Appetizers

Delicious start to any meal. Quick and easy recipes that are mostly gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free.

Low carb crackers

Low carb crackers

These low carb crackers are quick and easy to make, extremely versatile and perfect for snack platters.

Chorizo baby marrow fritters – grain free

Chorizo baby marrow fritters – grain free

These savoury chorizo baby marrow fritters are easy to make and packed with veggies.  They are delicious served as a side dish and perfect for lunch boxes or road trips.  The whole family will love these.

Stuffed mushrooms – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Stuffed mushrooms – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

When you think of stuffed mushrooms, you normally think of a juicy mushroom stuffed with gooey cheese and topped with bread crumbs.   Our Mediterranean inspired stuffed mushrooms are delicious, quick and easy to make and grain and dairy free.  Great as a light lunch,…

Sweet potato blinis – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Sweet potato blinis – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Blinis are yeasted pancakes, traditionally from Russia, and made from buckwheat flour and served with caviar.  Blinis are the perfect canapés and are these days topped with almost anything.  From smoked salmon or trout to pesto, beetroot or even roasted figs with walnuts and cream…

Paleo chicken nuggets – gluten, wheat and dairy free

Paleo chicken nuggets – gluten, wheat and dairy free

Most kids love chicken nuggets.  Conventional shop bought chicken nuggets are not exactly healthy and are loaded with grains, vegetable oils, stabilisers, preservatives and all sorts of foreign ingredients.  Well, chicken nuggets can be healthy.  All you need is good quality ingredients and a bit…

Roasted heirloom carrots with garlic mayonnaise

Roasted heirloom carrots with garlic mayonnaise

I got my hands on a bag of beautiful organic heirloom carrots and made a rustic veggie platter with home made roasted garlic and anchovy mayonnaise.  This is the perfect side to a lazy summer braai (barbecue) or Sunday roast.  I often serve this as…

Easy home made mayonnaise – sugar free

Easy home made mayonnaise – sugar free

Home made mayonnaise not only tastes better but is so much healthier.  Yes, it is pretty much a fat bomb, but when eaten in moderation it can definitely be incorporated in a healthy diet.  Our easy home made mayonnaise is quick to make and sugar…

Kai’s eggless tuna cakes – gluten, wheat, dairy and egg free

Kai’s eggless tuna cakes – gluten, wheat, dairy and egg free

A friend on mine’s 1 year old son has food sensitivities.  Little Kai can’t have dairy, eggs, wheat, potatoes or nuts and mom is running out of ideas on what to cook for the family.  These tuna patties are quick and easy to make and…

Chicken sliders with guacamole and sauerkraut

Chicken sliders with guacamole and sauerkraut

These chicken sliders are super nutritious but the addition of guacamole and sauerkraut place this dish in a nutritional class of its own.  Let’s be honest, sauerkraut is perhaps not everyone’s favourite but the health benefits associated with the fermentation process makes it at least…

Gluten free seed loaf – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Gluten free seed loaf – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

More and more people are starting to exclude gluten from their diets.  This healthy gluten free seed loaf is wheat, dairy and refined sugar free and a staple in our house.  We used a mix of almond, tapioca and coconut flour to create a delicious…

Coconut and ginger carrot soup

Coconut and ginger carrot soup

Our coconut and ginger carrot soup is wholesome and delicious.  It’s the perfect bowl of comfort for the cooler months and the ideal light lunch or dinner.  The ginger, turmeric, garlic and coconut milk packs a health and flavour punch. Ginger contains gingerol, a substance…

Almond and parmesan cheese crackers – gluten and wheat free

Almond and parmesan cheese crackers – gluten and wheat free

I used to be a cheese and wine kind of girl.  Any social event would be accompanied by a lavish cheese and cracker platter with lots of wine.  If you are wheat or gluten sensitive, crackers are a no go and to be brutally honest,…

Sweet potato toast with sweet toppings – gluten, wheat and refined sugar free

Sweet potato toast with sweet toppings – gluten, wheat and refined sugar free

I went through a phase where I had sweet potato topped with nut butter and banana slices for breakfast almost every day for a month.  I just couldn’t get enough.  We are so used to something sweet for breakfast and when following a low carb,…

The best refined sugar free sweet chilli sauce

The best refined sugar free sweet chilli sauce

This is by far the best refined sugar free sweet chilli sauce you’ll ever have.  The sauce is naturally sweetened with medjool dates and perfectly spicy and zingy.  If you like it hot, add more chillies.  The recipe makes a very mild sweet chilli sauce.…

Crispy fried onion and garlic bits – paleo and whole 30

Crispy fried onion and garlic bits – paleo and whole 30

Do you miss deep fried onion rings?  These crispy fried onion and garlic bits are paleo heaven.  The perfect topping to, well, pretty much any savoury dish.   And best of all, if you drain and bottle the coconut oil after frying the onions and…

Perfect roasted vegetables with garlic mayonnaise

Perfect roasted vegetables with garlic mayonnaise

Roasted seasonal vegetables are a staple in my house.  I try to do a couple of baking trays so there are heaps left over for breakfast, lunch and dinner the next day.  There are endless ways to jazz them up or simply serve them as…

Leftover mince and cheese bites – low carb, gluten and wheat free

Leftover mince and cheese bites – low carb, gluten and wheat free

I made stuffed green peppers and tomatoes last night for dinner.  The recipe called for a lovely mince or bolognese sauce.  After stuffing the vegetables I had half a portion of the mince left and decided to bake these leftover mince and cheese bites for…

The best guacamole

The best guacamole

I’m a huge avocado fan and have avo almost every day.  My guacamole is super easy, perfectly fresh and zesty and delicious. Its perfect with my savoury scones or almond parmesan cheese crackers, a yummy topping for roast butternut slices or salmon and a great filling for…