Healthy Homemade Nutella (Video)

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When you think of Nutella, you think ‘hazelnut+cocoa’, but when you look at the ingredients a typical jar is made up of only 13% hazelnuts! In fact, the first 2 ingredients are sugar and oil! That’s not to say you cannot enjoy it from time to time as part of a balanced diet, but if you want to eat it on a daily basis, why not make you own healthy version that tastes equally as good!

Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Black Bean ‘Meatballs’

Nadia dairy free, gluten free, main meals, Noodles, Vegan, Vegetarian 3 Comments

Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Black Bean ‘Meatballs’ To me nothing says comfort like a nice big plate of pasta, especially spaghetti with a tomato sauce – yum! It’s one of those meals you can always turn to when you need something to lift your mood and spirt. As delicious as it is, spaghetti usually leaves me feeling heavy and uncomfortable after, which is …

Vegan Gluten-free Wagon Wheels

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Vegan Gluten-free Wagon Wheels Wagon Wheels – another classic British treat I just had to recreate. Do you sense a theme here? It seems I’m drawn to making healthified, vegan and gluten-free versions of some of Britain’s favourite treats at the moment. So far I’ve made my own versions of Oreos, Twix, Snickers, Bounty Bars, Ferrero Rocher, Hobnobs, Jaffa Cakes …

Vegan & Gluten-free Jaffa Cakes

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Vegan & Gluten-free Jaffa Cakes Jaffa cakes are one of those treats that I missed the most since I started avoiding dairy and gluten. Once a Jaffa Cake pack was opened, there was no stopping me. I would gobble the lot! They’re such a comforting snack, especially with a nice warm cup of tea. What makes them even more special is that …

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes Only two more days before Pancake Day! You didn’t think I would let it pass without sharing another vegan and gluten-free pancake recipe, did you? Last week I made a basic maple pancakes recipe with four basic main ingredients – gluten-free flour, milk, coconut oil and maple syrup. Today I’m sharing a slightly fancier recipe with a few more …

Vegan Black Bean Nachos

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Vegan Spicy Black Bean Nachos Since it’s Friday today and apparently National Tortilla Chip Day, I just had to make a recipe using tortilla chips. Obviously it’s not the healthiest thing in the world but it’s ok to have every now and then as a treat. I’ve made it healthier by adding beans (for fibre and slow energy release), avocado …

Mini Raw Banoffee Pies – Vegan & Gluten-free

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Mini Banoffee Pies – Vegan & Gluten-free Banoffee pie is a quintessential British dessert that can satisfy even the sweetest sweet tooth. A rich, crumbly biscuit base, a sticky toffee/caramel centre, a layer of banana slices and a thick fluffy layer of whipped cream. Doesn’t that sound like the most heavenly combination ever?! Of course the rich deliciousness comes at a price. The …