Ilumi’s Noodle Snack Pots Review

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When I was down at the Allergy & FreeFrom Show in London in July I was chatting to the guys at Ilumi World and they were super excited to show me their new noodle snack pots which would be launching in October. Being someone who lives a busy life any gluten and dairy free product that is quick and easy sparks my interest.

Well here we are in October and I was delighted when the Ilumi team got in touch to ask me if I would like to try the new noodle snacks pots, of course I jumped at the chance. So in the name of gluten and dairy free research I thought I would share my findings with you guys.

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The noodle snack pot comes in four flavours (of which 3 are vegetarian) and are free from gluten, dairy and eggs – I’ve included the ingredients for each one below so you can have a look:

Singapore Rice Noodle Snack Pot:

Rice Noodles 70% [Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch], Maltodextrin, Dried Vegetables (5%) (Carrot, Spring Onion, Red Onion, Peas), Flavourings (contain Celery), Potato Starch, Sugar, Curry Powder (1.4%) [Coriander, Turmeric, Salt, Pimento, Ginger, Fenugreek, Garlic Powder, Pepper, Cumin, Red Pepper, Bay], Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Chinese Five Spice [Salt, Star Anise, Onion Powder, Sugar, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Ginger, Fennel, Clove, Garlic Powder], Chilli Powder, Dried Coriander, Mushroom Powder, Colour (Curcumin)

Sweet Chilli Rice Noodle Pot:

Rice Noodles 66% [Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch], Sugar, Flavourings (contain Celery), Potato Starch, Maltodextrin, Cornflour, Garlic Powder, Dried Red Pepper (1.3%), Dried Spring Onion (1.3%), Salt, Onion Powder, Ground Ginger, Colour (Paprika Extract), Chilli Powder, Citric Acid, Dried Jalapeno Pepper

Tom Yum Rice Noodle Pot:

Rice Noodles 67% [Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch], Maltodextrin, Tomato Powder (3%), Flavourings (contain Celery), Dried Vegetables (6%) (Red Pepper, Mushrooms, Leek), Sugar, Demerara Sugar, Salt, Ground Spices (Chilli Powder, Coriander, Ginger), Citric Acid, Dried Coriander, Palm Oil

Vietnamese Beef Pho Rice Noodle Pot:

Rice Noodles 67% [Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch], Maltodextrin, Beef Stock (5%) [Yeast Extract, Beef Extract, Salt], Flavourings (contain Celery), Dried Red Pepper (2.6%), Potato Starch, Dried Mushrooms (1.3%), Sugar, Garlic Powder, Dried Spring Onion, Ground Spices (Ginger, Chilli Powder, Cinnamon, Black Pepper), Salt, Chinese Five Spice [Salt, Star Anise, Onion Powder, Sugar, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Ginger, Fennel, Clove, Garlic Powder], Dried Leek, Dried Coriander, Caramelised Sugar Powder

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The concept is simple, the pot contains a ball of rice noodles and a sachet which provides the flavouring. You pour the sachet over the noodles and fill to the marked line with boiling water, pop the lid back on and wait for 4 minutes. I took one to work and it was great to have something different, we don’t have a kitchen at work so I can’t take in anything to be microwaved. The noodles cooked well and the sauce had a nice kick to it.

The noodle pots are £1.99 and contain about 250 calories a serving. I would buy these products again as I always like to have a handy convenience product at work and in the house that is gluten and dairy free.

Good job Ilumi, keep expanding your product range – you can buy the noodle snack pots in Asda or on Ilumi’s website: click here

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

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One of my favourite dinners but unfortunately not the friend of the coeliac when eating out as gluten tends to be lurking in the meatballs as well as the spaghetti. This is a really simple version, the meatballs don’t have breadcrumbs in them which means they are naturally gluten free, served with a simple sauce and some gluten free spaghetti.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

It’s National Curry Week

Hello Everyone

Hope you have had a great start to the week. I just found out it is National Curry week! I do love a little curry and so in honour of National Curry Week I’ve pulled together my four favourite gluten and dairy free curry recipes.

Enjoy!

1. Gluten and Dairy Free Potato and Spinach Curry

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2. Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Satay Curry

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3. Gluten and Dairy Free Green Lentil and Vegetable Curry

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4. Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Jalfrezi

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Gluten, Dairy & Yeast Free Quick Cheese and Onion Bread

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There is nothing better than freshly baked bread but sadly the reality of the situation is that I rarely have time to make it from scratch. All that time waiting about on yeast to active and the dough to double in size, I know I could use a bread maker but for some reason I always seem to get a better bread making it by hand.

This recipe came from me experimenting with non-yeasted bread, I’ve used plain flour and baking powder to get the rise which means it can be baked immediately – so if you are short on time or can’t have yeast then this recipe is for you.

Enjoy!

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Gluten, Dairy & Yeast Free Quick Cheese and Onion Bread Recipe

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Another pumpkin recipe in time for Halloween! I’ve had quite a few questions about the pumpkin puree I use, it is in a can made by Libby’s you can buy it from some supermarkets, my local health food store has it and you can buy online and you can get it in Britain as I live in Scotland. If you can’t find it and want to make my pumpkin recipes then you can make your own puree from scratch. Buy a pumpkin, roast in the oven and puree the flesh. I hope that helps your search for pumpkin puree:)

This time I’ve combined the pumpkin with one of my favourite ingredients – chocolate.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana and Peanut Butter Cookies

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Two of my favourite baking ingredients made into a cookie – banana and peanut butter! These cookies are simple to make and are also egg free! The dough can be prepared in advance and kept in the freezer until you are ready to use it. I tend to make a double batch of these cookies, divide into four lots and keep in the freezer so I can enjoy freshly baked cookies.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Banana and Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe