Gluten Free Loaded Potato Focaccia Recipe

Monday, March 31, 2014

A moist potato based focaccia topped with cheese, chives and crispy bacon. This Puglian classic is stone baked and best served warm from the oven!
Loaded #Potato #Focaccia | I love that she uses potatoes to make the bread! From Anyonita Nibbles
Yield 12 square slices

Loaded Potato Focaccia

As far as focaccias go, I'm a bit of a staunch traditionalist. Ordinarily, I can't turn down a warm-from-the-oven slice of focaccia flavored with garlic and rosemary and drizzled with olive oil. Resisting the urge to throw garlic and rosemary at this dough was difficult, but worth it!

There's mashed potato in the dough, which helps to keep it moist and the focaccia recipe only calls for four other ingredients, which helps to keep it simple! Although I added fresh chives, cheese and bacon, you could very well top this potato-y focaccia with your favorite jacket potato toppings instead. I also used this authentic 00 Italian pasta flour from Nifeislfe.com. The flour is so soft and pillowy; I was surprised at how big of a difference there is! And the flour was delivered to my door along with a box of other Italian groceries so it was insanely convenient.

Cut loaded potato focaccia from Anyonita Nibbles

What to Eat this Weekend #03

Sunday, March 30, 2014

What to eat this weekend | Anyonita Nibbles
This week is all about stepping out of my culinary comfort zone and trying new recipes that I maybe wouldn't normally go for! I hope that these recipes will inspire you to be a bit braver with the meals you create this weekend, too!

Gluten Free Garlic Braided Spaghetti Loaf / Spaghetti en Croute

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sick of making spaghetti sandwiches with soggy bits of sauce-soaked bread? Put the 'ghetti in the garlic bread and get ready for a taste explosion. Spaghetti en croute!
This easy and quick Garlic Braided #Spaghetti Loaf  from Anyonita Nibbles is a perfect, kid-friendly dinner idea. Made healthier with #turkey mince.

Yield 6 to 8 servings

Garlic Braided Spaghetti Loaf

I have strict rules about spaghetti. Normally, I prefer it the second day, after it's been refrigerated and rewarmed. It tastes so much better. And two, there has to be bread of some sort. As a kid, spaghetti was always accompanied by buttered slices of Wonderbread and the combination was just delicious. This is how the adults big kids do spaghetti and bread: perfectly al dente noodles with chunky meaty sauce inside buttery, flaky pastry. What you can't see is the insane amount of gooey cheese lurking inside.

Overhead view of garlic braided spaghetti loaf | Anyonita Nibbles

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How to Have a Successful Blog without it Taking Over Your Life

Thursday, March 27, 2014



How to Have a Successful Blog without it Taking Over Your Life

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Success is the motivation behind many a blog today. Bloggers talk about it pretty much all the time and people who are thinking about blogging base their aspirations around it. 

Being a success doesn't necessarily equate to profitability and monetization. Not for everyone. So it's important for us to establish what this post will and won't do upfront.

This isn't the equivalent of a pyramid get-rich quick scheme. I'm not going to initiate you into an esoteric cult and whisper blogging secrets to you. I'm not going to say, "do this and your traffic will increase by xxx" and I'm not going to rope you into purchasing an "ebook" that's really a Word document full of my opinions.
I am going to show you how I don't let my blog take over my life. I will give you practical advice on how you could do the same or find your own ways to do the same. I will be open and honest and I will try my very best to explain things as clearly as possible, and lastly, I'll let you decide whether you think my blog is successful or not. 


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Easy & Impressive Gluten Free Mother's Day Roast Chicken Dinner

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Meat and two veg are the stars of this easy roast chicken dinner perfect for a Mother's Day meal!  You'll be sure to impress with expertly cooked juicy chicken, beautiful seasonal veg and homemade gravy.
Easy & Impressive Mother's Day Roast Chicken Dinner | Anyonita Nibbles | An easy recipe for an impressive meal.
Yield at least 3 servings

Easy & Impressive Mother's Day Roast Chicken Dinner 

UK Mother's Day is this coming Sunday and roast dinners are a big part of the UK's culinary culture, but instead of going out this Sunday and flashing the cash, stay in! Put on your chef's hat and treat mom to this truly easy and completely impressive roast chicken dinner.

This is the ultimate roast chicken dinner: it's impressive and it's easy for even the most novice of cooks to make. Earlier this week, I shared my recipe for Lavender & Rose French Macarons and mentioned that they'd be the perfect Mother's Day dessert. Well this juicy chicken, those crispy and fluffy hasselback potatoes and these vibrant spring vegetables would be a truly wonderful combination to serve before whipping out a tray of your tasty homemade macarons.

#hassleback potatoes with roast chicken and sauteed spring veg for #mothersdaydinner | Anyonita Nibbles

Tasty Tuesdays #54

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


 
Each week, our team of 10 amazing bloggers hosts this fabulous party! We're so glad that you've stopped by to party with us!
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Mother's Day Gluten Free Lavender & Rose French Macarons

Monday, March 24, 2014

These pretty lavender & rose French macarons have just the right amount of floral flavor!  They are completely gluten-free and when presented in a gift box, make the perfect Mother's Day gift.
Celebrate #mothersday with #glutenfree #lavender and #rose #French #macarons from @anyonitanibbles
Yield 20 macarons

Lavender & Rose French Macarons

These perfectly pretty French macarons are so floral they're like eating a sweet flower. That's probably my most favorite thing about them: they perfume your mouth with a lovely floral flavor from both the lavender-scented shells and the heady rosewater buttercream.

Components of a lavender and rose French macaron from @anyonita

Here in the UK, Mother's Day is this coming Sunday and everyone usually can be found queueing up at the local supermarket with arms full of flowers and chocolates, but this year, I wanted to give you another option: something homemade and delicious and still quite floral. The idea for these macarons came from a rose macaron recipe I came across. I loved the idea of a rose macaron but wasn't sure I could handle that much full-on rosiness. So this was a compromise.

What to Eat this Weekend #02

Sunday, March 23, 2014

What to eat this weekend | Anyonita Nibbles

I've got spring on my mind! I can't wait for barbecues, tulips and daffodils, ditching my heavy winter coat and getting my toes out! But most importantly, I'm ready for dinners out beneath the gazebo. Here are some recipes I've been crushing on this week that would be perfect for warmer weather:

Gluten Free Kale & Wild Mushroom Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara #shortcuteggsperts

Friday, March 21, 2014

Creamy vegetarian spaghetti carbonara bulked up with fresh kale, wild mushrooms and green beans!  You won't even miss the pancetta!
#Kale & Wild Mushroom #Vegetarian Carbonara | Anyonita Nibbles| Such a creamy and delicious ways to use eggs in a main meal!
Yield 4 servings

Kale & Wild Mushroom Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara 

This carbonara is so creamy and luscious and incredibly earthy. By now you probably know that we're bona fide carnivores in this house; munching on all the meats from pork to lamb to chicken, but every now and then it's nice to just have vegetables. My favorite thing about this dish is the kale. And then there's the mushrooms that have an earthy taste all their own. And then you get the tarragon. *swoon* If you've never had tarragon with mushrooms ... well, just try it. Tarragon and mushrooms go together like ketchup and mustard.

Closer look at Kale & Wild Mushroom Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara | Anyonita Nibbles

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How to Make Every Image in a Collage a Link

Thursday, March 20, 2014



How to Make Every Image in a Collage a Link

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How to Make Every Image in a Collage a Link | Anyonita Nibbles | She shows exactly how to do it and includes a brief Picmonkey tutuorial too. So easy!
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Collages have become a recurring component on many blogs: they're bloggers choice for displaying featured posts from link parties or when showcasing festive, holiday roundups. They look cool and homogenous and are a fun way to cram a lot of photographs into a single image.

One of the most annoying things about collages, though, is that there's never been an easy way to attach multiple links to them. So bloggers tend to default to having to place links beneath the collage either in clockwise manner or in correspondence with numbered photos in the collage. 

But I'm going to show you a relatively simple method for making every image in a collage a link. It doesn't matter what your collage is of and it doesn't matter if each photo will be assigned a different link. Here's one easy way to make every image in your collage a fully-functioning, clickable link.


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Gluten Free Chicken & Kale Noodle Soup

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This nourishing bowl of chicken & kale soup has everything you need & none of what you don't! It's gluten-free & free from preservatives as it's made with the easiest homemade chicken broth ever!
Gluten Free Chicken & Kale Noodle Soup | Anyonita Nibbles | I love that she uses rice noodles, fresh kale and shows you how to make your own super easy chicken stock!


Yield 4 to 6 servings

Gluten Free Chicken & Kale Noodle Soup

This gluten free chicken and kale noodle soup tastes unbelievable. I know that that's a bold claim, but trust me guys, make this and you'll never allow another tin of soup anywhere near your kitchen again! It's so easy from start to finish, including making your own chicken broth! And it's ready in under 30 minutes, which is about the maximum amount of time I want to be standing over the stove when I have a cold and am in need of homemade soup. Next time you have a cold, make this soup. You'll feel heaps better!

Gluten Free Jewish Penicillin with Kale | Anyonita Nibbles

Tasty Tuesdays #53

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


 
Each week, our team of 10 amazing bloggers hosts this fabulous party! We're so glad that you've stopped by to party with us!
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Gluten Free Crunchy Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

Monday, March 17, 2014

These crunchy peanut butter Nutella cookies are a cookie lover's fantasy. Crispy on the outside with a slightly chewy center, they are proper, American-style cookies & they won't stick around for long!
Crunchy Peanut Butter #Nutella Cookies | Anyonita Nibbles | These delicious cookies are crispy on the outside & chewy inside & they're made in the food processor.


Yield 12 to 18 cookies

Crunchy Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

I inherited a trait from my mother: I prefer my baked goods slightly doughy and nearly under-done in the center. Brownies, bread rolls and especially chocolate chip and sugar cookies must be teetering on the edge of raw in order for me to enjoy them.

Except for peanut butter cookies. I want my peanut butter cookies crispy and crunchy around the edges and slightly chewy but not doughy in the middle. And I want them rolled in sugar. With a hint of vanilla. And with Nutella. That bit is a new discovery. Warning: these cookies will become your new favorite.

Close up of crunchy #peanutbutter #nutella #cookies

Love Cadbury? Win a bundle of chocolate!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

St Patrick's Day Flash Giveaway | Anyonita Nibbles | Head to her Facebook page to win a bundle of Cadbury chocolate!

I have teamed up with 20 other bloggers to bring you a 24-hour flash giveaway in time for St Patrick's Day!
Each blogger is giving away something different cash to gift cards to kitchen gadgets to food! I'll be giving one lucky winner a bundle of authentic Cadbury chocolate straight from the UK! I'm not talking about your usual Cadbury, I mean the hard-to-get stuff that we only have in the UK!

Feed your chocolate addition! For you chance to win, stop by my Facebook page and look for the shamrock!

Italian Pear & Mortadella Oven Sandwiches

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ribbon-thin slices of Italian mortadella with fresh ricotta, mustard mayonnaise and sweet juicy pear makes and interesting and delicious European style sandwich!
Italian Pear & Mortadella Sandwiches | Anyonita Nibbles | Her husband said this was the best sandwich he's had in a long time!
Yield 2 sandwiches

Italian Pear & Mortadella Oven Sandwiches

This sandwich has everything. Absolutely everything you never even knew you wanted in a sandwich: sweet, salty, crunchy, gooey, heavenly. Okay, so that last one isn't really an edible thing, but it's important. Don't judge this crazy concoction by it's contents. I know on the surface it seems a bit strange to put pickles, pears, cheese and deli-shaved cold cuts into a sandwich, but believe me guys, it works. My husband even said this was one of the best sandwiches he's had in a long time.


And he's a staunch pickle hater. I'm not sure this sandwich completely turned him into a pickle convert (I'm not even sure he ate them, now that I think about it, because he took it to work with him). Pickle lover or loather, there's so much more going on between bread that deserves your attention!

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Eat Your Greens! 55 Fabulous Sweet & Savory St Patrick's Day Recipes

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bailey's Cheesecake Swirl Brownies | On Sugar Mountain Creme De Menthe Mini Trfile | Framed Frosting Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza | Anyonita Nibbles Easy Leprechaun Beard Cookies | Simply Sweets by Honeybee Mint M & M Sugar Cookie Bars | Renee's Kitchen Adventures St Patrick's Day Marshmallow Pops | Just Us Four Image MapA collection of 55 sweet & savory green recipes in celebration of St Patrick's Day!
55 Fabulous Sweet & Savory St Patrick's Day Recipes | Anyonita Nibbles | 55 of the best ideas for green food for St Patrick's Day

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Diets just got better with this simple but unbelievably tasty salad-topped pizza made with basil pizza crust!  This pizza gets even more interesting when a toddler gets involved in the cooking! 
Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza | Anyonita Nibbles "I love how she uses fresh lettuce and warm and cold chicken in this recipe"


Yield 4 individual pizzas

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

This Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza is the perfect example of not growing bored with a healthy diet. A base of homemade basil pizza crust is topped with chicken, cheese, Romaine lettuce and of course, Caesar dressing. It's a simple concept but it's so delicious and so good for you.

Easy chicken caesar salad pizza | Anyonita Nibbles

Tasty Tuesdays #52

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


 
Each week, our team of 10 amazing bloggers hosts this fabulous party! We're so glad that you've stopped by to party with us!
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Gluten Free Bangers & Mash with Onion Beer Gravy (St Patrick's Day Dinner)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Succulent sausages cooked in a simple onion beer gravy served over creamy mash is a perfect St Patrick's Day dinner!
Bangers & Mash with Onion Beer Gravy | Easy and authentic #StPatricksDay #Dinner from Anyonita Nibbles

Yield 2 to 4 servings

Bangers & Mash with Onion Beer Gravy

Bangers & Mash is one of those stereotypical British dishes. A mountain of creamy mashed potatoes is smothered with succulent sausages and draped with rich onion beer gravy. This is comfort food at its finest and it's one of the best ways to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

Chipolata sausages simmering in onion beer gravy for #StPatrick's Day dinner | Anyonita Nibbles
In this recipe, I used chipolata sausages, which are French and not Irish at all, but you could use Irish sausages. Or your British sausages. It doesn't really matter, just use your favorite. The gravy is super easy to make and the addition of a dark ale gives it a nice, rounded flavor.  Then there's the mash. From the packet is completely unacceptable! For my mash, all you need to do is boil potatoes and pulverize them. Easy and much tastier than the stuff from the packet.

Gluten Free Easy St Patrick's Day Cupcakes for Two & that Stringy Stuff in your Egg

Friday, March 7, 2014

These St Patrick's Day cupcakes are easy to make and perfect for two!  No need to bake a whole batch to have a treat tonight.
Easy St Patrick's Day Cupcakes for Two. Indulge without ruining your diet! This recipe from Anyonita Nibbles bakes only 4 cupcakes!
Yield 4 cupcakes; 1/3 of a dozen

Easy St Patrick's Day Cupcakes for Two

Couples and small families tend to get left out of the baked goods loop. Junk food seems to come in dozens or half dozens, so one or two things usually happens in my house:
  1. We each eat two of everything so that nothing's wasted, which means more sugar, which isn't exactly healthy or
  2. We eat our fill and then leave the rest in the snack basket with the intention of finishing it off later, but never actually getting around to it until it's time to toss it in the bin.
Easy St Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Anyonita Nibbles

 Hoping to break the cycle, I've challenged myself with making most of our junk food, but doing it in family-sized portions that don't encourage overeating or waste. That's when these St Patrick's Day cupcakes were born!