Gluten and Dairy Free Baked Sweet Potato Chips

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I’ve had a few shots at making sweet potato chips and struggled to get them nice and crisp on the outside. Through a bit of research and trial and error I think I’ve found the two main things that stop the chips being crisp. The most important thing is making sure the chips have enough space in between them when baking. This allows the moisture from the sweet potato to evaporate. My other finding is that they seem to crispen up better when they are in the oven on their own. Not sure if either of these factors are fact or not but they worked for me and I got a crispy sweet potato with a creamy inside.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Baked Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Pie Smoothie

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I carry around a little notebook to write my food ideas or inspiration when I’m out and about as I would immediately forget about them. A few months ago I was in a little vegan cafe and I had an apple pie smoothie. It tasted amazing so I wrote down apple pie smoothie in my little book hoping one day I would get round to developing a recipe. Well here it is a creamy apple smoothie with the warm spices of a traditional apple pie.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

Flashback Friday – Gluten and Dairy Free Very Berry Chocolate Cake

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I always forget what I’ve posted on the website so for the next few Friday’s I’m going to post one of my favourite flashback recipes. This Friday I’ve chosen my gluten and dairy free very berry chocolate cake. I first posted this a year ago when I made in for my brother-in-laws birthday.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Very Berry Chocolate Cake Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Penne Amatriciana

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I haven’t shared a pasta recipe for a little while so I thought I would upload my recipe for Penne Amatriciana. It’s a simple tomato sauce with garlic, chilli and bacon. It always makes me think of having this dish when I visited Antibes – it was the hottest day of the year – it was something like 40 degrees and I ordered Amatriciana for lunch – unfortunately it was very heavy on the chilli so the combo of the spicy pasta and the intense heat I thought I was going to burst into flames. Usually I do love it as a dish, that day was the exception!

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Penne Amatriciana Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Basic Loaf

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Last week I asked my lovely followers on social media what recipes they would like to see on my website. I’ve got some great suggestions from samosas to tiramisu. A loyal follower, Jason, asked me to do some more bread and pastry recipes so today I baked this basic white loaf.

This loaf can be sliced thinly without falling apart, making it perfect for sandwiches, toasting or dipping in soup! I haven’t tried it yet but I’thinking you could use this recipe to make rolls as well. Look out for more bread recipes coming soon.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Basic Loaf Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Wholegrain Banana Bread

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Hello Everyone

I’m pretty pleased with myself as I’ve had a super productive weekend so far. I finally got the book to the printers and I’m waiting on getting the proof for the final go ahead to print the first run so it should be available to buy online sometime in August – I can’t tell you how excited I am. Also got the jiffy bags ordered for packing the books, designed cute little Free From Favourites stickers for the packing and a little thank you for your order postcards – they are also at the printers just now.

Hopefully the majority of you saw my post last week about the Free From Fairy’s (Vicky) gluten free wholegrain flour blend. I made some lovely muffins with it and it got me thinking it would make a perfect banana bread so I’ve put together this recipe. The wholegrain flour works perfectly to create a lovely moist banana bread with a little hint of spice and a sprinkle of dairy free chocolate chips. Remember if you want to support Vicky (a fellow blogger) then you can buy the flour from Honest Eats.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Wholegrain Banana Bread Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Mint Choc Chip Ice-Cream

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I do like my ice-cream and I’m pleased at the increase in availability of dairy free ice-cream I can enjoy both in shops and when eating out. Every so often I bring out my ice-cream churner and go through a phase of making lots of different dairy free ice-cream recipes.

This weekend I made mint choc chip for a little treat after dinner. I used soya cream and almond milk to make this but any kind of dairy free milk and cream should work with this recipe. Next time I think I’ll have a go at making some cinnamon ice-cream.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Mint Choc Chip Ice-Cream Recipe

Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free Garlic & Rosemary Sweet Potato Scones

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I’ve had potato scones on my list of things to make for ages, they make me think of my childhood as my mum loved them. When I finely got round to making them I actually didn’t have any potatoes so I decided to make them using sweet potato. To compliment the flavour of the sweet potato I’ve added in some garlic and rosemary.

These taste great straight from the pan with a little bit of melted dairy free spread.

Enjoy!

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Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free Garlic & Rosemary Sweet Potato Scones Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Peanut Butter Choc Chip Pancakes

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Hello Everyone

Hope you are all having a peaceful Sunday morning. My traditional Sunday morning breakfast is always pancakes – I’m a self-confessed pancake addict. This morning I have developed a new recipe for banana peanut butter choc chip pancakes so thought I would share it with you all.

Yesterday was a busy but successful day for me, I made good progress towards getting my first book in print. The mock up is with the publisher and the online store front has all been set up so I’ll keep you posted.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Peanut Butter Choc Chip Pancakes Recipe

The Free From Fairy’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Flour and a New Muffin Recipe

Hello Everyone

I’m really excited to be sharing this post with you. A fellow Free From Blogger – ‘The Free From Fairy’ Vicki has developed a gluten and rice free whole grain flour. It is really inspiring to see Vicki work hard to develop and launch her flour blend. I was lucky enough to catch up with her at the Allergy and Free From Show in London last week and we had a wee chat on all things gluten free and blogging related.

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Vicki is finalising the details of selling her flour blend on line – I think Honest Eats are going to be stocking it. So please follow Vicki at www.freefromfairy.com and support her with this great new product.

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I had a shot of the flour blend and created this Gluten and Dairy Free Apple and Cherry Crumble Muffins – they tasted great and I will definitely be using this flour in the future. It feels great to be cooking with a whole grain flour rather than my usual gluten free white flour. Check back next week when I use the whole grain flour again to create a new banana bread recipe.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Apple and Cherry Crumble Muffins

For the muffins:

  • 1 egg
  • 100ml honey
  • 90ml olive oil
  • 60ml dairy free milk
  • 150g Free From Fairy’s Whole Grain Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes
  • 2 heaped tablespoons pitted cherries

For the crumble topping:

  • 10g Free From Fairy’s Whole Grain Gluten Free Flour
  • 25g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 10g dairy free spread, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Line a 6 hole muffin tin with paper cases
  3. Whisk together the egg, honey, olive oil and milk
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder and mixed spice
  5. Gently mix in the apple pieces and cherries
  6. Divide the muffin mix between the 6 paper cases
  7. Make the crumble topping by mixing together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted dairy free spread
  8. Sprinkle on the top of each muffin
  9. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes