If you want more follow me on Instagram @gemmar89 for pictures and new creations as they come.
If you want more follow me on Instagram @gemmar89 for pictures and new creations as they come.
Quick n Easy Protein Bites
Chocolate & Berry Protein Muffins
Berry Easy Sorbet
"Choc Chip" Pikelets
Chocolate Protein Brownies
"Cream Cheese" Frosting
"Carrot Cake" Quinoa Porridge
"Sticky Date"Pudding with "Butterscotch" Sauce
Blueberry & "Choc Chip" Chia Breakfast Pudding
Pumpkin Seed Museli Bar
Peanut Butter Jam Drop Cookies
"Chocolate Chip" Icecream
Apple Cinnamon Icecream
Apple, Date & Walnut Loaf
Red Velvet Slice
'Choc Mint' Icecream
Choc Mint Mousse
Ginger Fruit & Nut Cake
Quick n Easy Protein BitesWhen I started running a business my eating was never consistent, therefore indulgences were made. Instead of opting for healthy options it was always processed, high sugar foods which backtracked all my gym time. These initially became my go to breakfast or weekend dessert but they are perfect for breakfast, snacks, after dinner or even lunch and dinner if you're really busy! They contain all the goodness from whole & super foods, slightly sweet and filling, can be eaten on the run and did I mention they taste amazing?
Chocolate & Berry Protein MuffinsOne day I just felt like a breakfast muffin, but as per usual everything convenient is high sugar, high fat and contains gluten, lactose etc etc etc. So I hit the kitchen and the pantry and this was the result. I like these slightly warmed and served with some rice syrup, natural peanut butter, or just straight up. Enjoy!
Berry Easy SorbetI was stuck without an after dinner treat and the thought of getting in the car to go to the shops really wasn't appealing to me so to the kitchen to see what was laying around. The berry sorbet was born, it's quick, easy, no sugar and if you have a nutribullet or something similar it only required a cup and a spoon - who doesn't love minimal dishes.
"Choc Chip" PikeletsTrying to find something different for a "snack" can be a tiring process and any excuse to have pikelets is good enough for me. I also have a "jam" recipe that these go really well with however most sweet condiments work well, or if I can be modest they're pretty amazing by themselves. These will store for 5 days in an airtight container and I suggest eating them slightly warmed.
Strawberry "Jam"Everyone loves Jam, but not everyone loves high amounts of processed sugar. So I managed to test something out one day when I was getting creative in the kitchen and I was so happy I started having it on everything. A few of my recipes can use this as a condiment like my pikelets, chia puddings, muffins and it's such a quick and easy recipe you wouldn't do it any other way.
Chocolate Protein BrowniesI found myself needing to get rid of some avocados and how I came up with brownies is beyond me. In saying that it was the best decision of my life. Rich, indulgent and GOOD FOR YOU! They store up to 7 days in an airtight container and can be eaten cold or hot with any condiment of choice, but alone they are amazing.
"Cream Cheese" FrostingFor some reason I couldn't get the thought of a carrot cake idea out of my head and what goes best with that? Cream cheese frosting. In relation to sticking with gluten, dairy and sugar free recipes I had to get creative so with a quick experiment this recipe came to me and was whipped up within 15 minutes. And it was exactly what I was hoping for. This recipe was created to match my "carrot cake porridge" however it would be delicious to add to pikelets, cupcakes, or straight off the spoon. If you add more chia seeds it will be more a consistency of a mousse so can be a solo dessert if you're feeling cheeky.
"Carrot Cake" Quinoa PorridgeNothing is more appealing than cake for breakfast, what's better? minus the calories and guilt to go with it. In one of my experimental hazes I managed to combine an old time favourite to a high fibre, high protein breakfast. This recipe is best served with a dollop of my "cream cheese" frosting, a drizzle of rice syrup or just by itself on a cool winter morning. Or any morning really cause it's just so delicious.
"Sticky Date"Pudding with "Butterscotch" SauceSTICKY DATE PUDDING - a winter favourite for many, my mum being one of them, so she put me to the challenge with this one, loving everything I make she thought she'd throw it out there and of course it niggled at me until I thought right, how hard can it be. Safe to say I succeeded with a gluten, dairy and sugar free "sticky date" pudding. You won't believe it until you try it. I baked these in a muffin tray to get "serves" but it would be as effective in a lined tray of any sort. Obviously this is best served warm with the complimenting sauce, but if you're not avoiding any particular ingredients of course custard, icecream or cream can be used. For the ultimate indulgence try it with my "chocolate custard" recipe..
Blueberry & "Choc Chip" Chia Breakfast PuddingI've never been one for cereals and I do an awful big session at the gym most mornings, so I really needed something filling, but exciting to get me going in the mornings. I'd also fallen in love with dried blueberries so after thinking of a way to do something with those I managed to tick 2 boxes with this creation. It's the easiest most satisfying breakfast, full of nutrition and filling so you can atleast get through the morning with enough energy and not hit the biscuit box. Although this specifies "breakfast" it would make a great dessert, brunch or even a snack. Great with a drizzle of rice syrup or my "jam" recipe dolloped on top, some sliced banana or berries, but like all good things it tastes great straight out of the fridge to.
Pumpkin Seed Museli BarAs a kid I loved museli bars and as I've gotten older to only discover how much sugar and nasties they contain, it's a given Í haven't indulged in one for a long time. So with a bit of creative flair in the kitchen I managed to make my own version of what I would consider a "museli bar" of today. I know everything that's in it and it's good for me. A perfect pick me up snack any time of day, and feel free to mix it up, by adding any variations of dried fruit or nuts/seeds you may like. This one just hit home for me.
Peanut Butter Jam Drop CookiesThis recipe just screams delicious, I mean who doesn't LOVE a jam drop? I know I could sit and eat a whole packet but that is never good for the waistline so after a few adjustments I've found the perfect spin on an old time favourite. This recipe is just for the Peanut butter cookies, refer to my "jam recipe" as the filling or just enjoy the cookies by themselves.
"Chocolate Chip" IcecreamThere comes a time in every girls life when she just needs chocolate icecream, and this was one recipe I just had to figure out and on this particular day ASAP! I was so happy with the result I have lost count on the amount of Saturday nights in watching "sex and the city" with my chocolate icecream and have woken up sunday with no discomfort in my belly. This particular recipe I have only frozen in a dessert bowl, so it's up to you if you wish to try it in a cone. My advice would be to let it half set and scoop it into scoops and allow to set completely then enjoy it in a cone.
Apple Cinnamon IcecreamLike a lot of things, I always buy too much as it works out cheaper, but in the end I need to use it asap before it goes off. So what goes with apples? cinnamon of course! And being a hot summer who doesn't want a nice icecream for dessert? Like my other icecream, I haven't tested this in scoops, so half freeze then mould into scoops if you would prefer it in a cone Enjoy
Apple, Date & Walnut LoafEveryone loves cake, and for a snack it goes down well. So why not make it a healthy snack. This recipe got me through those sweet fixes all week long and would make a perfect side to catching up for coffee with friends. You can't even tell it's not naughty. And if you're not on restricted calories or ingredients, serve with cream custard or icecream. This recipe may not look like its cooked through due to the fruit content, which is great, it is meant to stay somewhat soft for the moistness of the cake
Red Velvet SliceI've always wanted to try make something sweet from beetroot, and I guess the fact beetroot turns everything that rich red/purple colour why not try something "red velvet" it always sounds appealing and this is probably my favourite creation. I hope you love it to
'Choc Mint' IcecreamAfter my success with my other icecream recipes, I just decided to keep mixing up variations (healthy of course) This recipe is all made with fresh ingredients, but if you love a strong mint flavour I can suggest adding 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil (ingestible obviously - check the label) to get a real mint kick. I made this simply in a serving bowl, so for scoops I suggest allowing it to freeze for 1-2 hours then moulding into scoops and allowing to freeze completely to serve in a cone.
Choc Mint MousseOne night, I needed dessert and I would have done anything for it! Even made it :-) Within 5 minutes I was in chocolate heaven, and cravings were satisfied.
Mango SorbetI'm not a big mango person, but my dad delivered me these 2 perfect Bowen mangoes straight from the farm, so what to do? I enjoyed one plain (cause everyone loves a good mango) and then I decided to create a dessert as it was a hot afternoon but I was planning on a night in so it worked perfect.
Ginger Fruit & Nut CakeI wanted to keep up with my theme this Christmas, and I also had a lot of leftover ingredients in my cupboard I needed to clear out before holidays. I took the idea of a fruit cake - keeping within gluten, sugar, dairy free and keeping with blood type A guildelines. I was pretty amazed with how it turned out, and I served with a dollop of Chocolate Custard (see my mousse recipe and add extra almond milk to get custard consistency) End result, delicious, quick, full of fibre and still within Christmas tradition. Even though it lasted me well after :-)
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All recipes in this book are vegan friendly and cater for that sweet fix. I love nothing more than a special treat, and these have all be created by me out of pure creativity, so please enjoy. If you want more follow me on Instagram @gemmar89 for pictures and new creations as they come.
Here you can find anything from breakfast, lunch, dinner and sweet treats that are completely gluten, dairy and sugar free. Most recipes are also egg and nut free and have been designed to suit a Type A blood diet guide. I created the cookbook as a way for people to eat well while not cutting out all the goodness they enjoy but minimising all processed foods and using only natural, healthful ingredients. After never being able to find food to suit my needs (gluten free but not diary free or vice versa) I decided i'd do it myself and that I did. It has also been designed with time in mind, nothing takes longer than 5-10 minutes to prepare, as running a business takes alot of my time, my diet shouldn't suffer. Perfect for busy mums, business owners, or just people looking to live a healthier, easier life within time and budget. Enjoy.