Toad in the hole (gluten free/cows milk free)

Toad in the hole is an  English dish, consisting of Yorkshire pudding batter, with sausages nestled inside, served with gravy and veg, it’s a warm, comforting, and delicious meal. We use a gluten free, cows milk free recipe for our toad in the hole, based on my very easy Yorkshire pudding recipe. The trick to […]

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Ilumi ready made meals – a review

When we were asked to review some ready made meals, by Ilumi, we jumped at the chance. As I have written about, before, we have struggled with finding pre packaged food, for when we need something quick and convenient, that is gluten free and also dairy free, and that my husband, and son can eat. […]

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A cheat’s gluten free pasta…

There are lots of gluten free pasta recipes out there, some easy, some a bit more complicated. This one is made entirely of courgette, and is based on some ideas I have seen around, on using vegetables as a starch replacement. It took me a while to become convinced that you could make “pasta” by […]

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Slow cooked Gluten free Meatballs & Gnocchi

A slow cooked gluten free meatball recipe, with gnocchi, a change from pasta. This recipe is an easy, and very tasty one, and because it is gluten free, is one you can serve to someone with gluten intolerance or allergies. You will need  olive oil for browning the meatballs and coating the gnocchi 1 medium […]

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Gluten free, dairy free Victoria sponge cake.

If you are looking for a gluten free, dairy free sponge cake recipe, this is perfect. I must confess, I have never made any kind of Victoria sponge cake. For some reason, I have always felt it wouldn’t work. But when I spotted this recipe over at Cafe Creme’s Facebook page, she made it seem […]

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Gluten free basics – gluten free bread

Over the past 13 years, I have learned and adapted to living with someone with gluten intolerance. LSH is intolerant to both gluten and cows milk products, and it has taken me a lot of time, and effort to fine what works for him and us as a family. One thing about gluten intolerance, is […]

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I do drink something other than coffee…

When Big Girl was recently admitted to hospital for a few days, post her adenoidtonsillectomy, I made a new discovery. A tea drink, that I actually like. I am not a fan of herbal teas, or green or white teas, to be honest. I find them very tart or bitter, and the only way I […]

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Easy chocolate mousse recipe

This is an incredibly easy, divine chocolate mousse, that needs no cream, so it’s cows milk/dairy free if you use a butter substitute. I have always been a little intimidated by the idea of making a mousse, but this one really is simple.  *Also, please note, the eggs in this recipe are barely cooked, with […]

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Easy peasy sausage casserole, and it’s gluten free too!

 This casserole can be cooked from frozen in a slow cooker, or on low in a casserole dish in the oven. Frozen sausages (I use Farmer’s Choice Gluten free pork sausages, they are really nice, and keep their shape well when cooked in a casserole) 800mls of good stock (or whatever you have to hand, […]

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Evelyn’s chocolate orange cake

This is a recipe from a friend of mine, so I cannot claim credit for it. It’s easy and the ingredients are simple, but it’s a delicious cake that will go down well with everyone, who doesn’t love a chocolate cake with hint of orange… You will need: 250 g margarine/butter  250 g sugar 250 […]

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