I’ve been making a grain free banana cake for years. This version is the “new and improved” version and the added raspberries make it something special, but it is still relatively inexpensive to make as it only uses two eggs. The original recipe this one is based on is here. This version I think is “healthier” as it uses coconut sugar and coconut oil.Read More
Some time ago I received an email from Anna from the Candida Diet asking me if I would be interested in receiving a copy of their program, written by Candida expert Lisa Richards*.Read More
Making a “pasta” out of a vegetable spiralizer is a great way to add interest to a meal, especially if like me you really really miss the whole “Spaghetti Bolognaise” experience.
The discovery of this awesome little kitchen gadget was so exciting. My one is called a “Betty Bossi” and is a bit tiresome to use at it needs to be manually twisted, but it produces a great long skinny “noodle”.Read More
After considerable thought I have moved Grain Free Living to a completely new platform, as you can see from the totally new layout. I have attempted to put in place redirects so that the most popular pages will redirect automatically and avoid the dreaded “Page Not Found” error.
I have made this change for three reasons:
1) From a blog following point of view, the blog address has been changed from the nightmarishly confusing options of “www.grainfreeliving.com/blog” or “www.grainfreeliving.com/blog/blog”, “www.grainfreeliving.com/home” and “www.grainfreeliving.com/?view=featured” (commence banging head on desk now, they are just the ones I know about) to just “www.grainfreeliving.com” (sigh of relief).Read More
You know, my most common email I get from people are please explain type emails asking why I use quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat in my recipes. When clearly, they are a grain, right?
Well, no. They are not. Buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth are all seeds, not grains. They are in the category called pseudocereals (ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudocereal), meaning they are cooked, used and commonly referred to as a grain, but are, in fact, not.
I have posted about this issue on my website before, but it is worth repeating with a couple of clarifications as to why I use them, as many grain free diets do not. Perhaps this is why many people assume they are grains, as the paleo, GAPS and SCD diets, which are probably the main “movements” of grain free also do not allow any of the pseudocereals.Read More
This is just a functional post to link/claim my blog over at Bloglovin.
Grain Free Living is having some long delayed and much needed updates to the bits that work in the backend thats makes the front end all pretty. Its a big job. There is alot of website and only little old me to do it.Read More
I am a keen reader and love discovering new information that helps me on my grain free journey. Welcome to a regular new post on the Grain Free Living Blog were I give the run down of the links I’ve been reading recently. Some of these links get shared on Facebook/Twitter but then they tend to get lost. I’ve been looking for a way to keep track of them and adding them to the links page isn’t practical as the list would get overwhelmingly long and hard to categorise, so I have decided to just post the links for my (and hopefully your) future reference in a regular post.
This post collects together my reading on healthy fats and oils as well as a fascinating article discussing the vegetarian vs meat eater debate.Read More