Do you love a simple recipe? Is 4 or 5 ingredients and a quick stir together your ideal way of cooking? Then these beautifully simple buckwheat pancakes will be just right. They are equally delicious for the non-sensitive members of the family. And are light but also filling, to keep everyone satisfied. Serve with bacon for the absolute win!…
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. …
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! …
Find it hard to digest wheat and dairy, but don’t want to miss out on delicious treats?
Never fear, my recipes are always gluten free and cow’s dairy free.
A staple in our house! Tasty, easy and you can cram some extra veg into your kids – perfect!
Use whatever veggies you like, but works well with a combo of root veggies and something green, like zucchini or bok choy….
Pumpkin soup is such a hearty, warming dish that’s perfect for cold and rainy winter days. And it is so easy! Just chop up your pumpkin and cover with stock – simmer and it’s ready!
These days we hear all about the benefits of bone broth – it’s gut healing, and full of minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium, which are essential for our wellbeing. My homemade bone broth is quick and easy and uses up leftover bones from Sunday night’s roast chicken dinner. Win win.
This pumpkin soup with garlic and leek, and homemade chicken bone broth, is ideal for anyone with intolerances (as commercial stocks are really high in food chemicals salicylates, amines and glutamates).
I’ve served it with my coriander pesto, and a dollop of sheep’s yoghurt (but coconut yoghurt would be delicious too). Oh and your bread of choice on the side, of course. I had homemade gluten free slathered in coconut oil (dairy free)! You can make this all on the same day, you just need a few hours, or for even more goodness in your bone broth, make it overnight and start the soup the next day.…
This is a delicious dip that I have in the fridge all the time. It has the added benefit of helping your body rid itself of heavy metals (so great if you’re a smoker, or were in the past, or have amalgam fillings).
And of course, it’s super easy, gluten free and dairy free!
1 bunch of coriander, washed and roughly chopped or pulled apart
large handful of cashews
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
approx. 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (you choose desired consistency)
Throw coriander, garlic and cashews into the food processor and blitz. Stop and scrape down the sides when needed to ensure its all finely chopped before adding wet ingredients. Then add vinegar (to ensure it stays lovely and green), salt and turn it back on, drizzling olive oil in gradually until desired consistency – not too runny but not too solid.
I love this as a dip with carrot sticks and rice crackers, with hummus on toast or dolloped in pumpkin soup.
Easy, delicious, nutritious, gluten free bread. This one is not my own recipe – all credit goes to The Holistic Ingredient – but I make it every week and it’s just awesome.
Use a gluten free flour mix if you’re just starting out and don’t have all these flours. But I find the combination of buckwheat, sorghum and tapioca works really well. Enjoy!
Are you or the kids on a limited diet, but want to keep it healthy? Don’t know where to start with substitutions? I’ve been doing this for years, and have the whole range of intolerances in my house… let me help you!
- Wheat and gluten
Like most wheat-based breads, gluten-free breads are often full of preservatives (watch out for 280 – 283, as these cause nasty reactions in sensitive kids). The Burgen gluten-free loaves are free from those preservatives, and the bread sticks together nicely for sandwiches (thanks to the sugar, no doubt!). Find that one in Woolies. Check labels and look for wholegrains and seeded varieties for a little more nutrition, like sorghum, buckwheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa. Dovedale is a good natural brand, which makes nice toast (bit dry for sandwiches though). That one is in Coles.
I make my own these days, using a gluten-free bread recipe from The Holistic Ingredient, that’s quick and easy.
How’s everyone going with all these nasty viruses going around? I know my family have all copped it, especially me! I usually don’t catch colds and flus, but had to take two aggressive antibiotics earlier this year and ever since, my immune system has been shot and I’ve caught everything going. Being a nutritionist, I prefer not to take antibiotics but when you have a parasite, sometimes there isn’t an effective alternative.
So, to boost my immune system and prevent me from getting anymore nasty lurgies (while helping me to recover from this latest one), I’m getting into this delicious and nutritious wholefood chicken soup. And it’s SO easy, the only way I’ll do it! Oh, and it’s also anti-inflammatory and good for your aching muscles and joints. Here’s the recipe…