TINY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE POTS: sugar & dairy free

Let them eat chocolate! Every one craves chocolate occasionally. Sadly, milk chocolate is loaded with sugar and dark chocolate still has some dairy and sugar, so try these healthy, tiny chocolate pots and I guarantee your taste buds will be delighted.  If you cant stop at one serve, don’t worry, they are filled with all things wonderful from natures bounty….

FRENCH LEMON TART dairy, sugar and gluten free

The French Lemon Tart as you have never seen it before….super delicious and healthy! 70’s girl has always made and loved the zesty, citrus flavours of French lemon tarts. With this recipe I can continue to enjoy this delight that now meets my ramped up healthy choices with this recipe. I have done some experimenting and this final result is a crowd…

CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH NUTMEG AND HAM HOCK

Move over minestrone this is my new winter “go to” soup.  Ham hock gives mild, cauliflower the boost it needs to make this delicious soup substantial and full of flavour. I buy whole nutmegs which look like small balls of wood the size of a red grape. Keep nutmegs in a sealed jar and grate fresh as…

CHICKEN, FIG, NECTARINE TAGINE WITH BLACK LENTILS

Bring fragrant smells of a Moroccan Souk into your kitchen!   Think Moroccan and we conjure up images of the deep, vivid, colours from the open sacks of spices in markets and stacks of highly patterned ceramics. Smells in the air are sweet and spicy, that  feed the senses from a culture that is centred around a…

CREAMY, SPICY, CARROT AND COCONUT SOUP

Carrots just got interesting!  is important to make any recipe a success! Have you ever had carrots that have a bitter, kerosene taste ? This happens when to the ground is treated to kill pests that attack the carrots causing an unpleasant taste not to mention other nasties from toxic substances. I use organic carrots…

BRAISED CABBAGE & APPLE WITH PROSCUITTO & FENNEL SEEDS

The humble cabbage just danced onto centre stage again! Quick, simple, cheap and healthy, just what the doctor ordered! Cabbage is a versatile vegetable in this dish which is an oldie but a goodie.  This recipe wins hearts every time, especially in the depth of winter. Kids love it and find it easy to eat.  70’s girl served this…

COS SALAD WITH FRESH SALMON AND GOAT CURD

Home late, hungry, need a quick meal to enjoy as you, unwind for the day and have a quite chat over the soft flame of a candle. I have the perfect  recipe!   The chat over the soft light of a candle happened to be with one of my grand daughters and Mr 70’s. We had…

PASSIONFRUIT YOGURT, STRAWBERRIES,TOASTED COCONUT AND ALMONDS

This dessert will wow everyone’s socks off and it only takes 5 minutes to make. Healthy, yummy and quick, a winning formula in the kitchen, this dessert ticks all the boxes. I make this for breakfast, snacks or as a dessert. No matter who eats this dessert the bowls are always licked clean. Sugar free…

LASAGNA WITH MUSHROOMS, GLUTEN FREE

Comfort food, make two and freeze one. Is there anyone who doesn’t like lasagna? It is the ultimate family meal, comfort food and kids love it.  I have made this one with lean turkey mince, gluten free lasagna and goat milk instead of cow milk. This is a dish that you can pack in and hide a…

LAMB MUSHROOM AND WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP

Slow cooking wins hearts in winter I am surprised, by the oohs and aahs we hear bone broth today. When I look through cookbooks and hipster café menus one would think bone broth is a revelation, a new discovery! Slow soups, stocks and cooking has been around forever in most cultures with some variations. The slow cooking draws out…