Seasonal Recipes

Nagypapa’s Hungarian GoulashThis is my grandfather's recipe he was from a small town called Nagykáta, I'm told that it isn't a standard gulyás recipe it must be one very regional or familial, it was our favourite treat as kids and he would make it for our birthdays and other special occasions, it's spicy and delicious, one of the best comfort foods.
Fettuccine AlfredoThis is a recipe for proper Alfredo sauce, it's not low fat, it's a heart attack inducing proper cream sauce, impress your friends with this gluten-free pasta delicacy.
Gluten-Free StuffingA key part of any turkey dinner and usually off-limits to those of us who can't eat wheat, this stuffing is heavenly.
Cranberry SauceCranberry sauce is easy to make at home and adds a nice personal touch to your holiday meal, I like to make mine with a hint of citrus. It's not just great with your turkey dinner but also with some gluten-free turkey, cranberry and brie sandwiches.
BorschtThis easy, healthy, hearty soup is naturally gluten-free, perfect for warming up on those cold rainy autumn days. Recipe is courtesy of my Baka, for an extra treat she would serve it with some Ukranian garlic sausage.
Black Forest CakeBlack Forest Cake is a favourite birthday dessert in our family so to have it made gluten-free is an amazing treat, it's not as complicated to make as it looks, as the recipe is pretty forgiving.
Cranberry Walnut Baked BrieA decadent delight, easy yet impressive. Naturally gluten-free, sweet, nutty and easy to play with recipe… allergic to walnuts? try some toasted pumpkin seeds or almonds, Not a fan of Brie? It’s amazing with Camembert… This is a recipe that’s easy to experiment with and delicious no matter what the combination. Perfect for your holiday entertaining!
Apple PitaAn apple pita is a Croatian apple pie that has a light cake like crust, it's more like a bar than a pie. I made this recipe gluten free after learning it from my Grandmother. It's great for gatherings at any time of year.
Old Fashioned Apple PieThis pie recipe tastes deliciously like autumn because of its apple cinnamon flavour, it's easier to make than most, the crust is less finicky than your average crust and the when the frozen butter melts while baking you end up with an amazingly flaky crust.
Shortbread Cookies with Walnut CentresThis cookie is a family favourite, it's one of my grandma's Croatian family recipes that I have managed to make wheat free. We affectionately refer to them as turds in a blanket. The wheat free version is a little softer than the original but it still tastes amazing. Note: make the filling first as it has to cool and thicken before using
Cinnamon Apple ChipsThese apple chips are an easy healthy snack to make, they may take a few hours, but you don't have to baby sit them. They end up being crunchy and sweet, kind of like a cross between a chip or cracker and a fruit leather.
Maple Pumpkin PieThis is a Thanksgiving favourite among our family and friends, it’s a decadent twist on traditional pumpkin pie, with its layer of cream cheese sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Lemon Shortbread CookiesI make these cookies every Christmas, lemon isn’t usually considered a Christmassy flavour, but the cookie cutters determine how festive a cookie is and I always make these ones snowflakes at Christmas. At Halloween I make pumpkins, Valentines I make hearts, they’re great for any occasion, the perfect light gluten-free treat.
Grandma’s Pasta SauceMy Grandmother is from the island of Krk in Croatia a lot of the cooking there is very Italian inspired, and this pasta sauce was a Sunday staple at her house, my whole family would get together for dinner at Grandma's and this was the favourite usually served with gnocchi.
Cheesy BiscuitsThese fast and easy cheesy biscuits are melt in your mouth delicious, great as an appetizer or for dipping in a soup or sauce.
Rum BallsMy uncle Jack made these Rum Balls every Christmas, they’re a family favourite, naturally gluten-free with only 5 ingredients. They’re incredibly easy to make but need to be made 2 days in advance, so keep that in mind in your preparations.
GingerbreadAs soon as the pumpkin spice season ends the gingerbread season starts. This gluten-free gingerbread has a classic spicy flavour that makes the Christmas season complete, I usually make bite sized (2″) dunkable cookies but it also makes a great gingerbread people or houses.