Happy New Year

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Happy New Year everyone and all the best for 2016!

I first tasted ACE juice in Italy when I was in Rome this year and it was served at the breakfast buffet every morning. I loved the name and decided to give it a try – it is actually carrot, orange and lemon juice called ACE due to the vitamins it contains.

As I got a juicer for Christmas I thought I would recreate the Italian ACE juice – if you are needing a little pick me up on 1st January then give this juice a go.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free ACE Juice Recipe

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Gluten and Dairy Free Vegetable Tostada

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I first tried this dish in Madrid from a street stall – it tasted amazing and it was also my last holiday pre the pancreas packing in and I was still eating gluten and dairy. It tasted so fresh and amazing and I’ve been a fan ever since. This recipe is just a quick simple version of the tostada using ingredients I had in my cupboard/fridge – you can really change this recipe to it your own tastes/leftovers.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Vegetable Tostada Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Mocha Bars

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It’s that funny week in between Christmas and New Year – I’m off work and I always get confused what day of the week it is – maybe that’s just me! Anyway now the chaos of Christmas cooking is over I thought it was time to try out a new cake recipe I’ve been working on. It’s basically a tray bake with an oaty biscuit base topped with some smooth mocha cream and topped with another sprinkle of oats.

The flavours work well together and I can personally vouch for the fact that it goes perfectly with a cup of coffee.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Mocha Bars Recipe

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Gluten and Dairy Free Green Smoothie Bowl

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Hands up if you’ve over indulged a bit this Christmas! This morning I got up and fancied something relatively healthy so I set about making a green smoothie bowl. The banana, avocado and nut butter make a lovely creamy base for this smoothie while the mango and apple juice give it a lovely natural sweetness. I love the contrast of the red raspberries against the gentle green of the smoothie bowl. A perfect way to kick start the morning.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe

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Gluten and Dairy Free Brandy Butter

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There are a lot of great free from Christmas pies you buy and enjoy this Christmas. With my milk allergy I miss a lot of the traditional Christmas accompaniments that compliment my mince pie. I had some brandy leftover from making my Christmas pudding so I’ve put together this very simple and quick recipe to make dairy free brandy butter. Perfect melted over my hot mince pie for a little treat.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Brandy Butter Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Orange Panettone

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I went to Rome last month for a holiday (I’ve still to write up gluten and dairy free foodie finds) and we all brought home panettone as gifts since it was so close to Christmas. This inspired me to try and see if I could make a gluten and dairy free version. I made my panettone chocolate and orange but you could replace the chocolate chips with dried fruit for a more traditional recipe.

For whatever reason I found it quite difficult to photograph so I decided I would slice it and take some photos, however I forgot to do that and it was all eaten by the time I remembered. So sorry for the poor photo but hopefully the speed at which it was eaten will give you some indication as to the taste! I don’t think traditional panettone have a crack along the top but I’m going for a rustic version (well that’s my excuse!)

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Orange Panettone Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry French Toast

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What will you be waking up to on Christmas morning? As you have probably realised by now given the amount I post on this website – food is my real passion. I’m starting to think what I will be making on Christmas morning for the family breakfast – this raspberry french toast could be an option.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry French Toast Recipe

Flashback Recipe – Gluten and Dairy Free Christmas Cake – No Need to Age

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Hello

A couple of days ago I shared the recipe for my gluten and dairy free yule log which I made for my Dad’s birthday. Last year I made him a Christmas cake and I thought I would share it again incase you missed it or are new to the page.

If you haven’t had time to plan ahead and make a fruit cake that has to be left to age then this recipe is for you. All the flavours are incorporated into the cake when you make it.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Christmas Cake – No Need to Age Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Peppermint Candy Cane Cupcakes

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I bought a packet of mini candy canes the other day and I knew they would end up on a cupcake. What is more seasonal than a peppermint candy cane cupcake? If you can’t find mini candy canes just break up the full sized ones and sprinkle on top of your chocolate frosting for a pretty effect.

I actually stumbled upon the smooth peppermint ganache that tops this cake when I tried (and failed) to make mint truffles. The attempt resulted in something that was too soft for a truffle centre but perfect on top of a cupcake.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Peppermint Candy Cane Cupcakes Recipe