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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Thai CurryThis recipe is super convenient and easy, the ingredients can be kept on hand for a fast dinner fix*, it can be made as spicy as you want it to be, with any protein you like, seafood to meat.
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.
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.