Paleo Burgers: Beef and Cauliflower Win Again

  • Published: 03 April 2015
From pizza crust, fried rice and general juice-of-food-sponge to burger bun, the world of cauliflower is ever-expanding. Never, in my wildest dreams, would I have thought that my favorite veggie would become my go-to ingredient when gluten started giving me grief.  And now, my once-a-month treat of beef burgers just got a whole lot better: cauliflower buns!!!

Scrapcooking: Starch Starvation? Have a Pancake

  • Published: 15 February 2016

My gut and plumbing system don't deal well with Starches. Despite having cut out gluten, I still have to watch anything that smacks of bread, pasta or the likes. All special products that replace bread and pasta contain  potato flour, tapioca and/or corn flour and the final insult is definitely Xantham Gum and Guar Gum. Replacing wheat and other gluten-containing flours with starches and gums does not cut it and my gut lets me know very quickly.

Quick Breakfast-Slow Comfort

  • Published: 18 March 2015

Sometimes it pays to actually do what all those bloggers you follow tell you: boil up a pot of millet or quinoa and keep it in the fridge. In my case I cooked 500 grams worth of quinoa in vegan stock and froze portions. In the morning when the thought of chopping and slicing and frying seems just too much I heat up the quinoa or millet with rice or almond milk, add a couple of power foods and life just gets good. Especially because, though the sun is shining and birds are singing and Spring is springing. it's still cold enough to enjoy a warm breakfast. Spring does bring the advantage of fresh strawberries: the chill of the berries on the warm milk and 'porridge' adds texture...

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Then yesterday something went pear-shaped and I was left feeling gob-smacked.
I was hurt (boo-hoo).
I didn't know what to do (now what!).
I needed comfort food..

2015-03-17 18.42.03A large plate of quinoa porridge with almond milk, hemp seed, maca powder and a handful of walnuts comforted me like chocolate can't!   And don't forget that spoon of Spanish orange blossom honey:-)

Sauerkraut-sour and smooth

  • Published: 02 July 2015


Sauerkraut in fridge                                                                                              What to do with Sauerkraut: I made it but I hate it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I made sauerkraut this winter and there it sat in the fridge. It refused to go off, it wouldn't get moldy                                                                                                              and I couldn't force myself to eat it. I don't actually like sauerkraut. It's healthy, sure. But sour.


IMG_20150630_092321                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And then the other day: I ran out of lemon. My veggies were almost non-existent.

I opened the sauerkraut jar and tasted: yep, real sauerkraut.

I added a whole large spoonful to the smoothie and whizzed it up...

FAN-youknowwhat-TASTIC!  Try it: it works like a charm: I'm working my way through the cabbage and my gut is happy: how efficient is that?