Monday 22 August 2016

Onion Bhajis GF

Onion Bhajis

When I first ate onion bhajis, I was genuinely surprised by how delicious they were. I'm not overly fond of spicy food but once I'd tasted these mildly spiced, golden bites of joy, they swiftly became a huge favourite. I posted an onion bhaji recipe a few years ago but I now tend to make this version since we always have ginger and coriander in the fridge. However, since both recipes have their merits, I've decided to post this recipe in addition to my original one rather than updating the original post.

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Tropic Skincare Review

Tropic Skincare Products including  the Hand Therapy Cream, Eye Refresh Cooling Gel and the Travel Essentials Bag

As you know, I don't usually review non-food items but I'm truly in love with these wonderful products from Tropic Skincare. I've only been using them a couple of weeks yet my skin is definitely beginning to feel so much softer and far more nourished and hydrated.

Monday 1 August 2016

Strawberries and Cream with Toasted Macadamia Nuts - Suma Bloggers Network GF SCD

Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries and Cream is such a simple Summer dessert yet it's the most perfect, in my opinion. But when you're following a dairy free diet what's the best alternative to cream? Vanilla cashew cream ticks all the boxes and it's quick and easy to make so long as you have a blender. Since we're still in the midst of strawberry season, I decided this recipe would be ideal for my contribution to the Suma Blogger Network this month.

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Some Really Lovely Olives - A Quick Review

I used to be extremely envious of people enthusiastically digging into a plate of olives with their little wooden cocktail sticks because I vehemently hated them, both the texture and the taste, and I really couldn't see what all the fuss was about. However, moving forward a few decades, I've forced myself to eat them and now, I can quite happily state I adore olives.

Monday 20 June 2016

Vegetarian SCD Food

Butternut Squash Burgers  mushroom and butternut squash discs, courgette slices, spring onions, tomato passata and diced garlic

If you're a vegan or vegetarian the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) may seem quite daunting but with a bit of creativity and support from those around you, it's not as difficult as you may think. To give you further encouragement, I thought you might like to take a glimpse of some of the amazing food my son and his girlfriend have recently prepared for themselves

Thursday 9 June 2016

Homemade Spice Mixes GF SCD

If you're wondering how to make your own spice blends to avoid all the nasty fillers and preservatives often included in prepared spice mixes, it's a very simple process and once prepared they can be kept for up to 3 months in a dark place. If we're cooking for the SCD we always make our own, just to be on the safe side, even if the ingredients on the jars and packets don't state any additives.

Friday 27 May 2016

SCD Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt SCD

Did you know that you can create soft, velvety, easy to scoop SCD ice cream from SCD Yogurt Cream? By adding natural fruits and nuts to flavour the yogurt cream, along with a little honey, it's possible to recreate all your favourite flavours. Now it's getting warmer in the UK, I've been reminded of the ice cream recipes I created a few years ago so I've gathered them together in one post so you can find them more easily.