What does this terminology mean? I was ordering an Almond milk Cappuccino in a Restaurant and the waiter was very impressed to serve me with a Vegan cookie on the saucer. My husband immediately replied that we eat Gluten free and therefore will return the cookie. The waiter kept on stressing that it was Vegan and my husband kept saying that it contains flour. This made me realise that people don’t know how different ingredients are restricted on different diets. If you are on a special diet, where certain foods are eliminated from your food list, be patient with people who don’t understand you. If you are not working in the Health or Food industry, you may have no clue what Lacto-vegetarian or a Paleo Diet means . So, allow me to explain briefly. Vegans- avoid consuming any animal flesh, animal by-products or foods containing an ingredient from animal origin. […]
Clients are often confused between Allergic and Sensitive to a food item. When you have an allergic reaction to food, it will cause immediate havoc in the body, meaning the body produce Anti-bodies (IgE) that causes severe reactions. In different people the reaction also differ. Some have difficulty in breathing and other go into epileptic shock etc. If this Anti-body is released it is an Allergy. Most of the time it is this IgE test that is request by your doctor to determine the item that cause the reaction. The other Anti-body is IgG, this cause less obvious reactions and this is not tested regularly if you don’t ask for it. The top suspects are dairy products, wheat, eggs, yeast, soya, animal dander and sulphites. Asthma and dairy products are linked. In other clients it cause excess mucous that blocks the nasal cavities with a result of sinusitis and ear […]
Ingredients: 4-5 Sweet Potato peeled 250 ml Almond Nut butter 125 ml Honey 250 ml Blue berries (fresh or frozen) 10 ml Salt 30 ml Carob powder (optional) Method: Put the Potatoes in a blender to chop it. When it is done, add the nut butter, honey and salt. Blend together in blender. Add the berries (not chopped) to the mixture. Spoon into oven proof cups or muffin pan. Bake for 35-40 min on 180˚C. Serve with Almond milk Custard.
Carob-Lindt Cookies Ingredients: 625 ml Almond Flour (Raw Almonds chopped in Blender) 625 ml Rice Flour 30 ml Carob 7,5 ml Bicarbonate of soda 15 ml Zantum Gum 5 ml Salt 250 ml Soft Butter 125 ml Brown Sugar 125 ml Honey 3 Eggs 62,5 ml Black coffee 4 or more squares of Lindt chocolate (grated) Method: Cream the butter & sugar together till sugar is dissolve, add honey and beat till creamy. Add the eggs one by one, beating in between. Stir in the flour, salt, carob, zantum gum & chocolate to the above mixture. Mix together the bicarbonate of soda and the coffee, pour it in the mixture and stir well. Let it ‘rest’ for 10 min. The dough is easier to handle if you leave it for a few min. Roll small bolls the size of a golf ball and pack on a baking tray. Press down […]
Wheat, Gluten free Muesli 4 cups Puff Rice 4 cups Almond (chopped) 2 cups Cranberries 3/4 cup Olive oil 1/2 cup Raw honey Pumpkin seed; Sunflower seed – check if it is allowed for your Blood type Spices of your choice: Ground Cinnamon, Ginger, Carob & Nutmeg Method: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, make sure the oil is well mixed in. Spread out on a lined baking tray and bake for 15 min on 160 degrees. After cooling down, brake it loose and store in air tight container. Serve with fruit or yoghurt or enjoy it as a snack in between meals.
Ingredients: 125 ml Honey 125 ml Nut Butter (Almond Butter) 500 ml Puff Rice unsweetened 500 ml Dried Cranberries 250 ml Macadamia Nuts chopped in blender 2 ml Pink salt 5 ml Cinnamon powder 30 ml Carob powder Heat the honey and nut butter in a pot, stir in the other ingredients and mix well. Remove from the stove and spread it on a baking tray. Bake for 15-20 min on 180 degrees. Leave to cool and cut it into squares. Enjoy as a healthy snack between meals.