Recipes

by 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!

Carrot and parsnip soup

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...

Brussel sprouts and dates

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...

Sautéed Broccoli and pecans

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...

Perfect superfood (offal) balls

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...

Simon’s borscht

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...

Delicious sautéed purple cabbage

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...

Baked Mediterranean vegetable mix

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...

The perfect root vegetable mash

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...

Roast sweet potato and cauliflower hummus

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...

Gourmet kangaroo burgers

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...

Liver meatballs in tomato sauce

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...

Spicy chicken stew

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...

Raw banana cake

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...

Bacon coated kale chips

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,...

Date and almond truffles

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...

Cumberland pie

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.

Simple side salads

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!!

Broccoli and Stilton soup

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.

Roast pumpkin and goat cheese salad

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...

Seared tuna steaks

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 pate

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.

Raw salted caramel slice

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!

Grain free salmon blinis

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.

Fragrant beef stuffed peppers

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.

Pumpkin, carrot and coriander dip

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...

Lemon baked chicken with olives

This lemon baked chicken is a really easy one tray dish. The lemon and olives give the chicken give this dish a sharp, tangy flavour and the chicken fat combined with white wine and stock creates a nice gravy.
We can get rid of the idea that lean chicken breast is the healthiest choice of meat. It’s so boring! Thighs and wings are fattier and far more nutrient dense cuts.

Patatas bravas

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...

Baked mushrooms

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...

Baked fig and walnut salad

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...

Bacon wrapped Monkfish with smashed potatoes

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.

Sides: Black pudding stacks

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...

Lamb and fig tagine

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.

Grain free banana caramel bites

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!

Bacon wrapped dates

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.

Beef dripping potatoes

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.

Green power scramble

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.

Roast vegetable, caramelised onion and goats cheese salad

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.

Beetroot Parmesan and cashew dip

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.

Stuffed peppers with caramelised walnuts

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.

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