• 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…

  • Vegan & Gluten Free Milk Tarts
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Vegan & Gluten Free Milk Tarts

    Today’s recipe is for a South African favourite, the humble Milk Tart, but I have tweaked the recipe to create Vegan & Gluten Free Milk Tarts. There are some dishes that trigger your childhood and take you right back to family get-togethers, and for me, that is a milk tart, which was often just served as a dessert. Milk Tart is a quintessential South African dessert and I decided I had to have a go at trying to make a version that I could comfortably eat – with no refined sugar, dairy and a gluten-free base. As I have said before, I am sensitive to dairy and gluten and the…

  • 30-minute Tomato & Basil Soup
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    30-minute Tomato & Basil Soup

    This is my super easy, super quick, 30-minute Tomato & Basil Soup recipe. The recipe has a very simple hack in that I used a combination of juicy, plump Romanita tomatoes, as well as a bottle of Romanita Tomato juice, which is a fast way to punch flavour into a tomato soup when you have limited time. From start to finish, this soup will take you 30 minutes to prepare and cook, so a great meal to make when you are short on time. What’s in the Tomato & Basil Soup? Keeping to my low dairy diet, besides the tomatoes, this soup uses coconut cream as a topping and nutritional…

  • Dairy Free Grapefruit & Pomegranate Pavlova
    Gluten Free

    Grapefruit & Pomegranate Pavlova

    Over the weekend, I decided to make a Grapefruit & Pomegranate Pavlova, because Pavlova is one of my favourite gluten-free recipes. While you make think making a pavlova is difficult, it really isn’t, (promise) and this recipe has a little hack to ensure the egg whites hold their shape, SO READ ON! The pavlova is whisked up till it is a heavenly marshmallow consistency and then shaped on a baking pan lined with baking paper. Once it is removed from the oven and cooled, you can top with coconut yoghurt, grapefruit segments, pomegranate rubies and coconut chips. The Pavlova Mixture The Pavlova is made from egg whites, caster sugar, maizena…

  • Gluten Free

    Vibrant Beet, Radish & Walnut Salad

    Happy Hump Day and today’s blog post is an easy recipe for a Beet, Radish & Walnut Salad, on a bed of fresh rocket, with a simple vinaigrette dressing. Thing is, often times raw beet can taste like dirt. A few of you have asked me about this before, and no you are not alone – beetroot can have a very ‘earthy’ taste. My way around this is to boil and then roast the beet in a bit of sweetness – in this instance I used maple syrup. By roasting the beetroot it is given a caramelised, charred flavour which minimises that taste that some of us don’t like. This…

  • creamy tom yum soup
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Inspired by Street Food Netflix: Creamy Tom Yum Soup

    Over the weekend, I posted a picture of a Creamy Tom Yum soup I made after feeling inspired by Street Food Netflix and a lot of you guys asked for the recipe so, here it is. In case you didn’t see the post, Shaun and I were watching the first episode and were momentarily transported back to Thailand, as we watched the life & success of superstar Street Food Chef, Jay Fai. As the only street food eatery to be awarded a Michelin Star in the inaugural Bangkok Michelin Guide 2018, the no-frills street side venue has since catapulted to culinary fame for its crab omelette and drunken noodles. If…

  • Gluten Free

    French Flourless Chocolate Cake

    Mother’s Day is around the corner and I have another recipe for you to try out – Annie Bell’s French Flourless Chocolate Cake. This recipe from Annie Bell can be found in one of my favourite cooking books given to me by my sister many years ago, called the Baking Bible. Obviously, I am keen to try any alternative recipes available, especially those that are free from flour, with this one being no exception. You only need a few ingredients to make this fudgy cake, including butter, eggs, chocolate, coffee and caster sugar. French & Flourless Chocolate Cake Flourless chocolate cakes don’t tend to vary much in the ingredient department:…

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