Sides

Our delicious healthy sides are gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free.

Tomato quiche with almond crust – grain and dairy free

Tomato quiche with almond crust – grain and dairy free

A delicious low carb quiche, filled with tomatoes, garlic and onion and a flaky grain free almond crust.

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.…

Healthy tomato sauce – refined sugar free

Healthy tomato sauce – refined sugar free

Tomato sauce is such a staple in most households.  Conventional store bought tomato sauce contains a little bit of tomato and a lot of cane sugar, preservatives and other artificial ingredients.  Our healthy tomato sauce is wholesome and delicious with no added refined sugar or…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Paleo bread rolls – gluten, wheat, nut and refined sugar free

Paleo bread rolls – gluten, wheat, nut and refined sugar free

There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread.  These paleo bread rolls are naturally sweetened with apple juice and medjool dates.  Its grain, gluten, wheat, nut, dairy and refined sugar free and super easy to make.  The rolls are a little sweet…

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…

Peach salad with candied nuts – refined sugar free

Peach salad with candied nuts – refined sugar free

In summer we love having salads for lunch.  I enjoy experimenting with different fruits and this peach salad is one of our favourites.  I prefer using nectarines but any type of peach adds a lovely sweetness to the salad.  For a crunch I’ve added raw…

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…

Mango, cucumber and avocado salad

Mango, cucumber and avocado salad

This salad is super easy and the perfect combination of sweet and crunchy.  Perfect as a side to a summer braai (South African barbecue).  No salad dressing is necessary as the juice from the mango naturally dress the salad.  This one is a crowd pleaser…