Lemon Almond Cake

There are many versions of this cake with orange so lemon make a nice change.   The recipe is easy to make and yields a fresh, moist cake with a lovely lemon flavour.  Yummy, tell me more Diva..It is very important that you use unwaxed lemons as you use all of the lemon, including the skin.   I use erythritol from my health food shop as a subsitute to sugar.  You can substitute this with another sugar substitute if you wish.  This is such an easy cake to make but looks and tastes as if you have taken great care.   Fool visitors with this one!

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Cheese, Chive and Onion Muffin (Coconut Flour)

A savoury muffin makes a nice change to a sweet one and this also makes a great side dish to soup instead of a bread roll.  If you don’t eat breakfast until you get to work,  you can bake a batch and keep them in the freezer.  Take one out before you go to work and by the time you get there, it should be ready to eat (or you can zap it in the microwave for a hot treat).  You are then set for the day!

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Pumpkin Pancakes (Coconut Flour)

This pancake recipe is very high in protein and low in carbs, meaning that it won’t raise your blood sugar levels (unless topping it with maple syrup or honey), and it will keep you going strong throughout the morning.  They are gorgeously sweet and the spices used enhance the taste of pumpkin.   The pumpkin puree can be made ahead or over night.  Boil 100g pumpkin with a bit of water and blend into a puree. Voila! Yummy, tell me more Diva.. Or cheat, and use the canned pumpkin puree…but used unsweetened!  The pancakes are very fragile to handle so I would advise to cook them in small amounts otherwise they will break when you flip them.  Make “mini” pancakes and they should keep their shape better.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Coconut Flour)

One of my favourite gluten free flours is coconut flour which is easily purchased in Barbados.  Although you need a microwave for this I have not yet tried to see if it can be baked.  Since coconut flour is high in fibre, this will be very filling as well as tasty.  You could add other ingredients to the cheese too, some ham or tomatoes.  Yummy!

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Cheese Biscuits (Almond Flour)

Mouth melting yumminess…

These delightful treats from http://divaliciousrecipesinthecity.com/   are very similiar to cheese straws with their melt in your mouth texture.  The mixture can keep in the refrigerator for a few days so you can have a backup plan for when you have an urge for a cheesy snack.  Especially since they do not take long to cook!  The cayenne can be optional but I like it for the slight kick it gives combined with the cheese. Yummy, tell me more Diva...

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Jenn Health and Beauty


The main branch in Bridgetown  is a grocery  store, bookstore and café in one.  It’s tucked away on the 2nd floor of the Lantern Mall in Hastings (across from KFC). This is a health food shop that also has a snack bar serving Vegan and Gluten Free cakes in the cafe.   The store stocks a great range of gluten free flours and products as well as natural beauty supplies.   It also has a small bookstore within it.   There is also one in the Lanterns shopping mall in Hastings, Christchurch but they only sell the shakes and cakes, not hot food.

Check their Facebook page for their daily menu for their Bridgetown branch.  The reviews on Trip Advisor are great too!

Contact Info

Tel: (246) 426 1276


Holders Farmers Market

Holders Farmer Market is an organic market set in the grounds of the historic Holders House grounds every Sunday from 9am to 2pm.  It has lots of amazing stalls that sell 100% local produce and have a few gluten free stalls.  There is a wide variety of items such as arts and crafts, sculptures, paintings, soaps, plants, home made jellies and jams, flavoured oils and local produce.  The gluten free items available are cornbread, cakes and pastries.


There is a shuttle bus available for the West coast which can be requested via email or phone .  There is a slight charge for this which will depend upon the distance to and fro the market.

Opening Hours
Sunday    9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contact Info

Tel: (246) 844-1729

Email:    Contact directly on-line via their website.

Website:  www.holdersfarmersmarket.com 

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Holders-House-Farmers-Market

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