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Healthy Treats

Appletouille

Appletouille

Another recipe inspired from Chef Steps.  This Appletouille definitely falls into the healthy treat variety!

Gluten and Dairy-free.

Eat with a dollop of yoghurt or ‘nice cream’, so good!

Appletouille

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Serves: 4-6 Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Apples (enough to fit chosen skillet)⠀
  • Coconut cream - 135ml ⠀
  • Coconut sugar - 1 tablespoon⠀
  • Cinnamon ⠀

Instructions

1

Use a mandolin and finally slice apples⠀

2

In a skillet (we used 8") you're going to use, place sugar and coconut cream and bring to the boil and remove from heat ⠀

3

Sprinkle with cinnamon ⠀

4

Lay sliced apples around skillet and baked for around 25 minutes at 135oC⠀

 

Appletouille

Healthy Treats

Orange & Carrot Cake

Orange & Carrot Cake

Orange & Carrot Cake

Gluten, Dairy & Refined Sugar-free.

My mum has been making this delicious cake for a while now, she’s on a very restrictive diet as is in the midst of being treated & recovering from SIBO.⠀

She can’t remember where she found the recipe but it has been slightly tweaked along the way. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!⠀

 

 

 

Orange & Carrot Cake - Gluten and Dairy-Free

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Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Carrots, quartered (approx 150 grams) ⠀
  • 1 Orange, quartered (approx 150 grams) ⠀
  • ½ cup honey (we normally use less) ⠀
  • ½ cup of coconut flour ⠀
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil ⠀
  • 4 eggs ⠀
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon ⠀
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb soda ⠀ ⠀

Instructions

1

Preheat your oven to 175 Celsius. Line a loaf tin with baking paper (recommended 19.5cm x 9.5cm) ⠀

2

Place the carrot and orange into your processor and blend until they are finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients except for the bicarb soda and blend to combine. Add the bicarb soda and mix to combine⠀

3

Spoon the mixture into the lined tin and level the top

4

Bake for approx 45 mins. The cake should be golden on top, test with a skewer. Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for around ten minutes and then gently transfer to a cooling rack

Healthy Treats

Gut Gummies

Gut gummies

Simple and fun to make (especially when you make them in cute molds!), gut gummies are ideal to give to children as ‘sweet treats’.

Made from Gelatin and fruit – they’re a fantastic way to improve gut health. Gut Gummies are made out of gelatin, which is great for healing your gut as it helps to restore a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach and reduce the amount of inflammation in the body.

I’ve recently purchased the Gut Lovin’ Gelatin from I Quit Sugar, another fantastic brand is Great Lakes Gelatin 

This recipe has been taken from an I Quit Sugar recipe,  it can easily be swapped for other fruits.

My favourite combination is mango and coconut,  following the recipe method below I use 1 cup mango, ½ cup coconut milk and the juice of 1 lemon.

You can purchase the mould that I used to make these gummy bear gummies from here.

Gut Gummies

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Serves: 15 Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ tablespoons gelatin powder
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1- 1½ cups liquid/fruit

Instructions

1

Dissolve the gelatin in ⅓ cup of cold water and let it sit for 5 minutes to become gel-like.

2

Puree the mango with a stick blender

3

Heat the mango and coconut milk in a saucepan until the fruit has almost come to the boil. Remove from the heat, and stir in the gelatin quickly until a smooth consistency.

4

Pour into your favourite molds, or just make up as slab and then cut when set

5

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Gut Gummies

 

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Healthy Treats

Raw Chocolate Healthy Treats

Chocolate Raw Treats

Raw Chocolate Treats

Once you try these ‘chocolates’, you will never reach for the refined sugar, preservative laden type again!

These are such a fun thing to make with children and I have a collection of cute moulds that Gracie loves.

So simple to make and you can pick and choose if you want to add different things to the mixture.

You can purchase the moulds to make these eggs here and here.

Raw Chocolate Treats

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Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cacao butter
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • Optional: Nuts and/or dried fruit dependent on intolerances (let your imagination go wild)

Instructions

1

Melt all ingredients together gently then add whatever mixture you like. Our favourites are chopped macadamia nuts with finely desiccated coconut and orange essence with finely desiccated coconut

2

Put into either chocolate molds or loaf tin

3

Put in fridge or freezer until hardened (if in loaf tin, cut into squares)

4

Store in airtight container in fridge....if it lasts that long!!!

Notes

Dependent on allergies/intolerances you can use maple syrup or rice malt syrup as natural sweetener.

 

Raw Chocolate Treats

 

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Healthy Treats

Gingerbread Biscuits

Gingerbread Biscuits

This recipe has been tweaked for our intolerances and taste from The Healthy Gut Co Christmas SIBO book.

 

Gingerbread Biscuits

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Serves: 10 Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger (3 if you like strong ginger taste!)
  • 1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ tsp mixed spice
  • 3 tbsps honey
  • 4 tbsps coconut oil (or you can use 4 tbsps butter)

Instructions

1

Pre-heat oven to 180/350F and line baking sheet with baking paper

2

Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl then add in baking powder

3

Melt honey (or butter) and coconut oil then pour into the dry mixture

4

Mix to combine thoroughly then form into a ball

5

Either using a sheet of baking paper on your bench-top or a non stick board place dough mix on it then put a sheet of baking paper over the top and roll dough to even thickness

6

Cut into cookie shapes of your choice and place them on your baking sheet leaving a small gap in between

7

Use all dough then bake in oven for approx. 10 minutes until golden brown then allow to cool on a baking rack

8

Store in airtight tin when completely cold

Lunch

Surviving Christmas Day with special dietary requirements

Xmas Day

I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year!  This year was slightly different for us, in the sense that three of us had to eat very differently than we did last year!

I find since we’ve been on this journey eating out, or in the company of others that eat “normally” can be extremely challenging. It’s even more difficult when you have a small child who gets upset when they can’t eat what everyone else is eating as they don’t understand why.  Therefore our aim was for us all to eat as similarly as possible.

Lamb Souvlaki

Anyhow here’s a recap:

  • Gracie is 100% dairy free and is also basically gluten free, apart from when she has some spelt and rye.  Also there are a whole load of other things she can’t eat at the moment.
  • My mum has SIBO and has just finished her treatment, she is on an extremely restrictive diet – no dairy, gluten, soy, a lot of fruit and vegetables + too many other things to mention!
  • Myself, I’m basically on a Paleo, low carb/low starch diet to assist with my insulin/thyroid issues.

 

We made a mixture of things to eat, with the below mainly catered for us to be able to eat.

  • Chicken Liver Pate
  • Lemony Roast Chicken (my sister makes the best chicken!)
  • Corned Silverside
  • Lamb Souvlaki sticks (best we’ve ever had from Souvlaki Boys)
  • Porky Mix
  • Leafy Green Salads
  • Iraqi flat-breads ‘Laffa’ (recipe from Zahva)
  • Raw Chocolate Treats
  • Trail Mix
  • Gingerbread biscuits
  • Choco Brownies (recipe from Well Nourished)
  • Tahini Shortbread

The majority of these recipes can be found within the recipe index of my website, I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Porky Mince