Sugar, Dairy AND Gluten Free Chestnut Cake
Can you actually believe that today’s recipe is a sugar, dairy, AND gluten-free chestnut cake??
…and it dosesn’t taste like cardboard!!
This is a cake that I make on our French Healthy Holiday as it is inspired by a local Bordeaux specialty. I promise that you will not be disappointed by this cake.
Do look for the UNSWEETENED Chestnut puree…the sweetened stuff it soooo sweet. Much better to add your own sweetness which once you have made the cake once you can alter to suit your own taste buds…personally I think it needs a little sweetness hence the addition of either honey or maple syrup, just don’t go mad with it, keep the sweetness subtle.
Leek & Potato Soup
Leek & Potato Soup is a classic. Great to warm you up on a cold day but also amazing served cold on a hot summers day. On our French Healthy Holiday, we serve this soup as traditional vichyssoise.
Pea & Ham Soup
Pea & Ham Soup is a great way to warm up on a cold autumn night. Already a good source of fibre the addition of the beans and chickpeas means that we have added that protein that is going to help you feel satisfied and stay satisfied for longer. If you don’t have lardons don’t worry you can use bacon or ham hock.
This is such a simple soup to make, taking only about 15 – 20 mins to make. It also freezes really well, so make this big batch and freeze a few portions so you always have a healthy supper ready in minutes when you are stuck.
Pepper, Cucumber, Spinach Juice
Yellow Pepper, Cucumber, Spinach
Yellow pepper has the most amazing sweetness and I love to juice it. With the small amount of apple and the natural sweetness of the coconut water this juice taste pretty sweet, so you can use plain water rather than coconut water if you prefer.
Eggs en Cocotte
These individual baked eggs, known as Eggs en Cocotte, are an easy and delicious classic breakfast preparation that’s too often forgotten.
We serve these Eggs en Cocotte with sauteed leeks as a breakfast dish on our French Healthy Holiday, but to be honest they would equally make a great supper dish too.