B is for Birthday and Bunting

It may not be so ‘on trend’ anymore, but I’m still a fan of bunting. And, I’m really a fan of no bake gluten free birthday cheesecakes.

To make this crust I sprinkled coconut in a pie plate, then blended together a handful of dates with almond crumbs, 1tbs of coconut oil, ginger and a little squeeze of agave. I rarely follow a recipe (sorry!). But, really, it should look thick and resemble pebbly gravel. Just press this into the pie plate using plastic wrap (I know, I hate waste too.. But oiling your hands just really isn’t enough with dates) and let it relax in the fridge while you make the filing.

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A is for amaranth

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A visit to the Dufferin Grove farmer’s market brought this lovely leaf into my life: amaranth. A robust crunch that mixes well into salad and doesn’t get too squishy over hot pasta.