Category: Freefrom cooking

Hot chocolate in Starbucks

I took the kids to the gym for Karate and Oona and I waited in Starbucks for them to finish. We both had a soya hot chocolate and it was delicious! Unfortunately on the way there Oona had an accident and so I took off her leggings and knickers and wrapped her cardigan around her waist to preserve her modesty!… Read more →

Kirsty’s Ready meals: review

Just before Christmas we were sent some Gluten free and Dairy free meals from ‘Kirsty’s’ to test and review. Now don’t go thinking this is Kirsty from Kirsty’s Homemade home as I did (craft on the brain, me!)  nooooo! This is a different one. She is a young single Mum and entrepreneur from Yorkshire who appeared on Dragon’s Den. She… Read more →

Forgotten Anniversary

So the other day I was supposed to be going to my crochelizing (yes you read that right its a crochet-social) and I’d made tea late, Oona coloured on the settee with orange felt tip and I ended up calling my friend to say I couldn’t make it…and she said “You haven’t forgotten about tomorrow, have you?” and I said… Read more →

Pork and apple braise

More recpie loveliness complete with out of focus shots of poorly presented but yummy food! So do you want the recipe? I’ve got a small problem because I can’t remember where I got it from so I can’t credit anyone. Suffice to say OF COURSE it isn’t mine! Basically you do this: Chop up your carrots and parsnips and boil… Read more →

Poached cod and peas

Due to my not eating chicken (and the girls copying me) I’ve been forced to look for other replacement chicken dishes and I’m falling back on fish quite often. I found a lovely poached fish recipe: Trim and slice 4 spring onions, put in a pan with 1tbsp olive oil. Trim 300g asparagus (or do as I do and totally… Read more →

Nomato sauce with gluten free spaghetti bolognaise

This car-crash of a meal is Nomato Spaghetti bolognaise…but hold the Lloyd Grossman’s jar, here’s how you make it WITHOUT nightshades! aka without tomato: Peel and chop 6 carrots, 1 beetroot, 1 onion, 3 celery ribs and boil. Stick a bayleaf in for good luck. When it starts to boil, simmer until the veggies are soft. Remove the bayleaf, put… Read more →

Turkish Lamb Pilau

For this recipe I pretty much follow the original. Which can be found here we all like lamb (and actually prefer it to chicken since we got our chooks)!   I kind of double it though, because there’s six of us eating and I add pistachio nuts as well as almonds AND pine nuts (they say use almonds or pinenuts) because it’s… Read more →

Vega Testing

I discovered that our family are allergic and intolerant to various foods through Vega testing. It all started with Elizabeth. When she was about 12 months old she started having diarrhoea. It was really terrible, watery, acidic stuff that burnt her bottom and often missed the nappy entirely as it just ran down her legs. She got progressively worse until she… Read more →

Home made beefburgers

I said the other day I would let you have some of my recipes…now I am not a great cook, but the recipes are pretty good so hopefully you will make a better job of it than me!!   These home made beefburgers are free from wheat, egg, and nightshades because as a family we are allergic to these! The original… Read more →