When I was first diagnosed Coeliac I looked at my huge pile of Cookery books and was tempted to throw them all out. Nearly Three years on from that day I know now how to adapt my cooking and use the recipes I always did. That didn’t stop me and my Step Dad (bless him) picking up some extra Solely gluten Free recipe books. These are my top six. Continue reading “6 Fantastic Gluten Free Recipe Books”
I love cookies. They are great to enjoy with a cup of tea, grab on the go or take as a tasty snack in a lunch box. Over the years I have tried and baked many different cookie recipes. These M&M Peanut Butter cookies have got to be up in my top ten. A fab combination of sweet and salty. These are light, chewy cookies perfect for dunking in a glass of milk.
I have had a love hate thing with Brownies. As a Coeliac it is the most common thing you’ll find to eat when your out and about. A sad, hard, small square individually wrapped to avoid contamination. Ultimately the most boring brownie of earth. So I stopped eating them. But I have returned to my love of Brownies with this recipe. These are the ultimate in gooey chocolatey goodness, with the added bonus of Peanut butter. Dive into my Peanut Butter Snickers Brownie.
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You may well already know that I don’t like dried fruit. So why am I sharing a Gluten Free Mince Pies recipe? The reason is this, we decided to make the whole house gluten free I as found I was still suffering with the effects of being glutened regularly. After much debate we put it down to the kids. Although they understand my illness, they don’t always take the right care and it’s those stray crumbs that were doing me in. So our whole house is a Gluten free zone and I feel all the better for it.
Hubby is a massive Mince Pies fan and basically rolls from eating Hot Cross Buns for half the year to Mince Pies the next. So I could not deny him this pleasure. I am really pleased with the pastry texture for these Mince Pies and they got hubbies approval. Continue reading “Gluten Free Mince Pies Recipe”
When I said to my boys I was baking a Yule log. They looked at me with puzzled faces. A log? But they were delighted when it arrived on the table. For me I’ve always loved a Yule Log, as I hate dried fruit and most Christmas baking has it in. This however has never been touched by a raisin. Full on chocolate is called for. From the sponge, to the filling to the gorgeous silky buttercream bark!
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Since my diagnosis of Coeliac disease nearly three years ago. Christmas has always been a bit of a sad time for me, food wise. Gifts of boxes of biscuits and chocolates I can’t eat. The nightmare of buffets and people not knowing what to feed you when you visit. Add into that being a vegetarian and the invitations seem to cease. The main struggle I have found is that there hasn’t been much on the market that suits both being a vegetarian and needing to eat gluten free. Yet good things are on the horizon for this year. So I’ve rounded up my favourites so you can have a great gluten free vegetarian Christmas. Continue reading “How to have a gluten free vegetarian Christmas”
As I’ve said before we celebrate Christmas on Christmas eve night and so we avoid the night before Christmas over excited kids as they’ve had the whole day to run this off. I do know that a lot of my friends have turned to Christmas Eve boxes as a way of calming the kids down and making Christmas eve a special and magical night in itself. So here with the help of this beautiful North Pole Delivery crate from Vintage apple crates. I have compiled 5 great Christmas Eve crate ideas for young and old. Continue reading “5 Christmas Eve crate ideas”
I love to bake. You may already know this from the countless recipes I’ve shared on my blog over the years. But baking in the Autumn and Winter has to be my favourite. I love all the rich scents and flavours that come from fruits, spices and dark sugars. So I thought I’d share one of my favourite fruity and spicy recipes today. These apple and cinnamon muffins are deliciously moreish and are great warm or cold.
Don’t forget you can grab a FREE printable of the recipe and enter a great GIVEAWAY to win some of the equipment I used in the recipe. Continue reading “Apple Cinnamon muffins recipe”
The UK is now more of a coffee than a tea drinker it is said. I however have never veered on to the dark side of hot beverages and am an avid lover of Tea. You may already know this as I’ve written about my love of tea a fair few times over the years. So I think it’s been well established that I am a full time tea drinker.
Inventive advent calendar ideas have exploded across the shops, this year. With everyone trying to get in on the act with quirky, unusual and luxury calendars being all the rage. Long gone are the days when all you got when you opened the door was a picture and a naff cheapo chocolate. Advent calendars are no long just for kids either. Great beauty, food and other amazing treats await both young and old over this festive period. Check out my round up of the top advent calendars for everyone this year. Continue reading “Grown up Advent Calendar round up”