Gluten Free Pizza: St. Catharines Neighbourhood Pizza Co.

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I’m always on the prowl for a new gluten free pizza. It’s probably one of my favourite foods. So versatile- you can top it with a zillion different combinations of items, savoury and even sweet! Yes!

Its been a long while since I’ve had a gfree pizza that I didnt make myself at home. I know that pizza pizza and Dominos have them but I wanted to support something local as always!

I got word that St. Catharines Neighbourhood Pizza co now had gluten free pizzas so OF COURSE I had to try it! (Full disclosure: hubbys best buddy owns the pizza place, so he gave me a heads up when they got the new gfree dough) 🙂

Its an 8 slice pizza and its crispy and and tastes like an awesome pizza cooked in a pizza oven. Thats the best way I can describe it lol It tastes like a pizza should! Its also very filling, I think I ate 3 pieces of this pizza and was stuffed. Hubby happily ate the rest LOL

You should definitely check them out and give the gfree pizza a try!

Also, they are open 11-9 on Good Friday and 3-10 on Easter Sunday!

St Catharines Pizza Co Phone Number: 905-984-5555

Maple Baked Beans! (@whitemeadowfarm)

I. love. maple. syrup. (who doesn’t?!)whitemeadows-45_600

I put it on my pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage. Pretty much anything you might find on a breakfast buffet- I might add some maple syrup to it.

Yesterday I ventured out to White Meadows Farms to get some syrup, eggs and some of their incredible MAPLE BAKED BEANS!!!

The do have a pancake house on site where they serve the beans fresh, but I wanted to make my own gfree french toast with a side of beans, so I got the container of frozen ones.

They are very rich, thick and sweet. I could (almost) eat them as a dessert! $2.99 for a good sized portion is a fantastic deal to me!

Stop by White Meadows sometime soon for some of their baked beans! And since you’re there, you should grab some of their free run eggs (the chickens are right there on the farm!) and of course some maple syrup! (Amber is my favourite kind)


Glutino Genius Bread Review

Genius by Glutino gluten-free bread

I purchased a few loaves of Glutino’s new Genius line of Gluten Free Breads.The white sandwich bread is a good sized slice and toasts up nicely.It is light and airy and tastes pretty much like regular gluten bread.It holds together well and stands up to being grilled for a grilled cheese sandwich.I’d give this 2 thumbs up and would buy it again.The other loaf I tried was their cinnamon raisin loaf.It also is a good sized slice with a lot of raisins and sweetness.I would suggest a bit more of a cinnamon taste although that could just be personal preference.It is also light and airy and toasts up well.It would probably make a nice french toast.It is on sale at Zehrs this week for 2.99 which is an excellent price.You can find it in the freezer section in the Health Food Department.

Baked Almond Flour Crusted Wild Cod

Almond Crusted Wild caught Cod

I have fallen in love with wild cod.I am not a huge fish lover but cod and I are becoming fast friends.I like to buy sustainable fish when I can and Sobeys has introduced a line of frozen sustainable fish at reasonable prices.

3 small filets of Wild Cod, cut into pieces

1 egg

1 cup almond flour

2 tsp lemon juice

Salt and Pepper to taste or other seasonings you enjoy.


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, line baking sheet with parchment paper

2. Whisk egg and lemon juice in small bowl, in another small bowl mix together flour, salt and pepper or seasonings if using.

3. Take your cod pieces and dip in the egg, then with a fork turn the fish around in the flour mixture.

4. Place breaded cod pieces on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.

5. When the fish looks like it’s done, broil for an extra three to five minutes.

Dining: Chang Noi’s Authentic Thai

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I love thai food. It’s awesome that lots of the cuisine is gluten free- but I still loved it way before I ever removed gluten from my diet too.

Pad thai, fresh salads, warm soups- MMMM….

Chang Noi is on Queenston in St. Catharines. I’ve only dined there 3 times but every time was fantastic. The last time, we got takeout- and it was every bit as good as dining in (Except we could be extra lazy and eat it in our PJ’s, so maybe for that reason the takeout was even better)

We shared a big, spicy soup, pad thai, mango salad. It was all delish!

The best part is that they have a little symbol on their menu that says “gluten free” so its super easy to navigate your way to gluten free goodness!

Stop by for lunch or dinner sometime and let us know what you think!

Recipe: Baked Mac n Cheese

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Well, its still wintery cold out. Which means still time to get in some more warm, cheesy, gooey, wintery comfort food dinners.

This is one of my favourites: baked mac n cheese. Before going gluten free I made this often in the wintertime, always at the request of my husband. I knew I had to find a way to make it gfree so we could continue to eat it- and it’s a pretty simple recipe.

You can use any kind of gluten free pasta noodles you prefer. I like the organic brown rice macaroni (but this also works great with a rotini)

For the roux, I just do one part fat (butter) to one part white rice flour (usually 1 tbsp and 1 tbsp) and make it like you would normally make a roux! Once ready, I add in approx 1 cup of almond milk (any milk will do) and when thats thickened I add the cheese! Lots of it!! At least 2 cups.

I mix the cheese sauce with the cooked rice pasta and put into a baking dish. Bake it for about 25 mins uncovered at 350 and voila- cheesey, gluten free, baked mac and cheese!

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Celebrate Pi Day with this Gluten Free Pie Crust

This “press-in” pie crust is so easy to make and is perfect for tarts, cheesecakes, or other desserts…like key lime pie or lemon meringue pie.The crust has a shortbread or graham cracker crust taste and texture.

almond meal pie crust


  • 1 and 1/2 cups almond meal or almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


Heat oven to 350 F. Melt the butter (if the pie pan is microwave safe, melt the butter in it) and mix the ingredients up in the pan and pat into place with your fingertips.

Bake for about 10 minutes until the crust is beginning to brown. After 8 minutes, check every minute or so, because once it starts to brown it goes quickly.

Ice Cream for Breakfast?

I finally bought a new hand held immersion blender. I got a great deal on the President’s Choice brand and it works really well for the price. While at the Superstore I also spotted a new product to me, PC Lactose Free Cottage Cheese. It tastes like regular cottage cheese but without the tummy troubles for those with lactose intolerance.

This recipe is a take on a protein shake that I like to make extra thick and eat with a spoon. You can eat it for breakfast or as a snack anytime. It is nutritious ,filling, yummy and yes gluten free.

Faux Ice Cream for One

½ cup frozen berries (I like raspberries and blueberries myself)

½ cup cottage cheese

Sweetener of your choice, to taste

1/8 cup of water(more or less to your preferred thickness)

Blend well!

Recipe: Fun Brunch Item- Stuffed Potatoes!


After cooking

After cooking

Before cooking

Before cooking

Saturday hubby was off and I wanted to make a fun breaky for us. I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea!

You can get the recipe here

I got up to feed our kitties, and then I popped the potatoes in the oven to bake. Then I went back to sleep for an hour lol.


After that its pretty simple, hollow out the potato, add whatever fillings you would like. We did bacon, cheese and egg. But you could add mushrooms, peppers etc. Then you crack an egg on top and bake for another 15-20mins!

Voila! Breakfast all contained in one spot. A yummy potato (ours had a really crispy skin, it was sooooo good)

Happy Monday!