About Me

Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.

Enjoy :)

Friday, 6 January 2012




First product review -
Kinnikinnick Chocolate Cake Mix

This has got to be the best boxed cake mix on the planet - gluten free or not. It's really simple to make: 4 eggs, 3/4 cup of vegetable oil and 3/4 of water and the mix - no mixer required!

Baking time is variant based on what you make - cupcakes are about 20 minutes while a circular pan could be closer to 40 minutes.

The cake is moist, chocolately and delicious. When 6 non-GF eaters gobble down a couple pieces each - you know you've hit gold!

I generally purchase my Kinnikinnick products
through their website www.kinnikinnick.com however, I've seen them in supermarkets such as
on occasion. A box typically costs $4-$5 dollars and is worth every penny!


  1. Hi I was just wondering what you use for icing. I am new to the GFCF diet and am having trouble finding tasty alternatives. This cake looks yummy though!

  2. Hi! I used the Betty Crocker little tub you can purchase at the supermarket. It's GF - it's labelled clearly on the tub - but I'm not sure if it's CF. I have seen in some vegan books they use icing sugar and non-dairy milk but I haven't tried a recipe yet.

  3. As an update - below is an icing recipe I received through one of the Facebook pages I subscribe to - it's dairy free.

    Coconut Icing
    Yields 1 ½ C.

    6 tbsp coconut oil
    1/3 C. room temperature coconut or almond milk
    2 tbsp coconut flour
    3 tbsp agave nectar
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Blend all ingredients until smooth and let chill for 6 hours.
    Warm slightly to mix and spread or pipe onto cake.