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.

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. 

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

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Its Competition time!! 

grin emoticonDid you all know its Celiac Awareness Month.


For this i am going to do a wee competition.


I have made a box full of gluten free goodies. And yes of course i am going to give it away to one of you gluten free foodies out there.


To be in with the chance of winning all you have to do is Like my Facebook page by clicking HERE and share the post containing the picture below.heart emoticon 

Yes you do see a jar of my favorite stuff in the world. hehe

I will announce the winner on the 31st of May. 





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Sunday, 1 May 2016

You cant beat a big yummy slice of Banoffee Pie, i must say it is one of my favorite desserts. I make this pie very often.

Banoffee Pie

Its not hard to find a packet of gluten free digestives, i just used a pack and a half of Tesco brand gluten free digestives. 

Banoffee Pie

Ingredients:
Method:
Break up your digestives in a food processor, or crush them in a zip lock bag and beating them with a rolling pin.
Add the melted butter and mix until you get a wet sand kind of texture. Spoon the crumbs into a 7 inch spring form tin. Press into the base and up the sides of the tin.


Gluten Free Banoffee Pie

Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. 
Spread the caramel over the base, simply spread with a spoon or spatula.


Gluten Free Banoffee Pie

Slice the bananas and scatter or arrange them over the top.
Spoon the cream over the bananas and finish with grated chocolate. 
Chill until ready to serve.

Gluten Free Banoffee Pie

Sunday, 3 April 2016

I have to admit, i have tried so many different ways to make the chocolate chip cookie a gluten free chocolate chip cookie, and here is the winner. Here i share it with you all.

Cookies

These cookies are super moist chewy on the outside and just damn yummy. This recipe will make a lot of cookies. I think i got about 30 but of course it was not easy to count as they were gone pretty fast.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

”The chocolate chip cookie is a drop cookie that originated in the United States and features chocolate chips as its distinguishing ingredient.”

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can add anything you want to these cookies, try mixing it up by adding m&ms, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips or even more chocolate chips. Or just add it all to one cookie.I hope you enjoy these cookies cause i sure do and don’t know anyone who said they don’t.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 180g Margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups Gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk Chocolate chips

Method:
Preheat oven to 325*F/160*C fan/Gas mark 3.
In a large mixing bowl, combine margarine and sugars and mix until combined.
Add the egg and the egg yolk and vanilla, and mix until combined.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until just combined.
Gently fold chocolate chips into the dough.
Spoon dollops of the mixture on to a lined cookie tray. About 1 tablespoon. No need to flatten them as they will spread in the oven.
Bake foe approx 12-15 minutes, or until very lightly browned around the edges. The middles of the cookies should still be soft.
Let them cool on the baking tray for 5-10 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, 1 April 2016

These are great for kids and adults. Especially kids that won’t eat bananas. I bet they will be mad to get chocolates right??

Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bites

Well these chocolate banana bites will surely get them eating bananas.

Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bites

Use whatever chocolate you prefair, dark, milk, plain or even white chocolate. Just remember to make sure its gluten free.

Chocolate Banana Bites

Add sprinkles or don’t. Whatever you prefair. Or why not crush a chocolate bar, maybe a crunchie or a flake. Yum right.

Chocolate Banana Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 or more Bananas
  • Chocolate of your choice
  • Sprinkles of your choice

Method:
Chop your bananas into bite size pieces. Freeze them for at least a hour.
Melt your chocolate in a microwave or in a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water.
Dip in the banana pieces until fully coated.
Add your sprinkles at once before the chocolate hardens.



Kids really need their fruit and vegetables to keep healthy and to keep their growth at the right pace.

Gluten free Carrot Spice Cake

One vegetable my son loves is his carrots. I swear by them. They are a great vegetable as they are full of vitamin A that kids always need.

Gluten free Carrot Spice Cake

Here’s a few benefits of the carrot
  • Carrots really do help kids see in the dark, they also ease asthma and boost immunity.
  • Carrots are full of vitamin A which is essential for growth.
  • The vitamin A is transformed into a pigment in the retina of the eye which is essential for vision in dim light.
  • Carrots may prevent asthma in children, especially in kids regularly surrounded by smokers.
  • Getting kids to eat carrots may boost immunity. Vitamin A keeps the skin and the cells that line the airways healthy.
Carrot Spice Cake

So here I share a recipe that will have the kids eating carrots. They won’t even notice there’s carrots in these.

Carrot Spice Cake

What kid doesn’t want a big slice of cake right.

Well I baked mine in a square 9inch pan. Then I cut them into squares for handiness.
I love them this way as you can pack them in a small container and take them out as a wee treat.
You can make yours in a round 9inch pan and serve as a slice of cake.


Ingredients:
  • 225g/8oz gluten free self raising flour
  • 2tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2tsp All Spice
  • 225g/8oz Light brown sugar
  • 225g/8oz Carrots, grated
  • 4 Eggs
  • 150g/6oz Butter, melted
Method:
Preheat oven to 180*C/350*F/Gas 4.
Grease and line a 9inch square pan with parchment paper.
Melt your butter now and leave to cool.
Put the flour, spices and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix together.
Add the carrots and mix until combined.
Add the eggs to the flour mixture and mix well, then add the melted butter and mix until all is combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through and golden.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
Cut into squares and serve.