Promoting enjoyable healthy eating for everyone; especially intolerances and allergies

 Promoting enjoyable healthy eating – including gluten and diary free recipes

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in ...

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I will share various recipes to encourage and support others with a healthy lifestyle but the basics are to eat/drink a little bit of everything and not too much of anything!

Old adage – ‘everything in moderation’


We all need to cleanse the inside of our bodies just as we cleanse the outside!

So my first recipe is a Detox soup/broth!


Detox  – Potassium broth


2 large potatoes chopped into large chunks

2 large carrots chopped into large chunks

1 cup of red beetroot chopped into chunks

4 celery sticks, chopped into small chunks

1 cup of parsley roughly chopped

1 cup of turnips chopped into chunks

1 cup of peeled and diced red onion

Pinch of cayenne pepper to taste.


  1.  Using a 1.8L (Litres) or 13 1/2P (pints).
  2.  Place all ingredients into the stockpot .
  3.  Bring to the boil for five minutes – simmer for two hours, then strain.
  4. Drink hot reheat as required bringing to the boil.


Tea Inventory

Tea Inventory (Photo credit: euphbass)

Herbs and spices to aid digestion

To prevent painful cramps and sharp pains after eating food, I have found that drinking peppermint tea aids digestion (thanks to my parents recommendation).

Other teas which aid digestion include:

Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Peppermint tea is a natural anti-spasmodic which means that it slows the muscles in the bowel which in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may contract to frequently adding to the pains felt in the intestines also easing flatulence caused by either too much insoluble fibre, drinking fizzy drinks too fast or air taking in whilst eating too quickly.

Camomile tea also helps to ease digestion and has calming soothing properties so easing nerves reducing anxiety – not related to digestion, camomile teabags can be infused cooled and applied to soothe itchy inflames eyes and is added to creams to soothe rashes and sensitive skin for nursing mothers or their babies.

Nettleleaf tea is used to relieve nettle rash, allergic reactions and hay fever whilst also being high in vitamins and minerals especially iron, which is important for girls and women.

Fennel seed tea is used to aid digestion relieve bloating and nausea whilst also for breastfeeding mothers it is said to increase menstruation, milk flow and reduce colic and wind in the baby (found in many curry spices).

Traditionally we have added herbs and spices when cooking,

each has a role to play and not just for taste but digestive health and comfort.

Herbs and spices to aid digestion include; bay, caraway, cardamom, chervil, cumin, cinnamon, dill, ginger, mint, tarragon

– so there is a reason why we serve mint sauce with lamb and bay leaf to curries, stews, sauces, casseroles, stock; in fact almost everything!


English: Chocolate Banana Sponge cake Deutsch:...

English: Chocolate Banana Sponge cake Deutsch: Schoko-Bananen Rührkuchen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dairy and Gluten free Bananaand walnut cake

150 grams dairy free spread

150 grams sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 eggs

800 grams mashed bananas

400 grams of gluten free self-raising flour

1 teaspoon mixed spice or cinnamon

60 grams broken Walnuts (if preferred)


Turn on oven to Gas mark 4 or 180 degrees Celsius. Line a 8″ diameter round or square deep cake tin.

Add spread and sugar to a bowl and cream using an electric whisk – adding vanilla essence and eggs.

Add mashed bananas, walnuts and mixed spice or cinnamon mix thoroughly.

Using a metal spoon fold in the flour.

Once thoroughly but gently folded pour into the tin and bake for 1 hour.

Using a skewer check it is cooked once cooked place on a cooling rack until cool then remove from the tin.


Adaptations: using two types of gluten free flour adds variety and changes the flavour add texture.


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