Friday, 25 October 2013

Take One .. Bag of Flaked Almonds

Open bag of flaked almonds

Did you know that almonds are one of the world's healthiest foods? For years I avoided them like the plague, that first taste of marzipan was enough to put me off eating almonds forever. When I first started to cook with almond flour I expected everything to come out tasting of commercially made marzipan but no, I was quite taken by surprise!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Golden Apple Products - A Review


A couple of months ago I was so very excited to discover these Organic Raw Crackers from Golden Apple! Not only are they made from the purest of ingredients, I was over the moon when I realised that some of the flavours are suitable for the SCD... which is exciting news because there are very few products out there..

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Roasted Butternut Squash Dip GF SCD


This dip is golden, sweet, smooth and very delicious! I served it with these Golden Apple raw crackers and biscuits but the following day I noticed one of my family spreading the little bit we had left on some gluten free bread and making a salad sandwich with it!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Roasted Red Onion and Coquina Squash Soup GF SCD


Compared to butternut squash, Coquina squash is deeper in colour and much easier to peel. An excellent source of Vitamins A and C and rich in phytonutrients and antioxidant carotenoids, this soup is incredibly nutritious as well as being tasty and warming. However, if you can't get hold of one, use butternut squash in this recipe instead because it's also a nutritional powerhouse. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Caramelised Pears GF SCD


When roasting pears, I've always taken out the core as well as the stem but apparently you can make the pears look much prettier if you just use a melon baller (I couldn't find mine) to take out the core and leave the stems intact. Doing this will create a more "impressive presentation". That said, these are much easier to eat!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Naturally Sweet and Gluten Free by Ricki Heller - A Review


I don't remember how I came across Ricki's web site a couple of years or so ago but I've followed her blog ever since. Her deep knowledge of nutrition and extremely witty personality both strongly shine through in her writing. Ricki's gift for designing innovative and tasty recipes ensures that her new cook book will be loved by all and I was delighted to be asked to write a review for Naturally Sweet & Gluten Free. This is my very honest opinion.

Dairy Free Pesto GF SCD


This simple dairy free, plant based pesto recipe is a perfect alternative to shop bought pesto and it's made in minutes. We like to mix it in with some courgetti noodles or drizzle it over pizza and gluten free pasta.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Sainsbury's Cook Book Competition Result


I can now announce the results of the Sainsbury's Cookbook competition I held on my blog in August!

Congratulations Kevin Friend. Kevin, please would you contact me with your address details!

Thank you to everyone for taking part, I'm sorry you couldn't all be winners :(