• 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.…

  • Make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts
    Dairy Free,  Vegan

    Make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts

    Yes, you read that right-  a recipe to make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s possible, because life isn’t about depriving yourself of all the good things, its about balance and sometimes, coming up with ways to make a really delicious thing like a doughnut, a bit healthier. What’s the secret to healthier doughnuts? Traditionally, doughnuts are deep-fried and they absorb a lot of cooking oil in the cooking process. In addition, many bakeries cook their doughnuts in shortening, a fat often loaded with trans-fats. The solution – delicious baked doughnuts that are cooked in the oven with just a little bit of coconut oil…

  • 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…

  • 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,  Vegan

    How to Make Rooibos Chai Latte

    Winter is coming (and Game of Thrones is finished😥) and today I’m going to show you how to make a Rooibos Chai Latte. This spiced drink is blended with frothed almond milk and takes only a few minutes to make at home. I absolutely love chai latte’s, but whenever I want to order one I have to first check if it is the powdered version. Although delicious and super creamy, the powdered versions are usually LADEN with milk powders that cause me to bloat within a few minutes. I’m talking about the kind of bloat that makes you like as though you may be 6 months pregnant. Not a great…

  • 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…

  • } Creamy Tomato Butter ‘Chicken’ Curry
    Vegan

    {Vegan} Creamy Tomato Butter ‘Chicken’ Curry

    Autumn is here there is a chill in the air and warm comfort food is a must. I am serving up this delish #MeatFreeMonday dish using ZZ2 Classic Round Tomatoes. The hearty and warming meal is packed with all the spices and flavours that go into a butter chicken, but without using any chicken. I think it is as good as the original dish. 😁 Usually, the sauce for butter chicken is loaded with butter and cream, but this version uses coconut milk, as it is a dairy-free alternative. Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil help to give this dish a creamy luxurious texture, further complemented by the use of ripe,…

  • Dairy Free,  Vegan

    Soothing Pink Beet Moon Milk

    Hands up if you’d like a warm mug of Pink Beet Moon Milk? This pretty pink drink isn’t filled with colourants, but rather uses Beetroot Powder, Maca and some aromatic spices… If you’re in dire need of a peaceful nights sleep before the week begins, it might be time to sip on a warming cup of moon milk. It is my second time blogging about Moon Milk – but in case you didn’t see my last post, Moon Milk is a drink used in the ancient holistic practice of Ayurveda, as a remedy for sleep deprivation and is usually consumed before bed. Making the Soothing Pink Beet Moon Milk One…

  • 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…

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