• Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Quinoa with Honey & Mustard Roasted Vegetables

    This Quinoa Salad with Honey & Mustard Roasted Vegetables is a perfect meatless main dish or side dish. It is loaded with veggies that have been roasted in Ina Paarman’s Honey & Mustard Coat and Cook Sauce and is served over a bed of warm quinoa. Ina Paarman’s Coat and Cook sauces are usually used for meat and fish dishes, by I decided to use the Honey and Mustard sauce on a tray of roasted veggies for my second recipe. Roasting the Veggies Roasted vegetables are good any time of the year, but I think they are especially delicious during colder winter months. Between the gorgeous, slightly browned veggies, the…

  • How to make Chocolate Milo Cookies
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    How to make Chocolate Milo Cookies

    A delicious and easy recipe on how to make Chocolate Milo Cookies that are flourless, crunchy, delicious and the best part – you don’t need to chill the cookie dough!  This weekend Shaun and I created a new recipe for the blog together – these Flourless Chocolate Milo Cookies. Now I know Milo isn’t Gluten-Free, because it contains malt, but as I have said many times before on the blog, I am not allergic to gluten, but rather sensitive to it. I believe in everything in moderation, and I also try to substitute flours whenever I can for gluten-free versions, and that’s exactly what I did in this recipe for…

  • Make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts
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    Make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts

    Yes, you read that right-  a recipe to make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s possible, because life isn’t about depriving yourself of all the good things, its about balance and sometimes, coming up with ways to make a really delicious thing like a doughnut, a bit healthier. What’s the secret to healthier doughnuts? Traditionally, doughnuts are deep-fried and they absorb a lot of cooking oil in the cooking process. In addition, many bakeries cook their doughnuts in shortening, a fat often loaded with trans-fats. The solution – delicious baked doughnuts that are cooked in the oven with just a little bit of coconut oil…

  • Peppermint Crisp Chia Pudding
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    Peppermint Crisp Chia Pudding

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Peppermint Crisp Chia Pudding. It all starts off with some chia seeds soaked in almond milk, peppermint essence, maple syrup and cocoa powder, and is topped off with some cocoa nibs for added texture. South Africans love Peppermint Crisp I think the thing that we all love about Peppermint Crisp is that satisfying crunch of peppermint shards, with that creamy chocolate base. That is what I wanted to recreate with this Chia Pudding recipe and to do that, I used crunchy cocoa nibs, a dash of peppermint essence for that freshness and cocoa powder to give the chia seeds a chocolate flavour. How Healthy…

  • Dairy Free,  FODMAP,  Gluten Free

    Grilled Honey & Rosemary Grapefruits

    This morning’s breakfast recipe is for Grilled Honey & Rosemary Grapefruits, topped with a sprinkling of granola. You might be wondering why I would choose to grill grapefruits, but if you are a grapefruit lover, bear with me. 😁 Grapefruit, when grilled with something sweet, like honey, caramelizes and complements the fruits bittersweet flavour. By adding a few sprigs of rosemary, which has a very ‘woodsy’ scent, the grapefruit also gets a delicious toasty flavour. We currently have quite a bit of grapefruit at home, (due to overlapping shopping excursions) which is why I decided to create another grapefruit recipe. Winter is for Citrus If you did not know, I…

  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins
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    Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins

    These Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins are the yummiest way to incorporate veggies into a sweet treat — especially when there is a swirl of dairy free, cream piled on top. The muffins are super easy to make and require two bowls and a whisk to make the batter, so your kids could even help you make them. When they are done, they emerge from the oven fragrant with cinnamon and vanilla, and the dairy-free frosting with coconut chip topping helps to sweetly finish them up. The Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins Let’s talk about some of the ingredients to make the Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins themselves. You will need: Sunflower Oil…

  • Vegan & Gluten Free Milk Tarts
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    Vegan & Gluten Free Milk Tarts

    Today’s recipe is for a South African favourite, the humble Milk Tart, but I have tweaked the recipe to create Vegan & Gluten Free Milk Tarts. There are some dishes that trigger your childhood and take you right back to family get-togethers, and for me, that is a milk tart, which was often just served as a dessert. Milk Tart is a quintessential South African dessert and I decided I had to have a go at trying to make a version that I could comfortably eat – with no refined sugar, dairy and a gluten-free base. As I have said before, I am sensitive to dairy and gluten and the…

  • 30-minute Tomato & Basil Soup
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    30-minute Tomato & Basil Soup

    This is my super easy, super quick, 30-minute Tomato & Basil Soup recipe. The recipe has a very simple hack in that I used a combination of juicy, plump Romanita tomatoes, as well as a bottle of Romanita Tomato juice, which is a fast way to punch flavour into a tomato soup when you have limited time. From start to finish, this soup will take you 30 minutes to prepare and cook, so a great meal to make when you are short on time. What’s in the Tomato & Basil Soup? Keeping to my low dairy diet, besides the tomatoes, this soup uses coconut cream as a topping and nutritional…

  • Chai Flavoured Spelt Waffles
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    Easy Chai-Flavoured Spelt Waffles

    These easy Chai-Flavoured Spelt Waffles are so quick and easy to make, you will never want to buy pre-bought waffles or use a waffle mix again. As I wrote in my last blog post, Spelt flour is an ancient grain that is easier to digest than regular white or whole-wheat flour. Spelt flour contains more protein and vitamin B2 than whole-wheat flour and gives the waffles a yummy nutty flavour. I decided to make the waffles have a spiced chai flavour, after enjoying the previous Chai Spiced Rooibos I had created. Chai Spices For these Chai Waffles, I made my own chai spice mix consisting of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. You…

  • Dairy Free,  Vegan

    How to Make Rooibos Chai Latte

    Winter is coming (and Game of Thrones is finished😥) and today I’m going to show you how to make a Rooibos Chai Latte. This spiced drink is blended with frothed almond milk and takes only a few minutes to make at home. I absolutely love chai latte’s, but whenever I want to order one I have to first check if it is the powdered version. Although delicious and super creamy, the powdered versions are usually LADEN with milk powders that cause me to bloat within a few minutes. I’m talking about the kind of bloat that makes you like as though you may be 6 months pregnant. Not a great…

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