How to: Instant Pot Beans

When you’re eating a (mostly) plant based diet, beans are probably one of your staples. They’re very affordable and generally considered a good source of protein – though plant proteins are incomplete and harder for the human body to process than animal proteins. This need not be a problem however, as long as you make…

Gluten Free Flour Blend

It’s easy and convenient to make your own gluten free flour blend. That, and it gives you total control over what goes into it. It might be cheaper too, though I can’t be sure of that. I never bought a gluten free flour blend, just a ton of different gluten free flours. They’re still all…

Corona Muffins

As of today, Corona Muffins are a thing. My thing. I was going to make biscuits but didn’t have the right ingredients. So I decided to make muffins instead. Didn’t have the right ingredients for them either, so I improvised. And the muffins magically turned into something more resembling scones. Pity I don’t have clotted…

Carrot Ginger Soup

The gorgeous orange colour and sweet taste of carrots, the spicy kick of fresh ginger, this soup is just what the doctor called for. OK, I don’t know that for sure, but how could any doctor possibly object to a healthy, vitamin-laden warm soup? Especially during this time of Pandemic. Ingredients 600 g carrots, cubed…

Sweet pea brownies

Happy Chocolate Tuesday! And yes, you read that right. Sweet pea brownies. It’s no typo. There’s sweet peas in these brownies. And you won’t even taste them. There’s also cherry jam in them. You will taste that. And you can totally eat them for breakfast. It’s what I did the other day. Now, did I…

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

Although this is really a dessert, I like to eat my rice pudding for breakfast. I make a nice big pot once a week, and store my rice pudding in a glass bottle in the fridge. It’s delicious either hot or cold. No Instant Pot? No worries. You can make it in an ordinary saucepan…

Boozy ABC pudding

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely heard of this weird, but utterly delicious and – dare I say it? – decadent pudding. In its simplest form, it consists of just three ingredients: avocado, banana and cocoa. That’s it. No added sugars or other sweeteners, no other dodgy ingredients. Just these three. But…

Breakfast smoothie

Breakfast has been an almost lifelong struggle for me. I have trouble chewing and swallowing that early in the day. My stomach doesn’t respond well to a large breakfast either. And it all just takes too much effort. That’s why I like to start my day with a quick, healthy smoothie. The way I make…

Apple Crumble

Simple, tasty and easy to make. One of my favourite desserts. Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 180C/350F Toss apples with sugar, spices and liquid in a baking dish. Put flour, oats and sugar in a bowl. Slice in butter and rub it with your fingertips into the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add more butter…

Chickpea Pancakes

I hate gluten free bread. But then again, I already hated bread before going gluten free, so that shouldn’t be too surprising. Luckily there are many other lunch options. My favourite lunch since going gluten free has been chickpea pancakes. They’re super easy to make and the basic batter consists of only two ingredients. Two…