Freeeeee! Free From Dairy. Egg. Gluten.

Freeeeee! Free From Dairy. Egg. Gluten πŸ™‚

Good morning! Happy Friday! It’s almost the weekend! and today is the first day in a whole month that I can post whatever I want without trying to contortion it intoΒ letter of the day! πŸ™‚ For those of you unaware, for the whole month of April I was partaking in an A-Z alphabet challenge and for every day (except Sunday) I had to post using consecutive letters of the alphabet! So today I can once again look through my photo folders and choose anything I want!!! Oh.. as I’m writing this I’m still thinking! πŸ˜› But whatever it is it will be DEGF (Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free) πŸ™‚

I was hoping, that today would be a relaxing freeeee day! Followed on by a long weekend (Bank Holiday Monday) and then a more relaxed outlook with plenty of time for completing my studies and getting back in the kitchen to play with chocolate (and cake)! πŸ™‚ Well, that is NOT going to happen as I have now had something else sprung on me to occupy me until mid July!!! So, I will try my best to keep posting regularly but if I miss a few days it means I’m tearing my hair out and staying up all hours trying to keep up! I need ‘me’ (you) time just thinking about it!!!

So, today we have a luscious, creamy, versatile dessert. You can eat it like it is with a dollop of cream and fresh fruit or layer it up to create a fancy looking dessert. Whatever you decide this is one summery dessert which is light and healthy whilst being decadent andΒ full of taste! I am taking this to Angies Fiesta Friday andΒ  also to the Plant Based Potluck PartyΒ (seems though as I might be to busy to party for the next few months!) πŸ™

Gather

Oh no!!! Who stole my recipe!!! I promise I will look for it and let you know how to make this gorgeous dessert but for now (as it’s getting late in the day) here’s some photos! It’s base is quinoa, with raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon and some other bits baked into a loaf, then sliced and topped with a coconut cream!

Update… so I searched my whole recipe notebook over and over (I must post my caramel chocolate recipe soon!) and checked all the loose scraps of paper but to no avail! So… I made it again! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ It’s either the same or a tad better than the first! Now ‘here’ is what you need! πŸ˜›

Gather

  • 100g quinoa
  • 500ml water
  • 200g (approx. 2 medium) banana mashed
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 40g raisins
  • 60g coconut flour
  • coconut cream to serve
  • strawberries to serve (or other fresh fruits)

Prepare

  1. Dry toast the quinoa in a saucepan, then carefully add the water. Leave for 15-20 minutes until all of the water has been absorbed.
  2. Add the banana, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking powder, raisins and flour. Mix well. Spoon into a greased or lined loaf tin.
  3. Bake at Gas Mark 5 (375f / 190c) for 45-60 minutes. The top should be brown and it should be starting to come away from the sides. Don’t expect it to rise – it’s not a cake as such (this means you can open the oven door whilst cooking without it affecting it).
  4. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin then remove carefully.
  5. Slice into squares for a whole dessert or into rectangles if you are layering – each rectangle should layer into three pieces. Cool before assembling. Thin the coconut cream if necessary withΒ your preferredΒ milk, pour over the dessert and decorate with strawberries. Use a slightly thicker cream if you are layering the dessert.
  6. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Fruits, cream or even a chocolate cream! πŸ™‚
  • Store the dessert in the fridge for up to five days and add cream and fruit when ready to serve.
  • Play with the spices to get your preferred taste.

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  • annainternational 1st May 2015 at 13:41

    Hey! This sounds amazing so I hope you find the recipe! πŸ™‚ I would top mine with raspberries or blueberries though as I’m allergic to strawberries. Totally hear you on the work front – I’ve been similar to that for months now, to the point where my health couldn’t take it any more and I was forced to go part-time. I’m a week in now, and it is quite the weight off my shoulders, though the health has yet to improve! I hope that this new project doesn’t overwhelm you too much and you still have time to make and eat delicious food, even if no time to blog about it. Hope you get some relaxing into the Bank holiday weekend regardless!

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    • Life Diet Health 1st May 2015 at 14:06

      Hello Anna and welcome to Life Diet Health πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ™‚ Ooo yes, we always have raspberries and blueberries in the freezer πŸ™‚ Strawberries were a change for me but those would both work well too! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your concern over my new mission! πŸ˜› I might have to get hubby to do the cooking again then I’ll get great food but definitely won’t get recipes! Hope you have a great long weekend too πŸ™‚

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  • Julie is Hostess At Heart 1st May 2015 at 15:25

    This looks delicious! It amazes me how recipes can be put together for individual diets and never loose the flavor or the beauty!

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    • Life Diet Health 1st May 2015 at 20:51

      Thank you Julie πŸ™‚ I know.. it’s amazing what different ingredients can do.. even healthy ones! πŸ™‚

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  • raibaker 1st May 2015 at 18:03

    enjoy your liberation πŸ™‚ and thanks for kicking it off with such an inclusive awesome recipe πŸ™‚

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    • Life Diet Health 1st May 2015 at 20:50

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Had to just remake it again as I’ve looked through my notebook and loose papers and its nowhere to be seen! Yumyum! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

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  • Delicious Peace of Mind 1st May 2015 at 19:33

    The dessert looks so luscious, I can almost smell the strawberries! πŸ™‚ Hope everything is OK with you and that that unexpected happenings will be kind on you. Don’t stress, we’ll be here, waiting for you. Enjoy the long weekend, you guys really deserved it! πŸ™‚

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    • Life Diet Health 1st May 2015 at 21:00

      Awww thanks Milica πŸ™‚ I so hope everything is easy and goes to plan! I’ll try not to stress AGGHHHH πŸ˜› Seriously I’ll try! πŸ™‚ I’ve produced a ‘new’ recipe now… It tastes similar if not better! πŸ™‚

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  • Suchitra 1st May 2015 at 22:43

    What an innovative, healthy dessert recipe. This is the first quinoa dessert that I am coming across. Will surely try! Thanks for sharing. Happy FF!

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    • Life Diet Health 1st May 2015 at 23:24

      Hello Suchitra and welcome to Life Diet Health πŸ™‚ You’ll find allsorts of different things on this blog… I have a millet dessert somewhere too! Let me know how it turns out when you get time to try it! πŸ™‚

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  • skd 2nd May 2015 at 13:47

    Looks gorgeous and sounds healthy and elicious…mmmm….

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    • Life Diet Health 2nd May 2015 at 17:42

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Very healthy and very very delicious πŸ™‚

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  • Deborah Smikle-Davis (@debsmikdav1) 7th May 2015 at 04:07

    Oooh, what a yummy dessert! Who can resist a sweet, dairy-free treat made with quinoa, raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc baked into a loaf, then sliced and topped with a coconut cream! I am so delighted that you shared your healthy and delectable quinoa dessert with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it. I’m pinning and sharing.

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    • Life Diet Health 7th May 2015 at 22:53

      Thank you Deborah and welcome to Life Diet Health πŸ™‚ I’m not very good at the resisting bit! πŸ˜› Good thing I’ve suddenly found myself very busy for the next few months otherwise it would be new desserts every day!!! πŸ™‚ I’m loving the Potluck… need a bit more time to enjoy everything though! Thanks for pinning and sharing πŸ™‚

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  • Angie 7th May 2015 at 22:10

    You have proven, once again, that healthy can also be delicious!! I happen to hoard all these healthy ingredients in my cupboard for when the right recipe comes along :-). This one is it! You think I can add flax seeds or chia seeds in here, too? I have so much I need to use up!

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    • Life Diet Health 7th May 2015 at 23:12

      Hello Angie πŸ™‚ and thank you πŸ™‚ I’m loving your Fiesta’s! πŸ™‚ So many exciting things to try and so many fantastic cooks (and photographers!) πŸ™‚ Flax seeds would work great in this πŸ™‚ and chia would work if you added some extra liquid (15ml per teaspoon chia). Chia is great in all sorts of foods.. have you tried them added to pancake mixes? porridge? smoothies? ooo, in my healthy Zabaglione? pizza bases? dinner muffins? πŸ˜› I didn’t realise so many of my recipes had chia in! They’re so great! πŸ™‚ Oh, I’ve your pineapple flowers in my dehydrator at the minute! πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ™‚

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      • Angie 7th May 2015 at 23:24

        Looks like I have to spend the weekend perusing your blog! Oh, can’t wait to see the pineapple flowers!! πŸ™‚

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        • Life Diet Health 7th May 2015 at 23:32

          Ooo Angie πŸ™‚ Yes please! What a great weekend plan! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ … I’m dreaming of a free weekend again! I’ll have a LOT to catch up on! Flowers… πŸ™‚ so pretty and very tasty! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

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          • Angie 7th May 2015 at 23:35

            I can feel your excitement! I must say it’s contagious! Thanks, now I’m totally psyched to start my weekend! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

          • Life Diet Health 8th May 2015 at 00:12

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  • Sophie33 3rd June 2015 at 09:54

    I made your delicious tasty dessert & loved every spoonful! xxx

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