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    Simple Tomato And Basil Soup Recipe

    October is here and so is the winter weather. Is it just me or do we seem to have gone from summer straight into winter? We’ve just skipped autumn this year. Or with the way this year is going, maybe autumn will come in December? Either way, it’s cold and miserable so that means it’s time for my favourite food…. Soup! I decided to keep it classic today and make a simple tomato and basil soup. I couldn’t find any fresh basil in the shops which was a little annoying but dried worked just fine. One day I really would like my own little herb garden but my dog would…

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    Taco Salad Bowl – With Edible Bowl!

    It’s summer which can only mean one thing…. Salad season! I would honestly eat salad and rice every day when it’s hot. A Taco Salad Bowl is probably my favourite way of having salad though and my 4 year old is now requesting it every week! Only issue is, he doesn’t eat salad. We do manage to get him to eat some bits though. I think the main fascination with the Taco Salad Bowl is the fact you can eat the bowl!! It is definitely the best part. Though if you destroy it too early, the salad spills everywhere. Mr and I have learnt to leave it whole until you’re…

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    Gluten Free, Vegan Thumbprint Biscuits With Lemon Curd

    Another week, another recipe! I wouldn’t usually do 2 similar posts one week after the other but I HAD to share this recipe with you guys. I have already given it out to one of my Insta friends who also made these gorgeous gluten free, vegan thumbprint biscuits and given me feedback on how good they are. I always worry about posting recipes just in case they’re not as good as I think they are. I’ve used recipes from books before and been really disappointed at how bland the flavour was and I think that’s what triggers my worries. But anyway’s…. My lovely work colleague brought in a jar of…

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    Gluten Free IKEA Style Meatballs With Creamy Sauce

    I think I only got to have IKEA’s famous Swedish Meatballs once before I realised I was gluten intolerant so I don’t really have much to compare them to. I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for ages though and typically, during this lock down, IKEA actually released the recipe for their infamous meatballs! They’re not gluten free though so I’ve still played around and adapted the recipe to suit me. So here it is, my Gluten Free IKEA Style Meatballs recipe! Complete with the creamy gravy sauce. You can make this recipe dairy free too by using alternative yoghurt and butter. It can literally be made to suit any…

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    Mexican Chilli Bean Soup

    I’ve recently tried a supermarket’s own tinned Mexican Chilli Bean Soup and my first thought was “I can make this better”. Actually, I’ve tried a couple from different supermarkets. Some containing chicken too. They were OK but I was more shocked when I read the ingredients on the tins. The amount of salt is shocking and one even contained hydrogenated fats….. Why?! Why does soup contain man made fat! There’s just no need for it. And a good soup shouldn’t need ridiculous amounts of salt either. I prefer a thicker soup to a watery, stock based one so my recipe for Mexican Bean Soup is done in two parts. The…

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    Sausage Casserole – Oven And Slow Cooker Method

    Sometimes all we want for dinner is something warm and comforting. One of my favourite things before going gluten free was Schwartz Sausage Casserole. Unfortunately the main ingredient in their packet mix is wheat. Because of this, I decided to recreate it in a way I could actually eat. Of course, to make it gluten free, you need to make sure the sausages are safe. I highly recommend Aldi for their range of sausages that are all certified gluten free. And if you are a dieter then they also have a great range for you too! They do low fat pork chipolatas and really tasty chicken ones too! By the…

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    Minced Beef Hotpot & Samuel Groves Cookware Review

    There’s something really comforting about an easy one-pot dinner. This Minced Beef Hotpot recipe is just that! When Samuel Groves kindly asked me to review one of their pans I had to choose their casserole pan! The best things about Samuel Groves pans is the fact you can go from hob to oven without having to switch cookware. I was sent the 20cm Stainless Steel Casserole Pan & Lid from their Classic Range. I decided this Minced Beef Hotpot would be the perfect recipe to try the pan out and I wasn’t wrong! It comes packaged in a Samuel Groves named box and inside that was a natural hessian bag.…

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    Cheats Mac and Cheese – Chef Parmalat Cooking Cream Review

    I have created this Cheats Mac and Cheese recipe after being asked to review Chef Parmalat UHT cooking cream. I was gifted the product and all opinions are my own and not that of the company. Italian food is mt favourite and even more so when it’s been tinkered with by the Americans! There’s just something comforting about a bowl full of creamy carbs. When Ciao Gusto asked me to come up with a recipe using one of their many products I couldn’t say no! I had a look at the multitude of different products available and I knew exactly what I was going to make… Cheats Mac and Cheese!…

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    Fakeaway Salt And Pepper Chicken

    This Fakeaway Salt and Pepper Chicken is one of my absolute favourites. Being Gluten Free is quite easy these days. The choice of bread and cakes in shops is unbelievable and everything tastes nice. Restaurants offer whole Free From Menus now. Eating out is far easier now than it was a few years ago. Every body seems to be realising that people with allergies and intolerances want to eat good food too! One problem I do still come across is takeaways. I can manage to get a chicken Kebab minus the pitta from my local Kebab shop but that’s about it. I haven’t risked an Indian and Chinese is out…

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    Rosemary And Garlic Baked Fries

    Making crispy oven baked fries is like winning gold at the Olympics in the slimming community. They do take practice and everyone has their own way. These Rosemary and Garlic Baked Fries are one of my favourite ways of doing them. Air Fryers have become one of the most popular kitchen gadgets but I just don’t have the storage space for one. And quite frankly, I don’t think I could get one big enough to do chips for my whole family! We like a big portion of chips. I have moved over to using oven chips lately, just for convenience but I do still love a good baked chip. I…

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