The Dichotomous Wife

homemaking in a modern world

Basic Apple Cobbler

Sugar-free and low-fuss, this cobbler definitely has an “old-timey” feel about it. While full of new-fangled ingredients, you could easily see this dessert being enjoyed in another century because of its simplicity. Basic Apple Cobbler INGREDIENTS: 1/2 tbsp butter 1.5 cups flour (I used President’s Choice Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend — contains tapioca, potato and corn) 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 […]

Easy Vegetarian Gravy

The interwebs have yielded yet another “will definitely make again” recipe. This one is oh-so-simple and uses ingredients most kitchens perpetually have on-hand. Vegetarian Gravy INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp butter (could use coconut oil to make it vegan-friendly) 2-3 tbsp finely chopped onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp flour (I used President’s Choice Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend […]

Almost Everything-Free Banana Bread

Another random “internet find” has led to the happy return of a family favourite! (Seriously though! How long can a girl survive without her go-to, bring-anywhere dessert?) Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Banana Bread INGREDIENTS: 2 very ripe bananas, mashed (I tend to let mine get overripe for best flavour) 1/3 cup vegetable oil (coconut oil would work as well) […]

TDW Favourites: Maple Water

My prediction? This will totally become the “new” coconut water! All week, I have been introducing people to the joy that is pure organic Maple sap. It’s kind of interesting that everyone I’ve talked to knows what Maple syrup is made from, yet none of them have ever had the pleasure of drinking the unadulterated tree sap […]

TDW Favourites: Mason Jars

Last weekend, I attended what the person who invited me referred to as a “well curated” flea market. Amongst the treasures I brought home were a (new) handmade leather satchel for Sam’s birthday, a pretty vintage teacup, and 3 (new) leather bracelets from the designer/owner of Hazel Black. On the way out of the venue, […]

The Cinnamon Carrot: A Dessert Juice

Here’s one for the cinnamon lovers! I started craving apple crumble the other day and wondered if I could come up with a juiced version. While this is a pretty close approximation and it is delicious, just be aware that it contains quite a bit of (all natural!) sugar and should probably be considered a “treat” rather than a daily juice. […]

TDW Favourites: Pukka

Where do I even begin? Pukka (pronounced “puck-ah”) has turned into a new obsession of mine quite literally overnight! I’ve heard the name bandied about on the interwebs in British blogs and vlogs, but was never entirely sure if I should “believe the hype.” Let me just state for the record that not only is Pukka’s herbal tea incredible tasting, […]

TDW Favourites: GOOD Soap

And it truly is! Quality soap, I mean. About a month ago, I was bopping around Whole Foods and ran across a massive, 360 degree, multi-tiered display of soap bars. There were many different scents to delight the nose, but I absolutely fell into the best kind of olfactory trance when I breathed-in Alaffia’s GOOD Soap in lavender. In fact, […]

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

The relationship I used to have with ice cream (before we officially broke-up last winter) can only be described as unholy. My sweet-tooth was on a rampage and each bite of anything sugary always tasted like “more.” Often, I wouldn’t put my spoon down until my tongue was satisfyingly numb from the cold. My ice cream consumption was out of […]

TDW Favourites: Bagnetic

Years ago, Sam showed me a photograph he had taken in a desolate area outside of a city somewhere in Northern Africa. There was nothing particularly special about the scene itself, other than a ton of odd, shredded, white strips hanging from a stand of trees. I was shocked to learn that these strips were […]