Gluten Free Gingerbread

Gluten Free Ginger Bread
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Just because you don’t want to or can’t eat gluten doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Christmas classics this year like gingerbread. This recipe is full of so much spice and flavour that it will be a definite crowd-pleaser this silly season.

Ingredients

2 cups gluten free flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp ground ginger (use a bit less if you don’t want the ginger flavour too strong)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp orange rind
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 molasses
1/2 cup raw honey or rice malt syrup
1 egg, whisked or for a vegan option mix mix 2 tbsp. of chia flour with ½ cup of cold water and let it stand for about 30 minutes Continue reading

Miso Soup with Zucchini Noodles

misoOver the past few months I have been consuming very minimal animal products which has pushed me to get more creative with my meals. This is one of my favourite vegan meals because it’s delicious and It’s a great portable lunch option for work. Just put all the ingredients into a thermos, when you’re ready to eat it add hot water, give it a shake and you’re good to go.
I’ve also added some (non vegan) ingredients below that would go nicely with this recipe. Continue reading

Grain free pizza pockets

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You may have heard of – or even cooked – cauliflower pizza bases, cauliflower rice or cauliflower couscous. The list has just expanded – now you can sink your teeth into these cauliflower pizza pockets! Continue reading

Grilled Zucchini and Pomegranate Salad with Creamy Pomegranate Dressing

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This salad is so simple yet looks so pretty and as an added bonus tastes amazing! It’s the perfect dish to bring along to a dinner party if you want to impress friends but don’t have long to throw something together. If you feel the dressing might be a bit of pomegranate overkill a mixture of apple cider vinegar, tahini, olive oil and lemon would also go nicely with this.

Ingredients

Salad
4-5 zucchinis, thinly sliced lengthways (should be about 4-5 slices per zucchini, depending on how thick they are)
3 tbsp coconut oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Seeds from 1 pomegranate (leave 3 tbsp aside for the dressing)
3 big handfuls rocket
¾ cup almonds, crushed (optional)

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Coconut Rough Balls

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These balls are totally nut free and delicious! Plus you only need 4 ingredients… Well, 5 if you count the water.

Makes around 15 balls

Ingredients

1 cup pitted dates
½ cup cacao powder
1 cup shredded coconut Continue reading

Banana Bread – 6 ingredients

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This banana bread has only 6 ingredients and is gluten free, refined sugar free, grain free, fuss free, crap free and nut free! I have used coconut flour in the recipe, which I know can be hard to find and a little expensive (a little does go a long way though), so I have found this great recipe on how to make your own coconut flour using shredded coconut which can be bought at most supermarkets.  If you have some overly ripe bananas that look too soft to eat then they will be perfect to use in this recipe.

Ingredients

3 very ripe bananas
4 eggs
3/4 cup coconut flour (see intro)
3/4 cup milk of choice (I used coconut milk) Continue reading