Gluten Free Santa Sugar Cookies

GF Christmas CookiesThese cookies are so simple to make and make the perfect little christmas treat. Why not impress Santa this Christmas by leaving him one of these out instead of a mince pie. Continue reading

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Super Quick Nutritious Smoothie

photo(2)This is a delicious smoothie slightly lower in fat and calories than my previous post on smoothie (Link).

Completely Gluten and Dairy Free.

They are great for people will CFS/ME as they are simple to make and easy to eat (well drink), it can also be put in a travel up and drank on the move.

I pretty much have one of these every breakfast and gives you 73% of  your recommended daily Vitamin C intake, 39% Fiber, 10% Protein and only 190 cals, for full nutritional info Click Here. Continue reading

The Benefits of Corn- Invisible Illness Awareness Day 2

For those who don’t know this week is invisible illness awareness week (8-14th September) and to raise awareness I am going to post a blog a day whether that be in my new personal updates section or even a recipe.

I started off the week by answering invisible awareness week’s “30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know” (Link) but today I am going to do a bit of a u turn and talk about a great snack which is naturally GF but also something hassle free and nutritious , so that people suffering from an invisible illness hopefully would have no problem making.

This amazing snack simple nutritious is … Corn. Yes I know it might not be what you expected me to say. But on a day like today, where I have been to work for a couple of hours got home mid afternoon it is absolutely perfect. Continue reading

Incredibly Delicious Peanut Butter Fudge

FudgeLike most offices we defiantly have a bake/cake policy when it’s your birthday or for basically any other reason. So when my friends last day coincided with me passing my final chartered accounting exam, it was defiantly time to make something a little special.

My friend absolutely loves peanut butter, so I put my thinking hat on and remembered this absolutely amazing PB fudge the other week. So t I decided it would make a great leaving pressy for a friend but also be something a lil different for ‘Fat Friday’ at the office. Only problem is I have never made fudge before in my life nor did I have a clue how to do it. But how hard could it be right?

Well I suddenly realised most recipes are a bit fiddly and required a sugar thermometer and careful timings, well I have to be honest that isn’t what I called fun. But I found a great fudge making technique online which doesn’t require a thermometer or careful timings YAY!!!

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Gluten Free Toffee Popcorn (and salty variety)

Toffee PopcornI had a few friends coming over for a few drinks and a jolly good catch up at the weekend, and I wanted there to be some snack nibbly bits, and was wondering what a nice and easy GF option would be.

So pop corn was most certainly the answer, naturally gluten free, super quick and easy to make a variety of flavours- this time I made a nice buttery salty savoury and a sweet and sticky toffee.

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The resurrection of breakfast

It had always bBreakfast Smoothieeen drilled into me that “Breakfast was the most important meal of the day” but I had always ignored it in favour for that one last snooze or two in bed, and quite frankly I’m never that hungry in the morning.

After my diagnosis with CFS, I went to a nutritionist who helped me figure out the best foods to eat to try to relieve some of my fatigue, it was during this process I found out I had a gluten intolerance.

I worked with my nutritionist to come up with something that worked for me, as breakfast became even more important with my diagnosis. Continue reading