Pineapple Coconut Cinnamon Popsicles

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Hey guys. It’s the end of summer, booo! But I made popsicles…so…YAYYY! Popsicles don’t have to be loaded with sugar and nasty sweeteners, you can make your own with this creamy coconut base. Obviously you need popsicle molds for this recipe. (Time for a dollar store run. I got mine from IKEA though, for about $6 CAD for a set of six.) This one is sweetened with Pineapple juice and … Continue reading

Braised Baby/Bay Scallops with Tomato, Onion & Tarragon

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Hey guys. As y’all know, I make it a habit to try cooking new stuff as often as I can. This time, I tried scallops. Being a big fan of Gordon Ramsay’s shows, I was rather terrified of overcooking them. Or under-cooking them. I was pretty nervous that i’d screw them up! Thankfully, they turned out perfectly. Baby/Bay scallops are also an easier place to start with scallops, as they … Continue reading

Mango, Sage, Basil & Ginger Beef Rolls

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Hey guys! I love cooking seasonally, and apart from being cheaper and more budget friendly, it forces me to think of new ideas frequently. Today, I paired a sweet, herby mango filling with beef. It’s a quick lunch or dinner dish that anyone can master and customize. Serves 2 You will need: 1 large fresh mango, peeled and diced 1 T ginger powder 3-4 sage leaves 1 T dried basil … Continue reading

Summery Cucumber Carbonara

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Hey guys! Today’s recipe is something for those cheesy pasta cravings. For me, most of what i’m craving is the sauce, not the pasta. Pasta is just a delivery truck for bacony, garlicky, cheesy goodness. Anyway, moving on. Here’s how you can make use of some perfectly good classics, without the gluten overload! As I’ve mentioned before, you can make noodles out of a lot of different veggies. You know … Continue reading

Flashback: Almond flour treats!

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  Occasionally, I’ll do a flashback cooking post of something from way back. This week, it’s a few almond flour based goodies. Pin it to save it for reference! Rhu-berry Pie Blueberry-Ginger Tarts Ginger-Choc Cookies

5 Paleo food blogs I read everyday

Hey guys! Here are five of my favourite places to find food-spiration.  Chowstalker. Just looking at the front page makes me drool, but this site is an amazing collector for Paleo/gluten-free recipes. Dessertstalker is Chowstalker’s sweeter little sister, collecting Paleo friendly dessert recipes. Nom Nom Paleo has an amazing Paleo foodie blog, cookbook AND an app. She also gives great advice for eating out, gluten free! Everyday Paleo are a Paleo Parenting … Continue reading

Shiitake/Portabella Mushroom Steak Burgers w/ Cheddar & Onion

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Hey guys! Being gluten free, I sometimes miss burgers. Although I can occasionally tolerate a wheat bun, If I want to stay on track, I make these awesome Shiitake/Portabella Steak burgers instead. You still get the burger craving pay off, without the sore tummy later! Makes (2) burgers. You will need: 4 shiitake or portabella mushrooms, de-stemmed. You can find them in Asian markets, they’re about palm-sized. 2 palm sized … Continue reading

Lemon-Honey Butter Cornish Hen + Sautéed Watercress

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Hey guys! Every once in awhile, I like to try something new. I love game meats, and when I saw these Cornish Hens on sale, I couldn’t resist. They’re basically serving sized. This recipe is a simple honey-lemon glaze, with a nice herby dill flavour. This recipe is for two people, so just double it for every pair you’re serving. You will need: Glaze – 2 Cornish hens, gutted 1/4 … Continue reading

Ginger-Choc Strangekitty Cookies, because it’s our 1st birthday!

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I don’t do a lot of treats, usually. But you need to try these, right meow! BUT GUYS, IT’S OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK! Strangekitty has come a long way, and I’ll be releasing special posts all week Also, cookies. Because cookies are awesome, and being gluten-free/Paleo, I miss cookies sometimes.  These are my favourite quick recipe to whip up. It’s super easy and delicious! A sweet almond-ginger cookie, with a dark chocolate/coconut … Continue reading

Blueberry Ginger Tarts

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Hey guys! This week i’m still obsessed with summer berries. These tarts are sweet, but not too sweet, with a kick of ginger and crunchy almond. It’s the same crust I used for Paleo Rhuberry Pie, except this one has a much finer ground almond flour. Completely gluten-free. Makes about 4 muffin sized tarts, or 6 smaller ones. You will need: Crust 400g fine almond flour 2 tablespoons raw honey 2 large … Continue reading