Nut Free Carrot Cake

Nut free carrot cake is made using apple sauce for a dense and moist cake! Served with cream cheese frosting and perfect for coffee or dessert.

September is like a seasonal limbo here in Berlin. One day it’s fresh and perfect for comfy socks and a big sweater. The next day it’s sweltering and back to wearing as little clothes as possible. The same goes for the cooking. One day you buy lots of ingredients for soup then it’s 30°C the next day and soup no longer sounds like the last thing you want to eat. There is, however, one thing that can bring happiness to this jumble of when-will-fall-finally-arrive emotion, and that is Carrot Cake!

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9 Fall Comfort Foods

Fall Comfort food from spicy vegetarian chili to maple bacon donuts!

Is it Fall yet? Fall is my favourite season from comfy socks to hearty soups it’s 100% coziness 😀 That’s why this month I’m teaming up with some awesome Canadian food bloggers to bring you recipes celebrating the the change of season! If you are interested in joining our foodie adventures you can find us under the hashtag #CANRecipe.  Continue reading

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Spicy vegetarian chili is perfect for warming up on a cold fall day. Pair this vegetarian chili with rice or over nachos!

Spicy vegetarian chili holds a special place in my heart because it’s the first thing I ever cooked for my hubby! If you’ve read my allergy love story, you will know that our first date ended in the hospital due to an anaphylactic reaction (sesame). We were college students, and it was a pretty scary experience not only for us but also for our friends. They were incredibly supportive after my reaction, and even came to pick us up at the hospital. As a thank you for taking care of me, I decided to prepare an allergy friendly vegetarian meal, featuring spicy vegetarian chili.  Continue reading

Raspberry Chocolate Crunch

Raspberry Chocolate Crunch is free from the top 8 allergens and gluten! It's a sweet crunchy treat with a touch of fruitiness from the raspberries.

I was back home in Canada for a couple of weeks and took the opportunity to check out all the awesome allergy friendly brands we don’t get in Germany. One that I was excited to try was Enjoy Life. I was happy to see their chocolate chips at lots of big grocery stores and even some smaller organic and whole food places. Naturally, I had to get a bag and give them a try.  Continue reading

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Oatmeal raisin muffins make a great breakfast or snack. Made with oats, whole wheat and coconut oil these muffins are packed with yumminess.

Oh, oatmeal raisin muffins how I have missed you! You see, I don’t own any muffin tins. But I was back in Canada for two weeks, which meant I was taking full advantage of my parent’s pimped kitchen. I have a tiny kitchen, whereas my mom works as a chef for Miele, so hers is bad @$$. She also has every gadget a gal could dream of including muffin tins!  Continue reading

Asparagus Potato Salad

Asparagus Potato Salad is made with baby potatoes and a light honey dijon vinaigrette. Perfect for a summer BBQ! Top 8 Allergen Free.

Are you a creamy potato salad or a vinegar potato salad person? That my friends is the big question of the day! I am a non-creamy gal, probably because most mayos are not allergy friendly, so creamy was never really possible.  Continue reading

Whole Wheat Buns

Whole wheat buns are soft, dense, and make the perfect hamburger bun! Plus they only take an hour to make start to finish.

Once you try these whole wheat buns, you will never go back to buying buns again! They are a little labour intensive but worth every second of work. Soft, dense, a little sweet, these whole wheat buns are a hit with everyone!  Continue reading

Salmon Patties (Gluten free)

Salmon patties are made using frozen salmon, so you get the fresh salmon flavour without breaking the bank. They are also delicious as salmon burgers!

Salmon patties! I love salmon, but not what it does to my wallet. Luckily these salmon patties are delicious, and they are made with frozen salmon, which means you won’t be bankrupt at the end of the meal. Win win!  Continue reading

Thoughts on food allergies in pop culture

Food allergies in pop culture

Lately, food allergies have been taking a beating in pop culture, from Ricky Gervais to the Today Show we are making headlines!

But this isn’t a new phenomenon. Food allergies have come up in movies and shows since at least the 80s, Revenge of The Nerds (1984). Come to think of it the only cool character I can remember who had food allergies from a film or tv show is Hitch (2005). It’s funny and concerning that he is drinking Benadryl with a straw. Continue reading

Mom’s Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bar recipe & learn more about tree nut allergy friendly custard! All opinions in this post are my own. This is not a sponsored post. 

Nanaimo bars are a dessert made of chocolate graham cracker crust, custard and chocolate

Nanaimo bars are as Canadian 🇨🇦 as it gets when it comes to treats! Maybe the butter tart comes very close. But for me, nothing says summer quite like the delicious sugar high of a Nanaimo bar! They are a full on sweet, chocolate, custard attack!

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