Mini Fishcake Lollipops (GF)
Getting Evie, Ben and Will to eat fish is somewhat of a challenge in our house (though oddly enough on holiday they will eat BBQ’d sardines like they are going out of fashion). I have found that putting things on sticks is more appealing to them and has a much better chance of being eaten. Having made these on several occasions, nobody realised that they were also gluten-free which gets a big thumbs up. I used Genius Gluten-Free Triple Seeded Farmhouse bread to make the bread crumbs. T... Continue Reading
Draughts Game Inspired Sandwiches (GF)
Sandwiches needn’t be boring! These fun and nutritious draughts game inspired sandwiches make the perfect addition to a school pack up, party or picnic. I always try and get my coeliac son Will and his 2 siblings involved in the kitchen so they gain an understanding about suitable ingredients and preparation which will stand them in good stead for the future. With this recipe I let the children decide on their favourite fillings to create their own sandwiches. They really enjoyed this ... Continue Reading
Pizza Pillows (GF)
My first (of two) childrens lunchbox recipes created for Genius is based on my take of the calzone pizza. Using Genius Gluten-Free Soft White Farmhouse bread instead of pizza dough, these little pockets are packed with everything you would expect from a calzone pizza and are the perfect size for little hands. Another way to discreetly include some veggies if they are a challenge in your household with the kiddiewinks! Makes: 6 pillows Ingredients: 3 slices Genius Gluten-Free Soft ... Continue Reading
Fruity Syllabub Toasts (GF)
This recipe is great if you need to whip up some gluten-free sweet party treats last minute, are light as a feather and melt in the mouth. I used Genius Gluten-Free Soft White Farmhouse Bread as this new improved loaf definitely has better taste, texture and aroma and is their most dependable bread to date. My entire family could see a huge improvement, especially my biggest little critic William who has coeliac disease. I had to be quick taking the pictures as my 4 year old was also eager ... Continue Reading
M&S Gluten-free Event.
Last night my family of 5 attended a gluten-free event hosted at the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks. These gluten-free events are currently running across over 70 stores around the country and is something we have never experienced with other mainstream retailers. Big thumbs up M&S. You can find your nearest M&S event here. It was brilliant to take my 7 year old coeliac to an event without having to swerve all the yummy food and be able to sit back and enjoy all the tasters together ... Continue Reading
La Belle Assiette Private Dining Experience With Chef Ivan Duchene.
Take one extrodinarily experienced creative French chef, four servings of exceptional food and six helpings of fabulous friends, then you can guarantee that it is going to be a recipe for a successful culinary evening. La Belle Assiette is a private dining company who’s portfolio includes cooking for many European clients as well as operating in the UK with over 550 registered chefs. I have been aware of the company for some time now and when I was approached to write a review for one ... Continue Reading
Sticky Toffee Bread and Butter Pudding (GF)
Serves: 6 Moist, sweet and sticky toffee pudding and bread and butter pudding have transcended generations for years - now you can enjoy both at the same time. Happy Mother’s Day! Pudding Ingredients: 175g / 6oz dates, stoned and roughly chopped ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 175ml / 6fl oz water 425ml / 15fl oz double cream 425ml / 15fl oz milk 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways and seeds scraped out 6 medium eggs 4 medium egg yolks 140g / 5oz golden caster sugar 75g / 3oz ... Continue Reading
The Telegraph: Featuring My Duck Stuffed With Mushrooms And Chestnuts (GF).
This weekend my duck stuffed with mushrooms and chestnuts recipe appears in The Telegraph. You can read more here and the recipe is below. Serves: 2 This recipe is packed with lots of robust flavours from the chestnuts and shiitake mushrooms and works well with either duck, goose, grouse, lamb or pork which are all in season now. Ingredients: 2 duck breasts 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 10 chestnuts, cooked, peeled and ... Continue Reading
Oven Baked Root Vegetable Crisps (GF)
Makes: 4 Portions These crisps feature in Eating & Living Gluten-Free magazine this month. They make a healthier alternative to crisps as we know them. Why not experiment with other vegetables such as carrots or turnips to create a colourful savoury picnic snack? A simple way to get your little ones to eat more vegetables. Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced wafer thin 1 large beetroot, peeled and sliced wafer thin 1 parsnip, peeled and sliced wafer thin L... Continue Reading
Sweet Potato, Chilli and Chorizo Soup (GF)
Makes: 6-8 Portions This robust soup is packed with lots of flavour and a hint of chilli too and can be adapted to use butternut squash instead of sweet potato if you prefer. Stock up the freezer by distributing into individual containers, perfect for a meal in minutes over the next few chilly months! Ingredients: 2 medium carrots, sliced 1 medium onion, diced 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 red chilli, finely chopped 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and ... Continue Reading