• Dairy Free,  FODMAP,  Gluten Free

    Grilled Honey & Rosemary Grapefruits

    This morning’s breakfast recipe is for Grilled Honey & Rosemary Grapefruits, topped with a sprinkling of granola. You might be wondering why I would choose to grill grapefruits, but if you are a grapefruit lover, bear with me. ๐Ÿ˜ Grapefruit, when grilled with something sweet, like honey, caramelizes and complements the fruits bittersweet flavour. By adding a few sprigs of rosemary, which has a very ‘woodsy’ scent, the grapefruit also gets a delicious toasty flavour. We currently have quite a bit of grapefruit at home, (due to overlapping shopping excursions) which is why I decided to create another grapefruit recipe. Winter is for Citrus If you did not know, I…

  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins

    These Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins are the yummiest way to incorporate veggies into a sweet treat โ€” especially when there is a swirl of dairy free, cream piled on top. The muffins are super easy to make and require two bowls and a whisk to make the batter, so your kids could even help you make them. When they are done, they emerge from the oven fragrant with cinnamon and vanilla, and the dairy-free frosting with coconut chip topping helps to sweetly finish them up. The Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins Letโ€™s talk about some of the ingredients to make the Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins themselves. You will need: Sunflower Oil…

  • 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…

  • Gluten Free

    French Flourless Chocolate Cake

    Mother’s Day is around the corner and I have another recipe for you to try out – Annie Bell’s French Flourless Chocolate Cake. This recipe from Annie Bell can be found in one of my favourite cooking books given to me by my sister many years ago, called the Baking Bible. Obviously, I am keen to try any alternative recipes available, especially those that are free from flour, with this one being no exception. You only need a few ingredients to make this fudgy cake, including butter, eggs, chocolate, coffee and caster sugar. French & Flourless Chocolate Cake Flourless chocolate cakes donโ€™t tend to vary much in the ingredient department:…

  • Mother's Day Quinoa Salad
    Gluten Free

    Mother’s Day Quinoa Salad

    This is a healthy recipe for my Mother’s Day Quinoa Salad. This salad combinesโ€™ protein-rich red quinoa, soft butternut, sweet cranberries, fresh coriander and pumpkin seeds, all brought together by a balsamic and maple vinaigrette. If you have not tried quinoa before, now is your chance as The Refillery stocks both the original and the red quinoa. Cooking with Red Quinoa Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. Red quinoa has an earthy and fruity flavour and it retains its shape even after cooking, making it ideal for use in cold salad recipes.…

  • } Creamy Tomato Butter โ€˜Chickenโ€™ Curry
    Vegan

    {Vegan} Creamy Tomato Butter โ€˜Chickenโ€™ 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. ๐Ÿ˜ 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,…

  • Make your own healthy bliss balls
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Orange & Chocolate Bliss Balls

    These healthy Orange and Chocolate Bliss Balls are delicious little morsels packed with energy and wholesome ingredients.ย  Also known as ‘Jaffa balls’ (if using orange flavours), or ‘protein balls’, bliss balls are made by combining nuts, dates and coconut.ย  I think the word Bliss must have come from the bright idea of adding cocoa or melted chocolate to these little bites. Don’t they look so pretty! ๐Ÿ˜   They are one of the best snacks to have on hand, especially when we are running around like a crazy person and need a quick on the go snack. Dates are naturally sweet, so these bliss balls don’t contain any extra sugar…

  • Mango & Black Rice Salad
    Lifestyle

    Mango & Black Rice Salad

    Here’s a very short and sweet recipe for my Sweet and Salty Mango & Black Rice Salad. I picked some black rice up when visiting The Refilleryย because itโ€™s the only place I have seen it in Jozi! Black rice is known as โ€˜forbidden riceโ€™ or โ€˜emperors riceโ€™ because it used to be reserved for Chinese Royalty.ย Besides being gluten-free, it is higher in fibre than white rice, Black Rice also boasts 8.5g of protein per 100g!ย Hereโ€™s the recipe for a side salad using this awesome ingredient, or if you are feeling hungry – a salad for one! Print Recipe Sweet and Salty Mango & Black Rice Salad Course: Side DishCuisine: ChineseKeyword:…

  • Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns
    Gluten Free

    Gluten-Free Hot Cross Bunsย 

    Today’s recipe is for my Gluten-Free Hot Cross Bunsย – just in time for your Easter baking. There’s nothing better than the aroma of hot cross buns wafting through the air. Especially when they have been toasted and lovingly smothered with butter.ย  But before we get to that, let me be honest with you โ€“ it took three attempts to get this recipe right. It is never easy to cook with gluten-free flours, especially when creating doughs because yeast needs gluten to rise. No gluten = very little rise, meaning very dense crumbly buns. However, there is a way around this problem. A few tweaks to a recipe can help the…

  • 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 โ€“ 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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