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Tuscan Bread Salad

Whenever I smell tomatoes off the vine and basil, I think of the Tuscan sun! And when you pair those awesome summer tastes with other seasonal goodness, and then top it off with these glorious croutons, you have a company worthy meal that will bring everyone to the patio this summer! Tuscan Bread Salad Ingredients Croutons 4 Queen Street Bakery Artisan Buns 2 tablespoons Olive Oil Dressing 1/2 cup Olive Oil 1/2 cup Grapeseed Oil (or other mild oil) 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced 2 tablespoons Italian Parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon dried Oregano 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar…

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Celiac Disease: Tips for Those Newly Diagnosed

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month and a great time to spread awareness about the disease. Celiac disease is a gastroenterological, autoimmune and digestive disorder. It is complex and is linked to hundreds of symptoms; some people have many of them and some people have few to none. That’s why it can take years before it is diagnosed. In fact, most people living with celiac disease are undiagnosed. I became very sick at 18 months old and suffered from a wide range of symptoms, particularly those related to my gastrointestinal tract. I had anemia, severe weight loss, was malnourished and…

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Loaded Black Bean Burgers

The birds are chirping and spring is upon us. Do you know what that means?  Summer is following behind very quickly! And you’ll be so busy cleaning up your patio that you won’t have time to find that perfect meatless burger to serve to your vegetarian friends. Well, we’ve done the work for you! This is a hearty, high protein burger that will satisfy even the most intense carnivore. Make up a batch and keep some stashed away in your freezer for days when you need a quick afternoon lunch. Simply defrost it quickly in the microwave and then crisp…

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The Best Gluten-Free Breakfast in Bed for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day approaching, why not make an epic breakfast in bed for the special mother or “like a mother” lady in your life (or yourself)? Homemade is best made, so show you care by preparing a wonderful nutrition-packed meal to fuel and pamper her. Here are some delicious ideas to get you started. 1. Assemble a mouthwatering breakfast sandwich Create a savory breakfast sandwich by layering your mother’s favourite sliced cheese, sunny side up egg, sliced bacon (or turkey bacon), sliced tomato and lettuce between two slices of Queen Street Bakery Romano bean sliced loaf. Comparable to a sourdough,…

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Springtime Quiche in Bread Cups

In a perfect world, every meal would contain “just the right amount” of each macronutrient (fat, protein and carbohydrate) and it would be easy to prepare. Furthermore, the ultimate recipe would have all of those things in one bite—a super delicious bite! Well, the search is over! I created the perfect meal in these cups-of-goodness, and each one is filled with yumminess. These quiche bread cups start with Queen Street Bakery’s White Bean and Millet Loaf (which can easily be substituted with their Romano Bean loaf) as the crust. Then they get layered with ham and filled with a quiche…

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4 Gluten-Free Sammies for Any Craving

Spring is here and now is the perfect time to start planning picnics, brunches and lunches with family and friends. And fresh, nourishing homemade sandwiches are a simple, yet tasty addition to any of these gatherings. Here are four sammies your loved ones will thank you for. 1. Savory Breakfast Sandwich with QSB White Bean & Millet Seed Sliced Loaf Enjoy the best ever breakfast sandwich by layering whipped herb cream cheese, over easy egg, sliced sausage or bacon, tomato and lettuce between two slices of lightly toasted QSB white bean & millet seed sliced loaf. This soft, chewy and…

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Overnight Stuffed Apple Pie French Toast

Isn’t French toast one of the most epic breakfast options?  We certainly think it is, and to make it even more epic we’ve stuffed it with homemade apple pie filling and our delicious cinnamon raisin bread.  If you’re planning a breakfast or brunch gathering anytime soon, make this dish! You can whip it up the night before so all you have to do in the morning is turn on the oven and make a pot of coffee! QSB Overnight Stuffed Apple Pie French Toast Ingredients 1 loaf Queen Street Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Loaf (crust removed) 4 cups Apples, peeled cored and diced…

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Superfoods Made With Super Flours

You’ve heard the term 'superfood' before, but what does it really mean? According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “a food has a superfood status when it offers high levels of desirable nutrients, is linked to the prevention of a disease, or is believed to offer several simultaneous health benefits beyond its nutritional value." For example: Salmon is considered a superfood because in addition to other nutrients it offers, it has a notable fatty acid nutritional profile which supports heart health. Blueberries are considered a superfood because of their rich antioxidant profile—antioxidants help support a healthy immune system. Living…

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Classic French Onion Soup

When it’s blustery outside, fill you heart with joy and your tummy with goodness in the form a big, steaming bowl of hearty French onion soup! This classic is a favourite during the winter months when you can’t warm up fast enough. This soup, along with Queen Street Bakery’s toasted artisanal White Bean & Millet Seed loaf is a winner! The bread makes a great base for the gooey cheese, and it holds up to the soup without becoming a soppy mess like other breads! Try it for yourself…it will warm your heart and belly like nothing else! Note: For…

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Enjoy a Homemade Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day

Celebrating a gluten-free Valentine’s Day with a loved one? Instead of purchasing treats or dining out, why not make your own treats and dine in? After all, homemade is best made! You just need a little gluten-free knowledge and know-how. Here are some tips and an easy-peasy truffle recipe to show your sweetie how much you care. 1. Learn about gluten’s hiding spots and cross contamination If you are preparing a meal or treats for your sweetheart, it is important for you to verify that the ingredients you use are truly gluten free and free of any cross contamination. Ingredients…

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