You know that feeling when you wake up, open the curtains, the sun is shining, and your mixing bowl just has that shining sparkle that says: it’s a bake-and-make kind of morning!?
This morning was one of those mornings. The great thing about this recipe is that it was completely spontaneous and turned out just right!
The final texture resulted in a hybrid between bread and muffin – a Bruffin? It is therefore perfectly suitable for any time of day.
You can sweeten if you would like to make it more dessert like or the apples when cooked in pieces alone inside the mixture make it a perfect more savoury bread without added sweetner.
- 1 1/2 cup of ground raw buckwheat (or buckwheat flour)
- 1/4 cup of olive oil (or coconut oil)
- 1 peeled and diced apple
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 handful of poppy seeds
- Maple syrup/agave nectar/ sweetner of choice (optional)
1. Preheat your oven.
2. Ground your buckwheat groats or measure out your flour – we blended our buckwheat into flour in our vitamix dry jug…
3.Then measure out your oil
4. Peel and chop one apple (green or red would be fine)
Apple peeled and diced. You can leave the peel on if you prefer.
5. Measured out your spices….
6. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well… Stirring in those poppy seeds 👌 Really giving the mixture a good stir!
7. Now time to fill up or muffin tray! You could also use muffin cases
Zoom in on that oh so delicious mixture!
8. Now 30 minutes cooking time in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius on the clock!
They’ve risen and they’re done!
9. Mandatory test bite! Oh so fluffy and warm 😆
Good and golden 💛
10. Voila! Enjoy!
We love making our own homemade burgers, we’ve made experiments galore! Here’s one we particularly enjoyed for you to have a go and explore!
- 2 handfuls of washed fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 red pepper washed and chopped
- 3 fresh garlic cloves
- 1/2 white onion peeled & diced
- 1/4 cup of buckwheat flour
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2-3 tsps dried chopped mint,
- 2-3 tsps dried chopped basil,
- 2-3 tsps dried chopped thyme,
- A generous pinch of Maldon salt
- Ground pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Add the spinach, onion, garlic, pepper and some water to blend…
Pulse for a few seconds, this is the kind of mixture your aiming for in the end…
Steam your potatoes and mash until fluffy – oh this part is such fun!
Then add all the herbs and seasonings each and every one!
Pour in now, the spinach, pepper, onion and garlic mixture too;And stir and mash again until the mix is completely green right through! Now add the flour which will make the mixture thicker,
Then create your burgers, perhaps using a press like this will be much quicker! Drizzle the tops with olive oil which will give them that extra crunch…
And bake for 30 minutes one side and 30 minutes on the other and they’ll be soon be ready for your dinner or lunch! 👌
Ladies and gentlemen here’s another delicious simple recipe for you to create…
…you’ll soon be making your own gnocchi at a speedy efficient rate!
- Some peeled and diced chopped potatoes
- 1 cup of Buckwheat Flour
Steam potatoes until soft enough to mash through…
Then use a fork, masher or ricer to soften – don’t use a blender whatever you do! Here’s the final result fluffy, silky and smooth:
You can add any seasonings at this point if you’re in a real culinary groove 😉
Then measure out one cup of buckwheat flour ready to pour…
…into your mixing bowl and make a hole in the centre for…
…your fluffy potato, add to the centre in a ball……and knead the flour into the potato here’s what it should look like in all…
Roll the dough into little round balls just like so…
…and place them in a pan of boiling water, and when they’re ready how will you know?
Because in a minute or two they’ll rise up to the top! And that’s when you take them out so the cooking will stop!
Then serve warm with your favourite sauce, we used tomato as you can see here…
After this delicious meal you’ll soon be in good cheer!
Ladies and Gentlemen these Quinoa Balls are a delicious bite to eat! Round and scrumptious and so beautifully neat!
- A bowl of cooked quinoa
- Half an onion diced
- Half a red pepper diced
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Coconut oil for frying
- Basil or other seasoning of choice
Fry your onions and shiny pepper red…
…Add and mix with salt, pepper and basil in their fluffy quinoa bed.
Use your hands to roll a handful of mixture into a neat and round ball…
…And whilst preparing do your very best not to eat them all! 😊😉Serve with salad and enjoy your round burst of protein!
A meal fit for any Quinoa King or Queen! 👑
- 1 large baking potato (or several little potatoes)
- Approximately 6-8 carrots. Though any number would be fine.
- 3 tsp Dried chopped basil
- 1 tbsp Dried chopped mint
- 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Olive Oil (optional)
- Ice Cream Scoop
Peel, chop and steam your potatoes and carrots until soft. Ours usually take 30 minutes
Place your steamed vegetables in a bowl with mint, basil, sliced garlic cloves and salt and pepper.
Finely dice your red onion…
Mash together and stir in the onion. Do not use a blender the potatoes will become all gluey! Then fill an ice cream scoop with the mixture .
And place the balls on a baking sheet or oven tray.
We added a little olive oil for extra crispness however this is optional. You could omit the added oil if using a non-stick tray.
If you’re placing the balls in a stone pan however it is recommended to use a little oil so the balls do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on how crispy you like them!
These were in the oven for 30 minutes at 200 degrees. Just until they browned nicely at the edges.
Serve with salad and enjoy!
- 2 cups of Quinoa
- Coffee/spice grinder or Vitamix dry jug blender.
Here’s a little tip for you if you ever run out of quinoa flour:
Simply make your own in a quarter of an hour!
Here we have located our 5 kilogram queen of quinoa store! 👑
For approximately 3 cups of flour just 2 cups of grain we’ll need to pour.
In a skillet toast 2 cups of seed on medium heat until the grains begin to pop.
Then you want to lightly stir for 2-3 minutes before the toasting can stop.
Place the grains in your coffee/spice grinder or Vitamix to finely blend…
And in 30 seconds you’ll have quinoa flour to send…
To your recipes with homemade cheer…
and next time you run out of flour you’ll have no fear!
If like us you’re crazy about avocados you’ll love this fantastic simple idea of replacing traditional tomato based sauce with an avocado sauce on your pizza!
- 1 Large Avocado
- 1/4 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon thyme
Take the flesh from 1 large avocado….
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 teaspoon of pink salt…
1 teaspoon of oregano…
1 teaspoon of basil…
1 teaspoon of thyme
And place into a jug or mixing bowl…
And stir or blend into a sauce…
Then pour onto your pizza base, pictured here is our Flax Flour-Free Base…
And Voila! You’re ready for toppings…
Red pepper and tomatoes…
And a sprinkle of hemp seeds…
Then cook for a further 15 minutes…
JA ladies x
It’s Bank holiday Monday and there is an all round vote for Pizza tonight… Alas! We are out of flour and so this poses a real dilemma in our household this evening…
Do Not Fear inspiration is here! We happened to find another jar of ground flax seed in the pantry earlier this evening 👌
- 1 and 1/2 Cups ground flaxseed/linseed
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 3 tablespoons of oil
- 3 flax eggs ( 3 tablespoons of flax + 9 tablespoons of water stirred and left to solidify in the fridge for 15 minutes)
- 1/2 cup water
Flax seed measured into our mixing bowl….
Add all ingredients…
See that baking powder beginning to foam!
Mix all ingredients together and leave to thicken for 5 minutes…
Roll out mixture onto a silicone tray to desired thickness
Shaping this pizza fair and SQUARE ☺️😂 ( Well it became more rectangular actually!) then bake for 15-20 minutes
Et voila! The mixture solidifies and turns a wonderful brown crispy golden colour.
You can see that the base has solidified and begun to rise from the silicone sheet…
Now to spread our Perfect Pizza Sauce…
And apply toppings! First fresh organic leaf spinach…
…and now organic washed broccoli including thinly slicing the stalks…
…finally some sliced organic and washed yellow pepper
Completed with a sprinkle of salt, ground pepper and mixed herbs 👌
Into the oven for a further 15-20 minutes then your flax crust pizza is complete.
We adore experimenting with new plant based pizza bases! No two pizza bases are ever the same. We can decide upon different thicknesses, different oils, different flours, different seasonings, between crust or no crust – oh the decisions and choices are splendid! Any excuse to use our imagination!
This evening (mid-week) we were looking for a quite light and a not very crunchy base (since we are planning crunchy toppings!)
- 1 1/2 cups of coconut flour
- 1/2 cup of tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup of ground flax or linseed
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons basil
- 1 cup of warm water
Add the coconut flour and tapioca flour first and sift through together, we find this really helps to ensure the flours are mixed thoroughly when kneading. Tapioca flour acts rather like a glue that holds everything together – the coconut flour is extremely powdery and not a replacement for ordinary flour. If you don’t have tapioca flour we sometimes use buckwheat instead.
Add the rest of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and knead well until it forms a dough.
Then dust your pizza pan with a sprinkle of coconut flour to make sure the bottom doesn’t stick.
Now don’t worry if the dough is crumbly it won’t be when it bakes! However we find rather than rolling out into a flat dough we can just pour the mixture on top of our pizza pan and mould to the shape of the pan
Press down the mixture by pressing lightly with your fingers on the mixture or small rolling pin.
Then cook until base is solid and the base begins to crisp at edges – estimately 15-20 minutes.
Then spread your Perfect Pizza Sauce and simply add your toppings – as you can see below, we chose potato slices, Kale broccoli and onion for tonight’s pizza!
We used to assume that Gnocchi was always made with potatoes and since converting to a gluten free diet we were determined to find a way to make it without wheat.
The great thing about making meals homemade is you actually have to learn about what you’re eating! Before we could make gnocchi however we had to learn exactly what it is!
According to Wikipedia Gnocchi are: “various thick, soft dough dumplings that may be made from semolina, ordinary wheat flour,egg, cheese, potato,breadcrumbs, or similar ingredients”
Wow, learn something new everyday! We had no idea you could even make gnocchi without potatoes. And so ladies and gentlemen we present to you a recipe for coconut flour gnocchi:
- 4 tablespoons of coconut flour
- 3 flax eggs (3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and 9 tablespoons of water)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 2 teaspoons beetroot powder
Makes 15 gnocchi balls.
Add all dry ingredients to a mixing bowl….
Add flax eggs and mix well until consistency feels like a sticky dough.
A sticky, well combined PINK dough!
Then roll mixture into approximately 1/2 inch balls and leave to chill in the fridge for at least an hour ( or more) We left them for 2 hours.
Then heat a pan until it begins to boil. When the water is boiling add the little balls of gnocchi in. When they rise to the top (it’ll take about 2 minutes) catch them with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Serve with salad…
And/or add your favourite sauce. We added a homemade blend of tomato and basil 👌🍅
Voila! A delicious nutritious lunch 😋