• 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? Itโ€™s no secret I am in LOVE with a range of products that I have discovered from Chayah Foods.ย 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 ๐ŸŒ™

    Todayโ€™s recipe is a purple Blueberry Moon Milk โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ people are talking life less seriously and I am making a healthier Peppermint Crisp Tart –ย 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 โ€“ just by swopping…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    {Gluten and Dairy Free} Malva Pudding

    On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a Dairy free, Gluten Free Malva Pudding with cup of tea. Ok, let me stick to coming up with recipes for yโ€™all. ๐Ÿ™„ People, this is one kitchen experiment I am super proud of โ€“ and I dare you to prove me wrong – tell me this Dairy and Gluten free Malva does not taste like the real pudding! I made it for my family get together and nobody believed it was free from traditional flour, butter and cream. It really does taste that good and I plan to make it on Christmas Day too! Recipe notes for…

  • Gluten and Vegan Pesto Pasta
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {Gluten Free & Vegan} Creamy Basil Pesto Spaghetti

    Today I am sharing a comfort food recipe for this bowl of Gluten Free and Vegan Creamy Basil Pesto Spaghetti. If there is one herb I absolutely LOVE it is Basil. For one, it is the only herb I can actually keep alive. It is also wonderfully fragrant and versatile and elevates a dish that may otherwise taste too bland. Most importantly, you can make pesto with it. However store bought pesto is expensive because it usually contains pine nuts, (the most expensive nut known to man๐Ÿ˜…) garlic (which I can’t eat) and other unhealthy additives. A while back I made this healthy, budget friendly homemade pestoย using cashews and the…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {GF, V, DF} Pumpkin & Cinnamon Crumpets

    Happy Saturday! Today we are making gluten free, vegan Pumpkin Crumpets. There are no shortage of recipes on the internet that use just banana and egg to make Gluten Free crumpets, but I find these recipes way to ‘bananary’ for my liking. I had some leftover pumpkin from last nights dinner and decided to improvise and the result are these healthy Pumpkin Crumpets, which are the perfect addition to a weekend brunch. They are: Gluten free Refined sugar free Vegan as I didn’t use any eggs or milk. Please tag me if you decide to make these? Love, Cat Ingredients: 1 cup Gluten Free rolled oats 1/3 cup of Gluten…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Reset your gut: More #HappyGut recipes

    I am on day 3 of the cleanse and I am feeling a lot better. I have more energy – my stomach is as flat as an ironing board ๐Ÿ˜ (banishing bloat) and overall I am feeling pretty positive.   If you’re not sure what I am talking about – check out the first post here. I am very lucky to have Mel guiding me on this cleanse – because it’s a process she’s walking me through and decoding for me every step of the way. We talk about the real stuff. She asks me about my poo ๐Ÿคฃ. I tell her about my reactions to the food (had a…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {DF / GF / Vegan} Reset your Gut before December

    When someone suggests you โ€œgo with your gutโ€ โ€” they are more right than you probably realize. That is because your gut is actually considered your second brain and it is changing the way we understand the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way we think. Reset your Gut Our gut is responsible for ensuring that we absorb the nutrients of the food we eat, properly expelling waste and toxins from our body and for helping maintain a strong immune system. While not only critical for these everyday functions, your gut also holds a life force of its own. Food does not just digest from chewing and swallowing;…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Creamy Butternut and Burnt Sage Pasta

    It’s Friday, and I am serving up this Creamy Butternut and Burnt Sage Pasta which is a Gluten and Dairy Free, Vegetarian Pasta Dish, that’s super easy to make and is easy on the pocket and the stomach. If you aren’t dairy sensitive, just swop the milk alternative for cream or milk. This recipe uses the natural creamy texture of Butternut to coat and brings flavour to the pasta shells. Enjoy, Love, Cat Serves 2: You need: 1 x Whole Butternut 180 ml of Almond Milk or Coconut Milk (you can also use cows milk or cream) 2 cups of Gluten Free Pasta – These ones called Glutagon Salt and…

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