335 posts tagged gluten free
Cocoa banana breakfast quinoa with pumpkin seeds and maple syrup.
Lunch: quinoa cooked with lemon juice, s&p, oregano and chilli flakes, baby courgette, red bell pepper, sundried tomatoes, cucumber, sugarsnap peas, spinach and a drizzle of tahini.
The Green Rocket Cafe, Bath.
1. Falafel mezze plate with tahini, lime and cilantro quinoa, harissa carrots, toasted flatbread and a few other things! (J’s)
2. Ramen noodles with crunchy vegetables, topped with tofu and spring onion in a lime satay sauce. (Mine!)
I’ve only been here once before but loved the food (esp. the portion sizes - great for someone with a lil stomach like me!) so much I couldn’t wait to come back. 90% of the menu is vegan and everything is so fresh - they even make their own “cheeze”! :D
Vegan roast dinner from VBites in Brighton - nut roast, cranberry stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, fluffy roast potatoes, ‘cheesy’ broccoli and cauliflower, braised red cabbage, sweet potato mash, roasted carrots and parsnips, peas, sweetcorn and red wine gravy.
Oh my goodness gracious. I haven’t had a roast dinner in years and this was definitely worth the wait. I wish I hadn’t had breakfast so I could’ve eaten every last morsel! Everything on this plate was delicious; I especially loved the cabbage and roast potatoes. I think all of this was £9.95, which for a huuuuge plate of such variety is a steal. I definitely need to have a go at all of this before Christmas comes around!
Cocoa banana oatmeal with mixed berries, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, flaxseed, almond butter and maple syrup.
I’d apologise for having so many photos of this breakfast, but why change perfection?
Cocoa and coconut milk oatmeal with mixed berries, pumpkin seeds, almond butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Dinner - steamed sweet potato with thyme and tahini and roasted bell pepper, cherry tomatoes and sweet onion with sea salt, rosemary, white pepper and chilli flakes.
Cocoa, banana, avocado and almond butter smoothie with pumpkin seeds.
The thickest, creamiest and most delicious smoothie I’ve ever made. You could so easily fool someone in to thinking this was an unhealthy milkshake. I’m bad at photographing smoothies but I had to document this one!!
Recipe: 1 small avocado, 1 verrrry ripe banana, 1 tbsp cocoa, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 cup ~ish almond milk and a few ice cubes.
Raw, vegan and chocolate truffles! (recipe here.)
I changed a few of the ingredients to suit what I already had - in place of hazelnuts I used Brazils and almonds, cocoa instead of cacao, maple syrup instead of agave and flax instead of chia. They still worked perfectly, though! I rolled them in a little more cocoa and now they’re firming up in the fridge.
Spoiler: they’re scrumptious.
Gluten free cracker breads with mashed avocado, fresh basil and sea salt and sliced banana with cinnamon.
This is my new go to breakfast! I really hadn’t expected much from this but fresh basil makes everything taste fantastic. (Please excuse the poorly shaken cinnamon, haha!)
Food prep for a few days away. :)
I’m spending a few days with a friend, now that she’s finished uni, which I’m super excited for - however I hate being a burden with food! I’m taking a few train journeys to see her so I’ll eat one salad then and leave one for tomorrow probably. I find others’ food prep interesting so here’s mine! :D
- 2x salads made with iceberg lettuce, red and yellow bell pepper, sugarsnap peas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, grilled asparagus, leftover homemade pasta salad, mint couscous and tomato salsa;
- 1x ripe mango;
- 1x cocoa orange Nakd bar;
- 1x box of orange, lemon and lime tea bags;
- 2x single serving portions of gf porridge, made with rice, millet and buckwheat flakes (free from Vegfest!!).
Obviously this isn’t 3 days worth of food but it’s enough to not be a huge pest. ^_^
Tofu Pad Thai from Vegfest, Bristol.
This is the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth, unf. (Seriously!! so good) I went to Vegfest on Saturday but after munching on several free samples (including raw gingerbread, vegan cheese and crackers, lots of chocolate and maple roasted nuts) and a roasted broccoli, carrot and sunflower seed salad, Fererro Rocher cake from Ms. Cupcake, cinnamon twist bigger than my head, some cinnamon sugar dusted churros with a lemon zest dipping sauce (J’s… some accidentally fell in to my mouth) and a seitan steak sandwich (also J’s.. shh) I simply had no room for these noodles!
So, naturally, J and I had to go back to Vegfest on the Sunday where I tried all my favourite free samples again, bought a peanut butter brownie from Ms. Cupcake and THEN we made it to the Pad Thai station. It was £6 for this box which isn’t particularly cheap (or £7 for marinated shitake mushrooms - worth paying more for if you have a bigger stomach than me) but seeing as I’d happily sit down in a restaurant and be equally as satisfied and prepared to pay more, I can’t complain. I’ve never had Pad Thai before but now I have - I never want to eat anything else again.
Not even the salted caramel nut cookie sandwich pieces that also fell in to my mouth. Accidentally. (Sorry J. Love you!!)
Long story short… Vegfest rules!!
Mango, tangerine, banana and almond milk smoothie.
So simple but it’s the best smoothie I’ve ever had! So refreshing, mmm ^^
Cocoa banana oatmeal with mixed frozen berries, walnuts, flaxseed, peanut butter and a light drizzle of maple syrup. :)
Kale, banana, cinnamon, almond milk and ice smoothie.
Simple but always delicious. :)