It’s National School Meals Week this week and I have very fond memories of my school dinners, as I was one of those kids that loved them! Fortunately, at our junior school we had a fabulous cook. she could get a little cross with us at times when we got a bit rowdy – and as I have previously mentioned, she would bang her rolling pin on the stainless-steel counter to shut us all up – it worked!! Despite this, I liked her very much as she had a good heart and fed us well. Thinking back, I was rather food obsessed even then – loving the smell of our dinner being cooked, whilst sat in the classroom and feeling eager to get a good place in the queue, to ensure I could tuck in as soon as possible.
I thought I would make good use of the box of Nestle Go Free Rice Pops that I got given at the Allergy show in Liverpool last weekend (maybe you got one too), by popping together some gluten free crispy rice squares as a little indulgent treat!
Isn’t it just the way, that the moment you rave about something, things can go a little pear shaped? Well I’m afraid that’s what happened with the whole running thing since I posted my running post!!
We all have our own little take on how we make a chilli and what additional ingredients we pop in there! My signature chilli recipe has changed through the years. Moving on from when we were on a tight budget and needing to use the cheapest mince and adding Heinz baked beans (which tasted good in a different way), to now refusing to make a it unless I can get hold of my local butchers mince (it’s so good!!) and swapping the baked beans for kidney beans and popping in lots of freshly chopped peppers.
With the chillier days approaching I thought it would be a nice time to share with you this quick and easy gluten free plum crumble. The Perfect warming, comforting pudding, that can be popped together in no time at all.
Last month I shared this great gluten free ginger sponge recipe on Juvela’s blog. The original recipe was taken from my Mums handwritten recipe book and something she often made for us as a family or when we had friends over for tea. It was always a particular favourite of mine. Especially good with hot, thick *custard (and if I haven’t told you, I love the skin from the top of the custard, so for me, that too!!). So, yes, with a little bit of jiggery pokery I finally made a gluten free version using Juvela gluten free mix. The best thing is, it tasted just how I remembered!
I wanted to chat a little about gluten free store cupboard essentials. As personally, I feel that along with eliminating cross-contamination, having a well-stocked cupboard with ‘safe’ basic foods you regularly use is one of the key’s to maintaining and managing a great gluten free diet at home with ease!
Thanks to Neil checking out gluten free info on google before our trip, I got to experience delightful quirky places to eat safely whilst away. I’m sharing them in the hope that you may be paying this truly stunning place a visit and you can get to experience the same delights that we did!
These super-duper cupcake cuties can be whipped up at a drop of a hat, by using the simple all in one gluten free sponge cake recipe. Once baked, cool and top with a delicious swirl of buttercream and whatever gf sprinkles that take your fancy!!
Had my friends over for supper the other night and decided to pop together this gluten free lasagne that we could all enjoy. It’s the basic recipe I have done for years, with a simple switch to gluten free lasagne sheets (M&S ones on this occasion).
Love the fact that once all the prep is done, lasagne can be popped in the oven and the kitchen can be cleaned down, whilst the delicious savoury smell intensifies…how very satisfying!