gluten free sunday morning pancakes – we’re on Cloud 9

We love Cloud 9 flour, but up until now, we had to drive over 500 miles to get it! Yesterday, we found it at our local Costco, so we bought three bags and made these amazing pancakes for breakfast!

Sunday Morning GF PancakesMade with Cloud 9 flour, these pancakes are high in fibre and protein and make a great meal Sunday morning or Tuesday night. Make lots ’cause you can freeze them.

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gf and me’s summer holiday gluten free entertaining ideas

FireworksMonday is Canada Day, a time for celebrations and summer get togethers with family and friends. Here are gf and me’s top recipes for a great summer BBQ!  Try one or two or put them all together for an unforgettable summer BBQ! Happy Canada Day!

1. Simple Iced Coffee:

iced coffeeA great way to cool down and relax on a hot summer afternoon.

2. Cedar Plank Salmon:

salmon

Perfect for entertaining: you put the plank on the grill and forget about it! Full of sweet and savory flavour, cedar plank salmon is a true West Coast classic.

3. Roasted Potatoes:

roasted potatoes

Compliments everything from fish to chicken to beef. Make it on the grill, in the oven, or in your Tfal fryer.

3. Orange and Strawberry Spinach Salad:

spinach salad

This salad is sweet and light and takes in all the best that the July markets have to offer.

4. Baked Beans:

Mary's Baked Beans

The perfect make ahead side dish. Great for pot lucks!

5. Strawberry Shortcake:

gluten free chiffon cake

A truly fantastic dessert. The red and white topping makes this perfect for Canada Day.

6. Home Made Ice Cream:

gluten free ice cream

Who doesn’t love fresh ice cream? Make it with the kids while you wait for the fireworks to start. And since it’s Canada Day why not add a few chopped red maraschino cherries?

ice cream – a recipe good enough to scream for

gluten free ice creamIf “we all scream for ice cream,” why is there gluten in it? Really, ice cream should be inherently gluten free but some brands aren’t and others may be cross contaminated. If you make it yourself, you KNOW it’s gf (and you can control the fat content). Besides, it’s fun to do and this recipe is soooo easy, your kids will want to do it. It makes about 5 cups of premium flavoured vanilla ice cream but can be used as a base for other flavours. See below for some suggestions, but the only limit is your imagination!

You will need an ice cream maker of some sort. We use a Cuisinart model and it works great, but if you don’t want to buy an expensive electronic model, try one of these ice cream balls from LL Bean instead.

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take-a-long oatmeal bars

When you’re eating gluten free, snacks and quick meals can be hard to come by. This versatile recipe makes 15 chewy take-a-long bars that taste great and are stuffed full of good things.

gluten free oatmeal bars

Note: Not everyone who has celiac disease can tolerate oats, even when the oats are gluten free. If you have questions, talk to your physician or dietitian.

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trimble cake – believe it or not, this is gluten free

Trimble Cake is a luxurious Orange Chiffon Cake that my mom always made for birthdays or special occasions. She would bake it in a tube pan and ice it with sticky and oh-so-sweet seven-minute frosting. But baked in an oblong pan, it adds a delicious twist to strawberry shortcake, which is how it is prepared here. It’s named after the neighbour who generously gave my mom her amazing recipe.

gluten free chiffon cake

… all dressed up

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Geoff’s Chicken

What is Geoff’s Chicken? Melt-in-your-mouth-tender pieces of chicken in a creamy tomato and onion sauce with hints of garlic and just a bit of peppery heat. Serve with rice and a tossed salad for a complete meal!

geoff's chickenThis is a conversion of one of Geoff’s all-time favorite meals. It takes a bit of time in the oven, but it’s super easy to prepare.

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Mango Sorbet

Fresh, light, and intensely fruity … who doesn’t love an icy cold sorbet on a hot summer’s day? It’s also surprisingly easy to make, and this version is chock full of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and dietary fibre. Not to mention, totally gluten and dairy free!

gluten free sorbetMake this even more kid-friendly by freezing the sorbet in muffin cups with popsicle sticks or in a fun popsicle mold. They’ll LOVE it!

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gf and me’s chicken satay

In this dish, sweet and savory come together to transport you to paradise. Satay is perfect party fare – especially when served with peanut sauce – but we like it so much, we pair it with jasmine rice and stir fry vegetables for a light summer meal.chicken satay gluten freeA great BBQ option in the summer heat!

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double coconut delight

Like coconut and caramel? You’ll love this square. The not-too-sweet base melts in your mouth and is complimented perfectly with the rich coconut-caramel topping. Delightful!

Coconut square This square is not only gluten free – it uses coconut flour to enhance the basic flavour.

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