Lunch/Dinner

Stuffed Red Peppers (Capsicums) – My first attempt at making a Vegan Keto dish

For a while, I've been hearing about this keto diet (short for ketogenic diet). It is supposed to be very healthy by making your own body utilize fat instead of accumulating it. I have to say I thought it was rather controversial to suggest that you eat "fat" in order to burn fat. After some careful… Continue reading Stuffed Red Peppers (Capsicums) – My first attempt at making a Vegan Keto dish

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Lunch/Dinner

Roast Vegetables in Coconut Oil, White Wine and Smoked Paprika

Summer is getting nearer and everyone is becoming more excited each day as holidays approach. With holidays come Christmas, sun bathing, the beach and BBQs. Vegans and vegetarians don't have to feel excluded though. We can all take part in these celebrations and still maintain our chosen diets. So, how about preparing a delicious vegetable… Continue reading Roast Vegetables in Coconut Oil, White Wine and Smoked Paprika

Dessert

Berry & Banana sorbet

Nothing original, but this recipe is extremely easy and quick to make. Not to mention it's delicious and it "goes down" perfectly on a hot sunny spring day here in New Zealand. 2 bananas 1 cup of mixed berries 2 tablespoons of brown sugar Peel and chop the bananas. Then put the banana slices (in… Continue reading Berry & Banana sorbet

Lunch/Dinner

Gluten-free Gnocchi from scratch

Making gnocchi has always been a tradition in my family. We would get around the kitchen table to give our mom a hand in preparing everything: peeling the potatoes, boiling them to mash potato point, mixing the flour, rolling the dough into thinner strings, cutting the strings into smaller (2 cm length) cuts, then cooking… Continue reading Gluten-free Gnocchi from scratch

Snacks

Maize Biscuits (Biscoitos de Maisena)

A childhood delight... when you grow up in Brazil. 1 cup of maize 1 cup of rice flour (or any other gluten-free flour) 1 cup of coconut milk powder 4 tablespoons of molasses 5 tablespoons of vegan spread or margarine.   Mix everything in a bowl. Knead the dough until it's uniform. Roll the dough… Continue reading Maize Biscuits (Biscoitos de Maisena)