Posts tagged Gluten Free
Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls

Ferrero Rochers are one of my favourite sweet treats so it was only was a matter of time until I decided to make a more wholesome version. This recipe is for 8 Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls that are raw, indulgent and guilt free. The balls are sweetened with dates and maple syrup and the topping is made of coconut oil and cacao to sub out dairy. The centre has a smooth hazelnut like flavour that literally melts in your mouth.

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Cauliflower and Broccoli Pizza

Looking for ways to get your kids to eat more veggies? Try this Cauliflower and Broccoli Pizza and let them build their own pizzas.

Over the last few months I have been trying to cut out gluten and bread from my diet, which is hard when you love pizza so much. I usually use our cauliflower pizza base but I decided to change the recipe slightly and add broccoli so I can increase my vegetable intake.

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Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Oh sweet beautiful carrot cake you are a dream! Made even more delicious with Lemony Cream Cheese icing and crunchy walnuts.  Carrot cake has to be one of my favorite things to bake, I just adore them.  I wanted to keep this recipe low in sugar, that includes natural sugars so have used a small amount of rice malt syrup as the sweetner, it is fructose free.

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Layered Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Caramel Walnuts

Layered cakes are my new thing. Before making one I was under the impression that it was too much effort, how I was so wrong!  They are impressive looking once iced and decorated, and make them ever more extravagent by adding on more layers. Carrot Cake is one of my childhood favorite recipes - hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, the carrot helps to keep the cake moist and cream cheese icing is decadent and rich.  

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Mixed Berry and Millet Muffins

Muffins can be savory or sweet and I have to say I prefer the latter.  After switching to a (mostly) gluten free diet these are a snack I am not able to enjoy all too often unless I make my own at home.  A mixture of almond meal and millet flour has been used as the base for these delightful morsels.  Millet is a small seeded grass that is naturally gluten free and millet flour is made by stone milling the hulled millet.  That's it, no further processing.  High in protein and fiber, and high in B vitamins, magnesium and potassium, millet it is a welcome change from refined white flour.

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Creamy Chocolate Mousse

Lib and I first made this recipe a few years ago with the inclusion of peanut butter.  It's hard to believe that the main ingredient is avocado! The mousse is a perfect substitute for traditional dairy mousse, it is so creamy, thick and rich in chocolate flavour.  A great topping for cakes instead of frosting, spoon onto slices of banana or have by itself after dinner.

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Weet-Bix Energy Bars

Energy bars are the perfect handy and nutritious treat to have when on the go. Most days I will have one in my hand bag so I know I have something sustainable with me, whenever I am feeling peckish.  Majority of the energy and muesli bars found in supermarkets are full of refined sugar, additives, colourings and other harmful preservatives, which makes them anything but energising. It is super easy to make your own that taste just as great without having a sugar crash or ingesting un natural, processed food substitutes.

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Peanut Butter Fudge

Since I can remember I have loved fudge, usually the kind with half a kilo of white or brown sugar in it, usually caramel flavoured (condensed milk, yum) and more often than not I am unable to just have one piece.  Fudge is my vice.  In my ongoing quest to create clean vegan sweets it has lead me to what I would say is my favourite recipe to date.  Just 3 ingredients, how simple can you get? While this fudge contains no dairy, gluten, refined sugar or additives and a whole lot of good fats,  please don't eat it all at once.

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Raspberry Raw Cheesecake

Fan of traditional cheesecake but want to steer clear of all the empty calories, refined sugar and dairy?  If you are a raw food skeptic and have been avoiding raw desserts as you do not think they will have any flavour then I can promise you that this will be the cake to change your mind.  A friend of mine passed this recipe on and since then I have made the cake for a dinner party, birthday and with my 8 year old niece who said "Aunty Juls this cake is yummy are you sure it's healthy?". As this cake is raw there will be no oven needed! All you will need is a food processor/blender and some measuring spoons and cups.  Raw cakes tend to be more expensive due to the ingredients used so save this for a special occasion OR put what you don't eat in the freezer.  I don't think you will have that problem though, this lasted 6 days in my house...

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Cookie Dough Truffles

These cookie dough truffles are the perfect little snack to have when on the go.  I usually make a batch of these on a Sunday night to keep in the fridge to have for the following week. Whenever I feel like a sweet treat I will have one. There are only 5 ingredients needed to make these and they take around 5 minutes to make.

* Raw * Vegan * Gluten free * Refined sugar free

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Basil Pesto

When hosting a dinner party I can take some time to cook so always make sure there are snacks for guests.  One thing I love to make is home made basil pesto - it goes well with crackers, cut up raw vegetables and corn chips.  This basil pesto is gluten free, dairy free and vegan so suits most people (sorry, it does contain nuts).

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French Bean Salad

My best friends Mum made this dish one night when I had dinner with her and it is something I have re created several times since as it is so delicious!  The combination of mustard, vinegar and capers is beautiful - a little bit tangy, sour and the crunch of the beans is a lovely texture.  I would say that this dish is best used as a side dish and not a main.  The perfect accompaniment to a BBQ meal, Sunday Roast or with some vegetable protein. This recipe is taken from a  Jamie Oliver cook book so a big thank you to him.

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Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

Initially I wanted to make these pancakes flour less so experimented with a few ingredient combinations which all tasted delicious, however, the pancake mixture did not stick well so I often ended up with a mess in the pan.  For my 4th try at getting these right I thought I would add in some coconut flour to see if that would help - perfection! What I love about coconut flour is that it is gluten free, grain free, high in fibre and healthy fats.

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Peanut Butter and Cacao Brownie

Chocolate and peanut butter are two foods that taste incredible when combined.  These decadent, chewy peanut butter and cacao brownies are the perfect guilt free comfort food. The peanut butter makes the brownie creamy and rich and the cacao nibs gives it a crunchy texture. This is such a simple recipe to follow and can be easily adapted by adding nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit and white chocolate bits. I served my brownies with plain yogurt and they also taste great eaten on their own, they are moist so do not worry if you do not have yoghurt.

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Berry Superfood Smoothie

We all have those days when a little extra boost is needed - instead of grabbing a cup of coffee in the mornings make this berry superfood smoothie to kick start your day.  Full of super foods, flavour and protein you will be satiated and give your insides some extra love.

I have used maca root powder, lucuma, chia seeds and maqui berry powder in this dairy free, gluten free, vegan smoothie.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

This chocolate hazelnut spread is so easy to make and tastes surprisingly similar to Nutella, except it contains no nasty additives. After trying this recipe you will never want to buy a pre made jar again. Serve this delicious spread over bread, oats, cakes, ice-cream, fruit or even eat straight with a spoon.  It is sweet and creamy with a burst of rich chocolate and hazelnut flavour.

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, soy and refined sugar free.

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Chocolate Dessert Pizza

Pizza and chocolate - two of our favorite foods, and when combined, even better.

The base of this dessert pizza is very rich and chocolatey which compliments the coconut cream layer. Top with your choice of fruit, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, cinnamon or even drizzle with melted chocolate. This is a creative dessert that can me made in a small amount of time.

It is the perfect way to satisfy a sweet craving.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Gluten Free pizza base

I've been trying to eliminate as much gluten from my diet so pizza was one of the first foods to go as a lot of the pizza bases in restaurants contain gluten. If you want to make your own at home then there are very little gluten free bases available in the supermarket.  A lot of the gluten free bases I have tried are full of fillers and additives so I wanted to make a gluten free base that not only tasted nice but also didn’t contain any nasty additives. After trial and error I mastered a recipe that works well and is easy to make.

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