Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Liebster Blog Award

Today I was honoured to receive the Liebster Award from the lovely Laura at Gluten Free Pantry. Thank you Laura! Please visit her site for some tasty gluten-free recipes and in particular her Persimmon and Strawberry ice cream recipe looks to die for!

Funnily enough I was just reading about this on The Tasty Alternative. I always go and visit the sites of the lovely people who comment on my blog and I was excited to find that Amber also blogs about the SCD ...and from her blog I have found other wonderful blogs to visit....and from their blogs......This is how it works isn't it? There's so many awesome blogs out there!

Liebster is a German word meaning "Dearest" thus the award means "Dearest Blog". It is given to people whose blogs have less than 200 followers which is lovely since it is a kind of recognition for their dedication and enables them to meet similar bloggers and get an insight into their interests too!

I started my blog to create a place for my own family to re-create the recipes we have at home since they are no longer at home! I also hoped that it might be found by other SCDers so they could also enjoy the recipes! I didn't expect that I would enjoy writing my weekly blogs and that it would become my "full time" hobby!

To accept the award you have to thank the person who nominated you on your blog then :
  • Link back to the person who awarded you
  • Nominate 5 other blogs for the award
  • Inform the 5 other bloggers by leaving them a comment on their blog
  • Post the award on your blog.
These are my 5 blogs with under 200 followers (I think) which definitely deserve this award (although I could nominate many more!)
Please visit these sites and enjoy their wonderful creativity!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas Sundae GF SCD

This amazing dessert was inspired by Jamie Oliver's Christmas Pudding & Ice Cream Sundae and re-created by my son. It's a great way to use up the left over pudding and cake from Christmas and tastes awesome.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Grain Free Christmas Cake GF SCD

We love Christmas Cake, especially with cheese. This year I've made a gluten-free egg-less cake and another one suitable for the SCD. We've still got some of a gluten-free cake I made last year, the one with too much brandy! When the tin is opened you can smell the aroma at the other end of the house! I don't like to feed the SCD cake so it's made a week before Christmas.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sugar Free Mincemeat GF SCD

I'm getting quite excited for Christmas now and really looking forward to seeing family and relaxing for a few days. But the run up to the big day and the preparation of food is quite hectic! We love mince pies! I always used to buy an organic mincemeat but since cooking for the SCD I've made it myself. This recipe doesn't contain any additional sugar, the natural sweetness of the fruit itself is enough!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Chestnut Stuffing GF SCD

I started making my chestnut stuffing a few weeks before Christmas a couple of years ago. Prior to that I was always very anxious in the days coming up to Christmas that I wouldn't be able to find the chestnuts and parsley, they always seemed to become extremely scarce. So now I make and freeze it a couple of weeks before Christmas Day. Then all I have to do is remember to take it out of the freezer on Christmas Eve and leave it in the fridge overnight to defrost.