Sunday, 30 September 2012

Courgette and Carrot Muffins GF SCD


Carrots and Courgettes are packed with nutrients so you can feel really good about yourself when you eat these muffins! Courgettes are rich in vitamin C and Carrots are rich in Vitamin A and by combining the two together you also benefit from Vitamins B1, B2, B6, E and K as well as folic acid and the minerals potassium, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium and copper.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Eating Out at Raw Aura, Port Credit


A highlight of our Toronto holiday was our meal at Raw Aura in Port Credit, just down the road from where I was staying with my son, his lovely wife and my beautiful, sweet grandson. We don't have a raw food restaurant near where we live in Yorkshire. I think people prefer a more Northern Diet however Yorkshire born Alistair Brownlee did state that he thought his diet of puddings and pies helped him to win the Triathlon at the Olympic Games. Really! 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Roasted Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup GF SCD



As Autumn approaches I look forward to preparing brightly coloured, nutritious root vegetable soups. While most vegetables are available all year round, for foods which can be considered to be "in season" then I think Autumn is possibly my favourite season of the year. Root vegetables top my favourite vegetable list and they contain all the necessary vitamins and anti-oxidants to give a boost our immune system, protecting us in the cold months ahead.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Cherry Chocolate Cookies GF


I've had fun and games trying to reproduce the cookies my daughter made while we were on holiday by adapting my Raisin Cookies Recipe. I haven't managed to make them exactly the same but I'm happy with the final result.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Gluten Free Treats at Niagara on the Lake


The last time I visited Niagara on the Lake was four years ago when we decided to make a detour on our trip back to Toronto after visiting Niagara Falls. It was late evening and I thought it was one of the prettiest places I had ever seen. So on this trip to Canada we were over the moon when we were treated to an over-night stay there.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Black Bean Salad GF SCD


This is such a simple salad yet it's one of our favourites! I've been meaning to post this for some time now but just not managed to get around to it! Easy to make, colourful and fresh, it's over-flowing with plant based goodness.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My Visit to Bunner's Bakery in Toronto August 27 2012


Some of you may have gathered that I've been away for a few weeks. My son and his wife live in Toronto and earlier this year we had the most fantastic news - they were expecting their first baby, our first grandchild. We had already decided to visit them this year since 2012 is the year of my husband's 60th birthday and our 35th Wedding Anniversary but this news was the icing on top of the cake!