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
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
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
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
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
Beetroot, Mushroom and Dill Canapés for Hoots Snacks.
Makes: Approx 30 Ingredients: Hoots Snacks 150g / 5oz vacuum-packed beetroot, roughly chopped 3 tablespoons crème fraîche 120g / 4oz ricotta Small bunch dill, half roughly chopped 40g / 1½oz butter 250g / 9oz button mushrooms, sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped Method: 1. Place the beetroot, crème fraîche and ricotta cheese into a medium bowl and pulse with a handheld food blender until it appears smooth and evenly blended. Season according to taste, stir and ... Continue Reading
Hoots Snacks invited me to create a canapé or dipping recipe using one of their 5 baked wholegrain snacks which are available in either salt & pepper, smoked bacon, salt & vinegar, pickled onion or cheese & onion and are both suitable for vegetarians and vegans. I decided to use the salt & pepper snack and created a recipe using beetroot, mushrooms and dill. The topping also works really well with gluten-free toast or crostini if following a free from diet. The recipe ... Continue Reading
Families Leeds Magazine: Featuring My Childrens Party Food Recipe (GF)
Families Leeds magazine approached me to create a recipe that would coincide with Coeliac Awareness Week which runs this year from 9th-15th May. As the name suggests, this magazine is an essential guide to family life, what's on for kids and fun days out in Leeds packed with local features covering a wide range of parental concerns and interests, what’s on listings, plus listings of local contacts. The childrens recipe I decided to develop is ideal for parties or lunch boxes as ... Continue Reading
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