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  • Decadent Chocolate Sauce

    We’re in full Summer mode, and we're having a blast! Naturally, we’ve been eating lots and lots of homemade ice cream and making lots of homemade popsicles. We were craving chocolate sundaes last week so we put our heads together and came up with this delightfully simple dairy-free chocolate sauce. Serve it with ice cream, eat it by the spoon, or add a little more milk and pour it into popsicle moulds. Dairy-Free Chocolate Sauce ½ cup of full-fat coconut milk ...
  • Fabulous Finds: Cook It Allergy-Free

    It’s about time for me to share the excellent website Cook It Allergy Free . It is indeed a fabulous find! I remember when Kim hopped on the scene not too long ago. She came out of nowhere and made a name for herself and her blog in no time. Kim is an incredibly creative mother of two really cute boys. And she’s a bit of a health-nut, I love that about her.  I always learn something from her posts and recipes. What I really love about Kim though, is how she values her family ...
  • Fabulous Finds: Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom

    Blogging has brought a lot of amazing people into my life in a very short time. The cool thing about it is we’re all connected by our love of food, our gluten-free adventures (or misadventures), and our desire to make the path to a healthy lifestyle easier for others. Heidi from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom was one of my first blogging friends. We immediately hit it off.  I think it’s because we have a lot in common – we’re both the lucky moms of 2 adorable kids, we both care ...
  • Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Got a hankering for chocolate? These cookies are a delightful treat when you need a chocolate fix.  Or in my case, when you need a chocolate crumb. I like to use these cookies to make a crumb base for pies, squares, and cakes.  Oh, and a totally amazing and delicious dairy-free and gluten-free Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake.  Don't worry, you'll get that recipe next week. Patience my friends. But as a cookie they are delicious.  The melted chocolate-coconut oil combination ...
  • Day Cheese Review

    Friday Finds is back this week with a gooey and cheesy treat. My friend Danielle was kind enough to bring me some Daiya cheese last weekend when she came for a visit.  Can you believe it?  She's so good to me - she also brought me an LPK Nanaimo Bar (gluten-free and vegan). I have tried most of the dairy-free cheeses on the Canadian market and they just don't do it for me.  Not at all. It's the melt factor.  These dairy-free cheeses just don't melt. Enter Daiya Cheddar Style ...
  • Sugar-Free Living – Worth the Hype?

    It seems as though sugar-free is all the rage in the blogging world. Many of my blogging friends regularly post recipes that are sugar-free and it's so fascinating to see their creations and how they live and bake without refined sugar. But there's one thing standing in the way of me and "sugar-free". I have a really lovely and out-going sweet tooth.  She's not at all afraid to speak her mind and it seems my children have been blessed with wee versions of my sweet tooth.  Isn't that ...
  • Girlie Girl Army & Caramel Pecan Bars

    You just can't go wrong with caramel and pecans. I subscribe to a weekly email newsletter (would that be an e-letter?) sent out by the girls at Girlie Girl Army. It's a great little newsletter that is all things green, vegan, go girl go, and so much more.  I love it. Last week there was a recipe for Caramel Pecan Bars and I just knew that I had to try them.  We were going to my Mom and Dad's for a BBQ (first of the season - woo hoo) and I was in charge of dessert.  I love an excuse ...
  • All-Natural Disinfectant

    Both of our babes have very sensitive skin so we've had to make many changes. It amazes me to think about all of the things I've learned as a result of having kids (thank goodness for them). A few years ago I saw a special on a Canadian television show called Marketplace on CBC Television.  It was about the carcinogens (cancer causing agents) found in cleaning supplies (please tell me you're no longer using Magic Eraser).  It was easy to stop using most mainstream cleaning supplies after ...
  • Friday Finds Enjoy Life’s Nut-Free Trail Mix

    I recently met a Mom whose little dude has a lot of allergies.  Nuts being one of them. Since meeting them and learning about their allergies, I've decided to try and be a little more conscious about this life threatening allergy. Hopefully you saw my post earlier this week - yummy nut-free breakfast cookies.  They were the first of many attempts on my part to be more aware of nut allergies.  I think all of us in the allergy community need to stick together! I know how difficult ...
  • Friday Finds Betty Crocker’s Gone Gluten-Free (& Vegan)

    I'm not really a big fan of using a mix to make a dessert. And to be honest, I can't remember the last time I did.  I would much rather bake my own goodies than bake Betty Crocker's! Fortunately I was given a box of Betty Crocker's Gluten-Free Brownie Mix to try.  The only ingredients you have to add are eggs and butter. Whoops.  We don't bake with either of those ingredients. Otherwise, the mix is free of dairy and the ingredients are reasonably healthy - although I imagine the ...