Baking a difference for FareShare

Monday, June 30, 2014

Gluten free brownies for the UK-based food charity, FareShare from Anyonita Nibbles

Baking for #currysbakesale & FareShare

Everybody loves a gooey, fudgy brownie. When I was approached about participating in the #currysbakesale, I knew I wanted to make treats that everyone would enjoy. It was important to me that they were gluten free as well. The aspect I enjoyed most about this campaign, was learning more about my chosen charity, FareShare.

The amazing and inspiring people at FareShare do things differently and it was their differences that stood out to me. For this campaign, Currys supplied me and four other UK-based bloggers with our choice of amazing quality equipment from Kenwood. I chose the Kenwood Chef Classic mixer and used it in making these brownies. But before I get to the recipe, let me tell you more about my chosen charity.

How to tell a brownie is cooked by Anyonita Nibbles

The Best Damn Gluten Free & Paleo Fried Chicken

Friday, June 27, 2014

This paleo & gluten free fried chicken is crunchy and crispy on the outside and succulent and juicy inside. You will go back for seconds; I promise!
Even Coeliacs can eat this perfect crunchy but juicy fried chicken. #glutenfree from Anyonita Nibbles
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The Best Damn Gluten Free & Paleo Fried Chicken

Pardon my language, but sometimes only an expletive will do. When I took my first bite of this plump and juicy fried chicken, all I could say was  damn! It's that good, y'all. You won't even believe it's gluten free and paleo. It just tastes like good, old fashioned chicken.

The best damn gluten free and paleo chicken made with besan flour from Anyonita Nibbles

How to Make a Beautiful Automatically Updating Visual Recipe Index for Food Bloggers

Thursday, June 26, 2014



Easy tutorial for making a beautiful visual recipe index that updates automatically! Every food blogger needs this!
Every time I share a recipe on Anyonita Nibbles, my recipe index updates automatically! The index is driven by the labels or tags that I use on my blog and the code has been written to display the first image in each post and the recipe's title. Not only does this look absolutely amazing, but it's helpful for SEO and for assisting my readers in navigating through the 500+ posts and recipes. Every food blogger can use a recipe index of some kind, whether it's text or visual, requires manual updating or updates itself! 

A tour of my kitchen #kitchentales

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Come take a tour of food blogger's kitchen! from Anyonita Nibbles
No matter if it's big and spacious, the size of a walk-in closet or somewhere in between, the kitchen is one of the most used spaces in the home. Our kitchen, though certainly not anything extravagant, is no exception! 

As a food blogger, I spend a lot of my free-time in the kitchen (and a lot of my working time, too!). It's where I go to de-stress and where I hide when I need a break. When we have guests over, plates and serving trays of food get paraded out to the living room table and it's where my toddler and I seek refuge from rainy days, standing side by side at the counter making pizzas or cookies together.

I usually share the benefits of the time spent in my kitchen, but today, I'm going to share a bit more about my actual kitchen with you and some of the products I use. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into my home!

This post is an entry for the "My Kitchen Story" Linky Challenge, sponsored by Fairy Platinum.

Baked & Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

Monday, June 23, 2014

This British picnic food staple gets a gluten free makeover; plus it's baked and not fried!
These Baked & Gluten Free Scotch Eggs are a British picnic staple. From Anyonita Nibbles

Yield: 6 Scotch eggs
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Baked & Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

One of the best things about being an expat is discovering new foods that don't even exist in the country you're from. Cue the Scotch egg. This tasty contraption is a sphere of decadence! Scotch eggs are mostly eaten cold, served at picnics, but I served mine warm and I've made it completely gluten free. You can still serve it at a picnic, though!

Lemon Meringue Tarts

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tangy lemon tarts with a crumbly biscuit base topped with Italian-style meringue!
Parisienne Lemon Meringue Tarts from Anyonita Nibbles

Yield: 12 tarts
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Lemon Meringue Tarts

I'm a lemon lover. The tart burst of juice that causes lips to purse as if ready for kiss excites me. Just thinking about the flavor of lemon as I type this, I'm beginning to salivate! Something else that makes me salivate is a good lemon meringue tart. Especially these babies. 
 
Assorted Lemon Meringue Tarts from Anyonita Nibbles

My Culinary Weekend in Paris #parisfoodtrip

Thursday, June 19, 2014



My Culinary Weekend in Paris from Anyonita Nibbles

My Culinary Weekend in Paris

Written by: Anyonita Green on
 
It is without exaggeration that I can say, my trip to Paris last weekend was the stuff of dreams. We were given itineraries that spanned pages and detailed event after event of food bliss. It would be impossible to recap every aspect of my trip and in trying to tell my favorite parts, I know I'll inadvertently be leaving others out. I'll do my best to relay everything the best I can and to share with you what my experience was like. Thank you again for all of your lovely votes and support during the competition. I hope those of you who took the time to vote for me enjoy this tiny glimpse of the amazing weekend I had. 

Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding Brownies with Toffee Sauce

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Indulgent gluten free brownies made with plump Medjool dates, rich brown sugar and covered in a purely decadent toffee sauce!
Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding Brownies with Toffee Sauce from Anyonita Nibbles

Yield: 2 dozen brownies
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Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding Brownies with Toffee Sauce

The same way that gluten helps to build up the elasticity of bread dough, it plays a part in making baked goods thick and gooey. Especially brownies. Not being able to replicate that classic texture of the perfect squidgy American brownie was one of the things I was most afraid of when giving in to my Coeliac Disease diagnosis. But with a bit of smart cooking and combining the right flours, that same texture is achievable.

Unadorned gluten free sticky toffee pudding brownies from Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Carnival Cookie in a Mug

Monday, June 16, 2014

This mug cookie is a perfect single serving of a classic carnival cookie, done gluten-free!
Gluten Free Carnival Cookie in a Mug from Anyonita Nibbles
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Gluten Free Carnival Cookie in a Mug

Sometimes, you just need a sugar hit. You know those days where the comfort of something sugary solves all problems? That's the kind of day I was having when I came up with this. I was inspired by some cookies from my childhood: Otis Spunkmeyer's Carnival cookies, in fact. And this version ticks all the boxes of those Otis Spunkmeyer ones, except, instead of waiting for the oven to warm and then baking until done, you just pop this in the microwave! And instead of juggling a dozen leftover cookies and feeling guilty for eating them, as soon as you're finished with the first one, you're finished with all of them.

Griddled Caprese Antipasti Wrap with Rocket Pistachio Pesto #CookOffBeforeKickOff

Friday, June 13, 2014

Settle in for the England v Italy game with this Italian inspired sarnie filled with classic flavors of Italy!  This rolled and griddled wrap is served fresh on Warburton's Easy Roll Wraps.
Sink your teeth into this luscious wrap while watching England V Italy in the 2014 World Cup. From Anyonita Nibbles

Yield: 6 wraps 
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Griddled Caprese Antipasti Wrap with Rocket Pistachio Pesto

The World Cup is upon us! Soccer/Futbol fans around the globe will have their TVs tuned to sports stations, focused on the footy activity happening in Brazil. There's nothing that pairs better with watching sports than lining your belly with delicious, filling food. Warburtons understands the importance of a great game time snack and have launched a World Cup centered campaign: Cook Off Before Kick Off.

Munch on this Italian inspired sandwich during the World Cup from Anyonita Nibbles

This campaign is designed to encourage World Cup watchers to spend a few minutes in the kitchen prior to kick off, whipping up a tasty treat to munch during the match. Saturday, 14 June, England will be squaring off against Italy in one of the opening matches of the championship. To help inspire you and get you in the mood for the action, I've created this two-part Italian themed snack: a sarnie slathered with pesto and filled with classic Italian ingredients. Cook Off Before Kick Off on the 14th with this easy sandwich and enjoy the game on a full belly!

These easy roll wraps from Warburtons make rolling a cinch. From Anyonita Nibbles


The star of this sandwich is the pesto: a smooth blend of rocket/arugula, pistachio and cheese, with a hint of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and just a whiff of garlic. The pesto is whirled together with a good glug of olive oil and it's chilled before being spread on the bottom of a Warburtons Easy Roll Wrap. It's simply stunning and decadent.

Decadent and delicious rocket pistachio pesto from Anyonita Nibbles

Ingredients:

For the pesto
1/2 cup pistachios
1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 cup rocket/arugula
olive oil
pinch salt


A sliced grilled caprese antipasti wrap from Anyonita Nibbles
 
For the wrap
1 packet Warburtons Easy Roll Wraps
1 tray Italian antipasti cold cuts
1 bunch basil
2 tomatoes
300 grams mozzarella
An Italian Griddled Caprese Antipasti Wrap with fresh ingredients from Anyonita  Nibbles


Instructions:

Griddled Caprese Antipasti Wrap with Rocket Pistachio Pesto


Making Rocket Pistachio Pesto from Anyonita Nibbles
  1. Grind the pistachios in a food processor until chopped.
  2. Add the garlic, rocket and cheese. Blitz until it all comes together.
  3. Taste and add more rocket or cheese, if needed. Season with salt and a bit of lemon juice.
  4. Continue to blitz while slowly pouring in the olive oil to emulsify and bring the pesto together.
  5. Refrigerate until needed once the desired consistency has been reached.
An Italian flag of ingredients from Anyonita Nibbles
  1. Spread a dollop of pesto onto the bumpy side of a Warburtons Easy Roll Wrap.
  2. Top with antipasti meat cuts.
  3. Cover with slices of mozzarella and fresh tomato.
  4. Finish off with some basil, a bit of grated parmigiano and a pinch of salt.
  5. Roll the wrap to seal.
  6. Place in a hot griddle pan and cook until char lines begin to appear and the cheese starts to melt.



What Size & Style Photos to use on which Social Media Platforms

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Do you know what size and style photo to use on each social media platform? Find out; don't do it wrong! From Anyonita NibblesThe key to utilizing social media platforms to the best of your ability lies in consistently exporting native content (including images) to each site. This tutorial is meant to serve as a handy guide for answering the question, "what size & style photo for which platform?" that so many bloggers ask.

One of the biggest mistakes a blogger can make when it comes to sharing content on social media is to ignore each platform's strengths and weaknesses.


No two social media platforms are created equal--each has its own benefit and each should be treated uniquely.

Although social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk coined the phrase "native content" as it applies to social media, it's a concept that makes a whole lot of sense and has the ability to transform how you think about social media platforms and the content you share on each one.


I'm Paris bound this weekend! #parisfoodtrip

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Remember way back in April, I asked for your votes in a competition to win a weekend culinary trip to Paris? Thanks to all of your hard work, I've been selected to represent the UK & Ireland in Paris this weekend at the #parisfoodtrip as organized by the lovely folks at +Gourmandize UK & Ireland! I'm totally fangirling over the thought that this weekend I'll be cooking and dining at some of the world's best restaurants and patisseries with a gang of like-minded, lovely foodies!

Gluten Free Double Chocolate & Coffee Madeleines Recipe

Monday, June 9, 2014

Light and indulgent, these gluten free double chocolate and coffee madeleines are a tea time French treat!
These gluten free double chocolate and coffee madeleines are the perfect, light pick-me-up. From Anyonita Nibbles
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Gluten Free Double Chocolate & Coffee Madeleines

Madeleines are a real labor of love. That's no typo up there, it literally takes four hours to make the batter, but don't be deterred! There's only about 20 minutes of hands-on work, making that four hours slightly deceptive. Madeleines are certainly a test of patience and will power, as most French patisserie is.

Close up of double chocolate madeleines with coffee from Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Honey & Sriracha Grilled Chicken Nachos

Friday, June 6, 2014

A little bit spicy & a little bit sweet, this grilled chicken is glazed with mellow honey and Sriracha and served on a bed of crunchy, cheesy nachos! 
A gluten free dinner that's spicy and sweet, this grilled chicken is glazed with honey & Sriracha & served or nachos. From Anyonita Nibbles

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Honey & Sriracha Grilled Chicken Nachos

This was one of those accidental recipes.We needed something for dinner and we need it quickly. I didn't feel like spending ages in the kitchen and we were out of the usual staples of rice, couscous and potatoes. And there's only so much gluten free pasta a girl can eat in a week. Drumming an index finger against my lips, I opened the cupboard and saw it tucked almost all the way in the back: the second bag of nacho chips, left over from the gluten free chicken fajita nachos I shared a few weeks ago.

Grilled glazed chicken on nachos from Anyonita Nibbles

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Facebook New Page Tour & How to Generate Post Views

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Facebook remains an important avenue for bloggers and business owners to generate traffic to their sites. Refresh what you know about Facebook with a tour of its newly revamped pages and stash these tips on generating post views before your next big campaign.
Take a tour of Facebook's new page layout & learn how to get your Facebook posts viewed. A tutorial from Anyonita Nibbles
No matter how frustrated we bloggers get with Facebook, it still remains true that most, if not all, of our readers are active on the site these days. 

It can be frustrating to put in loads of time crafting posts for Facebook and scheduling them to appear when you know your readers are active on Facebook only to be met with paltry reach figures.

After research (as always) I've come up with some tips for how you can generate post views. Plus, I explore three different methods for sharing and promoting content and disclose which ones are the most effective. But let's kick things off with a quick tour of the new Facebook page layout that will be rolled out to everyone on Friday, 13 June 2014.

American Style Single Serve Lemonade & Get Juiced Challenge

Monday, June 2, 2014

A classic and refreshing summer drink downsized to make a single serving!
Make this perfect homemade lemonade for one when you need a quick, refreshing drink! From Anyonita Nibbles

Yield: 1 4 to 6 ounce glass
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American Style Single Serve Lemonade

Ah, lemonade. That classic American drink; synonymous with summertime and enterprise. I personally never got the chance to run a lemonade stand growing up, but I did have my fair share of homemade lemonade. You can't beat a glass of refreshing lemonade. With just three ingredients, it's economical and quick to prepare. And if you moderate the sugar, you could even call it healthy!