A variation on my Nana’s lentil soup

My Scottish grandmother, known as Nana to us all, used to make a lentil soup that we all loved. On weekends when I was home from school (boarding, I used to spend time at her home when I couldn’t go to where my parents were) it was my favorite thing to arrive at her house, to the […]

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Vegetarian, gluten and dairy free shepherds pie.

So recently, we had friends over for lunch. One of them is vegetarian, but I only remembered this fact at the last moment, as I was planning the meal, having done the grocery shop. A bit of a fail on my part, as I had planned to make shepherds pie.  But, because I am resourceful, […]

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Wheat Belly Book set – Review & Giveaway

So with a husband who struggles with gluten intolerance, I am always reading and researching on what he can eat and what is safe for him to eat, and what will work for him, and for us as a family. I came across the Wheat Belly book by Dr William Davies when I was looking […]

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Slow cooked whole “roast” chicken!

I love roast chicken, it’s one of my favourite ways to eat chicken, and my family all enjoy it. But I’m lazy, and hate washing roasting pans, and cleaning the oven after a roast has been cooked. My answer is to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker. You get tender, juicy chicken, but […]

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Creative Kids – Easy peasy macaroons…

Welcome to Creative Kids. Mum is rubbish at crafts, but she likes to find other ways to encourage creativity, using imagination and having fun making things… No glitter allowed! 😉 I love helping with the school cooking class at my children’s school. Once a week, a group of parents help the younger classes do some […]

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Free From Baking Gets the Artisan Touch

Free From Baking Gets the Artisan Touch Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons launches an exclusive range of artisan loaves   With 30% of Brits now choosing to eat gluten and wheat free foods on a regular basis – whether due to dietary sensitivity or because they are simply aiming to adopt a healthier lifestyle – there […]

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Gluten free bread is a touchy subject…

*We were sent some products to review. All opinions are our own* When you are eating a gluten free diet, for health reasons, due to allergies or intolerance, bread and what you can and cannot eat, and what substitutes are available, is a touchy subject…It’s hard to find good substitutes and replacements for bread and […]

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Yummy Gluten free cereal bars from Geo Bar

If you read our  blog, regularly, or follow us on social media, you will know that I am always looking for good gluten free substitutes because we have family members who cannot tolerate gluten in their diet. I also find that I feel better if I don’t eat a lot of gluten based products, so […]

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