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Gluten dairy sugar free pancake

Gluten, Sugar & Dairy Free Pancakes For Mardi Gras

For those who do not know (and this included me until I looked into this today ūüôā ) Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras in France and Louisiana, which directly¬†translated means Fat Tuesday, is the first day of lent and the day of gorging before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Now I am not much into gorging and even though I was brought up Catholic nowadays I do not subscribe to any religion, I just believe in love and respect… But I still celebrate pancake day ūüôā even though that here in the UK we don’t have a carnival… As I try to avoid gluten as much as possible ¬†(it upsets my tummy ūüė¶ ) I ¬†wanted to find an alternative¬†and then remembered my Maman using chestnut flour when we were little. I have also used almond milk for the simple¬†reason that I thought the almond and chestnut flavours would marry really well, and you know what… it was delicious. We tried it with avocado¬†for a savoury light lunch¬†and with a squeeze of lemon …

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with Gu√©rande Sea Salt

Gu√©rande salt or Fleur de Sel is the most loved sea salt in France. It comes from the salt marshes¬†of¬†Gu√©rande, a medieval town located in Brittany. Gu√©rande salt is unrefined, harvested by hand and uses a slow method of crystallisation which¬†results in a high mineral content¬†plus¬†countless micro-organisms emanating from the sea and has a¬†low sodium content. To sum it up, Sel de¬†Gu√©rande is¬†totally natural – unrefined, unwashed and contains no additives. This is a simple and quick recipe¬†to introduce anyone to this amazing salt. It will only take a few minutes to prepare and is a great snack. Combine with the humble chickpeas (or¬†garbanzo¬†beans) which are gluten free and therefore free of all the naughty toxins, so whats not to like!!! But hang on there is more… it’s vegan, high-protein and super healthy…. so you will end up¬†with a¬†naturally delicious, low fat snack full of good nutrition, from the earth as well as the sea and perfect for those mid afternoon cravings ūüôā This will make 2-3 servings ‚Äď What you will need: 2 cup …