Savoury Pancake – FODMAP & SIBO-Friendly

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You may or may not have heard of Low FODMAP and SIBO diet protocols in general and social media over the last year or two. They are used to treat some specific conditions like SIBO, SIFO (Small Intestinal Bacterial/Fungal Overgrowth), IBS and specific gut dysbioses. After recent testing to get to the bottom of some persistent and undesirable symptoms (bloating, psoriasis, gas and candida-like … Read More

Cauliflower Hummus

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With Autumn upon us, the beautiful Brassicaceae family of vegetables are also coming into season. Also known as Cruciferous veggies, these include broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. I love working with what’s in season and last week whipped up this tasty variation on the traditional Hummus recipe! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Recipe Type: … Read More

Roast Pumpkin, Basil & Garden Herb Dip

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What do you do when your herb garden is flourishing? Find excuses to use herbs WHEREVER you can, including this delicious basil and roast pumpkin dip (which also has fresh oregano and rosemary in it)! Try this dip with my Chickpea Chips, on top of a slice of Nourishing Seed Bread or as a condiment for grilled lamb, chicken, pork… even tempe! … Read More

Carrot and Cumin Dip

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Carrot and Cumin Dip

There’s more than just alliteration in the name of this dip – Carrot and Cumin just seem to be a flavour marriage made in heaven! Try this dip with my Chickpea Chips, on top of a slice of Basic Paleo Bread or as a sauce for grilled lamb, chicken… any type of meat really! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Serves 10 … Read More

Spicy Marinated Roast Cauliflower, PLUS, Roast Cauliflower & Leek Dip

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With Autumn well underway and our lovely cruciferous vegetables appearing abundantly at the local farmers markets, I get excited! The nutritional benefits these veggies like Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts provide include antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.  Their flavour is second to none, plus they’re packed with fiber, helping with digestion and satiety. Cauliflower can be cooked and eaten in so many ways, … Read More

Smokey Babaganousch

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I’ve always loved Babaganousch, the really smokey kind. For the longest time I struggled to replicate the smokey flavour I found at my favourite Lebanese restaurants at home. Then I discovered the secret! A gas stove top! Now I can’t make enough of it! This Super Smokey Babaganousch goes perfectly with my Chickpea Chips too! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, … Read More

Basic Homemade Paleo Mayonnaise

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Cut out the sugar and preservatives, include wonderful, wholesome ingredients and there is NOTHING wrong with Mayonnaise. Check out my version of Homemade Paleo Mayonnaise. Also featured on Serves: ~40 (makes about a jar) Time: 5 min Other info: GF, DF, Vg, SF, Paleo Ingredients: 1 egg AT ROOM TEMPERATURE (Very important) 2 tsp wholegrain mustard (or Dijon if … Read More

Chickpea Chips

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A delicious Vegan, Gluten-free addition to any antipasto/cheese/dip platter. These Chickpea Chips have a delightful crunch! Try them with the tasty Beetroot and Horseradish Dip! Serves: 6 Time: 30min Other info: DF, GF, SF, V Ingredients: 1 cup Chickpea flour (can also use buckwheat flour or quinoa flour) 2 t black sesame seeds pinch salt 1 T Olive Oil ¼ cup … Read More