Recipes › Condiments

The majority of these recipes are low carb, sugar free or use minimal sugar substitutes, gluten free, wheat free and grain free. Some of them are dairy free or have dairy free options.

I have been pretty much gluten free for a few years now, however this is a whole new experience for the rest of the family. These recipes have been developed to try and make the transition to our new way of eating as pain free for my husband and 3 (+ a baby) children as possible. We still include dairy in our diet as no one seems to have a problem with it and we enjoy having it as an option.

[Read more...]

Refined Sugar-free Plum Jam

Posted February 05, 2015 by Emma Farrier

This jam...

This jam is sweet enough with a nice bit of tang. Prep time: 30minsCook time: 1 hourYield: 5 cups Ingredients: 2 kg very ripe plums 1/2 cup water 1/8 tsp powdered stevia (optional but if you don't use it you may have to add more maple syrup to taste) 1/2 cup... [Details]

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Posted July 21, 2014 by Emma Farrier
Condiments , Dessert , Ideas for Kids

This is a really nice low-sugar treat to add to some Homemade Ice-cream or Chocolate 180Superfood Ice-creamPrep time: 2minsCook time: 3minsYield: approx 1 cup Ingredients:50g butter2 Tbs quality cocoa or cacao1 Tbs pure maple syrupPinch of powdered stevia (optional but adds some extra sweetness without the carbs)1 tsp vanilla extract2/3 cup cream Instructions:In... [Details]

Fermented Apple and Persimmon Chutney

Posted July 01, 2014 by Emma Farrier
Condiments , Snacks

This is a lot nicer than it sounds. Great served as a side dish with Indian dishes or with cheese and crackers. Fermented foods are full of good bacteria that are very beneficial to your gut health.   Prep time: 20mins Fermentation time: 48 hours Yield: approx 2 1/2 cups... [Details]

Butter Caramel Sauce

Posted June 29, 2014 by Emma Farrier
Breakfast , Condiments , Dessert , Ideas for Kids

This is super delicious as a topping on Pancakes, Homemade Ice-cream or Date and Apple Cake (check out my other recipes). It has a really low sugar content but is still sweet and delicious.   Prep time: 2mins Cook time: 5 mins Yield: 3/4 cup   Ingredients: 50g butter 1 Tbs... [Details]

Tandoori Chicken with Persimmon Salsa

Posted May 23, 2014 by Emma Farrier
Condiments , Dinner , Lunch

This is a great use for persimmons when they are in season! Prep time: 20mins (+ 2 hours marinating time) Cook time: 10mins Serves: 3-4   Ingredients (Tandoori Chicken): 500g boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into thin slices 2 gloves garlic crushed 1/2 cup natural yoghurt 2 tsp ground coriander... [Details]

Cauliflower Puree

Posted February 13, 2014 by Emma Farrier
Condiments , Dinner


This is a delicious silky-smooth side-dish that is a perfect complement to a rich roast dinner.Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 25mins Serves: 4 - 6Ingredients: 1/2 Large cauliflower cut into chunks 150ml whole milk 150ml cream 1 small sprig of thyme 2 bay leaves 1 clove of garlic, peeled... [Details]

Sugar Free Tomato Relish

Posted November 11, 2013 by Emma Farrier

I love...

I love having relish in the fridge. It is great with sausages, eggs, steak, on burgers, with cheese and crackers, I use it to help flavour mince, it is soo versatile and tasty!! But it usually has A LOT of sugar in it, so that got me thinking, I need... [Details]

Flour Free Cheese Sauce

Posted October 23, 2013 by Emma Farrier

Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable. We never used to eat it until we embarked on this diet (preferring broccoli over cauliflower). Now I make sure I always have one in the fridge. They are great for using as a rice or couscous substitute or in this case to thicken... [Details]

Garlic Aioli

Posted October 23, 2013 by Emma Farrier

This is awesome with some kumara chips, as a dressing on salad or coleslaw or as a condiment on a BLAT Spinach wrap or Almost Bun burger. A small amount adds a lot of flavour and jazzes up a simple meal.   Ingredients:  1 whole egg 1 1/2 tsp whole... [Details]

Mixed Berry Sauce

Posted September 17, 2013 by Emma Farrier

Delicious as a topping on pancakes, chocolate brownie or with some natural yoghurt and a sprinkling of nuts. Ingredients: 1/2 cup strawberry puree (I buy a bag of mixed berries and puree up the strawberries in it) 1/4 cup frozen raspberries 1/4 cup frozen blueberries Instructions: Put strawberry puree and... [Details]