Piña Colada Bars (Gluten, Grain, Dairy, Egg, Nut, and Seed Free, Autoimmune Paleo)

July 11, 2014 in Desserts, Snacks by Candace Ouimet


Looking for a yummy, refreshing, easy-peasy summer treat? Well you’re gonna love this one. These Piña Colada Bars are a favourite around here (especially with teething toddlers – I keep mine in the freezer) and they could not be quicker to whip up. PLUS you can make them two ways! Like more coconut? Try option 1. Like more pineapple flavour? Try option 2! PLUS they use very few ingredients and have no added sugar! They do contain pineapple so if you don’t tolerate fruit this may not be the one for you =(, but keep it in your back pocket because you will want to try these soon!

The post and recipe are over at Delicious Obsessions today. Jessica (owner of Delicious Obsessions) is a lovely blogger friend and I have followed her blog for a while, it’s a gooder!

So what are you waiting for?

Click here for the recipe and check out Jessica’s awesome site while you’re at it!

Dairy Free Mocha Ice Cream (sugar, coconut free, vegan)

June 20, 2014 in Desserts, Ice Cream by Candace Ouimet


Even though I have been absent for a while (I have been focusing on my health and family), I think of you often and can’t wait to get back into the swing of things. I have SO much to share with you!

In the meantime, here is a recipe that I have been so darn excited to share, it is probably my favourite ice cream recipe to date. It is decadent, creamy, (like crazy-feels-like-dairy creamy) and oh so addictive. I crave this dairy free mocha ice cream constantly. I hope you love it too!

Click here to see my contributor post at Whole New Mom and get this recipe!!

If you’re looking for more summer treats check these recipes out:

Fantastic Dairy Free Fudgesicles (sugar free with vegan option)

Key Lime Coconut Milk Popsicles (Dairy free with vegan option)

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (dairy free, sugar free)

Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream (dairy free and sugar free)

Homemade Hot Chocolate – dairy and sugar free

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized by Candace Ouimet

Hot ChocolateI am very excited to share this post and recipe with you today. You get to hear about one of the best days I’ve had all winter and a special moment between me and one of my precious kiddos that ends with my favourite winter drink, hot chocolate.

This recipe is dairy and sugar free and can be made with cocoa or carob for a yummy variation.

Click here to read the post and get this yummy recipe! (You will be taken to my Whole New Mom contributor post).


Crockpot Beef and Root Veggie Stew

March 4, 2014 in Mains by Candace Ouimet

Crock Pot Beef and Root Veggie StewThis post which is part of my Crockpot, Casserole and Cook Ahead Series is not exactly as I had planned.

I had started a post about my on-again off-again “relationship” with my crockpot, which I thought was rather entertaining, although I may be the only one =) (do you share my sense of humour?). But sadly things are a bit hectic around here so I am not able to finesse that post to where it should be.

However, I still wanted to bring you a great recipe this week so I am keeping this post super simple…kinda like this dish.

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Soaked Buckwheat Waffles (gluten free, dairy free, sugar free)

February 26, 2014 in Breakfast by Candace Ouimet

Soaked Buckwheat WafflesI love waffles. Always have, always will.

Well, honestly for years waffles were just a vehicle for maple syrup, I mean isn’t that what those little squares are for? Fill to the brim with maple syrup, I say, each and every one of them? =)

But alas, I am sugar free and even healthy sugars are out for now so I have now come to appreciate the waffle for being more than just a boat to sink with syrup.

Waffles are the crispy cousins to the pancake and I will always choose waffles over flapjacks as I prefer crispy to soft, crunchy to soggy, overcooked to undercooked…I have a texture thing.

As you know from my previous posts, I am new to soaking nuts, seeds, legumes and grains so I wasn’t sure if waffles would ever make if on my menu again. I mean, how does one make a soaked waffle?

Well I found out that it’s pretty easy…like crazy easy. I found this recipe on Pinterest one day and I had NO idea if I would like it. Actually, I expected not to like them as I wasn’t sure I’d like waffles made solely with buckwheat. I hoped they wouldn’t turn out soggy.

I was so pleasantly surprised. These waffles are light, crispy and have such great flavour, they are not at all overpowering. Read the rest of this entry →