2-3 Tablespoons bacon fat 6 – 8 stalks of celery, finely diced 1” knob fresh ginger, finely diced 3 chicken breasts, cubed into about 1/2” pieces 4 cups button mushrooms Salt, non-iodized, and pepper (believe it or not, you need to be careful to avoid corn, and even wheat or soy) 2 cups…(Read More)

While researching another topic (corn-content status of saccharin, to be exact), I stumbled upon an article in a gluten-free site that discusses the challenge of corn content in gluten-free food products that can create issues for unsuspecting gluten avoiders. Here’s the key paragraph that stopped me in my surfing: As a…(Read More)

Picture of the ingredients in Best Fruit Jelly Ever: fruit juice measured out into a glass measuring cup, a package of agar agar with 1/2 teaspoon measured out and resting on top of the package, and 1/4 cup of cane sugar measured out into a dry measuring cup, all sitting on a green kitchen counter.

Beautiful, flavourful — and vegan! — jelly is much easier to make than you might think, and it only needs four ingredients plus two minutes of boiling time! Enjoy…(Read More)

How to ensure that this delicious, linked recipe for Almond Thumbprint Cookies are free of wheat and corn, even though they might appear to be so from a quick read…the ingredients you choose are very, very important…(Read More)

A collection of ingredients used to make oyster sauce: chicken broth, sea salt, oysters, clam juice, wheat-free/alcohol-free soy sauce, gingerroot

Oyster Sauce


Homemade oyster sauce is actually really easy to make, once you find the right ingredients. Just need about 45 minutes to let it simmer, so if you need it in tonight’s dish, you need to plan ahead a bit…(Read More)

Picture of the completed dish, Tofu and Bok Choi, served over rice vermicelli noodles and served in a blue bowl, with chopsticks stuck into the side.

Tofu and Bok Choi


A quick and tasty Asian-style dish, Tofu and Bok Choi makes a bit of a mess in the kitchen because of the prep work needed, but it cooks up fast and feels like comfort food as it goes down…(Read More)

Summary: We love it at YEW Seafood Restaurant in the Four Seasons, Vancouver, and regularly enjoy tasty meals that respect our special needs. However, it’s not quite as cheap as a burger at the drive-through…of course! Full Review: “Consistently good, even for someone with many allergies!” Reviewed Feb 18, 2016 We’ve…(Read More)

Here is my review on TripAdvisor for Notch8 in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Summary: Can’t recommend for people with special dietary needs. Here’s what I said: “We won’t eat here again” Reviewed Feb 18, 2016 After loving Griffin’s for several years, we were really excited about the do…(Read More)