Newly married engineer trying to force variety into the diet by blogging about it...
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Homemade sugar- and dairy-free Bounty

Searching for a sweet recipe for my sweet, I stumbled across a bounty recipe on Health Food Lover. As I didn’t have more then 60 grams of coconut, I halved the recipe. 150 ml organic coconut cream 20 g organic coconut oil 1 tbsp agave nectar 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract 60g organic desiccated coconut (or … Continue reading

Strawberry Basil Almond Flour Muffins

Yet again I’ve tried a recipe from Tasty Yummies!. The recipes are so straight forward and even sound delicious before you’ve even smelled them baking og set your teeth in them. This recipe 
makes 12 small muffins 2 large eggs
 1/4 cup agave nectar 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/4 … Continue reading

Whipped cinnamon coconut cream

Spoonful of Sugar Free is one of my favourite bogs for inspiration, all the recipes I’ve tried from there have been wonderful! This whipped cream (bottom of page) goes well with both these pancakes and the Apple pie from yesterday. 1 can of full fat organic coconut milk (cold from the fridge) 1 tsp cinnamon … Continue reading

Apple pie

Ever since I found this recipe on Spoonful of Sugar Free I knew I had to make it. Apple pie is one of my favourite desserts/sweets. To suite what was in the cupboard and to only make two small desserts I had to make some changes. Crust 1/2 cup hazelnut meal (ground hazelnuts) 1 soft … Continue reading

Coconut rice

Salmon, veg and rice was on today’s menu, and when I found this Brown Coconut Rice Recipe I knew this had to be the twist I was looking for. 1/2 cup brown rice 1/2 cupcoconut milk 1/2 cup coconut water 1 tbsp shredded coconut 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp coconut oil Add the oil to … Continue reading

“Not-Reeses” Peanut butter cups

I was in need for chocolate this evening and remembered I’d found a recipe on Tasty Yummies which I’d been meaning to try … As usual, I didn’t have all the right ingredients, so I made some changes…and they worked out well (update: now also tested on sugar eating friends, who said they were delicious). … Continue reading

Warm quinoa and black bean salad

When I arrived home late to an empty house after my work travels today, I was in desperate need of some quick and healthy comfort food, my stomach was not happy after 24 hours of ‘airport food’. I had some beans, quinoa and a few veg… This is what I did for one large portion: … Continue reading

Vegan brownies

I found this recipe in Babycakes by Erin McKenna (pg 77). I substitutet the sugar with sukrin and used chopped vegan and sugar free chocolate as I could not find sugar free chock chips. 1 cup gram flour (garbanzo bean flour) 1/4 cup potato starch 2 tbsp arrowroot 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup … Continue reading

Roast chicken

Recipe inspired by Jamie Olivers Perfect Roast Chicken One large chicken (mine was a 2.6 kg free range chick) 1 unpeeled carrot 1 onion 2 stalks celery 1 bulb of garlic 1 lemon Salt and pepper Preheat the oven to 200C. Wash and roughly chop the carrot, celery, garlic and onion and put in the … Continue reading

Quinoa salad with mango

A wonderfully tasty quinoa salad by Tasty Yummies!! Highly recommended with your choice of meats, to accompany a BBQ or simply enjoy on its own! I will definitely make again! Serves 4-6 people (I doubled the recipe and it fed 10 people with some leftovers) Salad 2 cups cooked quinoa 1 mango, diced 1 cup … Continue reading