Living Gluten Free in New Brunswick

I should have posted this before but forgot.  😀  I went to Cavendish, PEI this summer and was pleasantly surprised to find a great gluten-free restaurant.  We had supper there the first night and breakfast the next morning.  Chez Yvonne’s has a great choice of gluten-free meals and best of all … tastes great!

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I just ate the best gluten free pizza that I have had in a long time.  It is made with quinoa and very simple to make.  The recipe calls for goat cheese but I used cheddar which was all I had in the house.  I definitely will be making it again.  Here is the link to the recipe.  Thanks to my good friend Sue for trying it and letting me know how good it is.  😀

The Ultimate Quinoa Pizza Crust



                              Gluten Free Candy for Easter 2015



I watched a show recently about how popular a Gluten-Free diet is now and all the products that are available, I believe it was Marketplace.  They mentioned shampoo and that it shouldn’t cause a problem for those who are gluten-free.  Well, I disagree with that remark.  Not long after I became gluten-free, I was feeling very good, no nausea, diarrhea, etc.  All of a sudden I started feeling a lot of nausea again.  I was puzzled because I knew I had not eaten any gluten.  I started checking and rechecking labels on everything I ate.  I started thinking about any new products I had started using lately.  Having just changed my shampoo, I decided to check the label … sure enough, it had WHEAT.  I stopped using it right away and in a couple days I was again nausea-free.  That, for me, was a confirmation that gluten in shampoo can affect a Celiac.  I don’t know how it does, but it does and no one can convince me that it doesn’t because I experienced it.  Heck, just breathing in flour when baking something for my husband caused me to be sick and I was very careful to not let the flour fly around, I believe I had even used a mask.  So, my advice, don’t take a chance on using shampoo with gluten.  😀


Super Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

(from Kraft Peanut Butter)

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 30 min

Makes: 12

1 cup KRAFT Peanut Butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

PREHEAT oven to 325º F. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg.

ROLL into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with fork.

BAKE 15 min (Do not overbake.)

Let stand on baking sheets 5 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Jazz It Up … Personalize the dough by adding 1/2 cup raisins or chopped, dried cranberries or apricots to the dough before rolling into balls.

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Here is a recipe that I found online when I first went gluten-free.  It was developed by Jules Shepard a gluten-free cookbook author.  She now sells a version of this flour on her website … Jules Gluten-Free.

Here also is a video of Jules making a larger batch of this recipe … Create A Gluten-free Flour Mixture by Jules Shepard.

This flour has worked in every normal recipe I have tried so far.  Enjoy!  ㋡


1 cup rice flour

1 cup potato starch (not potato flour)

1 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup corn flour

1/2 cup tapioca flour (or tapioca starch)

4 teaspoons xanthan gum


Mix all ingredients together; store in an airtight container. Use, cup for cup, in recipes that call for normal all-purpose flour (except for bread unfortunately).

NOTE:  I usually make a double batch of the flour.



Gluten-Free Candy 2014

Click on the link above to see a list of gluten-free candy options for 2014.  Remember to check the labels for ingredients.

Happy Halloween!



Have you checked out Jane’s GlutenFree Facebook page?  You just may find a great gluten free recipe.  I just saw one for rolls that I am going to try.  If you don’t already know, Jane’s GlutenFree is a great gluten free store in Moncton.


I went to Pizza Delight for my birthday this evening and discovered that they now have a gluten free dessert … a Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Cheesecake.  It was delicious!!  The waitress even put a candle on it for me.  😀



“The Gluten Free Diet” blog is great for those Celiacs or Gluten Intolerants who live in Quebec.  Check it out.  It has information, recipes, and a list of gluten free restaurants in Quebec … also good for those of us travelling in Quebec.  Click on the link below to check out the site.

Gluten free – Product list – Foods – Recipes – RestaurantsThe Gluten Free Diet.