Lavender & Lemon Cupcakes

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Today I took the time to bake some Lavender Cupcakes using the Wholesome Chow mix, which I found at Winners. This baking mix is quite easy to make, as all I added was almond milk, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and oil & it is also wheat, soy, egg, nut and dairy-free! This mix has me OBSESSED. I have to be honest – I’m obsessed with anything containing lavender, but these surpassed my expectations.  The light and enjoyable flavour of lavender is so delicious, and the cupcakes are so moist for being gluten-free! I am very impressed, and will definitely be on the lookout for more of these mixes to try!
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I decided to make a lemon glaze, as I love mixing the flavours of lavender and lemon together. After I dribbled on the glaze, (consisting of lemon juice, icing sugar, sugar, almond milk, and vegan margarine), I grated some lemon on top for some extra zest. It really enhanced the lavender and added something extra delicious to the cupcake!
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– Tiara

Glutino Twinkle Sprinkle Cakes

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I always laugh when I compare my baking with the photos of what it’s supposed to look like… the sprinkles melted ok!? At least they still taste delicious! I used Glutino’s seasonal Twinkle Sprinkle Cake mix, however their muffin mix would also work just as well!

I just followed the easy instructions and replaced butter with vegan margarine and milk with Silk almond milk. As a general rule with gluten-free baking, I always add a bit more moisture to the mix. In this case I added a little more almond milk. (Also, if you do choose to use vegan margarine, it will not fluff up when mixed, so skip this step and add all liquid ingredients and mix well)! I also added 3/4 cup of raspberries and crushed up 1/4 cup of coconut flakes. I would highly recommend adding fruit, nuts and/or coconut flakes to these mixes, it makes them at least 10x better!
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I received this mix from Glutino, all opinions are my own.

Snack on!

– Tiara

Quick Snack Satisfaction

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Healthy Snacking, who has the time right? Well now you have no excuses with this delicious and easy to make gluten and dairy-free snack! All you need is:
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– Rice Thins
– Spinach
– Chicken
– Toppings: capers, dried dill, greek seasoning & pepper.
You can customize these with basically anything that you have in the fridge, and with any spices that you would prefer. And for all those non-lactose intolerant people out there, please pile on the cheese. Great for a snack or appetizer!
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I received these pretzels from Glutino, all opinions are my own.

Snack on!
– Tiara

Garden Fresh Salad with a Little Crunch

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Finally, that rewarding time when your garden starts to give back! I’m going to show you how to make one of my favourite salads, and it tastes even better using garden fresh ingredients! Growing mint is so easy you can even grow it indoors! I love adding Glutino’s sesame-ring pretzels because they add a crunchy texture and their taste compliments this salad.

To create this Cucumber Mint Salad you will need:
– cucumber
– fresh mint leaves
– apple cider vinegar
– olive oil
– salt
– Glutino’s Sesame-ring Pretzels

First, chop the cucumbers and thinly slice the mint leaves then combine them in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon salt and mix well. Add the dressing right before eating, toss well, add pretzels on top and enjoy!
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I received these pretzels from Glutino, all opinions are my own.

Such a simple salad with so many bold flavours!

– Tiara

Glutino Pretzels & Dip

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I think dip is the answer to everything, so here I am serving pretzels with dip. These Glutino Pretzels are great when paired with my homemade dip. These pretzels are crunchy and salty and snack sized! So easy to take for a snack or to put in a lunch, and I have included my dip recipe so you can enjoy it as well! Snack on!

Dip Recipe:
– 1/3 cup Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayonnaise
– squeeze of lemon
– 1 teaspoon of Herbamore
– 1 1/2 teaspoon of fresh chopped dill
– 1/2 teaspoon of fresh chopped parsley
– 1 teaspoon McCormick No Salt Added Seasoning

Mix well and enjoy! This dip is so customizable, (and of course gluten and dairy-free!), so you can adjust and add to your preference! Great for snacking or appetizers!

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– Tiara

Tangy Lemon Dessert

By now you all probably realize that I dip everything in chocolate, and truthfully it is because it makes everything better. These Glutino Lemon Wafers have the perfect tang to mix with a sweet chocolate and ice-cream.
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I love these lemon flavoured wafers, they are light, crispy & creamy, and zesty. I will go through a box of these in one sitting if I don’t monitor myself. I usually just eat them out of the box, because they are delicious by themselves. However, today I decided to create a gluten & dairy-free dessert with them. I found that they compliment the ice-cream and chocolate perfectly, creating a refreshing and enjoyable dessert.
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I enjoy using Glutino products because I know they are guaranteed gluten free, and all the products I blog about are also dairy free. It is so hard to find snacks that I can enjoy with my allergies, and I am so thankful I have found a great line of products!
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~icecream used: Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss
~chocolate used: Enjoy Life: Mini Chocolate Chips

– Tiara

Glutino Toaster Pastries

Time to introduce your morning routine to some fun, Glutino has helped to make mornings a little bit easier with their toaster pastries!
bb3No matter what your mornings look like, these delicious toaster pastries will help to make them a little better. High in fibre and satisfying, these pastries just need to be popped into the toaster then served! The crust is very crispy and complements the filling. I guarantee that these don’t taste ‘gluten-free’, they are excitingly good! I like to pair these with a bowl full of fresh fruit and a cup of tea.bb1The Strawberry Toaster Pastry tastes like strawberry jam, sweet and familiar.bb2My favourite, the Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastry tastes like apple sauce, that refreshing taste of apple paired with sweet cinnamon!bb4A quick breakfast or a great snack!

– Tiara