Quick Last Minute Tuna Spread

So we have been on Holiday and who else knows this feeling: Coming home late at the evening and checking the fridge – empty. You don’t really want to cook up anything out of the freezer and take out is too expensive after spending a lot of money on holiday.

Luckily we found some bread in the freezer, tuna and onions in the pantry and mayonnaise in the fridge!
 
That is literally all you need for this: Tuna, Onion, Mayonnaise and maybe some Sweet Corn if you have.

 

You mix it all up in a bowl and tada – you have your own Tuna Spread!!!

Fancy a Shepherd’s Pie? Look at this yummy recipe!

Enough sweet things for now, let’s get started on something savory!!!

Gather your ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh Garlic (depending on how much you like!)
  • 2-3 Carrots, chopped
  • 500 g pack beef mince
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Cubes Beef Stock with 300 ml water
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Spices like Rosemary and Oregano (half a teaspoon each, aldepending on what you like)
  • 900g Potato, cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp Oat Milk
Just look at how yummy it’s going to be:

 

So now put the work in and enjoy your meal!
 
1. Heat up a pan with a little bit of Olive Oil and put the onions & garlic in the hot pan until they are softened (about 3 to 5 minutes) and put on your Kettle on.
2. Put the softened onion and garlic in a big pot and use the pan to fry up the minced beef.
3. Whilst the beef is frying , you can already add the chopped carrots, chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock and bay leaves to the pot with the onions.
4. Once the beef is finished add it to the big pot and get everything to boil.
5. After that put your stove on low-medium heat and let it sizzle for 45 minutes.
 
Whilst we are waiting for the meat sauce to be done, let’s do the mashed potatoes:
 
6. Cook the potato chunks until they are done, but not too soft and drain off the water.
7. Add 3 tbsp of Oat Milk and 1 tbsp of vegetable margarine spread.
8. Mash it all together to get a slightly creamy consistency.

9. TIP (from my mum): Add a little bit of salt and NUTMEG to the mashed potatoes for really good taste!
10. Once the meaty bit has been simmiring long enogh you can put it in your favorite pie form and spread the finished mashed potatoes over it. You can even put on some sort of design on the mashed potatoes with a fork.
11. Put the pie in the pre-heated 160C Fan oven for about 15 minutes or until you get a nice golden colour on your mashed potatoes.
 
Thats’s it, you’re finally all done! Enjoy your meal!!!

Feel Good Summer Treat

Yummy Ice Treats without added sugar or added flavour is hard to find for you? Well why not make it yourself?
I tried myself on a Mango Ice Pop today and look how well it turned out:

 

All you need for this very simple Summer Treat is
1 Mango
1 Banana
125 ml Oat Milk (or Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, etc) and
125 g Ice (Or cold water).
First you peel the Mango and Banana, then you throw all ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth and then fill in your Ice Pop Form or in a little box.
Now you just need to let it stay in the Freezer for about 12 hours and voilà you have a tasty and healthy summer treat.
P.S: Why not share this awesome recipe with your friends, there is a Share Button on the bottom left corner of this post.

Super Easy and Quick Chocolate Banana Muffins right here!

Enough facts for now! I can bore you with facts later on again.

Today I want to give you a super easy and quick recipe for Chocolate Banana Muffins, prepared in a Blender!
 
Here is what you need for 12 muffins:
  • 3 large, ripe bananas
  • 4 large eggs
  • 165g almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 85g honey
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 50g dairy free chocolate chips
Instead of the dairy free chocolate chips, you can of course break you favorite dairy free chocolate into little pieces and use that.
 
Once you gathered all the ingredients you should preheat your oven to 200°C and line your muffin tin with paper liners.
Then blend the bananas, eggs, almond butter, honey, baking powder and vanilla extract in your blender until smooth. After that you can divide that among your muffin cups and sprinkle them with your chocolate.
Your muffins are ready after they baked in the oven for about 16 – 18 minutes they should then be puffed and lightly browned.

There is a difference between lactose intolerance and dairy allergy?

Milk is good for health and bone strength, but it is also one of the most common food allergies.
So what actually is the difference between being allergic to dairy and having a dairy/lactose intolerance?
First of all dairy allergy and lactose intolerance are NOT related!
Say what now? Yes you’ve been reading correctly. They are absolutely not related.
Let’s talk about lactose intolerance first.
If you are lactose intolerant your digestive system can’t digest the Lactose (which is basically the milk sugar). This is because you have a lack of the enzyme called “Lactase”. Sounds very similar, I know but it’s not the same. Basically because of the lack of this enzyme you can get symptoms like abdominal gas, diarrhea or abdominal cramps.
It’s gross I know, but it needs to be mentioned.
Now let’s see why a dairy allergy is so different.
If you have a dairy allergy your immune system thinks that milk and other dairy products are dangerous invaders! Shocking right?
Just because your immune system doesn’t know the difference between dangerous invaders and dairy you might suffer from hives, an upset stomach, vomiting and even an anaphylactic shock (which can be life threatening), if you consume something containing dairy.
As someone who loves dairy and everything related to it, this is just sad. One more reason to give you all those good recipes to enjoy your life without dairy (even if it is still sad).

The first post of the rest of my life

Well here we are … finally ready with my blog.
Everyone is saying the first post needs to be this massive thing, that goes viral immediately, but to be honest with you, I think it should give you some information about the what, who and why of this blog.
Let’s start with the “what”. On this blog you are going to find healthy (and sometimes not so healthy) recipes without any dairy in them.
In addition to the of course super tasty recipes you will also find some nutritional facts about the Vitamins and Minerals that Dairy contains and how you get them in your body without the actual Dairy.
Next in line we have the “who”. Well in this case, the who would be me, Jess. I grew up in Germany, finished school and my apprenticeship there and then moved to England, which should have been only for a year, but here we are two and a half years later and still in England!
My mum is lactose intolerant, so that was the first time I realized that not everyone can enjoy the taste of food with dairy. Now I live together with my partner who has a real allergy against dairy, so when I cook or bake I need to find tasty workarounds.
Last but not least, we have the “why”.
Some of you might be wondering, that it all sounds nice, but why would she create a blog about this? I have an easy answer for you: I want to make the life of people who can’t enjoy dairy a lot easier with providing them with all the information I gathered over time.
But this is enough for today, let’s get this party started!!!