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

Monday, 23 May 2016

Bolognese Cucumber Boats

Our freezer is always stocked with jars of frozen bolognese sauce, perfect for lazy days when we need a quick and healthy meal. I usually make a big batch about once a month then jar up the sauce in recycled glass jars and take out them as needed to defrost over night or in warm water. I haven't convinced my kids about the zoodles just yet but one of their favourite ways to eat bolognese sauce are these bolognese cucumber boats topped with some fermented veggies. 

Bolognese Cucumber Boats
Bolognese Cucumber Boats

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Baked Plantain Chips 3 Ways

I have been trying to get my hands on some green plantains in Vietnam for almost 2 years and finally got myself a big bunch of them. The first thing I made were these delicious baked plantain chips. I have been on a restricted diet of bone broth, juices and raw salads excluding nightshades, nuts, seeds and dairy and really needed a safe treat that wouldn't flare up my lupus. I made three versions including salt and pepper, lime and black pepper and maple, cinnamon & cayenne (this one was for my husband which I couldn't eat as it contains cayenne). My kids were over the moon to have 'chips' in the house.

Baked Plantain Chips 3 Ways
Baked Plantain Chips 3 Ways