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To share tasty, nutrient dense Gluten Free recipes, fitness & wellness tips and best prices for GF ingredients & healthy products in my locale.


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Pumpkin Crumble Cake

Almond and Coconut Flour gives this Pumpkin Crumble Cake a nice light crumb.  Before I could take a picture, Hubby & I devoured half of it…ignoring the suggestions that it serves 8-10 and that we should let it cool first before slicing !  I used homemade Pumpkin Puree, Cinnamon, Ginger and fresh grated Nutmeg; reduced the Sugar by 1/4 Cup by using 1/4 Tsp Green Stevia.


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Pumpkin Harvest Pancakes

I love Hemp Hearts ! They’re a great nut substitute high in protein, Omega 3s and other essential fats and vitamins.

I stumbled across this Pumpkin Harvest Pancakes recipe on Adam Hart’s Power of Food website. Many of his recipes feature Hemp Hearts as he credits his new found wellness to this Super Food.

WHERE TO BUY HEMP HEARTS
Check out Roger Snow’s Hemp Heart products on www.hemphearts.com/ and send your order to roger@hemphearts.com.

9 one pound tubs fit in their packages. $10 each plus shipping. I’m interested in trying the new fat reduced/high protein Hemp Heart Flakes, $11 a tub.


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Golden Butternut Squash and Wild Blueberry Pancakes

Gem Squash

Gem Squash

I used to hate anything green when I was a kid.  Now, I’m all over vegetables.  I’ve only introduced myself to a variety of  squashes recently. I love Kobucha the best.  I roast wedges with garlic oil, pepper medley, rosemary and a drizzle of maple syrup.  So good I even eat the rind !

The last time I was at the Kamloops Farmers Market I picked up two small Kobucha and Gem Squashes. Both were green and speckled but the Gem Squash had a lighter, wetter flesh similar to zucchini.  I wanted to put my cooked Gem Squash leftovers to good use.  I found Gluten Free Gigi’s Golden Butternut Squash and Wild Blueberry Pancakes  recipe.  I  increased the squash to 1 Cup.   I misread the recipe and included the Coconut Oil in the batter plus threw in the extra yolk on hand .  I usually have light Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes daily, so I used frozen Raspberries instead of Blueberries to change things up.  This forgiving recipe worked out well…my teenager even ate 2 without complaint !

Golden Butternut Squash Pancakes

Golden Butternut Squash Pancakes


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GF DF Whole Grain Bread from Kim’s Kitchen

Upon surfing YouTube, I stumbled across this “Gluten Free Bread Recipe – The BEST you’ll ever taste”.  No matter how many new recipes I try or how many store-bought loaves I buy, this is still my favourite ! Watch the video or just click on “About” to see the original recipe. If you agree you can subscribe to her channel, “Einekleinewitch“.

I don’t fuss over it as much as Kim does. Just Set It & Forget It ! Fresh, tasty bread in 2 hours on the Rapid Bake – Light Crust cycle ! You’re supposed to let it cool on a rack for an hour but FAT CHANCE that’s gonna happen ! It’s great toasted with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil spread on top and excellent for sandwiches as it slices so well.

I discovered 2 other versions that Kim’s Kitchen published on her GF Real Food Blog. One is the ‘simplified’ version with fewer ingredients. The other offers up various substitution ideas. Note: I use the original recipe but omit the Quinoa Flour. I love Quinoa in Tabbouleh Salads but Quinoa Flour is bitter, even in small quantities. I substitute Quinoa Flour with Teff Flour or one of 3 flour blends.

Print my PDF to see all 3 versions of GF DF Whole Grain Bread from Kim’s Kitchen. It tastes so good, slices well and the Millet, Sorghum, Teff flours,  Coconut Milk & Oil offers high protein and fibre. Try it out and let me know what you think. If your FAVE is better than mine, you have to share !