Appetizers

SUN DRIED TOMATO BASIL VEGGI DIP

Hits: 0This is a recipe where you could certainly use cream cheese, however, in this household I always make Yogurt Cheese - or dripped Yogurt.  Recently, I discovered there is a company in California called Green Valley Organics that makes lactose free dairy products including sour cream and cream cheese.  Oh heaven!  It is very […]

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CREAMY FETA BASIL WALNUT SPREAD/DIP

Hits: 0The original recipe for this yummy dip came from our local newspaper.  I changed it up quite a lot - a great dip for veggies or a spread on flat bread or crackers.  If you read my blog, you will know I use dripped Yogurt, or Yogurt cheese often - it is such a […]

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CURRY PATE

Hits: 0This curry pate is quick and easy to whip up - it begins like a dahl but ends up quite like a hummus.  Great as a dip with crackers, served alongside a vegetable platter, or as a spread on Dosa's - East Indian Flat Bread.  This also makes a healthy, hearty lunch too! I […]

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CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOM CAPS

Hits: 0 These are a yummy appetizer or even a great lunch.  The amount of stuffing I made turned out to be the perfect amount for these mushrooms.  Most recipes suggest baking for 10-12 minutes, with my strange oven, they needed a few more minutes. 15 fairly large mushrooms, Crimini mushrooms, about 1 1/2 - […]

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ROSEMARY PINTO BEAN HUMMUS AND A RECIPE INSPIRATION

Hits: 0 I LOVE Hummus.  I have discovered though, my body is not happy when I eat garbonzo bean/chickpeas – just can’t do them.  So I thought why not try Pinto Beans?  Ohhh and was it good!  Served with fresh veggies, gluten free crackers, or even as a spread on gluten free bread – so […]

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GLUTEN FREE SAUSAGE ROLLS

Hits: 0This is a recipe I have been wanting to make forever!  And dang, they were good.  But, very rich too. I have listed them under "Appetizers" but these would make a nice lunch served with a salad.  I will also say they were somewhat of a process to make, but a really nice once […]

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GLUTEN FREE CHEDDAR PARMESAN CRACKERS

Hits: 0 Happy New Year to all - may it be a year of joy, laughter, and mighty good food!  Speaking of mighty good.... Gluten Free Homemade Crackers... Holy Mama, these are mighty tasty.  In no way do these look like their gluten cousins.  Not one bit.  But tasty?  With crispy deliciousness?  Lord have Mercy […]

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HOMEMADE VEGETABLE DIP AND SOME GREAT KITCHEN TOOLS

Hits: 0While at the grocery store the other day, I came upon some organic, local, green house grown herbs.  They will never taste quite as good as in summer, but honestly, they were wonderful in this dip with fresh vegetables. Over the holidays, I received some much coveted kitchen tools I had been eying for […]

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TAMARI CHIPOTLE ROASTED ALMONDS AND CHOCOLATE DIPPED PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

Hits: 0We love love Tamari roasted Almonds. These are a great snack anytime, but are also a nice treat around Christmas too. These will be part of the Christmas Foodie Goodies I have been putting together all week for our kids. There are tons of different recipes out there, lots of different seasonings you can […]

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ROASTED CHESTNUTS, LOVE EM OR LEAVE EM?

Hits: 0I put together this little appetizer plate one afternoon for DH and I to share.  With the emphasis on the Roasted Chestnuts.  I only purchased a handful, as we had never had roasted chestnuts before, and were not sure what to expect.  With the last week before Christmas, life has been hectic.  We are […]

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MARINATED BACON WRAPPED PRAWNS

Hits: 0Oh my goodness.  Yes, oh my goodness. Bacon, marinade, prawns, what is not to love? Unless you do not like prawns, DH does not...I usually make these babies when I know my kids might be around for a visit, DH is happy with tortilla chips and salsa. So quick and easy too. These are […]

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A RECIPE REVIEW - ITALIAN BAGUETTES

Hits: 0I have yet another wonderful new cook book - it is called GLUTEN - FREE ITALIAN, by Jacqueline Mallorca.  I ordered this lovely cook book here.  Upon reading through some of the recipes, the first one I wanted to make was Jacqueline's Italian-Style Baguettes.  Remember what really good quality bakery white bread tastes like […]

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RECIPE INSPIRATION: CAREMELIZED ONION, SUN DRIED TOMATO FOCCACIA BREAD

Hits: 0 After seeing The Pioneer Woman’s Post on Foccacia Bread, it started to give me some ideas using Gluten Free Pizza Dough – recipe from Mary at the Gluten Free Cookng School.  I did make some changes to the original recipe – but for the originals – please check out these sites.  This was […]

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TURKEY PESTO BURGERS WITH YOGURT PESTO SPREAD

Hits: 0I love coming up with new burger recipes and this time of year it is all about Pesto!  I have just finished making my second batch, one is in the freezer, and it looks like there will be 3 or 4 more batches yet to come.  We have been enjoying Pesto with pastas, salmon, […]

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MY FAVORITE SALSA

Hits: 0I love love this salsa! The recipe comes from a chef, at a lovely restaurant called the Rock Salt on Salt Spring Island. Every time we visit, that is where we will head for breakfast or dinner. Every time I eat their salsa, I always think it is the best I have ever had. […]

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PROSCIUTTO GOAT CHEESE WRAPS

Hits: 0 We have our Canada Day long weekend ,  so we are headed to our favorite Island Getaway, to Salt Spring Island.  Actually, DH is playing an outdoor venue with his band at a lovely Ocean Side Restaurant, so we will have a couple of fun filled days.  We are staying at a little […]

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GLUTEN FREE SHRIMP COCKTAIL APPETIZER

Hits: 0 This appetizer reminds me of the 80’s!  It was a popular dish back then, - always made with cream cheese.  Thank the heavens for yogurt cheese.  For anyone not familiar with yogurt cheese, or dripped yogurt it is sometimes called, all you do is line a large sieve with a coffee filter, put […]

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VEGETARIAN SPRING ROLLS

Hits: 0 This was my first attempt at spring rolls.  Clearly, this is something that does get easier, and rolls nicer with further practice.  Having said that, I was pretty pleased with how these turned out.  And the dipping sauce was really good too.  These make a wonderful appetizer, lunch, or snack.  (the dipping sauce […]

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