Breakfast

Sometimes sweet and sometimes savoury but always gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free.

Turmeric and ginger smoothie

Turmeric and ginger smoothie

This inflammation fighting powerhouse of a smoothie is fresh and delicious and loaded with turmeric and ginger.  Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.  It’s a potent anti-inflammatory…

Berry smoothie bowl

Berry smoothie bowl

I don’t know about you, but my Instagram feed is filled with images of delicious smoothie bowls, decorated beautifully with fresh fruit, edible flowers, nuts and seeds.    We often have smoothies for breakfast but I found that I’m hungry again after 2 – 3…

Apple cinnamon smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

Apple cinnamon smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

I love having smoothies for breakfast in summer.  This apple cinnamon smoothie will probably not be your obvious choice but is a delicious break from the standard banana or berry smoothies we all love. Add a tbsp of MCT oil, plant based protein powder and…

Cheese scones – gluten, wheat and refined sugar free

Cheese scones – gluten, wheat and refined sugar free

As a rule we exclude dairy from our diet.  But every now and then, I would surprise my daughter with something cheesy.  These cheese scones are made with cheddar and are deliciously cheesy.  You might not know this but cheese is surprisingly low in lactose.…

Nutty vanilla cinnamon smoothy – dairy and refined sugar free

Nutty vanilla cinnamon smoothy – dairy and refined sugar free

One of my all time favourite smoothies is The Gem from Kauai.  It’s a yogurt, banana, nut and honey delight.  We’ve tried to re-create the gem without using dairy or refined sugar and by adding some good for you superfood.  The result is pretty good…

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.

Carrot cake muffins – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Carrot cake muffins – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

I love carrot cake and have been trying to create a paleo (gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free) carrot cake muffin for a while now.  This was my 4th attempt and I can truly say that they finally came out beautiful, moist and delicious.

Paleo banana bread – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Paleo banana bread – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

I’ve been wanting to post a banana bread recipe on my blog for a while now.  There are so many recipes on the internet but this one is pretty special.  It’s perfectly sweet, moist and crunchy and quick and easy to make.  The whole family…

Berrylicious smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

Berrylicious smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

Let’s be honest, it’s winter in South Africa and smoothies are probably not on everyone’s breakfast wish list at the moment. Up in Gauteng we are blessed with beautiful sunny winter days.  So why not pack a refreshing smoothie in your kids lunch box or…

Chocolate orange chia pudding – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free.

Chocolate orange chia pudding – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free.

Who wants chocolate for breakfast?  If you haven’t discovered chia pudding yet, you are in for a lovely surprise.  Even though it is called “pudding” chia puddings are normally eaten for breakfast.  Yes, breakfast!  It is a great alternative to breakfast cereals, muesli and yogurt or…

Grain free baked “granola” bars – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Grain free baked “granola” bars – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

We’ve previously posted a recipe for no-bake “granola” bars.  These bars are by far the most popular recipe on the blog.   The no-bake nut bars are super delicious and the perfect snack on the go, but they are not stable at room temperature and…

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…

Red velvet superfood smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

Red velvet superfood smoothie – dairy and refined sugar free

This red velvet smoothie is as pretty as a picture and loaded with superfoods.  It’s made with almond milk and contains blueberries, nut butter, beetroot powder and cacao superfood blend.  This is my go to breakfast or lunch on the run. Blueberries are sweet, nutritious…

Golden mocha latte – dairy, refined sugar and caffeine free

Golden mocha latte – dairy, refined sugar and caffeine free

Sometimes we all need a nice warm and creamy drink to comfort the soul.  Our golden mocha latte does just that.  It’s not only warm and comforting but loaded with healthy fats and other superfoods.  We love having the golden mocha latte for breakfast on…

Grain free chocolate “granola” bars – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Grain free chocolate “granola” bars – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Why do we want you to make your own “granola” bars?  Let’s have a look at a South African favourite, the Jungle Yogurt energy bar.  It contains oats (gluten), sugar, golden syrup (more sugar), vegetable oil, salt, glucose syrup (more sugar), vegetable fat, water, sunflower…

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…

Healthy breakfast loaf – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Healthy breakfast loaf – gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free

Let’s be honest.  We all like a slice of freshly baked bread with our favourite topping for breakfast.  If you are excluding grains, dairy and sugar from you diet, it’s difficult to find or bake a decent replacement.  If you’ve ever tried baking grain free…