Beetroot and Yoghurt Salad

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE & SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) We are big beetroot eaters in our house! Not only is beetroot a superfood but it is so delicious and versatile too. Although sometimes we do roast our own beetroot slices, it can be tedious and time-consuming. The cooked beetroot (with nothing added) from supermarkets comes…

Banana Fritters

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) & PALEO I’ve been wanting to try making SCD-legal banana fritters for a long time. When I was studying for my masters, I lived with a Chinese girl who used to make them all the time. They were so easy and delicious and I have been…

Strawberry Probiotic Smoothie

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) This strawberry probiotic smoothie is one of my family’s favourites. We eat as seasonally as possible so finding ourselves with an abundance of strawberries at the moments means lots of delicious smoothies. Strawberries pack a real punch when it comes to flavour and nutritional value. Surprisingly, they…

Yoghurt Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) I love chicken drumsticks. We eat a lot of chicken in our house and drumsticks are so tastier and cheaper than chicken breasts. My local supermarket often does really good offers on free-range drumsticks so we stock up and freeze them when we can. The idea for…

Stuffed Mushrooms with Three Cheeses

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) I love mushrooms. Recently, I was thinking about new ways to cook them and I came up with these recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms with three cheeses. I have always loved mushrooms and cheese and this recipe really hits the spot. Great side dishes are an important aspect of the Specific…

White Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO. These White Chocolate Almond Butter Cups taste every bit as good as they look. There are quite addictive, I should warn you of that. I find it difficult to stop after just one. My daughter loves them too. She doesn’t know what they’re called but…

Stuffed Zucchini

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) Stuffed zucchini or stuffed courgette are a new phenomenon in our kitchen. The complete credit for this recipe goes to my husband who created these for me one night a few months ago. He was having a regular pizza and wanted me to have a treat too. We usually make…

Hazelnut Milk Ice-Cream

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, PALEO, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD).  Hazelnut has always been my favourite ice-cream flavour. I first made this Hazelnut Milk Ice-Cream after my homemade hazelnut milk went so well. I love almond milk but I wanted a change and I was delighted with the results. When I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet…

Buttery Scones

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) Few things in life are more comforting than buttery scones. In Ireland, scones are an important tradition. Many gatherings of family and friends include a batch of fresh scones. To be honest, I thought my days of eating scones were over when I began the Specific Carbohydrate…

Hazelnut Milk

DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, PALEO & SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) I love a good dairy-free milk and this hazelnut milk is honestly so delicious. I made this thicker than my usual almond milk recipe and it worked out great. My love affair with hazelnuts began at a young age. They are one of my favourite nuts….