GF Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate & PB Cookies

GF CookiesWarning: These cookies these are not for the faint hearted, they are incredibly moorish and not being modest at all breathtakingly yummy. 

I made these beauties to take into the office for a Movember bake sale, I wanted something that I could eat (and my fellow GF collegues) but that anyone could eat without having a clue it was GF.

This did just that, no one knew they were GF until I told them after they had scoffed them down/ realised I had brought them in.

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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

Review: Sainsbury’s Free From Digestive Biscuits

photo 2(8)I brought these biscuits to make the base of my fabulous gluten free banoffee pie (Link) and they really did do the job well, it was a shame however the reason the base for the pie was so lovely was due to the butter and chocolate that I added to it.

I brought 2 packs and had almost 3/4 of a pack left after the pie, however all but one are still in the cupboard over a week later.

 

photo 1(11)So why  you ask are these biscuits still in the cupboard and not in the depths of my belly? Well they are flavorless, have a odd crumbly texture and resemble nothing of a digestive, they are £1.35 (Link) for about 10 biscuits.

Overall opinion Mr Sainsburys you can do better!  So all in all I give them a 2/10.

They only scored the points that they did because they helped make such a yummy pie.


I have reviews loads more GF products so you don’t have to try out the dud ones feel free to check them out 🙂 (Link)

Gluten Free Scrumptious Lasagne

This is another great recipe to make when having people over for dinner, and like the banoffee pie (Link) I made on the same night this is completely gluten free and my guests had no idea!

I made this mistake of making this after a couple of glasses of wine rather than before so the presentation is not quite my best, the much more sensible approach would have been to make it ahead of time.

Great served with rocket and spinach salad with a balsamic glaze.

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Gluten Free Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie is one of my all time favorites possibly only beaten by lemon meringue pie (Link- Coming soon) depending on my mood.Gluten Free Banoffee Pie

This pie is definitely not for the faint hearted or those calorie counting, but it is so simple and just dam delicious and is a great thing to whip up if you have people coming over for dinner and your guests won’t even know it’s gluten free. Continue reading

Gluten Free – Travel / Restaurant cards

Gluten Free Restaurant Card EnglishI have only been GF for a couple of months, during which I have not been on holiday or travelled abroad (Which I love doing).

The thought of having to explain to someone in a restaurant overseas what I can and cannot eat is a little bit daunting, since it is often hard enough explaining to restaurants here my requirements (often getting very blank looks).

But a luck has it I have stumbled across these super useful cards that you can take on your travels (or even use the English one to uneducated restaurants over here). You can download them in the following 54 languages (Click on language you want to access the card): Continue reading

Review: Nairns Gluten Free Oakcakes (Herb & Seed)

NairnsPre Gluten days I loved loved loved having cheese & biscuits. I thought these days were long behind me.

But these tasty little oatcakes hit the spot. They were very tasty and fairly seedy and complimented my cheddar perfectly, I think they would be great with soft cheese too.

The only downside to them is that they are a little bit cardboardie in texture and I think for that reason a plain version of these could be a bit disappointing (not that I have tried them yet!). Continue reading

Starting down the Gluten free (GF) path

Starting down the Gluten free (GF) path

When my nutritionist told me I had to go gluten free, I genuinely wanted to cry.

I thought that my baking and days of eating out were over, I love all things full of gluten goodness from pizza, pasta, bread as well as cakey things and I felt like it would have to cut out everything I loved out of my diet.

Luckily this was not the case, three things really helped me get on the right path. Continue reading