Recipesby A No Grainer
Ready to put your new nutrition knowledge into practice?
Try some of my simple, nutritious and grain free recipes.
Here you will find easy grain free recipes to help you incorporate lots of nutrient dense foods into your diet. My goal is to help you turn simple, nutritious ingredients into delicious meals and snacks!
- Seared tuna steaks
- Beef goulash
- Smoky chicken stew
- Cumberland pie
- Olive and lemon baked chicken
- Simon’s borscht
- Lamb and fig tagine
- Fragrant beef stuffed peppers
- Bacon wrapped monkfish and smashed potatoes
- Liver meatballs in tomato sauce
- Gourmet kangaroo burgers
- Perfect superfood (liver) balls
- Mouthwatering roast lamb shoulder
- Perfect roast pork with crackling
- Spicy chicken wings
- Bacon wrapped dates
- Beef dripping potatoes
- Patatas bravas
- Brussel sprouts and dates
- Sautéd broccoli and pecans
- Smashed celeriac
- Roast sweet potato and cauliflower hummus
- Pumpkin, carrot and coriander dip
- Beetroot and Parmesan dip
- Balsamic baked mushrooms
- Stuffed peppers with candied walnuts
- Bacon coated kale chips
- Perfect root veg mash
Sick of hearing about this so-called ‘super food’ Kale, but not knowing what to do with it? What if I tempt you with.... bacon!? Kale is deemed a ‘super food’ because it has a rich nutritional profile. And bacon is...bacon. Kale is an excellent source of vitamins B1,...
This warm kale salad was the result of me clearing out the vegetables in the fridge. The kale and pumpkin work well together and the tahini-honey dressing goes perfectly. Serve this as a side at a dinner party or as your lunch + protein.
As we head into Christmas and everyone is relaxing a little bit and wanting to enjoy some nice food, then making better versions of some old favourite treats is the way to go. This banana bread is very easy to throw together and has a delicious sweet flavour from the dates and maple.
Serve it warm with lashings of (preferably organic) butter. But be careful not to go crazy, especially if you’re not used to sweet flavours anymore. Just because something is “paleo” or “sugar-free” doesn’t mean it won’t upset your digestion!
An easy, tasty and great looking vegetable side that will accompany any meal. This takes no time at all and can be swapped for any kind of pumpkin!
These buttery, tasty chicken bites are one of my simple go-to meals and are a winner every time I make them. They are coated in a rich sauce that will go perfectly with any vegetables. For best results use free range, organic chicken.
If you are looking for a creamy and tasty alternative to mashed potato you’ve stumbled upon the right recipe! Using carrots instead of potato reduces the amount of carbohydrate you’re consuming without compromising nutrients or flavour.
This mix of Italian herbs and flavours is delicious. And the best part is it only takes a few minutes to prepare. Stick all the ingredients in some foil and then bake in the oven. Voila! The perfect side dish! 5 minutes prepation 30 minutes cooking 2-4 servings...
What is more nourishing and satiating than tender roast meats? My simple recipe for roast lamb!
My simple recipe to create an impressive roast vegetable salad with goats cheese and an exciting twist of caramelised onions. Everyone will be impressed with this tasty meal that is full of flavour and quality nutrition.
During the holiday period in Australia roast vegetables are one of my go-to dishes to contribute to a dinner party and serve guests in my own home. This means that I always have something on hand to throw into a salad and create a brand new meal or side dish. Create this out of any leftovers or quickly whip it up from scratch.
When I make roast potatoes for other people I am invariably asked “how do these taste so good?” – my secret is beef dripping. Using animal fats in your cooking is an excellent choice for your health and will add amazing flavour to any dish you’re making.
This is a delicious, easy and filling salad. I love it for lunch or as an accompaniment to meat or fish at dinner. 10 minutes prepation 30 minutes cooking 4 servings Ingredients 1/2 pumpkin (any type), chopped into inch cubes 1 sweet potato, chopped into cm cubes 1...
I love to create salads that can be a little more than a side dish. If you add some more substantial ingredients to a basic salad with leaves and some tomatoes, then you open up a whole new world of grain free, healthy eating. More complex salads, when paired with...
It is no secret that proper planning and preparation is the key to eating well. Taking a healthy lunch to work might be a goal that many strive for but struggle to achieve. However, if you're committed then bringing in lunch will save a tonne of money and support good...
Cous cous is a great filler for many meals and goes with a range of dishes. However traditional wheat cous cous contains inflammatory proteins like gluten and mineral inhibiting phytic acid. In place of normal cous cous try my cauliflower and broccoli version. It is...
My maple salted almonds are such a tasty snack! Enjoy as a treat, because it is very hard to stop. 5 minutes prepation 25 minutes cooking 10 servings Ingredients 2 cups raw almonds 2 tbs quality maple syrup Himalayan pink rock salt Method If possible soak the almonds...
This sauted cabbage and apple is the perfect accompaniment to roast pork. Match it with my roast pork shoulder recipe in this post. 10 minutes preparation 30 minutes cooking 4 servings Ingredients 1 tbs lard ½ white onion Half a white cabbage 1 green granny smith...
I absolutely love roast pork because it’s such a versatile meat. We cook a pork joint every other Sunday and it gives us a number of lunches and dinners for the week. As the meat is so fatty it is a good one to take to work cold and heat up with other vegetables that...
This soup is full of colourful vegetables that are rich in a range of minerals and vitamins. Combining them with a good quality fat, such as ghee, coconut oil or butter helps to maximise your body's ability to absorb these important nutrients. The presence of high...
Who said Brussel sprouts weren't a treat!? 5 minutes prepation 20 minutes cooking 2-4 servings Ingredients 3 cups brussel sprouts, stalks removed and quartered 4-6 dates, chopped finely (use more if you prefer a sweeter meal) 1 tbs coconut oil Salt and pepper Method...
Struggling to get some healthy greens into your diet? This is a quick and tasty recipe to help. You can substitute the broccoli for Brussels sprouts or kale and add more or less dates to bring the sweetness up or down. Swap any nuts such as macadamias (pictured) or...
Liver and heart are easily one of the most nutrient dense foods going around. Incorporating these foods into your diet is an excellent way to ensure you get adequate amounts of B vitamins in particular. Consuming these nutrient dense foods from animal sources ensures...
My lovely boyfriend got some grain free inspiration and whipped up this tasty borscht. This is a beetroot based soup served in many Eastern European countries, particularly Poland and Russia. His recipe is a great way to use up leftover vegetable leaves and includes...
My sauteed purple cabbage is a delicious accompaniment to any meat dish. The orange rind gives it a nice bit of tartness which goes perfectly with the sweetess brought by the dates. Put it on the stove and leave it to simmer away while you do something else. Simple! 5...
Who doesn't love a rich, creamy mashed potatoes? This is a recipe that requires virtually no effort, but gives you a nutrient dense and very tasty end product. With sweet potato to add some extra minerals and vitamins and plenty of fat to help you absorb them, this is...
Hummus is a tasty great snack, but it’s not necessarily a health food as is often claimed. Chickpeas are ok in moderation, but they are not really a source of protein, more carbohydrate. Like other grains and legumes chickpeas also contain some indigestible particles...
Burgers with a fancy twist! This gourmet, gluten and grain free version will impress everyone. This combination of vegetables all work really well together and when served with loads of spinach in tasty butter is an incredibly nutrient dense meal. For those in...
I created this recipe as part of my efforts to get me and my partner to eat more liver due to its incredible nutrient density. I believe we could both benefit greatly from increase B vitamins in our diet and liver really is like nature’s on B vitamin complex. I have...
This spicy chicken stew is a sure winter favourite. It has a smoky, rich flavour that when combined with a root vegetable mash is a great comfort food. Prepare a double batch ahead of time and keep in the freezer for a quick meal later on. 20 minutes prepation 60...
This is a yummy nut based alternative to traditional cheesecake. Unlike rich cheese or cream based cakes it is dairy free. The base is made with almond flour so it is gluten and grain free too! We don't use any refined sugar in this one, but it is still important to...
A rich and satisfying alternative to truffles normally made with biscuit. These are so easy to whip up and sure to please people looking for a sweet, but healthy treat. You can easily make this mixture ahead of time and then store in the freezer for up to 3 months...
This cumberland pie is a warming winter food that everyone will enjoy. It’s full of plenty of good stuff: carbs, fat and lots of minerals.
Adding a quick side salad to your meal is a fantastic way to get in extra vegetables. Here’s my choose your very own salad adventure!!
My broccoli and Stilton soup is incredibly rich and creamy. The good quality fats will keep you full and despite the colour, this soup will be popular. Follow my simple recipe here.
Tuna steaks are a great way to get in some high quality omega 3 fats. Whip up a delicious meal with my very easy recipe!
Liver is an exceptional food, full of so many vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Here’s a simple recipe to start incorporating some liver into your diet.
My exquisite version of a delicious favourite. This caramel slice is refined sugar and grain free, but still has an amazing salted caramel flavour. Just don’t go too crazy!
Looking for a simple appetiser at your next party. These are simple and tasty and prove just how easy it is to eat less grains without compromising flavour. Salty salmon and creamy cheese are winning perfects in this dish.
Two easy recipes to create your own tasty homemade dips. Full of flavour, but without any of the nasties.
Stuffing vegetables makes them so much more exciting and can turn a single vegetable into an entire meal! Follow my simple recipe for fragrant beef stuffed peppers that everyone will enjoy here.
A new addition to my collection of simple, tasty dips. This pumpkin, carrot and coriander dip is amazing - I could literally eat it by the spoonful. The coriander and lime make this a refreshing, tangy treat that you can enjoy as a dip or even on its own. Yum! As...
I never go for tapas without ordering patatas bravas! Here's an easy way to make a homemade version of this filling, grain free side - a great way to get in extra carbs if you need them. This isn't to be confused with the Catalan version, if you're looking for that...
These baked mushrooms are a quick and easy side that go well with most mains or make an interesting appetiser. The best thing, apart from the amazing balsamic and mushroom flavour combination, is that you can whip them up in no time at all! After 15 minutes in the...
An amazing dinner party quality dish that will impress even the most amazing cooks. Bacon wrapped monkfish will be a winner all around. The bacon and monkfish is a rich and pleasantly salty combination. Paired with beef dripping potatoes and balanced by the tartness of the tomatoes and spinach, this is a delicious grain free meal that is rich in healthy fats and high quality nutrients.
Black pudding is back on the menu, it's even being touted as a 'superfood!' Black pudding is so flavoursome and an extremely rich source of magneisum, potassium, iron and many more essential nutritions. Here's an easy way to incorporate some black pudding in a recipe...
This Moroccan lamb and fig tagine is rich, flavoursome and full of African spices. The figs add a juicy sweetness and bring balance to the dish. It is loaded with vegetables and plenty of nutrient dense red meat making it a complete meal that everyone will love.
These grain free banana caramel bites are refined sugar free and make delicious guilt free biscuit. Free of the nasties in many other baked goods and best of all you can have them in the freezer within 15 minutes!
These are easily one of the tastiest, most simple grain-free party snacks to whip up. The saltiness of the bacon combined with the sweetness of the dates creates a melt in your mouth flavour and the richness leaves you feeling satisfied after a couple. Enjoy as an appetiser or as finger food at a party.
Making a nutritious, grain free breakfast needn’t take you long in the morning. You can whip up this tasty meal in less than ten minutes. Letting the vegetables soften under the pan lid means you can go and do your other morning tasks while it is cooking. Then voila, you have a nutrient dense breakfast full of high quality fats to sustain you all morning. This will be popular with everyone and ensure no crazy blood sugar changes until lunch time.
This is definitely one of my favourite dip combinations. The beetroot, Parmesan and cashew flavours work perfectly together to create a tasty dip that you can enjoy with vegetable sticks or other gluten/grain free snacks. Easy to whip up and without any of the nasty preservatives that are in supermarket bought dips.
These goats cheese stuffed peppers are a rich and filling appetiser that will impress your guests. The candied maple walnuts add the perfect amount of sweetness to balance the tartness of the goats cheese. Enjoy as a healthy snack that the family will love or as great party finger food that people will rave about.