• Gluten Free,  Vegan

    How to Make Gluten-Free Cocoa Pops

    Have you ever wanted to make your own healthy cereal for the week? Today I show you how to make Gluten-Free Cocoa Pops, using puffed rice, cocoa and a little bit of sweetness.  When my siblings and I were little, we would very rarely be allowed to eat sugary cereals. I even remember feeling guilt at nursery school because my teacher allowed me to make a Fruit Loop necklace and gasp – EAT IT TOO! When we were given sugary cereals like Strawberry Pops, Cocoa Pops and Fruit Loops, my parents would buy those small little boxes for us to ensure we didn’t overindulge. My sister and I would hoard…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Make this Easy, Vegan Za’atar Hummus

    A recipe to make this easy, vegan Za’atar Hummus, that can be blended up and served in under five minutes, made with chickpeas, lemon, tahini and za’atar. It’s been a while that I have posted a recipe guys, you’ll have to excuse my tardiness, I have been blessed with a huge amount of freelance work, oh and wedding plans. The big day is about a month and a half away and we are starting to feel the pressure! Still loving every minute of the planning, though, it’s been such a special time. Ok time to get to the point – I am here to post this easy, vegan Za’atar Hummus…

  • Dairy-Free Creamy Coleslaw
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Make a Dairy-Free Creamy Coleslaw

    Braai Day is around the corner, and you guys requested yummy healthy salads, so here’s my recipe to make a Dairy-Free Creamy Coleslaw. This creamy dairy-free coleslaw is a classic tasting South African coleslaw, made with dairy-free mayonnaise. It is gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free too, so everyone can enjoy this creamy summer salad. What is it about coleslaw that makes a plate of food so tasty? When I was a kid, whenever we got KFC as a family, I would always eat a tub of coleslaw by myself. For me, it was better than the fried chicken! The crunchy cabbage, sweet carrots and tangy mayo make me salivate! I feel…

  • 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…

  • Gluten & Sugar-Free Churros Sticks
    Gluten Free

    Gluten & Sugar-Free Churros Sticks

    An easy recipe to make Gluten & Sugar-Free Churros Sticks, using the new Freesweet Sugar replacement range. Freesweet founder and creator Deborah Good, a Durban-based mother of five, has managed to create a sugar replacement unlike any other. Freesweet contains no artificial ingredients, tastes delicious and bakes beautifully, which I can confidently confirm after creating these Churros Sticks. Before we get to the recipe for Gluten & Sugar-Free Churros, here is some more info about this new sugar replacement. About Freesweet: 0 g carbs per teaspoon, low kilojoules No artificial ingredients No bitter aftertaste No aspartame Bakes and caramelises beautifully Replaces sugar in a 1:1 ratio, in any recipe Diabetic-friendly, endorsed…

  • Honey & Soy Noodle Bowl
    Gluten Free

    Honey & Soy Noodle Bowl with Ina Paarman’s

    An easy lunchtime recipe for a Honey and Soy Tofu Noodle Bowl, using the Ina Paarman Honey & Soy Coat & Cook Sauce. I have always had a fondness for Asian-inspired dishes, so when Ina Paarman asked me which products I would like to create recipes with; my first option was their Honey and Soy sauce. Honey and Soy is a classic stir-fry and dipping sauce in Asian recipes but is also used to create sticky chicken wings or ribs. I decided to do a vegetarian dish because as I am sure you know by now, I try to eat more plant-based meals and love coming up with vegan and…

  • Bio XXI Mushroom Alfredo
    Gluten Free,  Lifestyle

    Using Bio XXI Fettuccine to make Mushroom Alfredo

    Last week I attended the launch to celebrate the BIO XXI RANGE now being available in SA and I decided to use the Bio XXI Fettuccine I was gifted to make Mushroom Alfredo. Before we get into the recipe, here is some more info on this new brand that has just hit our shelves. Bio XXI hails from Coronilla, a Bolivian family-run company, internationally renowned for its exceptional eco-social business model and Quinoa-based, gluten-free foods. When they say family-owned, they mean family-owned and the founder Diego and his mom welcomed us to the launch and even got involved in the cooking process. It was such a great event to attend…

  • Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Make Gluten-Free Pink Gnocchi

    Here is a simple recipe to make Gluten-free Pink Gnocchi, using the Magenta Love Potatoes from Wesgrow Potatoes. Pink Potatoes guys, I have spoken about these beauties before here. This specific variety has pink flesh, a smooth texture and an earthy taste. They are perfect for salads, like crisps or eaten fried, bur really they are very versatile potatoes. For today’s recipe, I have used the Magenta Love Potatoes to make this very simple gluten-free gnocchi. Traditionally, in the classic gnocchi, wheat flour is used, but today I have swapped it for Woollies Plain Gluten Free Flour blend. I also used nutritional yeast, as opposed to eggs, which adds a…

  • Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
    Gluten Free

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

    This Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge takes less than 20 minutes to make and two hours to set. It is topped with crushed macadamia and pink Himalayan salt for added texture. This recipe is safe to make with kids and you do not need a candy thermometer – all you really need to do is microwave, stir, pour and chill. Simple as that 😍 Chocolate & Peanut Butter I don’t think there is any better combination than chocolate and peanut butter. I know so many of you have the same obsession, so I thought I would make some dark chocolate peanut butter fudge and share the recipe with you! This…

  • Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Making Falafel with Outcast Food’s Easy Mix

    Making Falafel with Outcast Food’s Easy Mix has never been so effortless. I received a drop from Outcast Foods which included their Classic Falafel Mix and it is by far, the EASIEST way to make falafel. The falafel mixes are available into two flavours, Classic: Cumin, Coriander, Cilantro, Turmeric or Crazy: Beetroot, cardamom, poppy and hint more chilli. They are packed as a dry mix, you just add boiling water to prepare, and then either fry or bake your falafel. Outcast Foods uses activated chickpeas that are (lightly sprouted) and the very best ingredients, including Kalahari Desert salt and non-irradiated spices.  Best of all – No gluten, fillers, preservatives or additives.…

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