• Crispy Kale

    This one made me so excited about kale that I ended up getting through 1 Kg of the stuff in the space of a week! Yes... It IS true and you can see why... This is a completely healthy snack that tastes so good it will lead you to addiction! And what an addiction: dark greens that you want to eat every day! Kale is a wonderful healthy leaf but I confess I've struggled to find great ways to consume it in bulk. I sometimes steam it with other veggies, but since I discovered this recipe, I found out what Read More
  • Banana Cake - Gluten/Dairy/Nut-free

    For those who cannot rely on nut flours for a gluten-free cake, here is a recipe of a tasty banana cake which is dairy-free, gluten-free and nut-free.   Ingredients 270g mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds flour (use a coffee grinder to make your own flour) 150g rice or buckwheat flour 4 eggs 100g Xylitol or 50g stevia 2 ripe bananas 1 heaped tsp baking powder or bicarbonate soda 1 tbsp powdered cinnamon 1 handful of raisins or sultanas Coconut oil or butter to grease   Pre-heat the oven at 180C. Grease a baking tin well with coconut oil or butter, Read More
  • Sweet Potato Brownie

    This is a nice gluten and dairy-free treat that is likely to go down well with little ones as well as grown-ups. I love using sweet potato in sweet dishes because I know of a really nice sweet potato pudding in Brazil. So trust me it is not that uncommon and you will see why. Ingredients 2 big sweet potatoes 150g almond flour 65g rice flour (or buckwheat flour) 200g chopped dates 150g raisins 4 tbsp raw chocolate powder 50g pumpkin seeds Pinch of salt   Pierce the sweet potatoes and roast them until soft (skin should easily peel off Read More
  • Homemade Tomato Sauce/Soup

    This is a great tomato-based sauce to use in general cooking but also to spread on pizza before covering it with your favourite toppings. You not only gain in taste but also add valuable nutrition to your dish by incorporating a range of tasty vegetables in this sauce. Another use for it is serving it straight as a Mediterranean-style soup (in that case, adjust consistency by adding water or stock to your preference). Here's the recipe: Ingredients 2 big onions 1 or 2 peppers (red and green or both red) 2 cloves of garlic 1 carrot 1 stick of celery Read More
  • Winter Juices

    If you are one of those people who don't like vegetables, as a Nutritional Therapist, I'm afraid I haven't got very good news for you. Having said that, maybe this particular post will be just the thing you needed to find out in order to reconcile with the goodness from vegetables. In the winter, we tend to be more inclined to eat hot dishes for obvious reasons. One of the main concerns then is how to get through the same amount of juicy fresh vegetables that might easily be devoured in salads on hot summer days. Winter is a great Read More
  • Roasted Hazelnuts

    Have you ever tried roasting your own hazelnuts at home? I'd say it's certainly worth the bother - especially when you have them straight out of the oven, still soft and warm. The house fills up with a wonderful nutty smell which you can only appreciate once you've tried it.... And it can be cheap too! There are lots of hazelnut trees near where I live for example. I only realized it after I saw a few ladies collecting them under the tree a couple of summers ago. There's little opportunity for foraging in our Modern lives. Make sure you take Read More
  • Gluten-free Rich Fruit Cake

    This year, I made my husband a rich fruit cake(his favourite!) for his birthday and it turned out REALLY nice and tasty. Despite the long(ish) list of ingredients, there's nothing elaborate about it. Try a slice with a cup of Red Bush/Roibosh tea (mixed with a chamomile tea bag in the same cup). There's absolutely no compromise in taste here! This is a real treat if you like fruit cake with tea and also an excellent choice for a rich Christmas cake! (not that I want to start talking about Christmas in September... but it might come handy - so I'll Read More
  • Cookies

    This raisin and chocolate cookie recipe is gluten-free and in fact grain-free containing healthy fatty acids, plenty of protein, no hydrogenated fat and no added sugar. It is as crumbly and tasty as you should expect a treat to be but with a much better nutritional balance. Besides, three of these cookies are likely to fill you up and leave you satisfied until your next meal. Unlike low-fat and refined carb snacks, these provide a good balance of protein, complex carbs and healthy fats that add up to a low glycaemic load. In other words: they release energy slowly over Read More
  • Autumn Apple & Plum Fruit Crumble

    I am very fond of fruit crumble because this is the type of recipe that you can make entirely from natural wholesome ingredients and without any added sugar. This particular crumble recipe is very tasty with the advantage of using two common fruit which complement each other. This is a gluten-free recipe nice enough to serve to guests or to treat your little ones in a healthy way. Ingredients for the crumble 60g pumpkin seeds 60g walnuts or pecans 60g almonds 60g pitted dates Put all the ingredients in a food processor and process until crumbly. Alternatively, grind each of Read More
  • Flourless Dairy-Free Sugarless Cake!

    Can you believe this is real? A CAKE recipe that does not require flour, milk, butter or sugar!? Well, I didn’t quite believe it myself until it came out of the oven looking like it actually raised (for my surprise). And then when I cut the first slice and it actually did hold itself in one piece... that was it: I was elated with my creation. After all, it’s not just anywhere you’ll come across anything like a cake without incurring in the use of the worst of the unhealthy ingredients: sugar and flour! By the way: it tastes delicious! Read More
  • Savoury Biscuits

    I’ve had a few attempts at this one and my favourite version is here now. If you fancy something on top, check my "Spreads" recipe. I like to make these savoury biscuits for my 2 ½ year old as they are handy to take with us when we’re out and about. I’m not a huge fan of snacks and I’d rather let my son build up a nice appetite for a proper meal. However, with growing children there are moments when they are truly hungry and simply can’t wait. The important thing is to distinguish between boredom and hunger... I know Read More
  • Spreads

    Before I say anything, let me put this straight: these “spreads” have absolutely nothing to do with what you find in the supermarket under the same name. A very important point to make here is: any vegetable oil should drip, not spread. If you use ANY vegetable oil that has been turned into a spreadable cream, you are consuming a heavily processed food. Natural vegetable oils drip and only saturated fats harden at room temperature or in the fridge. That’s the nature of these fats and for that reason I say: if you ask me which product is healthier, spread Read More
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