Gluten- Free Orange Spiced Mini Cake
Welcome to Tizi Bar where we will be delving into healthy eating while sharing pretty awesome recipes! According to Havard Health, gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley (the big three). It acts as the glue that holds these foods together and it's common in foods such as bread, pasta, pizza and cereal; however, it doesn't provide any essential nutrients. Most people who opt for gluten free is because they have celiac disease or are 'gluten sensitive', while others simply believe its a healthier option.
In case you are not aware, someone who has celiac disease cannot take gluten because it triggers an immune response that damages the lining of the small intestine. This can interfere with the absorption of nutrients from food, cause a host of symptoms, and lead to other problems like osteoporosis, infertility, nerve damage, and seizures. Yes... It can be that bad. However, if you are gluten sensitive, you will have symptoms (including bloating, diarrhoea or crampy abdominal pain) whenever you eat foods that contain gluten. So we are here to show you an example of a gluten free snack and more will come in the future.
Sharon Gatonye is a professional chef and food stylist who is enthusiastic about showcasing the beauty of food. We are so excited to have her as a food contributor on Tizi Bar. With her passion for gourmet, organic food and styling, you are guaranteed to be in safe hands! So are we!
She showed us how to make 'Gluten- Free Orange Spiced Mini Cakes' and we were in disbelief at the flavors that floated in our mouths almost distracting us during the photo-shoot.
What You'll Need
What You'll Need For The Food Syrup
(To make the syrup) Bring all the ingredients to the boil and reduce until syrupy. Spoon over the cooled cake .
Yours in Wellness,
Photography Credits: Brian Koome
Food Contributor: Sharon Gatonye
Celiac Disease Foundation
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