Blue Cheese Encrusted Pork Chops

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

These oven baked pork chops are encrusted with blue cheese and Panko for a quick, 30 minute meal!
Coat pork chops in blue cheese and Panko, bake in the oven & enjoy 30 minutes later!
Photo courtesy of Dizzy Busy and Hungry for use on Anyonita Nibbles
Yield 2 to 4

Blue Cheese Encrusted Pork Chops

I've got my good friend and fellow blogger Kristin from Dizzy, Busy and Hungry over for dinner today! She's taking the reigns while I'm in sunny Spain enjoying a relaxing break with my family! Today she's sharing a delicious, 30 minute recipe for oven baked pork chops encrusted with blue cheese and Panko breadcrumbs. But before I turn it over to her, could you please make sure you vote for me in this competition? I'd greatly appreciate it!  Kristin says:

#tastytuesdays 58 is live from sunny Spain!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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!

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5 Fresh Smoothie Flavors for Spring

Monday, April 28, 2014

These five fresh smoothies are perfect for spring time! They're all made with fresh ingredients and no added sugar!
Here are five unusual smoothie combinations that all sound amazing! Healthy and sugarfree!
Yield 1 smoothie per recipe

5 Fresh Smoothie Flavors for Spring

Balmy, warm days always send me bee-lining it to the fridge and freezer to come up with smoothie concoctions. They're my favorite way to cool down in the spring and summer; especially when it's muggy and sticky! Over the years, I've experimented with some pretty crazy smoothie ideas and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you--in this short round up there's some normal, natural flavor combos and then some that might have you scratching your head. Trust me, they're deelish.

I have a friend from Australia who makes insane salads. She can throw anything into the bowl and churn out these salads that'll knock you off your feet. Whenever I make a smoothie, I try to channel that ingredient abandon and just chuck things in until I've had enough. Smoothies are also a great way of getting rid of nearly-expired food! I hope you enjoy this round up and I hope you also try your hand at creating some smoothies of your own.

One last thing, by the time you read this, we'll be in Spain on holiday. For the next few days, I'm going to leave my blog in the capable hands of some of my dear friends and fellow bloggers. They'll be sharing an amazing range of recipes including easy blue cheese crusted porkchops to a gluten free breakfast! You won't want to miss out! :) 

5 Fresh Smoothie Flavors for Spring

 Double Cherry & Guava Jam Smoothie

A smoothie made with jam.
 Cherry 0% Fat Free Yogurt | Guava Jam | Milk | Frozen Cherries
I came across a jar of guava jam in the Caribbean section of our supermarket and couldn't resist trying it. The first morning, I spread some on toast but it was far too sweet for me. Using it in a smoothie helps to tame the sweetness, especially with the addition of tart cherries.

Spinach & Cherry Smoothie

An effortless smoothie idea packed full of nutrients.
 Fresh spinach | frozen cherries | milk | plain yogurt
There's not really anything unusual about this recipe. It's just two of my favorite flavors that work really well together in a smoothie. You can use any yogurt you'd like; I've had it with cherry yogurt and I've had it with Greek yogurt and it all works nicely.

 Hibiscus & Rosewater Smoothie

A floral and delicious smoothie
 Hisbiscus Syrup | Rosewater| Plain Yogurt| Ice | Strawberries
Okay, so I know this is unusual, but it's so delicious and fruity and has a lovely floral taste; you've got to try it! Only use a teeny tiny bit of rosewater as it can be completely overpowering.

Mango & Passionfruit Smoothie with Fresh Basil

Mango, Passionfruit and Fresh Basil may have kept something fron  being eaten out there, but you've got me.
Fresh Mango | Ice | Passionfruit Seeds | Passionfruit Yogurt | Fresh Basil
Yes, this is a weird one, but it works so well together! The basil adds a lovely savoriness that's almost peppery, which cuts nicely through the cloyingly sweet passionfruit, which can be overpowering. I love this recipe!

Cherry & Cauliflower Smoothie

These cauliflower plants haven't even been cultiavated. :(
Fresh cauliflower | cherry yogurt | fresh cherries | milk
Unusual, but a lovely way to sneak fresh veggies into a smoothie. Honestly, guys, you can't even taste the cauliflower, but you get all of the nutrients from it. I came up with this flavor combination over a year ago when I needed to use up some near-the-end-of-its-life cauliflower.

What's your favorite smoothie recipe?
What's the most unusual smoothie recipe you've come across?

Gluten Free Calamarata Pasta with Roasted Kale and Cashew Pesto

Friday, April 25, 2014

Soft tubes of calamarata pasta dressed with deliciously tangy roasted kale and cashew pesto and sprinkled with cheese make an excellent vegetarian dinner!
Make the roasted kale pesto, pasta and plate up in 30 minutes for a flavorful dinner!

Yield 2 to 4 servings

Calamarata Pasta with Roasted Kale and Cashew Pesto 

I've always had a love for cashews, but since being diagnosed as a coeliac, I've started eating more and more of them; now there's always a bag of cashews in the snack basket; perfect for nibbling or adding to dishes, like this roasted kale and cashew pesto:

Using oven roasted kale and salted cashews, this quick pesto is made in the food processor.

I'm still relatively new to pesto, only having it for the first time back in 2008. I had just moved to Manchester and was watching a friend, a French guy who lived in my flat, make dinner in the kitchen. He pulled this vibrant green sauce from the cupboard and generously spooned the sauce over his noodles, gave it a quick stir and then proceeded to eat! When he learned I'd never had pesto, had never even heard of it, he handed the fork over to me to try and oh my nom! I've been hooked on pesto ever since--both red and green. Coming up with my own unique pesto combinations is one of the greatest things about the sauce!

8 Google Ranking Factors Bloggers can Optimize Right Now

Thursday, April 24, 2014



8 Google Ranking Factors Bloggers can Optimize Right Now

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One of the questions I get asked a lot in relation to blogging is how a blogger can increase pageviews. It makes sense; no one would blog if they didn't want anyone to read it, so getting a grip on pageviews is important. But before I share some tips with you specifically geared at increasing your pageviews, let's go back to basics and figure out which factors Google uses to rank sites and pages.

More people in the world use Google as their search engine than any other search engine. That means Google is pretty important and key in generating pageviews. Without requiring you to know the ins and outs of analytics or SEO and without needing you to invest a whole lot of time or money, I wanted to provide a simple 8 step method that will lead to increased pageviews.

So here are 8 Google Ranking Factors that you can use right now to optimize your blog. I know, I know, I know; it's not what you asked for. You asked for ways to increase pageviews. Remember what I said? Most people land on webpages as a result of Google. Until you get sufficient Google rankings your pageviews won't increase. Ready?

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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

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 .

Pinterest Group Board Etiquette

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter & Nutella Single Serve Mug Cookie

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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!

Yield 1

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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! 

The Truth About: Pregnancy Triggered Coeliac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

Monday, April 14, 2014

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.

24 Delicious Mix & Match Easter Dinner Meal Plan Options

Sunday, April 13, 2014

 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.

Gluten Free Saucy Oven Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Friday, April 11, 2014

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

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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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.

Why Google Analytics is not as Accurate as You Think

Why Google Analytics is not as Accurate as You Think

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The truth about the inaccuracies on Google Analytics and why you should trust your own stats from Anyonita Nibbles
When I first started trying to earn money through my blog, the one piece of advice that kept cropping up was: "Get Google Analytics". Even now, when you inquire about working with a company or brand, their PR rep usually sends through an email asking for a screenshot of your Google Analytics dashboard. 

There seems to be this unspoken rule in blogging and with online businesses that traffic to your site is inconclusive unless it was pulled from the shiny platform of Google Analytics. Well, that's not exactly true. Google Analytics may actually keep one of the most inaccurate records of blog traffic.

I usually get an email each month from a new blogger or a blogger trying to increase their traffic that says something along the lines of "Why is my Google Analytics so much lower than my Blogger or Wordpress?" Well, I'm going to show you why and I'm going to give you proof of why this is a fact and not just an opinion.

Gluten Free Curried Cashews with Poppyseed

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Raw, salted cashews are flavored with tikka curry spices, poppyseeds and honey for a delicious paleo, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free single serving snack!
This single serving snack is gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and paleo! Bake it in less than 10 minutes for a healthier snack alterrnative. From Anyonita Nibbles

Yield 1 single serving

Gluten Free Curried Cashews with Poppyseed 

Every now and then I want a quick snack with a difference: something that is easy to prepare and is a welcome break from what I normally eat. These curried cashews were borne out of that desire.They are gluten free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan and are incredibly easy to make!

Tasty Tuesdays #56 + Do you wanna host Tasty Tuesdays?

Tuesday, April 8, 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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Click our photos to visit our blogs!

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

What would you do with $500 dollars? Enter to win it!

Monday, April 7, 2014

This post is a bit later than normal for me, but it's full of goodness! I've teamed up with a great group of fantastic bloggers to bring you a $500 giveaway! That's cold, hard cash, baby! If you've been struggling to spring into Spring, then 500 bucks would surely put some added bounce in your step!

What to Eat this Weekend #4 | Easter Desserts

Saturday, April 5, 2014

What to eat this weekend | Anyonita Nibbles
Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way! And if you're hosting a big Easter dinner or have been invited along to a potluck, you might be on the look out for perfect Easter desserts! You're in luck: here are some fab options that you can test out this weekend, ahead of the big dinner!

The Truth about Self Promoting on StumbleUpon

Thursday, April 3, 2014



The Truth About Self Promoting on StumbleUpon

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Self promoting on StumbleUpon dos and don'ts + access to a group for bloggers to get more StumbleUpon traffic from Anyonita Nibbles  
I've never been shy about the main sources of referral traffic for Anyonita Nibbles. For a long time Pinterest and Google waged weekly wars over sending the most traffic to my blog. Recently, StumbleUpon edged its way into the mix, with impressive results.

I've not been the only one shouting about the footfall boost StumbleUpon provides. In light of Facebook's blatant refusal to make posts on pages visible to people who have liked the page, a number of bloggers are slowly tapping into the StumbleUpon honeypot. 

As more people use StumbleUpon, more questions and myths crop up about its services. One of the biggest questions I've come across is regarding self promotion. So, I've done some research to uncover what StumbleUpon really says about self-promotion on their website. Read on to see what they have to say.

Gluten Free Crock Pot Apple Pie Chicken with Turmeric, Cranberry & Almond Rice

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Slowly cooked chicken sweetened with apples and honey served with turmeric rice studded with flaked almonds and jewels of dried cranberries. An unusual, but tasty Easter dinner alternative! 
Delicious and unusual #easterdinner Crock Pot Apple Pie Chiken with Turmeric, Cranberry & Almond Rice | Anyonita Nibbles
Yield 2 to 4 servings

Crock Pot Apple Pie Chicken with Turmeric, Cranberry & Almond Rice 

I know what you're thinking: Apple pie with chicken?! but I promise you, I've not gone completely mad. Apple and meat dishes are usually made with pork and occasionally beef, but not so much chicken. That's what was most intriguing about this flavor combination for me. But, it really works together and it tastes fantastic. I think it's striking and unusual enough to be used as an Easter dinner recipe, too; you know, if you wanted a break from ham.

Overhead shot of crock pot apple pie chicken with mint | Anyonita Nibbles

Tasty Tuesdays #55 {{double features!}}

Tuesday, April 1, 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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Without you, we wouldn't have a party at all. So we think you're pretty special and deserve to benefit from linking up with us each week. Here's how: