Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies

I lost you at “chickpea”, didn’t I? Don’t lose faith in me – I promise that these cookies are delicious! A co-worker brought some into the office this past week, telling me that her daughter had made them and that they were gluten-free. In fact, they contained no flour of any variety. Naturally I was … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Naan Roti – Indian Flat Bread

I cannot eat Indian food without flat bread. I will not eat Indian food without flat bread. And you know what? I shouldn’t have to either! Bright spices, flavoured rices and melt-in-your mouth meat is all part of the experience. The only way to truly enjoy it is with torn pieces of warm and golden … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

When I first discovered my gluten intolerance, one of my first concerns was what I was going to do about tortillas. We make a lot of Mexican cuisine in our house and tortillas are such an important staple. Because I’d obtained a perfect wheat flour tortilla recipe from a friend, I’d been making my own … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Vegan Phở Soup

I should preface this post by saying that, up until a couple months ago, I didn’t like phở soup in the slightest. However, after my better half visited a Vietnamese restaurant in our neighbourhood and declared that phở was one of the best things he’d ever eaten, he insisted that I’d love it too. My … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Mushroom and Garlic Pasta

When giving up gluten, there are a few food items that one may have a hard time severing ties with. Fortunately, items like pizza, pasta and brownies can still remain in your diet. Gluten-free food and recipe substitutions have come a very long way in recent years, and pasta is no exception. I try to … Continue reading

That Rootin’ Tootin’ Gluten

Before I go any further with HSK, I thought it important to dig into this concept known as “gluten free” that you’ve probably heard a lot about in recent years and how it applies to my own kitchen. You might be asking yourself “what is gluten and why are people doing away with it?“ Gluten … Continue reading

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mix

“What are you up to?” my mom asked me on Tuesday night. “Making Betty Crocker cupcakes…“ Her deafening momentary silence was followed by a near-horrified gasp. “What?!“ See? Even my own mother knows that I just don’t do boxed cake mixes. It’s been literally years since I’ve purchased one. Not an act of snobbery; I … Continue reading

Heart-Shaped Kitchen 101

Deciding to start this blog was easy. Picking a name for it was the hard part. Though it had a few different names at various points, in the end Heart-Shaped Kitchen made the most sense. Food is my expression. Cooking dinner for those I love instills deep satisfaction. Cookies are my way of saying “thank … Continue reading