Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sugar Free, Wholesome and Delicious

No your eyes do not deceive you this is indeed another post from me, two days in a row, score! I have a little time today so thought I would use it wisely and show you some of the foods I have been enjoying lately, all sugar free, wholesome and delicious. As I have mentioned before I try to eat well even if I am busy and having to go sugar free also presents its own challenges basically I have to make everything from scratch and be prepared! Lucky for me I really enjoy cooking savoury foods as well as sweet and these meals were all scrumptious!  


Porridge is one of my favourite breakfasts and teaming oats with lacto free milk, almond butter and a pinch of salt is a great start to the day. I actually prefer it without and sugar and find it keeps me fuller for longer, no sugar highs or lows!


About a week ago I made this wonderful avocado, basil and garlic pasta dish which was awesome! I made the avocado sauce by blending 1.5 avocados, fresh basil, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and mixed through some gluten free spaghetti and veggies. Such a yummy meal that I will be making again I'm sure.


As you are all aware it was Shrove Tuesday last week which means pancakes and we celebrated in style. I love sweet pancakes but as that wasn't an option this year we went savoury by adding bacon, scrambled egg and avocado to our gluten free pancakes and man was it good. It reminded me how good pancakes are sweet or savoury and I plan on eating them a little more often! 


Lastly is this cheap as chips chickpea dish that is super filling and easy to make. This was literally chickpeas, veggies some spices a little tomato puree and a dash of tamari all fried up in coconut oil and topped with a little lacto free cheese. Sometimes the simple dishes are the best : )

I love food as you well know and having to make everything yourself due to allergies or intolerances makes you a lot more experimental which I really enjoy, lucky really! 

Question:

Did you make pancakes, what was your flavour combo?

11 comments:

  1. Well all of this looks delicious! Are you using any sugar substitutes at the moment?

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    1. Thanks Aimee! Nope no substitutes nothing sweet is passing my lips at all which is tough but if it sorts my skin then it's worth it x

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    2. Ooh that does sound tough but at least you have lot's of delicious savoury foods going on (by the looks of it!) Keep it up x

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  2. Ahh I'm not really a pancake fan sadly, but I have been having some delicious chickpea meals though! I added some BBQ sauce to a load of chickpeas and veggies and fried it to deliciousness - sooo good. Probably too much sugar but hey it did the job ;-)

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    1. Yummy sounds like a good meal though! X

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  3. Fabulous meal ideas, especially the avocado dressing, broad beans are brilliant mix just a cupful with some stock, bright green scrummy sauce lovely with pasta....not so good with pancakes lol x

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    1. These gluten free pancakes were soooooo easy Lynn I'll have to post the recipe for you x

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  4. I love pancakes, but I have been having sweet ones I am afraid- at the moment I love cooking blueberries in a little water until they thicken into a sauce, or some vegan butterscotch sauce with cooked apple.

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    1. Yum your pancakes sounds amazing, vegan butterscotch sauce??? Yes please!

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