Friday, 22 July 2016

Halloumi Salad with Strawberry, Watermelon and Basil

We haven't had halloumi for about a year as it's not something we can find easily in Vietnam, so whilst  in Sydney this holiday my 12 year old spotted it in the grocer and wanted it for breakfast. I have to admit this was total torture to cook up knowing I couldn't eat the golden crispy oozy halloumi whilst on the autoimmune protocol but I couldn't deny my son the pleasure so being the awesome mum I am, I cooked it up along with a delicious strawberry, watermelon and basil salad. He inhaled it within 5 minutes... we are working on the mindful eating ;)

Halloumi Salad with Strawberry, Watermelon and Basil
Halloumi Salad with Strawberry, Watermelon and Basil

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Spicy Nut and Seed Brittle (Snaps)

One of my favourite treats growing up were sesame snaps. They came in a packet with 4 thin rectangles of toasty, crunchy, sugary sesame. It would be the best day ever if I could separate all 4 layers without the rectangles breaking. These spicy nut and seed brittle's remind me of this, except I have added almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. You can leave the almonds out to keep it nut free for school treats and just use your favourite seeds. They are great on their own as a treat or sprinkled on salads for a sweet and spicy crunch, you can leave out the cayenne pepper to keep this nightshade free.

Spicy Nut and Seed Brittle (Snaps)
Spicy Nut and Seed Brittle (Snaps)
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Monday, 30 May 2016

Coconut Raisin Pancakes (Grain & Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Nut Free)

These coconut raisin pancakes are a delicious twist on the 2 ingredient sugar banana pancakes (see here). The coconut gives the pancake extra texture and flavour and the raisins give a nice burst of sweetness that my kids love. Its really important to use sugar bananas in this recipe, known as Ducasse which are short, fat with a thin skin, not the common cavendish type found in the supermarket. The sugar banana when just ripe, gives the batter a nice thickness very similar to a 'normal' pancake batter.

Coconut Raisin Pancakes (Grain & Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Nut Free)
Coconut Raisin Pancakes (Grain & Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Nut Free)

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Benefits Of Juicing - What Juicer To Buy And Juicing Recipes

It's taken me a long while to start juicing for various reasons, but since my health went downhill a few months ago I had to try something new, so many people I knew were juicing and raving about it. I finally unpacked my juicer after 6 months in the box and hoped for some miracle that would fix my chronic fatigue and other health issues. The miracle didn't happen, but some great things did happen.

Benefits of Juicing - How it helped me
Benefits of Juicing - How it helped me