Making Vegetable Broth

This week I tried my hand at making vegetable broth!

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I’m not a big fan of tomato based vegetable broths so when I found a blog about saving your vegetable scraps to make your own broth I thought it was worth a try. Being a vegetarian it didn’t take long for the scraps to add up. I kept them in the freezer and just added to the bag as I was cooking.

In the scraps, there were onion peels, the inside of peppers, the ends and middle of garlic cloves, dill stems, celery, parsley, thyme and rosemary stems, Jalapeno gits, Bok Choy ends. Pretty Much anything I used in the kitchen. I wrapped the frozen lump of vegetable into cheesecloth and boiled them.

I read somewhere for the best flavour to boil for an hour. Which I did and I simmered for a couple hours. I also ended up adding salt…Because I’m a salt junky.

While boiling the stock I also multi-tasked and boiled my jars and lids. Sterilize, Sterilize, Sterilize. As you can see I’m a huge supporter of Classico because you can reuse their jars. However, you have to be sure they seal. I have had lids that the rubber melts off.

 

Setting everything aside that was sterilized I didn’t realise exactly how much broth I boiled so I ended up having to do a couple rounds of jar sterilization to keep up.

As the broth became ready I also got the lids ready to seal. Remember to stir to let the bubbles out and wipe the top of the jars to make the seal.

With both elements going it got quite warm in the kitchen. It of course only got worse when I added the pressure canner.

The pot I made the broth in after jarring was then washed out and became the pot that I pressure canned in. I filled it with various different sizes of jars. I cooked at 15 pounds (Im sure I could have done 10) for 30 minutes.

I ended up cooking 4 batches. In between, I stored all of the broth in the jars in my kitchen sink in hot water. Sometimes if the liquid gets cold the jars will shatter in the pressure cooker.

It took me a few days to complete. The broth turned out delicious. My house smells great and I have enough broth to last me for a year!

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Gluten Free Products We’ve Tried and Recommend

Gluten-Free Products We Recommend

Gluten Free Regina is a not for profit group out of Regina, Saskatchewan. We are happy to help with any questions you may have and also recommend products and restaurants in and around the city. In this post, we recommend products that we have a tried and enjoyed.

1) Bisquick™ Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix

These are easy to make, and taste delicious warm with butter. They can also be used as a great sandwich bun. They are a nice little treat for your gluten-free family member or friend at Christmas, Easter or any gathering.
  • BAKING MIX: Make a delicious meal with this gluten-free pancake mix that makes fluffy, mouth-watering pancakes, waffles, and more
  • GLUTEN FREE: Gluten-free baking mix with all the same great taste; made in a gluten-free processing facility
  • SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: Wholesome pancake mix contains no artificial flavors and no preservatives
  • ENDLESS OPTIONS: Use as waffle mix or pancake mix to create a variety of gluten-free foods the whole family will love; perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert
  • BOX CONTAINS: 454g gluten-free baking mix; An everyday pantry staple
  • Gluten-Free

You can order Bisquick Baking mix here:

2) Only Oats Gluten-Free Rolled Oats, 1 Kg

I’ve written about them before in a blog, I have to admit because they are from Regina I feel like I should be giving them an extra little push! You don’t need to give up your oats! you can have the and several oat based mixes from Avena Foods.

 

You can order online here:

  • Certified by Avena Foods to test to less than 5ppm of gluten
  • Processed in pure oat dedicated plant
  • Excellent source of iron and fiber
  • Non-GMO
  • Free of major allergens
  • Free from wheat, barely and rye
  • Kosher

I like to make Chocolate Haystacks, Chocolate Oat Bars with them or use them in Apple Crisp!

3) Annie’s Homegrown Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese, 170 Gram

Are you missing your Kraft Dinner? We all get cravings. Enjoy Annie’s gluten-free version!

  • Gluten-free version of our beloved pasta and cheddar
  • Vegetarian, good source of calcium and vitamin B6
  • No Artificial Flavors, Synthetic Colors or Preservatives

You can order it online:

4) KIND Bars Almond and Coconut 12ct, Gluten Free, 40g

On the run? I find these bars awesome for a quick snack. I also, usually have a handful of them if I’m flying. They are delicious and come in a variety of flavours. They also do not taste like meal supplement bars. They are quite tasty!

  • GLUTEN FREE
  • SOURCE OF FIBRE
  • LOW SODIUM
  • NO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS
  • ingredients you can see and pronounce®

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5) Kinnikinnick Graham Style Cracker Crumbs, 300 Gram

These cookie crumbs are perfect for crumbles and pie crusts. I’ve used them in several deserts.

  • Just the solution for a gluten-free pie crust, ice cream topping or cheesecake
  • Incredibly easy
  • Gluten free has never tasted so good

You can order them online:

 

 

 

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Only Oats

100% Pure Oats. Uncontaminated. Celiac Safe!

Dedicated gluten-free facility. Produced through Purity Protocol.

Guaranteed less than 10 parts per million (ppm) of gluten*


Avena Foods Limited is the industry’s leading producer of pure, uncontaminated, organic certified gluten-free oats through its Purity Protocol farm to table production model. 

Avena Foods Limited has an established network of over 90 gluten-free and Organic oat growers across the Canadian prairies and a dedicated gluten-free and allergen-free milling facility in Regina, SK.

The Purity Protocol is an industry benchmark process that is based on “Start Clean, Stay Clean” principles proven to produce certified gluten-free oats consistently at or below 5 ppm level that meet and surpass the gluten-free standards of the GFCO (Gluten-Free Certification Organization), GFCP (Gluten-Free Certification Program), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and Health Canada.

 * relative to Health Canada’s gluten-free threshold of 20 ppm 

All ONLYOATS products are produced through Avena Foods’ Purity Protocol, a unique ‘Farm to Table’ industry benchmark process that achieves consistent and superior quality gluten-free oats.

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ADDRESS:

316 1st Avenue East

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4N 5H2, Canada

CONTACT US:

info@myonlyoats.com

P: 306-757-3663

https://www.myonlyoats.com/

5-Minute Vegan Sauces


The BEST 5-Minute Vegan Sauces! Simple, delicious, and perfect for dipping.

 

Are you looking for Vegan Sauces? Here are some delicious ideas!

SPICY HUMMUS
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serves: 4 servings
 TThis spicy hummus is topped with crushed red pepper, feta cheese, and olive oil. A healthy, easy snack with crackers or veggies!
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs. tahini
  • 1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • cayenne to taste (I would start small with a ¼ teaspoon)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Put chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne in a food processor. Process until thick paste forms.
  2. Add the oil (streaming it in while the food processor is running seems to work best) and continue to add 1 tbs. of water at a time, until the consistency smooth and spreadable.
  3. Sprinkle extra cayenne on top for more spice, and feta to cool things down!
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Calories: 203
 A quick word about tahini: it’s sesame paste. You can buy it at Cub or other run-of-the-mill grocery stores (just ask a knowledgeable salesperson to help you find it). It costs about 5-10$ for a jar, and the jar will last you for many batches of hummus. If you don’t have it and don’t want to buy it, use peanut butter or omit it altogether.

5-minute magic green sauce

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup packed parsley and cilantro leaves (combined)
  • 1 jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of one lime (or two – get lots of limey goodness in there!)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup pistachios (you can sub other nuts – see notes)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Pulse all ingredients – except pistachios – in a food processor until incorporated.
  2. Add pistachios and pulse until mostly smooth (depends on what consistency you want).
  3. Serve as a dip, spread, or sauce — or add additional water or oil to thin the sauce for use as a dressing or a marinade.
NOTES
I did make this with other types of nuts like walnuts and almonds and it worked just fine, but the taste wasn’t as good IMHO. If you can find shelled pistachios, it’s worth the splurge!

Nutrition Magic Green Sauce

5 minute kale pesto

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups torn kale (no stems) and parsley, combined
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of one lemon
  • ¼ to ½ cup raw almonds
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Pulse the kale, oilve oil, salt, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Add the almonds and pulse until the almonds are ground to desired consistency.
  3. Serve with pizza, pasta, crackers, eggs, salads, soup, sandwiches, etc.
NOTES

I ended up using about 1½ cups kale + ½ cup parsley. But I’ve made this many times with just about any combination of greens, whether JUST kale, kale and spinach, kale and other herbs… it is a very flexible recipe so adjust the ingredients and quantities depending on what you have on hand. A traditional pesto flavor profile would include basil, but when I made it with basil, I didn’t really love it. Go figure. Just make it however you like is what I’m saying here.

If you don’t want this to be vegan, no probs. Just add a handful of Parmesan into the mix and YUM.

Also really really really delicious = using spicy almonds. I just bought some from a co-op that were already seasoned and spiced and used them in place of the raw almonds.

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Kristen’s Cultures



Nature’s Best Market is now carrying Kristen’s Cultures’ spicy Kombucha Mustard!

And they have samples. 😋

‘prō·bī·ô·tics:
friendly, gut-healing bacteria and yeast which:
-fight off the growth of harmful bacteria and yeast
-promote a healthy digestive system
-strengthen the immune system
-heal the gut by restoring gut flora (especially important after taking antibiotics!)

-detoxify your body, ridding it of toxins
-prevent and treat diseases

Fermented foods/drinks are superior to probiotic pills because they:

-cost less: generally, 1-2 bites/sips contain as many probiotics as a whole pill

-are more easily assimilated into your body because of their Real Food form

-contain plenty of vitamins, enzymes and healing acids as well as probiotics

Did you know that your body actually contains more bacterial cells than it does human cells?  Amazing!

Your gut contains about 3lb of bacterial cells, all of which are extremely important to your body’s overall physical, mental and emotional well-being!

According to Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, “All disease begins in the gut.”

You need tons of probiotics to keep your immune system strong and able to fight off intruders, especially after taking antibiotics (which kill the good along with the bad).

Not only do probiotics balance out your gut, but they also help to detoxify your body, getting rid of toxins that have built up over the years, and help you to heal from various ailments with their amazing enzymes, healing acids and food-based vitamins.

Fermented foods/drinks are not only a delicious way to get probiotics into your body, but they are also cheaper and more readily assimilated into your body than probiotic pills are, because of their Real Food form.

Fermented foods/drinks are superior to probiotic pills because they:

-cost less: generally, 1-2 bites/sips contain as many probiotics as a whole pill

-are more easily assimilated into your body because of their Real Food form

-contain plenty of vitamins, enzymes and healing acids as well as probiotics

🍔 This is a simple, delicious way to incorporate important probiotics into your diet! Spread this old-style dijon on to your sandwich, burger, or pair with meat/fish. 🥪

Not only will your taste buds fall in love, but because your gut health affects your overall health, this mustard will help your immune system, digestion and much more. (Check out my website and Google to learn about the amazing benefits of probiotics.)

Call (306) 789-0351

For other gluten free options see our family restaurants,  19+Fine Dining, Coffee & Desserts or our Fast Food listings, or maybe you’re looking for a food truck.

 

UKRAINIAN CO-OP


YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP IN REGINA

Offering Meats, Sausages, and Groceries

“I just had the best gluten free perogies! I found them at the Ukrainian Coop. Boiled and then fried with butter and onions. You won’t be disappointed.”

 

 

 

WE TREAT EVERYONE LIKE FAMILY

Located in a rural town within Regina, SK, Ukrainian Co-op is the only store in the community where you can find quality meats, imported food, and Ukrainian products. We are a butcher shop, deli, grocery store, and boutique all rolled into one. Come in today and see what we have for you!

Our staff members are very knowledgeable about our products and can offer you recommendations if needed. They are on hand to assist you in everything that you may need. Every time you stop by, expect to have a shopping experience unlike any other.

“We Have a great selection of meat, sausage, perogies, cabbage rolls, imported foods and also a gluten free line. If you are looking for something specific just call the store 306-569-9510 and ask. Well gladly answer any questions.”

PROUDLY SERVING REGINA WITH MEATS AND SAUSAGES FOR 80 YEARS!

Voted Best Butcher Shop in 2016

Sausages are our forte. We have more than 70 varieties of sausages, and each one of them is made with real meat and prepared using high-quality ingredients. To bring out the unique flavours of our sausages, we use natural-burning wood to smoke them.

Do you need supplies for a fundraiser or charity event? We have fundraising options for meats and sausages. Schools can come to us to raise money for their activities.

If you want to place an order in advance, feel free to give us a call. We will have your items ready for pickup when you stop by.

 

For other gluten free options see our family restaurants,  19+Fine Dining, Coffee & Desserts or our Fast Food listings, or maybe you’re looking for a food truck.

 

 

http://www.ukrainiancoop.ca/

1805 Winnipeg St,

Regina, SK 

S4P 1G3 
TEL: 306-569-9510

Roots


We love this concept! Roots is based out of an Intergenerational Living building

 

Located in Regina’s Harbour Landing, Orange Tree Village blends Roots restaurant, Perk Coffee shop, families, children, seniors, students, traveling professionals, community members, and staff, embracing intergenerational living.

 

Roots Kitchen & Bar is located in Orange Tree Village in Harbour Landing. It is a full-service Restaurant and Bar!

Roots Kitchen & Bar offers an array of elegant and casual cuisine ranging from a variety of pasta, nutritional salads, burgers, artisan pizzas, sandwiches, as well as casual tapas, perfect for sharing, local craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and fine wines.

Our atmosphere will make you feel like you can come to Roots Kitchen & Bar to be yourself. Join us when you want to impress your friends and family, your date, your boss, or when you just want good food and great company. Best of all, you can afford to come to Roots Kitchen & Bar every day!

Roots Kitchen & Bar offers a dining room, bar, private meeting space as well as space for larger social gatherings including space on our outdoor courtyard.

Order online from Roots Kitchen and Bar, in Richardson, for pickup or delivery, through SkipTheDishes.com and get $5 off your first order over $20!

Use voucher code: ROOTSWEB

 

Full menu

Hours

Mon – Sun : 10 A.M – 8:30 P.M

 

4000 James Hill Road

(306) 559-8829

Save time – order online!

Get $5 off your first order over $20 via SkipTheDishes!

www.rootskitchenbar.com/

 

Fell in love with the atmosphere, fell head over heal with the food. Had the GF pasta primavera and Gf toast.The service was great, the bartender was great! Some of the residents come in and have lunch. You can watch the kid from the daycare play in the courtyard. It was very homey.Loved it I would go back again! It’s very residential.

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Agribition Venders Show Off Gluten Free Products!


Make sure to look for a few new Gluten Free/friendly products at the Agribition this year!

 

If you’re going to the Agribition this year you’ll be happy to know there are some gluten-free samples at the food pavilion! Usually, we sadly watch others get to sample different foods, not this year! are gluten-free!

 

 

X-110 are gluten-free!

X-110

A crunchy egg white snack made in Saskatchewan that is just 110 calories per package and a blast of 10 grams of protein. You can find free samples at the Saskatchewan Egg Producers booth. The Sea Salt Caramel tastes like cereal and the Zesty Mediterranean is savoury and delicious they also have BBQ, and Peppercorn Lemon!

You can purchase a case of X-110® high protein snacks ONLINE now!

 

 

STUFF N’ MALLOWS are gluten friendly!

Stop by the Stuff’n Mallows booth make your own gluten-friendly smores! You can actually roast the Marshmallows on a stick over a tabletop flame. You can choose from a variety of flavours, kits and merchandise.

Are Stuff’n Mallows Gluten Free?

They are not certified gluten free as they are made in a facility that produces products that contain gluten. There is no gluten in the ingredients, but they do not claim gluten free due to the facility they are produced in.

 

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Chachalacas Mexican Cuisine


Chachalacas is a family owned Mexican restaurant that serves fresh, authentic Mexican food. Our purpose is to feed poor children, starting in Mexico.
3283 East Quance Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
Call (306) 721-2424

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Bacon Brussels Sprouts Gratin



Gluten Free Regina is an online resource for people visiting or living in Regina, who would like information on different places to eat in and around the area. In this blog we share a recipe for Brussels Sprouts.

MAKE BRUSSELS THE BEST PART OF THE MEAL WITH BACON BRUSSELS GRATIN

Brussels Sprouts are one of our favorite veggies, in spite of the fact that they don’t have the best reputation. We typically chalk up people’s distaste for the green veggie to not knowing just how delicious it can be – roasting is basically the only way to go – and therefore not realizing how great it is, and we try to do our parts to show everyone what a great ingredient it is. Here, we took some lightly roasted Brussels (gotta get a little color on them) and then made a creamy, cheesy, flavorful gratin to showcase them and make everyone fall in love with them…you need to try this!

The key here is roasting your sprouts ahead of time. Not only does this ensure that your veggies will be perfectly tender by the time they’re cooked in the gratin and come out of the oven, but roasting them gives an amazing flavor that takes everything up a notch. Add to that the crumbled bacon, cheese, and rosemary, and you’ve got yourself a side dish that’ll steal the show. At least that’s what happened at our dinner!

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

45 minutes to prepare serves 6

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved
  • 8 oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup fontina cheese, grated, optional
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons extra‑virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sprig rosemary, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

 

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.Toss Brussels sprouts in olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Place them in a large baking dish and roast for 15‑20 minutes, or until semi‑softened.
  2. Toss Brussel sprouts with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Place them in a large baking dish and roast for 15‑20 minutes, or until semi‑softened.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, heavy cream, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes (if using), then stir in cheeses.
  4. Remove Brussel sprouts from oven and add 3/4 bacon to the baking dish. Pour cheese mixture over the top and stir everything together, then top with remaining bacon.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350º, return the baking dish to oven and bake for 20‑25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and just set.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

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