Remember that cartoon that used to come on TV? “Bananas in pajamas are coming down the stairs, bananas in pajamas will catch you unawares” or something like that….well, those were the only bananas I liked, and even till today, it’s the one fruit that I cannot stand. Although…….put it in bread, and I’m like “hold me back”
Banana bread. Gluten free banana bread.
Banana bread. Really good gluten free banana bread.
Banana bread. Make this recipe.
2 cups of gluten free baking flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of butter cubed
1/2 cup of brown sugar
3 TSP of honey or golden syrup
6 ripe bananas mashed
2 tsp of vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 175C
Lightly grease two small loaf tins or a 1kg tin
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
In a mixer cream together the butter and sugar, slowly add eggs, syrup and mashed bananas
Add the banana mixture to the flour mix and combine
Pour battered into prepared pan
Bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Serve warm with lashings of butter or a honeyed whipped cream!
As a chef, I am always drawing inspiration from other blogs, recipe books, Pinterest or Instagram.
Today, two of my new favorite recipes come from two different sources.
Chris from @talesofakitchen on Instagram makes raw and cooked foods that are vegan, dairy free, processed sugar free and as she puts it “full of awesome” – her website talesofakitchen.com , is filled with loads of amazing recipes that are quick and easy and pack a major nutritional punch! I made her “Grown up dark chocolate quinoa cookies” today (top photo), they are ridiculously easy and filled with awesome ingredients.
The second source, Natasha Corrett.
If you know my blog, you have probably noticed that I have used or adapted her recipes before, and they have yet to disappoint.
I made her broccoli and lentil burger patties, but I added tofu to my recipe for that extra bit of protein power! (Pictured below)
Grown up dark chocolate quinoa cookies
1 cup of quinoa flakes
1/3 cup ground linseed (I actually used the whole seed as I couldn’t find ground)
1/3 cup crushed almonds
1 banana, mashed
3 TBSP cacao nibs
1 tsp cinnamon
2 TBSP of honey, maple syrup or a sweetener of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 170C and line a tray with baking paper
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until you get a sticky dough.
3. Roll into balls (I got 12)
4. Bake them for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Soooooo, we on this trend of being healthy! Eating less processed carbohydrates, or just less processed items in general!
I love the cauliflower pizza base idea! It packs an amazing flavour punch and is obviously much healthier (just don’t over dose with cheese)
Ingredients for the base:
1 cup of cauliflower (finely chopped in a food processor or grated)
1/2 cup of low fat grated mozzarella
5 tablespoons of almond flour
3 tablespoons of grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon of chopped mixed herbs (any that you prefer) I use oregano
1 pinch of salt and pepper
1 egg beaten
Set your oven to 200 degrees celcius
Mix the base ingredients in a bowl, shape into a circle or spread out onto a prepared baking tray and pop into the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown!
I use a basic tomato sauce for the base
Top with your choosen ingredients and pop back into the oven to melt
I don’t pile the pizza with toppings, bearing in mind that the cauliflower doesn’t “harden” like a normal pizza base!
So that’s that!
Be creative and enjoy the process!
It’s ridiculously yummy! 🍴❤️
Super Foods? Superseeds? Superhuman powers and superman.
I’m not one to jump onto fads or these quick fix diets. Detoxing and juicing and souping doesn’t sit well with me. I tend to believe that everything in moderation helps, also that if you just got up from the couch and go for a walk, you will notice the difference soon enough, and patience, with hard work, helps the entire weight loss, get fit, live your best life situation.
BUT! I have jumped onto the Chia seed craze. I eat it in anything I can. Cereal in the morning, apples dipped into it with peanut butter for a snack, even smoothies. Also raw strawberry “jam” using chia is amazing.
Loaded with fiber, protein, Omega3, Calcium, Maganese, Magnesium, Phosphorous and also with decent amounts of Zinc, VitaminB3, potassium, VitaminB1 and VitaminB2!!! It is a superseed!! Sheeeeeeewy!
So get some Chia! Sprinkle it everywhere!