• 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.…

  • Peppermint Crisp Chia Pudding
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Peppermint Crisp Chia Pudding

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Peppermint Crisp Chia Pudding. It all starts off with some chia seeds soaked in almond milk, peppermint essence, maple syrup and cocoa powder, and is topped off with some cocoa nibs for added texture. South Africans love Peppermint Crisp I think the thing that we all love about Peppermint Crisp is that satisfying crunch of peppermint shards, with that creamy chocolate base. That is what I wanted to recreate with this Chia Pudding recipe and to do that, I used crunchy cocoa nibs, a dash of peppermint essence for that freshness and cocoa powder to give the chia seeds a chocolate flavour. How Healthy…

  • Dairy Free,  FODMAP,  Gluten Free

    Grilled Honey & Rosemary Grapefruits

    This morning’s breakfast recipe is for Grilled Honey & Rosemary Grapefruits, topped with a sprinkling of granola. You might be wondering why I would choose to grill grapefruits, but if you are a grapefruit lover, bear with me. 😁 Grapefruit, when grilled with something sweet, like honey, caramelizes and complements the fruits bittersweet flavour. By adding a few sprigs of rosemary, which has a very ‘woodsy’ scent, the grapefruit also gets a delicious toasty flavour. We currently have quite a bit of grapefruit at home, (due to overlapping shopping excursions) which is why I decided to create another grapefruit recipe. Winter is for Citrus If you did not know, I…

  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins

    These Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins are the yummiest way to incorporate veggies into a sweet treat — especially when there is a swirl of dairy free, cream piled on top. The muffins are super easy to make and require two bowls and a whisk to make the batter, so your kids could even help you make them. When they are done, they emerge from the oven fragrant with cinnamon and vanilla, and the dairy-free frosting with coconut chip topping helps to sweetly finish them up. The Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins Let’s talk about some of the ingredients to make the Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins themselves. You will need: Sunflower Oil…

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