Sunday, 13 April 2014

My April TVK Box


Another month and another amazing box has arrived from The Vegan KindHave you subscribed yet? The number of fans on their Facebook page has been growing like crazy and I really had to suppress my urge to take a slight peek at a photo of the box I saw uploaded there in case I ruined the surprise since mine arrived a day later than some.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Free From & Vegan Easter Eggs at Sainsbury's


Don't miss out on the chocolate this year if you're suffering from food allergies because Sainsbury's have a wonderful range of reasonably priced "free from" chocolate eggs to choose from! There are several brands of chocolate that are certified gluten free but finding tasty chocolate Easter eggs which are gluten free AND dairy free can be quite a challenge especially if you're searching for children who don't always want to be presented with a rich, dark chocolate egg - though that would make me very happy!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Seven Portions of Fruit & Vegetables a Day


This week the British public were surprisingly informed to drop the "5 a day" rule and follow the new recommendation of "7 a day" or even "10 a day" 80 gram portions of fruit and vegetables. The latter is the recommendation of doctors at the University of Liverpool in an accompanying editorial to the recently  published research study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health conducted by University College London. Several of my work colleagues couldn't believe that this was at all possible, most of them complaining that they couldn't even follow the "5 a day" rule!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Vegan & Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake GF


It was Mother's Day in the UK yesterday and the perfect excuse to bake a cake! But in order to satisfy everyone's dietary needs, it HAD to be vegan AND gluten free. I have to admit that many of my attempts at baking vegan cakes with gluten free flours have turned out to be very disappointing, in fact quite disastrous really! However, as soon as I saw the beautiful vegan lemon drizzle cake on Bit of The Good Stuff, I knew that I MUST attempt to make it gluten free and yesterday was the ideal occasion since my daughter was visiting and she adores lemon drizzle cake.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

March Muffin Madness at GFE - Gluten Free Easily


I was honoured and delighted to be invited by Shirley to contribute a recipe to the March Muffin Madness Event over at GFE - Gluten Free Easily this year. Thank you Shirley. Have you seen the wonderful contributions this year? They're all fantastic and there's savoury muffins as well as sweet. All diets are catered for including grain free, vegan and vegetarian and, of course, they're ALL gluten free! There's some very talented recipe designers out there in blogland!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

My March TVK Box


When my husband told me that my TVK Box had arrived and was waiting at home for me to open, I couldn't wait to get back from work. Receiving this surprise box of goodies each month is fantastic, you never know what you're going to get but one thing is guaranteed, the contents will be awesome!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

A Very Green Salad GF SCD


It's St Patrick's Day tomorrow and this is my contribution to the celebrations. Jam packed full of green veggies and served with an avocado and mint dressing, this salad is the ultimate green salad.