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5 Grain Free Breakfasts for Winter

Porridge is usually on high rotation in the cooler months for me. Its the perfect morning comfort food, easy to prepare & cheap to make. Not to mention the flavour combinations are endless! But having oats for breakfast day in day out can get a bit dull & because variety is the cornerstone of a healthy diet I’ve come up with a few grain-free breakfast ideas to brighten up your winter mornings. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Quinoa is usually lumped into the same category as grains but its actually a seed and is naturally gluten-free. Its a great source of protein, fibre, iron, magnesium and b vitamins so it will help you power through your morning. For a delicious savoury breakfast mix, leftover cooked quinoa with pesto and serve with sauteed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and baby spinach. Teff Porridge This is a great one for celiacs or people who can’t digest oats well but are still die-hard porridge fans. Teff, like quinoa, is actually a seed about the same side as a poppy seed and is native to Ethiopia. …

Apple & Chai Breakfast Jars

There’s nothing I love more than fresh juicy fruit in summer but as the temperature starts to drop I start to crave warming cooked foods and these baked apples are perfect for autumn breakfast. They are slowly baked in a warming mix of chai spices and coconut suger until soft then served with creamy oats & coconut yoghurt. I love using tart green apples for this recipe to balance out the sweet chai spices. This is a great make-ahead breakfast as it keeps well in the fridge and the flavours get better over time. It’s delicious with the porridge served hot topped with warm baked apples. If you want it warm just heat the oat mix on the stove and top with the apples straight from the oven. I’ve also put a basic chai spice mix in which you can make a bulk batch of then use it for chai lattes or tea as well, alternatively cinnamon will work great as a replacement. Apple & Chai Breakfast Jars Serves 2     Cook Time 30 min Ingredients 2 green …

Chilli, Zucchini & Kale Cauliflower Pizza

Pizza is one of those takeaway meals that everyone loves. The crispy bread base topped with savoury tomato sauce and gooey cheese mmmm it’s a real crowd pleaser. Sometimes the takeaway version can leave you a little bit worse for wear and If you’re like me and don’t react well to gluten then pizza is off the menu. But a life without pizza isn’t a life worth living! So I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free bases and this cauliflower number is the best yet. I know it sounds completely mad using cauliflower for a pizza base but it is amazing. The raw cauliflower is blended into a “rice” then mixed with chickpea flour, chia seeds and dried oregano. As the base cooks the cauliflower turns golden brown and crisp on the outside and soft in the middle and has the most delicious savoury flavour. perfect or pizza! I like to keep my pizza simple and only use a few toppings. My favourite at the moment is a pizza Bianca using a  cashew cheese sauce topped with zucchini, chilli, …