• Lemon and Basil Granita
    Dairy Free,  Vegan

    4 Ingredient Lemon & Basil Granita

    Today’s recipe is a very simple 4 Ingredient Lemon & Basil Granita. As temperatures continue to climb, I naturally reach for colder treats and granita is one delight that ticks all the refreshment boxes for me. Cold, icy, crunchy and fruity. What I like about it is that it lower in calories, dairy free and vegan. This icy concoction was invented in Sicilia, Italy’s southernmost region, which is a very dry and hot – so granita is a go to treat. 😎 It is made from fresh fruit and water, mixed together and frozen until icy. It is then flaked with a fork and frozen again. The result is a crunchy,…

  • Dairy Free,  Vegan

    Sleep Easy with a Cup of Blueberry Moon Milk 🌙

    Today’s recipe is a purple Blueberry Moon Milk – a concoction of dairy-free milk, fragrant spices, a tart blueberry flavour, all mellowed out by sweet maple syrup. While I did not come up with the idea of Moon Milk, this concoction is my own recipe I was inspired to make when I received a box of goodies from Chayah Foods.     Just like when your mom used to make you a warm glass of milk and honey before bed, Moon Milk can calm you into slumber and has the added benefit of soothing your tummy – depending on what ingredients you use. The drink is used in the ancient…

  • FODMAP,  Vegan

    24 Days of Christmas – Maple Glazed Carrots with Thyme

    Today we are going to be creating these Maple Glazed Carrots with Thyme. These are a delicious FODMAP friendly, vegan side dish to add to your christmas lunch table. Just a quick recap that we are six recipes down and I am loving creating these Christmas inspired recipes for you – I hope they are inspiring you to get cooking these holidays. We have already done Festive Gluten Free Cupcakes , a Caprese Wreath, a Thyme and Strawberry Gin cocktail, Chocolate Pretzels, as well as a Christmas Tree waffle.  Creating a recipe everyday hasn’t been a walk in the park. In fact, last week I tried to do a 6 a…

  • 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 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…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {GF, V, DF} Pumpkin & Cinnamon Crumpets

    Happy Saturday! Today we are making gluten free, vegan Pumpkin Crumpets. There are no shortage of recipes on the internet that use just banana and egg to make Gluten Free crumpets, but I find these recipes way to ‘bananary’ for my liking. I had some leftover pumpkin from last nights dinner and decided to improvise and the result are these healthy Pumpkin Crumpets, which are the perfect addition to a weekend brunch. They are: Gluten free Refined sugar free Vegan as I didn’t use any eggs or milk. Please tag me if you decide to make these? Love, Cat Ingredients: 1 cup Gluten Free rolled oats 1/3 cup of Gluten…

  • Vegan

    How to make DIY Unicorn Noodles

    Want to know how to make these DIY Unicorn Noodles that change colour from Purple to Pink? The recipe for how to make these DIY Unicorn Noodles is super simple – I wasn’t sure if it even warranted a blog post. But here we go – Enjoy! 💜🧡💛💙💚 Cut up some purple cabbage, place in a pot of boiling water and wait a few minutes until the colour of the water changes. Now add your noodles and boil till soft. Finally, squeeze lemon juice over the noodles and watch the magic happen! But how does it work? Basically, cabbage juice acts as an indicator, meaning it changes colour as it’s…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Reset your gut: More #HappyGut recipes

    I am on day 3 of the cleanse and I am feeling a lot better. I have more energy – my stomach is as flat as an ironing board 😁 (banishing bloat) and overall I am feeling pretty positive.   If you’re not sure what I am talking about – check out the first post here. I am very lucky to have Mel guiding me on this cleanse – because it’s a process she’s walking me through and decoding for me every step of the way. We talk about the real stuff. She asks me about my poo 🤣. I tell her about my reactions to the food (had a…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    {DF / GF / Vegan} Reset your Gut before December

    When someone suggests you “go with your gut” — they are more right than you probably realize. That is because your gut is actually considered your second brain and it is changing the way we understand the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way we think. Reset your Gut Our gut is responsible for ensuring that we absorb the nutrients of the food we eat, properly expelling waste and toxins from our body and for helping maintain a strong immune system. While not only critical for these everyday functions, your gut also holds a life force of its own. Food does not just digest from chewing and swallowing;…

  • Dairy Free,  Vegan

    Make No-Churn Blueberry Ice Cream

    Hello Lovely people, today’s recipe is for No-Churn Blueberry Ice Cream, which is perfect for those who don’t have an Ice-Cream Maker but DO have a blender. Not everybody has an ice cream machine at home, so this recipe has been created with that in mind. What’s in this Ice Cream: This no churn blueberry ice cream only has three ingredients, is very easy to make, dairy-free, and vegan. Prepare in advance and serve for dessert on a hot summers day. Enjoy! Cat Make this No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream Ingredients: 1/2 Cup of Blueberries 1 large banana, sliced into coin disks and frozen 1 TBSP Maple Syrup Instructions: Blend…

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