Christmas Cooking doesn’t have to be full of Saturated Fats
When I grew up we celebrated the four Sundays before Christmas (Advent Sundays) by lightning the candles on the advent wreath and my mother setting out one big plate of traditional Christmas baking. They were usually an assortment of cookies and treats rich in chocolate, marzipan and yule tide spices. If you’ve ever visited or come across German Christmas celebrations you will most likely have had your taste of ginger bread, cinnamon stars, dominos, caramelised almonds etc along with gluhwein, egg nog and other Christmas festive drinks.read more
Why Make your Own Sugar Free and Gluten Free Granola?
Granola is usually readily available to buy in most supermarkets. You pay a premium and it might be harder to get if you want Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Granola. To get granola that doesn’t contain fats that are usually added in the manufacturing process you most likely have to make your own. Granola is surprisingly easy to make though. And if you like crunchy granola all you have to do is bake your flakes in the oven for 15 minutes and then add it to your mix of seeds, dried fruit and nuts. In most recipes for home made granola the flakes are toasted with the use of some kind of vegetable oil to either bind the flakes together or to avoid them from sticking to the baking sheet. This can be avoided by using a liquid sweetener like honey. In order to keep your flakes from sticking instead of using oil, you can use a non-stick material to line the baking sheet. i tend to use a reusable teflon sheet. You can also use paper baking sheets or a non-stick baking sheet made from silicon or something similar. Either way, there is no need to use oil, This granola recipe is perfect for people who follow anti-inflammatory diet or a special MS diet.read more
Almond muffins are probably one of the very first gluten free and no added fat baking recipes I fell in love with. They are super easy to make and taste great. I enjoy them as a snack, a breakfast treat or even a dessert. Baking sweet muffins that I could actually eat, that followed a diet that was both dairy free and gluten free without adding any fats to the actual dough became possible with this recipe.
I love these almond muffins because they are loaded with protein instead of hi-glycemic carbohydrates and the fats in almonds are healthy fats too. As I engage in a lot of exercise I’m always on a lookout for protein rich snacks to help my tissue repair after exercising. As I follow a largely plant based diet I am also interested in protein rich snacks to supplement my meals.read more
This vegetarian chilli is a really handy, filling vegan dinner recipe especially during the cold winter months. It’s quick to make and as a classic one-pot dish. Once you’ve prepared it, it cooks on it’s own quite happily. It’s also a great meal to cook the day before as its flavour only gets better if it is left overnight. I love serving chilli with guacamole, home made soya ‘sour cream’ and corn bread. Check out our cornbread recipe that has an egg free all vegan dinner recipe option, too.read more
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