• Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts

    Yes, you read that right-  a recipe to make Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s possible, because I have used coconut flour instead! ❄ Today’s Christmas recipe is a yummy snack or dessert table idea for your upcoming Christmas party. What’s the secret to Gluten-Free Doughnuts? Traditionally, doughnuts are deep-fried and they absorb a lot of cooking oil in the cooking process. In addition, many bakeries cook their doughnuts in shortening, a fat often loaded with trans-fats. The solution – delicious baked doughnuts that are cooked in the oven with just a little bit of coconut oil and no added dairy. It is…

  • Christmas Brussel Sprouts
    Gluten Free

    Christmas Brussel Sprouts Recipe

    Today 24 Days of Christmas recipe is some veggie side inspiration and it’s Christmas Brussel Sprouts, pan-fried in butter, topped with toasted walnuts and juicy pomegranate seeds.  You’d be forgiven for grimacing at the thought of eating Brussel Sprouts for Christmas, because these baby cabbage-like veggies have got a bad rap. But hear me out… Maybe your mom or gran used to boil them to extinction? Or steam them to submission? This is, in fact, that worst way to cook a Brussel Sprout, because they want to be treated with a bit more respect and love. The Proper Way to Cook Brussel Sprouts These veggies need to be pan-fried in…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Maple & Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

    Maple & Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas are yummy little morsels that are perfect for the snack table, as a salad garnish or even as a crunchy topping for ice cream this Christmas.  Day 5 of my 24 Days of Christmas and today’s recipe is s healthy snack using the humble roasted Chickpea, but with a festive twist. If you haven’t tried them yet, you are definitely missing out, as I have said before, Roasted Chickpeas are a revelation. These perfectly seasoned chickpeas are great to have on hand when hunger strikes this festive season. Plus the aroma from them roasting in spices and sugar is just delish and makes the house…

  • 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…

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