Monica’s birthday cake

A very special person recently had a birthday. She is an enthusiastic health promoter and also one of my most loyal followers on Lieselathome’s Facebook page. She recently sent me a question, asking for ideas for a cake since she has invited some people over to celebrate this birthday, belated since she was on Bali on the actual date. Now – who wouldn’t have LOVED to spend a birthday on Bali!!! Anyways – this cake is for Monica! No grains, no lactose. She also can’t eat coconut – so no coconut flour. She can have coconut oil however and there is plenty in this cake. Who ever can’t eat it, can switch it for butter! I know Monica loves chocolate so of course this is a double chocolate layer cake!!

Monica's birthday cake

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Nut free chocolate heaven

Lately I keep running in to people who are grain free but also allergic to nuts. I normally use nut flours instead of normal grain flours, but of course that does not suit everyone. So, to give more people a chance to try my recipes I try to create something different every now and then. This is a grain free, nut free and lactose free chocolate cake that also does not have any banana (which most of my other cake recipes have). Only a few ingredients – Very chocolaty and very amazing! Give it a go!

nut-free-brownie-cake

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Muffins with strawberries and dark chocolate

This was a Sunday morning recipe. I wanted to treat the family to something special for breakfast on our last Sunday before the schools started again after the holiday. The muffins turned out lovely and we ate the remaining ones on a walk in the nice weather – like a picnic. Now I need to buy more of those freeze dried strawberries so I can make them again!

Strawberry-and-dark-chocolate

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Chewy date crackers

For some time now I have been experimenting with plenty-free baking – as in grain free, nut free, lactose free, egg free and of course, always, sugar free. These crackers happened in one of those experiments and ended up being the perfect semi-sweet cracker to go with brie cheese. But then – if you are vegan or just don’t like brie, feel free to eat them with something else or without any topping at all. They are delicious as they are too!

date-crackers-s

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Cookies for visitors

You don’t need to have visitors to make these, but my thought behind the recipe is that often people who are not on a grain free and sugar free diet like us, tends to think most of my cookies aren’t sweet enough. Sugar kind of hijacks our taste buds so if you eat sugar on a daily basis you might not experience other tastes as strongly as if you stop eating sugar.

This recipe is based on my most popular cookie recipe – cookies for grown-ups. I’ve added in more sweetness as well as the sweet and fruity taste of orange to even out the bitterness.

cookies for visitors, in a blue bowl

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Colorful square chia seed truffles

It’s summer! And it’s too hot in my kitchen for baking… Still, the kids at home, we can all need a treat every now and then. I first made these truffles for Albin to bring to school on the last day. Since school has a no-nuts policy, they are nut free. Since I have a protein-policy (that’s a new word :-) ) – they contain protein in the form of flax seeds and chia seeds. They are covered in a mix of colorful coconut sprinkles, just for fun! Vegan, raw food, nut free, lactose free, grain free and sugar free. Something for everyone….

grain free, nut free, lactose free and sugar free truffles. Vegan and raw food

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Lemon cranberry muffins

A few days ago I baked lemon muffins for the opening of a Pilates studio here in Luxembourg. As the incredible fragrance of sweet lemon filled my kitchen, I got thinking… How could I improve these? A few days later – here’s an amazing recipe for lemon cranberry muffins. The step certainly wasn’t big! But the cranberries does make the muffins just a little bit extra special. And they look very cute with the red dot!

grain free lemon cranberry muffins

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Zucchini lemon muffins – a back to school treat

After a nice sunny week of holiday the kids were back to school today again. I thought I should make a treat for them to bring as snack to make it a little nicer for them. A quick check in the fridge – I found zucchini and lemons. OK I thought – that could work! And it did! Great combination in fact!

grainfree muffins with lemon and zucchini

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Blueberry chia pudding

We’ve been loving the chocolate chia seed pudding I wrote about a while back, in a guest post over at  CLEW.lu, eating it a couple of times every week ever since – so I thought we could need a bit of variation. The other day I experimented with blueberries and made a colorful version of the pudding. We all liked it, but a vote in the family afterwards, about which dessert was better, ended 3 votes for chocolate and 1 vote for blueberry – so it’s good indeed, but maybe not awesome…? Or was the competition just too hard? You’ll have to try and decide for yourself!

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