Vegan GF DF Chocolate & Honeycomb Terrine

Vegan Chocolate terrine So we have dinner regularly with some of our friends, alternating between who hosts and we always make a new pudding.

So I made this amazing chocolate terrine! The best thing about it is that it is simple to make and can be made before hand and all you have to do is to pop it out of the freezer a couple of hours before serving.

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A Reflection of my chronically ill 2014

Another year has gone by, and now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.

I think whether you are suffering from a chronic illness like myself or as fit as a fiddle it is really good to look back and reflect and have some achievable goals for 2015 (Link- Coming Soon).

So I have decided to compile a list of questions to help me review my previous year, if you fancy going through and doing this exercise I would love to hear your responses in comments or feel free to just put pen to paper 🙂

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2015 the time to accept the things you cannot change and the courage to change the things you can.

New years is a great time to sit and reflect both on the year gone by, what you have and haven’t achieved, where you are as a person right now but also helps you to focus various aspects of your life that are in your control.
One of my favourite quotes of all time is:

Give me the Strength to; Accept the things you cannot change, give me the courage to change the things I can & the wisdom to know the difference.

Diana Porter Sibyls

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Gluten Free ( & DF) Lemon Meringue Pie

GF Lemon Meringue PieLemon Meringue Pie is my joint favourite type of pie, tying only with Banoffee Pie (Link). It is a pud that is perfect all year round, it is perfect in the summer but is also perfect in the winter when you want something that is light and refreshing.

Lemon Meringue actually reminds me of my late Nan who passed away earlier this year, as she used to serve one each time we went over for dinner. So when I went GF due to my intolerance (Link) I knew I had to get my recipe for this perfect, and I can safely this as done the trick.

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Step by step guide to making GF/DF Marzipan

GF Marzipan

So I needed to make some marzipan to cover my scrumptious looking Christmas cake (Link), this is so easy to make either to cover a cake or to make yummy little marzipan bites which will make lovely little snack to put in lunch boxes, wrapped up to make a nice pressy or put out in a cute bowl for guests (or yourself). Continue reading

Chans- Bristols Finest GF Chinese Take Out

Who doesn’t love a good take out every now and then, either as a cheeky treat or because quite frankly you cannot be bothered to cook.

These cravings do not however do not disappear when you are Gluten Free, for a while I basically tried my luck, getting glutened just over 50% of the time, a bit like playing Russian roulette to be honest.

That was until I found out about Chans which is based at the end of Henleaze on Wellington Hill and has a fairly large delivery radius. Continue reading

30 Minute Gluten Free (& DF) Meat Balls and Veggie Ragu

Gluten Free MeatballsMy parents were coming over for dinner and I was feeling pretty fatigued, but still i wanted to make something from scratch, that was quick & easy but also wholesome, healthy and most importantly tasty!!!

When cooking for others I like to make stuff that they would have no idea was GF and this really does the trick.

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Redefining what exercise/movement with ME/CFS (NHS TiP Course pt3)

In my previous post : Benefits of Movement for CFS/ME (link), I talked about some of the positive effects that can come out of using movement/exercise to help elevate some of the symptoms of CFS/ME as well as increasing daily functionality.

But equally several of the group had done GET (Graded exercise therapy) in the past with very negative results, whilst most had had some sort of negative experience of over doing it on the exercise front, leading to a sever crash.

So if on the one hand we are being told that exercise is good for us but on the other from both personal experience and from things we have researched and read up on we know it can have some pretty dire consequences, it seems like we are stuck in between a rock and a hard place. Continue reading

Festive Free From (GF) Lunch at Friska

Friska GF Festive Hot BoxA little while back, I wrote a review on my lunch out at Friska (Link).

I don’t go out for lunch that often when I am at work, only when catching up with a friend, but when that is the case Friska is always my top choice. Continue reading