Tag Archives: Dairy Free

raw truffles

Raw truffles- that taste like ferrero rocher!

These were whipped up by accident but taste too delicious not to share this quick and east recipe. The secret behind the ferrero flavour is from the Mayvers cocao superseed spread so if you can’t find this use another cocao nut butter and please do let me know how you go and which one you used so others can try the same :).  These were whipped up in 5 minutes and will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

banana and walnut spelt

Wholemeal banana bread

I love banana bread and and always experimenting with recipes for it and this one is a clear winner- it is moist, full of flavour and super easy to whip up. This is a dairy free, refined sugar free option to your traditional banana bread so.. surely it’s ok to have an extra slice per serve 😛 (so I keep telling myself).

This does take some time in the oven but I just pottered around the house and done some cleaning while it baked.

Happy cooking and if you enjoy please do comment, tag me in your pics and share with freinds xx

braised eggplant

Spiced braised egg plant (aubergine)

I love eggplant!! Such a tasty vegetable when cooked right and this quick braising method couldn’t be easier!! It will be done from start to finish in less than 15 minutes, is the perfect side dish to any meal, we had ours with some spiced pork and carrot salad tonight and it was delicious! It would be delicious with a fragrant steamed fish or baked chicken with a spicy yoghurt dressing.. (Which I may have for dinner tomorrow actually!). It would also be delicious as a main meal served with some fragrant cous cous and toasted seeds.

For this all the equipment you need is a chopping board, knife, desert spoon to measure, cup to measure and deep frying pan with a lid. Don’t hesitate to comment and let me know what you think!

goji-bites

Goji berry choco bites

Christmas is that time of year where we all tend to reach for the chocolate treats without a second thought… well I do anyway :P. This year I have the fridge loaded with healthier options and I am adamant I will avoid eating the 2 toblerones, 3 boxes of lindt chocolates and box of celebrations I have under the Christmas tree!!

This can be whipped up in 5 minutes, will hold in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and makes a great little gift for friends as a homemade treat option!

carrot-dip

Sweet & spicy carrot dip

We have my friend Terri to thank for this recipe! It is so so delicious I had to ask her could I share it!! This is delicious as a dip with some crackers, spread on bread or if your like me.. eaten out of the bowl with a spoon… I’m that person :P.

Whipped up from start to finish in 20 minutes this is super easy to make but it does need a little love to make sure you don’t burn the veggies so I recommend sticking netflicks on the laptop and watching the pan while you catch up on your favourite series.. (us women are great at multitasking.. :P).

warm-potato-salad

Warm potato salad

This salad was a result of a ‘whats in the house for dinner’ moment. Potatoes are a staple in our house- classic Irish! And the rest is made up of fridge wonders. It’s super easy, quick and hits the spot- perfect for a dinner party or to have cold as a picnic offering- spring is upon us here in Perth so I am looking forward to picnic and al fresco dining again!! This recipe will feed 4-6 people as a side dish.

raw coconut & almond bark

Raw chocolate, coconut & almond bark

I love having raw chocolate in the freezer to pull out and kick them sweet cravings which.. all us ladies know come far too often!!!

This can be whipped up in minutes, is loaded with antioxidants and is absolutely delicious! Have some in the freezer and pull out as you need it ;).

Cocoa butter, cocao and maple are your base for raw chocolate so play with the fillings as your fancy. Some suggestions;

  • cranberry & pistachio
  • goji berry & cashew
  • mixed nuts & raisins
  • dried raspberries & cocao nibs
  • peanut butter and cocao nibs