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Grilled Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings

Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings

Posted on May 4, 2018

Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings cooked on the barbecue. A favourite Happy Hour food that is welcome wherever people gather. Don’t default to wings out of a box. Gather on a deck ...

Meatballs in Almond Sauce served as an appetizer with toothpicks

Meatballs in Almond Sauce

Posted on October 13, 2017

These Meatballs in Almond Sauce are an everyday dinner in my house but when I’m invited to a party I know I can take them and they’ll be a hit. Everyone lov...

Gluten Free Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste

Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste

Posted on December 23, 2016

Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste is a much loved tapa. In Spanish cuisine tapas refer to a variety of appetizers or snacks that can be simple like this cheese ...

Gluten Free Banderillas are tapas, the little dishes of Spain.

Spanish Banderillas

Posted on November 18, 2016

Do you like tapas? These little banderillas are a tapa, the Spanish version of hors d’oeuvres. The name banderilla comes from the colourful, barbed darts use...

A plate with three gluten free Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates.

Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

Posted on November 4, 2016

Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates are always a winning appetizer. They fall into the popular and much loved category of bacon wrapped anything. Pile...

Gluten Free Calamari with ancho chile mayo and lime salt

Calamari with Ancho Chile Mayo

Posted on September 23, 2016

Making calamari at home can be a fun thing to do with family or friends. It is a popular appetizer on restaurant menus and even kids love it. Making calamari gluten free is eas...

Gluten free coconut shrimp with a twist of lemon.

Coconut Shrimp

Posted on August 12, 2016

Gluten free Coconut Shrimp makes a terrific appetizer any time of year. Although I am more likely to be cooking something on the barbecue in the summer when it...

Skewers of Shrimp on the Barbie with pancetta and grilled lemons.

Shrimp on the Barbie

Posted on July 1, 2016

When planning our vacation to Australia I decided I would post Shrimp on the Barbie. My Australian friend confirmed that in the land down under they re...

Gluten Free Grilled Shrimp Martini served on a dock.

Grilled Shrimp Martini

Posted on April 8, 2016

This naturally gluten free Grilled Shrimp Martini is worth the effort. Sure you can skip half the steps and make a decent appetizer. You can serve it in a marti...

A serving platter of Smoked Salmon Pate and Belgian Endive

Smoked Salmon Pate

Posted on January 1, 2016

A spectacular platter of Smoked Salmon Pate surrounded by Belgian endive leaves is perfect for any holiday party. For any special occasion I alwa...

An oversized martini glass filled with Pomegranate Pear Guacamole.

Pomegranate Pear Guacamole

Posted on December 18, 2015

This is not just any guacamole, this is Pomegranate Pear Guacamole. Piled high in an oversized martini glass, sprinkled with brilliant red pomegranate seeds thi...

A dish of Gluten Free Warm Cranberry Dip

Warm Cranberry Dip

Posted on November 1, 2015

Warm Cranberry Dip is ideal for impromptu entertaining or a pot luck event. It is naturally gluten free and has only six ingredients. It is a surprisingly delic...

A plate with gluten free crab quesadillas with a drizzle of chipotle mayo

Crab Quesadillas

Posted on October 15, 2015

Everyone loves a gooey, cheesy quesadilla, in this case crab quesadillas. A cheesy filling sandwiched between corn or flour tortillas and fried...what's not to like. Topped wit...

Squares of gluten free smoked salmon sushi pizza

Smoked Salmon Sushi Pizza

Posted on October 14, 2015

This is a Smoked Salmon Sushi Pizza recipe, a nice easy way to serve sushi for those not inclined to take on the task of buying sushi mats and hand rolling indivi...

A bowl of homemade, gluten free tomatillo guacamole.

Tomatillo Guacamole

Posted on October 13, 2015

Tomatillo guacamole made with tequila, yes please! This summer my 15-year-old son took a sudden interest in making guacamole and wanted to create his favourite recipe. So I dug...

Pork and Shrimp on Lemongrass Skewers

Pork and Shrimp Lemongrass Skewers

Posted on October 12, 2015

These Pork and Shrimp Lemongrass Skewers are an all time favourite in my house. We call this Jim’s Thai Stick. 

Many years ago I attended a Thai coo...

A dish of gluten free lemony hummus topped with a drizzle of olive oil

Lemony Hummus

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This Lemony Hummus is a favourite of mine. Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas and this Middle Eastern dip is now ubiquitous in the North American diet. Who has no...

Vegetable and Dip Christmas tree

Vegetable and Dip Christmas Tree

Posted on October 11, 2015

During the holiday season every table has room for a veggie and dip tray so why not make this easy, festive looking Vegetable and Dip Christmas Tree.  It is d...

A dish of Gluten Free Avocado Chipotle Sauce with grilled shrimp.

Avocado Chipotle Sauce

Posted on October 7, 2015

This delicious Avocado Chipotle Sauce is not guacamole. It can be scooped into nacho chips and eaten standing up. Sure, you can call it guacamole. I’m just ...

gluten free grilled lamb souvlaki on circular skewers with lemon.

Grilled Lamb Souvlaki

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This Grilled Lamb Souvlaki reminds me of Greece. I am often inspired to cook by memories of my own travels. Greece is a beautiful, sun-drenched country of islands and just the thou...

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