thou shall not waste food

Thou Shalt Not Waste Food

My biggest gripe when it comes to food and small children is waste. I absolutely hate it. Think it stems from my childhood, and then living in Asia and seeing real poverty has cemented my feelings on the issue. I really try not to let anything go in the bin if I can help it, and one of the tricks I’ve learnt is that most fruit freezes really well. Especially bananas!¬†Often my little one will ask for one, but not manage it all so I store whatever has been rejected in a bag and freeze them for later. At one …

paleo nut free chocolate cupcakes

Super Easy, Very Low Sugar Chocolate Cupcakes

If you’re after a quick and simple gluten and dairy free fairy cake that is low in sugar and suitable for the wee ones, then look no further. These little delights contain just a couple of grams of the S word, and I have never ever had a complaint from a child yet ūüôā Ingredients for 12 cupcakes75g ground nuts (I’ve used almonds, cashews, brazils and pecans in this recipe before and they all work as well as each other)60ml olive oil2 eggsa ripe pear2 tbsp cocoa powder2 tbsp unrefined muscavado sugarTsp GF baking powder Method:– preheat the oven to …

Paleo Vegan Chocolate Cake (GF, DF, EF, RSF)

Here is another super easy recipe – my paleo vegan chocolate¬†cake. The words paleo and vegan rarely go hand in hand and can be tricky to master, but this is a crowd pleaser. We’ve certainly become partial to in my house. For my other recipes, check out my food archive here.¬† As eggs and dairy are a no-no for my eldest because of allergies, a lot of my family baking is currently vegan. My biggest problem with most vegan recipes, however, is the amount of sugar they call for. I like to use natural sugars to ensure we’re getting all …

Tartiflette for the Dairy Intolerant (cows dairy free, gluten free)

Have you ever tried tartiflette? One of my challenges in the kitchen is catering to the needs of the various food intolerances that my family have, and usually involves lots of substituting if I’m following a recipe. Both myself and my eldest are intolerant of cows dairy, but thankfully are able to have sheep and goats milk products. Hubby loves the creamy, cheesy, bacony, potatoey heaven that is the French classic tartiflette. It is massively decadent and high in fat but oh so delicious, and once in a while really isn’t going to hurt anyone. It’s also simple to make, an absolute …

Mince Pie Alternative: Super Easy Recipe

Hands up if you need a mince pie alternative… I do love a good mince pie, but finding one that is dairy free and low in sugar is neigh on impossible so I always make my own. If I’ve got loads of time going spare I’ll make pastry, but spare time is not something I’m abundant in right now. I recently discovered the delights of ready rolled puff pastry, and once again it hasn’t let me down! For a hassle free Christmas treat, why not give this a go. Ingredients for six slices 150g Puff Pastry 150g Mincemeat – I …