This dairy and gluten-free festive recipe is delicious, good for you and even better…so forgiving to make.
The mince filling is the best I have ever come across and I highly recommend it. However, don’t feel you have to have the exact same ingredients for the mince mixture – use up what you’ve got. For example, if you only have sultanas just use that and up the quantity, so you have the right amount of dried fruit. If you don’t have ginger or fresh apricot don’t worry about it just omit them. The festive season can be complicated enough…at least the baking should be kept simple!
A small note about dried fruit Where possible, always opt for organic dried fruit which is free from preservatives, particularly sulphur dioxide. This additive, which is designed to extend shelf life and improve the colour of its food, can play havoc on sensitive tummies and young children. It is often listed on a label ingredient as 220/E220. This preservative is commonly known to cause symptoms such as asthma, bronchitis, diarrhoea and allergic reactions, skin issues – just to name a few.
Laini is a mum of 5 and creator of STACKD Wholefood Blends, The Wholefood Collective + The No Fuss Nourished Method. She's coached tens of thousands of people on how to feel amazing using nutrition. She has a particular love for helping parents learn how to nourish their children and themselves without losing their marbles. Unconventional smoothies are Laini's obsession, and she's even developed a range of organic wholefood booster blends that target particular health goals and deliver maximum goodness in one complete and balanced meal. When she's not with her own family or coaching other families, you'll probably find her at the beach soaking up the sun and getting some much needed solitude.
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