts taste as if you added artificial flavour. For the lemon extract, it is alcohol-based and should not be used in recipes where a recipe calls for fresh lemon juice. 

♥ Can you use substitutions in this gluten-free lemon muffin recipe?

To get the right texture, you have to follow the recipe. I have been asked can you substitute all-purpose gluten-free flour for the flours in this recipe. The answer is yes, but the muffins will be drier and more rubbery. Do not substitute lemon extract or bottled lemon juice, or you will affect the fresh lemon flavour. The only thing that you can replace is the milk for dairy-free milk or avocado oil for olive oil. If you change anything else, the muffins will come out very differently. When I make a dessert batter, it takes a few tries before the texture turns out just right. In this recipe, every ingredient has been carefully chosen to get the perfect results. One tip I would like to add is when you measure flour, always spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level. Do not scoop your measuring cup into the flour. The reason is, by scooping → the flour gets packed, and you will have more flour than the recipe requires, making your desserts or muffins dry. And, always use parchment paper muffin liners, the parchment paper will keep muffins from sticking to the paper. Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 12

Grain-Free Cheese Chips (Keto)

Deliciously cheesy and crispy Grain-Free Cheese Chips are a savoury snack made in minutes. The chips are made with three different types of cheeses, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and herbs. The herbs are optional, but they will add extra flavour to these grain-free cheese chips. The sesame seeds and poppy seeds add extra crunchiness and a slightly nutty flavour. What I love about these grain-free chips is, they are also keto. This means the chips are super low in carbs, only about one net carb per 6 small chips. 

♥ Delicious low-carb appetizer chips

You will love this → Not only the cheese chips are super easy to make, but they also make for an absolute perfect appetizer chip. Why? Because you can top them with just about anything. Think about what goes well with cheese? When I serve these cheese chips, I top them with various toppings. My favourites are sundried tomatoes, prosciutto, cucumber,  guacamole or salsa. So feel free to be creative by choosing your favourite toppings. Another option for these grain-free cheese chips is, add them to vegetable platters. They complement the veggies and add a bit of saltiness, balancing the fresh veggies.  The best part about this delicious snack is, you can make the cheese mixture in advance and bake the cheese chips fresh when you are craving something savoury and satisfying. When I serve the chips as a snack, I make them bigger using a tablespoon of cheese mixture. However, when I serve them as an appetizer chip, I always make the smaller chips. The smaller chips are perfect to use for appetizers. I especially love them when I have unexpected guests because they take only minutes to make, and they are always popular. I hope you enjoy them! If you are looking for an impressive keto appetizer this Chicken, Water Chestnut and Bacon Appetizer is a big winner every time!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 5 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 8 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 30 small chips

Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffin

I really went all out for this glute-free breakfast muffin. To create a healthy version of a gluten-free breakfast muffin, I swapped almond flour and sweet sorghum flour for basic all-purpose gluten-free flour blend. If you are not familiar with sweet sorghum, this flour is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and essential minerals and has a mild nutty flavour. To keep the muffin extra moist, I used extra virgin olive oil, and for sweetness, I added fresh fruit juice, grated carrots and a splash of pure maple syrup. For extra flavour, freshly minced ginger and vanilla are all that was needed. The one ingredient that made this muffin extra light is unsweetened grated coconut. The coconut balances all the flavours, and the muffin tastes almost like a Pina colada. 

♥ Choose your fruit in this breakfast muffin!

When it comes to fruit, we all have our favourites. For me, I love fresh apples or pineapple. The good thing about this muffin recipe is that you can add fruit of your choice and any fresh fruit juice you have on hand. This allows you to personalize this dairy-free muffin to your liking or to what you have in your pantry. Today I used finely chopped apples, but you can use grapes, oranges, pears, pineapple or berries. If you decide to use berries, you will get better results with fresh berries than frozen ones. One thing I would like to mention this recipe makes 16 muffins and not the usual 12, which is good because they are delicious and super addictive!

♥ Why is olive oil healthier to use in healthy breakfast muffin recipes than butter?

First, extra virgin olive oil contains significant amounts of antioxidants, has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. Olive oil is dairy-free, therefore an ideal fat to use in gluten-free muffin recipes for someone that has a dairy intolerance. Olive oil is super easy to use because it is ready to use immediately. When using butter, you often have to wait for it to soften. My favourite fat in baking is olive oil → because it makes muffins taste better and keeps them moist longer. Check out this Gluten-Free Olive Oil Blueberry and Walnut Muffin recipe! It is one of our more popular breakfast muffins. Gluten-free baked goods tend to dry out faster, but when using olive oil, they stay moist longer. If you haven't used olive oil in gluten-free muffin recipes, you are missing out because not only the muffins are healthier, they are so good!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 30 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 16

Peruvian Chicken Soup (Gluten-Free)

Peruvian Chicken Soup, known as aquadito de pollo, is a traditional Peruvian chicken soup made with potatoes, poblano peppers, rice, lime juice, carrots, peas, sometimes corn and plenty of fresh cilantro. The soup is a lighter version of chicken chowder. The Peruvian chicken soup is heavy on cilantro and has so much flavour...the best kind of cozy chicken soup. The only thing that I would add to make this a hearty meal is gluten-free crusty bread. YUM!

♥ Easy steps to make the best Peruvian chicken soup

To start, sauté the onions with poblano pepper, add the garlic, cumin and jalapeno pepper if using. Once the onions and pepper have softened, transfer half the mixture to a blender and set aside. To the same pot, add the chicken with remaining ingredients except for the cilantro and lime juice. Simmer until potatoes are fork tender, and the rice is cooked. Transfer some of the soup with cilantro and lime juice to the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth. Transfer cilantro mixture to the soup and the soup is done! You will notice that the soup is green, which comes from the cilantro and the poblano pepper. What I love about this soup it can be served as a starter or as a main. The soup is hearty, flavourful and has plenty of veggies. You will love it!

♥ Very briefly, what is Peruvian cuisine?

Peruvian cuisine is made up of mostly fresh ingredients, plenty of potatoes and rice. Peruvian cooking is believed to be one of the first fusion cooking, combining various ingredients and styles of cooking. The recipes are heavily influenced by Spanish cuisine. One of the most popular dishes in Peru is the well know ceviche, made from raw fish and fresh onions marinated in citrus juices and spiced with chili peppers and fresh cilantro often served as an appetizer

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 30 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6 - 8

Green Beans with Maple Bacon & Ginger

These Green Beans with Maple Bacon and Ginger will be a huge hit at your next dinner party. The bright green beans are tender crisp, glazed with a tamari ginger sauce, and the bacon is sweetened with maple syrup. For added flavour, I paired the beans with young green onions and sesame seeds. This healthy side dish is prepared simply, and cooked under 10 minutes

 How to cook green beans, so they stay tender crisp?

We love green beans, but overcooked beans are not only unattractive, but they don't taste as delicious as perfectly cooked beans. To avoid mushy beans, you first need to blanch them. This means, cook them briefly in boiling water, then drain and shock them in a bowl of ice water. But, one of the most important steps is to cook them in well salted water. Vegetables that are blanched should always be cooked in salty water because this adds flavour. Otherwise, the vegetables will taste bland and watery. You will need one tablespoon of salt per one litre of water. Once the beans are blanched and shocked with ice water, drain them and set aside until ready to add your sauces, seasonings or use them in casseroles. 

What to serve with green beans?

First, let me say that green beans, if appropriately cooked, are crunchy, low-calorie, high fiber vegetable, and only about 3.6 net carbs per one cup. This is an excellent vegetable if you are following a low calorie or keto diet. Also, they provide many key nutrients. Young, tender beans are a good source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin K and silicon (needed for healthy bones, skin, and hair) Green beans are often served as a side to a protein such as chicken, beef, pork or fish. The best part, they go with everything. Here are my 5 favourite gluten-free entrees to serve with green beans ♥ Dates Apples & Sage Pork ChopsCrispy Chicken a l'OrangeInstant Pot best Sticky RibsChilli Lime Chicken with Chorizo RiceGrilled Halibut

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 10 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Best Vegan Coleslaw Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Coleslaw is one of those salads that go with everything. This salad has it all, flavour, texture, creaminess and is also packed with nutrient dense veggies. Not only this healthy salad can be served as a side, but it is a delicious addition to sandwiches like a tuna salad sandwich or burgers, like our Vegan Lentil Burger. Classic coleslaw can also be served as a main topped with Gluten-Free English Crispy Fried Fish, or if you are following a vegan diet, our famous Gluten-Free Vegan Schnitzel. 

Why is this the best vegan coleslaw recipe?

A classic coleslaw is made with very few ingredients, cabbage, carrots and onions. The dressing is a simple mix of mayonnaise and mustard with some vinegar. In this recipe, I used the classic ingredients, but I also added celery, cucumber, garlic and olive oil. The celery adds extra crunch, the cucumber adds cool freshness, the garlic adds extra flavour, and the olive oil adds extra creaminess. I used red onion because it is milder but more flavourful than the classic yellow onion. Coleslaw should always be refrigerated for at least one hour, allowing all the flavours to meld with the veggies, and the slaw tastes better when chilled. 

Is coleslaw gluten-free?

This may surprise you because classic coleslaw is not always gluten-free. One of the reasons is some recipes are made with malt vinegar. Malt vinegar is made from barley → therefore, it is not gluten-free. Barley is one of those grains we have to avoid when following a gluten-free diet. Another ingredient in coleslaw recipe is mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is sometimes made with thickeners that are not gluten-free. I wanted to make this a vegan coleslaw, so I used gluten-free, vegan mayonnaise.  For more salads that are made with cabbage check out our healthy gluten-free cabbage salad recipes

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