Vanilla Fudge

Made with only 2 ingredients. Wow!

Eggs in Bell Peppers

Sometimes we need a breakfast that looks pretty aswell as tasty

Marmalade Chicken with Rocket Potatoes

Orange Chicken and Lemony Potatoes just go great togethor

Gluten free Mashed Potato Balls

So crunchy on the outside and creamy inside.

Raisin and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Raisen and Coconut Goodness.

Banoffee Pie

You cant beat a big yummy slice of Banoffee Pie.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Gluten Free White Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters

Baking with kids is lots of fun, it may be totally messy, but it is very rewarding in the end.  I love how excited my little man gets in the kitchen. 


Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters

To get your Little One in the mix of things without feeling completely overwhelmed, why not try a simple recipe like this? I mean, it doesn’t get simpler than cornflakes, white chocolate, and dried cranberries.


Clusters

As you melt and prepare the chocolate, the kids can measure out the cornflakes and pour them into the bowl with the cranberries, then just pour the melted chocolate over them as they stir. As the mixture cools, you can set up a two baking sheets with was paper. Set your Little One up with a tablespoon and allow them to scoop out the mixture and place it in clumps on the sheet. You can help smaller kids out, as it can be a bit messy. Don’t worry if they fall apart a bit, as long as the chocolate is touching, it will firm up and stick together. 


White Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters

Ingredients:
Method:
Firstly prepare a baking tray lined with foil or parchment paper.
Put the chocolate in a microwavable bowl. Microwave at medium–high power for 30–second periods, stirring in the intervals, until the chocolate is all melted.
Have a larger bowl ready with the cranberries and cornflakes. Pour in the chocolate and stir until all the cornflakes and cranberries are all coated.
Once all are coated drop dollops onto the tray. Have them what ever size you like but make sure to space them out evenly as they may stick together once the chocolate hardens.
Once the chocolate has set, remove from tray and store in an airtight container for up to a week.


Gluten Free White Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters



Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Gluten Free Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

I love one pot pasta dishes, and I know a lot of you do too. They’re quick, easy, and pack a lot of flavor into one little dish that needs to be cleaned at the end. 

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

The sun dried tomatoes add a little tang and a slight sweetness to the pasta that really takes it to the next level. The deep red color leeches a bit into the sauce, giving it the most beautiful golden hue.

onepot pasta

With this dish it is definitely better when freshly prepared. I’ve been happily eating the leftovers, but the texture does change quite a bit as it begins to cool although the flavor stays just the same. If you’re texture sensitive, you’ll want to eat it as soon as possible after cooking.

Gluten Free Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Ingredients:
  • 1tbsp butter
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5oz Gluten Free Tagliatelle
  • 2- 3 sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Method:
Mince the garlic and sauté it with butter in a deep saucepan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, or just until it's soft and melted, do not let it brown.
Add the chicken broth, milk, pasta, sun dried tomato pieces, and a dose of freshly cracked pepper to the skillet. Make sure the pasta is submerged below the liquid.
Place a lid on the pasta and allow the liquid in the saucepan to come to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, give it a quick stir to make sure the pasta is not stuck to the bottom. Return the lid to the top, turn the heat down to low, and let it simmer for about 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is tender. Stir briefly every 4-5 minutes as it simmers to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.
If the pasta is still very soupy at that point, remove the lid and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes more, or until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly. Once thickened, sprinkle the Parmesan over top and serve. 
The sauce will continue to thicken after the pasta is removed from the heat.


Gluten Free Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

This soup is amazing and so full of flavor.

Leak & Potato Soup

I make this soup a lot and when I do I freeze it into smaller portions for my son. He absolutely loves it with mashed potatoes.

gluten free Leak & Potato Soup

It is so nice to have a bowl of this soup in the winter time. You could even serve it as a starter before your Christmas Meal. Of course I am going way ahead of myself here as we are still in July but what I mean is this soup is so hearty and delicious why not cook up some batches through out the year. The family will thank you for it.

Soup

Ingredients:
  • 3 Leaks, washed and chopped
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 3 Potatos, peeled and chopped
  • 100g Butter
  • 100ml of Fresh Cream
  • 1-2 Vegetable Stock Cubes, depending on your liking
  • Water
Method:
In a large saucepan melt your butter on a low heat.
Turn the temperature to a medium heat and saute your chopped vegetables in the butter.
Keep stirring making sure not to burn the vegetables.
Once the vegetables have shrunk in size add the stock cube to a jug and dissolve this in boiling water.
Add stock to the vegetables then add more water to just cover the vegetables, stir, and keep on a simmer for approx 40 minutes or until all the vegetables are soft.
Once cooked, blend using a hand blender until all is pureed and combined. Add more water if you find it to think and stir.
Add your 100ml of cream and stir.
Serve Immediately, or leave to cool and pour into an airtight container to freeze or refrigerate. 




Friday, 1 July 2016

Gluten Free Strawberry Mug Cake

Enjoy a fresh, warm, Strawberry Muffin in a mug that’s ready in minutes with this simple-to-make, bursting-with flavor, Strawberry Muffin Mug Cake! 

Strawberry Mug Cake

Mug cakes are fast becoming a favorite treat of mine.  Its the perfect single serve dessert made in a mug and it is cooked quickly in the microwave.

strawberry Muffin Mug Cake


Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Gluten Free self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp salted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fresh Strawberries, chopped
  • Coarse sparkling sugar, optional garnish


Method:
In a 14-ounce (or larger) microwave-safe mug with straight sides, whisk together flour, sugar, and baking powder until completely combined, with no streaks of any ingredients remaining. 
Blend in milk, butter, and vanilla until batter is smooth. 
Stir in the strawberries.
Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if desired.
Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until cake is done to your liking. 
Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before serving.


Gluten Free Strawberry Muffin Mug Cake

If you’ve never tried a batch of homemade banana muffins, hot from the oven, with gooey Nutella in the middle, you are definitely missing out!

Gluten Free Banana Bread Nutella Muffins

There is nothing better than a slice of Banana Bread with a nice thick layer of Nutella on top. So why not try shake things up by baking Banana Bread Muffins and adding a dollop of Nutella over each one before baking. 

As they bake the Nutella sinks to the middle and the batter rises over the top. 

Banana Bread Nutella Muffins

Once you bite into these bad boys that delicious oooey gooey Nutella just oozzes out.

Nutella Muffins

These Banana Bread Nutella Muffins are definitely on the side of baking successes. I could eat a hundred of these soft Nutella muffins and still crave more!

Ingredients:

Method:
Preheat oven to 180*C/350*F/Gas 4.
Line your muffin tray with Cases.
Mix the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
In another Bowl Mash the Bananas with a fork then add them to the mixture.
Beat in the eggs, then mix in the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Spoon mixture into the cases, half fill them then put a spoon of nutella on each one then top them up with the mix again.
Bake for about 15 minutes.


Gluten Free Banana Bread Nutella Muffins

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Strawberry Milkshake

Today I was really craving a strawberry milkshake. It had been years since I had one. Luckily I had all the ingredients to make one or I would of had to walk to the shop in the rain.

Strawberry Milkshake

A milkshake is great during the warm weather to cool off or even enjoy it for a sweet treat.

Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 medium strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream


Method:
Combine all ingredients in a blender until well blended.
Serve in a tall class and serve immediately.


Strawberry Milkshake

Friday, 3 June 2016

Juvela is a Company that sells Gluten free products. You can find their products in almost every big store including Dunnes Stores, Super Value and Tesco. They are an English company. They have so many gluten free products including biscuits, crackers, pasta, bread and so many more.


Check out their Website by clicking this link https://www.juvela.co.uk/
If you sign up they send you a box of goodies to try.

You can also go straight to amazon to buy them by clicking here Juvela Gluten & Wheat Free Special Flakes  


Juvela were kind enough to send me out some products to try and review and to share my thoughts on their products with you all.

In this Review I am going to tell you what I thought of the Cereal Flakes.

To be honest I thought these were okay. They are not the best gluten free cereal I have tried, I have had something similar to these and they were a lot nicer.  I also gave my son some of these, he ate about half but i believe that was because he was Hungary.

In my own opinion they are not the worst. I just had them plain with milk but I believe they just need some sprucing up with some fruit and honey. I will buy these again and try them in other ways.

They are very dark in colour on the picture on the box but they are originally light in colour. they also look a lot more crisp on the box. They are best with cold milk as they go very mushy when warm. 

If i had to rate these out of 10 i would say 5 out of 10. They are eatable but they not that great.
Thanks for reading everyone, don't forget to check back soon.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

I’m going through one of those times lately when I’m totally obsessed with making smoothies. I mean i have been having one everyday for the past 3 weeks for my breakfast. 

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

I used to just have a slice of toast for breakfast or i wouldn't have any breakfast at all, then all day I would honestly feel like crap. Well I am never looking back. When you have a smoothie for breakfast your not only having something healthy but you are also filling yourself with good vitamins and energy to kick start your day, and believe me you will notice the difference.

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

For this smoothie use fresh ingredients if you prefer or do what i do by buying fresh strawberries and cutting the tops off and placing them in a freezer bag and freezing them so they are ready when you need them. You could even buy fruit that is already frozen.

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup Frozen Strawberries
1 Banana
1tsp Honey
1 cup Almond Milk

Make it a Breakfast Smoothie
Add 1/2 cup of Gluten free Rolled Oats

Method:
Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until all is combined.
Pour into desired class and serve immediately. 


Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

Saturday, 14 May 2016

gluten free oatmeal cookies

You all have probably learned that i just love baking cookies. I make cookies nearly every week. Whats great is its one thing my wee boy loves to do. He loves doing all the mixing, of course i cant leave his side while hes doing the mixing cause once look back at him i always find half the mix gone. 

gluten free cookies

Well this cookie recipe is a new one of mine. I was just having a wee peek at my baking ingredients and found that some was almost to the expiry date so i thought i would use them up. So i came up with this delicious cookie, it really is great and by great i mean be careful you may just eat every cookie great.

Gluten free Raisin & Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

When they were done i had my wee boy try one before i did. He took his first bite and i was asking him if they were good, the only reply i got was a yum num num num num as he walked away.  Then i tried one and yea i agreed with him, they were pretty good. This will become a favorite for us now and i cant wait to try them with white chocolate chips and craisins. 

Raisin & Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup Margarine
½ cup Granulated sugar
1½ cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 - 2½ cups Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
2 cups Gluten Free Porridge Oats
1 cup Desiccated Coconut

Method:
Preheat your oven to 350*F/180*C fan/Gas mark 4.
Prepare your cookie pan with parchment or grease proof paper.
Cream together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Set aside.
Mix flour, oats, coconut and the salt together in a separate bowl.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
Spoon onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


Raisin & Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Raisin & Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Friday, 13 May 2016

Who remembers Curly Wurly Bars? I remember going down to the shop just to get a Curly Wurly. 

Gluten Free Curly Wurly Fudge

A curly Wurly is a chewy caramel ladder, draped in delicious milk chocolate and the best thing is they are gluten free. Yay, us celiacs get to eat that yummy twirly goodness.

Curly Wurly Fudge

In this recipe i have used a 2 ingredient chocolate fudge recipe that i have seen all over the internet that only requires chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. I know right, that sounds fool proof, well your right anyone could make this fudge and it is worth it. Its so creamy and chocolaty.

Chocolate Curly Wurly Fudge

When the fudge was made i just tossed over chopped Curly Wurly bars.

Its so good and a great wee treat for the kids, it would also be great during the Christmas holidays or for a dinosaur themed birthday party as i thought it looked kinda like dinosaur bones through the fudge.

Gluten Free Curly Wurly Fudge


Ingredients:
Method:
Line a brownie dish with some foil. You can spray it with cooking spray too but i managed without it.

Chop up your Curly Wurlys using a sharp knife. Make make chunks or small chunks watever you prefair.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together and microwave in 30 second increments until smooth and completely melted. 
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan spreading it out evenly.
Press the Curly Wurlys over the top. Bring to room temperature before refrigerating. Once it's solid, remove from the pan using the foil and cut into squares.

chocolate Fudge