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Why You Should Get Chummy with Chia
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Why You Should Get Chummy with Chia

You are probably familiar with chia seeds, which are often referred to as a “superfood,” a term used to describe foods that offer health benefits. Chia seeds come from the plant Salvia hispanica L., and were a major food crop in Guatemala and Mexico. Historically, these seeds were cultivated as early as 3500 BC, and were offered to Aztec gods in religious ceremonies. Read on to learn more about this nutritionally dense, naturally gluten free and versatile food. Nutritional information Chia seeds are rich in minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus and zinc. They are also rich in nutrients such as…

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Old Fashioned Dulce de Leche Chocolate Bread Pudding

I know it’s summer and everyone is all about fruit desserts. But I love a good, old fashioned bread pudding because it’s fast, satisfying, and can be made ahead for entertaining with ease. You can also modify this dessert to suit your needs. Heck, you can even add chopped strawberries or peaches along with quality vanilla ice cream to finish it off.  If that doesn’t say summer, I don’t know what does! Old Fashioned Dulce de Leche Chocolate Bread Pudding Ingredients 1 Queen Street Bakery White Bean and Grape Skin loaf, (toast the 12 slices and cut into 1” squares)…

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Preparing Your Gluten-Free Child for Summer Camp

Diverse active camp kids have their hands together in a circle. They are playing together at the park or school or they are at a sporting event. They are wearing bright colors. Photo shot from low angle viewpoint looking up at their hands. Focus is on the hands. Their faces and trees are blurred. It is a bright sunny day.

Preparing Your Gluten-Free Child for Summer Camp


With summer upon us, you might have camp on your mind. And if your child (or a child you care about) is gluten free, you might be concerned about your child’s meals. Luckily, today camps take special care and consideration when it comes to accommodating children’s needs, including food. Communication is key. Not only are parents their children's advocates—parents need to teach their children how to be their own self-advocates. Here are some tips to help you protect your gluten-free child this summer. Many of these tips are also applicable to school, travel, parties and other social gatherings. Schedule a…

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Tuscan Bread Salad

Whenever I smell tomatoes off the vine and basil, I think of the Tuscan sun! 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 Salt…

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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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