Gluten and Dairy Free Chilli Sweet Potato and Quinoa Soup

Hello everyone

A few weeks ago I shared a recipe for baked cheese and tomato quinoa and it was pretty popular.  I never know what to do with quinoa and a friend of mine had given me that recipe.  It proved to be pretty popular as a lot of you were in the same boat as me thinking quinoa is a great gluten free option but never sure what to do with it.

Pretty pleased with himself that the baked quinoa recipe was a hit he has shared this recipe for how to use it in a soup.  I love this soup and it will definitely become a favourite in my house, hope you guys like it too.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chilli Sweet Potato and Quinoa Soup

Gluten and Dairy Free Self Saucing Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding

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Autumn definitely seems to be upon us now, the weather was ridiculously windy and rainy in Scotland yesterday.  I’ve started to make some more homely autumn recipes like this self saucing chocolate peanut pudding.

Self saucing puddings always look crazy when you are making them – it just doesn’t seem right to pour all that water over uncooked cake batter.   Luckily something magical happens in the oven and hey presto you end up with a beautiful sauce and a light sponge.

I quite like puddings like this when people are round for dinner because they are quick to put together and can bake in the oven ready to serve after you have finished your main – cuts out any faffing around from more intricate dessert recipes.  I think I  might try a lime version of a self saucing pudding for my next experiment.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Self Saucing Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding

Gluten and Dairy Free Peachy Pie Smoothie

Hello

I meant to feed back on my trip to Edinburgh zoo we had last weekend but never got round to it.  I was really impressed by the gluten and dairy free offerings in the cafe and restaurant.  The menu was clearly marked and it was easy for me to find a safe option for lunch and a treat for the afternoon.  I went for a hot wrap with skinny fries and a salad which was very good and for afternoon snack I opted for a cranberry flapjack with a soya pumpkin spiced latte.

This weeks recipes feel like they are saying good ye to summer with this bright peachy pie smoothie and hello to autumn with my new soup and pudding recipe.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Peachy Pie Smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Thai Salmon Burgers

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I made these Thai flavoured salmon burgers to use up some leftover red Thai curry paste I had.  The burgers are really easy to make and best of all you can prep them in advance and then cook when you get home from work.

I served mine in a gluten free bun with spinach, tomato, sweet chilli sauce and gluten free onion rings for the ultimate burger experience.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Salmon Thai Burgers

Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Pastries

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It’s been another busy week.  By Tuesday I had from Edinburgh to London to Leamington Spa back to London and then back to Edinburgh with work.

I also managed to chip my front tooth so looking forward to my emergency dentist appointment to get that fixed!

A while ago I posted a recipe for chocolate and peanut butter pop tarts.  This is a similar idea but is filled with beautiful cinnamon spiced apples.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Pastries

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

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I’m going through a phase of adding a number of drinks related recipes to my website.  Up until recently it’s not something that I’ve had a lot of on the site.  I’ve got into making my own coffee syrups and experimenting with different recipes so expect a few new ones to appear on the blog.

I’ve also really enjoyed photographing the different drinks recipes that I’ve uploaded – it has inspired me to go back and update the smoothie recipes that are already on my site.  During my time running the website there has been some improvement in my photography – unfortunately that has left me hating about 75% of the photos that are currently on the site!

Today’s recipe is for a dairy free milkshake, really easy to make and one of my favourite flavour combinations – banana and peanut butter.  I usually make this as a treat to have at work – I make it the night before and store it in my Thermos so it is still super cold when I come to enjoy it.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Chia Breakfast Bowl

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It’s the end of another action packed week and I’m excited to be going to Edinburgh Zoo tomorrow with my niece for her first visit there.  I’ve checked ahead and they assure me the cafe has plenty of gluten and dairy free options available so I’m looking forward to lunch out with everyone.

I’m totally distracted writing this post as I have the worst foot cramp ever – I totally hate that!

Anyway back to today’s recipe and its a new idea for breakfast time.   I love, love, love prep ahead breakfast as I’m always in a rush in the morning – I’m guilty of hitting the snooze button then having to rush around to get to the train station on time.  Lovely fresh apples are mixed together with chia seeds, spices and sultanas.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Chia Breakfast Bowl