• Merlot Wine Brownies
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    {Gluten & Dairy Free} Merlot & Chocolate Brownies

    Friday is here and what better way to celebrate than with Gluten & Dairy Free Merlot and Chocolate Brownies? It’s no secret I am in LOVE with a range of products that I have discovered from Chayah Foods. I have already made a Matcha Blue Smoothie Bowl and Blueberry Moon Milk. There was another product that got my creative juices flowing – their Merlot Flour. Say what? Merlot Wine Flour? This flour is real and is perfect in any recipe to add flavour, colour and even nutrition. Its taste is just like a good Merlot – but in powdered form! It is naturally gluten-free as well as alcohol free, but I…

  • Gluten Free

    {Gluten Free} Honey & Tahini Rainbow Bowl

    Hey there – one last post before the weekend and this ones a Honey and Tahini Rainbow Bowl, which makes the perfect healthy, nutritious lunch and involves NO cooking. It’s naturally gluten, vegan and dairy free. The recipe below makes one bowl, and all you really need are fresh ingredients, which you can cut and chop at home and then assemble at work.   Ingredients: Salad dressing: 4 tbsp of tahini 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp runny honey 1 tbsp water salt & pepper to taste Bowl: 1 handful micro greens 60 ml quinoa, cooked handful cabbage, shredded 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced 6 mini corns, chopped 1/2 avocado,…

  • Lifestyle

    {Trending} The Terrific Turmeric Trend

    My first encounter with turmeric was this ‘yellow rice’ my mom used to make at dinner. I had no idea that she was actually using the turmeric for seasoning, all I knew was that if my rice wasn’t yellow I didn’t like it. Only later on when I started to take an interest in food did I realise she’d been making this ‘yellow rice’ with this earthy spice. Turmeric is a spice made from a root related to ginger, and it’s what gives curry its bright yellow color. Turmeric IS EVERYWHERE All of a sudden, turmeric is having a big shiny moment in the spotlight! It’s been popping up in…

  • Gluten Free

    {Gluten Free} Clementine & Thyme Cookies

    I am sitting here at my desk and I am finally feeling content, but earlier this morning I was anything but. I had tried to make a Clementine and Thyme cake, using a gluten free flour and I unfortunately chose coconut flour. Anyone that knows coconut flour, knows it is a temperamental bitch. It soaks up liquids like a student on a binge in Braam. So I opened the oven, only to discover my ‘cake’ was a piece of crumbly moon rock, instead of a delicious sponge texture. Coconut Flour 1. Cat 0. I had just wasted 5 perfectly good clementines, 200 g of ground almonds (that shit is expensive!)…

  • Dairy Free,  FODMAP,  Gluten Free

    {Gluten & Dairy Free} Orange Sweet Potato Crumpets

    Happy Monday Guys and it’s a four day week so no reason to feel the Monday Blues 🙂 So, over the weekend I had a beautiful bag of these bright orange Sweet Potato chunks that were just staring at me from the fridge that I thought I’d experiment with. First – lets have an honest moment here. Truth: Probably only about 60% of what I make, do I blog about – the rest is just a gold old fashioned flop! The thing is, when you substitute milk and flour with other alternative ingredients such as soya, almond and gluten free flours, it is a very difficult balancing act and sometimes…

  • Dairy Free

    {Dairy Free} Creamy Ice-Cream with Crushed Oreo

    Happy Monday Friends! Over the weekend we hosted a special dinner for Shaun’s mom’s birthday. I decided it was time to take out the ice cream maker, which I purchased last year from Yuppie Chef, but haven’t really had a chance to use. It’s a Krups Ice Cream and Sorbet maker and its super easy to use. After leaving the ‘bowl’ in the freezer for 24 hours, you make your ice cream mixture and pour it into the frozen bowl, while the paddles stirs the mixture until it resembles ice cream. Has to be on of the best kitchen gadget purchases I have ever made! Here’s the recipe for my…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    {Dairy Free} Acai Berry & Vanilla Panna Cotta’s

    As you may have picked up from all my blog posts so far, I have a slight dairy intolerance. So I am always looking for ways that I can eat ‘normal’ food and desserts that wont give me stomach issues. One of my favourite desserts is Panna Cotta, but the problem is it’s like a 90% milk / cream dessert. I started playing around with coconut milk and gelatin, to see if I could make one that I could actually eat. These are two Dairy Free Panna Cotta versions I am settled on – Plain Vanilla and then Vanilla and Acai Berry. They are both quite yummy and have a…

  • Dairy Free

    {Dairy Free} Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

    Smoothie bowls are super easy to make and today I made a Dairy Free Strawberry Smoothie Bowl. You can create pretty much any combination of flavors that you want and top it with your favorite fruits and crunchy things like granola and nuts. They are hands down my favourite thing to create (you’ll see them all over my feed) and eat on the weekends when I have some time to play with my ingredients. Here’s a basic base that you can play around with to create your own version. Serves: 1 Difficulty: Easy as Pie Ingredients: 1 Frozen Banana 3 – 4 Frozen Berries of your choice (Other Options –…

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