• 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…

  • Dairy Free Grapefruit & Pomegranate Pavlova
    Gluten Free

    Grapefruit & Pomegranate Pavlova

    Over the weekend, I decided to make a Grapefruit & Pomegranate Pavlova, because Pavlova is one of my favourite gluten-free recipes. While you make think making a pavlova is difficult, it really isn’t, (promise) and this recipe has a little hack to ensure the egg whites hold their shape, SO READ ON! The pavlova is whisked up till it is a heavenly marshmallow consistency and then shaped on a baking pan lined with baking paper. Once it is removed from the oven and cooled, you can top with coconut yoghurt, grapefruit segments, pomegranate rubies and coconut chips. The Pavlova Mixture The Pavlova is made from egg whites, caster sugar, maizena…

  • Lifestyle

    Speckled Egg & Cocoa Nib Bark

    So, Easter is around the corner and to celebrate I am making this super delicious Speckled Egg & Cocoa Nib Bark. If you have not ever tried using cocoa nibs, you are seriously missing out! These little nibs not only add an intense chocolate flavour to foods but also a subtle and satisfying crunch. You make think that they are too bitter but you’d be surprised! They have all the benefits of eating dark chocolate, without the added sugar. They are high in fibre, protein, and antioxidants, and contain the same mood-boosting chemicals that make a bar of dark chocolate so satisfying. I am obsessed with them at the moment…

  • 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…

  • Creamy Watermelon Sorbet
    Dairy Free,  Vegan

    No Churn, Creamy Watermelon Sorbet 🍉

    This recipe for no churn Creamy Watermelon Sorbet is so simple, I am almost embarrassed to post it! 😁 It’s watermelon season at the moment in South Africa and what better way to use that huge watermelon taking up space in your fridge than with an icy cool sorbet?   This sorbet is made using coconut milk, watermelon and vanilla and requires no churning (i.e no ice cream maker) – just a little bit of patience and time. This sorbet is vegan, yet creamy and smooth and very refreshing. Why Coconut Milk? Sorbet usually comprises of water, sugar and fruit, but I wanted to change things up slightly to give the…

  • 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,  Gluten Free

    Healthier Peppermint Crisp Tart

    Happy Monday! Holiday spirit is officially the air – people are talking life less seriously and I am making a healthier Peppermint Crisp Tart – using gluten free biscuits, a vegan homemade caramel and a coconut whipped cream. The thing that I think we all love about a Peppermint Crisp Tart is the fact that it has that moreish coconut taste from the Tennis Biscuits and that sweetness from the caramel, which is all balanced out by the layers of cream and pops of freshness in our mouths from the Peppermint. Remaking an old favourite I think I have managed to achieve something similar, but slightly healthier – just by swopping…

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