Tag: #Lactosefree


Kefir as a frozen dessert – and this one is lactose free

Kefir is an Eastern European ingredient that I fell in love with as soon as I started seeing it on the shelves of the Bulgarian and Polish specialist shops and Russian deli a few years ago. It is an ancient ingredient and has been used for over 2000 years.  The taste is tangy and fermented and it is a stronger version of a drinkable … Read More Kefir as a frozen dessert – and this one is lactose free


Healthier Maltese Style Christmas Log

The Maltese Christmas log is an unbelievably easy to make. It is a no-bake, fuss-free quick recipe and it will always taste wonderful as long as you use a good quality chocolate to coat it. It is usually made with condensed milk.

I think every can relax and enjoy their favourite sweets at Christmas but for a healthier, vegan, no added processed sugar version, try this recipe !


Vegan Hazelnut Balls

Gluten-free, lactose-free and reduced sugar diets are hot topics these days. The drive for ingredients to suit a large number of food intolerances comes from consumers and with such a large choice in the market, guests no longer have to feel they are a burden to their hosts and be apologetic about their intolerances.

Adjusting recipes to make them suitable for everyone is much easier than making special dishes to cater for individual requirements. These Christmas vegan hazelnut balls are free from lactose and gluten and are sweetened with unrefined sugars in reduced quantity


Orange Almond and Chocolate Cakes [gluten free, lactose free]

Maltese and Gozitan oranges come in all shapes, flavours and sizes, blood oranges with bright red flesh that taste very faintly of raspberries, some with big navels and no seeds, bitter Seville oranges brought to the island during Arab rule and in the open rambling countryside, you can find fragrant bergamot oranges

What to eat in January

January sees us spending more time indoors to recharge our minds and bodies after the recent festivities. The fresh food we find shifts by season and there is a distinct difference in the market especially when it comes to fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables. Source The Sunday Times : What to eat in January I use fresh fruit and vegetables from Big Fresh in … Read More What to eat in January

Curried Butternut Squash Soup with homemade coconut milk

‘Perfect for winter, with lots of fresh ginger, this is such a delicious soup.’ You will need: 1/2 onion 1 large clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds a pinch of ground cumin grated zest of 1/2 lemon 1/2 butternut squash, skin on and chopped 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped 1/2 sweet potato, peeled and chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon … Read More Curried Butternut Squash Soup with homemade coconut milk


Raw Brownie Batter (vegan, lactose and gluten free)

‘Summer brings an air of celebration on the island.  The bright blue skies and sea all around, the sunshine.  And the short distances make it possible to end nearly every day surrounded by family and friends sharing good food, celebrating.  This is a perfect quick addition to ice creams or simply use as a dip’ You will need: 1 cup tofu (use ricotta for … Read More Raw Brownie Batter (vegan, lactose and gluten free)


Very Easy Healthy Brownies (Gluten Free and Lactose Free)

‘I made gluten free and lactose free brownies  and they are also without processed sugar, contain no butter or added oils.  The consistency is amazing, exactly how a brownie should be and there is nothing quicker you can bake’ You will need: 2 cups dates, soaked in just enough water 150g sugar free chocolate 250g cocoa powder 1 avocado, peeled and chopped 1 banana, peeled … Read More Very Easy Healthy Brownies (Gluten Free and Lactose Free)


Quichy Sandwich Bake with lactose free cheese

‘This is the best way to use up all those party sandwiches in another bake that is so quick and easy and leaves no waste. I often make sandwiches specifically for this bake and you will find that even young children will come back for more.’


All-in-one Macaroni Bake [lactose free]

‘I love all-in-one recipes, be it cakes, soups or anything.  My recipe here is a simply all-in-one, bake and eat !’   You will need: 500g macaroni a pinch of smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon grain mustard 1 tablespoon flour 250g tinned tomatoes 100ml water 1 egg 1 small onion, chopped and cooked a grating of fresh nutmeg fresh ground pepper and sea salt 200g … Read More All-in-one Macaroni Bake [lactose free]


Garibaldi biscuits made with olive oil (lactose free, diabetic friendly)

We made Garibaldi biscuits today. Quick, fresh and delicious. Nothing beats home baking and I added spices and fresh citrus zest to the pastry which is made with olive oil. You will need: 120g self raising flour a pinch of salt 25 ml olive oil the equivalent of 50g sugar in stevia (check the labeling to find out the conversion of 50g of sugar) … Read More Garibaldi biscuits made with olive oil (lactose free, diabetic friendly)


Maltese Cherry Pastini … a special treat for a local feast ! [gluten free, lactose free]

Maltese Cherry Pastini are gluten free and lactose free and incredibly easy to make