Fats, fats, yummy fats! We are programmed to love a combo of fat and salt, or fat and sugar – think French fries, or cake. But are fats bad for us? Definitely not! In fact, they are essential. Hence my delicious mayo recipe (intolerance friendly of course, with egg white-free version, oil options for low salicylates and citric acid free).
For birthday cakes, I use sugar. My cakes are already gluten free, dairy free, grain free, soy free and egg free. So I figure, if I want kids who are used to “normal” cakes to eat my kids’ birthday cakes, I better put at least one familiar ingredient in there. And it usually works. Kids who are used to some home baking or gluten free, love this cake. It is moist and doesn’t crumble too much, so it slices really well for birthdays.…
Apple crumble is a delicious, warming dessert. My crumble is low in sugar, full of fibre and high in protein. The apples are packed with insoluble fibre, as I leave the skins on. The crumble topping is made with almond meal, quinoa and coconut sugar – a natural sweetener packed with nutrients.
It is gluten free, and dairy free and can be used as a topping on apple crumble muffins too….
This creamy, coconutty vegetable curry with chickpeas is one of my simple go-to dinners. You can use whatever veggies you have in the fridge, so it’s a great way to use up excess, or if you’re just not sure what to do for dinner!
The chickpeas add a bit of protein to the dish, without the need for meat or fish. There’s extra calcium from the anchovies (any edible fish bones are packed with calcium). And it’s nice to have an easy dinner that can be whipped up in one pan in minutes!…
Hummus is such a delicious snack with seeded, wholegrain crackers or veggies sticks – think carrots, capsicum, cucumber and peeled broccoli stems are great too! What’s great is that it’s healthy too. And naturally dairy free, unlike many of the dips you buy in the shops.
You can use any beans you like, but also chickpeas. This recipe uses white beans – cannellini or butter – but any bean will do.
There’s no citrus, just apple cider vinegar, so this recipe is fine for citric acid intolerances. If you’d like low salicylates, use a different oil, such as rice bran, and leave out the cumin.
I needed a pizza sauce that had no tomatoes and no citric acid. Plums are naturally low in citric acid, unlike most other fruits! And BBQ sauce is pretty awesome, so this tasty (little bit sweet, little bit sour) sauce was born….
If you sit a bit long on the loo, these chia pudding treats are for you!
Chia seeds have a huge amount of soluble fibre – when mixed with liquid, they form a jelly-like consistency, which helps to form healthy stools. Soluble fibre also binds toxins and cholesterol and helps to excrete them from your body. …
They’re delicious served on natural yoghurt. We use sheep’s milk yogurt, which is less reactive if you’re intolerant to casein, the protein in cow’s dairy.
If you’re intolerant to lactose, you should be fine with any natural or Greek yoghurt, as the bacteria used to make yoghurt eats the lactose, which is a sugar. So don’t waste your money on lactose-free yoghurt!…
Gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean healthy. Lots of the gluten-free breads on the market are very ‘white’, made from modified tapioca starch and white rice flour. These are not healthy choices for our bowels, as they don’t feed the good bacteria. They are not good for our energy either, spiking our blood sugar and then making us crash later.
It’s also pretty hard to find gluten free bread on the market that caters to multiple food intolerances, such as dairy, egg and soy. And if you do, it’s usually full of additives and costs $10 for a small loaf!
I think it’s easier (and definitely cheaper) just to make my own. This one also has no grains, just buckwheat and tapioca flour (not starch). Buckwheat is very high in protein compared to grains (it’s actually a seed), and high in fibre, so it keeps you fuller for longer. It also naturally contains B vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and selenium. …
Everyone loves a good bliss ball, right? These delicious coconut chai bliss balls are as healthy as they are tasty (with no dates in sight). Slightly sweet and coconutty, with lovely chai spices throughout.
They are super easy to make, and you can choose whether to use almond meal (no blending!) or cashews, which are lower in natural food chemicals, amines, if you’re sensitive.
The spices help your liver to detox more efficiently, so this delicious bite can even be your ‘food as medicine’. You can even add maca powder, to help your body adjust it’s stress response and keep you calmer! …