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.
Monday, 30 May 2016
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
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|
Monday, 23 May 2016
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|
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
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|
Sunday, 1 May 2016
Paleo Vegan. Why another label? and isn't it a total contradiction? While I prefer just stating that I'm on a 'real food diet', when I mention the word paleo I get a lot of responses like 'oh, you eat a lot of meat'. Unfortunately it's an incorrect assumption that all Paleo followers eat mainly meat, yes it's based on about 38% protein but many of us modify the diet to suit our bodies and choose not to freely substitute meat for carbohydrates. There are a lot of other aspects to the Paleo diet that are very beneficial.
|My recent Paleo Vegan lunch spread I shared with some friends who left very happy, full and satisfied <3|