I’ve at last found a gluten free pasta in shops that tastes like pasta and not cardboard. We have spend so much money on gluten free pastas and to be honest, most of them ended in the drain. Much to my surprise I found a pasta at Dischem that is not only pleasant tasting but is also cheaper than the other. What a bargain!
I do like the screws and penne more than the spaghetti one. For some reason the spaghetti sticks together even if you put some oil in the water. The screws and penne do not and it makes for great salads.
My only big problem with it is the fact that the only ingredients listed is gluten free flour. It does not say anything else, which is worrying to me seeing that my 9 month old is allergic to egg so I’m worried to try it with her. The toddler enjoys it and will eat it every meal if she can.
So for all the moms and dads out there that need something quick and easy and gluten free to make for supper, this is a real winner. It is a Dischem make so you will only find it at Dischem or online.
Side note: This is not a paid review and the views on here is my own.
Hello all unicorn loving, fairy chasing, weird and wonderful souls,
Me again! The inspiration hit me and I went searching for some healthy snacks for the little ones that we can give them over Christmas. Being in South African we have a lot of fruit options, so I’m going to make the best of it. Sky loves fruit so there will be no complaining. Not so sure about the cousins, they might not appreciate the ‘no sweets, no refined sugar’ policy. But I’m sure they will enjoy it as well. (Here’s the teaching by example thing again. Not going to say anything, just give them the snacks and let them decide if they like it or not).
I found some really cute ideas. And we all eat with our eyes first, so I’m sure they will go down very well.
How cute are they???
Pic taken from thegreengoddesslife.com
Grape christmas tree
I will make these just before the time, otherwise they will go soft in the heat very quickly
Pic taken from 54health.com
I think if you put some reindeer horns on it will look like reindeer as well, so try putting some pretzels on as horns.
Pic taken from Pinterest
Frozen yogurt with fruit
I love love love these. I will make LOTS of them this Summer
Pic taken from jamieoliver.com
How cute! Just take a cookie cutter and go wild with your own designs
Pic from weheartit.com
I will place some more goodies in my next post.
We are going through a full lifestyle change at the moment. We are all going gluten, dairy and sugar free. It’s been crazy to get Sky not to ask for sweets / juice / ice cream the whole time. So I remembered the packet of Nature’s Choice Milkshake I had in the cupboard. I made it with water and she loved it! She has been asking for her milkshake rather than anything else at the moment. It has no refined sugar, no unnecessary chemicals or genetically modified products. The list of ingredients:
Rice Milk (Dextrose, Vegetable Oil, Calcium Phosphate, GM-Free Imported Rice Flour, Poly-Unsaturated Palm Oil (not palm kernel oil)), Maltodextrin, Fructose, Strawberry Flavour, Vitamins & Minerals
- Sucrose Free
- No Preservatives
- Lactose Free
- Gluten Free
- GE/GMO Free Ingredients
- Cholesterol Free
I’m busy making her ice-cream with it, so waiting for the result when she comes home. Will keep you updated but I’m sure it will be a huge success as she LOVES ice-cream.
They have different flavors and at the moment Dischem has a 20% discount on all their health products, so now is the time to try it out.
Money wise it might sound expensive at first. But if you think what milkshake cost or just a normal mix of milk and something like Nesquick it’s a good deal at around R40 a packet.
You only need 3 teaspoons per glass, so you do get far with it.
Give it a try
Pumpkin Bars, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free
- 2 cups canned pumpkin or homegrown pumpkin puree
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- ½ tsp ginger
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg (optional)
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Butter or olive spray for the pan
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Have all ingredients except the coconut oil at room temperature.
- Mix together pumpkin, oil, and sugar in a mixing bowl until well mixed. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Put batter into greased 9-inch square cake pan. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until firm.
- Cool completely.
- Store in fridge since the pumpkin bars will be wetter than other bars.
Peanut Butter Bars ~ A No-bake Energy Bar Recipe.
Author: Kendra ~A Proverbs 31 Wife
- 1½ cup of Honey
- 2 cups Peanut butter. (I buy an organic brand that has one ing. peanuts)
- 2 teas. Vanilla
- 5 cups Crispy rice cereal
- 4 cups quick oats
- ½ cup Wheat germ
- 1 tbs Chia seeds
- ¼ ground flax
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 tbs Ground cinnamon
- In a sauce pan warm the honey and peanut butter. Do not cook. You just want the two ing. to mix together smoothly and reach a runny consistency. After the mixture is warm and runny, stir in the vanilla.
- In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together and pour the honey peanut butter mix over it. Using a large spoon (or your hands) stir until the mixture is well blended.
- Pour the mix into a greased jelly roll pan and press. The best way to get the bars firmly pressed into the pan is to lay plastic wrap over the top and use a rolling pin to evenly press the dough into all sides and corners.
- Let cool in fridge for an hour or so and then cut into 36 pieces.
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 205 Fat: 8.3 Saturated fat: 1.5 Carbohydrates: 28.2g Sugar: 15g Sodium: 41mg Fiber: 2.7g Protein: 6.3