Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Pesto Cream Pasta

Hello

It’s been an exciting  few food weeks for my 6 month old niece as she started eating little bits of food.  As you can see from the picture below, some foods are more of a hit than others.

I think she imagined her first taste of food would be more like this:

A few months ago I shared a recipe for gluten and dairy free basil pesto.  This is the final recipe I made using the pesto – perfect creamy prawn spaghetti.

If you don’t like prawns you can always use chicken or more vegetables.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Pesto Cream Pasta

Gluten and Dairy Free Valentine Cupcakes

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

A few years ago I made some Valentine cupcakes and photographed them to be included in a blog post for Udi’s gluten free UK.  As most of you remember Udi’s sadly withdrew from the gluten free market.  I thought I would dig out the recipe and photographs and share them on my blog for Valentine’s Day.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Valentine Cupcakes

A Gluten and Dairy Free Celebration of Pancake Day

Hello everyone

This week it is both Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day so today I am going to share my favourite gluten and dairy free pancake recipes and tomorrow I’ll post my gluten and dairy free Valentine Day cupcakes.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Toffee Apple Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Cinnamon Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce

Gluten and Dairy Free Passion Fruit Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Pumpkin and Oat Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple and Maple Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Mocha Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple, Yoghurt & Granola

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Porridge

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I’m back on the train again heading home so I thought I would try and get organised for the week ahead.  I’ve planned out what meals I want to make, order my Tesco shopping and now I’m working on the posts for the website.  I much prefer getting the train as door to door it takes about the same time as flying for me but I prefer just sitting relaxing on the train and using the time to get things done.

I’m going through a little phase of having different flavours of porridge for breakfast hence why there has been a few new porridge recipes recently.  I think the last one I shared with you was blueberry muffins flavour.  This porridge is inspired by the famous American flavour combination of peanut butter and jelly.  If you can’t have peanuts you can substitute it with a seed butter or just miss it out completely.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Porridge

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Cinnamon Pancakes

Hello everyone

I’ve had a great week so far.  I moaned a lot about my eye injury I had a few weeks ago and I’m happy to report I now have an artificial lens which has helped a lot.  I’ve also been down in London for a few days and we had an amazing tour of the Globe Theatre.  My favourite story I learned was about the first theatre that was built in London in the 1500s.  In those days the perimeter of London city stopped at the river bank so when theatres were outlawed they moved to the other side of the Thames.  The Burbages that built the first theatre owned the theatre but not the land it was built on.  Not wanting to loose their precious theatre when they were banned, they waited til the landlord was on Christmas holiday, dismantled the wooden theatre piece by piece and transported it across the Thames, which was frozen solid during the great freeze and rebuilt it there.

The summer theatre program starts on 23rd of April (Shakespeare’s birthday) and closes at the end of September as it is an outdoor theatre.  We are hoping to go and see a show this summer – fingers crossed it isn’t raining.

Back to more food related chat now.  As it is pancake day next Tuesday I thought I would share a new gluten and dairy free pancake recipe with you all.  You can leave out the cinnamon if you are not a fan and can substitute the blueberries for any other berry you prefer.

I’ll share my favourite gluten and dairy free pancake recipes with you next Tuesday to celebrate pancake day.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Cinnamon Pancakes

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Basil Pesto Chicken

Hello

One of the things I miss the most about having to be gluten free is great sandwiches! It can be difficult to get decent bread to make the sandwich at home and you don’t often see hot sandwiches on the menu suitable for coeliacs when eating out.

I put together this chicken pesto sandwich to use the last of the basil pesto I had made. I used the Schär panini rolls and Violife dairy free cheese.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Basil Pesto Chicken Sandwich

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Pineapple Muffins

Hello

I’m on a longish train journey tonight so I’m doing some work on the website.  I’m getting the rest of the posts for this week typed up, preparing my feature on meal prep and noting down some new ideas for the coming weeks.

I used a can of crushed pineapple to make these muffins and made sure I drained away the juice so the muffins weren’t too sticky.  You could also use fresh pineapple and pop it into the food processor to get little pineapple pieces.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Pineapple Muffins

Start the Day With a Smoothie?

Hello

I’m a big fan of smoothies and like to try out new combinations.  I usually prep them the night before and store overnight in the fridge so I can enjoy one first thing in the morning.   If you are looking for some smoothie inspiration then try out one of my recipes.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Carrot, Orange & Ginger Smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple, Mango & Basil Smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple, Kiwi and Spinach Smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Nutritious Chocolate Smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free PB & J Smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Pie Smoothie

 

Coming Soon …

Coming up this week on www.freefromfavourites.com:

  • Start the day with a smoothie feature
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Pineapple Muffins
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Basil Pesto Chicken Sandwich
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Cinnamon Pancakes

Enjoy!

Fx