Gluten Free

Sweet and savoury goodies without a single speck of gluten but loads of flavour.

I don’t have a gluten intolerance but I have friends and family who do and I know some of you, my readers, are gluten free so I try my best to give you a good range of yummy treats, both meals and desserts.

Christmas cake brownies

Posted on December 9, 2013

xmas-brownies

Just when you thought all the brownie flavours were played out… bam! I present you with christmas cake brownies. Chocolatey squares that are delightfully supercharged with dried fruit, spices and blanched almonds.

You’re welcome.

Two beautiful desserts come together here in one festive treat that is so versatile. Serve in small squares with coffee or tea, plate up with custard as dessert, sneak a bit from the fridge between meals, or maybe for breakfast – hey, it’s the holidays, live a little!  (more…)

Dairy free eggnog {chilled version}

Posted on December 5, 2013

eggnog-portrait

The best thing I have to say about this drink is… it got my daughter to eat eggs again! Without even knowing it {insert evil laugh here}.

Getting her to eat any animal-based protein has been a challenge. She’ll either try it once or eat it for a short time before never touching it again (despite repeat offerings). It’s frustrating, to say the least. Hence why I have resorted to cookies filled with chickpeas. More on that another day.

One thing she does love though, is a good milkshake. Especially one with a frothy top, babycino style. So when she saw me whizzing up this concoction she eyed it off until I let her try some. Which I very happily did and then sat there grinning from ear to ear like a stupid cheshire cat knowing that she had just eaten an egg. Raw, mind you, but still! (more…)

Mediterranean smashed avocado on roasted flat mushroom

Posted on November 25, 2013

mediterranean-smashed-avo

Sometimes I feel like a really light breakfast that is carb-free and packed with veggies. Mind you, it’s usually after I’ve had a massive pizza feast the night before, but still – my mind is in the right healthy headspace.

I’m actually a big believer in getting at least one serve of veggies in at breakfast time, especially on the weekend, as that’s when I’m usually prone to ordering more cheekily than usual (um, hello battered barramundi and chips!).

Do you fall into the weekend naughty eating trap too? No? You’ve probably got more self control then.

Anyway, this recipe combines many of my favourite things – mediterranean flavours, mushrooms and buttery ripe avocado – and also happens to be vegan, paleo, gluten free and dairy free. Winning!  (more…)

Han’s fresh tomato & red lentil soup {vegan, GF}

Posted on May 27, 2013

My friend Hanna and I have a reciprocal recipe relationship. She reads my blog and makes my recipes, and then she texts me her recipes and I make them (and sometimes feature them on my blog – raw fudge brownie is hers!).

Our friendship is, of course, more complex than that. But it is fun to have a mate to share regular tasty back-and-forths!

Anyway, the other week when I published my red lentil and sweet potato soup and shared it on my Facebook page, one of my loyal readers Judith commented that she used to buy a tinned soup that was tomato and lentil – and did I have a recipe? (more…)

Red lentil & sweet potato soup w/ garlic kale

Posted on May 13, 2013

Southern hemisphere friends, is it soup weather or what?! Well it definitely is in my part of the world.

The other day I felt like soup, but also wanted something fresh. It was too cold for salad on the side, so I decide to make a warm salad of sorts and dump it on top of the soup. It worked a treat! (more…)

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