My love of all things wheat probably vouches for my sensitivity to gluten. Thus, one of the main challenges in eating well for me lies in cutting out processed flour products. A while ago, I actually did a detox/reset and cut out all gluten (and all processed foods and sugar) from my diet for about 2 weeks. The day I reintroduced gluten, I remember only too well..
A few weeks ago, I wrote that my good intention for this year is to make more of my food and snacks at home rather than buying premade. And I have been sticking to this. Obviously I love chocolate just as much as the next girl, so I decided to make my own bark for after dinner treats.
Tacos are a fantasic way to eat fresh, healthy and colourful variety of foods with an added crunch. As everyone can make them in the way they like them best, these are an absolute favourite in our house.
As part of my reset for 2017, I have decided to buy less premade foods and make more of my snacks and meals at home. It is easier to control the ingredients, reduce wastage in terms of packaging and frankly, it tastes much better.
These crunchies are my husband’s favourite. They are a traditional South African type of biscuit. They are nice and thick and crunchy on the outside, whilst chewy on the inside. And absolutely delicious as a treat with a cup of tea or coffee.
Frankly, I find Japanese food amazing. And no, I am not only talking about sushi. I love Japanese noodle bowls, and the snacks and sweets out of Japan. And now, added to that list: Japanese style curries. My husband gifted me a Japanese traditional cookbook, which I mouthwatheringly studied for many a night.
If you are stuck for dinner or lunch (or breakfast), this is an easy and nutritious alternative. You can even make it the night before and take it as an office or on-the-go lunch.