Lemon & Courgette Loaf

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I love having a slice of loaf with my afternoon cup of tea and this one is delicious. Its light, fluffy and moist while being gluten, lactose and refined sugar free. I have used Ceres Organics Brown Rice Malt Syrup to sweeten it.

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What you need:

3/4 cup lactose free yoghurt

2 tbsp lemon zest

3 tbsp lemon juice

1/3 cup rice malt syrup

1/4 cup oil (I used rice bran oil)

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1 cup grated courgette (zucchini)

1 1/2 cups gluten free flour (Find my homemade gluten free blend here)

1 tsp baking soda

Pinch of salt

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180, grease loaf tin

  2. In a large bowl combine yoghurt, lemon juice and zest, rice malt syrup, vanilla extract and egg

  3. Squeeze excess water out of courgette and add to bowl

  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix together well

  5. Pour into loaf tin and place in the oven to cook for 40-45 minutes or until cooked through (a skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean when its cooked)

  6. Let the loaf sit and cool before slicing

Like this post? Why not check out my banana bread recipe here

This recipe was inspired by Julia & Libby’s Lemon and Zucchini Loaf


Gluten Free Flour Blend

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This is my go to gluten free flour blend that I keep mixed in my pantry ready for all my baking needs.

Makes 4 cups

What you need:

Mix together the below ingredients (I use a whisk to mix everything together well) and store in an airtight jar in the pantry.

  1. 1 1/2 c white rice flour

  2. 3/4 c brown rice flour

  3. 3/4 c tapioca flour

  4. 3/4 c corn starch

  5. 3 tbsp potato starch

  6. 1 tbsp guar gum

Simple Low FODMAP Falafels

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These falafels are perfect to make at the beginning of the week and add to salad bowls during the week for lunch. In this recipe we use canned lentils so keep them low FODMAP. 1/2 can on canned lentils is considered low FODMAP per the Monash University Low FODMAP guidelines.

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What you need:

2 tins of canned lentils*, drained and rinsed

1 cup parsley

1/3 cup spring onion (green part only)

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil

1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)

1 tsp ground cumin

5 tbsp gluten free flour (find my blend here)

2 tsp of chia seeds

*1/2 cup of canned lentils is FODMAP friendly guidance from Monash University low FODMAP app

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180Β°C

  2. Combine all ingredients except for flour and chia seeds in a food processor and pulse until well combined

  3. Stir in gluten free flour and chia seeds flour. Leave it set for 5 minutes

  4. Form into small patties and place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 15-18 minutes until cooked

  5. Remove from oven and use in salads and buddha bowls. Refrigerate for a few days or freeze

Like this recipe? Why not try my Potato and Chickpea Curry - find the recipe hereο»Ώ



Pasta Salad for two

Low fodmap Gluten free pasta salad with olives and tomatoes

What you need:

160g of gluten free pasta (I used Ceres Organic Quinoa Rice Fusilli)

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved

1/4 cup goats feta, crumbled

2 tbsp Cobram Estate Herb Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 handfuls of rocket

Salt and pepper

What to do:

  1. Add 3 cups of water to a pot and bring to boil. Add a pinch of salt and pasta. Stir gently and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the pasta is soft. Remove from heat and drain water

  2. In a large bowl add pasta, tomatoes, olives, feta, olive oil, rocket and season with salt and pepper. Toss everything together until well combined.

  3. Enjoy hot or cold

Low FODMAP gluten free pasta salad with olives and tomatoes

Like this recipe? Why not try my Kale Pesto Pasta - find the recipe here