Simple Gluten Free Buckwheat Bread

Gluten free fermented buckwheat bread2

Since I’ve been eating a gluten free diet, I’ve avoided gluten free substitutes, as they’re usually full of ingredients that don’t fit my definition of real food. I tend to focus on eating lots of fruit and veggies, meat and healthy fats, and haven’t really missed the bread and pasta and other grain-based foods. Until now, that is.

Recently I came across a recipe for fermented buckwheat bread on Facebook. Instead of the usual list of ingredients, this recipe only used two – buckwheat and water, so I decided to give it a go. Plus I had a bag of buckwheat in the pantry that needed to be used up.  [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Slice

Paleo chocolate slice

I love my homemade chocolate recipe, but it’s not practical as a lunchbox snack because it needs to be kept in the fridge. Lately I’ve been experimenting with a more solid chocolate slice, based on almond butter, rather than coconut oil.

This slice will keep its structure out of the fridge. However, I do still keep it in the fridge in the Brisbane summer, since it does become a little soft out of the fridge. The sesame seeds add a nice crunch and texture to the slice, and the coconut adds a bit of structure. My housemate and I have both been enjoying it during late nights at uni working on our theses. [Read more…]

Introducing 52 Weeks of Kale… and Kale Chips


Today I’m excited to be introducing a new weekly feature on my blog – 52 Weeks of Kale. Basically I am going to share a new recipe using kale every week for a whole year.

I’m looking forward to trying a whole lot of new recipes and incorporating more kale into my diet. It will also be a bit of a challenge because kale is still not very common in Brisbane. I’m hoping to be able to get it at the markets, and will also stock up on it in the freezer when I can get it. Luckily it’s in season at the moment as we come out of winter.  [Read more…]

Homemade Guacamole


Usually I just serve Mexican food with slices of avocado because I’m lazy and can’t be bothered making proper guacamole. But for special occasions, like having people over, or hosting a party I go all-out with the guac and add fresh coriander 🙂 [Read more…]

Chocolate Chunk Vegan Ice Cream

Vegan coconut milk ice cream

Last summer when I was in the country doing fieldwork I did a lot of op shopping (since op shops there are so much cheaper than in the city). I came across an ice cream maker for $5 and asked the lady if it worked. She let me plug it in and it did, but I only had $3.80 on me. Luckily she dropped the price 🙂

So the ice cream maker has been sitting on my shelf for six months gathering dust. When my vegan sister visited recently, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to get it out and make some ice cream. Most commercially available vegan ice cream is made with soy milk, which isn’t great for your health and gives it a soy flavour. [Read more…]