Grain-free Sushi Recipe! (Vegan,Vegetarian,Paleo,AIP)

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Rice-less sushi ?!? Yes, it’s possible!

If you have trouble digesting rice and are craving it (specifically sushi) I have an awesome recipe below for you!

Before I got sick, I used to love the art of sushi and didn’t think I could ever recreate it at home. I’d always pay a small fortune to go out to sushi restaurants. I also didn’t think I would ever eat it again since it would give me stomach aches. But my disease has pushed me to be more creative in my recipes which actually a lot of fun.

I am happy to report nearly 4 years since cutting out grains, I have experimented eating rice again and that I can digest it fine! This is proof that you can build up your gut health to be strong enough to digest “forbidden” foods again once your gut is healed

No matter what, stay strong and keep positive!

So here is another creation with cauli-rice! You can barely taste cauliflower at all as the seaweed and sushi filling flavors are quite empowering.
I had never attempted to make sushi prior to these pictures being taken but was amazed how easy this was! Took about 10minutes in total!

Ingredients:

-Approx 1 cup of cauli-rice
– A few teaspoons of rice wine vinegar
– Nori Seaweed sheet
– Spinach
– Carrot
– Cucumber
– Baby tomatoes
– Gluten free Soy sauce
– Fine green beans

  • Lay a sushi mat (or alternatively a small towel) on a flat surface.
  • Place a sheet of Nori onto it.
  • Make sure your cauli-rice is drained and as dry as possible so that when you place it onto the nori sheet doesn’t fall apart later.
  • Mix a teaspoon of rice vinegar with a pinch of sugar and salt. Add to taste
  • Place spinach leaves on top of the cauli-rice .
  • Cut your vegetables into matchsticks and small slices
  • Try and roll the sushi as tightly as possible (Mine was a bit of a mess but am still proud of it as it was my first attempt)
  • Wet the  to hold the sushi roll together
  • Once that dries up a bit , cut your sushi into smaller pieces.
  • Serve with lightly steamed green beans and soy sauce

You can really get creative and create your own sushi filling recipes ! Personally I love fresh fillings and have a lot of fun trying different ones everytime I make this recipe. Beetroot,avocado and cucumber combo is my favourite at the moment!

Let me know down in the comments, what your favourite sushi fillings are so that we can roll together! (Bad joke, I know, I’m sorry!)

Till the next time my healthy backpackers!

x

 

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Tropical Cherry Sorbet! (Vegan,Vegetarian,Paleo,AIP,SCD,GAPS)

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Tropical Cherry Sorbet done in seconds

I’ve unwillingly neglected this blog for the last 3 months. It’s been an interesting time,full of ups and downs, taking a new carreer path and finally realising how important food is to me!
Cooking is my passion and I know this is my calling!  My aim is to spread the word of good nutrition everywhere around the world! It won’t happen overnight but I am working on it!

Currently, I’m in Barcelona , and experimenting with recipes! I spent Christmas by myself yet again this year but the loneliness was less painful with this amazing tropical cherry sorbet I made! Not exactly festive but a great dessert none the less…

And again, like all my previous recipes, I try to use healthy minimal ingredients with minimal steps so that you don’t slave away in the kitchen for hours on end. All can easily be found in at any local supermarket anywhere in the world at an for an affordable price!

This recipe is actually very similar to Dairy-Free “Chunky Monkey” Ice Cream! (Vegan,Vegetarian,Paleo,AIP,SCD,GAPS) recipe I previously posted.

Ingredients:

-Frozen Ripe Bananas
-Handful of frozen cherries
-Raspberries for decoration
-Selection of nuts and seeds (such as goji berries and coconut)

  • Blend bananas and cherries into a smooth consistency
  • Mix in raspberries and nuts
  • Serve straight away.

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Health benefit of this delicious sorbet include:
*Cherries are a good source of melatonin, which helps us regulate our sleep cycles (better sleep= better chance for your body to repair itself). The high antioxidant level of cherries also helps slow down the aging of your skin and can also break down the formation of the carcinogenic chemicals. Furthermore, the phytosterols in cherries help reduce bad cholesterol levels.
*Potassium and B complex vitamins from your bananas which are great for a huge array of ailments such as improving heart health, alleviating anxiety, and soothing skin disorders.
*Then you have your raspberries which are high in ellagic acid, a known chemopreventative, and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

And let’s not forget that beautiful sprinkling of nutrition on top:

*Goji berries contain all 8 amino acids, which will help boost your protein intake for the day as well as your immune system.
*Sunflower seeds which are a potent source of magnesium are great for mood regulation. They also contain selenium  which helps to reduce redness and swelling in the body. Selenium has also been noted for its ability to encourage DNA repair in damaged cells.
* Coconut flakes are contain a wide range of minerals that are easy for your body to absorb and process. Such as zinc, which is a mineral crucial to the strength and health of your immune system, and it also plays a critical role in wound healing. It supports normal cell division and enables you to taste, see and smell properly as well. It also contains iron, which will help your cells get enough oxygen and in return will make you feel more energised.

And there you go… deserts should nourish you and leave you satisfied, not make you feel guilty for treating yourself.

Till the next time my healthy backpackers!

xxx

 

 

Dairy-Free “Chunky Monkey” Ice Cream! (Vegan,Vegetarian,Paleo,AIP,SCD,GAPS)

The UK has been experiencing a mini-heatwave as of late and everyone is eating ice cream around me…
But as you may know, I can’t consume dairy due to my autoimmune disease.

So the last couple of weeks, I’ve been getting constant questions and remarks about how inconvenient my disease is and how hard my life must be without cheese or ice cream.
Honestly, I used to be sad about it but I’ve come to terms with it. No matter how good something tastes, it is never worth the pain and damage that it will cause my gut…
Also, I don’t feel sad about what I can and can’t eat anymore because it fuels my creativity in the kitchen!

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