• How to Make Banana Milk
    Dairy Free,  Lifestyle

    Dairy Free Milk Alternatives & Banana Milk Recipe

    When it comes to milk alternatives, there is a multitude of Dairy Free, plant milks on offer in South Africa. Just visit any Dischem, Clicks, Checkers, and Woolworths and you will have the option to try them all. I try to follow a dairy free diet as much as possible (partly because of my IBS issues, partly because of wanting to eat fewer animal products) so choosing to drink non-dairy milk is a no-brainer for me. However, with so many choices, how do we know which type of non-dairy milk to buy? How do we know which type works best in which recipe? Today I am breaking down all the…

  • Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding

    Happy Monday! Today’s recipe is a very simple Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding that you can eat for breakfast or as a midday snack. This Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding is healthy and easy to make and is loaded with sweet mango flavour. You only need a handful of ingredients and a bowl and I have adapted it for you incase you don’t have a blender.     I generally make chia pudding with almond milk, but I think coconut and mango go very well together in this recipe. In fact, the combination of flavours and the texture of the chia pudding remind me of a Mango, Coconut Ice Cream…

  • Raw Beetroot & Hummus Dip
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Raw Beet & Chickpea Hummus Dip

    Add some colour to your life with this Raw Beet & Chickpea Hummus dip – a healthy, creamy, and bright pink dip that’s as yummy to eat as it it to look at. Unlike regular dips, this one is free of cream and garlic, but still loaded with flavour from the chickpeas, lemon, beet and tahini. You can spread it on sandwiches and wraps, on salads or as a dip for raw veggies, chips and crackers. Beetroot and Chickpeas I have started to reintroduce certain foods back into my diet (after following a strict FODMAP diet for IBS) and I have really started to enjoy eating beetroot and chickpeas again. I…

  • Creamy Watermelon Sorbet
    Dairy Free,  Vegan

    No Churn, Creamy Watermelon Sorbet 🍉

    This recipe for no churn Creamy Watermelon Sorbet is so simple, I am almost embarrassed to post it! 😁 It’s watermelon season at the moment in South Africa and what better way to use that huge watermelon taking up space in your fridge than with an icy cool sorbet?   This sorbet is made using coconut milk, watermelon and vanilla and requires no churning (i.e no ice cream maker) – just a little bit of patience and time. This sorbet is vegan, yet creamy and smooth and very refreshing. Why Coconut Milk? Sorbet usually comprises of water, sugar and fruit, but I wanted to change things up slightly to give the…

  • Pear, Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Pear, Cinnamon & Maple Overnight Oats

    It is the last Monday of January and while everyone waits in anticipation for payday, I have a budget friendly breakfast idea that is easy on the pocket and healthy too – Pear Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats. Have you ever tried Overnight Oats before? The idea is very simple – oats are soaked in flavourings, milk, milk alternative or juice overnight and you eat them chilled with any extra toppings that you like. They are foolproof to make and are a great time saver – make them the night before and grab them to go as you head out. The Pear, Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats These Overnight Oats…

  • Lemon and Basil Granita
    Dairy Free,  Vegan

    4 Ingredient Lemon & Basil Granita

    Today’s recipe is a very simple 4 Ingredient Lemon & Basil Granita. As temperatures continue to climb, I naturally reach for colder treats and granita is one delight that ticks all the refreshment boxes for me. Cold, icy, crunchy and fruity. What I like about it is that it lower in calories, dairy free and vegan. This icy concoction was invented in Sicilia, Italy’s southernmost region, which is a very dry and hot – so granita is a go to treat. 😎 It is made from fresh fruit and water, mixed together and frozen until icy. It is then flaked with a fork and frozen again. The result is a crunchy,…

  • Merlot Wine Brownies
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    {Gluten & Dairy Free} Merlot & Chocolate Brownies

    Friday is here and what better way to celebrate than with Gluten & Dairy Free Merlot and Chocolate Brownies? It’s no secret I am in LOVE with a range of products that I have discovered from Chayah Foods. I have already made a Matcha Blue Smoothie Bowl and Blueberry Moon Milk. There was another product that got my creative juices flowing – their Merlot Flour. Say what? Merlot Wine Flour? This flour is real and is perfect in any recipe to add flavour, colour and even nutrition. Its taste is just like a good Merlot – but in powdered form! It is naturally gluten-free as well as alcohol free, but I…

  • Dairy Free,  Vegan

    Sleep Easy with a Cup of Blueberry Moon Milk 🌙

    Today’s recipe is a purple Blueberry Moon Milk – a concoction of dairy-free milk, fragrant spices, a tart blueberry flavour, all mellowed out by sweet maple syrup. While I did not come up with the idea of Moon Milk, this concoction is my own recipe I was inspired to make when I received a box of goodies from Chayah Foods.     Just like when your mom used to make you a warm glass of milk and honey before bed, Moon Milk can calm you into slumber and has the added benefit of soothing your tummy – depending on what ingredients you use. The drink is used in the ancient…

  • Gluten Free Christmas Coconut Cake
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Make a Christmas Coconut Cake

    It’s the second last day of my 24 Days of Christmas blog posts and today’s recipe is a naughty but nice one – How-to make a Christmas Coconut Cake. This cake is soft and scrumptious, gluten-free and the frosting is dairy free and uses only coconut cream. Decorate with whatever berries or fruit is in season and top with some edible sparkles for that festive vibe. This Christmas Coconut Cake is the kind of cake that beckons you in every time you walk past it and it’s dead easy to make. Serve as a dessert or slice up and serve with tea and coffee. Happy Baking, Love Cat    …

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Healthier Peppermint Crisp Tart

    Happy Monday! Holiday spirit is officially the air – people are talking life less seriously and I am making a healthier Peppermint Crisp Tart – using gluten free biscuits, a vegan homemade caramel and a coconut whipped cream. The thing that I think we all love about a Peppermint Crisp Tart is the fact that it has that moreish coconut taste from the Tennis Biscuits and that sweetness from the caramel, which is all balanced out by the layers of cream and pops of freshness in our mouths from the Peppermint. Remaking an old favourite I think I have managed to achieve something similar, but slightly healthier – just by swopping…

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