Bread… Paleo Style

I have almost given up on bread as I realise nothing beats a loaf of sourdough… or if you are in London you have to go to IMG_0736Franco Manca and eat the best sourdough pizza ever!!!  Hence I always feel like why copy something that you are then always disappointed in? I made these Paleo style roles and had them warm with butter, cheese and cucumber.  It was good… Not at all like a sourdough but good in a different way.

Paleo Rolls – 3… I just made enough for an evening snack for Mr M and myself.

Oven 180 degrees C

  • 1 dl po fibre
  • 1/2 dl qunioa flour (or buckweat)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • water to make it a sticky consistency a bit drier than porridge

Mix all the try ingredients then mix in the wet – spoon out onto parchment (bakplåtspapper) and bake in the oven at 180 degrees C for 35 min.

The thing to note is that they don’t rise – hence if you want to make a bigger batch… what you see in your mixing bowl is what you will get post oven… nothing bigger. My dirty mind is now working overtime sorry 🙂 – lucky it’s Friday!

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Waffles – another kids favourite

My kids complain sometimes that when their friends come round they get fish and broccoli and they get blue pancakes when they go elsewhere… As I want to keep tummies in check I now have come up with a really good substitute (they think they are like normal waffles!!) for waffles.

Gluten and sugar free waffles (makes 5-6 waffles)

25 grams melted butter

2 eggs

pinch vanilla

pinch cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 tbsp psyllium husk (fiber husk)

1/2 dl buckwheat flour

1 dl oat flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

2.5 dl of milk

Mix it all together and make life usual waffles!  Serve with whipped cream and jam! I also made Chia Jam to go with this.  I unfortunately think chia pudding is a little gross due to the consistency… but in jam form it should be jelly like!

Chia jam

1 dl frozen raspberries (or fresh of course)

1/2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp of birch sugar if you feel the need

Blitz the two ingredients when raspberries are thawed, as a tsp of birch sugar if you want to sweeten it a little!IMG_0594 IMG_0595

Pancakes… to poo or not to poo

In Sweden pancakes is a staple child lunch/dinner in almost all restaurants.  I still find it very difficult to accept that pancakes with cream and jam counts as a meal.  The British piece of me feels it is missinIMG_0421g a vegetable portion at least!  Also as my youngest has a bit of a problem with either not doing a poo or if she is lucky something rock solid…  I have finally created a totally wheat and gluten free pancake the kids love. In this case I used normal milk however.  The problem if you also use a dairy free alternative is that they are then very hard to turn, but excess buttering of the pan does make this possible but patience is not always a virtue that I have in excess.

Gluten free pancakes

2 egg

2 tbs Psyllium Husk (Fiber Husk)

5 dl milk

1 dl buckwheat flour

1 dl coconut flour

pinch of salt

50 gram of melted butter (cooled)

Mix all the dry ingredients then add eggs and milk and mix to a smooth mixture.  Let it stand for 10 minutes and add more milk if needed the mixture should be runny like loose sirup.

Add a little butter and then cook like normal pancakes.IMG_0422

Another manic Monday…

Today for lunch I felt the need to use some leftover chicken, a sad tomato and incorporated in a very tasty Quesedilla.  First to the wheat free ‘tortilla’:

100g /1dl buckwheat (bovete) flour

1 egg

2dl liquid – dairy free milk or milk if you eat dairy

2 tbs olive oil

pinch of salt

Filling:

Avocado, chicken, tomato, red onion and cheese. A squeeze of lemon or lime juice plus some S&P is also great to making it even tastier (chill never goes a miss either).  Be creative a lot of things are tasty warm with some cheese…

This makes 2 pancakes which you cook just like normal in some oil.  When the second one is golden add a good dose of cheese – I used cheddar (around 100g) but you can use goats or ewes cheese if you are intolerant. Add the other ingredients chopped:

100g cheese (I use cheddar as I used to live in Somerset the home of Cheddar!) Lidl ( does good cheddar from my old town)quesedilla_open

1 tomato

1 small avocado

1/4 of a smallish red onion

Spread everything out on one pancake add second pancake and squeeze with a pan lid or similar. Add S&P as well as squeeze of citrus of your choice and then serve with some greek/turkish yogurt and or some leftover Salsa.  As I am based in Sweden you will of course realize that with Taco Friday being a big part of Swedish life most swedes have an old jar of salsa in their fridge

I have also realized that an open quesadilla is equally good if it feels like two pancakes is a lot. This makes a lunch for one or a starter for two.

quesedilla

Enjoy!