Desserts, Uncategorized

Carob Mousse

(gluten, dairy, nut and soy free. contains eggs)

This beautiful airy carob mousse recipe is adapted from Quirky Cooking’s blog. If you haven’t checked her out, her recipes are based on the GAPS diet but are wonderfully quirky so can be adapted for the equally challenging dietary requirements of the elimination diet. This recipe has 5 simple ingredients that you may have in your pantry. Intrigued? I’d say you oughta be!

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Baking, Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food

Carob Bean Brownies

{gluten, dairy, soy and nut free. contains eggs)

Flourless. Nutritious. Delicious!

When I first bought carob powder at the beginning of the elimination diet, I thought for some reason it would taste like cocoa. It didn’t. I wasn’t really impressed the first time I tried it. Not at all. So if you’re new to the elimination diet and are discouraged that you don’t like carob. You are not alone 🙂

For my kids however, it was love at first taste.

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Desserts, Healthy Snacks

Homemade ice blocks : Pear Sorbet

{gluten, dairy, soy and nut free. contains eggs}

This weather is weird. So warm in the afternoons that the kids go to bed with short summer pj’s and then it gets so cold overnight that I’m getting up to check they have enough layers on. I don’t know why, but I get so worried about them getting cold. I mean what’s the worst that could happen? They’re not actually going to freeze. Our climate is too balmy for that. But I worry none the less. Gotta love those irrational mumma fears ay.

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Failsafe Pear Sorbet
Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Vegetarian

healthy pear sorbet

{gluten, dairy, soy and nut free}

Oh this hot weather calls for some refreshing sorbet! What fruit is on the menu…why pears of course!?

I remember when I first looked at the elimination diet list hoping, praying for some fun, summery fruits to be included. Perhaps mango, passionfruit or raspberries (the latter two we are currently growing in our garden. Wahh). The wave of disappointment when I saw only pears (and peeled at that!). That must be the most boring fruit of them all I said.

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Failsafe Ice-cream
Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Vegetarian

maple and cashew ice-cream (dairy free!)

{gluten, dairy, soy and egg free. contains nuts}

I have been wanting to make homemade ice-cream for such a long time. I remember my mum getting an ice-cream cookbook when I was about 5 or 6 and I thought that was the best present ever! I used to sit, flicking through the recipes and picking ones I’d like to try. We never got an ice cream maker, so the attempts we made never really worked well.

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Failsafe Marshmallows
Baking, Desserts, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food

healthy vanilla marshmallows

{gluten, dairy, soy, egg and nut free}

Hello good lookin’! These beauties are a healthier version of the ones you can buy at the supermarket. They are super, super easy to make and are simply made with gelatin, rice malt syrup, vanilla and rolled in arrowroot flour. That’s it!! Failsafe and healthy…perfect for birthday parties, lunch boxes, afternoon teas, toasting on the fire or melting in a cup of hot chocolate. Mmm.

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