Gluten Free Orange & Almond Cake

In honour of my birthday today, I felt to share the most light and lovely gluten free orange & almond cake that was dreamt up by my dear friend Michelle. She is a baker extraordinaire and her gluten and dairy free recipes are simple, easy and scrumptious. I’ve slightly tweaked it by adding coconut, but you can leave that out if you want to 🙂 Ingredients: 3 eggs Zest and juice of two oranges 160 grams dairy free margarine 1/3 cup coconut sugar 250 grams almond meal 2 teaspoons vanilla powder 2/3 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup shredded coconut 100g flaked … Continue reading Gluten Free Orange & Almond Cake

Gluten Free Fish & Seaweed Soup

This gluten free fish and seaweed soup is an evolution from the sea vegetable soup I’ve made before. I felt to add some more spice and flavour to it … 1/2 cup dried sea vegetables/seaweed (I use The Healing Ingredient sea vegetable salad) 1 cup filtered water 1 large brown onion, sliced 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 star anise 4 bay leaves, dried or fresh 250g fresh white fish, cut into 3cm cubed pieces (I used blue eye cod) 100g fresh green prawns, shelled and de-veined and cut into 3cm pieces 2 cups filtered water Soak the seaweed in 1 … Continue reading Gluten Free Fish & Seaweed Soup

First Sydney Curry Paste

After some grocery shopping today with Maxine, we realised that all the pre-made curry pastes in the supermarket have sugar in them, so I felt to make one up! 4 garlic cloves 1/2 large red onion – roughly chopped 2 teaspoons dried chilli 2 teaspoons turmeric 2 teaspoons cumin seeds or ground 2 teaspoons coriander seeds or ground 15 or so curry leaves 1 star anise 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped lemongrass 2 tablespoons of water Blend all of the above in a small blender till you have a fine paste. The twist on this recipe tale is that I … Continue reading First Sydney Curry Paste

Lime & Coconut Dairy Free ‘Cheesecake’

I don’t have a photo but felt to share this with you because Dante Holmes has asked about it on the Facebook page … This recipe is for a small dish I have that is 20cmx20cmx6cm – if you need it for a bigger dish, double or triple the amounts … 2 cups of blended nuts – I use almond and macadamia but you can use whatever you want 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 2 tablespoons of coconut manna (or coconut butter) Melt the oil and manna then mix with the blended nuts. Press this mixture into the bottom of … Continue reading Lime & Coconut Dairy Free ‘Cheesecake’

Gold Coast Gob Stoppers

My father is in hospital on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and I am by his side every day supporting his healing – which is healing for me too. It is a wonderful time for us both. The hospital food is hit and miss with nutritional value and like airplane food, you really don’t know what you are going to get until you lift the cover! I’ve been taking in soup to support his diabetes diet. He has a sweet tooth but needs to keep his blood sugar levels in check so I’ve made him a treat that has … Continue reading Gold Coast Gob Stoppers

Seaweed Soup & Fried Fish

I have a very busy week ahead and felt that preparing my fridge for the late nights and long days would be the very best care I can give to myself and my body. Seaweed Soup (makes about 4 serves) Soak one cup of mixed dried seaweed (sea vegetable) in a bowl covered with filtered water for it to rehydrate. This takes about 15 minutes. While the seaweed is soaking, heat 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large saucepan with a lid. Thinly slice one large brown onion and four-six sticks of celery and saute gently in the pan … Continue reading Seaweed Soup & Fried Fish

Cherries & Nut Cream

Tonight after having a delicious meal with my flat mate, we felt like something sweet. I felt to share a little treat that won’t keep you awake or jumping around. It’s delicious and took me ten minutes to whip up! Put some frozen cherries (or berries) into a small saucepan with a spoonful of honey to your taste and simmer gently on the stovetop. While that is bubbling away, put into a blender: 1 cup of macadamia nuts (or almonds, or half/half) 1 sliced, peeled, cored apple ½-1 cup of almond milk (unsweetened, or water) Blend to a thick, smooth paste. Add … Continue reading Cherries & Nut Cream

Sarah’s Asian Chicken & Seaweed Soup

Hello everyone! I just found this in some notes … a creation from a while ago that is going on the menu for sure! Pop some skinless chicken thighs (with the bone) into a deep saucepan and barely cover with water. Simmer with sesame oil, star anise, cinnamon bark, shallots, lemongrass, peppercorns. chilli and garlic … when the chicken is almost falling from the bone … strain the liquid and save it. Remove the chicken bones then return the liquid to the pot, discarding the cinnamon, star anise, lemongrass, peppercorns etc. to the pot with the chicken minus the bones … Continue reading Sarah’s Asian Chicken & Seaweed Soup

Is it really a treat?

My previous food experiences were usually to override my body’s resistance by shoving more of what was harming me into my mouth so I couldn’t feel. Ouch. You may have different experiences and I would love to hear them. We are all so different and yet so alike! I used to totally justify my overeating because it tasted so good, or it was Christmas, or it was such-and-such birthday dinner or whatever it was, I made excuses to eat food that I absolutely knew harmed my body. Not to mention the drinking binges that meant that the following day I … Continue reading Is it really a treat?

Divine Herb Soup

My intention was to make a batch of the Herby Fish Chowder – because it is so nourishing. After all, we eat to nourish ourselves right? But there is a twist in the tale … I doubled the herb content and added fresh spinach instead of fish … here’s how the inspired Divine Herb Soup evolved to be the smooth, multi-layered, simply loving harmony of scent, taste, picture perfect green-ness I have ever had. Wash and dry 1 cup each of fresh: Sweet basil Tarragon Flat leaf parsley Dill Place in a blender with two garlic cloves and a small … Continue reading Divine Herb Soup