Gluten Free Coconutty Biscuits

These gluten free cookies are lovely to have for when friends drop around for a cup of tea, for the school lunchbox, a little snack at work or for something to munch when watching a movie – they are an adaptation on my lovely friend Gail’s recipe and they are lovely, light and very yummy and crunchy! This recipe makes about 24 small biscuits. Ingredients: 200ml egg whites, approximately 6 egg whites 1 cup almond meal 1 cup hazelnut meal 1 cup desiccated coconut, sugar and preservative free 1/3 cup coconut sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla powder 1 teaspoon baking soda Method: Pre-heat … Continue reading Gluten Free Coconutty Biscuits

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

Lamb & Avocado Salad

What inspires me is how people respond to food. When I served this gluten free, dairy free, salt and sugar free salad for lunch the response was “wow, this tastes amazing!” It’s so simple to cook simply and have stacks of flavour and vitality in a meal. It can be light yet satisfying, tasty and nourishing all at the same time. We don’t have to miss out on flavour when going gluten free! This takes about 10-15 minutes from pan to table for two people 🙂 Ingredients: 2 small/medium lamb leg steaks Tbls olive oil for cooking Cracked black pepper … Continue reading Lamb & Avocado Salad

Waldorf Salad ~ Sarah Style

This is the perfect salad for a picnic on the beach… or for lunch at work, or when friends come around for dinner, or supper for one – it’s so light and delicious! Ingredients (serves two): 1 small fennel bulb 1 firm green pear 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 1 cup raw walnuts 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Juice from one small lemon 4 tablespoons of macadamia nut oil – or any oil you choose Method: Thinly slice the fennel and pear into pieces you can eat with a fork Thinly slice the mint leaves Break the walnuts into smaller … Continue reading Waldorf Salad ~ Sarah Style

Lamb & Fennel Casserole

  This is one of the tastiest, simplest casseroles I have ever made. The photo was taken on the stove top before the lid went on! 500g lamb cubed (you could use any meat or tofu) 1 large fennel bulb 1 large brown onion 2 bay leaves 1 star anise 1 heaped teaspoon turmeric powder 1 heaped teaspoon ground black pepper 1 pinch all spice powder 1 pinch chilli 2 tablespoon coconut oil In a heavy based saucepan (with a secure lid) melt the coconut oil on a medium heat Fry the onion till translucent and starting to brown then … Continue reading Lamb & Fennel Casserole

Sarah’s Perfect Salmon, Spinach & Eggs

Simple, speedy and scrumptious … Heat a non-stick fry pan with a little oil … Place a couple of handfuls of baby spinach leaves into a bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil. Pop it in the microwave oven ready for the last minute! Finely chop some fresh herbs – today I used flat leaf parsley – you can use whatever you want! Gently beat two eggs in a bowl, add the parsley and some cracked black pepper. Fry the eggs, moving around to cook evenly. Allow to get crispy and brown then flip over to crispy the other side. … Continue reading Sarah’s Perfect Salmon, Spinach & Eggs

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

Sri Lankan Curry Powder

Coriander seeds Cumin seeds Fennel seeds Cinnamon Cardamom Cloves Fenugreek Black peppercorns Black mustard seeds Chilli Roast them on the stove top to accentuate the aromatic qualities Remove from the heat and blend to a powder Store in an air tight container in the fridge and it will keep for ages Add to coconut milk, garlic, red onions and meat, fish or vegetables and simmer – remember to add lime juice for an amazing, authentic curry. (This is a Sarah tweak on a Rick Stein recipe!) Continue reading Sri Lankan Curry Powder