Dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Frappé

Dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Frappé

Nothing says Autumn like falling leaves, plaid scarves, and a pumpkin spice latte.  But what if you live in the Southern Hemisphere (or the southern US) where its boiling hot at this time of year?  Here’s the perfect recipe to help indulge your pumpkin spice fancies, while staying cool (and saving some serious money – who wants to pay $7 for a coffee with 7000 grams of sugar in it?!).

Ingredients: (serves one)

  • 3/4 cup of your favourite dairy-free milk (but preferably no coconut as it’s too highly flavoured)
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (or to taste)
  • two shots of espresso (about 4 tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup of crushed ice

Method:

  1. Throw all ingredients in a blender and hit go! 
  2. Blend together, pour into a cup, and for extra indulgence, top with whipped coconut cream and a dash more spice.

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Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 8 cups of seedless watermelon diced into 2cm cubes
  • ¼ cup of fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup of chopped mint leaves
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced green chilli (seeds removed)

Method:

  1. Toss the first three ingredients together in a bowl and then sprinkle with sea salt. 
  2.  Add some cracked black pepper and the chilli (depending on the preferences of the kids at the table) and stir.
  3. Enjoy!

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Baked Salt and Pepper Wings

Baked Salt and Pepper Wings

Two things my kids love: Chinese food and chicken wings. This recipe ticks both boxes, is pretty simple, and absolutely delicious! And the icing on the cake (well, the spice on the wings), is that it’s dairy and gluten free!

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of rice wine
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1.5 kilos of chicken wings cut into drumettes and flats
  • 4 tablespoons of gluten free plain flour
  • ¼ tsp Chinese 5 Spice powder
  • 1 tsp Malaysian curry powder
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp pepper (crushed Szechuan if you have it)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 4 sliced spring onions
  • Optional: two long red chillies – seeds removed – thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Method:

  1. Take the first five ingredients and whisk together in a bowl.  Throw in your wings and marinate for 30 minutes. If you don’t have time, that’s okay, just forget the garlic, toss the wings in there and then move onto the next step.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  3. Mix the flour, 5 Spice, curry powder, and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Add the wings to the flour mix and toss to evenly cover
  5. Grease an oven pan with coconut oil and then add the wings to the pan.
  6. Cook for 45 minutes, or until crisp, turning once at the halfway point.
  7. When you have about 5 minutes to go on the wings take a frypan, add your two tbsp of coconut oil and bring it up to a medium heat on the stove.
  8. Add the garlic and cook till lightly brown, then throw in the spring onions and chilli (if you’re using it) and heat through.
  9. Take out the wings (if they haven’t crisped up yet, you can pop them under the grill for a couple of minutes) and place on a plate.
  10. Pour over the garlic oil.
  11. Add extra salt and pepper and even dried chilli flakes to taste.
  12. Serve with rice and stir fried greens.

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Dad’s Asian Greens, aka Dragon Food

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsps tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsps Ketchup Manis
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic 
  • 2 bunches of trimmed gai lan (Chinese broccoli) 
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil

Method:

  1. Cut gai lan so that the stems are in bite sized pieces and are on a separate part of your cutting board to the leafy bits.
  2. In a wok or fry pan add oil and bring to a medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and stems and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the sauces and water and stir.
  5. Add the leafy parts and stir till everything is tender.
  6. Pop on a plate and enjoy with rice and your favourite Asian main course (I like to add some Sriracha to my greens – we call it ‘the breath of the dragon’!).

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Breakfast: the most annoying meal of the day

Breakfast: the most annoying meal of the day

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What can get left behind in all that rushing is “the most important meal of the day” – breakfast. In my house, the kids are always lovingly fed, but I’m often too busy to take care of myself.

I wish I could be like those zen Pinterest mums who “just get up 30 minutes earlier” so they can expertly prepare themselves some organic vegan souffles with a side of extra virgin smashed avocado.  But my life isn’t like that. If I woke up 30 minutes earlier I’d murder everyone due to lack of sleep.

So what’s a mum to do?  Skipping breakfast IS NOT a good plan. It leads to more exhaustion, naughty snacking, overreliance on caffeine, and generally being a grumpy nightmare.  

Instead, here are some quick options that allow you to take care of your body WITHOUT overcrowding your already busy morning.  And the best thing is these meals can all be eaten on the train, in one hand, or in the carpool line!

1. Smoothies

Invest in a good quality vegan protein powder (there are really yummy versions – not all have that hideous aftertaste). Throw your powder, some fruit, ice, and milk of your choice into a blender and hit go.  It takes about one minute of prep and two minutes of blending and you can pour it in a cup and be out the door. I also often pre-make my smoothies the night before (especially as my husband leaves the house at 6:15am and we don’t want to wake up the whole house with the blender).
For smoothie recipes check out these links:


Cherry Choconut Smoothie

Dragonfruit Cheesecake Smoothie

Apple Pie and Vanilla Smoothie

2. Overnight Oats

These are delicious, filling, and you can make a big batch and put into single-serve containers that will last at least three days.  Essentially all you need is oats, yoghurt and/or milk, chia seeds, fruit, and flavouring of your choice. Stir and leave overnight.

Check out this idea and then you can make variations of your own:


Apple Pie Overnight Oats

3. Breakfast Muffins

The ultimate grab and go! When I have half an hour on the weekend I’ll whip up a batch or two of muffins (it makes a nice mummy-kid activity) and freeze them for the week ahead. Here are a couple of options for you:


Lunchbox Friendly Breaky Muffin

Egg Muffins

4. Breakfast Bars

Not going to lie, I have been guilty of buying those sad, dry breakfast bars from the supermarket.  As you may have discovered for yourself, they are heavy on calories and light on flavour. But there is a way to DIY bars and the prep is done in less than 20 minutes! 

Try these recipes to get you started: 

Apple Pie Breakfast Bar

No-bake Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Bars

Healthy Granola Bites

It is hard to make time for yourself, but hopefully with all these ideas you’ll be able to fill your tummy and still get everyone where they need to go!

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