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Salt and Pepper Sweet Potato Fries

By Alisa Fleming Makes 6 servings Free of: Gluten and all top allergens. Ingredients 21/2 lbs (1.15 kg) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick sticks 3 tbsp grapeseed or canola oil 1 1/2 tsp sugar 1 1/2 tsp salt, plus additional to taste 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus additional to taste […]

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Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

By Cybele Pascal Makes: 6 servings Free of: gluten and all top allergens Ingredients 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp chili powder 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) + 2 tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice (3 limes) 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) + 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for brushing salt and black […]

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“Buttermilk” Oven-Fried Chicken

By Cybele Pascal Oven-baked chicken is much lower in fat, but the skin never fully crisps like deep-fried chicken. The solution: remove the skin – cutting fat even further. This allows the chicken to better absorb the marinade, for the breading to adhere to the surface, and it creates a much better texture when served at room temperature or cold. Serves 4 […]

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Spring Vegetables and Pancetta with Quinoa Penne

Serves 4 Free of: Gluten and all top allergens. Ingredients 1 package quinoa penne pasta, freshly cooked 1 2-inch thick slice of pancetta, diced* 1 cup each sugar snaps, snow peas, broccoli florets 1 each, red and yellow pepper, diced 1 small bunch basil, chopped 1/4 cup chives, chopped salt and pepper Method In a large sauté […]

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Arugula & Watercress Salad

Arugula & Watercress Salad

Serves 4-6 Free of: gluten and all top allergens. Ingredients 1 bunch arugula, washed 1 bunch watercress, washed 1 cup (250 mL) red seedless grapes, halved 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh lime juice 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil 1 tbsp coarse sea salt 2 green onions, sliced Method Heat oven to 300° F. Place […]

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Roast beef salad

Shaved Roast Beef and Horseradish Salad

SERVES 4-6 Free of: Gluten and top allergens Ingredients 2 lb (1 kg) outside-round beef roast (or similar lean cut) 2 tbsp each of fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cracked black pepper, salt and finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced 1/4 cup (60 mL) horseradish (Look for allergen-free, GF brand) 1/2 cup (120 mL) mayonnaise […]

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Serves 4-6 Free of: Gluten and all top allergens. Ingredients 6 zucchinis, halved lengthwise 2 tbsp olive oil 2 shallots, diced 1 bunch garlic scapes, chopped 1 large red pepper, seeded and diced 1 cup (250 mL) fresh parsley, chopped 1 red chili, seeded and finely diced 1/2 cup (125 mL) non-dairy alternative shreds or Parmesan […]

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Alisa’s Easy Dairy-Free ‘Cheesy’ Sauce

By Alisa Fleming Those of us living dairy-free have many more options with the advent of tasty store-bought alternative cheese shreds. Just employ a light hand on pizza, since dairy-free cheese can overwhelm if used in excess. Melting ability may also vary. Check your pizza at least 5 minutes before it is fully cooked, and if the cheese alternative […]

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Allergy-Friendly ‘Cheesy’ Pepperoni Pizza with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Creative tricks put this delicious favorite back on the diary-free and gluten-free menu.  By Alisa Fleming  Makes one 12 inch pizza Free of: Gluten and all top allergens. Years ago I learned the wonders of gluten-free pizza from the great Carol Fenster in her book, Cooking Free*.  Since that time, I’ve experimented with several variations of her classic crusts; this adapted […]

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Massaged Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Citrus

By Alisa Fleming Free of: gluten and all top allergens Kale is notoriously tough and a touch bitter, but massaging the leaves for just a few minutes makes them deliciously tender and mild. The dressing is light in flavor, but when combined with the bright sweet and sour notes of the fresh fruit, it really […]

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