Gluten and Dairy Free Cheesy Crumb Chicken

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Final recipe of the week and this time it is for cheesy crumb chicken.  For a little bit of extra flavour I like to mix into some finely grated dairy free cheese into the breadcrumbs.  It tastes great dipped into some sweet chilli sauce.

Today I’m in the kitchen making a Christmas pudding, actually I’m making three.  A traditional one for the family,  a tiny baby one without the brandy for my niece and another individual one as a gift for a friend.



Gluten and Dairy Free Cheesy Crumb Chicken

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Hope you have all had a good week so far.  I can’t believe that it is Friday already – as soon as I have a Monday off I always loose track of what day it is.  I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend where I am hoping to fit in a bit of baking.  I’m also going to start doing some Christmas shopping, maybe I’m just getting old but Christmas seems to start earlier every year.  The Christmas food shopping delivery slots for my supermarket actually opened last Monday which is crazy early – luckily I was organised enough to book one and will get my Christmas groceries on the 23rd of Dec.

I’m sharing a simple but old classic recipe for some gluten and dairy free chocolate chip cookies.  If you can’t find dairy free chocolate chips don’t worry just chop up a dairy free dark chocolate bar into little pieces.



Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten and Dairy Free Pistachio Porridge

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I’m in the way back to Edinburgh today after an eventful five days in London and Exeter, if was great catching up with everyone.

I had a few more gluten and dairy free foodie finds in Exeter, including this amazing burger from Meat 59 and a lovely apple and cinnamon crepe:

Back to home cooked food for me this week and as the weather is getting colder and I’m enjoying porridge for breakfast. This simple recipe includes some crushed pistachios, raspberries and a little dark chocolate.



Gluten and Dairy Free Pistachio Porridge

16 Delicious Dairy Free Drink Recipes

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This is the time of year the shops are packed full of luxury hot chocolates and Christmas flavoured coffees.  If you are dairy free don’t worry you can try one of these delicious dairy free drinks ideas.



Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Pie Smoothie

A lovely creamy smoothie inspired by the warming flavours of an apple pie.

Gluten, Dairy and Refined Sugar Free Raw Hot Chocolate

A healthier take on the traditional hot chocolate using natural sweetners and raw cacao powder.

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Blast

A great start to the day this loaded smoothie is sure to help you get going.

Gluten and Dairy Free Hot Mulled Apple

My favourite comforting hot drink this time of year – hot mulled apple.

Gluten and Dairy Free Proper Strawberry Milk

A healthier version of strawberry milk packed with real strawberries.

Gluten and Dairy Free Zingy Apple and Ginger Shot

A lovely little apple and ginger shot which is supposed to settle upset stomachs and aid digestion.

Gluten and Dairy Free Cola Ice-Cream Float

My absolute favourite as a child

Gluten and Dairy Free ACE Juice

Named after the vitamins this carrot, orange and lemon juice is rich in – ACE

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cup Latte

A flavoured latte based on the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Gluten and Dairy Free Neapolitan Milkshake

Inspired by the famous Neapolitan ice-cream from Naples this milkshake has a strawberry, banana and chocolate layer.

Gluten & Dairy Free Iced Latte with Homemade Cinnamon Syrup

I love making my own cold brew coffee and coffee syrups.  This recipe uses my cold brew and homemade cinnamon syrup for the perfect iced latte.

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

My favourite peanut butter added to a banana milkshake to jazz it up a little.

Gluten and Dairy Free Peachy Pie Smoothie

It only takes two minutes to put together this lovely peach smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Nutritious Chocolate Smoothie

Packed with goodness but still with a lovely chocolately taste

Gluten and Dairy Free Green Tea, Banana and Berry Smoothie

This smoothie uses green tea as a base with added in berries and banana

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple, Mango & Basil Smoothie

Fragrant fresh basil gives an exotic twist to this apple and mango smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Caramel Apple Waffles

Morning everyone

I’m on the train to Exeter this morning and typing up my final recipe of the week and preparing the three recipes I’ve picked out to share with you all next week.

After that it will be into December and I’ll start uploading some Christmas/wintertime recipes.  I’m thinking I’ll share my recipes for my Bailey’s Almande dark chocolate cheesecake, my cinnamon and raisin sour dough and maybe how to make stuffing. You can tell I’m on the train and definitely in planning mode.



Gluten and Dairy Free Caramel Apple Waffles



An Intro to Other Exciting Foodie Channels

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Over the past year or so my recipes have appeared on a number of cool cooking websites and social media apps.  If you are reading this you are hopefully interested in food and recipes so I thought it would be a cool idea to share some of the different places you can find my and a whole new world of food articles and recipes.

Hope you enjoy exploring these sites, some are obvious and some a little more obscure.  I hope to see you on some of these sites.




FoodGawker is a collection of some of the best food photographs taken.  You can sort by the most popular recipes (or the most gawked), by types of food or by specific people.  It is a really visual way to get to get cooking inspiration and you can click on the photo and go straight to the website so also a great way to discover new bloggers to follow.

New recipes are added multiple times throughout the day so it’s a great site to keep an eye on which casually browsing the internet.

I’ve sneaked ina a picture of Bailey’s Almande gluten and dairy free dark chocolate cheesecake which is coming soon as a Christmas dessert idea.


Flipboard can be accessed through a webpage or as an app on your mobile device.  You can follow certain topics and/or people who share articles.  You can then add these articles to your own magasine if you want to save them for later.  It is a really cool app allowing you to flick though articles in the style of an online magasine and covers any topic you can think of, not just recipes.


I’m probably pretty late to the party regarding Pinterest.  I’ve recently started to develop a little bit of an obsession with it from recipes to clothes to cats (sums up my life)! I’ve also reformatted some of my photographs to make them pretty and have started to pin them and enjoy collaborating with other food bloggers on shared recipes boards.

Finding Vegan

Finding Vegan is a treasure trove of vegan recipes.  It absolutely has the best collection of vegan recipes all with beautiful photos and direct links back to the original website.  A number of my recipes are vegan and I’m excited to be featured on the website.


I’m really getting into Instagram, I enjoy seeing all the other foodie finds and recipes that have been created by other gluten and/or dairy free people. I also share some other photos of bits and pieces I find interesting.


Fridgg is similar to FoodGawker, people share all sorts of exciting food pictures.  You can like the photos, comment on them and follow a link through to their websites.  It is a great way to get inspiration and also discover new food blogs.


Bloglovin’ is the ultimate site for people who love catching up on their favourite blogs.  You can subscribe to multiple blogs and keep up to date with all new blog posts in one handy place.

Tasty Kitchen

Tasty Kitchen is a lovely cooking community website.  You can set up a free account and either share your own family recipes or view and save to your online recipe box other people’s recipes.  A great way to discover new family favourites.


Facebook was my very first venture into social media and is probably one of my biggest communities.  I have a community page for my recipes and a closed discussion group.

My Taste

My Taste is something similar to Tasty Kitchen, you can save your favourite recipes into your own cookbooks.  You can also link to recipes you have found on any website from your cookbook.


Tumblr I’ve just strayed with, I share my recipes and I’m linked to other recipe websites you can explore.


Dishfolio is similar to FoodGawker and Fridgg – you can see and search thousands of food photographs and click through to the originators website.


As well as finding new recipes, Twitter is a great way to keep up to date with what is happy in the gluten and dairy free world.  People sharing opinions on new products, eating out, events etc.


Google+ I’m still getting use to.  I’ve uploaded a number of my recipes and have linked them into a few groups like gluten free recipes and food blogger groups.


Gluten and Dairy Free Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie

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I’m down in London and Exeter for a few days visiting friends.  We went to Borough Food market this morning which was great fun.  There was a lot of gluten and dairy free options available to buy for lunch, including paella, curries, bhajis, salt beef, Japanese rice bowls and a little free from bakery for a treat afterwards.  The majority of stalls had the allergens clearly marked and some were entirely gluten free.

I shared a paella and a veggie curry with my friend and I have a giant peanut butter cookie in my handbag for later!

Anyway back to today’s recipe, I still enjoy a smoothie at snack time but tend to add in some new flavours when it is wintery outside.  I’ve used some seasonal flavours in this healthy chocolate and peppermint smoothie.  I alternate between this a gingerbread smoothie and a mocha smoothie which I’ll share the recipe for soon.



Gluten and Dairy Free Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken, Bacon & Broccoli Pasta

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I seem to be running a bit behind with the website this week.  It is Wednesday and I’m just getting round to sharing my first recipe!  Anyway I’ve finally got round to typing up my recipe for chicken, bacon and broccoli pasta.

I’m still very childish when it comes to broccoli, when I was in Dublin my friend thought it was appalling I was picking the large chunks of broccoli out of my spicy peanut noodle dish.  He confiscated my gluten free blueberry muffin until I ate my broccoli.

So I decided to grow up and make a dish that contained some green vegetables!  I’ve chopped the broccoli small, added in some smoked bacon, chicken and a lovely creamy sauce.  An easy but satisfying gluten and dinner free pasta dish.



Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken, Bacon & Broccoli Pasta