• 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 Follow me on Instagram to see all the 24 days of Christmas posts.  

  • 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…

  • Dairy Free,  Vegan

    {DF / Vegan} Blueberry & Raspberry Spring Nice-Lollies

    SPRING is around the corner – 8 days to be exact, which means: 1. Flowers are blooming and I shall be living on Antihistamines until October 2. I need to get a pedicure before I show my hobbit feet to the world 3. Ice Cream season is upon us, except if you follow a FODMAP diet or are vegan and can’t really consume dairy products So here’s a VERY simple Fruit Nice Lolly recipe to try out and all you need is a blender, lolly mould, popsicle sticks, fruit, maple syrup and coconut milk. Ingredients for a 4-mold popsicle: Handful of Blueberries Handful of Raspberries 240ml of Coconut Milk 2…

  • Dairy Free,  Vegan

    {Vegan, Dairy Free} My Mini Oreo Cheesecake

    Today’s recipe is my Mini Oreo Cheescake that’s Vegan and Dairy Free. When someone says Cheesecake, Cashews don’t usually spring to mind as a core ingredient. However the cashew nut has long been used to create dairy free desserts, because of the fact that when it is soaked and blended it creates a silken kind of cream cheesy texture. Because of my FODMAP diet, I try to avoid cream cheese, so I have been experimenting to get the the consistency of a cheesecake made from cashews correct. The flavour just wasn’t what I wanted and tasted quite bland the first time round and I was getting frustrated having wasted a…

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