• Gluten Free Christmas Coconut Cake
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Make a Christmas Coconut Cake

    It’s the second last day of my 24 Days of Christmas blog posts and today’s recipe is a naughty but nice one – How-to make a Christmas Coconut Cake. This cake is soft and scrumptious, gluten-free and the frosting is dairy free and uses only coconut cream. Decorate with whatever berries or fruit is in season and top with some edible sparkles for that festive vibe. This Christmas Coconut Cake is the kind of cake that beckons you in every time you walk past it and it’s dead easy to make. Serve as a dessert or slice up and serve with tea and coffee. Happy Baking, Love Cat    …

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Healthier Peppermint Crisp Tart

    Happy Monday! Holiday spirit is officially the air – people are talking life less seriously and I am making a healthier Peppermint Crisp Tart – using gluten free biscuits, a vegan homemade caramel and a coconut whipped cream. The thing that I think we all love about a Peppermint Crisp Tart is the fact that it has that moreish coconut taste from the Tennis Biscuits and that sweetness from the caramel, which is all balanced out by the layers of cream and pops of freshness in our mouths from the Peppermint. Remaking an old favourite I think I have managed to achieve something similar, but slightly healthier – just by swopping…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    {Gluten and Dairy Free} Malva Pudding

    On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a Dairy free, Gluten Free Malva Pudding with cup of tea. Ok, let me stick to coming up with recipes for y’all. 🙄 People, this is one kitchen experiment I am super proud of – and I dare you to prove me wrong – tell me this Dairy and Gluten free Malva does not taste like the real pudding! I made it for my family get together and nobody believed it was free from traditional flour, butter and cream. It really does taste that good and I plan to make it on Christmas Day too! Recipe notes for…

  • Gluten Free

    {Gluten Free} Pomegranate, Feta and Rocket Salad

    We are 10 recipes into 24 Days of Christmas and today’s creation is a healthy Pomegranate, Feta and Rocket Salad. Serve this salad as a side to your main dishes and you will keep the vegetarians happy and probably delight the meat eaters too.  Let’s also take a minute to get excited about the fact that the holidays are almost here! Where are you headed off to this December? Or are you having a staycation? Either way, it’s exciting to know that Christmas is almost here! Ok, time for the recipe 😅 What’s in the bowl? This Pomegranate, Feta and Rocket Salad is bright and light, gets some spice from the rocket…

  • Chocolate Granola Tarts
    Gluten Free

    24 Days of Christmas: I Heart Granola Chocolate Tarts

    It’s Day 7 of my 24 Days of Christmas, and I am serving up I Heart Granola Chocolate Tarts. These Chocolate Granola Tarts are gluten free – because I Heart Granola is of course a gluten free granola.  They can be served with fruit and chocolate as a decadent breakfast, or as a midday snack. I topped mine with raspberries and cherries, but the sky’s the limit – you can use any fruit / chocolate you prefer. If you haven’t heard of I Heart Granola yet – it’s a little passion project my sister and I have together – selling good for you Granola. Check us out here.  You can…

  • Gluten Free,  Vegan

    24 Days of Christmas – Caprese Wreath

    Todays recipe for my 24 Days of Christmas challenge is this Festive Caprese Wreath, which is easy to make and only uses five ingredients. (not including salt and pepper 😁) This Caprese Wreath is also a pretty way to decorate your table for Christmas lunch, while enjoying a fresh, healthy side dish too. The best part is probably that it takes only a few minutes to prepare – with no cooking needed. Enjoy this Caprese Ring with some braaied chicken, or as a stand alone starter. Happy Chopping! Love, Cat Print Recipe Festive Caprese Ring Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins Course: AppetizerCuisine: ItalianKeyword: basil, caprese, Christmas, Gluten Free, Healthy, salad…

  • Gluten Free Christmas Cupcakes
    Gluten Free

    24 Days of Christmas – GF Christmas Cupcakes

    Jingle Bells! It’s 24 days to Christmas and I am going to try and post a recipe everyday, starting with these Gluten Free Christmas Cupcakes. They are relatively easy to make and are guaranteed to add some festive cheer to your Christmas lunch. ❄ A little back story to this challenge – I woke up on Thursday morning and had this bright idea to create 24 recipes. Only problem, there were a mere two days to go until December… So, I have been flat out – baking and cooking up a storm (with many flops in between, check Instagram stories) and have only managed to complete 12 recipes. I will…

  • Gluten Free Chocolate Birthday Cake
    Gluten Free,  Lifestyle

    {Gluten Free} Chocolate Birthday Cake and 30 things I now know!

    Ok as of this moment – I am officially 30 years old, so I made a Chocolate Birthday Cake to celebrate. Before I get to the chocolate cake though, I have to take a moment to acknowledge that this is happening.   I am 30. That feels so incredibly strange to type out. “Hello, my name is Cat and I’m 30 years old.”   I think it isn’t really the number that scares me, more so the fact that I feel as though I celebrated my 21st just a few years ago. It was Arabian Night themed and the Disney lover inside of me made sure that everybody dressed up.     This…

  • Gluten and Vegan Pesto Pasta
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {Gluten Free & Vegan} Creamy Basil Pesto Spaghetti

    Today I am sharing a comfort food recipe for this bowl of Gluten Free and Vegan Creamy Basil Pesto Spaghetti. If there is one herb I absolutely LOVE it is Basil. For one, it is the only herb I can actually keep alive. It is also wonderfully fragrant and versatile and elevates a dish that may otherwise taste too bland. Most importantly, you can make pesto with it. However store bought pesto is expensive because it usually contains pine nuts, (the most expensive nut known to man😅) garlic (which I can’t eat) and other unhealthy additives. A while back I made this healthy, budget friendly homemade pesto using cashews and the…

  • Gluten Free,  Lifestyle

    {Gluten Free} Baking with Ruby Chocolate

    Ever heard of Ruby Chocolate? After dark, milk and white, ruby is the most uncommon chocolate discovery in 80 years. That’s right – there hasn’t been a chocolate discovery this ground breaking for over 80 years! Towards the end of 2017, Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut announced the discovery, as well as the fact that his company would be producing this fourth type of chocolate. Joining dark, milk and white, ruby has now entered the chocolate family, meeting many chocolate lovers excitement and of course, sceptics criticisms – (many believe white chocolate isn’t even chocolate and they classify ruby’s strange taste in the same league as white). For Chocolate Lovers, we…

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