Food

Chocolate orange shortbread – Pacari chocolate

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Happy World Chocolate Day! To celebrate, I came up with this really simple, gluten free and vegan shortbread recipe. I’m Scottish so obviously love a bit of shortbread! For this recipe, I used the Pacari orange chocolate but you could pretty much use any flavour for this! I’ll definitely be trying out some other flavours […]

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Gluten free and vegan “mush”-balls

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Vegan and gluten free mushballs

I’d seen a lot of different recipes for bolognese sauce for pasta, with lentils or quorn mince so I decided to try and create a meat-less meatball using up some of the huge amount of mushrooms I had in the fridge. They turned out so well! A slightly softer texture to regular meatballs but go […]

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Oaty blueberry muffins

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I sometimes struggle deciding what to have for breakfast so something like this is ideal for me to grab without having to think! They can also be enjoyed as a snack or dessert. The muffins are deliberately not too sweet but you can add more syrup if you have a sweeter tooth! Makes 9 muffins […]

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Pacari Chocolate

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I’m a big chocolate fan although I can be quite picky when it comes to my favourites, especially since I’m already limited in my choice with my dietary requirements! I had the pleasure of discovering Pacari Chocolate at the Allergy & Free From Show in Glasgow in March this year. It wasn’t a brand I […]

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Gluten free pides

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Makes 4 pides Time1 hour 15 mins (including rising time) Ingredients1/2 tbsp. dried active yeast70ml warm water1/2 tsp. sugar180g gluten free bread flour70g rice flour1 tsp. salt100-110ml lukewarm water25ml olive oilFillings as desired Method Reactivate the yeast according to packet instructions. Add the flour, sugar, lukewarm water and oil to the yeast and knead until […]

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Gluten free baked gnocchi

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Gnocchi is such a handy meal, especially for us gluten free folks as it’s fairly easy to get your hands on! I’ve been struggling to find yummy foods that I can eat with my new braces but then gnocchi came to mind! I didn’t have any in the house so I thought I’d try and […]

Food

My May Favourites

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Going to attempt to make this a bit of a feature and update you each month on some of my favourite things from that month! Will be a mixture of food, random bits, restaurants etc! And if you have any favourites from May, do let me know in the comments! Favourite Gluten Free FoodMarks and […]

Lifestyle

Travelling with IBS

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Travelling should be an exciting and rewarding experience however, IBS can turn it into a stressful, unpleasant situation you might try to avoid. It’s a shame as I do love travelling and seeing new places but when you have the constant worry of your IBS playing up, it definitely takes a bit of the enjoyment […]

Lifestyle

My FODMAP Journey

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My Journey After years of struggling with IBS on my own, I finally came across a locum doctor who had some new advice to offer me, instead of the standard peppermint capsules and Buscopan. She suggested looking into the low FODMAP diet. Unfortunately this was all the information she could give but she knew that […]

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Bay’s Kitchen Low FODMAP Sauces

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The low FODMAP diet can be tricky and tiring when it comes to meal preparation and creativity as your food options are limited. When I was doing the diet myself, I found the hardest foods to avoid were onion and garlic as they seem to be in literally everything! Especially on those lazy days when […]