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Chocolate Chip Cookies

My children’s favourite cookie to eat with milk.  Keep these in a tin or plastic container. They will keep for longer in the refrigerator.

3/4 cup white rice flour

3/4 cup brown rice flour 

1/4 cup potato starch

1/4 cup tapioca starch

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup softened butter

1/2 cup white sugar

3 tablespoons applesauce

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup of chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

1.  In a bowl, wisk together all the dry ingredients. (The first 5 listed).

2.  In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add applesauce and vanilla.  Mix in well.

3.  Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix together until well blended.

4.  Add the chocolate chips and mix.

5.  Form small balls (use a cookie dough scooper if you have one) with the dough and place on cookie sheet. Gently press down each cookie ball with two fingers.  Bake 1 sheet at a time for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool in pan on rack for at least 20 minutes before removing them. Very important to not pick them up until they have cooled. Finish cooling them on the rack before storing them in a tin or plastic bin.

Makes about 24 cookies.

Maple Salmon

This is a very tasty, fast and easy meal to prepare.  All you have to do is prepare a simple glaze to spoon over the fish and bake in the oven.

1/4 cup maple syrup

4 teaspoons grainy mustard

4 teaspoons Gluten free soy sauce like San-J

2 lbs salmon fillet ( whole or cut into serving pieces)


1.  Preheat oven 400 F convection or 425 F regular.

2.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. In a small bowl, prepare the glaze by mixing the first three ingredients listed above.

4.  Place salmon skin side down on parchment on baking sheet.

5.  Spoon glaze over fish.  Let the fish marinate for 20 or 30 minutes.  Spoon drippings over the fish 3 or 4 times.

6.  Bake in centre of oven 10-15 minutes.

Serves 4 people.