Gluten Free Dairy Free Valentine's Day Tic Tac Toe Cookies + Free Gameboard

Monday, January 30, 2017

Challenge your Valentine to a cheeky game of edible Tic Tac Toe with this delicious and sweet gluten free and dairy free cookie recipe!
Gluten free and dairy free Valentine's Peanut Butter and Coconut Cookies | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Valentine's Peanut Butter & Coconut Cookies

I know; I know; you're not meant to play with your food, but Valentine's Day is such a playful and romantic holiday, I couldn't resist! This year, I wanted to create something different and fun for Valentine's Day. I recently started having Tic Tac Toe wars with my 5 year old and while his strategic skills are still in development, it's been fun to be catapulted back to a childhood favourite. And like any cheeky 5 year old boy, my son loves to play with his food, so why not combine the two, right?!

Edible Valentine's Day Tic Tac Toe Game with Gluten Free Peanut Butter Biscuits | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

Sweet heart shaped cookies are the epitome of a Valentine's Day treat but I've given the classic peanut butter cookie a delicious makeover! It's gluten free, made with almonds and coconut and suitable for those who can't handle dairy. Add in those fun shapes--hearts and O's--and you've got the perfect ingredients for an edible game of Tic Tac Toe! All you're missing is a game board, but don't worry; you can download the one I made for free!

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk


Gluten Free Spanish Chicken One Pot

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bring a taste of the Menorcan sunshine to your dinner table with this delicious Spanish chicken!
Gluten Free Dairy Free Spanish Chicken One Pot by Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Gluten Free Spanish Chicken One Pot

This is the time of year, I always grow restless of the relentless gray days and long for vast blue skies pierced by a shining sun. Before we became parents, we'd often skip out of town in February and head south to mainland Spain or one of its charming islands, like Menorca. Menorca, with its fantastic produce and meaty chorizo was the inspiration behind this recipe, too.

Close up of gluten free and dairy free Spanish chicken one pot | Anyonita Nibbles

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Monarch. I have been compensated for this post, however all opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. You can review my disclosure policy in full, here.
That's one of the greatest things about living in the UK--the short, affordable flights to Spain to chase the sun! This year, though, with our son in school, we had to make due with bringing the taste of Espana to our dinner table. I was approached by Monarch to create a recipe that celebrates Menorca and immediately thought of two classic Spanish combinations: sweet juicy orange and spicy chorizo!

Gluten Free Smoked Haddock and Bacon Chowder - Burns Night

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Celebrate the Scottish bard with this comforting gluten free smoked haddock chowder!
Gluten Free Smoked Haddock and Bacon Chowder for Burns Night| Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free
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Gluten Free Smoked Haddock & Bacon Chowder

Burns Night is a holiday in Scotland celebrating the life and work of the poet Robert Burns. As a poetry graduate, Burns Night is a fun holiday to think about verse, and since moving to the UK, it's been a very low-key holiday in our home. This year, I wanted to up the ante and enjoy a hearty Scottish-inspired dish to commemorate Burns Night on 25 January. You'll love how quick and comforting this meal is to prepare; plus, it's chock full of good-for-you haddock!

Smoked Haddock and Bacon Chowder | Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free

9 Gluten Free Asian Recipes to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Monday, January 16, 2017

Don't let being gluten free keep you from enjoying a luscious spread this Chinese New Year!  Here are 9 gluten free Asian recipes you need in your life.


Must-Try Gluten Free Asian Recipes

In our house, Chinese New Year is pretty much a big deal when it comes to foreign holidays. We're huge fans of a bit of stir fry, some chicken and sweetcorn soup, sticky ribs and of course fried rice, so when Chinese New Year rolls around, we fully indulge. Three years ago, I teamed up with Amoy to provide a stunning gluten free Chinese buffet to celebrate the holiday, but this year, I wanted to share some of the internet's go-to gluten free Asian recipes!

Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, so I've assembled a collection of gluten free recipes from across these cultures. Any of these would make an excellent feast for your celebration.


Gluten Free Rose Chai Tea Latte

Friday, January 13, 2017

Warm yourself & your lover this Valentine's day with a romantic homemade rose chai tea latte!
Homemade Chai Tea Latte - the Real Deal from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
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Homemade Rose Chai Tea Latte

You know, it makes complete sense for Valentine's Day to be celebrated in winter; there's just something about those long, dark nights that was made for cuddling. Whether you make this romantic brew for your love first thing in the morning or sip it together lazily in bed on Valentine's night, you won't be able to deny how lovey-dovey it makes you feel. Maybe it's the spice of cinnamon, the floral rose petals or the comfort of warm milk--whatever it is, turn the lights down low and embrace those amorous feelings! Valentine's day is for lovers, after all ...

Celebrate love with a warming mug of rose chai tea latte this Valentine's Day | Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Dairy Free Quick Chicken Laksa

Monday, January 9, 2017

A gluten and dairy free version of a comforting Malaysian noodle curry with fresh cucumber!
Gluten free, dairy free quick chicken laksa | Anyonita Nibbles
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Quick Chicken Laksa - Gluten & Dairy Free

I love a big steaming bowl of soup this time of year - and January is National Soup Month! There's just nothing more comforting than coming in from a chilly, wet day and pulling off your scarf and hat and gloves and boots and sitting down to a warm bowl of curry or soup. Laksa is a Malaysian noodle curry traditionally made with mackerel, but also delicious with prawns, veggies, or in this case, chicken. It's refreshing too with fresh cucumber and coriander/cilantro and with a kick of spice. This dish is also a great gluten free way to celebrate Chinese New Year!

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Monday, January 2, 2017

Kickstart your morning with this gluten free, energy-releasing pimped up porridge!
 Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal | Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free
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Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

 Fresh gluten free oatmeal topped with apple, walnut and cinnamon from Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free

Here in Manchester, we're bracing for the coldest part of the winter; with daily frosts and the near-weekly threat of snow, it's comforting to start the day with a warming bowl of hearty oatmeal. Famed for its slow release of energy, oatmeal will keep you full longer than other breakfast alternatives and will ensure you're at your best and ready to start your day, no matter how low the mercury dips! This recipe is a classic combination of tried and true oatmeal flavours suitable for coeliacs, vegans, vegetarians and even those on a dairy free diet.

Ingredients:

For the oatmeal
1/2 cup cashew milk
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 small apple, sliced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
handful walnuts
pinch salt
knob cashew or other nut butter
Need a conversion? Use this handy chart.

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This vegan oatmeal is the perfect winter warmer for a busy day in the cold! From Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free
I absolutely love oatmeal. It's a great blank canvas for breakfast creations, check out this gluten free cashew and Nutella oatmeal, and it makes some pretty boss cookies, too! If you're coeliac and want a good, hearty breakfast ready in minutes flat, be sure to find yourself some suitable oats. Many coeliacs can tolerate traditional oat gluten, but some may be sensitive to it, so opting for a brand that is guaranteed gluten free, will save you from any potential tummy upset. My favourite regular and gluten free brand is Quaker Oats. Their gluten free rolled oats are a bit fluffier than their traditional oats but taste just as yummy!

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the oats according to the packet, either in the microwave or on the stove top, whichever you prefer.
  2. Once cooked, finish with butter, brown sugar, a pinch of salt and cinnamon. 
  3. Top with a handful of walnuts and apple slices and serve with a cold glass of orange juice.
Kickstart your day with good for you, gluten free oatmeal from Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free.



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Gluten Free French Toast Eggy Bread

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The classic breakfast of French toast or eggy bread gets a gluten free makeover just in time for Christmas!
Gluten Free Vegetarian French Toast Eggy Bread | Anyonita Nibbles
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Gluten Free Eggy Bread

Growing up in the American South, elaborate cooked breakfasts were how you started the weekend and one of my all-time favourites is my mom's French toast. French toast, or eggy bread, as it's called in the UK, is a deliciously simple dish of bread dipped in eggs and pan fried, served with maple syrup and fresh fruit. It works best with slightly stale bread, and given that most gluten free bread naturally has many of the properties of slightly stale normal bread, it works great! This is one of those easy to make yet impressive breakfasts that you could pull out of your back pocket when you have guests or even for Christmas morning.

How to make gluten free French toast | Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Berry & Iron Smoothie Bowl

Monday, November 28, 2016

Boost your iron intake with this berry smoothie bowl scattered with chia and flax seeds!
Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetaran, Paleo Berry & Iron Smoothie Bowl | Anyonita Nibbles
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Gluten Free Berry & Iron Smoothie Bowl

This breakfast is one of those feel-good meals that will invigorate and energise you, whilst keeping you full. You'll notice there aren't any measurements given in the ingredients list, just because I believe smoothies should be made with only the things you like -- and as much or as little of them as you want! I made this recipe in my Nutri Ninja, so the instructions call for you to layer the ingredients so that the biggest bits are closest to the blade. If you are using a traditional blender with the blades in the bottom of the container, reverse the order.

Greek yogurt and berry smoothie bowl to increase iron | Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Blackberry Vanilla Chia Pudding

Monday, November 14, 2016

Made overnight, this easy chia pudding is sweet and tart with a touch of honey and ripe blackberries!

Gluten Free and Vegetarian Blackberry Vanilla Chia Pudding | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

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Gluten Free Blackberry Vanilla Chia Pudding

Breakfast foods are my favourite, but even though I'm a morning person, I don't always feel like getting up and preparing something first thing in the morning. So after I discovered chia seeds, a friend of mine shared with me this revolutionary breakfast of chia pudding. The best thing about it? You just make it up the night before, leave it in the fridge and you can grab it on your way to work. Easy.

Overnight chia pudding breakfast | Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk