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Monday, December 22, 2014

Dairy & Gluten Free Churros con Champurrado

Inject a bit South American flavour into your Christmas festivities with these easy gluten and dairy free recipes for churros and champurrado!
Dairy & Gluten Free Churros con Champurrado from

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Dairy & Gluten Free Churros & Mexican Atole

Warm, fresh churros made from gluten-free pancake mix dunked into thick atole or champurrado is a perfect festive treat! Challenged by Travelbag Cruises to come up with a festive South American recipe, I decided to take two traditional Latin treats, make them super luxurious and gluten and dairy free. What I've come up with is delicious funnel cake-shaped churros and thick Latin hot chocolate--both of which are dairy free!

A bite of gluten free pancake churros from

I know that traditional churros are rod-shaped and ridged, but my churros are round so that they nest in top of a mug of Latin hot chocolate. For both recipes, I used dairy-free almond milk and for the churros, my favourite gluten free pancake mix. Of course, you could use any type of pancake mix: shop bought or homemade for this recipe and you'll still yield the same results.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#tastytuesdays no. 84 + 12 Desserts of Christmas

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Berry and Rainbow Chard Smoothie

Get all the vitamins & nutrients you need in this tasty vegetable & fruit #healthytreats smoothie!
Berry & Rainbow Chard Smoothie by
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Raw Swiss Chard Smoothie with Berries

Usually, green smoothies (not the colour green, but the generic name for any smoothie made with vegetables) contain spinach. But, when I received a bushel of the most vibrant rainbow chard I've ever seen, I know I wanted to use it in an unusual way. Swiss chard, the proper name for the vegetable in my smoothie, is actually a part of the chenopod family, along with beetroot and spinach, so it's an easy, natural substitute for it.
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Gluten Free Christmas Peppermint Macarons

Gluten free macarons laced with seasonal peppermint flavours make an excellent Christmas treat!
Gluten Free Christmas Peppermint Macarons with Peppermint Buttercream from
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Gluten Free Christmas Peppermint Macarons

I love how versatile macarons are and these peppermint macarons are no exception! I've crushed some peppermint flavoured candy cane for the tops and filled them with sweet peppermint flavoured buttercream. Serve these dainty gluten free desserts at your Christmas party or wrap them in Christmassy gift boxes and distribute to your secret Santa. Or simply enjoy them on Christmas Eve in front of the twinkling Christmas tree lights with a cup of something warm after you've wrapped all the presents.
A stack of festive gluten free Christmas peppermint macarons from

Monday, December 1, 2014

Gluten Free Red Velvet Eclairs

Gluten free choux pastry gets the decadent red velvet treatment, smothered in melted chocolate and sprinkled with freeze dried raspberries to make these indulgent mini eclairs!

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Gluten Free Red Velvet Eclairs

There's something particularly indulgent and decadent about red velvet anything. The smooth chocolatey flavour, the luscious deep red; it's magical. And that's exactly what I was going for with these mini treats.

Freezedried raspberries on top of a mini gluten free red velvet eclair from

There's just something about winter that makes me crave red velvet. Maybe it's because I grew up with Christmases dominated with towering red velvet cakes, with buttercream as thick as Lake Effect Snow squeezing out between the layers of the cake? These mini eclairs would be perfect dotted around a buffet at a Christmas party.

A mini gluten free eclair topped with chocolate and freeze dried raspeberries and flavoured with red velvet emulsion from

Or, save them to make on Valentine's Day if you want a naughty, indulgent treat to woo your love or drown your sorrows. It doesn't matter when you eat them, to be honest. You'll absolutely love them! To make these, I flavoured and coloured normal gluten free choux pastry with red velvet emulsion. Once they were baked, I piped them with a cream cheese buttercream. Then, dunked the tops in melted milk chocolate before sprinkling over freeze-dried raspberries.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

6 Thanksgiving Desserts that aren't Pumpkin Pie

Enjoy one of these six fantastic Thanksgiving desserts when you want something that's not pumpkin pie!
6 thanksgiving desserts that aren't pumpkin pie from

It's American Thanksgiving this week, so I thought I'd share six of my favourite dessert recipes that would work well as the follow-up to a Thanksgiving meal. Each of these desserts are easy to make and will impress your family or any guests you've invited round your Thanksgiving table. From gluten free pumpkin pie alternatives to easy, three-ingredient puddings and handmade pretzels, there's a taste for everyone!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gluten Free Pumpkin Oat Bars

Perfect as a gluten free breakfast on the go, these pumpkin oat bars are decadent and indulgent and will meet your pumpkin needs!
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Oat Bars

Oat bars are popular anytime of year, but I always find myself craving them when the weather starts to turn chillier. They make a far better accompaniment to hot tea than biscuits or cookies do and as the mercury drops, my consumption of tea increases. From that perspective, there's no shock, then, that I crave oat bars in autumn and winter!

These oat bars, with the soft oat flour base, rich pumpkin puree and flakes of rolled oats across the top, are a perfect pumpkin/oat sandwich. They're gluten free, made from oat flour which makes them surprisingly soft! Easy to whip up, and requiring minimal effort or time, you can make a batch of these as soon as you get up on Saturday morning and nibble them throughout the day. Or, do like I do, and make up a batch for breakfasts for the entire week.

Three gluten free pumpkin oat bars, perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast! From

Friday, November 21, 2014

Roasted Potato Medley with Cranberries & Pecans {Contributor Post}

Liven up your Thanksgiving side dishes with this gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly potato medley!
Roasted Potato Medley with Cranberries & Pecans; #glutenfree #vegan and #vegetarian from Dizzy, Busy & Hungry for

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Roasted Potato Medley with Cranberries & Pecans Thanksgiving Side Dish

Hello to all of Anyonita's wonderful readers! This is Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry, back again to share another recipe with all of you! This time of year, as we approach the holidays, I am always on the lookout for really great side dishes to serve at holiday dinners. They must be easy, delicious, and elegant, so that they don't make me crazy with lots of fancy ingredients or instructions, yet they make my dinner guests feel like I went all out for them!

This potato dish is one of my favorites. The potatoes turn out slightly crispy on the outside, and nice and tender on the inside. The garlic salt and cranberries play perfectly off one another, with just the right amount of saltiness and sweetness combined in each bite. The pecans add a nice crunch, and the parsley contributes some color as well as another layer of savory flavor. This dish is a hit every time I serve it!