Genius Gluten-Free Round Up.
Earlier this year Genius contacted me to work on an exciting project with the company which I was proud to be a part of. With curiosity about what would be revealed, I travelled to London which you can read about here and met the key team involved. Genius have been extremely busy, (more than ever) in perfecting their core products and have significantly improved the taste, texture and smell of their ever increasing range of breads on offer. Confidently described as “their best ever ... Continue Reading
7 New Reasons to love Schär: Review
My little boy has been a massive fan of Schär products for as long as he has been diagnosed with coeliac disease at the tender age of 18 months. Now, at the cheeky old age of 8, he is very aware of his likes and dislikes for certain foods and is brutally honest and as black and white as only an 8 year old knows how. I love that childhood innocence and clarity without the need to impress or say what you want to hear. So, these are his and my thoughts on the latest 7 new exciting ... 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
The Key Lightbulb Moments That Changed Our Life As A Gluten-Free Family.
Recently Genius Gluten-Free contacted me to become a brand ambassador which I was delighted to do, given that many of their products are a firm favourite with my young coeliac son. Over the next few months there will be several Genius related posts. From recipes that are ideal for school lunch boxes to ones that are perfect for parties and family gatherings. During a conversation with Genius Gluten-Free, they asked what we have learned so far in order to make ... Continue Reading
New Genius Thinking!
I was recently invited to attend a brand immersion event in London with Genius Gluten-Free entrepreneur, Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, to discuss Genius’ recent product developments. Genius Gluten-Free came about as Lucinda was driven to create tasty gluten and wheat free bread for her gluten intolerant son because she was disappointed by the gluten-free breads on offer. From a very young age I have always been passionate about baking, cooking and everything sandwiched inbetween. I really ... Continue Reading
Delicious Alchemy’s Wonderfully Nutty Granola
As American author, John Gunther once said, “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast”, so I was excited to receive Delicious Alchemy’s latest edition to their colourful collection, the ‘Wonderfully Gluten Free Nutty Granola’ to see how it faired. Now part of a dozen gluten-free products currently on the market, Delicious Alchemy have unveiled another superb product, this time adding to their increasing breakfast range. As a graphic designer, I have always been a big fan ... Continue Reading
Smoked Salmon and Vine Tomato Omelette (GF)
Makes: 1 Omelette Smoked salmon and eggs make the perfect breakfast combination and this recipe will be ready in minutes. Ingredients: 2 medium eggs 1 tablespoon milk 50g / 2oz smoked salmon, roughly chopped 10g / 1/2 oz unsalted butter 25g / 1oz cheddar cheese, grated 2 small vine tomatoes, quartered Black pepper to season Fry over a medium heat Method: 1. In a bowl, place the eggs, milk and black pepper, then gently whisk with a fork. Next add the chopped smoked ... Continue Reading
Fruity Pancakes (GF)
Makes: 16 Mini Pancakes Pancake Day is a highly anticipated day for all ages and so I decided to make this recipe for my little boy who was diagnosed with coeliac disease at the age of 18 months. It was really important to me that he did not miss out or feel different in any way and so these light but substantial mini pancakes can be created in minutes before the school rush begins. Toppings are key to creating delicious tasting pancakes whether gluten-free or otherwise so ... Continue Reading
Pear, Cranberry and Ginger Stewed Fruit Compote (GF)
Makes: 4 Portions Stewed fruit compote is great to have on hand as its versatility means you can serve it with yogurt or porridge for breakfast or over ice cream for an after-tea treat as featured in The Guardian last weekend. I used pears and cranberries which are both in season at the moment. Apples would also work well. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 50ml / 2fl oz water 50g / 2oz caster sugar 2 teaspoons stem ginger, finely chopped ½ vanilla pod, sliced lengthways ½ ... Continue Reading