• Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {Dairy Free} Roast Butternut, Orange and Sage Soup

    It is still winter. I am still cold. I am still eating soup. And you can too. Here is a recipe for my Healthy Roast Butternut, Orange and Sage Soup, which is packed with flavour from the Orange and Sage, is creamy and rich, but without the unhealthy cream. This soup is: – Dairy free – Gluten Free – Vegetarian (duh) Enjoy! Love, Cat Ingredients Soup: 1 Whole Butternut 1 Orange Zest of the orange 2 Potatoes cut into small cubes Handful of sage Salt and Pepper to taste 30ml of coconut oil 100ml of coconut cream 1 litre or so of Water Vegetable stock cube Croutons: 2 – 3…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {Dairy & Gluten Free} Chocolate Tarts & THAT Wedding Cake

    Happy Monday Guys and I am kicking of the week with these Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Tarts. On Saturday after watching the Royal Wedding, I was feeling inspired and decided to bake a tart – one that was friendly on the tummy, but still delicious and this is how it turned out. Royal Wedding Synopsis OK but before we get into that – lets also pause to take a moment to discuss how amazing Meghan looked – her make-up, understated simple yet beautiful dress and that veil. The diversity of people at her wedding, how HOT her second Stella McCartney dress was and how hilarious it was to watch…

  • Dairy Free,  FODMAP,  Gluten Free

    {Gluten & Dairy Free} Orange Sweet Potato Crumpets

    Happy Monday Guys and it’s a four day week so no reason to feel the Monday Blues 🙂 So, over the weekend I had a beautiful bag of these bright orange Sweet Potato chunks that were just staring at me from the fridge that I thought I’d experiment with. First – lets have an honest moment here. Truth: Probably only about 60% of what I make, do I blog about – the rest is just a gold old fashioned flop! The thing is, when you substitute milk and flour with other alternative ingredients such as soya, almond and gluten free flours, it is a very difficult balancing act and sometimes…

  • Dairy Free

    {Dairy Free} Creamy Ice-Cream with Crushed Oreo

    Happy Monday Friends! Over the weekend we hosted a special dinner for Shaun’s mom’s birthday. I decided it was time to take out the ice cream maker, which I purchased last year from Yuppie Chef, but haven’t really had a chance to use. It’s a Krups Ice Cream and Sorbet maker and its super easy to use. After leaving the ‘bowl’ in the freezer for 24 hours, you make your ice cream mixture and pour it into the frozen bowl, while the paddles stirs the mixture until it resembles ice cream. Has to be on of the best kitchen gadget purchases I have ever made! Here’s the recipe for my…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    {Dairy Free} Acai Berry & Vanilla Panna Cotta’s

    As you may have picked up from all my blog posts so far, I have a slight dairy intolerance. So I am always looking for ways that I can eat ‘normal’ food and desserts that wont give me stomach issues. One of my favourite desserts is Panna Cotta, but the problem is it’s like a 90% milk / cream dessert. I started playing around with coconut milk and gelatin, to see if I could make one that I could actually eat. These are two Dairy Free Panna Cotta versions I am settled on – Plain Vanilla and then Vanilla and Acai Berry. They are both quite yummy and have a…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {Vegetarian} Pak Choi & Noodles

    Some people call it Pak Choi and some Bok Choy and too be honest I am not entirely sure which is correct, but let me tell you something – I love to eat it. This leafy green Chinese vegetable belongs to the cabbage family – though it tastes nothing like cabbage! Here is a recipe for a yummy Asian inspired Noodle lunch that I whipped up in less than 30 minutes. Ingredients Sauce 60 ml water 1 tsp Gluten Free Veg stock (available at most health shops) 2 tsp Gluten Free Soya Sauce 2 tsp Sugar 2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar 1/2 tsp Cornflour Pinch of Chili Flakes Noodle Dish…

  • Dairy Free,  FODMAP,  Gluten Free

    {Dairy Free} Creamy, Chocolate Carob Oats

    Oats have a bad rep. Maybe its because they are a carb, that they are seen as the enemy? Or maybe its because you think of being forced fed lumpy porridge as a kid? What ever the reason may be, I plan to make Oats sexy again. Oats are a whole-grain food and are rich in fiber, manganese, the B vitamins thiamin and riboflavin, vitamin E and protein. They’re also low in sodium and fat and free of sugar, cholesterol and saturated fats. So stick around for a few Oat inspired recipes on Le Famished Cat. Serves 1 Ingredients 1/2 cup of Rolled Oats (Gluten Free variety for me) 1…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    {Gluten Free} Banana Bread

    Banana Bread has to be one of my all time favourite baked breads. What most people don’t know is that you actually have to use the most bananary bananas – you know the ones that are just about to turn into mush. Don’t throw that bruised banana away – that stuff is liquid gold. Here’s a recipe for a Gluten Free version, but I have made this same mixture with normal cake flour and it still tasted good! Ingredients 2 cups Gluten free flour 2 eggs 4-5 very ripe bananas mashed 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 2 tablespoons almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    {Gluten Free}Poke Bowls if you Please Sir

    Poke Bowls are Life. Some believe this ‘deconstructed bowl of sushi’ is a pretentious waste of time, eaten by yuppies in Cape Town and Sandton. I disagree. The Poke Bowl is a Hawaiian raw fish dish (already been on the menu for decades) and there is nothing not to love about this light, fresh, quick and easy bowl of goodness, unless of course you don’t like raw fish. I have had my fair share of Poke Bowls over the last few months, but there were three bowls that really stood out for me – being: 34 Degrees South at the Knysna Waterfront, Cape Town Fish Market at the V&A, Cape…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {Dairy Free} Chocolate Mousse

    This recipe is a firm favourite at parties and lunches and the reason I love it is because its rich and chocolately and best of all – it contains NO dairy. It uses Avo’s. Yup! Before you gag – try it for yourself and I promise you will be pleasantly surprised! Serves: 6 Difficulty: Easy Peasy Ingredients 150g dark chocolate , plus extra for serving (Dairy Free if your full on lactose intolerant) 2 large ripe avocados 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 3 tablespoons honey 1 x 160 g tin of coconut cream Directions Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Make sure the base doesn’t touch…

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