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Chickpea & Cream cheese dip

Chickpea & Cream cheese dip

I decided I better not call this cream cheese hummus but basically to me it is. Oscar is not a fan of just hummus so I thought I would try adding a cheesy twist to it and well it was a hit. With the cream cheese there is no need to add any olive oil. It is totally simple but the result is I thought surprisingly delicious even if like Oscar you are not a hummus … Read entire article »

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Blackberry recipes

Blackberry recipes

This year for sure the blackberries are surprising even me with their earliness! Having dog’s means I see the blackberries appear as twice a day I tend to walk somewhere they grow! Already people only seen at blackberry time are appearing on my walks and are already filling big containers of these gorgeous fruits that nature shares with us. Mind I always like to save some for nature itself whilst others seem to strip the bushes … Read entire article »

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Tropical Honey flapjacks with gluten-free version

Tropical Honey flapjacks with gluten-free version

Using honey instead of sugar is getting quite popular but my first try with honey was actually as I had run out of golden syrup still used sugar though and noticed that without golden syrup you get a much softer flapjack which I actually prefer to be honest. That hit and miss of baking flapjacks, so you don’t get the filling pulling chewiness is somewhat a balance isn’t it. This recipe swaps the sugar and the … Read entire article »

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Naturally pink iced gluten-free fairy cakes

Naturally pink iced gluten-free fairy cakes

Despite the occasional blip I am naturally a natural soul but I also love colour too. So I was so thrilled how gorgeously pink this icing came out with no colouring at all. Yes my pretty pink has been made simply with strawberries. Impressive, right? I did before do a purple icing to drizzle on my blackberry tray bake recipe using blackberries to colour the icing. But this pink to me is even more perfect. It … Read entire article »

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Baked Spiced gluten-free waffle recipe

Baked Spiced gluten-free waffle recipe

One of the many things the kids miss since being gluten-free is waffles. It makes a change from the regular breakfast and waffles also make great afternoon snacks too. So I was thrilled to find this waffle tray at MeinCupcake giving me the chance make a gluten-free version. Cakemart  is the UK version of this German based company. I was very impressed with the speed and efficiency of their service. They  have a huge range … Read entire article »

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My favourite gluten-free picnic recipes

My favourite gluten-free picnic recipes

As it is National Picnic Week this week, I thought I share a few of my own favourite gluten-free picnic recipes. Supper (or dinner or tea if you so call it) is fairly easy to work around when you are gluten-free and so is breakfast but lunch particularly in the ‘packed lunch/picnic’ form is so much more tricky. Crumbly, dry sandwiches are never appealing and for gluten-free wraps you need to take out a second mortgage … Read entire article »

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Chocolate & Lime muffin recipe

Chocolate & Lime muffin recipe

I have to confess these muffins were totally inspired by a chocolate & lime sweet. They used to be one of my Mum’s favourite sweets, you know you have those happy childhood memories that just rattle around in your head and just pop up out of the blue to remind you.   So these yummy muffins were made. I have to be honest we need more lime & chocolate combinations it works really well! I wanted these muffins … Read entire article »

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chocolate banoffee loaf

chocolate banoffee loaf

Oh I had to share this with you. To be honest it is just a  few little changes to my banoffee loaf. But it if you like chocolate too, this will sure to be a hit. Without having to use loads of chocolate it has a deep chocolatey taste, which is just delicious. Using really ripe bananas means your banana flavour will come through. I used grounds almonds in this recipe and reduced the flour. This … Read entire article »

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Spicy, nutty savoury flapjack

Spicy, nutty savoury flapjack

So you are all chocolate’d (this is a word, right?!) out after the weekend. You still have chocolate calling you from cupboards or where they were oh so neatly placed on a shelf. Well if you are and the thought of chocolate or something sweet really doesn’t appeal quite as much as usual then this recipe may be exactly what you are looking for. I confess I love savoury . We love savoury muffins here and … Read entire article »

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Lea & Perrins – Baked eggs & bloody Mary recipe

Lea & Perrins – Baked eggs & bloody Mary recipe

I  may have mentioned my love of Lea & Perrins as a child before. I was that child who drunk it out of the bottle, I know, I know but I loved it. Tomato juice with Lea & Perrins was my ultimate drink sub 10 years old. So the upgrade to a Blood Mary was enjoyed through adulthood. As you know I am gluten-free but a little bit of hit and miss research made me … Read entire article »

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