Getting bored of having the same thing all the time?
Had to change your diet and have no idea what to cook?
Then try these yummy recipe ideas to
excite your taste buds all over again!
...and if there’s something you can’t have,
just ask us for a tasty alternative!
…remember to use organic ingredients where possible…
CHICKPEA AND VEGETABLES STEW
Chickpeas, soaked overnight (throw out water)
1 teaspoon grated Ginger
1 stick Kombu (releases the gas in the beans, making them easier to digest)
Mix of seasonal vegies, eg. Carrots
Tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
Sea Salt (Himalayan or Celtic are best!)
Brown Rice or Quinoa, optional.
Cover chickpeas with fresh water, add kombu and
cook until soft. Wash vegetables and cut into different shapes. Sauté
ginger and vegetables, add some water and stew until vegetables are
soft. Combine with chickpeas, sunflower seeds and tamari. Once cooked,
season with sea salt and serve with brown rice or quinoa for a hearty
and nutritious meal, or on its own for a grain free option.
1 Cup Basil
½ Cup Pine Nuts
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Parmesan (or a sprinkle of sea salt for a vegan option)
2 cloves of Garlic
all ingredients in food processor. Adjust ingredients to taste by
adding extra oil, garlic or salt. Serve mixed through pasta of your
choice. Or try a creamy option by mixing it through a cheesy white sauce
first. Great hot or cold!
GRAIN FREE PIZZA BASES:
of Flour Mix (suggestion below but try anything)
- 150 g / 1 cup
- 150 g / 1 cup lupin (or buckwheat)
- 40 g / 1/4 cup potato flour
- 50 g / 1/4 cup tapioca/arrowroot flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp guar gum
5 tsp baking powder
500ml warm water
- IMPORTANT - Sometimes you will need all of this water, sometimes you won't.
It depends on humidity, altitude and moisture content of flour, which changes
from batch to batch. see "TIPS ON THE FLOUR MIX" below for more
information and detailed notes in the method.
40 ml oil
Lightly grease and
line a couple of pizza trays with baking paper.
Sift all the dry
ingredients into a large bowl. In a separate jug combine 500ml of warm water
with the oil.
Add most of it to the
dry ingredients and beat with a wooden spoon well combined. Stir it really
well. Then stir it a bit more. It is important that the ingredients are really
really well mixed.
Spoon mixture into
your prepared pizza tray and smooth out the top. You need to spread it quite
thinly so use a knife or spatula to get a smooth even spread. The thicker you
spread the thicker your base, remember it will rise about 1/3 to 1/2 at least.
Depending on the size of your pizza tray, you should get at least two large
pizza's or 3 - 4 medium pizza's
Bake for 20 minutes
until base nice and brown. Remove from oven.
Add your toppings then
bake another for 10-15 minutes.
TIPS ON THE FLOUR MIX - Different flour
combinations all can work well with this bread but all flours will absorb
liquid differently. If you change the flour combinations take note of the
Using lighter flours
like more potato or tapioca starch will mean you will need less water. Add it a
bit at a time until you get the right sticky falling slowly off the spoon
consistency. Using heavier flours like more buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth etc
will mean you may need more water. Add it a bit at a time until you get the
right sticky falling slowly off the spoon consistency.
Don't use too
much tapioca flour - or if you do you need to beat your mix for about 4
minutes. Otherwise it will seem like it hasn't cooked no matter how long you
NOTE: You are looking for a sticky SLOW fall off the spoon consistency.
If you need to shake the spoon for the dough to fall, its too dry, add more
water. If it falls off the spoon quickly your moisture is too wet, add more
flour. How much water you add is down to experience, it may take you a couple
of goes to get this right.
TOFU AND QUINOA SALAD
1 small pk of Tofu, cut into cubes
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
1 cup cooked Quinoa (about ½ cup dry grain)
1 small Red Onion, finely sliced
1 clove of Garlic, crushed
1 Cucumber, diced
1 Tomato, diced
½ cup of fresh Mint, roughly chopped
½ cup of fresh Parsley, roughly chopped
1/3 cup Hazelnut, lightly toasted
2 tbsp of Sesame or Olive Oil
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 Lemon, juice and rind
2 tsp sea salt
Rice Noodles, optional
the tofu in a hot wok with the sesame oil and tamari, until golden
brown. Drain and cool on a paper towel. In a large bowl, toss all
ingredients together. Adjust to taste, with more tamari, oil or salt, if
necessary. Mix with rice noodles, for a fuller main meal.
CHRISTMAS (or Fruit) CAKE – Grain Free!!!
2 Small Oranges (or 1 really big) - (Organic is
3 Large Eggs
¼ Cup Agave Syrup
½ Tsp Almond Essence
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
2 Cups Almond Meal, Blanched
¼ Tsp Salt (Himalayan or Celtic is best)
1 Tsp Sodium Bicarbonate (Bicarb Soda, Baking Soda)
1 Tsp Cinnamon
½ Tsp Nutmeg
¾ Cup Walnuts, chopped
5 Dried Figs, chopped
1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries
250g Mixed Dried Fruit (Eg. Sultanas, Currants,
Boil the Orange/s (peel and all) for 1 ½ hours, or
until soft. Preheat the oven to 170’C. Place the Oranges (peel and all) in a
food processor and blend until smooth. Add the eggs, agave, almond essence, vanilla
essence, almond meal, salt, sodium bicarbonate, cinnamon and nutmeg to the orange
mixture and blend until well combined. Transfer mixture to a bowl and mix in
all the dried fruits and nuts. Pour into greased, lined 22cm pan. Bake for
about 1 hour, checking and rotating every 15 minutes until a knife stuck in the
centre comes out clean. If the cake begins to over-brown then cover with foil
and continue baking. Cool in pan for at least 2 hours. Store in the fridge for
up to a month.
CHOC CHIP COOKIES - Grain Free!!
1/4 cup Butter, softened
1/4 cup Coconut Oil, softened
1/8 cup Maple Syrup
1/8 cup Coconut Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
2 1/2 cups Blanched Almond Meal
1/2 cup Choc Chips (dark)
1/4 cup Walnuts or Pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 180'C and line a tray with baking paper.
Combine all wet ingredients and mix well.
In a separate bowl mix together the dry ingredients and then add to the wet. Stir until well combined.
Mix in the choc chips and nuts.
Spoon teaspoonfuls onto prepared tray about 5cm apart.
Bake for 10-15mins or until golden brown. Cool on tray.
COCONUT BREAD - Grain Free!
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp Shredded Coconut
2 tbsp Coconut Oil
3 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Preheat oven to 180'C and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in tin for 5 mins.
NOTE - This is a fairly sweet 'banana bread' type recipe. It only makes a small loaf but ingredients can easily be doubled.
1¾ Cup of flour (spelt for wheat free or brown rice for gluten free!)
1 tablespoon of Rapadura Sugar (crushed sugar cane)
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped (or any nut of your choice!)
2 eggs (½ cup apple sauce for egg free!)
4 over ripe bananas
¾ cup milk (soy or rice for dairy free!)
3 tsp baking powder
the flour, sugar, nuts and cinnamon. Combine the eggs, bananas and
milk, then add to the flour mixture. Mix well. Scoop even amounts into
pre greased muffin trays. Sprinkle some extra nuts on top if you want.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180’C for about 25 minutes, or until
muffins have risen and browned nicely. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy
while still warm.
GRAIN FREE PANCAKES
1 Cup Almond Meal
(Natural or Blanched)
1/4 Tsp Sodium
Bicarbonate (Bicarb Soda, Baking Soda)
2 Tsp Sweetener (Sugar,
Honey, Maple or Agave Syrup)
Pinch Salt (Himalayan or
Celtic is best)
1/4 Cup Milk (Dairy or
2 Big Tsp Melted Butter
2 Eggs, Separated
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon and/or
Vanilla Essence (Optional)
Place everything EXCEPT
the Egg Whites in a medium bowl and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl
beat egg whites until stiff and then gently fold into the rest of the mixture.
Cook on low heat with lots of oil or butter. Serve hot with maple syrup and
fruit (banana, mango, raspberries or apple compote work well!)
VARIATION: Try leaving out the sweetener and using a mashed ripe banana instead (use a little less milk too).
GRAIN FREE CREPES:
small crepes – Serves 2
heaped Tbsp Black Bean Flour
heaped Tbsp Almond Meal
splash of milk (dairy or dairy alternative)
beat eggs in a bowl, add all other ingredients and mix well.
over medium heat in a flat frying pan, lightly greased. Flip once.
with sweet or savoury fillings. – Get creative!
Sweet serving suggestions:
mixed berries, melted chocolate, yoghurt, shredded coconut, honey, etc. – Any combination
Savoury serving suggestions:
veges (capsicum, mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, etc.), bacon, beans, cheese, tomatoee