Category: Gluten Free

Chickpeanut Dip

After years of living in the Middle East, I like my hummus to be authentic. I am seeing more dips called ‘hummus’, some even looking and tasting more of guacamole, an injustice to the queen of dips. In this recipe, I combine chickpeas with peanuts  and serve it with fresh fruit, vegetables. Chickpeas have a great consistency and they are so versatile as they … Read More Chickpeanut Dip

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Farm to Fork Organic Salad

I went to Vincent’s Eco Farm today and got a wonderful box of fresh organic produce.  I chose produce that was cultivated on the estate.  There was a huge variety but I chose cauliflower, egglplants, a mix of coloured tomatoes, bulgarian tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, kale, onion, lemons and more. You should see the size of the cucumbers, those old fashioned type ones that … Read More Farm to Fork Organic Salad

Quick Fresh Salmon Patties [gluten free]

These fresh salmon patties are also perfect for the summer.  They can be packed up and taken to the beach.   I found that with a very few exceptions, everyone likes them, including young kids.   You can also shape them into small mini bites or for variety, place the mixture in a quiche dish, bake and cut up into slices, just like the crustless vegetable … Read More Quick Fresh Salmon Patties [gluten free]

Crustless Vegetable Pie [gluten free]

This is one of my regular dishes, one of those I make at least once a week and use up all the left over vegetables of the week.  You can even add wilted lettuce leaves, chopped up finely  – anything goes and it is delicious served hot or stored in the fridge and sliced for take-to-work lunches.  And when you are driving home after … Read More Crustless Vegetable Pie [gluten free]

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Two ingredient healthy banana ice cream

Its ice cream weather and now here to stay. This quick and easy banana ice cream needs no added sugar, is gluten free and you can make it in the comfort of your home knowing exactly what has gone into it.   All you need is to squeeze some fresh lemon to keep the bananas from discolouring before freezing.   The result is fantastic even … Read More Two ingredient healthy banana ice cream

Quick Avocado and Tuna Dip

Quick dips are the most convenient way to put a few ingredients together and this one for example can be served with other vegetables or a salad or spread on toast and can make a great main meal or a snack. For the quick Avocado and tuna dip you will need: 1 large can Blue Angel tuna fish 1 avocado 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise … Read More Quick Avocado and Tuna Dip

Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan

This is Antida‘s recipe in her quest to promote healthy eating for the new year.   All you need is: 6 egg whites 125g ricotta 150g grilled vegetables salt and pepper pinch of dried herbs Place the egg whites and ricotta in a bowl. Break down the ricotta using a fork and mix with the egg whites.  Add the salt and pepper. Spray an … Read More Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan

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Quick Scottish Lentil Soup – 2020 is for more plant based food

I crave for this soup, even during the hot summers.  In the winter I make it almost every week. It is so quick to prepare, economical, no blender, no chopping and you end up with a satiny textured purée – perfection for the month of January. My Scottish mother-in-law was never too fond of cooking but she made this soup when I went to … Read More Quick Scottish Lentil Soup – 2020 is for more plant based food

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Healthier Christmas Cake with Olive Oil

Gluten-free, lactose-free and reduced sugar diets are hot topics these days.

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Green Lentil, Parsley and Lime Soup with Soft Gozitan Gibna

Green lentils keep their texture and have a richer flavour than the orange variety.  For this soup I use a hand held blender [pulse setting] to puree the soup lightly and the final result has a mix of whole green and pureed lentils. It is very quick to prepare, no chopping and served with a Gozitan fresh goat’s milk gibna, it makes a very … Read More Green Lentil, Parsley and Lime Soup with Soft Gozitan Gibna

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Healthy Feta and Quinoa Salad

This is the type of salad that you can make for supper and take the rest for an amazingly nutritious and delicious lunch-at-work.  It is one of those wholesome salads that are substantial enough for the autumn and winter months. For this salad you will need: 1 cup quinoa, cooked 200g sweetcorn 150g cherry tomatoes, cut up 1 avocado, cut up 150g feta cheese, … Read More Healthy Feta and Quinoa Salad

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Calorie Counter #1

I am not an advocate for calorie counting however it is a good exercise, at least once in a while, to remind oneself to reduce portions.  I could easily eat double the amount of smoked salmon here but the calories of this ‘meal’  are just about enough for a light lunch.