Gluten and Dairy Free Giant Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

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This is kind of based on the giant cookies that Millie’s cookies sell for birthdays etc – except that this version is gluten and dairy free. It is double chocolate chip and tastes great as is or can be iced with chocolate buttercream. If it is for a birthday you could always bake two of these cookies and sandwich them together.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Giant Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

A Few of My Favourite Free From Things

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This week I thought I would share with you Eat Real’s quinoa chips. I love my crisps but a lot of flavoured crisps either have gluten or milk powder in them. I found the Eat Real Quinoa chips by chance one day and all the flavours are gluten free and are also dairy free as they are suitable for vegans. My favourite flavour at the moment is sour cream and chive, tastes like the real thing but without the milk powder.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Cherry Crumble

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Hope everyone is having an amazing Easter weekend – I’ve been on a whirlwind trip from Edinburgh to London to Brighton and on the way home now. Typically I have eaten all weekend and over the week I’ll share some of my awesome gluten and dairy free finds incase you are down that way and want a little treat.

I’m trying to be efficient and use the 4 hours I have on the train to work on the website and book rater than look at photos and annoy my friends on Whats App!

Well this is the first recipe I’ve uploaded so far, a simple little dessert recipe for cherry crumble.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Cherry Crumble Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Chocolate Cake

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I made this cake to take to my sister’s for dessert. The only problem being I had to take it into work and then back on the train out to my sisters. I was worried the poor thing would be a pile of crumbs by the time I got there so I made all the components, transported them individually and built the cake at my sisters! That’s why the photograph looks a bit different – it’s just a quick snap using my phone.

Hope you are all having a great Easter weekend.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Chocolate Cake Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate & Coconut Breakfast Bowl

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I’m counting down the days until Easter weekend – I’ve off to visit friends in London and I can’t wait. I’ll share with you any cool gluten and dairy free food I come across on my travels.

This simple recipe is a variation on one of my favourite breakfast bowl recipes. I’ve used coconut yoghurt blended with frozen banana, peanut butter and cocoa powder for an early morning chocolate treat. I’ve then topped this with some more banana, pear, my homemade granola and a sprinkling of coconut – the perfect gluten and dairy free start to any morning.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate & Coconut Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Strawberry and Chocolate Cheesecake

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It’s been another busy week, I’ve managed to tear my bicep, in my right arm of course! My surgeon tells me it is an injury common in weight lifters, unfortunately my EDS has meant the only weight I lifted to tear my bicep was the blooming vacuum cleaner! I really need to think of a better story to tell people when they ask what is wrong with my arm.

Anyway, enough self pity from me! I have friends staying for a few days so I decided to make gluten and dairy free cheesecake for everyone to enjoy for pudding. I had originally planned to make a banana and peanut butter cheesecake but the bananas weren’t ripe enough so I went with strawberry and chocolate, another winning combination.

Only one day left until the our visit to the Allergy and Free From Show in Glasgow, expect a post with lots of pictures and talk of what I ate/bought/sampled.

Enjoy your day!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Strawberry and Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Tikka Masala

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Hello

I hope everyone’s week is going well so far. I’ve been trying to get out of bed a little earlier to try and make some better breakfasts on work days rather than just waiting for the weekend. Today I managed to make my recipe for healthy oat and banana pancakes, freshly squeezed apple juice and a soya pumpkin spiced latte. I think it works as I went to work feeling quite pleased with myself – we will see how long it lasts!

After all that breakfast chat today’s recipe doesn’t have anything to do it – instead it is all about curry. I have a number of curry recipes on the website already but I don’t have one for the famous chicken tikka masala. Don’t panic and be put off when you see the ingredients list, it is mainly spices that are either in your store cupboard or you can easily pick up.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

A Few of My Favourite Free From Things

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Morning Everyone

It’s Monday morning again, hope everyone had a great weekend. I was at home this time which has given me a little time to think about new recipes for the website and do some photography for the book.

Yesterday I photographed a pear and chocolate chip loaf and a banana gingerbread.

This week I’ve picked two free from products, the Alpro Soya cream I use a lot in my sweet and savoury cooking and the cherry bakewells my parents pick me up from Waitrose as a little treat.

Enjoy!

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Waitrose Cherry Bakewells

Sugar, palm oil, rice flour, water, STRAWBERRY JAM (8%) (corn glucose syrup, sucrose syrup, strawberry pure, humectant vegetable glycerine, acidity regulators citric acid and trisodium citrate, gelling agent pectin, flavourings, colour anthocyanins), potato starch, maize starch, GLACE CHERRY (4%) (sugar, cherry, corn glucose fructose syrup, colour anthocyanins, acidity regulator citric acid, preservative sulphur dioxide), rapeseed oil, dextrose monohydrate, corn glucose syrup, maize flour, preservative potassium sorbate, emulsifiers sorbitan monostearate, sunflower lecithin, mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids and polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, flavouring, humectant vegetable glycerine, free range whole egg, ground almonds, acetic acid, gelling agent pectin, raising agents calcium phosphates, potassium carbonate and potassium phosphates, beet sugar fibre, dried free range egg, stabilisers xanthan gum and hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, stearic acid, salt, acidity regulator potassium hydroxid

Alpro Soya Cream

Water, Sunflower Oil, Hulled Soya Beans (4%), Fructose-Glucose Syrup, Emulsifier (Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids), Stabilisers (Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Carrageenan), Sea Salt, Flavouring

Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free Coffee Choc Chip Ice-Cream

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Sometimes in life the super simple things turn out to be the best things – and this recipe is one of them. I’ve already got a few recipes on here for ice-cream that are great tasting recipes but they do take a little time to prepare. They also start with a custard style base which means people with an egg allergy can’t enjoy them.

This time I decided to use coconut milk, I’ve been experimenting a lot with it recently both in savoury and sweet recipes. I was really pleased with the creamy texture that it gave the ice-cream. I’ve flavoured mine with coffee because I’m a coffee addict – I’m one of those people that is quite often seen carrying around one of those giant take away cups from Starbucks.

If you don’t have an ice-cream maker then trying freezing this in a small tub for a couple of hours. I have an attachment for my Kenwood Chef mixer than comes with a bowl you put in the freezer and you change the whisk to an ice-cream paddle. It works really well but is definitely something I use in stops and starts, go ice-cream mad for a few weeks and then put it away for a couple of months. That being the case I would probably look out for a few more ice-cream recipes popping up on the website soon.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free Coffee Choc Chip Ice-Cream Recipe