• 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:…

  • Mother's Day Quinoa Salad
    Gluten Free

    Mother’s Day Quinoa Salad

    This is a healthy recipe for my Mother’s Day Quinoa Salad. This salad combines’ protein-rich red quinoa, soft butternut, sweet cranberries, fresh coriander and pumpkin seeds, all brought together by a balsamic and maple vinaigrette. If you have not tried quinoa before, now is your chance as The Refillery stocks both the original and the red quinoa. Cooking with Red Quinoa Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. Red quinoa has an earthy and fruity flavour and it retains its shape even after cooking, making it ideal for use in cold salad recipes.…

  • Gut-Friendly Green Swish Chard Soup
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Gut-Friendly Green Swish Chard Soup

    This Gut-Friendly Green Swish Chard Soup is, as the name suggests, made with leafy, vitamin-rich swiss chard. A relative of beetroot, it’s high in vitamins A, C and K, as well as iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium. I find this leafy vegetable much easier to stomach than Kale, so I decided to use it in soup. My mom and stepfather Gerry have been visiting us since Easter and yesterday he got a very painful abscess. It is so bad that it has given him a fever! Luckily enough he was able to get an emergency appointment at the dentist, but the tooth had to be removed. He isn’t able to…

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