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If you thought butter chicken was too much work or had too many hard-to-find ingredients, you are in for a treat. I found the simplest way to make it in your slow cooker with common everyday spices. What's more, my version is gluten-free, nut-free, and lighter on milk fat than most recipes. There is plenty of wiggle room with this recipe and I include other substitutions to suit your tastes.
Nanaimo bars are a Canadian dessert named after Nanaimo, British Columbia. WowButter is a Canadian product made from non-GMO toasted soy. Since I couldn't use walnuts in the original recipe, I tried crunchy WowButter instead. Well, this dynamic Canadian duo was a huge hit with my family so I couldn't wait to share it with you. I also included a mocha version (made with Kahlua and coffee) for those of you with a penchant for coffee.
Sometimes I'm in a slap-it-all together type of mood, especially after dinner. Last week, my friend shared her giant cookie with me and I thought I'd try to make one gluten-free at home. With the help of Sarah Carey's video and some tweaking, I figured it out. Then I became even more daring - I made a giant WowButter cookie. It was so good, I was asked to make a second one the same night. Thankfully, Cookie Monster also dropped by to explain how to properly eat a giant cookie.
Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combination. Before WowButter was invented, this taste sensation was off-limits to anyone with a peanut allergy. Well, I have something even better: WowButter Pillow Cookies. And they are magical. I've made mine gluten-free but if you don't need to be on a gluten-free diet, just omit the xanthan gum from my recipe and use regular flour.
I never thought much about date squares until my IT guy told me he loves them. So, I decided to make him a batch of gluten-free, nut-free date squares. And for my extended family, I made gluten-free coffee toffee date squares. The best part is, the filling is so good in these, you can even make them without any chocolate or toffee chips. No, these aren't your grandma's date squares, these will knock your socks off.
With Canadian Thanksgiving around the corner and the American Thanksgiving in November, I've been trying out various pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin pie is wonderful but can be difficult to transport (especially for me). So, I worked on my gluten-free pumpkin loaf recipe and my pumpkin spice ratios until I found the ideal combination for the most decadent tasting pumpkin loaf you've ever tried.
My Thanksgiving menu this October (and November, when my American friends visit) is getting ever more popular. I struck a deal with the homemade winemakers - and yes, it involved brandy in a gluten-free pumpkin pie. No matter what your tastes are, I've left you plenty of wiggle room to personalize your own pumpkin pie this season. If there's one pumpkin pie I'm proud of, it's this bad boy.
Tired of pumpkin pie? Me too. And surprisingly, so is my daughter. This fall, I decided to try out three completely new pumpkin recipes and make them gluten-free. I made chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, a pumpkin smoothie, and pumpkin muffins. The really great thing is that you can use canned pumpkin or make your own pumpkin puree. Either way, these recipes taste fantastic. Plus, the cookies and muffins are easier to transport than a pie.
If you love to barbecue year-round, this simple dish is a no muss, no fuss way to ensure everyone gets exactly what they want. It's also ideal for those who arrive a little late for dinner. Each serving is baked in foil which helps to keep it warm and prevents it from drying out. There's no fry pan to scrub and you only need to prep a few vegetables. No barbecue? Don't worry, it bakes perfectly in the oven too.
I thoroughly enjoy watching young, healthy men cook. So when I saw Tim Shieff on Jamie Oliver's Food Tube channel making sweet potato wedges, I couldn't wait to try them. I prefer mine with ground cumin. One trick that even Jamie Oliver might like: use an apple cutter to slice the sweet potato wedges faster and make them more uniform in size. And, since I had an extra sweet potato left, I decided to cook it and make sweet potato muffins the next day.
Craig Claiborne, long-time food editor and restaurant critic for The New York Times once said, "There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie." I couldn't agree more. And since I've discovered how versatile WowButter is in sauces, I decided to create a Thai inspired peanut-free chicken pot pie. Using only a cast iron pan to cook everything and a frozen pie crust, this hearty meal is on the table in about an hour.
Credit: Amazon.com While browsing the selection of Valentine's Day gourmet gift baskets on Amazon, I found this one with strawberries and two dipping sauces in a little wooden crate for around $50. True, FTD guarantees their arrangements (which are gorgeous), I thought I could come up with my own version. ...
With carrot cake, you never know what you're gonna get. It's either too bland, too spicy, has too much icing or some stale piece of walnut in it. Now that I bake gluten-free and peanut-free, I thought I'd make it with Crunchy WowButter and avoid the stale walnut experience. The great thing about carrot cake is that it contains healthy carrots. With just a sprinkle of pure icing sugar or with my gluten-free, low fat cream cheese icing, I think you and your family will love this recipe.
Halloween isn't the same for kids with food allergies. Each year, I've made three different Halloween treats for specific dietary needs. I made one that was vegan, one that was gluten-free, and one that was peanut-free. Finally, I found a way to make just one no bake treat that everyone can enjoy. So throw the kids a Halloween party with this simple recipe and relax with the goblins.
Thanksgiving desserts seem to be the same ones every year - whether I am in Canada or the US. This year, I thought I'd try a gluten-free blueberry pudding cake made in my slow cooker. It's the ideal way to serve up a warm dessert without having to use my oven, stove, and microwave. Plus the aroma of it cooking for a few hours creates an uplifting mood that greets everyone who enters my home.
Credit: Marie 2375 "Busy Mama" Amazon Customer Image Baked donuts? Is that really a donut then? Hey, why not . . we have baked chips now. I decided to try out three recipes with three different toppings (which you can mix and match). There's even one for my vegan friends. ...
Just when I thought a vegetarian Thanksgiving was possible, I had to let some extended family know of my intent. This was a bad mistake. Never underestimate the power of any carnivore you encounter. Fortunately a compromise was reached. With the help of Jean Pare, I was able to tweak her Stuffed Turkey Breast recipe to make it gluten-free with a touch of Canadian maple syrup. If you are in the same boat, perhaps my recipe can help you too.
Pad thai is a flavourful stir-fried noodle dish that can be made with shrimp, chicken, tofu, egg, or crab. Most pad thai (aka phat thai) dishes contain roasted peanuts, fish sauce, and bean sprouts. But the recent bean sprout recalls are enough to keep my friends from eating pad thai (even those without an allergy to peanuts or fish). Finally, I made a gluten-free, sprout-free, peanut-free, fish-free version that my family and friends love. What's more, you can tweak this recipe to suit your tastes.