Recipe Recommendation: August

These are the recipes that I’ve tried from other bloggers/websites that I haven’t altered that we’ve really enjoyed for the month of August. It’s nice to recommend others plus it’s also encouraging to know the recipe didn’t just work for the person posting it but for others too (I’ve tried so many recipes that just simply haven’t worked).

Dairy-Free Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

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I LOVE potato and leek soup. Kel likes the idea of potato and leek soup however he always finds that they are never potatoey or leeky enough. The last recipe i tried was not a success. I decided to try another recipe and this one makes me laugh at the simplicity of it (and that it’s on the website for Dummies). And WOW. It was DELICIOUS. Kel really liked it too. It must be that most potato and leek soups have too many other ingredients in them. Anyway this recipe has a big thumbs up from us.

Sugar-Free Spiced Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

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For Ethan’s birthday cake, we wanted something relatively healthy. We still haven’t introduced him to refined sugar and we hope to hold out as long as possible. This cake recipe was really tasty and you don’t miss the sugar at all, especially with the addition of the raisins. Obviously i omitted the walnuts as they are a potential choking hazard for children under five. Kel iced it and decorated it to represent Ethan’s favourite book – Hickory Dickory Dock. Everyone even sang it to him at his party!

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Creamy Vegan Lemon Bars (GF)

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These were another trial sweet item for Ethan’s birthday party because he LOVES lemons. He also really enjoyed these bars! As did we 😉 I omitted the coconut sugar in the base though because i felt that the maple syrup was enough sweetener for a one year old!

Paleo Coconut Pecan Breakfast Bars

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Our hens have finally started laying again and we have eggs coming out of our ears. Obviously we sell them through the shop however everyone’s hens must be laying too so we’re aren’t selling as many as we did previously. We don’t want to sell them if they aren’t super fresh so I’ve been trying to use up the “older” eggs to keep the stock rotating well. Coconut flour generally uses heaps of eggs so i browsed the net looking for interesting recipes to try. This one doesn’t use as many eggs as i was hoping for however it sure is a winner! I’m not a huge fan of the texture of coconut flour in baking however these weren’t as obvious in their coconut flour texture – even more so a winner!

That’s all for this month, hopefully next month there will be a few more savoury recipes 😉

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