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Pamela McDonough is a Toronto native who now resides in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. She makes daily forays into the kitchen to cook for a vegan/gluten-free daughter, a son who eats absolutely everything, a husband who prefers a heavily protein-based diet, and her Celiac self. Follow along at

Summertime Ribs

The beauty of these ribs is that you season and roast them in the oven the day before, or very early that same day.  Later, slather with BBQ sauce and grill until they are charred at the edges, producing fall-off-the-bone rib goodness. You can claim you smoked them for hours, no one will be the wiser, that’s how fabulous these are.

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Soup

Soup season is any season, but it's especially nice to tuck into a cozy bowl when the temperatures dip. This comforting recipe is studded with spicy sausage, tender broccoli rabe and noodles. Totally adaptable, if your kids like mild, skip the heat. 

Crispy Shrimp With Asian Coleslaw

How do these shrimp get so crispy? A light dusting of cornstarch along with a few dry spices. Simple, right?  This dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes.  


Coconut Lime Cake

Make time for a simple cake. This one relies on subtle coconut and zesty lime to create a not-too-sweet afternoon treat. 

White Bean and Escarole Soup

Escarole is in the same category as endive, it's a nutrient-dense, leaf-like veg loaded with vitamin A, iron and potassium. It's delicious in this veggie soup, too.

Gluten-Free Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Your favourite buttery shortbread cookie gets a gluten-free makeover and, spoiler alert, it tastes just as good as the original.

Charred Broccoli Soup with Herbed Croutons

A rich, flavourful bowl of homemade broccoli soup isn't so difficult to achieve. This gluten-free version, complete with crispy croutons, is going to be your new go-to on cool days. You're welcome. 

Easy Asian Noodles

Whip up dinner in less than 12 minutes with this fast and easy Asian noodle recipe. Loaded with edamame, scallions and cilantro everyone will want to dive right in.

Shrimp Scampi with Peas and White Beans

Here's the thing, you want a fancy dinner that's not fussy. Welcome this shrimp scampi into rotation. It comes together in a flash using freezer and pantry essentials. Perfect for any weeknight dinner and impressive enough for guests. 

Mussels with Chunky Tomato and Broccoli

Wanna know what tastes mighty fine? These mussels paired with some grilled bread for living your best dunk life.