NYE Macarons + A Step by Step Method for Foolproof Macarons

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ring in 2015 with these festive, gluten free French macarons!  These sophisticated black macarons are filled with shimmery buttercream and decked out with sprinkles, ready to help you celebrate the new year.
2015 New Year's Eve Macarons from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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NYE Macarons

Macarons are the perfect way to ring in the new year and these sophisticated babies are no exception.They're fun and festive with their sprinkled tops proclaiming the upcoming year and 'NYE' for New Year's Eve!
Happy New Year's Eve from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
A line of NYE gluten free French macarons from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

#tastytuesdays no. 86 & 6 warming winter drinks

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Gold Opulence Hot Cocoa Jam Jar Treat

Monday, December 29, 2014

With edible gold lustre, this is one decadent hot cocoa made to get you through the busy work day!
Gold Opulence Hot Cocoa Jam Jar Treat from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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Gold Opulence Hot Cocoa

These hot cocoas are luxurious and decadent, made with only the finest ingredients. What's even better is that they're for you! I designed these special hot cocoas after receiving a prompt from www.thinkmoney.co.uk to come up with a creative way to use jam jars. The twist with these jam jars, is that they're not meant for a gift, they're for you to enjoy!

Hot Cocoa with Edible Goldfrom Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

National Milk Day with Daioni Welsh Organic Milk

Friday, December 26, 2014

Celebrate National Milk Day on 11 January 2015, with Daioni Welsh Organic Milk!
Daioni Welsh Organic Chocolate Milk from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

National Milk Day with Daioni

11 January 2015 marks the anniversary of the first day milk was delivered in glass bottles in the UK. Daioni, the Welsh organic milk company is celebrating National Milk Day with a new range, the UK's first range of flavoured organic milk. With milk available in chocolate, strawberry and banana flavours, Daioni hopes the new flavours will inspire parents and children alike to drink more milk.

Flavoured Organic Milk from Daioni from Anyontia-nibbles.co.uk

8 Last Minute Christmas Treats

Thursday, December 25, 2014

If you've left the Christmas prep to the last minute, don't panic! Here are 8 easy last minute Christmas treats you can make today!

8 Last Minute Christmas Treats from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

8 Last Minute Christmas Treats

If you're anything like me, Christmas has practically pounced on us! Callum's birthday is on 22 December, so it's always a manic week for us. We spent the past two Christmases at my parent's house in North Carolina, but this year, we're staying put in the UK and having a quiet family gathering at my mother-in-law's house.

It's not uncommon for people to get so busy this time of year they forget to prep Christmas treats or just run out of time to do so! If you find yourself in that predicament, here are 8 last minute Christmas treats you can prepare today and enjoy during your Christmas dinner! All of the recipes I've chosen for this round up are easy to prepare and use ingredients you most likely already have in your cupboard, so no need to stress. There are few completely easy ones that even a beginner could whip up and there are some that require a bit more skills, but no matter which you choose, the end results are impressive!

Hartley's Jolly Jelly Christmas Stollen Trifle

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Shake the traditional Christmas trifle up this festive season with this easy, boozy, Christmassy recipe!
Hartley's Jolly Jelly Christmas Stollen Trifle from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Christmas Stollen Trifle

Tis the season to be jolly and nothing beats the jolly-making like a bit of booze. And a traditional English trifle. Except, this traditional English trifle has been turned on its head and given a festive shake up! When you tuck inside and dig all the way to the bottom, you'll find a layer of Hartley's orange jelly with rum-soaked raisins and maraschino cherries suspended inside. (Omit the rummed raisins for kids & tee totalers.) Next layer up is decadent, buttery stollen, followed by thick pillows of whipped cream sprinkled with whimsical gingerbread men and a chocolate Christmas star tucked in for luck.

Before we continue, allow me to clarify for my North American readers: when I say jelly in this post, I am referring to Jello. Here in the UK, jello is called jelly.

A packet of Hartley's Jolly Jelly dressed for Christmas from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Dairy & Gluten Free Churros con Champurrado

Monday, December 22, 2014

Inject a bit South American flavour into your Christmas festivities with these easy gluten and dairy free recipes for churros and champurrado!
Dairy & Gluten Free Churros con Champurrado from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

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Dairy & Gluten Free Churros & Mexican Atole

Warm, fresh churros made from gluten-free pancake mix dunked into thick atole or champurrado is a perfect festive treat! Challenged by Travelbag Cruises to come up with a festive South American recipe, I decided to take two traditional Latin treats, make them super luxurious and gluten and dairy free. What I've come up with is delicious funnel cake-shaped churros and thick Latin hot chocolate--both of which are dairy free!

A bite of gluten free pancake churros from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

I know that traditional churros are rod-shaped and ridged, but my churros are round so that they nest in top of a mug of Latin hot chocolate. For both recipes, I used dairy-free almond milk and for the churros, my favourite gluten free pancake mix. Of course, you could use any type of pancake mix: shop bought or homemade for this recipe and you'll still yield the same results.

Berry and Rainbow Chard Smoothie

Monday, December 15, 2014

Get all the vitamins & nutrients you need in this tasty vegetable & fruit #healthytreats smoothie!
Berry & Rainbow Chard Smoothie by Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
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Raw Swiss Chard Smoothie with Berries

Usually, green smoothies (not the colour green, but the generic name for any smoothie made with vegetables) contain spinach. But, when I received a bushel of the most vibrant rainbow chard I've ever seen, I know I wanted to use it in an unusual way. Swiss chard, the proper name for the vegetable in my smoothie, is actually a part of the chenopod family, along with beetroot and spinach, so it's an easy, natural substitute for it.
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Gluten Free Christmas Peppermint Macarons

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gluten free macarons laced with seasonal peppermint flavours make an excellent Christmas treat!
Gluten Free Christmas Peppermint Macarons with Peppermint Buttercream from anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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Gluten Free Christmas Peppermint Macarons

I love how versatile macarons are and these peppermint macarons are no exception! I've crushed some peppermint flavoured candy cane for the tops and filled them with sweet peppermint flavoured buttercream. Serve these dainty gluten free desserts at your Christmas party or wrap them in Christmassy gift boxes and distribute to your secret Santa. Or simply enjoy them on Christmas Eve in front of the twinkling Christmas tree lights with a cup of something warm after you've wrapped all the presents.
A stack of festive gluten free Christmas peppermint macarons from anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Gluten Free Red Velvet Eclairs

Monday, December 1, 2014

Gluten free choux pastry gets the decadent red velvet treatment, smothered in melted chocolate and sprinkled with freeze dried raspberries to make these indulgent mini eclairs!

Gluten Free Red Velvet Eclairs from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Eclairs

There's something particularly indulgent and decadent about red velvet anything. The smooth chocolatey flavour, the luscious deep red; it's magical. And that's exactly what I was going for with these mini treats.

Freezedried raspberries on top of a mini gluten free red velvet eclair from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

There's just something about winter that makes me crave red velvet. Maybe it's because I grew up with Christmases dominated with towering red velvet cakes, with buttercream as thick as Lake Effect Snow squeezing out between the layers of the cake? These mini eclairs would be perfect dotted around a buffet at a Christmas party.

A mini gluten free eclair topped with chocolate and freeze dried raspeberries and flavoured with red velvet emulsion from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Or, save them to make on Valentine's Day if you want a naughty, indulgent treat to woo your love or drown your sorrows. It doesn't matter when you eat them, to be honest. You'll absolutely love them! To make these, I flavoured and coloured normal gluten free choux pastry with red velvet emulsion. Once they were baked, I piped them with a cream cheese buttercream. Then, dunked the tops in melted milk chocolate before sprinkling over freeze-dried raspberries.

6 Thanksgiving Desserts that aren't Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Enjoy one of these six fantastic Thanksgiving desserts when you want something that's not pumpkin pie!
6 thanksgiving desserts that aren't pumpkin pie from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

It's American Thanksgiving this week, so I thought I'd share six of my favourite dessert recipes that would work well as the follow-up to a Thanksgiving meal. Each of these desserts are easy to make and will impress your family or any guests you've invited round your Thanksgiving table. From gluten free pumpkin pie alternatives to easy, three-ingredient puddings and handmade pretzels, there's a taste for everyone!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Oat Bars

Monday, November 24, 2014

Perfect as a gluten free breakfast on the go, these pumpkin oat bars are decadent and indulgent and will meet your pumpkin needs!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Oat Bars Recipe from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Oat Bars

Oat bars are popular anytime of year, but I always find myself craving them when the weather starts to turn chillier. They make a far better accompaniment to hot tea than biscuits or cookies do and as the mercury drops, my consumption of tea increases. From that perspective, there's no shock, then, that I crave oat bars in autumn and winter!

These oat bars, with the soft oat flour base, rich pumpkin puree and flakes of rolled oats across the top, are a perfect pumpkin/oat sandwich. They're gluten free, made from oat flour which makes them surprisingly soft! Easy to whip up, and requiring minimal effort or time, you can make a batch of these as soon as you get up on Saturday morning and nibble them throughout the day. Or, do like I do, and make up a batch for breakfasts for the entire week.

Three gluten free pumpkin oat bars, perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast! From Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Roasted Potato Medley with Cranberries & Pecans {Contributor Post}

Friday, November 21, 2014

Liven up your Thanksgiving side dishes with this gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly potato medley!
Roasted Potato Medley with Cranberries & Pecans; #glutenfree #vegan and #vegetarian from Dizzy, Busy & Hungry for anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Roasted Potato Medley with Cranberries & Pecans Thanksgiving Side Dish


Hello to all of Anyonita's wonderful readers! This is Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry, back again to share another recipe with all of you! This time of year, as we approach the holidays, I am always on the lookout for really great side dishes to serve at holiday dinners. They must be easy, delicious, and elegant, so that they don't make me crazy with lots of fancy ingredients or instructions, yet they make my dinner guests feel like I went all out for them!

This potato dish is one of my favorites. The potatoes turn out slightly crispy on the outside, and nice and tender on the inside. The garlic salt and cranberries play perfectly off one another, with just the right amount of saltiness and sweetness combined in each bite. The pecans add a nice crunch, and the parsley contributes some color as well as another layer of savory flavor. This dish is a hit every time I serve it! 

Kettle Chips Salsa & Mesquite Crisps

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Back for the festive season, these Salsa & Mesquite Kettle Chips are hitting UK shelves again!
Salsa & Mesquite Kettle Chips back for Christmas from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

One of Kettle Chips's most popular flavours, Salsa & Mesquite is back in time for the Christmas season! This isn't just any flavour of crisps, this is a flavour that has created a riotous, cult-like following. There's even a Facebook group dedicated to this specific flavour of crisps.

Kettle Chips for Christmas from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Personally, I'm a huge fan of Kettle Chips. I love their crunchy texture. But, the Salsa & Mesquite flavour isn't one that I'd ever heard of. It's a bit of a strange flavour, although it's not bad. It's very paprika-ish  and the mesquite tones come through with a subtle smokiness. Overall, the flavour of these crisps reminded me of ketchup.

Limited Edition Salsa & Mesquite Kettle Chips brought back from retirement from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Obviously, for some (like my son & the 70 plus Facebook fans) that's a flavour that's appreciated. For me, not so much. I can understand why people like these crisps, though. They're marketed as being a limited edition product, back in time for the holidays. Put in a bowl and passed around at a Christmas party, they'll be a big hit. Their vibrant orangey-red hue and seasoning will go down a treat with holiday nibbles and cocktails.

The strong paprika flavour of these Salsa & Mesquite Kettle Chips makes them ideal for Christmas parties from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Pick up a bag of these Kettle Chips from your local Tesco's and try them for yourself before they're gone again!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Créme Brûlée

Monday, November 17, 2014

All-natural pumpkin puree is blended with brown sugar and cream to make an easy, sophisticated pumpkin dessert just in time for the holidays!
Gluten free pumpkin spice créme brûlée from anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Créme Brûlée

By now, you probably know all about my obsession with créme brûlée. Remember this summer when I shared my recipe for gluten free créme brûlée for one?  Yeah, all that elation and addiction is still present. It's the very reason I came up with this decadent autumnal version.

Spiced with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and mixed with all-natural pumpkin puree, this créme brûlée would make an excellent, naturally gluten free alternative to pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. The bitter brûléed brown sugar atop this dessert combines nicely with the rich pumpkin and the slightly fiery spices. I especially love it when you get a tang of the ginger. It's an absolutely decadent dessert that's easy to make and would look attractive served after a hearty Thanksgiving feast. Plus, if you've got guests coming over this Thanksgiving, this is an easy way to impress them with a restaurant-quality dessert that's a cinch to whip up!  

OXO's Kitchen Magician Cottage Pie with #HerbsandMore

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Get your kids cooking with OXO's new Herbs & More Flavour Pots & this easy, classic cottage pie recipe!
OXO's Kitchen Magician's Cottage Pie from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Rosemary & Thyme Cottage Pie

Parents of toddlers and preschoolers know that their little monsters like nothing more than being a bossy boots. A dozen times a day, I must say to Callum, "Stop being a bossy boots!" or "Oy! Bossy boots; cool it!" or some other admonishment about his slightly overbearing need to be in control. The people at OXO must be all too aware of this phase of development, because their latest campaign, Kitchen Magician, addresses this, fuels it and provides our tiny dictators with just enough space to exercise their authority.

OXO Herbs & More Rosemary & Thyme Flavour Pots from anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

OXO have just launched a range of Herbs & More Flavour Pots to help you get dinner on the table quicker, so you have more time to be bossed about by your children. (Cheers for that, OXO!) In celebration of this seriously delicious, but sadly not gluten-free range, OXO invited bloggers to get in the kitchen with their children and whip up a meal.

OXO's Herbs & More Range from anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Butternut Squash & Bacon White Pizza {Contributor Post}

Friday, November 14, 2014

This autumnal white pizza combines sweet butternut squash with meaty bacon on a crisp base!
Mouthwatering Butternut Squash and Bacon White Pizza from The Chef Next Door.


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Butternut Squash White Pizza with Bacon

Hi, this is Sarah from The Chef Next Door! I'm so excited to be back again and sharing another delicious recipe with you. It's finally Fall here! The leaves are changing, the weather is cooler, and the days are getting shorter. One of my favorite things about fall is cooking with seasonal ingredients. Although pumpkin is my all time favorite, squash is a very close runner up! And I love using it in different ways, in recipes you don't see every day.

Veronica's Snacks: Gluten Free, Low Fat & Vegetarian Friendly Crisps

Monday, November 10, 2014

Gluten-free, low in fat and vegetarian friendly, Veronica's Snacks offers a wide range of baked crisps everyone can enjoy! From the classic potato crisp flavours to the fun, cheesy dinosaurs--there's something for everyone in a bag of Veronica's.
Veronica's baked gluten free & low fat crisps review from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Designed with children in mind, Veronica's Snacks are a tasty, low-fat, gluten free, vegetarian-friendly alternative to traditional crisps and potato snacks. Each packet of Veronica's contains 60% less fat than traditional crisps, making them an ideal snack for children. With two flavours of potato crisps and two flavours of veggie crisps, adults will find themselves drawn to the Veronica's range, too. And just for kids, there's a new range of dinosaur-shaped cheesy crisps!

Veronica's Baked Potato Crisps in Barbeque Flavour from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
Disclaimer: I was provided with these snacks for the purpose of writing a review. Neither my opinions nor any bit of this post has been purchased, influenced or written on behalf of anyone from Veronica's Snacks and any affiliated companies. This reviews is 100% my own opinion. Thank you to Veronica's Snacks for allowing us to sample these treats!

How Bloggers Utilize Instagram

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Discovering why Instagram is one of the greatest bloggers tools and how it provides opportunities for blog growth & the sharing of viral content.
Four key ways bloggers can utilize Instagram to their benefit from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
It's the platform designed for sharing quick photo snippets or vignettes from every day life. Instagram is awash with selfies, cute drooling babies, the handiwork of DIY addicts and the gourmet-inspired grub produced in kitchens around the world. But more than that, Instagram is one of the best tools a blogger can utilize to increase traffic, share viral content and stay ahead of the trends.

In this super simple tutorial, I'll show you the four key ways a blogger can (and should!) utilize Instagram. As always, I'll be sharing tried and true techniques that I use every day; techniques that I know work and that I know you'll be able to implement. Before we get started, why don't you connect with me on Instagram?

Mini Sausage, Spinach & Hash Frittatas {Contributor Post}

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

These healthy mini frittatas with spinach, sausage and potato are suitable for any meal of the day!
Mini Sausage,Spinach & Hash Frittatas from Diary of a Semi-Health Nut for Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Mini Sausage, Spinach & Hash Frittatas

Hello Anyonita Nibbles readers! Amanda from Diary of a Semi-Health Nut here! I’m back with another super simple recipe. Okay, not as simple as that smoothie I shared with you last time, but still relatively simple!

These mini frittatas are perfect to whip up on a Sunday and eat throughout the week for breakfast, as snacks or even to take along to work for lunch. You can customize them to your taste, but the ones that I made for me and the man are a tad spicy, zingy and oh-so-flavorful. They are also super healthy, especially with all the spinach I packed into them!

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Princes Gluten Free Tuna Nacho Salad

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fast and an easy way to please a crowd, this nacho salad is laced with Princes tinned tuna!
Princes Gluten Free Tuna Nacho Salad from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Princes Gluten Free Tuna Nacho Salad

When's the last time you had tuna? Did you have it in a sandwich or jacket potato? Spread across some crackers or as a medium-well steak? I bet the last time you had it, wasn't as the main component of a delicious nacho salad!

Fully loaded gluten free tuna nacho salad from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
A stack of Princes tuna chunks in brine from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

Chili con Carne {Contributor Post}

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bacon grease and tender sirloin steak are the key ingredients in this classic, filling dish, perfect for chillier weather!
Chili Con Carne | Aunt Bee's Recipes for Anyonita Nibbles
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Chili Con Carne

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Apple Cider Smoothie {Contributor Post}

Monday, October 27, 2014

Greek yogurt combines with apple cider for a festive, fruity smoothie recipe with warming cinnamon and nutmeg!
Luscious and seasonal Apple Cider Smoothie from Dizzy, Busy & Hungry for Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Apple Cider Smoothie

Hi, this is Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry, back again as a contributor on Anyonita Nibbles. I am excited to be here to share another recipe with all of Anyonita's wonderful readers! I hope you like apples, because today I am sharing my Apple Cider Smoothie recipe.