Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies

Hello

It is so exciting finally seeing the sun and perfect timing for me as I’m on a family holiday in the Lake District.  This is my eight month old neice’s first holiday and she is amazed by it all.  She went on a little boat trip at the beautiful lake and park at Keswick.

Find of the holiday for me was the gluten and dairy free beer battered fish and chips at Dockray Halls in Penrith – outstanding.

As my regular followers will know – I love peanut butter.  If you agree with me then these peanut butter and jelly blondies will appeal to you.  Sticky peanut bars topped with sharp raspberries – the perfect combination.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies

Gluten and Dairy Free Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Hello

This recipe is perfect to make if you have some cooked leftover chicken to use up.  It is so quick to put together and it has to be one of my favourite soups of all time.

I use vermicelli rice noodles as they are naturally gluten free and can be picked up fairly cheaply in the supermarket Asian section.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Gluten and Dairy Free Salmon & Potato Curry

Hello everyone

Yeah the sun is out and I’m on holiday next week so it is all good news here.  I’m a big lover of Indian food but always tend to eat far too much of it.  I usually go for onion bhajis, chicken parthia, rice and poppadoms – basically the full works!

For tonight’s recipe I’ve made a curry that is lighter but is still full of that special Indian flavour.  Rather than my traditional chicken and rice for the protein and carbs I’ve gone with salmon and potato in a light creamy tomato sauce.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Salmon & Potato Curry

Gift Ideas for Your Gluten & Dairy Free Loved Ones

Hello everyone

I’m extremely spoiled by my lovely friends and family and I’m often sent little gluten and dairy free treats.  I’m always surprised by the effort people go to to find things I can enjoy.

So, if you are looking for a gluten and dairy free gift for your loved one or just want to treat yourself then hopefully this little list will help out.

Enjoy!

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Borough 22 Donuts

Borough 22 make the best gluten free and vegan donuts and Ryan is so lovely as well.  I’ve had both the normal sized donuts and the mini donuts.  The first time I got them I was so excited I had a cinnamon donut for my breakfast on my birthday.

Order your amazing donuts here: https://www.borough22.com/

So Sweet Couture

So Sweet Couture do little boxes of pretty shaped chocolates – all of which are gluten and dairy free.

Get your beautiful chocolates here: https://www.sosweetcouture.com

Moral Fibre

 

Moral Fibre do lots of cute little tubs full of healthy snacks – sweet and savoury.  I was lucky enough to be sent one of their hampers for my birthday one year from a friend and it made a really unique gift.

You can order at their online shop here: http://moralfibrefood.com

The Bad Brownie Company

The Bad Brownie Company do amazing gluten free and vegan brownies with the most amazing caramel centre.  They do brownie gift boxes in a choice of sizes.

Get your gluten free and vegan brownies here: https://www.badbrownie.co.uk

Essy and Bella Chocolate

Easy and Bella offer exciting flavoured chocolate bars that are free from the top 14 allergens.  They also offer cute chocolate shapes like teddies and owls – perfect for kids (and adults).

Order your chocolate bars here: https://www.essyandbella.com

Goodness Direct

Goodness Direct offer a huge variety of gluten and dairy free foods.  They also offer a create your own gift hamper in a lovely wicker basket.

Put your hamper together here: https://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/detail/G00089_A_Gift_Hamper_Basket.html

The Brownie Bar

I first came across The Brownie Bar at the Allergy and Free From Show in Glasgow a few years ago.  They make a large variety of brownies and also offer options that are gluten free, dairy free and vegan.  As well as the store they have in Newcastle they do a mail order gift box where you can pick your flavours.

Order your gift box of brownies here: http://thebrowniebar.co.uk

Honeybuns

Honeybuns is a gluten free bakery that offers a good amount of dairy free options.  They have great gifts from hampers, little tins of cake bars, cook books and baking mixes.

Check them out here: https://www.honeybuns.co.uk

Gluten and Dairy Free Baked Chocolate & Vanilla Donuts

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I’m all for a tradition fried donut (and you can find a recipe for them here) but sometimes for a change I like to make baked donuts.  They are quicker and less hassle to make – I also have a cute little mini donut baking tray I picked up from Lakeland.

As with all donuts these are best eaten fresh.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Baked Chocolate & Vanilla Donuts

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken and Leek Soup

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I can’t believe that it is still snowing in April – fingers crossed that is the last of the winter weather and we are finally heading into Spring.  I’m looking forward to starting some of my more summer themed recipes for salads, ice-cream and BBQ ideas and also having natural light to photograph food when I get home from work.  At least it is sunny today and maybe I can start thinking about putting some of my winter clothes away for a bit – I was looking at buying some dark lilac trousers the other day but was put off by the thought of trudging through the rain and snow in them!

Today’s recipe uses the flavours from a delicious chicken and leek pie with a warming bowl of potato and leek soup.  I’ve used a little dairy free milk to make this soup lovely and creamy.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken and Leek Soup

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Chocolate Porridge

Hello everyone

I’m a fan of any recipe that involves chocolate for breakfast and can still be classed as somewhat healthy. This is just a simple porridge recipe I’ve added a little cocoa powder to and sweetened with a drop of honey/maple syrup.  If you can’t tolerate gluten free oats I have a similar recipe which uses quinoa instead.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Chocolate Porridge

Gluten and Dairy Free Steak Quesadilla

Hello

I made these steak quesadillas last weekend for lunch when my friend was up visiting from London.  He is a photographer so I forced him into taking some pictures of Ollie.  It is nice to have some pictures of Ollie when he is actually awake – most of the photos I have of him he is a bit of a sleepy crumpled mess!

 

You can change up this recipe to make them vegetarian or you can use chicken or pulled pork – all would work well.  I used BFree gluten free wraps and Violife dairy free cheese, both of which I purchased in Tesco.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Steak Quesadilla