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.
Over summer when zucchini (and marrows) are in abundance this is a great alternative to a cauliflower pizza base and I actually enjoy it more. Prep time: 20minsCook time: 40minsYield: 1 x 25cm pizza base Ingredients: 4 - 5 cups grated zucchini (I used 1/2 large marrow) 1 large clove... [Details]
Burgers have always been a family favourite and these ones went down a treat!
For the buns I made a spelt dough (my pizza base recipe) rolled it into flat rounds and baked for about 10mins. For a grain-free bun try my Almost Buns.
1 1/2 cups spelt flour
These keep amazing well in a snaplock bag in the pantry. They work well and a chip alternative for Nachos and are really good in the kids lunches. Warning... they are highly addictive!! Prep time: 15mins Cook time: about three min per batch Yield: 4 good sized Kumara made... [Details]
This makes a massive pot of mince - our family will get 4 - 5 meals out of this one dish.... Burritos, Nachos, Lasagne, Mini Mince and Cheese Pies and a couple of Mince Stuffed Avocados. It makes meal planning for the week easy, if you don't like eating the... [Details]
This is a great grain-free wrap option, they hold together surprisingly well and are good for savoury or sweet options.
Prep time: 10mins
Cook time: 1 min per wrap
Yield: about 6 wraps - these are best eaten fresh so if you want to halve the recipe, use two small eggs... [Details]
These are great fresh for lunch (or dinner) and also work well in lunchboxes. Prep time: 10mins Cook time: 40mins Yield: 12 pies if you halve the pastry recipe. Pastry recipe here: Spelt Pastry Bacon and egg filling: 10 eggs (depending on size of pie) 3 rashes bacon... [Details]
This is the basic recipe I use to make stock. Prep time: 10mins Cook time: up to 24hours - the longer you cook it for the tastier it will be Yield: approx 5 litres Ingredients: 1 whole free-range chicken or 6 good sized beef marrow and knuckle bones... [Details]
Placeholder image.This is a delicious, hearty soup. Served with a dash of coconut cream and topped with fresh coriander, it is sure to impress. Prep time: 15mins Cook time: 2hours Yield: approx 2 litres Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin 1 large cauliflower head 2 Red onions peeled and quartered 2 Tbs... [Details]
Our kids LOVE this for dinner and the meat balls work well in school lunches the next day! Serve with rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice. Prep time: 30mins Cook time: 20mins Yield: about 20 meatballs and 1 1/2 cups sauce Meatball Ingredients: 500g beef mince 1 onion finely... [Details]
Everyone in our family enjoys a good Thai curry and this one is sure to please! Prep time: 15mins Cook time: 25mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 Tbs Oil 1/4 cup Red Curry Paste 500g Chicken thigh fillets 1 Tbs finely grated fresh ginger 6 kaffir lime leaves 1... [Details]