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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday - May 6, 2015



Welcome to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party! WNWNW is a place to find (and link up) gluten free recipes, eco-friendly tips, and frugal DIY tutorials. This link-up party is inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and studies such as this one that show that between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage.  Over-consumption, lack of knowledge, low cost and over purchasing are common causes of food waste in North America. This unsustainable over-consumption extends to so many aspects of our lives.

So perhaps if we all share our tips for consuming a little less stuff in general, cooking more responsibly and frugally, and living eco-friendly, we can each take a small part in making our world a little more sustainable.

And besides, who couldn't save a little bit of $$$?


Friday, May 1, 2015

Fast and Easy Cheater's Chilaquiles Recipe

Free of gluten, soy, dairy, nuts, sugar


I've been meaning to post this recipe for super fast chilaquiles for ages. Since Cinco de Mayo is coming up, it seemed fitting that I share it this weekend.

Chilaquiles - for those of you who've never had the pleasure of drooling over a plate of warm salsa verde and tortillas - is a Mexican dish comprising of eggs, tortillas, salsas, and sometimes beans, and it is one of the most amazing breakfasts / brunches ever. I discovered them the first time I went to Mexico about 13 years ago, and have been getting them every chance I get since. Sadly, this is not as often as I'd like because over the years I've lived in several neighbourhoods with no Mexican restaurants nearby.

That is, until I hit upon a quick fix to satisfy my chilaquiles cravings in about 5 minutes - about the time it takes to fry an egg. 


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday - April 29, 2015



Welcome to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party! WNWNW is a place to find (and link up) gluten free recipes, eco-friendly tips, and frugal DIY tutorials. This link-up party is inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and studies such as this one that show that between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage.  Over-consumption, lack of knowledge, low cost and over purchasing are common causes of food waste in North America. This unsustainable over-consumption extends to so many aspects of our lives.

So perhaps if we all share our tips for consuming a little less stuff in general, cooking more responsibly and frugally, and living eco-friendly, we can each take a small part in making our world a little more sustainable.

And besides, who couldn't save a little bit of $$$?


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Easy Gluten Free Rolled Fruit Dumpling Biscuit Thingies +Meatless Monday

Free of gluten, eggs, nuts, soy, with dairy free / vegan option


I've made this recipe three times in the last couple of weeks, and yesterday was the first time I was able to photograph them before they all got eaten. And that's only because I made them early in the day just so I would have time to photograph them before anyone came over and ate them all!

I don't know what to call these things, really, since the original recipe that I used as the model called them fruit dumplings. But really, they're more like a baked fruit biscuit roll-up type thingy. They're also not as sickly-sweet as a lot of other dumplings.

Whatever you want to call them, these gluten free baked fruit biscuit roll-up dumpling fruit log thingies are so very quick and easy (easy enough that I've made them 3 times to take dinner parties). They're also pretty healthy, since I cut back on the butter and sugar and used sorghum flour. And of course, they're loaded with fruit, so they make a fabulous healthy dessert.

They're so good, I took them to a dinner party where I was the only GF person. I had someone ask me if I was sure they were gluten free because they said the texture was too good to be gluten free.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday - April 22, 2015



Welcome to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party! WNWNW is a place to find (and link up) gluten free recipes, eco-friendly tips, and frugal DIY tutorials. This link-up party is inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and studies such as this one that show that between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage.  Over-consumption, lack of knowledge, low cost and over purchasing are common causes of food waste in North America. This unsustainable over-consumption extends to so many aspects of our lives.

So perhaps if we all share our tips for consuming a little less stuff in general, cooking more responsibly and frugally, and living eco-friendly, we can each take a small part in making our world a little more sustainable.

And besides, who couldn't save a little bit of $$$?


Saturday, April 18, 2015

My Gluten Free Weekly Meal Plan



Phew, the weather is warm today. Summer is definitely on it's way. Inspired by today's weather, my meal plan is Mediterranean themed!

Friday's plan is especially warm weather-inspired, because we're having a bit of a dinner party and I'm planning a table full of Mediterranean tapas / mezze / antipasto dishes.

So if you want to see what I'm serving up, read on!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday - April 15, 2015


Welcome to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party! WNWNW is a place to find (and link up) gluten free recipes, eco-friendly tips, and frugal DIY tutorials. This link-up party is inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and studies such as this one that show that between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage.  Over-consumption, lack of knowledge, low cost and over purchasing are common causes of food waste in North America. This unsustainable over-consumption extends to so many aspects of our lives.

So perhaps if we all share our tips for consuming a little less stuff in general, cooking more responsibly and frugally, and living eco-friendly, we can each take a small part in making our world a little more sustainable.

And besides, who couldn't save a little bit of $$$?


Saturday, April 11, 2015

My Gluten Free Weekly Meal Plan






Soooo it's been a while since I posted a weekly meal plan. Sometimes I fall off the wagon, and sometimes I'm traveling and have no need to plan meals! But dinners are a lot less stressful when I do plan  (if you want to know how and why, I wrote this post about it), and there's usually less food going to waste in the fridge.

So I'm climbing back on the big ol' wooden meal plan wagon once again.

And here it is!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Cheap, Easy and Natural Spring Table Decorations!



 
On Monday we had my dad and his wife over for Easter dinner. Since we were in Europe for a month, right up until the end of last month, we've done little to prep for Easter or spring in general. I wanted to update the apartment to look a little more "spring-like".

But there were two problems:

1) I don't have any spring-ish decor, and my table is black. Very un-springy.

2) I made the decisions to "spring-ify" things about three hours before my dad was due over.

So what's a girl to do?

Here's how I turned some cat food tins and an old pot into some pretty centerpieces for my coffee and dining room tables, adding little pops of spring colour for super cheap!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday - April 8, 2015


Welcome to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party! WNWNW is a place to find (and link up) gluten free recipes, eco-friendly tips, and frugal DIY tutorials. This link-up party is inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and studies such as this one that show that between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage.  Over-consumption, lack of knowledge, low cost and over purchasing are common causes of food waste in North America. This unsustainable over-consumption extends to so many aspects of our lives.

So perhaps if we all share our tips for consuming a little less stuff in general, cooking more responsibly and frugally, and living eco-friendly, we can each take a small part in making our world a little more sustainable.

And besides, who couldn't save a little bit of $$$?


Friday, April 3, 2015

Vegan, Gluten Free Herb Dumpling Soup (#MeatlessMonday)

Free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, nuts


Cheap and easy, these savory herb dumplings are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and free of all other common allergens.

This root vegetable soup with easy gluten free dumplings is so simple and quick I've made it twice this week now, with variations on the herbs. They were husband approved both times. And the best thing is that it's filling, so it makes for a very simple, healthy meal in itself.

Also, if you happen to be partaking in Lent, no matter what your restrictions these dumplings and soup should be safe since they're free of meat, eggs, dairy, butter, etc.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday - April 1, 2015


Welcome to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party! WNWNW is a place to find (and link up) gluten free recipes, eco-friendly tips, and frugal DIY tutorials. This link-up party is inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and studies such as this one that show that between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage.  Over-consumption, lack of knowledge, low cost and over purchasing are common causes of food waste in North America. This unsustainable over-consumption extends to so many aspects of our lives.

So perhaps if we all share our tips for consuming a little less stuff in general, cooking more responsibly and frugally, and living eco-friendly, we can each take a small part in making our world a little more sustainable.

And besides, who couldn't save a little bit of $$$?


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