My Recipe Box/Cooking Tips/Gluten Free Toronto

These recipes go back to when I first started collecting recipes that I had tried and liked. I have not converted all of them to gluten free.


Low Carb Coconut Flour Pancakes
Raspberry Pancakes
Sour Cream Pancakes with Blueberry Compote
French Toast Cinnamon Pancakes

Malaysian Coconut Curry Shrimp
Mulligatawny Soup chicken
Asian Meatball Soup
Cream of Chicken Soup
Broccoli Soup
Lazy Tomato Soup
Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Pork Stock
No Cream of Celery Soup

Potato Salad Blender Dressing
Honey Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette
Caesar Salad Dressing
Kale and Brussels Srpouts Salad
Ploughman's Salad
Creamy Dijon Potato Salad
Magic Pan Salad Dressing goes way back to the 80s


Hummus chickpeas
Hummus  chickpeas
Tzatziki John's recipe
Onion Cheese Ball John;s recipe
Shrimp Dipping Sauce originally from New York City 1980s Beefsteak Charlie's
Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces
Layered Nacho Dip long time family favourite
Pate chicken
Apple Caramel Dip

Stuffed Flank Steak Mom's recipe
Gingered Beef with Peppers John cooked this
Ginger Beef (2018)
Beef and Pork Meatloaf
Beef and Lamb Greek Meat Pies
GREEK MEAT PIE - Kreatopita
Meatloaf with Spinach
Beef Skewers
Impossible Cheeseburger Pie
Cabbage Rolls

Buffalo Chicken Bites
Sticky Chicken better and quicker than the next recipe
Sticky Chicken
Oven Fried Chicken
Easy Chicken Mozzarella
Spanish Stew Chicken Thighs with Chorizo
Jambalaya from NOLA with sausage and shrimp
Cabbage and Chicken Stew
Citrus Chicken with Peppers
Chicken Divan my sister's recipe from the 80s
Chicken a la Orange my mother's recipe
Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Arugula Salad
Spicy Chicken Kabobs with Blue Cheese Dip
Ultimate Chicken Fingers
Buffalo Chicken Wings - Deep Fryer

Squash and Turkey Bake
Turkey Meatloaf

Shepherd's Pie
Greek Meat Pies NOT gluten free but could use lettuce/endive
Lemon Lamb Chops
Shoulder Lamb Chops
Teriyaki Orange Lamb Chops
Sunday Dinner Lamb
Lamb Shanks in Guinness
Shepherd;s Pie

Pork Stew with Beer
Roast Pork Belly
Slow Cooker Ribs John thinks these are the best ribs ever!
Pork Piccata
Braised Pork Chops with Cabbage and Red Potatoes
Pulled Pork also been around for a long time
Pork Meatloaf with Apple and Sage

Dumplings NOT gluten free
Steamed Dumplings NOT gluten free
Ground Pork with Green Beans use siracha seasme seeds lemon
Moo Shu Pork perfect with leftover roast pork
Pork Double Cooked
Sweet and Sour Pork NEW 2018
Chicken Wings
Sweet and Sour Chicken with Bok Choy
Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
Ginger Beef excellent and quick
Sweet and Sour Stir fry
Beef and Veggie Stir Fry
Thai Beef Koftas
Asian Chicken Wraps P.F. Chang's copycat

Koftas appetizer or lunch meatless
Butter Chicken
Pork Vindaloo with Tumeric Cabbage

Aloo Gobi
Onion Bhajis

Fajitas  can be vegetarian, fish, beef, chicken, pork, lamb


Pork and Beef
Greek meatballs - veal
Thai Meatballs
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Turkey Meatballs
Pork and Beef Meatballs for spaghetti - John's recipe

Seared Scallops with Lemon
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Shrimp on the Barbie
Shrimp Creole
Imperial Shrimps
Cilantro Lime Honey Salmon with mayo
Shrimp Aquachile
Teriyaki Salmon
Crispy Salmon with Butter
Maple Glazed Salmon
Shrimp and Kielbasa Jambalaya 2
Shrimp and Kielbasa Jambalaya
Citrus Snapper with Dukkah Spiced Greens

Carbonara with pancetta
Penne with Vodka Sauce
Bolognese Sauce with veal been making it since 1999
Mushroom Bolognese Vegan GF from a Longo's cooking class we took
Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce
Beef Pork Bolognese Sauce NEW 2018 and better than the above


Parmesan Balsamic Asparagus with tomatoes and mushrooms
Steamed Lemon Broccoli
Golden Crusted Brussels Sprouts
Braised Red Cabbage
Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Roasted Cauliflower
Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers great for lunch
Sauteed Kale
Irish (Mushy) Peas
English Mushy Peas
Sauteed Mushrooms
Roasted Mushrooms
Mushroom Risotto from an LCBO cooking class
Broccoli and Cheese Smashed Potatoes
Broccoli Fritters great for lunch
Au Gratin Potatoes long time favourite
French Fries - Deep Fryer
Spanakopitas spinach
Colcannon Mom's recipe

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
Cauliflower "Fried Rice" with Ginger and Soy
Sausage Stuffing

Garlic Butter


Crema di Latte
Sticky Date Pudding
Blueberry Pear Cobbler
Dirt Pie
Lemon Mousse quickest most delicious dessert
Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse no bake

Lemon Curd
Salted Caramel

ICE CREAM updated Sept 2018
Fresh Raspberry
Frozen Berries


Eclairs have not made

Quiche long time favourite
Mini Gorgonzola Cranberry tarts

Sour Cream Maple Banana Cake
Raspberry Cheese Coffee Cake
Raspberry Yogurt Cake
Lemon Loaf very lemony
Coffee Coffee Cake
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Hummingbird Cake
Coconut and Carrot Bread

Black Bean Brownies
Coconut Chocolate and Peanut Butter Squares Longo's cooking class

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Coconut Flour Cranberry Lemon Muffins (grain-free & sugar-free)
Morning Glory Muffins

Mexican Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies
Loaded Cowboy Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Rich Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Three Ingredient Macaroons

3 Step No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cashew Bars
Date Squares

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Raspberry Cheesecake
Cheesecake Brownies
Chocolate Cheesecake with Sour Cream Icing
Lemon Cheesecake

Apple Cheddar Quick Bread great with stews
Cheesy Dilly Bread
Onion Herb Bread
Mozzarella Bread
Sweet Potato Bread Against The Grain
High Fiber Sandwich Bread Against The Grain

Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits not gluten free
Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits Gluten Free
Rosemary Yogurt Biscuits
Yorkshire Pudding
Jalapeno Biscuits Against The Grain

Banana Bread
Cream Cheese Banana Bread
Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread
Orange Yogurt Loaf
Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake I added cranberries and used a loaf pan
Orange Cranberry Loaf
Cinnamon Buns
Lemon Blueberry Loaf
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Pineapple Banana Bread
Cinnamon Spice Applesauce Bread
Pumpkin Apple Harvest Bread
Pina Colada Quick Bread
Maple Earl Grey Tea Cake
Crustless Blueberry Pie

Gluten Free Pizza Crust
Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pastry Mix EXCELLENT

Pretzel Rolls no breadmaker required
Breadmaker Pretzel Rolls

Blueberry Scones

Strawberry Jam breadmaker
Breadmaker Jam

Mulled Wine


Gluten Free Eating in Toronto my Pinterest page
Whisked Bakery - doesn't allow pinning

If you use coconut flour you will have to use a LOT of eggs.
But you can substitute with yogurt or cream cheese and we always have a lot of those.

1 egg is roughly 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons/60g/2oz) so you need to replace that volume in your recipe. Your egg substitute needs to equal the amount of egg you are leaving out.
Mashed Banana
Silken Tofu
Ground Flax Seed mixed with water
Yogurt (dairy free or regular)
Sweetened Condensed Milk

Chickpea flour: High in protein, chickpea flour works both as a binder and leavener and, in my opinion, one of the best natural egg replacers for baked goods such as scones, cookies, and biscotti. To substitute: mix 3 tablespoons of chickpea flour with 3 tablespoons of water for each egg, until thick and creamy. Chickpea flour can be found in most health stores or bulk sections of well-stocked grocery stores.

Fruit & Veggie Puree – This includes apple sauce, banana, pumpkin, and sweet potato puree. Purees work as binders and thickeners and are perfect for moist, dense, baked goods such as muffins, doughnuts, and quick breads. To substitute: add 3 tablespoons of puree for each egg.
Note: purees do not add leavening properties and in some cases make batter denser. When using, add about 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to the recipe to help with leavening. 

Use 1 1/2 Tablespoon sourcream (or one heaped Tablespoon) in the place of one egg. Beat in air when you add the sourcream just like you would with the egg.

Flax seeds & Chia Seeds – Great for most baked goods such as muffins, breads, and cookies, flax and chia seeds are amazing plant-based egg replacers. They add many health benefits to your baked goods, without adding additional flavor. To substitute, blend 1 tablespoon of flax or chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water until mixture is thick and creamy. Flax and chia seeds can be found in most grocery stores and should be stored tightly wrapped in the freezer.


Use mason lids to shape eggs.

Use coconut milk instead of chicken broth in soup recipes. This is especially handy if you need to make a vegetarian recipe.


amount, in cups (c)
⅛ cup
¼ cup
⅓ cup
⅜ cup
½ cup
⅝ cup
⅔ cup
¾ cup
⅞ cup
1 cup
amount, in grams (g)
30 g
55 g
75 g
85 g
115 g
140 g
150 g
170 g
195 g
225 g
amount, in ounces (oz)
1 oz
2 oz
2.6 oz
3 oz
4 oz
5 oz
5.3 oz
6 oz
6.9 oz
7.9 oz

Melt butter in microwave and brush it on the bread once it is toasted. No more holes in your bread as you try to butter it.

Grate frozen/cold butter to quickly get to room temperature.

Put the measured butter in a baggie and run it under hot water to melt it.

Recipes always call for two tablespoons of tomato paste and then you are stuck with the rest of the can. I used to either put the rest in an ice cube tray or else freeze it by tablespoon on a cookie sheet and then store it in a baggie.

An even better way once you have taken what you need is to remove the lid from the bottom, push the paste towards the top and then freeze. Once frozen you can simply cut it into portions and freeze in a baggie.

To prevent fresh parsley from spoiling before I get a chance to use it all, I place washed sprigs in an ice cube tray, then fill the tray with water. After the cubes are frozen, I store them in a freezer bag. This makes it easy to pull out as many as needed and drop them in soups and stews. I think this work work for most herbs.

Use the leftover condiments that are too good to throw out. Add water or stock to them and use in soups, meat loafs or even pour over a roast.

Need a seasoning for a stir fry? Use Italian bottled salad dressing.

Ends of vegetables go into a baggie to add to soups. Even cooked vegetables such as leftover mashed potatoes can be saved to be used and as an added bonus they thicken the soup.

Use a turkey carcass to make the stock for the next holiday dinner. It cuts down on the work on the day and makes for a much tastier gravy.

Fruit flies? Put some apple cider vinegar into a bowl. Cover the top tightly with plastic wrap. Punch a few holes into the top of the wrap with a knife and set it near to where you are having the fruit fly problem.

Stale bread makes great croutons. Mix the stale cut up bread with various flavoured oils and some garlic and roast. They can them be frozen.

Storing flour in the freezer keeps the bugs out if you have the room.

Put a bay leaf in an opened bag of flour - it will keep the bugs away.

A crockpot is a great way to serve something at a buffet. I always take mine to my sister's for Christmas dinner. I make the mashed potatoes ahead of time and then use the crockpot to heat them up and serve.

When using eggs it helps to bring them to room temperature. But if you haven't planned in advance then there is a quick tip to help; you can put the eggs in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to gently take off the chill out.

Freeze a lemon if you are going to need grated lemon peel for a recipe, it is much easier.

Baking without eggs

AND for cleaning up:

Spray Cleaner

1 16 oz empty spray bottle
2 T white vinegar
3 drops of liquid dish washing soap

Fill bottle with water almost to the top, add vinegar and liquid soap. Top with spray assembly, secure tightly. Turn bottle over about 10 times to mix the vinegar and liquid soap with the water without creating suds.

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