• Gluten Free,  Lifestyle

    Blue Spirulina Chocolate Bounty Bars

    Time for a chocolate bar reinvention and today it’s these Blue Spirulina Chocolate Bounty Bars. Chocolate and Coconut go together perfectly and Bounty Bars are a perfect example of this union. So there is no need to reinvent the wheel to recreate these chocolate bars – just small tweaks and additions.   Breaking down the recipe I don’t know about you, but I love making goodies from scratch. It usually tastes way better and you know exactly what goes in it. Take homemade pesto or homemade almond butter for instance. For these Blue Spirulina Chocolate Bounty Bars, I didn’t want to add any extra sugar to the coconut mixture, so it’s just…

  • Browned Butter, Sage and Asparagus Parcels
    Gluten Free

    Browned Butter, Sage & Asparagus Parcels

    Today’s recipe is for these simple Browned Butter, Sage and Asparagus Parcels, which you can eat as a side dish with a main or on their own as a snack. The Rice Paper Wrappers can be bought at any Chinese Grocer – try to get the biggest ones possible because they are easier to wrap with. If you don’t like rice paper wrappers, then you can crunch on these asparagus by themselves – the choice is really up to you. 😉   There is something about sage and burnt butter that just goes perfectly together. As the butter browns, the sage crisps and fills the kitchen with such a delicious…

  • Gluten Free Banana Bread
    FODMAP,  Gluten Free

    Gluten Free Healthier Banana Bread

    Today’s post is a recipe for another gluten free, healthier Banana Bread that is also free of refined sugar. I used Rice Flour in this recipe as it has a very neutral taste and it is a lot easier to bake with than coconut flour.  (The most absorbent flour known to man🙃) Banana bread is one of those classic, comfort food recipes that fills the whole house with a delicious scent when baked. To get the right flavour for this Gluten Free Healthier Banana Bread, you will need to use very ripe bananas – you know the ones that have lots of black speckles and are very soft to the…

  • Gluten Free

    Almond Flour Cookies with Honey Powder

    Today’s recipe is for these Almond Flour Cookies, made with Honey Powder. First off, if you haven’t heard of it before, honey powder, like liquid honey, can be used as a sweetener or flavoring. In powder form, the consistency is much easier to maintain, making it perfect for dry rubs and cake, cookies or bread mixes. Honey powder contains no artificial additives and provides the flavor characteristics of honey, but without the liquid. I am working with Chayah Foods to create some awesome recipes for their new range of super food powders, which includes this honey powder, so I decided to bake some cookies with this magical stuff.   Mixing…

  • Hpw to make crispy roasted chickpeas
    Gluten Free,  Vegan

    How to make Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

    Over the weekend, I discovered an irresistible protein packed snack – Crispy Roasted Chickpeas😍 These little morsels are super easy to make and have endless flavour variations! They are so moreish that I hardy had any left to snap pictures of, as I kept eating handfuls straight out of the pan! Aren’t beans bad for IBS? The answer is YES sometimes, but also NO not always. Serving size comes into play, which you should always pay attention to if you have IBS, but also the kind of chickpeas is where the difference comes in. Canned chickpeas are easier to digest and a fair amount of the FODMAPs ‘leach’ out into the…

  • Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding

    Happy Monday! Today’s recipe is a very simple Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding that you can eat for breakfast or as a midday snack. This Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding is healthy and easy to make and is loaded with sweet mango flavour. You only need a handful of ingredients and a bowl and I have adapted it for you incase you don’t have a blender.     I generally make chia pudding with almond milk, but I think coconut and mango go very well together in this recipe. In fact, the combination of flavours and the texture of the chia pudding remind me of a Mango, Coconut Ice Cream…

  • Raw Beetroot & Hummus Dip
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Raw Beet & Chickpea Hummus Dip

    Add some colour to your life with this Raw Beet & Chickpea Hummus dip – a healthy, creamy, and bright pink dip that’s as yummy to eat as it it to look at. Unlike regular dips, this one is free of cream and garlic, but still loaded with flavour from the chickpeas, lemon, beet and tahini. You can spread it on sandwiches and wraps, on salads or as a dip for raw veggies, chips and crackers. Beetroot and Chickpeas I have started to reintroduce certain foods back into my diet (after following a strict FODMAP diet for IBS) and I have really started to enjoy eating beetroot and chickpeas again. I…

  • Pear, Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Pear, Cinnamon & Maple Overnight Oats

    It is the last Monday of January and while everyone waits in anticipation for payday, I have a budget friendly breakfast idea that is easy on the pocket and healthy too – Pear Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats. Have you ever tried Overnight Oats before? The idea is very simple – oats are soaked in flavourings, milk, milk alternative or juice overnight and you eat them chilled with any extra toppings that you like. They are foolproof to make and are a great time saver – make them the night before and grab them to go as you head out. The Pear, Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats These Overnight Oats…

  • Merlot Wine Brownies
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    {Gluten & Dairy Free} Merlot & Chocolate Brownies

    Friday is here and what better way to celebrate than with Gluten & Dairy Free Merlot and Chocolate Brownies? It’s no secret I am in LOVE with a range of products that I have discovered from Chayah Foods. I have already made a Matcha Blue Smoothie Bowl and Blueberry Moon Milk. There was another product that got my creative juices flowing – their Merlot Flour. Say what? Merlot Wine Flour? This flour is real and is perfect in any recipe to add flavour, colour and even nutrition. Its taste is just like a good Merlot – but in powdered form! It is naturally gluten-free as well as alcohol free, but I…

  • Gluten Free Gingerbread Men
    Gluten Free

    {Gluten Free} Gingerbread Men

    ‘Twas is the night before Christmas and it’s time to leave Santa some cookies under the tree. Turns out Santa is a bit health conscious this year and today’s recipe is a Gluten Free, refined sugar free Gingerbread Man. I cut these Gingerbread Men out with mini cutters but feel free to use any cookie cutter that you have in your kitchen. 24 Days of Christmas Recipes Before we get into the recipe, can I take a minute though to pat myself on the back for creating 24 Recipes over the past twenty four days? 😱  It wasn’t easy and there were many days when I trashed the kitchen trying…

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