Coleslaw with an asian twist

Coleslaw used to be one of my favourite salads. Childhood days in my Mum’s late 1970s kitchen, when Margaret Fulton ruled (she still does occasionally), and when a “salad” was always lettuce, tomato and cucumber with french dressing. There were only two other variations – Potato salad (with bacon chips from a jar) and the…

Tiger Fish

Well, it’s not actually tiger-fish. That’s just for the benefit of Goldilocks, my picky 5 year old. He hates just about everything, except the things I can’t feed him, namely gluten and dairy. Oh, and sugar of course. He LOVES sugar. With Goldilocks, it’s all in the eye though. If it looks good, he’ll probably…

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

How do you make a cream of pumpkin soup without cream?Easy – tofu. Not all dairy can be replaced with soy, but if you are living a dairy-free lifestyle like my family is, you will find there are some things that go together. Espresso coffee and soy milk? Not so good. But Pumpkin and silken…

Teriyaki Carrot Salad

This is a no-measure salad, but for the benefit of those who like a little guidance, I’ve put approximates in. It’s oil free, gluten free, dairy free. It serves as a great base, and can be added to easily. It is now eaten at least one day per week in one form or another. Ingredients…

Spiced Quinoa

Our family is making a drastic change to our diet. We are eliminating wheat, dairy, and all heavily processed items and synthetic products – including sugar. So, time to embrace other grains, and I’m starting with the king – quinoa. This is super-duper health food, and has too many benefits to list here. Check out…

Carrot Cookies

Still on a low sugar diet for the kiddies. The date cakes were such a success yesterday (all gone in 24 hours), I thought I might do a twist on the carrot cake. So here we go – carrot cookies, or “Carrotees” as they are called now. Ingredients: 1/2 cup gluten free flour 1/2 cup…