Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Lentil Pie GF SCD

Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan Lentil Pie

Lentil Pie is most definitely one of our favourite meals during the Winter months. It's the classic vegetarian or vegan version of cottage pie and it's a winner with everyone who tries it. This low carb version is topped with mashed swede and cauliflower to make it suitable for the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) but other options are equally as delicious.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Spicy Lentils with Roasted Butternut Squash GF SCD

Spicy Lentils with Roasted Butternut Squash

This lightly spiced dish is high in healthy plant protein and can be served with the roasted butternut squash and onions or/and with cauliflower rice if you prefer.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Grain Free Raisin Cookies GF SCD

These simple gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free cookies are quick to make and you wouldn't think they were suitable for a restrictive grain free diet since they taste so good.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Butternut Squash & Spinach Cannelloni GF SCD

Since pasta is not permitted on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, making our favourite Italian dishes has been impossible. I experienced a brainwave while I was browsing the supermarket aisles that leeks might work instead of cannelloni.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Active Manuka Honey

I first discovered Manuka Honey's healing powers about seven years ago when I was advised to take it to help with reflux I was experiencing due to a hiatus hernia and I have been taking a spoonful in the morning and a spoonful at night ever since. The most remarkable thing I have noticed is that I haven't had a cold since I started taking it! As soon as I start to feel a sore throat developing, I take a spoonful of honey and then another one every hour until it goes away.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Grain Free Ginger Cake GF SCD

In the week or two leading up to Bonfire Night we used to eat Parkin Pigs, which were similar to gingerbread men but in the shape of a pig. These are a traditional Yorkshire delicacy! As soon as the parkin pigs were on sale, I used to look forward to eating my Grandma's parkin. Parkin is a ginger cake which originated in the North of England, most likely Yorkshire, my neck of the woods. It's traditionally eaten on Bonfire Night, November 5th. I wanted to try and recreate this scrumptious Parkin and make it suitable for the SCD. My son had created a coffee cake which was quite similar in texture and by altering this recipe slightly, the cake became one which is extremely similar to my Grandma's ginger cake and brings back so many memories for me!