Seasonal Recipes

Classic Nanaimo BarsThe Nanaimo bar is a legendary Canadian treat that requires no baking and is named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. It consists of three layers: a graham, almond and coconut crumb base; custard icing in the middle; and a layer of chocolate ganache on top. This is a gluten free adaptation of the official recipe.
Baked Lemon CheesecakeThis easy to make gluten free cottage cheese cake is a nice treat with tea or coffee, the flavour is bright its perfect for afternoon company or dessert after a meal
Blueberry PieThis simple gluten free blueberry pie is full of flavour and very easy to make, because you can make it with fresh or frozen blueberries you can make it at any time of year for a treat
Vanilla Cupcakes with Whipped Cream IcingThis easy gluten-free vanilla cupcake is fluffy and moist, but also not too heavy or sweet, you can easily fancy it up with some filling or by topping it with fruit. They're perfect for any occasion, they can also be made into a two layered 9" cake, adjust the baking time to be 45-55 min when making a large cake.
Bacon and Leek QuicheThis delicious and easy flaky crust is best refrigerated for at least an hour before rolling. Can be made into one 10 inch round quiche or quite a few muffin tin sized ones (which freeze and reheat very well) they're great for parties and entertaining. If you're making muffin sized quiches, the bake time is 20min. For a vegetarian option substitute roasted red pepper for the bacon.
Caprese SaladThis easy summer salad of Italian origins is naturally gluten free, the perfect showcase for your garden fresh ingredients, a fantastic addition to any meal and perfect dish to impress at your gatherings. For a quick finger food assemble it on a bamboo skewer (leave the ingredients whole for this).
Cranberry Orange Zucchini MuffinsThese muffins are light, moist and healthy, they're an even simpler version to make than my other zucchini muffin recipe, you don't need to have a lot specialty flours on hand. they're easy to make and easy to alter, try replacing the cranberries with blueberries, raspberries or even chocolate chips, the orange with lemon, make it your own with some experimentation.
Spinach Strawberry SaladThe easiest and most satisfying summer salad you can make, impress your friends or treat yourself to something that's healthy but tastes decadent.
Hungarian Cucumber Salad (Uborkasaláta)This is one of my Nagypapa's traditional Hungarian recipes, it's very refreshing and pairs great with BBQ or spicy food like goulash. A must make for garlic lovers.
Lemon LoafThis moist and flavourful gluten-free lemon loaf recipe is easy to make, easily doubled and is great for get tea time and get togethers.
Pasta CarbonaraThis is my lazy night dinner, It takes as long as it takes to cook a pot of gluten-free pasta and I almost always have the ingredients in my fridge. Traditional Carbonara doesn't have peas in it, but I like it that way, this recipe is very versatile - sometimes I add mushrooms, or use the traditional pancetta instead of bacon, it can also easily be multiplied or divided.
Chocolate Chip CookiesThis classic Tollhouse style cookie is deliciously addictive, these get eaten really quickly and are perfect with a cold glass of milk.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese IcingThese cupcakes are seriously easy, super delicious and incredibly moist. You won’t believe they’re gluten-free. The batter goes a long way, I usually get 36 cupcakes out of it, so it's the perfect dessert to make for parties.
Blueberry Lemon Zucchini Sorghum MuffinsThese muffins are light, moist and healthy, they're easy to make and easy to alter, try replacing the blueberries with cranberries, raspberries or even chocolate chips, the lemon with orange, make it your own with some experimentation.
Minted Pea SoupThis deliciously easy spring time recipe is refreshing, it can be served both hot or cold.
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.
Quinoa SaladThis Quinoa salad is high in protein and fibre, it makes for a really healthy and refreshing lunch or dinner. It’s easy, inexpensive and naturally wheat-free and gluten-free so has one of my go to-s
Orange MadeleineMadeleine are traditional shell shaped cakes from northeastern France. They’re a light and delicious dessert that is great for dipping in tea or coffee or served with whipped cream and fruit. This is a great treat to make because it’s so fast and easy, as well as tasting flavourful and impressive.
Pie CrustPie Crust can be a little tricky, because the amount of moisture in the air can affect the amount of liquid you use in the recipe, but once you get the hang of it you’ll make consistently good pie crusts. Practice makes perfect!