Friday, 30 August 2013

Mixed Bean Salad GF SCD

I'm always making bean salads, not only are they extremely quick and easy to assemble, they're also full of plant protein and add fibre, B vitamins, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium as well as health promoting phytonutrients to the meal.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Trust Your Intuition Kindle version

Do you remember the launch of the paperback book to which I was fortunate to contribute a chapter about healing with the SCD? Well, the kindle version of "Trust Your Intuition" has just been launched and to celebrate this event you will be able to claim lots of FREE gifts when you purchase Trust Your Intuition: 25 "Natural Medicine Confessions" From Influential Women Who Use Healing Remedies For Their Families on Amazon in the UK or on Once you've purchased it head over HERE to get all your free gifts! The offer is open to midnight on August 29th 2013.

Basic Salad Dressing GF SCD

It's so easy and quick to make your own salad dressings. I'm sharing a very basic dressing which I use for most of my salads. I add other ingredients to it depending on the particular salad. You may notice that I haven't used vinegar - that's because my husband can't tolerate vinegar of any sort but I've included other options below.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a wonderful new blog called Coconut and Berries. The tempting and tasty vegan recipes on this site are all created by Emma, a student in the UK! I felt both surprised and honoured when she recently nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award, thank you so much Emma, you made my day!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sainsbury's Magazine Cookbook Review

I was so very excited to be given the opportunity to review the new cookbook written to mark the 20 year anniversary of Sainsbury's Magazine but I never imagined it would be so enlightening. The striking close-up full page photographs of each recipe most definitely help to make it one of the most beautiful cookery books I have ever seen. 

Black Bean, Pea and Mint Bites with Raita Dressing GF SCD

I stopped picking the mint from the garden a couple of years ago because whenever I glanced out of the window the local black tomcat was sitting on it. Moving it into a pot didn't help but this year, I've had a plentiful supply from my Mother's garden and we're loving the wonderful fragrance in the kitchen.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Cranachan GF SCD

Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert originally made with Crowdie (a type of cream cheese), toasted oatmeal, honey and whiskey. Raspberries were added in the Summer months as they became available. These days it tends to be made with cream and has become quite a luxurious dessert. 

Friday, 9 August 2013

Courgette and Pea Salad GF SCD

We love to eat mixed salads in the Summer months and this particular salad has become a favourite. Served warm or cold, it's very quick and easy to make as well as looking so attractive on the plate.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Cauliflower Rice GF SCD

Cauliflower Rice

Years ago, my favourite way to eat cauliflower was smothering it in cheese sauce. It wasn't until I started cooking for a grain free diet that I realised how versatile this simple, much loved vegetable is. Used to replace starchy vegetables and grains, it can add so much nutritionally to the diet which, considering its colour, is unusual. This is one white food you can definitely enjoy eating regularly.