• paleo golden apple flaxjacks
17 Feb, 2016

Golden apple flaxjacks

By |February 17th, 2016|Breakfast, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I have been trying to perfect a recipe for flaxjacks, after several mitigating disasters - mainly batter consistency was wrong and there was a lot of flour in the recipes.  Do not confused these with flapjacks...it's no typo!  These are in essence pancakes, but 'free-from' including any flour.  A single serving (3 pancakes) is only [...]

  • low calorie italian meringue icing
14 Feb, 2016

Apricot, cinnamon and olive oil cupcakes

By |February 14th, 2016|Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

These cupcakes 'under the bonnet' are healthy versions of cupcakes, without scrimping on taste.  I have replaced butter with yoghurt and rapeseed oil and replaced refined sugar with xylitol (natural sugar alternative) and reduced flour by 50 per cent, replacing it with ground almonds.  As for the icing, I've used an Italian meringue style frosting [...]

  • super healthy rusks (beskuit) on a plate
11 Feb, 2016

Super healthy rusks (free-from)

By |February 11th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I love South African rusks (not to be confused with baby rusks in the UK & Ireland), but they are not on my radar with my careful eating, so I wanted to try and find a way of still enjoying a rusk or two.  The traditionalists out there might scoff.  But, with the help of [...]

  • cinnamon, oat and raisin muffins
4 Feb, 2016

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins

By |February 4th, 2016|Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins - Taking my healthy muffin base mix, I've created the classic flavour combo of apple, cinnamon and sultanas. I choose sultanas over raisins as they are plumper, have more sweetness, yet less sugar. For the final touch and for added texture, I sprinkle rolled oats on top, before baking (omit [...]

  • cinnamon swirls
10 May, 2015

Cinnamon Swirls

By |May 10th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Cinnamon Swirls - The smell of toasted nuts, caramelised sugar and cinnamon. Who could resist? These are easier to make than you think, if you have the time! - Swirls: strong white flour, dried yeast, honey, fine sea salt, water (tepid), olive oil, Filling: almonds, hazelnuts, unsalted butter, ground cinnamon (extra for sprinkling), honey, demerara [...]

  • pineapple overnight oats
7 Feb, 2015

Tropical overnight oats

By |February 7th, 2015|Breakfast, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Tropical overnight oats - This sweet alternative for breakfast will leave you fuelled for a long time. It is also low-fat, leaving you full of energy from the oats and is packed with protein and fibre. - banana (ripe and mashed. Or mango/pineapple), rolled oats, fat free greek yoghurt, unsweeted almond milk, chia seeds, ground [...]

  • breakfast granola
21 Jan, 2015

Crunchy quinoa granola

By |January 21st, 2015|Breakfast, Dairy-free, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Crunchy quinoa granola - This is a tasty and healthy alternative to processed, shop bought breakfast cereal or muesli. Rich in protein and fibre, but low in saturated fat and salt. It will keep you satisfied for hours without wanting to snack. Serve with 0% greek yoghurt and top with blueberries, strawberries or banana if [...]

  • sticky plum flapjacks
14 Jan, 2015

Sticky flapjack bars

By |January 14th, 2015|Dairy-free, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|1 Comment

Sticky flapjack bars - These sticky finger licking treats will please the whole family. The macerated plums add a sweet, sticky element to a humble flapjack. You could always replace with other soft fruit of your choice. - plums (ripe - halved, stoned and roughly sliced), mixed spice, light muscavado sugar (or soft dark brown [...]

1 Jan, 2015

Spiced lamb kofta

By |January 1st, 2015|Canapés, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Starters, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Spiced lamb kofta - In the simplest form, Koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat, usually beef or lamb mixed with spices and/or onions. - onion (finely diced), garlic (crushed), minced lamb (neck or leg), smoked paprika, ground allspice, ground cinnamon, ground cumin, mint (roughly chopped), coriander (roughly chopped), olive oil, salt and [...]

  • cape brandy pudding (tipsy tart)
19 Dec, 2014

Cape brandy pudding (tipsy tart)

By |December 19th, 2014|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Cape brandy pudding (tipsy tart) - This delicious boozy date pudding with its brandy-laced sauce makes it an excellent alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding. This traditional Cape Brandy Pudding has been a part of South African culinary heritage ever since the first raw firewater was produced at the Cape from Cape grapes. This dessert [...]