Tag Archives: gluten-free

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Zucchini Summer Salad with Lemon, Mint and Walnuts

Raw food veganism, you got me this time. As many of you know, July in Toronto was frequently the equivalent of living in a steam oven. Attempting to be an optimistic opportunist, I thought about how it would have been cool to bake bread and see that yeast kick into action, making dough rise in […]

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Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Honey-Roasted Chickpeas, Kale + Carrot Salad

This honey-roasted chickpeas, kale and carrot salad (with a honey sesame dressing) is a simple crunchy salad with a sweet and savoury blend. This combination is but one way of using these flavours – I think the honey-roasted chickpeas could be spiced a bit more and would make a great on-the-go snack, and the dressed […]

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Smokey Lentil Chard Soup

This flavour jumble number is adapted from smittenkitchen’s lentil soup with sausage, chard, and garlic, which itself is adapted from Adam Roberts’ Secrets of the Best Chefs, where it was provided by Gina DePalma. The adaptations were both central (i.e. note the absence of sausage) and in the details. For example, with the way we […]

Swap Recipe: Natalie’s Butternut Squash and Kale Saag

This recipe is adapted from Dinner is Vegan‘s website. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or peanut oil 1 large onion, diced finely 4 cloves garlic, minced 1.5 teaspoons garam masala (if you don’t have this, mix together cumin, coriander, cardamom, pepper, cloves, and nutmeg–this will come close!) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 […]

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Ingredients: 1 lb sweet potato (approximately 2 large potatoes) 1 ½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour 1 tsp nutmeg ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Freshly ground pepper Directions: Preheat the oven to 400° F.  Scrub and pierce the potatoes.  Place ‘em on a baking sheet, them them in the oven, and bake for 45-60 minutes, […]

Lentil & Brown Rice Vegan ‘Meat’-ball Recipe

  It’s holiday party time, a.k.a. potluck season, at least when you work in food-focused groups as I do. This week, I had a mighty successful cookie swap at my culinary centre job, and last night I was at the potluck party for the shared office space of Sustain Ontario (where I intern), Not Far […]

Provencal Leek and Lavender Stew with Heirloom Carrots

This hearty aromatic stew is roughly modeled on the Leek and Bean Cassoulet with Biscuits recipe from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s infamous Veganomicon. I had been considering the cassoulet recipe for a while as a fall dish for Harvest Noon, a cooperatively-run cafe for which I test recipes. However, another member mentioned that they had tried […]

Autumn Latkes: Vegan, Gluten-Free, AND Baked?!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am part of the menu-planning group at Harvest Noon Cafe. We modify and test the recipes we dig up to meet the cafe’s mandate: affordable vegan lunches produced with local, organic ingredients. We try to make our mains gluten-free as well. We are at that time of […]