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Cauliflower Cheese without the Cheese (Dairy Free)

Here’s a quick an easy vegetable idea that doesn’t require much preparation and tastes good – Cauliflower Cheese without the Cheese!

First up, steam your cauliflower until slightly undercooked then mash it up. Whilst your cauliflower is cooking make some Healthy Béchamel Sauce using this recipe but substitute the herbs and spices for ones that you want to incorporate in your Cauliflower Cheese. I used some ground nutmeg and rosemary as well as dried garlic.

Once the cauliflower is steamed and the Healthy Béchamel Sauce ready, mix together, season to taste and then cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

I made this whilst I had the oven on for a chicken but I’ll reheat it tonight for my dinner. A healthy meal and a frugal way to make second use of the oven whilst it was already on.


Carrot Cake

This recipe is one of my all-time favourites because it’s so simple to make and tastes delicious!

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake


125g light brown sugar
150ml sunflower oil/olive oil
3 large eggs beaten
130g raisins (without pips)
3 med carrots, grated
200g gluten-free flour
zest of large orange
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder

– Preheat oven to 180
– Put sugar, oil and eggs into a bowl and mix
– Stir in grated carrots, orange zest and raisins
– Sift in dry flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, grated nutmeg
– stir gently to combine.
– Oil base and sides of 2lb loaf or square tin and add mix.

Bake for 45-55 mins.
Once cooked cool for 5 mins then turn out to cool completely.

Recipe posted by Piglet in Portugal