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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ahoy, Matey! Fourth of July French Macarons with a Nautical Theme

Decadent blue and red French macarons dressed in nautical themed packaging make perfect 4th of July barbecue favors!
These beautiful red and blue #french #macarons would make an excellent gift for guests at your #fourthofjuly barbecue.
Yield 24 red macarons & 24 blue macarons

Ahoy, matey! Fourth of July French Macarons 

I absolutely love these macarons! They're made from my basic macaron recipe but are dyed red and blue and are perfectly patriotic and festive for a 4th of July barbecue! If you package the macarons in groups of two or three and fasten them closed with festive ribbon, they'll make the perfect party favor for your guests! I know most people don't really do favors at barbecues, but if you're having an upscale soiree to celebrate Independence Day, then these would be a lovely added touch! Plus, who doesn't love a macaron? And they're gluten-free!

These French macarons are perfect and patriotic! Brilliant for Independence Day

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#tastytuesdays 57 {& we're back with lovely changes!}

At this link party, every singele post gets pinned!

Each week, our team of 15 amazing bloggers and at least one of our fantastic co-hosts provides this fabulous party! We're so glad that you've stopped by to party with us!

The only rule at this link party is that all posts have to be recipes or related to food.

Without you, we wouldn't have a party at all! We think that makes you pretty special and you deserve to benefit from linking up with us each week. Here's how:

When you link up at this party, YOU benefit! Great idea!

As always with parties on Anyonita Nibbles, there's no obligation to follow me or my hosts and co-hosts on social media, but we thought you might like to check out all our Pinterest accounts!

Follow all the #tastytuesdays hosts on Pinterest
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Click the name of each blogger to open a new tab with her Pinterest account & while you're there, don't forget to follow us so you can see your posts being pinned each week! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Vegetarian and Gluten Free Egg and Vegetable Ciabattas with Basil Pesto Recipe

Dressed with fresh basil pesto, these ciabattas are topped with soft, pan-fried vegetables and a crispy fried egg for a delicious and flavorful vegetarian-friendly, gluten free sandwich!
These elegant sandwiches are easy to suitable and gluten free! Use your favorite pesto in place of fatty mayonnaise.
Yield 2 sandwiches

Vegetarian and Gluten Free Egg and Vegetable Ciabattas with Basil Pesto 

In my days before Coeliac Disease, I had a thing for gourmet sandwiches. You can't beat a good bit of bread paired with delicious fillings, can you? It's filling, quick and convenient! Well, you won't be surprised to know what I miss most about being able to eat gluten is convenience foods! When you're in a rush and need a quick lunch, your options tend to be things that would make a coeliac cower in fear: prepackaged sandwiches, wraps or bowls of pasta. This sandwich, ready in 10 minutes flat, was my response to the lack of convenience foods available to coeliacs.

These aren't just ordinary ciabattas, these are gluten-free, cheese-topped ciabattas filled with a medley of pan-fried vegetables, cheese, tomatoes and a crispy fried egg with a perfectly runny yolk. Instead of mayonnaise, butter or oil, I've spread some basil pesto on the bread, so it's better for you than traditional sandwiches.

This is going to be one of those sandwiches you keep coming back to. I promise. You can mix and match the fillings: add meat or keep it vegetarian and use different vegetables. The versatility is endless! You could also substitute the ciabattas for other gluten-free bread and still have delicious results.
The runny yolk in the fried egg on this gluten free sandiwch helps keep it moist .

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pinterest Group Board Etiquette

Pinterest Group Board Etiquette

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A look at the etiquette of pinning to group board and the etiquette for running group boards. Very informative!
By now, loads of bloggers and social media managers are well aware of the benefits gained from promoting content on Pinterest.

If you still need convincing on just how great Pinterest is, do a quick Google News search. You'll find articles about the power of Pinterest and how it is beginning to rival even Google and present itself as an alternative, visual search engine.

When used correctly, one particular aspect of Pinterest has the power to catapult your pageviews exponentially. That aspect is the group board.

With this tutorial, I'd like to look at the benefits of group boards and discuss group board etiquette from the point of view of the pinners as well as board owners.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peanut Butter & Nutella Single Serve Mug Cookie

A personal-sized decadent treat perfect for when you need a hit of gooey peanut butter and indulgent Nutella!
You'll have all of the ingredients to create this mug cookie in your pantry right now! Just add 3 to 5 minutes in the microwave!

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Peanut Butter & Nutella Single Serve Mug Cookie 

Remember those Crunchy Peanut Butter & Nutella cookies I shared a few weeks ago? Before those were born, I created this personal-sized baby. It had been a rough day: we'd had tantrums over absolutely everything. Including the fact that we were having tantrums! When Callum finally gave in and collapsed on the sofa in exhaustion from all the shouting and crying and put himself to sleep, I escaped into the kitchen, in need of something indulgent. You know how they say "necessity is the mother of invention?" Yup, totally.

I'll admit it was almost blind fury and desperation--I was just chucking things into my favorite blue mug and stirring like a mad woman. I even forgot to write this recipe down! (It's a good thing I've made it about 2312598 times since!) I whacked it in the microwave and about 5 minutes later (after it cooled) I leaned up against the kitchen counter and dug in, sipping on a cold glass of almond milk between forkfuls.

So when I say this recipe is perfect for when you need a hit of peanut butter and Nutella, you know what I mean. I always need a hit on those screamy, I-am-a-2-year-old-hear-me-roar days. Not that I'm encouraging emotional eating or anything like that, but when do you find yourself in the throes of a problem only the holy union of chocolate and peanut butter can fix?


Simple ingredients for peanut butter & Nutell mug cookie from Anyonita Nibbles

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays refurb, changes to RSS emails & a #ParisFoodTrip competition

If you stopped by for Tasty Tuesdays:
& while you're here, why not check out some of my latest posts? There's:

http://www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk/2014/04/the-truth-about-pregnancy-triggered-coeliac-disease-gluten-intolerance.html
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http://www.gourmandize.co.uk/anyonitanibbles-3-member-nominee.htm
Just click the photo to go vote for me!
information about a contest I entered (& you can enter, too!) to win an all-expenses paid weekend #ParisFoodTrip

Also, I've made some changes to my RSS weekly email service! Be sure to update your subscription so you don't miss a single email! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Truth About: Pregnancy Triggered Coeliac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

A personal account of pregnancy-triggered Coeliac Disease & Gluten Intolerance. A look at the symptoms of the disease, diagnosis and the stages of acceptance.

She shares her experience with being diagnosed with Coleiac Disease after her pregnancy triggered a gluten intolerance.

After months of speculation, I finally confirmed that I have Coeliac (also spelled Celiac) Disease, which is an intolerance to wheat gluten. I thought it was only fitting that I shared my story here since this is after all a food blog. I'm no expert on living a gluten-free lifestyle, since I'm relatively new to the entire diet. 

But what I have noticed is that there's not much information surrounding things that trigger a gluten intolerance. My Coeliac Disease was triggered by pregnancy and I wasn't even aware that that was a possible outcome of being pregnant! 

I'll share my experience with Coeliac Disease from symptoms to acceptance and lifestyle changes. I'll address the future of Anyonita Nibbles and what impact my diagnosis will have on this food blog.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

24 Delicious Mix & Match Easter Dinner Meal Plan Options

 24 delicious recipes perfect for mixing and matching to create the ideal Easter dinner spread!
She has an amazing round up of Easter dinner options for you to mix & match! MUST PIN!

4 Easter Dinner Meal Planning Options

I've put together four distinct meal planning options for Easter dinner! You won't find any lamb and ham here; this Easter we're going modern and serving up unconventional but tasty recipes perfect for a beautiful Easter spread.

Links to each recipe will be located beneath each set of photos in order of appearance; feel free to mix and match and create your own Easter spread! There's also a bonus nibbles and drinks feature, too,where you'll find perfect recipes for snacking on while the main food cooks.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Saucy Oven Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Enjoy flavorful and tender baby back ribs even if you don't have the outdoor space for a barbecue grill!
With these easy-to-make tender baby back ribs, you can have barbecue ribs any time! | Anyonita Nibbles
Yield 2 racks of ribs

Saucy Oven Baby Back Ribs Recipe 

These baby back ribs are coated with an easy four-ingredient dry rub and slow cooked and basted with barbecue sauce before serving. Growing up in the south in America, I had my fair share of ribs. In the south, we do ribs. Barbecue isn't just a thing you have when the weather's sunny and the days are long. Barbecue is its own food group down south, with entire towns centering their whole identity around it. Living in a country that doesn't share this culture and that has generally fewer days where a barbecue is even possible because of the buckets of rain and bitter cold, means that I miss the smell of smoke wafting in the air!
Saucy Oven Baby Back Ribs | Anyonita Nibbles

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Dream Foodie Shortbreak: A Culinary Weekend in Paris #ParisFoodTrip UK

We loaded up the car with suitcases, a super long pregnancy pillow, lots of drinks and comfy shoes. At my feet was a basket of snacks, a guidebook to France with dozens of highlighted pages with their corners turned down: we were going to spend 10 days driving around Northern France and Paris!

And ... we were driving from Manchester to Dover, catching a ferry and then finishing our drive across the Channel. And ... I was six months pregnant.

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