This has been a huge hit in my house since I made it yesterday afternoon and got the approval of hubby (easy) and my 2 toddlers (not so easy!) ..... It's dairy free and grain free so should suit many of you! This is one of my very first blogged recipes and it has been altered over the years to be grain free instead of just gluten free but you can still use any gluten free flour in place of the arrowroot if you don't need it to be grain free.
Ok, who doesn't love a good nachos? Obviously it can be made in many different styles and this is such a great recipe because you can change a few things here or there depending what's in the fridge and it will still taste extremely yummy.
Ok, quinoa tabbouleh recipe time.
But first things first, how do you spell tabbouleh? Seriously? We have tabouli, tabbouli and taboulleh all hanging out there together confusing a girl like me…anyway, I love the stuff but being gluten free, I prefer to use quinoa instead of the usual burghul cracked wheat that is more commonly used to make tabbouleh. It is mega delicious using quinoa and also ups the protein content of the dish as well as making it less inflammatory for most people (quinoa is actually a seed and not a grain so grain free people can often do quinoa without any hassle).
This recipe is always a hit at my house, great for morning and afternoon tea or something sweet after dinner if the feeling strikes! It is so easy to decorate as well so makes a beautiful birthday cake if you want to do soemthing other than sponge or chocolate cake.
This risotto is ridiculously easy to make! Now I know the thermomix people out there will be saying to the computer screen "oh yeah, well my thermie makes risotto in 16 minutes!" Trust me, if I was among you I would be saying it too...but for those who make risotto the 'old fashioned way', you are going to love the simplicity of this beautiful risotto. It is fantastic as this dish is good for dairy and gluten intolerance as it is free from those foods. The flavours and different textures are insanely good - squishy pumpkin, peas that pop and pine nuts that crunch and the saffron....mmmmm. Plus there is no ladling of stock bit by bit, it's a quick process that still turns out fantastically!
Chia puddings are the best! So easy to make and so healthy for you. Another magnificent thing about these tasty treats is that they are gluten free and dairy free. Well mine are anyway, but you can certainly use dairy if you wish.
This has been a favourite of my hubby's and mine since I threw a whole lot of stuff together one night about 10 years ago and it worked brilliantly! I've never altered what's gone in it because it just worked so perfectly. Don't you love it when that happens?
This is an old favourite that I have slowly adapted over the years from a recipe that my hubby's mum passed on to me. I'm sure a lot of you have a zucchini slice recipe in the family? Well this is a version of that and I have made it gluten free by using polenta which holds this slice or muffin together really well. I loved the texture that it brought to this recipe staple and it's become a favourite for lunch boxes! So you can make this as a slice or use cupcake patty tins or muffin trays to make little muffins.
In my quest to say NO to Kelloggs - the LCM bars had to be revamped!
So I came up with this is an 'Anti - LCM ' bar Naughty Naturopath Mum style!
They are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, refined sugar free and soy free
They are high in fibre, antioxidants, omega 3 and they taste soooo good!
This is a very easy chicken soup to make that is filled with all the good stuff to fight off colds, heal a cold and generally keep you warm and satisfied on a cold night. I call it my chicken soup for the soul as I always feel at peace after a nice big bowl and like I've been hugged from the inside 😉
Homemade Coconut Yoghurt!
On my new health regime, (read about that HERE ) if I am to partake in the odd cookie now and then, it needs to be gluten free, grain free and definitely refined sugar free with the least fructose amount as possib
I love a good salad for so many reasons –
1) They taste amazing
2) They are so versatile
3) They are a great way to pack in raw food, nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals
4) They don’t require cooking!
5) You can throw them together in an instant.
So I would like to debate the following popular phrase…… you don't make friends with salad!
It has long been a tradition in my family to have pancakes on a Sunday morning. Since I was a little girl, my dad used to make them for me, he used to make them wafer thin crepe style and we'd roll them up like cigars...ooooh, so good
Sometimes I quickly post an easy recipe on my facebook page that doesn't require much typing (instead of blogging it) but this one was shared so many times and I thought it best to pop it in a blog so I have it as a link for people to refer to.
I love a good pesto and I really love that the ingredients are all so good for you! The ones in the supermarket are mostly based on vegetable oils. These are no good and will often be cheap oils that are quite inflammatory to our bodies. A good homemade pesto is so quick and easy to whip up and you can base it on olive oil which is much better for you.
This is such a quick and easy veggie dish that is also so versatile as it can be eaten as a main or as a side! Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner and jam packed with protein, veggies, nutrients and f
I can't believe I'm finally getting around to blogging a bone broth recipe! I have made it for years and years and never took photos but now so many people are jumping on the broth bandwagon (YAY! this makes me very happy!) and so others are asking "What's the go with bone broth?" or "What's this broth frenzy all about?" and finally, "Alisha, we have searched your site and can't find your broth recipe!" Ooops.
My name is Alisha and I'm on the whole30 program, it's been 15 days since my last drink.....😉
I get through my days cooking up a storm. Cooking like a maniac in fact because all food I eat for the next 30 days has to be grain free, sugar free, dairy free, soy free, potato free, corn free....well you get the picture. I am a total foodie and needless to say, I want to love the food I'm eating so I'm going to as much trouble as I can be bothered with each day to jazz up my simple wholefood diet.
If I could put all my favourite gut healing and immune boosting ingredients into one amazing tasting lolly that I could feed my kids (and myself!), I would be a happy mumma.
While doing the whole30diet, I have been experimenting with quick and easy heat-up breakfasts. I am a HUGE fan of the Zucchini slice and modified my polenta version (which you can check out HERE) to give me the perfect slice that I can grab when I can't be bothered to cook breakfast or I'm simply short on time. It is delicious cold but I like to chuck it in the oven or under the grill for 10 mins just to warm through.
Most of us have our own tried and tested Bolognaise recipe I'm sure...maybe passed on from mum or maybe even Nonna? (which in that case we should call it bolgnese which is the Italian spelling, bolognaise being French!) I have adapted my bolognaise over the years to suit a good lashing of bone broth being included.
I love a good bliss ball and I love when I come up with something that is reminiscent of an old treat - this one tastes so similar to a Ferrero Rocher I am not even joking!
I call this dish 'Too Easy Chicken Curry' because the easy peasy factor of this recipe is almost funny.
I have been very blessed to have eaten my fair share of good Chinese food as my step mum is half Chinese and also a chef. Yes, say no more! As it is Chinese New Year today (hello year of the sheep!) I have decided to share a very simple San Choy Bow recipe that I have tweaked here and there so it’s more of a paleo version.
The beauty of a crumble is you can make it with so many different fruits and there are so many variations for the topping so I like to experiment often with whatever fruit I have going a little soft and whatever pantry staples I have handy! This one arose after I made it at the last minute for some friends who came over for dinner and it was such a huge hit that I make it often now. It's gluten free and can be grain and dairy free also!
We all know by now that looking after your gut means looking after your overall health don't we? Anything you can add into your day that says 'I'm looking after my gut' improves your immunity, mood, digestion and overall balance in your body.
Ok, no muss, no fuss, I'm getting this blog done as quickly as I can after all the interest expressed in this recipe.
It's July! It's chilly (in Australia)! Let's warm up! Is that enough exclamation marks to start a blog!?!
It is so important to acknowledge what your body is needing with each passing season and keeping our bodies on the warm side when it's cold outside is a very healthy practice. There are many other ways than just living in ugg boots and jumpers that we can do this. Warm up from the inside!
I have made this recipe waaaaay too many times to get it just the way I like my fudge. So please know that this recipe comes with a lot of experimentation and a bit too much taste testing ;)
Got some roast veggies to use up or perhaps thinking of roasting some for dinner tonight? Make extra (3-4 cups worth) and make this super easy frittata! It's almost too easy but sometimes we just need easy in our life right?
I am blogging this recipe (finally) after previously thinking it was just too simple (I just threw it together one day and it's become a frequent repeat). But I message so many people this recipe when it's asked for that I figure it warrants it's own blog now! It's one of my most photographed meals on Instagram because I eat it for lunch almost every week and have even been known to eat it a few times in a week! It would also be a great dinner or breakfast dish too but it's become a lunch habit for me so I keep it in that time slot! Broccoli is the star and even though pretty much all the other ingredients can be substituted, broccoli has to be the mainstay. It's the star so keep it in!
I laugh at myself here a bit because I am actually NOT sick of them. I love them. I just wish they were treated with a bit more reverence. Yes, Green Smoothies and Green Smoothie Bowls are everywhere and they are here to stay. Some I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole but my particular Green Smoothie saves me on many a morning!
SO this smoothie is to die for (and my kids love it) but it's also awesome left overnight and has become my new favourite breakfast when I do this simply because it reminds me of chocolate yogos that I used to eat as a kid! Remember those? It's just the chia seed content that gives it the 'pudding like' consistency as chia seeds are full of extremely beneficial mucilaginous fibre that absorbs liquid and the longer you leave them, the more they absorb! Full of good fats and very tasty to boot!
I call this Lazy Chicken to entice you to make your evenings a bit lazier.
Naughty Naturopath Dad is quite a good cook and even though he doesn't get to cook as much as he'd like due to the time he gets home at night, on the weekends he loves to get in the kitchen and whip up some of his favourites and also do some experimenting! These fritters were one of his quick creations and even though they are mega simple, I thought I'd share because who doesn't love simple and delicious? Plus veggie fritters can be a snack or eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner!
My little man turned 5 this week and while we didn't have a big party for him, we did have a few of his mates around for an afternoon tea after school and there had to be a Birthday cake of course! One of his mates is anaphylactic to nuts and eggs and as my two kids are gluten free, guess what most of my cake recipes are based on... you guessed it nuts and eggs!
My lovely friend Amber made this amazing cake for us about a year ago now. Our family loved it and to have a gluten free cake brought to your house that you haven't had to cook? Amazing. Tasted great before I even tried it if you know what I mean 🙂
I came up with this recipe because I needed to make a quick and easy snack for a website video shoot day we had at my house recently. We had a few film crew people here all day as well as some of my lovely customers arriving for the testimonial filming. So we needed high energy, healthy snacks stat!