Skinny Carbonara

This is a dish that I make when I am on a diet. It’s one of the few things that I will eat with relish because it’s really tasty and it’s pasta and God knows you feel gloriously lucky if you’re allowed to eat pasta when you’re trying to lose weight. I am not dieting…

Cook

I’ve made a massive mistake. As I sit here, in the sweltering heat in the driveway of my daughter’s Maths tutor, I am trying to think if I have anything I can throw together for dinner tonight. I know I haven’t defrosted anything (forgot) and I can’t remember what we have or don’t have because…

Emergency Pudding 

Sometimes one requires an emergency pudding. We’ve all been there when you just need something sticky and gooey and sugary and there’s NO TIME to make anything.  Or y’know, you’re just feeling really lazy.  That’s where these come in!  Cuppa Bakes (sold in M&S) are brilliant! You mix the pre-prepared ingredients into a mug (with some…

Flora Freedom

I shop mostly with Ocado. I like the service and most importantly they sell loads of gluten free stuff which we need for Coeliac Daughter. Quite often I get a freebie and this week the freebie was a tub of Flora Freedom.  Bonuses of Flora Freedom are:  Dairy Free Vegan and Vegetarian Society approved  100%…

Higher Nature Kids

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts my daughter is a fussy eater. At nearly thirteen she’s past the stage of being able to sneak vegetables into food or sauces and seeing as she’s had some issues resulting from undiagnosed coeliac disease I’ve had to ease off on insisting on getting 5 a day.  But perhaps…

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies

When I posted about getting a KitchenAid mixer several people messaged me to say that I had to name it. You won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve named it “Nigella”. My fandom knows no bounds. These cookies were the first thing I made with my new mixer and they really are the easiest thing ever….

Gluten Free Choc Chip Cookies

I’m always in two minds about whether I should put “Gluten Free” in the title of my gf recipe posts. I find that people who don’t adhere to a gluten free diet avoid them which is silly because I’d never post anything that wasn’t delicious. *This recipe is adapted from Nigella’s ‘Triple Chocolate Cookies’ (Simply…

NutriBix 

If you’re a coeliac (or just on a self-imposed gluten free diet) and you really really miss Weetabix then I have some VERY EXCITING NEWS. NutriBix is just like Weetabix except it’s GLUTEN FREE. There’s nothing more to say, seeing as all the good stuff is written very clearly on the packet, so here’s a…

Honeybuns

Honeybuns was first set up in 1998 by a nice lady called Emma who used to cycle around delivering her own homebaked gluten free creations to nearby cafes and delis. 18 years later, having won a whole host of taste awards, Honeybuns is thriving. All of their baked goods are gluten and wheat free and some are dairy free…

Gluten Free Pancakes

I’ve only just realised it’s Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday)! We eat pancakes all the time here at Kimberly Towers and we usually buy a gluten free packet mix for Coeliac Daughter that produces fluffy buttermilk pancakes. I’ve just checked and of course, we’ve run out. So later, I shall be attempting this recipe that I found…