Monday, May 18, 2015

Gluten Free Sun-dried Tomato and Bacon Chicken with Basil and Feta in an OXO Good Grips Pan

Salty, sweet, rich and moreish, this gluten free chicken dish will be a family favourite!
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Gluten Free Sundried Tomato and Bacon Chicken with Feta and Basil

Butterfly chicken breast. The easiest way to ensure juicy chicken and one of the first ways I learned how to make chicken breast. In the Art Deco kitchen of one of the Quad residence halls on the UNCG campus my sophomore year at uni, my roommate stands over a plate with a fruit knife, nearly halving chicken breasts. Although her technique was amateurish, the chicken was incredible and it surely one of the best things ever to come out of a college dorm.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gluten Free Salted Caramel & Cacao Macarons

Made with Creative Nature's cacao powder, these chocolate macarons are filled with luscious salted caramel for an indulgent, gluten free treat!

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Gluten Free Salted Caramel & Cacao Macarons

Cacao is the raw ingredient chocolate is made from and is one of the most chemically complex foods known to man. For this recipe, I used Creative Nature's cacao powder, an organic powder ground from the popular Criollo beans. The thing I love most about cacao powder is that you still get a lovely chocolatey taste without the usual concerns associated with chocolate.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

#tastytuesdays 101 + 4 Gluten Free Desserts

It's Coeliac Awareness Week! I'd love it if you shared your gluten free recipes at this party today!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Coeliac Week 2015 + Gluten Free Afternoon Tea with Udi's

Enjoy a classic afternoon tea the gluten free way with Udi's Gluten Free food!
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Gluten Free Afternoon Tea with Udi's

Afternoon tea is such a decadent and indulgent treat. It's a time for sumptuous sandwiches, delicious desserts and a hearty brew. By nature, sandwiches and sponge cake are chock full of gluten. Finding a coeliac-friendly tea is pretty hard to come by, so instead, I've partnered with Udi's to showcase some of their amazing products and develop recipes suitable for any gluten free afternoon tea.

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I'll be sharing recipes for gluten free vanilla cake with salted caramel frosting and two gluten free sandwich recipes: grilled paneer and sun-dried tomato and smoked salmon and cucumber. I served the three of these with fresh strawberry lemonade, English breakfast tea and Udi's gluten free lemon wafers.

Friday, May 1, 2015

25 Gluten Free Cinco de Mayo Recipes

I love Mexican food and Cinco de Mayo is the perfect opportunity for relishing in a bit of gauc and a cheeky shot or two of tequila!
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Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Mexican food is characterised by intense flavours: lime, chili and coriander come together in dozens of dishes to create a unique and delicious combination that's pretty hard to resist. But with all of its loveliness, quite a lot of Mexican food isn't friendly for Coeliacs. There's gluten in flour tortillas. Which means soft tacos, burritos and enchiladas are out.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Beat My Price: Treat Your Favourite Foodie to a Gourmet Buffet

As a self-certified foodie, I'm interested in all things food. Whether it's learning how to make a new dish, reading about food or getting my hands dirty, exercising my brain and creating a new recipe. For any occasion, be it my birthday or Christmas, I can be sure that at least half of my gifts will be food related and I wouldn't have it any other way!

One of my new-found favourite hobbies is going on foodie experiences. You know the type: strutting up to a pub or fancy restaurant and learning how to make a signature dish. Or booking on at a top restaurant, tasting the wares and being blown away by today's great chefs. I'm up for either option! So when I heard about Bespoke Offers, the first thing I did was look up all the foodie related offers!

After browsing the extensive list of cheap food deals, I decided to have a go at sourcing my dream trip: a gourmet buffet featuring legendary restaurants from some of the UK's top chefs! What I came up with was an amazing three-meal buffet, featuring food from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay. (Insert fan girl moment!)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Quinteassential's White Elixir Loose Leaf Tea Review

Delicious do-it-yourself loose leaf tea from Quinteassential makes for a lovely cuppa anytime of day!

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Quinteassential White Elixir Tea

Since moving to Manchester, I've become something of a tea snob. Before my great British immigration, I never enjoyed tea; even with growing up in the south with glasses of ice tea surrounding you everywhere you go. Maybe it's the chilly British weather or the culture of tea drinking here that have got me started, but no matter what it is, I've become quite the tea drinker. Naturally, I lept at the at the chance to review some of Quinteassential's lovely award-winning White Elixir tea.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Pressure Cooker Gluten Free Honey Barbecue Ribs

Cooked to perfection in the pressure cooker and finished with a sweet sticky sauce, these gluten free ribs are finger lickin' good!
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Pressure Cooker Gluten Free Honey Barbecue Ribs

Growing up in the Sandhills of North Carolina, barbecue was a way of life.Summer is always defined by finger-lickin' barbecue sauce, pig pickin's with piles of meat and ribs and a warm, gentle breeze. Living so far from home, it's these memories I miss most and these things that I try to share with my family, giving them a piece of who I am and where I came from: these moments that define both my culture and who I am.

We are ribs people. We'll get stuck into a plate of ribs: be they beef, pork or lamb. We just ask that they're doused in sticky sauce! Tuck a napkin into the collar of your shirt, prop yourself up at the table by your elbows and have the wet wipes on standby. Back home ribs are cooked one way: on the barbecue grill in the 30 degree heat of my hometown.

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