Vegan and Vegetarian recipes Category
Who doesn’t love French toast? I’m sure there’s no better breakfast in this world! Couple this traditional, tasty favourite with a crispy cornflake crust, yummy bananas, and natural maple syrup, and you’ve got a sure winner!
(This post contains sponsored products) This recipe is lactovegetarian (contains goats milk and cow’s milk) but dairy can be substituted for dairy-free. Gluten-free, egg-free, wheat-free, nut-free. The base used is lactose-free. As my husband bit into my gluten-free vegetarian pizza, he said, and I quote: “I’ve eaten a few pizzas in my life, but this […]
(This post contains sponsored products) I scream, you scream, we all scream for (cookies and cream) ice cream! This recipe for homemade gluten-free “Oreo” cookies and cream ice cream is, without a doubt, the best I have tasted. Period. It is rich, lush, creamy and moreish. Everything that ice cream ought to be! -I take no […]
This recipe is lactovegetarian (contains goats milk), gluten-free, egg-free, wheat-free, nut-free. The wraps used are lactose-free. Goats milk is often well tolerated by people who are sensitive to lactose. Gluten-free wraps served hot or cold -just as good! In the Northern Hemisphere, summer is fast approaching, and in the Southern Hemisphere, it is coming to an […]
Make a gluten-free upside-down cake from burger buns!
When there’s just no energy left for a bake-off, you can still get your fill with this super easy gluten-free caramel plum upside-down cake!
Bruschetta with a fresh twist! Sure, there’s nothing wrong with a good old sandwich. But don’t you sometimes get tired of that same old cheese and ham squeezed between two sorry slices of plain bread? I sure do.. -And that’s why the heavens gave us bruschetta: a crispy, flavourful, fresh open sandwich, with no other […]
Wow, you will not believe this dessert! What if I told you that you can enjoy all the flavour and satisfaction of a rich and creamy, deep, dark chocolate mousse, but without any of the guilt that usually comes with it? Yup. It’s true! You can seriously dig into overflowing spoonfuls of chocolatey heaven, without […]
Spooky Chocolate Muffin Marshmallow Halloween Ghosts (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Failsafe, low-FODMAP)
It’s that spooky time of year again, and parents of allergic children everywhere are rummaging through shop shelves and printing allergy labels in the hope that their little troll will be able to enjoy a scary, but not deadly, Halloween celebration.
I love autumn! It’s autumn in Norway, and for the first time in many years I am able to enjoy it! Autumn is possibly my favourite season, one I sorely missed during my time in Australia. Sure, who doesn’t love sun and salty water! -But when the tree tops are on fire with golden leaves, […]
This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free adaptable, low-FODMAP adaptable, lacto/ovo and lacto-ovo vegetarian. A fresh, modern take on a classic Bread pudding is a popular dessert in so many countries, but often considered a bit of a heavy and “old-fashioned” dish. I think that this wonderful, classic pudding deserves a fresh and contemporary revival! Out go […]
A taste of French summers.. As a child, France was my second home. My auntie, uncle and cousins are from the south of France, and my childhood summers consisted of long, sweaty road trips through Europe, and memorable, extended visits in their Catalan village home. I vividly remember the taste of fresh baguettes with cheese, on […]
This is an incredibly simple and amazingly delicious dish! Did you know that cabbage is one of the most nutritious and least allergy-provoking vegetables around? It’s also a mere myth that cabbage will bloat you and deem you to social seclusion for at least 24 hours after a meal. Not true! You have to boil it […]
Celebrate anything, with a decadent tiramisu! There was an Italian restaurant in my hometown. The kind that has stood tall and busy for decades, without changing one bit of the interior or staff. The same old lady yelling in the kitchen, and the whole family waiting tables. Each their role, and always seemingly too busy.
I’m in absolute LOVE with Pad Thai at the moment. I straight out crave it! Forget takeaway; pad thai has become my go-to for lazy movie nights in. It’s fresh, healthy, full of flavour and colour, and with my 10-minute recipe it’s also quick and easy!
The perfect weekend breakfast treat! There’s something special about lazy weekend breakfasts. They feel worlds away from the fast-paced cereal bowls in a hectic working week, and they have a wonderful way of bringing families together.
A chocolate sauce that will melt both your ice cream and your will power.. I have a thing for chocolate sauce.. Especially the thick, creamy, sticky kind that makes an abundantly delicious gooey mess out of my dessert. A lick-the spoon-and-scrape-the-bowl kind of sauce. Like this one:
Seasalt chocolate on a stick -what’s not to love! We’ve been having a lot of guests over lately, which I love. I get to cook, bake, have glass of wine or two, and hang out with awesome people.. All my favourite things!
I’m on a real blood orange roll here.. I’m determined to make the very most of blood orange season, and so I try to incorporate these little gems into anything! My gorgeous Norwegian Dark Chocolate and Blood Orange Torte will be on the blog come Monday, and the Pink Blood Orange Syrup with Grand Marnier […]
Sweets for my sweet.. Cutting into a blood orange is like opening a rare present. No other fruit offers up a stunning surprise element on this scale! The ruby-red and deep orange flesh pushes droplets of bright pink juice onto the chopping board as you cut into it. The succulent sweetness of gorgeous fiery citrus, […]
Cooking just doesn’t get any easier than this! When you’re craving a quick and easy dinner that still satisfies the hunger, and you just don’t want to go shopping: try this yummy gluten-free pasta salad with tuna and yoghurt! It’s a winner!
Want your cake, and eat it too? Behold the most amazing Easter surprise imaginable; The Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Egg! This recipe featured in the wonderful Easter edition of Yum. Gluten Free Magazine. In fact, it had the pleasure of adorning the cover 🙂 These cute little Easter Eggs may look impressive, but they are […]
I promise you chocolate brownie heaven -with no sugar, butter or gluten! It’s that time of year again. Time for candlelit dinners, romantic getaways, babysitters on double-charge, and a boost in turnover for card manufacturers, flower shops, and chocolate factories.
The most popular recipe on The Gluten Free Lifesaver last year also reached a whopping Number One ranking for Google AU. I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for the awesome support, and I thought I’d show all you hoisin-fans some love by revamping your favourite post!
I know what you’re thinking: “I miss proper bread!” Bread is the number one item on most coeliac’s list of things they most miss. A soft, high-rising slice of sandwich bread that doesn’t crumble into oblivion, needn’t be stored in the freezer, and can be eaten without resuscitation by toaster! In the years I’ve run […]
Chocolate dipped Strawberries with almonds and mini-marshmallows; A Delicious Break from the Rich Holiday Food!
Fancy a little holiday for your tummy? Try dipping fresh strawberries in melted chocolate, and covering them in flaked almonds and mini-marshmallows! The bright red and green makes for a wonderful festive colour palette, but your tummy won’t have to fight a loosing battle with fats and sugars. This treat really satisfies both the eye, […]
Time to celebrate! And so it’s finally here; Christmas Eve, in all its glory! In between fruitcake and eggnog, a fresh, light and frosty drink might hit just the spot!
Fancy a quick and easy treat? Perhaps something sweet with a little touch of salty? Got more candy canes than you can shake a stick at? Whip up this super yummy dark chocolate peppermint pretzel bark, and satisfy that craving! This incredibly tasty treat literally takes minutes to make, and it is beyond moreish.. One bite […]
The Crown Jewel of all Smoothies! Christmas is a time for celebration, a time for decadence and for luscious delights. The traditional Christmas (or plum) Pudding represents all that Christmas is about, with its lush flavours and rich ingredients. This is not a time to hold back, but one to really truly enjoy the most […]
It’ a holly jolly holiday.. If you haven’t already, I sincerely think it’s time we all started dreaming of sleigh bells, mistletoe, time with the family, and of course all that delicious, fantastic, delightful Christmas food! If there was ever a treat to lust for this holiday season, it would without a doubt be Nigella’s Christmas […]
A Scandinavian Christmas classic, that is as easy to make as it is moreish! This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, egg-free and dairy-free
Have a very pepperminty holiday! Peppermint goes with Christmas the way Pimm’s goes with a hot summer day. Candy canes and peppermint bark flood holiday tables and Pinterest boards.. But there’s a lot more to peppermint than a jolly good filling in your chocolate biscuit; there’s oodles of goodness for your body too! This delicious smoothie […]
My grandma used to be the undefeated boss of Caramel Pudding. Her trained hands would twirl the molten sugar around the pan effortlessly, never burning a finger. Her pudding always came out flawless, velvety and golden, and always abundant.
Eggnog is a staple in many homes during the holidays, and we couldn’t possible make a Christmas Smoothie Calendar without it! This frosty version cuts out the heavy cream and the alcohol, though keeping the well-known and loved festive flavour. We’re even adding some fantastic nutritional benefits!
You want chocolate divinity, and you want it quick and easy? Behold, I give you Chocolate Rice Bubble Nibbles! Nothing can possibly be easier. Nothing this tasty anyway. You can whip’em up in five minutes, you can make them with kids, you can give them away.. You name it, these chocolate treats deliver! In Norway these […]
Please forgive me for introducing these to you.. I take no responsibility for the over-eating that may occur as a result.
Moist Gluten-free Norwegian Christmas Cake; Vanilla and Light Citrus with almonds and dried blueberries
Best cake ever! One of my favourite Norwegian Christmas Cakes is one called “Mor Monsen” which actually translates to “mother Monsen”. Whoever Mrs Monsen was, she sure left a fantastic recipe behind! This seasonal staple is baked in an oven tray, then cut into little squares or diamond-shaped pieces. It is jam-packed with eggs, and […]
Here’s a healthy, yet very tasty, version of the old classic! You really can’t get past the Gingerbread Man in a collection of Christmas smoothies; it just goes without saying. No Christmas without gingerbread!
This wonderful little drink puts the jolly into any Christmas party!
Of course brownies can be festive! These awesome raspberry and pecan brownies for example, are super festive! (includes dairy-free and low-FODMAP recipe options)
Who doesn’t love a hot chocolate? I certainly do! ..But what if you’d like less calories and more nutrients? Only with the same yummy chocolatey flavour of course.. can it be done? I’m here to tell you; Yes It Can!
It hardly matters where you use them; there are certain spices that truly bring on that Christmas feeling! As the house fills with scents of cloves, cinnamon and ginger, you know that the jolly season is just around the corner!
Let’s make snowballs! It looks like a guilty milkshake, and it tastes every bit as naughty as it looks. -But this treat won’t put you on the naughty list! This smoothie is not only delicious, it has no added sugar, it’s low FODMAP, dairy-free, paleo and if made with fresh coconut, also raw!
No Christmas without gingerbread.. ..and a really truly great recipe is a must! Gingerbread really is the flavour of the season. Shops are full of it, cafe’s are full of it, even your favourite coffee’s full of it these days. If you don’t mind I’d like to strip it back to basics. Back to my grandmas […]
A seasonal favourite in new wrapping Mulled apple cider is such a classic, and really does warm the cockles. But what if you want to cool the cockles? Or you’d like some fantastic health benefits along with the festive flavours? Behold the Mulled Apple Smoothie; a real treat which does so much more than just […]
A feast of flavour and colour! The best companion to our delicious Norwegian Christmas Meatballs which were posted on the blog two days ago, is a generous serving of crisp and flavourful sautéed brussels sprouts with almonds and berries. Such a firework of colour and flavour, and perfectly in tune with the Christmas spirit with its […]
It’s time for the third Smoothie in our Calendar! This wonderfully frosty smoothie is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face, as well as a jolly treat in anyone’s belly! It’s fresh, creamy and super duper delicious, and makes for a great breakfast option, or just a nice little snowy treat.
We’re opening the second door of our smoothie calendar.. ..to find a Baked Apple Pie Smoothie! With its fragrant, sweet and warm taste of apples and cinnamon; this is the perfect smoothie for the cooler months. You will most definitely recognise your favourite pie as you take a sip of this delicious drink, and you […]