RECIPES

Valentine’s day Menu

Valentine’s day Menu

With Valentine’s day around the corner, why not spoil your loved one with a romantic and healthy home cooked 3-course dinner.  All recipes are gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free. APPETIZER SPICY WATERMELON GAZPACHO MEDITERRANEAN STUFFED MUSHROOMS MAIN COURSE BUTTER CHICKEN WITH CAULI-RICE GRAIN…

Spicy watermelon gazpacho

Spicy watermelon gazpacho

This delicious cold soup will tantalise all senses.   The perfect combination of spicy, sweet and sour.  

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…

Low carb crackers

Low carb crackers

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

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.

The best dairy free smoothies

The best dairy free smoothies

We love smoothies and whip up these beauties as least once a week.  Use banana, nut butter and water as a base and add your favourite fruit and herbs.  By mixing nut butter with water, you get the most amazing nut milk – a whole…

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…

Banana nut ice cream – dairy and refined sugar free

Banana nut ice cream – dairy and refined sugar free

You only need 3 minutes and 3 ingredients to make this delicious and creamy ice cream.  It’s smooth, rich and super filling so a little goes a long way.  Serve with some chopped nuts and a date paste for something truly special.

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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…

Nut milk in 5 minutes – dairy free

Nut milk in 5 minutes – dairy free

You’ve just arrived in nut milk heaven!  So may people have lactose sensitivities or exclude dairy from their diet by choice.  A great alternative to cow milk is nut milk.  Typically nut milk is expensive and if you’ve ever tried making your own, you’ll know…