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Gluten Free Waffles

Coconut flour is not only a low carb, gluten free alternative to wheat. It is high in protein, and contains more fibre than wheat brand has to offer. With all things good coconut waffles has to offer it’s now a regular show at home. Ingredients  1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut/ coconut flour 1 1/2 cups almond meal 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 eggs *preferably free range 3/4 cooked sweet potato mashed 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Method Preheat oven to 160 degrees c. to toast the coconut until golden brown and fragrant about 3 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, mix the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a seperate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, sweet potato, and vanilla until smooth. Add the toasted coconut and dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes Pour batter onto the waffle iron (this will depend on the waffle maker you’re …

Black bean burger

Sick of tofu, Falafel, or mushroom burgers? Vegan or not, black bean patties might just be the alternative you’ve been looking for. These black bean burgers are high in protein, have a complex texture and winning flavour. The mixture comes together in just 25 minutes and can be used to make patties for cooking either on the backyard grill or indoors in a skillet. Black Bean Patties Prep time: 25minutes   cook time: 7-8minutes   Serves:  4-5 depending on side preferred  1 can black beans rinsed and drained 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon mustard 1 tablespoon buckwheat flour (standard white or wholemeal flour works too) 1 tablespoon rolled oats 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeños 2 tablespoon finely chopped onions or salsa if you have some lying around 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste 1. In a large bowl roughly mash beans with a fork until it is slightly pasty. 2. Add in the remainder of the ingredients until well mixed. 3. Using your hands form the burger patties into your desired size and …

Detoxifying and cholesterol lowering all in a cup.

The pungent scent in celery butylphthalide is a component that helps reduces bad cholesterol. Celery is rich in vitamin C and also commonly known for it’s detoxing capability due to it’s high alkaline properties. This understated vegetable is best consumed on a daily basis to help promote overall health. When selecting celery, look out for firm crisp stalks with fresh green leaves, if you find celery too pungent for your liking try choosing ones lighter in colour, the darker shade will be stronger in scent and flavour. Store celery in the refrigerator placed veggie bag, to revive limp stalks let them soak in water for a few minutes prior using. 1 orange peeled, deseeded, and chopped. 1 celery stalk. 1 cutting of wheatgrass. 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder. 1 teaspoon maca. Place all ingredients into the blender, start at the lowest speed until a puree forms, turn the blender on high for last remaining seconds. The blending should take about 30 seconds, try not to over do it. Recipe serves as two portions, you can …

Raw Mango Cake.

Raw cakes are also known as raw cheesecake the reason being is probably because it does resemble cheesecake, well with a healthier twist that is. This treat requires no baking, there’s no gluten, no dairy, and no refine sugar involved. Raw Mango Cake Recipe. Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A when consumed. Vitamin A is particularly good for eyesight, skin, mucus membrane, and immune system. This blissful treat also contains a great amount of vitamin c and potassium as if you need anymore enticing, lets get to it. Base 1/3 cup raw almonds 1/4 cup pitted medjool dates 2 tablespoons dried coconut pinch of salt, Filling 1 large mango chopped, fresh or frozen works. Juice of 1/2 a lime 1 cup cashew kernels soaked overnight 3 tablespoons coconut oil in liquid form 1 tablespoons honey or 2 tbsp agave nectar *I prefer using Manuka honey as it adds an aromatic dimension to taste. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions In a blender/food processor blend all base ingredients until combined, add the …

Dark Chocolate Sesame Tea Cake

Sesame seeds, tiny and mighty. They were worth their weight in gold during the Middle Ages, and for many good reasons;  Healthy Skin – The high zinc content helps produce collagen, giving skin more elasticity and helping repair damaged body tissues. Helps Lessen Anxiety – Sesame seeds contain the stress-relieving minerals magnesium and calcium. Sesame also contains the calming vitamins thiamin and tryptophan that help produce serotonin, which reduces pain, assists moods and helps you sleep deeply.  Alleviates Anemia – Black sesame seeds are particularly rich in iron, so they’re highly recommended for vegan, vegetarian and those who are anaemic.  Prevents Wrinkles – Sesame seed oil prevents harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun from damaging your skin, thus preventing the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation.  Encourages Bone Health and Prevents Osteoporosis – A handful of sesame seeds contains more calcium than a glass of milk. Also the high zinc content of sesame boosts bone mineral density. Black sesame milk is a recent staple at home I’ve been making, it has become great as a substitute to cow’s milk for smoothies. …

Kung Pao Chicken

This infamous dish was once thought to have derived from Chinese takeouts from the western world is actually a traditional Szechuan dish, a favourite of the sichuan governor of the Qing dynasty Ding Baozhen, legend has it that he loved the dish so much it was served on a regular basis and a must amongst hosting his guest. The name Kung Pao literally translated as Palace Guardian and was given to the dish by the people of Szechuan in honor of it’s biggest fan.This is my rendition of Kung Pao chicken,it’s evolved far from the original; turmeric, contains great anti-inflammitory properties, uncommon in Chinese dishes but vastly used by the Malaysian Peranakan during the height of the spice trade, rockets leaves are native to Mediterranean region, my intuition called upon crunchy bean combo to be added for texture, I guess the only reminisce from the original dish is the flavouring of the gravy and the dried red chillies which is a norm in most Szechuan dishes. What an unintended international dish this has become. Kung …