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    FODMAP,  Gluten Free

    Gluten Free Healthier Banana Bread

    Today’s post is a recipe for another gluten free, healthier Banana Bread that is also free of refined sugar. I used Rice Flour in this recipe as it has a very neutral taste and it is a lot easier to bake with than coconut flour.  (The most absorbent flour known to man🙃) Banana bread is one of those classic, comfort food recipes that fills the whole house with a delicious scent when baked. To get the right flavour for this Gluten Free Healthier Banana Bread, you will need to use very ripe bananas – you know the ones that have lots of black speckles and are very soft to the…

  • FODMAP,  Vegan

    24 Days of Christmas – Maple Glazed Carrots with Thyme

    Today we are going to be creating these Maple Glazed Carrots with Thyme. These are a delicious FODMAP friendly, vegan side dish to add to your christmas lunch table. Just a quick recap that we are six recipes down and I am loving creating these Christmas inspired recipes for you – I hope they are inspiring you to get cooking these holidays. We have already done Festive Gluten Free Cupcakes , a Caprese Wreath, a Thyme and Strawberry Gin cocktail, Chocolate Pretzels, as well as a Christmas Tree waffle.  Creating a recipe everyday hasn’t been a walk in the park. In fact, last week I tried to do a 6 a…

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    What a FODMAP Friendly day looks like

    Want to know what a day of eating FODMAP friendly looks like? Through blogging over the past few months, I have come to meet and chat to some very awesome women who are also new to the blogging world and one such lady is the lovely Capetonian – Robyn from Little Bits of Ruby. Robin is a fellow foodie and beauty blogger, as well as a newbie FODMAPPER. (Read about what FODMAPs are here) The thing with having IBS and food sensitivities is that everyone thinks you are just being a fussy eater and many people don’t realise that it’s kind of a way of life.   Taking stock… About a…

  • FODMAP,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {Vegan & GF} Super Green Potato Salad

    Here’s my recipe for a Super Green Potato Salad without the traditional Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is delicious – but also super-super fattening because it’s loaded with hidden saturated fats, sugars and gluten and is High on the FODMAP chart. It is hard to give up Potato Salad because it’s so DELICIOUS, but what about using avocado instead of Mayo? Vegan’s have been doing it forever! Here’s a recipe for my simple Super Green Potato Salad, which uses creamy avocado as a dressing and Lemon Avocado Oil to emulsify.  It’s also got some other ‘hidden’ green nutrition – pumpkin seeds and spinach. Let me know if you decide to make this version!   Serves 2 Ingredients: ·…

  • 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…

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    {FODMAP Friendly} Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites

    These chocolatey, coconuty morsels are a FODMAP friendly treat that you can enjoy guilt free. Plus, I am sure I don’t need to tell you that dark chocolate is ridiculously good for you right? Its a superfood! Makes about 8 – 10 bites. Ingredients 21/2 cups of Desiccated coconut 1 Tbs Coconut Sugar 2 Tbs coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 100 or so grams of Dark Chocolate – I used my Lindt Bunny hehe Directions Blitz the Desiccated coconut in a blender or food processor for 20 seconds. Transfer to a bowl and add the coconut sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla and stir until well combined Using your hands,…

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    FODMAP’s Decoded

    Happy Tuesday All! Last week, I asked you on an Instagram poll if you knew what FODMAP’s was and 95% who responded said no. The reason I am talking about FODMAP’s is because I think it has to be one of easiest ways to solve a simple problem so many of us have, but don’t really talk about. B L O A T I N G. You know, the sexy kind that makes you look like your 6 months pregnant at the end of the day. In a bid to vanquish reoccurring stomach issues, I have been trying to follow this guide (as far as possible) for the last few…

  • 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…

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    {Vegeterian} Fry’s Vegetarian Things

    Have you ever tried to eat “Vegetarian” burgers and meats before? I honestly understand why people choose to eat meat instead, especially if you order a ‘Vegetarian burger’ and it turns out to be an overpriced, R70 Soggy Brown mushroom on a bun. Vegetarians are people too man. My friend Tammy has this struggle all the time – Vegetarian doesn’t mean she is a bunny – satisfied to chomp on a carrot and cucumber platter – even if it is #Organic and #LocallySourced In some cases you may not be vegetarian but just want to give your body a break from meat without having to go full on #PlantFoodPowered Enter…

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    {My Story} What the heck is ‘FODMAP’s?’

    Look, I was at lost as you probably are hearing this word for the first time. It sounds like some sort of jargon an IT guy would use. Like – “Hey Susan, we can’t seem to locate the FODMAP on the work server – could you try rebooting?” Ok before I get carried away, let me take two steps back. For pretty much FOREVER I have battled with a range of varying stomach issues. Cramps, bloating, constipation, runny tummy – you name it. I had tried using dear old Doctor Google – who kept diagnosing me with stomach cancer. I’d tried at-home gluten and dairy tests (everything seemed normal, but…

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