Category Archives: Traditional

Einkorn Flour Sandwich Bread

Einkorn Flour Sandwich Bread

The first time I noticed einkorn flour at the grocery store, I just assumed it was like spelt; another ancient grain wheat variation. After a bit of research, I discovered that it is, in fact, wheat – however, it is the original wheat, the grain that existed before being hybridized by humans. According to information… Continue Reading

Panisse

Panisse

Yet another chickpea flour recipe! This recipe, also popular in France, originally hails from Italy; I was surprised to learn that chickpeas have been eaten in the Mediterranean area since at least 7000 BC: “Chickpea, one of the oldest cultivated pulses in the Near East. Chickpeas were grown in Palestine by 8000 BC. They had… Continue Reading

Zimtsterne – Gluten-Free Cookies

Zimtsterne – Gluten-Free Cookies

I was browsing David Lebovitz’s site today, and I came across his post on Zimtsterne; delicious looking star-shaped cinnamon cookies which he buys from “Stohrer, Paris’ oldest pastry shop”.  He didn’t have a recipe on the site, but one of the commenters, someone named Alisa, had posted a German recipe with her comment.  So I… Continue Reading

Traditional Rice Pudding {gluten-free, with Vegan option}

Traditional Rice Pudding {gluten-free, with Vegan option}

Lately I’ve become more and more interested in the history of my favourite foods; where they originated, how long they’ve been around, etc.  My mother often used to make a delicious baked rice pudding when I was young, so I’ve wanted to find out more about  the origins of this dessert.  It appears that it… Continue Reading

Crêpes {gluten-free}

Crêpes {gluten-free}

The first time I can remember having crêpes was quite a few years ago when my mother made a batch of Crêpes Suzette from an old cookbook she had. Of course, I was hooked… Since that happy day, crêpes have been a regular in our rotation for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners…I think I make crêpes… Continue Reading