• Make your own healthy bliss balls
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Orange & Chocolate Bliss Balls

    These healthy Orange and Chocolate Bliss Balls are delicious little morsels packed with energy and wholesome ingredients.  Also known as ‘Jaffa balls’ (if using orange flavours), or ‘protein balls’, bliss balls are made by combining nuts, dates and coconut.  I think the word Bliss must have come from the bright idea of adding cocoa or melted chocolate to these little bites. Don’t they look so pretty! 😍   They are one of the best snacks to have on hand, especially when we are running around like a crazy person and need a quick on the go snack. Dates are naturally sweet, so these bliss balls don’t contain any extra sugar…

  • Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns
    Gluten Free

    Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns 

    Today’s recipe is for my Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns – just in time for your Easter baking. There’s nothing better than the aroma of hot cross buns wafting through the air. Especially when they have been toasted and lovingly smothered with butter.  But before we get to that, let me be honest with you – it took three attempts to get this recipe right. It is never easy to cook with gluten-free flours, especially when creating doughs because yeast needs gluten to rise. No gluten = very little rise, meaning very dense crumbly buns. However, there is a way around this problem. A few tweaks to a recipe can help the…

  • Maple Tahini
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    How to Make Maple Tahini Paste

    On my last visit to the Zero Waste Store, The Refillery, I filled up one of their brown paper bags with some sesame seeds with one idea in mind – A Maple Tahini Paste recipe. Now I love tahini – it is almost like peanut butter, but slightly richer and has a mild bitter tang. It is quite a versatile sauce and is used to make hummus and baba ganoush, but it can also be used in some not so obvious ways – such as drizzled over ice cream, salad or a bowl of granola. Tahini is naturally vegan and gluten-free, tastes nutty and is dead simple to make. For…

  • Happy Earth People Pasta
    Gluten Free,  Lifestyle

    Happy Earth People – Chickpea Pasta

    It’s day two of my 7 Days of Giveaways and today I am giving away a Happy Earth People Chickpea Pasta Hamper. Head on over to Instagram to enter. Even if you don’t win, you could still get a box of this gluten-free, high protein pasta and make a bowl of this Mushroom & Parmesan Chickpea Pasta! If you haven’t heard of Happy Earth People – let me introduce you to this proudly South African brand, owned by Taleszia and Candice. The girls have built their business around a very simple philosophy – that pulses are the nutritious superfood of the future. Click the pic for another Chickpea Recipe  …

  • Kayla Itsines Peanut Butter Cookies
    Gluten Free

    Kayla Itsines Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

    Today’s recipe is for these Peanut Butter Protein Cookies, from the Kayla Itsines Cookbook. I modified the recipe slightly as I used Eat Naked Peanut Butter, which contains raw honey for sweetness, so I didn’t need as much sugar as the recipe calls for. But, before we jump into the recipe, I wanted to take a moment to let you know that it is my blogs 1 year birthday! So to celebrate – I am hosting 7 days of giveaways on Instagram, so make sure you are following me to enter. You can read all about One Year of Le Famished Cat here. Now for the cookies! These Peanut Butter…

  • Blue Matcha & Chocolate Cupcakes
    Gluten Free

    Blue Matcha & Chocolate Cupcakes

    I have been experimenting with all things blue this week and today is no exception and I have created a recipe for these Blue Matcha and Chocolate Cupcakes. These Blue Matcha & Chocolate Cupcakes cupcakes are: Made with Gluten Free Flour Make exactly two big cupcakes or three small cupcakes Contain Blue Matcha, a 100% Natural food colouring What is Blue Matcha? Blue matcha is a specialty blue tea, made from organic Butterfly Pea Flower. While this beautiful blue powder is still being researched to fully confirm it’s health benefits, it has been said to reduce stress and may improve memory. The icing and decoration The icing is made with butter,…

  • 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…

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