#FreeFromFridays Number 11

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Lemon Loaf Cake

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An easy gluten free, dairy free and low FODMAP coconut lemon loaf cake recipe that is perfect with a cup of tea!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Lemon Loaf Cake Recipe

Yield: 1 loaf cake
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Lemon Loaf Cake 

I am obsessed with lemon cakes--a refreshingly tart and moist lemon drizzle cake is the anecdote for righting a lot of wrongs in life. Most people say when life hands you lemons make lemonade. And while I do love a nice glass of homemade American-style lemonade, I love cake more. So when life hands us lemons in this house, we make decadent cake. This one, in fact.

Dairy Free Low Fodmap Gluten Free Coconut Lemon Moist Loaf Cake
Check out the crumb on that gluten free cake! Phwoar!
Look guys, this cake is easy peasy and oh-so-delicious. It's super moist thanks to a little cake baker's secret weapon and a trick I picked up here in the UK. But it's also nicely dense and it has a nice "crumb" as profesh bakers would say. All of that aside, here's what you really need to know about this babe of a cake: it's gluten free, dairy free and low FODMAP friendly. It's also not overtly sugary so the lemon really stands out and the hit of coconut you get when that unmistakable scent wafts toward you?

Gluten Free Dairy Free Hot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

Monday, July 17, 2017

These gluten free and dairy free chicken parmesan sarnies are served hot from the oven--perfect for your party, the big game or an outside-of-the box weeknight dinner!
 These gluten free and dairy free chicken parmesan sarnies are served hot from the oven--perfect for your party, the big game or an outside-of-the box weeknight dinner!
Yield: 8 sandwiches
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Hot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

These super quick sandwiches were born out of necessity and as an homage to a childhood favourite, hot ham sandwiches. And I'll admit this straight away, there is no Parmesan cheese in this recipe because actual Parmesan has dairy, but if you're cool with consuming dairy feel free to swap my dairy free alternative for full blown Parm!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Hot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches Low FODMAP Friendly

A Review of the Jurassic Kingdom in Manchester

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Step back to the time of the dinosaurs with Manchester's latest family-friendly attraction in the leafy Philips Park or catch it in other UK parks.
 

Fearsome Dinosaurs Delight & Thrill Kids Young & Old in Manchester




“It’s like a dream come true” says my six year old Niamh as we metaphorically go back to the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods in Philips Park, Manchester. Brachiosaurus, Pteradons, T-Rex and Ankylosaurus all feature as part of Jurassic Kingdom which is on tour as dinosaurs by turn delight and terrorise children all over Britain. 

A Night in with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Friday, July 14, 2017

The talented Julie from Just the Alps Between Us recounts a night of cheesy indulgence laid on by the Consortium for Parmigiano-Reggiano.




Italy. The land of pizza, pasta and gelato. Of long lunches, lazy days and grandmothers who refuse to believe you are full. Because here, food is more than just a way of fulfilling hunger… it’s a way of life. It's at the heart of all social interactions, bringing families and friends together and is the first thing a parent will ask. 

#FreeFromFridays Number 10

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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5 Versatile Gluten Free Cookie Recipes

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Here are five versatile gluten free cookie recipes to master and whip up any time!

If there's anything I've learned from being a mom about the power of food, it's that cookies have magical healing properties. There's not much that can go wrong that the promise of a cookie can't correct when you're a child. Equally, cookies make pretty good bargaining tools too! Cookies are my fallback in the kitchen. Need a quick dessert for a party or a barbecue? Cookies! Require a thoughtful gift for a girlfriend? Fancy cookies! Feeling a bit blue and need to bake to save your soul? Cookies, cookies, cookies!

Bottom line: cookies are muy importante. That's why there's a Cookie Monster. Not a Cake Monster or an Ice Cream Monster.

With these cookie recipes, you can play around with flavours--they're all totally versatile! Use the recipes as a starting off point and then let your imagination run wild and embrace your inner cookie monster!

Sugar Free Orange and Honey Vodka Mojito Recipe

Monday, July 10, 2017

Create the perfect vodka mojito bursting with orange flavour and mellowed with smooth honey!
 Create the perfect vodka mojito bursting with orange flavour and mellowed with smooth honey!
Yield: 2
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Sugar Free Orange and Honey Vodka Mojito

It's 5 o'clock somewhere & the perfect time to unwind with a grown-up drink! Vodka is my spirit of choice--at all times there is a bottle in my freezer, ready to add a bit of fun to a bowl of tipsy boozy popcorn or blitz with berries for a frozen vodka martini.

Sugar Free Orange and Honey Vodka Mojito

Vodka mojitos are a perfect way to update a classic mojito and ideal for anyone who isn't a fan of rum. As with most cocktails, this one is super versatile--throw any flavours at it that you'd like. Try skipping the oranges and adding a medley of berries, or get rid of the fruits altogether and go with fresh cucumber or even decadent chocolate syrup. But if you want an easy, sweet and citrusy take, then you can't go far wrong with this recipe with fresh orange and lovely smooth honey!

Ingredients:

For the vodka mojitos
1 lime, juice of
1 orange, peeled, seeded and segmented
2 tablespoons honey
240ml vodka
500ml orange squash, diluted
fresh mint
Need a conversion? Use this handy chart.

How to Make a Vodka Mojito

How to Make a Vodka Mojito

A few weeks ago, a friend came over, bearing the gift of a flowering mint plant. The plan had been to spend the afternoon chatting and sipping mojitos and eating gluten free crackers slathered with the most decadent French cheese. Without any white rum in the house, we ended up making vodka spiked lemonade instead--not a difficult compromise, let me tell you! Still, I was left with this gorgeous mini mint bush that just keeps growing and growing and growing. So, every now and then, I prune it back and throw all the leaves into a recipe. Still with no white rum (I really need to add it to the shopping list!) these vodka mojitos were born.

http://www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk/p/recipe-index.html

Instructions:

  1. Put the lime juice, honey and orange segments in a cocktail shaker and muddle
  2. Add the mint leaves and muddle again until fragrant 
  3. Add the vodka and stir
  4. Divide into two glasses with glass and pour over the orange squash
  5. Garnish with mint leaves and an orange segment
Vodka Honey and Orange Mojito

More Drinks Recipes:

Mucus Buster

Williamson Kenyan Earth Tea

7 Things to Do Before You Take a Blogging Break

Friday, July 7, 2017

Planning on putting professional blogging on pause for a while? Before you do, make sure you follow this checklist to make your return smooth and simple!

Planning on putting professional blogging on pause for a while? Before you do, make sure you follow this checklist to make your return smooth and simple!



It's the final installment in our blogger burn out series! For the last three weeks, we've spoken about: How to Make a Comeback after a Blogging BreakHow to Identify Blogger Burn Out and How to Keep Motivated as a Blogger. Today, we'll wrap things up with a practical look at exactly what you need to organise before you step away from blogging for a while.

#FreeFromFridays Number 9

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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