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Wheat-free recipes from Curly Kel’s kitchen

Firstly, let me introduce my new guest blogger Curly Kel. Kel is a fellow yoga teacher who lives on the Isle of Man. This lady is very talented when it comes to making healthy food taste amazing! My husband and I were lucky enough to go and stay with Kel, her husband Si and their very own yoga doggy Bonnie for the Isle of Man TT event. Kel kept our bellies full with super healthy grub, and I was so pleased when she said that she would be happy to contribute some recipes for the Yogahound blog. Expect to see some more amazing recipes from Kel in the future, they are just to good not to share with people.

Kel teaches yoga every Friday at 7 am at The Gym, Ramsey, Parliamant Street, Ramsey, Isle of Man. Visit the gym website for more information here.

Curly Kel’s Wheat Free recipes:

Yogi Kel’s Kitchen was very busy this past weekend. Having been away for a week, there was nothing in my cupboards or fridge. Being a wheat free person, I like to make healthy and hearty food for me and my husband. We don’t really eat bread but spelt is great because it doesn’t bloat you. I made a lovely loaf which we had with homemade curried parsnip and apple soup tucked up nice and cosy in our beloved VW Camper Van watching the waves crash onto the shore! This was followed by green tea and a spelt honey (but I used sweet freedom/agave) & cinnamon cookie. Delish. Then for tea (dinner for you those of you elsewhere in the World) we had a butternut squash risotto from Carol Vorderman’s Detox Recipes book …it makes plenty so enough for our lunch today. In the meantime, go ahead and try these spelt and wheat-free recipes to give your belly a break from that wheat induced bloating.

Honey & Cinnamon Spelt Cookies

  • 190/170 fan
  • 200 g wholegrain spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 100 g sweet freedom/honey/Agave
  • 100 g sunflower oil

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Form the dough and place teaspoon sized balls of the mix on oiled baking trays. Prick with a fork and bake  for 10 /12 minutes. Cool on a drying rack.

Stick them in your lunchbox!

Marzipan Balls

This is a healthy treat when you fancy something sweet!

Makes 20 small balls

  • 80g almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Manuka Honey
  • 1-2 tsp water
  • Ground cinnamon

Ground almonds finely and knead with the honey and water to a smooth mass, Form small balls and roll them in the cinnamon. Yum!

Wheat free HealthyBread

  • 500 g  whole grain spelt flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil/veg oil
  • 7g sachet east bake yeast
  • 300 ml water (1 part boling, 2 parts cold)

Add 125 g dates and 1 tbsp sunflower seeds for super healthy loaf.

Mix ingredients together and bake at 200 C for 20 to 25 mins unitil golden brown.

Kel’s homemade granola recipe:

  •  8 oz oats (the magic ingredient)!
  • 2 oz flaked almonds
  • 2 oz pumpkin seeds
  • 2 oz hazelnuts
  • 2 oz sunflower seeds
  • Desiccated coconut – handful or so

(I don’t measure the above…just chuck it all in)

Put the above in a non stick baking tray or roasting tin

In a separate bowl:

  •  3 fl oz water (I use bit more…play around with it)
  • 2 tbsp oil (I use rapeseed or coconut)
  • 2 tbsp Honey (I use agave)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice

Mix well and add to oat mixture. Bake for about 20 to 30 mins on 180 but keep checking and turning, as hazelnuts can catch easy and burn.

Then add apricots. pistachio, cranberries, date…anything really to the mix when it comes out of the oven

Eh Voila…store in airtight container and enjoy as a snack or soak overnight in milk/water and enjoy it warm for brekkie!

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and lastly, here are some pics of Kel’s yoga dog Bonnie, she is a true yoga dog who also loves to squeeze on to the yoga mat whilst yoga is being done.

Have a great Wednesday,

Kel, Bonnie, Hanri & Banjo

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