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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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

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 Junk Food Craving

Gluten Free Pizza and chips  I’m tired, it has been just one of those days, everyone gets them. All I want is to stuff my face with junk food and defiantly cannot be bothered to cook. Then my mind jumps straight for … dun dun dun! Pizza and chips! Once it is in my mind, it is no longer a want but a need, now I have a one track mind. I am already on my way to Tesco, I pull up in the car park, and it dawns on me; I have probably picked the worst meal ever for someone who is GF.
I huffed and puffed myself into Tesco, trying to rack my mind for something else I wanted, but I couldn’t get my mind off of pizza and chips. So I just figured I would have to start from scratch, not exactly my quick and junk food but being GF often just have to accept that compromises must be made.
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Review: Sainsbury’s Free From White Rolls

image (3)Bread I think is one of the worst gluten free products out there and so expensive, for such an inadequate product.

Usually miniature and full of holes, so you can barely make a sandwich let alone have a hope in hell for using for a decent bacon sarnie or at a BBQ.

These Sainsbury’s own brand GF white rolls, have defiantly been the best out of a bad bunch. Continue reading

Review: Mrs Crimble’s Cheese Crackers (Sundried Tomato & Pesto)

Mrs Crimbles GF CrackersI am on a bit of a cheese and biscuit spree at the moment. First with my review of Nairns Gluten Free Oakcakes (Herb & Seed)(link) and now with Mrs Crimble’s Cheese Crackers  the Sun-dried Tomato & Pesto variety.  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

Review: Pulsin Pea Protein (Powder)

Pea ProteinI have never really used protein powder before, in my mind it was for total gym nuts for the purpose of bulking up. However this stuff  is really quite brilliant its not full of sweeteners or artificial flavourings, is organic, vegan & gluten free. 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