All tagged dairy-free

Homemade Holy Crap Muesli

A whole-food breakfast that's high fiber and nutrient dense, not to mention quick and easy. Add it to yogurt and fruit or pour steamed milk over it and let it absorb some of the liquid and it's really good! Make a batch and keep it in a jar in the fridge - it'll keep for months. 

Grilled Asparagus and Portabellos

Light and flavourful, with an asian kick, this side will have you gobbling up your greens! Perfectly ripe asparagus is so tender, sweet and flavourful, especially when it's in season in the spring. The chewy mushrooms and light asian sauce add texture and flavour without being too heavy. 

Shaved Papaya Salad

This shaved salad combines delicate thai flavours - papaya, anise, red onion with lime and fresh herbs. Slightly sweet with a little bit of crunch, it's a nice variation from traditional western green salads. I like this salad best paired with seafood - fish or prawns. The flavours are light so it goes well with spicy or stronger sauces. 

Silky Chocolate Pie (Penelope's Passion)

Who doesnt' love chocolate, and this decadent dessert is full of chocolatey goodness! it's lighter than traditional cream-based chocolate pies, silky smooth in texture and doesn't involve any cooking! Also gluten-free and dairy-free :) Our family friend never eats desert, but she loved this one so much she had second helpings at Christmas and at Easter and requested that I name it Penelope's Passion!

Creamy Hummus with Smoked Paprika

Who doesn't love hummus!? And this is one of the creamiest ones I've ever tried. It's adapted from the Jerusalem hummus recipe (or a version of it) that I found on another blog. I have made hummus before, but it's never been this good - I'm hooked! Hummus is a great nutritious appetizer - full of fiber, complex carbs and protein, this version is a bit lower in fat than many store bought versions, it's much more cost effective, plus you get to skip the preservatives - win-win! :) 

Apple Chips

These chips satisfy both the sweet and crunchy snack cravings. Light and crisp with no added preservatives, fat or sugar, they won't last for long. Super easy to make - you don't even need to peel the apples! Great idea for kids lunches, hiking, or skiing! Serve a bowl instead of potato chips for a healthier alternative. For a more filling snack pair with a protein source like peanut butter or cottage cheese. 

Cinnamon-scented Coconut Rice Pudding

A coconutty, fruity twist on traditional rice pudding that has all the comfort but much more nutrition than the original. Made with black rice, coconut milk, and fresh mango it's full of nutrients and tropical flavour. I love the fresh fruit in combo with the coconut. This dish is best served warm :)