Recipe: Piña Colada Dipping Sauce :: MMM (Must-Make-Monday)

Recipe: Piña Colada Dipping Sauce :: MMM (Must-Make-Monday)

I have been a collector of recipes for as long as I can remember but I never manage to find enough time to try all the recipes I collect and that was the reason my MMM (Must-Make-Monday) series was born. The idea was to force myself to choose at least one recipe from my Must-Make-List each week. I would post the results here on my blog. Solid idea, or so I thought, but with my recipe collection growing faster than the speed of light, I could use a month of Mondays and still not get to all the recipes in my collections. That’s the other thing, since I started this series, my collection has become plural. It started with the Must-Make-Page on my blog site but now, I also have a Must-Make Board on Pinterest.

One of the things I like most about my MMM (Must-Make-Monday) series, is that it forces me to follow through and make good use of the recipes in my collections. I cross recipes off my Must-Make-List after I have used them and add them to my Made-This (TAB). You can view archive postings from my MMM (Must-Make-Monday) series, by clicking on my Must-Make-List page and then clicking on the Made-This TAB.

To start things off this week, here are a few recipes, that I’ve come across recently. Categorised but listed in no particular order, these are recipes that I would love to try but haven’t gotten around to yet. They are to become the newest additions to my Must-Make-List.

Important *** I have not tagged these recipe links as Gluten, Grain, Sugar, Dairy, Egg or Nut Free, nor have I labelled them as Vegan or Vegetarian. Please review and confirm the recipe meets your dietary requirements before you begin baking.


  • Roost Cinnamon Roll Almond Flour Donuts by Roost. Pinch me, I must be dreaming! Have you had a chance to visit Coco at her Roost blog? I love it! It’s one of those sites that is so beautiful and cozy, I just want to pull up a chair and spend all day there.
  • Orange Medallions Coconut Flour Cookies and Pina Colada Medallions Coconut Flour Cookies by Gaps Diet Journey. Gluten Free, Grain Free and Refined Sugar Free, I think I’m going to love these!
  • Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes by The Tasty Alternative. These are SCD Friendly and I love a Blueberry Lemon combo.
  • Tahini Cookies by Traditional Foods. It was late one evening when I first saw this recipe, I thought I wouldn’t be able to sleep until after I made some of these babies :)
  • Blood Orange Frozen Yogurt by Kitchen Konfidence. The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, I think it’s time to dig out the ice cream maker from the back of my pantry.


  • Gluten Free Egg Crepes by Simply Gluten Free. In addition to her wonderful recipes, I love Carol’s helpful cooking tips! Thanks to her, I believe I can get over my silly fear of making Crepes.
  • Blueberry Breakfast Cake by Amy from Simply Sugar & Gluten Free. Individual breakfast cakes that are mostly berries with just enough batter to hold it all together. I’m good with that.


  • Triple K Quinoa With Tahini Dressing by How Do You Cook Quinoa. This salad of Kale, Kiwi and Kohlrabi sounds like an interesting mix of flavours. When I was a kid, I loved it when my grandmother would ask me to go pick out a bulb of kohlrabi. Peeled and sliced, fresh from her garden, oh how I miss that!


  • Falafels and Yogurt Tahini Sauce by Comfy Belly. Two options for Falafels, the first is for a grain free version, the second is a gluten free version and I love the idea of a Yogurt Tahini Sauce to go with the Falafels.
  • Grain Free Spanish “Rice” (SCD Friendly) by The Tasty Alternative. I’ve heard of cauli-rice but have yet to try it. This recipe where the cauliflower and spices are oven roasted before mashing sounds delicious. Anyone feel like Mexican tonight?
  • Chicken and Cashew Stir Fry by Easy Natural Food. I like how Debbie calls this her “stir fry by intuition”. It looks so good, I can hardly wait to haul out my trusty old electric wok, I think I’ve had that thing for at least 25 years, talk about well seasoned :)
  • Shredded Flank Steak ~ Ropa Vieja ~ Coconut Flour Tortillas by Simply Living Healthy. I’m not much for red meats but in this dish, the meat looks so nice and tender. I especially want to try the Tortillas.



  • Sunday Night Soup Night hosted by Debbie at Easy Natural Food. A one-stop source for some really great soup recipes.
  • Calling All Bagels , hosted by Meals With Morri. In case you missed some of the entries, hop on over to visit Morri. She has the links to all of the participant’s entries in the latest Gluten Free Ratio Rally.
  • Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free April Round Up by Z’s Cup Of Tea. Such a fun theme for April. It was food inspired by your favourite children’s book. What children’s book would have inspired you?
  • Weekly Gluten-Free Roundup by Maura at Celiac Kitchen Witch. Interested in even more Gluten Free Recipes and Reviews? You should sign up for the weekly list that Maura compiles.
  • Migraine Prevalence Up in Celiac Disease, IBD Patients. U.S. study finds self-classified gluten-sensitive individuals have increased odds of migraines. Thanks go to Linda of the Gluten Free Homemaker for bringing this article to my attention.
  • Click here to see a text listing of my gluten free recipes.


The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step
~ Lao Tzu


Now, to give you an idea about what’s been cooking in the Fox Kitchen lately…

Frozen Tahini Banana Cups by The Veggie Nook. I love Tahini and I love bananas, so why not try them together?

Gabby’s recipe is super quick and easy. I think I managed to speed it even more by using the microwave. It only took about a minute before the ingredients were warm enough to blend together.

For the most part, I used the ingredients as listed. I haven’t yet found a stevia I can stomach, so I omitted the stevia and used a tsp of honey.

I ended up with 12 frozen mini-cups of the Tahini Banana treats. Will I make these again? Yes, I believe I will. My seemingly insatiable sweet tooth was surprisingly calm after having just one of these not too overly sweet candy-like treats.

Coconut Bars by Forgiving Martha. With my food processor doing most of the work, these bars were super easy to make.

I did make a couple of substitutions. I used psyllium husks instead of flax meal and I used almond butter instead of peanut butter.

I admit I wasn’t too crazy about my version of these coconut bars while they were still warm from the oven. I thought they tasted “beany” when they were still warm but once they were chilled, they tasted a bit like a vanilla flavoured blonde brownie. That’s when I went crazy for them a couple. These healthy coconut bars have earned a place in our regular recipe rotation.

Recipe: Piña Colada Dipping Sauce


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Summary: This sauce is the perfect accompaniment to my Coconut Chicken Strips.


  • 1/4 cup plain unsweetened yogurt (I used my own homemade yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, with juice
  • 2 Tbsp piña colada mix (I used frozen Bacardi concentrate)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender or mini food processor until nice and smooth.
  2. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. Makes about 2/3 Cup

Quick notes

This sauce freezes well. I tripled the recipe and froze the extra in small freezer zip-lock style bags.


To make it a little bit more interesting, add a pinch of cayenne pepper

Recipe by Laureen.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 4


This posting is linked to the following events:

Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays hosted by Amy at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

Traditional Tuesdays hosted by Lea Harris at Nourishing Treasures

Gluten Free Wednesdays hosted by Linda at Gluten-Free Homemaker

Whole Food Wednesday hosted by France at Beyond The Peel

Allergy Free Wednesdays hosted by Tessa at Tessa Domestic Diva

It’s a Keeper Thursday hosted by Christina at It’s a Keeper

Pennywise Platter Thursday hosted by Kimi at The Nourishing Gourmet

Bake With Bizzy hosted by Bizzy B Bakes

Foodie Fridayhosted by Diane at Simple Living with Diane Balch

Melt In Your Mouth Monday hosted by Jane at Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms

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Laureen is an enthusiastic amateur cook and Canadian Food Blogger from Vancouver BC. She loves spending her days creating good wholesome food in the Fox Kitchen. Evenings will find her blogging about the best that living without gluten has to offer.
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  1. Thanks for the mention! I have been creating a new “Medallion” coconut cookie every weekend and have a few more planned. I must say the Orange were probably my most favorite so far (even over the chocolate version!). :-)

  2. Laureen says:

    Hehe…I really did go on a Tahini bend this past week didn’t I? I love your recipe for Tahini cups! I’m into my second batch :)
    I was feeling brave and tried to make a chocolate, peanut butter, banana version…not as good I’m afraid. So it’s back to Tahini. As you said, Tahini for the win!

  3. Wow! A wealth of recipe links and suggestions. SO great. The pina colada dip sounds delish as does the banana tahini cups. Like you a can’t stomach stevia..gag and I will take your suggestion to use honey. Thanks for sharing this with the real food community at Whole Food Wednesdays.

    • Laureen says:

      I am addicted to the Tahini Cups. I only use a teaspoon of honey in batch that makes 12 treats. I find that little touch of sweetness along with the slice of banana in each one satisfies my sweet tooth. A batch can last me all week, I figure a teaspoon of honey a week is not bad.

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