Category Archives: Low/Med-Oxalate

Spring Violet Fairy Cakes {dairy-free}

Spring Violet Fairy Cakes {dairy-free}

In celebration of this 1st Day of May, also known as May Day, the midway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice, I foraged some little wild violets that were growing in our backyard to make the icing for these little fairy cakes.  The violets have a lovely sweet/piquant fragrance, and they lend… Continue Reading

Lemon Budino {gluten-free, dairy-free}

Lemon Budino {gluten-free, dairy-free}

The word “budino” was unknown to me until a couple of years ago when I visited a restaurant in Portland, Oregon and saw “Meyer Lemon Budino” on their dessert menu.  I ordered it out of curiosity (and love of lemon desserts) and was very happy to discover that it was a light custard with a… Continue Reading

Coconut Cake with Chocolate Ganache {gluten-free, dairy-free}

Coconut Cake with Chocolate Ganache {gluten-free, dairy-free}

This recipe almost seems like magic, the way that the shredded coconut combines with a few other ingredients to create a rich, flavourful cake with a moist crumb.  An advantage of this cake is that it doesn’t use any flour, which seems to be in very short supply these days…most people seem to be leaving… Continue Reading

Crunchy Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Crunchy Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

This is my favourite way to eat Brussels Sprouts; they’re not squishy or sulphury tasting, just crisp with a bit of caramelized browning on them from being sautéed in a hot pan. Being cut into small slivers helps them cook quickly, so they don’t become overdone. I add shallots for their mellow, toasty flavour, and… Continue Reading

Polenta Soldiers {gluten-free}

Polenta Soldiers {gluten-free}

I’ve been making these polenta soldiers for quite a while, but just thought today to share the recipe. It’s easy to cook up, and makes a nice change from toast. Prepared this way, the polenta is crispy and salty and tastes great dipped into a boiled egg (or over easy with tomatoes). Continue Reading

Apricots with Yogurt and Honey Orange Flower Syrup

Apricots with Yogurt and Honey Orange Flower Syrup

About a year ago, I purchased Diana Henry’s cookbook, “A Change of Appetite”. I’ve been wanting to make her Yogurt with Honeyed Saffron Syrup, Almonds, and Apricot Compote ever since I first saw it in the book, but somehow I only just got around to it now. I’m really sorry that I didn’t make it… Continue Reading

Whole Grain Sourdough Einkorn Bread

Whole Grain Sourdough Einkorn Bread

My sourdough bread experiment has come to fruition tonight with my first-ever einkorn sourdough loaf! The whole process of creating the sourdough starter was quite fascinating, and also pretty fun. At first I thought my starter was going funky because it bubbled up like crazy the first two days, and smelled a bit like old… Continue Reading