Ingredient Adaption: conventional to lectin-free-compliant

Stevia Conversion Table Here Millet and Guar Gum Substitute millet flour for amount of all-purpose flour the recipe calls for but subtract 1/4 cup of flour for every 3/4 cup stipulated in the recipe. For example, if the recipe requires 3/4 cup of all-purpose or other standard flour, use 1/2 cup of millet flour. Add 1 tsp. of guar gum and 1/4 cup of tapioca for every 1/2 cup of…

It’s much deeper than gluten-free …

“Australia is still very much stuck on the gluten-free train which is just replacing gluten with other grains … bloating and leaky gut here we come!” -@nomorelectins We all know what it is to feel bloated.  Bleugh!  But what exactly is leaky gut? Well, leaky gut is a condition whereby the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “leak” through…

Chicken Pesto Pancakes

INGREDIENTS 1 Whole Organic Chicken 1 Packet Green Banana & Sweet Potato Pancake Mix Baby Spinach Leaves SAUCE 25g Butter 25g Lectin-free flour (i.e. Sorghum, Millet, Arrowroot or Tapioca) ±400ml A2 Milk 100g freshly grated Cheddar 50g freshly grated Parmesan 50g Goats Cheese (optional for added flavour) 2Tblsp Pesto (Basil) INSTRUCTIONS Roast your whole Organic Chicken Notes: Shred the meat to use what you need & save the rest for…

Lessons on Lectins

Thank you to Ryan Andrews MS, MA, RD, RYT, CSCS for this well rounded report on Lectins: What they are, how to reduce them in good food sources. You can view it here. Basics | Are lectins harmful? | High-lectin foods | Low-lectin foods | Ways to reduce lectins | Bottom line A type of protein found in beans, corn, and other fibrous foods—lectins are the subject of many nutritional debates.  Some people believe lectins cause inflammation, GI problems, leaky…

Good ol’ South African SANDWICH SPREAD

There’s nothing like first hand experience to get it right, right.   Aussies, don’t let that discourage you, we’ll share what we know so you can get it right too! We know that it’s a “tangy mayonnaise spread (made with real vegetables;) perfect for perking up boring sandwiches.  Bursting with piquant peppers, onion and carrot bits, Crosse & Blackwell Sandwich Spread (now sadly discontinued) (had) has been providing South Africans with a delicious…

Impressive Budget Pudding

This rich delicious dessert on a budget is a quick, easy and cheap as! INGREDIENTS 1 box of Bakers Choc•kits Classic biscuits 1 tin of sliced peaches in juice INSTRUCTIONS Oven 150oC Empty the box of biscuits into a serving dish suitable for the oven Drain some of the juice from the tin peaches, and mix together with the biscuits;      Bake for 10 minutes.   Serve with custard or cream…

Stir Fry Sauce

This is a gorgeous sauce by Irena Macri for use in salads, stir-fried vegetable and protein dishes, as a marinade or dipping sauce with sushi. INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon grated Garlic (about 1 large clove) 1 Tablespoon grated Ginger (small knob) 1/3 cup coconut aminos Juice of ½ lime 2 Tablespoons Fysh Sauce 1½ Tablespoons Honey or Coconut nectar 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil ¼ teaspoon Salt Optional: ½ long red chilli, finely diced (if you like a…

Hemp Hearts

Hemp is a gift to us all from Nature. It’s uses are endless and beneficial on every level. We are lucky to be living in a time when it’s benefits are recognized again and it is becoming more available to us all Hemp Seeds, also known as hemp hearts, dehulled hemp seeds or hulled hemp seeds, contain high quantities of the digestible protein edestin (contains all 10 essential amino acids) and…

Eet Sum Mor Copycats

When the ships are taking toooo long to get here, and you need an good shortcake biscuit for your next tea-building – this recipe boasts a close second to loved Eet Sum Mor Shortcake biscuits. Happy Baking.

Coconut Cakes

The original recipe I found called them biscuits, but they’re not biscuits as I know them, they’re quite soft.  I was looking for something crunchy. Nonetheless, they are good to have as a grab’n’go solution and they’re quick and easy to make. ½ cup coconut flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ cup melted ghee or butter, plus extra for drizzling on top 4 large eggs ¼ teaspoon salt – for…