Monday, 31 December 2012

Diet, is this one of the causes of Dementia?


Did you know that changes in your diet may well help to prevent the onset of dementia? Working in the care industry, even though I am office based, has massively opened my eyes to the despair endured by loving relatives of sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. How many of you know someone whose mental capacity is declining in this way?

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Gluten Free Christmas Cake GF


I've enjoyed Christmas Cake for as long as I can remember, I make one every year. Growing up, my mother used to create a very rich dark cake and my Grandma would make several in loaf tins to hand out to family members. It's better to make your cake in October or early November and feed with brandy every two weeks but as usual I'm late in making the cake this year!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Grain Free Ginger and Lemon Tart GF SCD


The buffets I've made for the family gatherings in the past have always included the lemon pie I first made at school when I was 14 years old. It's a family favourite! But since we now follow a much healthier diet, it's on the "forbidden" list! I decided to create a grain free version suitable for the SCD with dairy free and vegan options and unbelievably, this tastes just as delicious as the original. 

Grain Free Ginger Snaps GF SCD


For centuries ginger has been used to aid digestive healing but it's also known to help promote fast recovery of colds and flu. Probably the reason why ginger desserts are so popular in the Winter months is because ginger is extremely warming and helps promote good circulation.