Sweet and savoury goodies without a single speck of gluten but loads of flavour.
I don’t have a gluten intolerance but I have friends and family who do and I know some of you, my readers, are gluten free so I try my best to give you a good range of yummy treats, both meals and desserts.
Got people coming over at short notice? Have they got diet restrictions like gluten free, vegetarian or vegan?
No problemo! I’ve got you covered with the easy canapé that can also double as a spicy main course with some steamed rice and greens.
Now wipe that sweat off your brow from worrying about cooking for people with allergies and get into the kitchen to whip these up! (more…)
Did you know that 2013 is the International Year of Quinoa? Yep, the United Nations declared it so, and who am I to argue?
I’ve actually come quite late to the quinoa party. The internet has been waxing lyrical about this amazing ancient seed that is commonly mistaken as a grain, and pronounced incorrectly 99.9% of the time for yonks now (it’s keen-wah, by the way).
I read them all with much interest about its super food status; how it’s low GI (53), the best plant-based source of protein, and gluten free to boot. (more…)
As much as I love olive oil and fresh lemon as a salad dressing, it can get a bit old.
Sometimes I add a little mustard or balsamic vinegar to liven things up. Other times a dollop of mayonnaise or sour cream. I even get crazy with anchovies, capers or olives when I’m feeling particularly daring.
One day I found some perfectly ripe local avocados at the green grocer and I wanted to use them right away. In a salad. With a dressing that was different than usual. (more…)
New Year’s Eve was eventful for us. But not in the way you’d expect.
We spent the evening at Lismore Base Hospital emergency department as Poppy had a febrile convulsion at around 3.30pm and scared the living daylights out of us.
My sister used to have them when she was younger so I knew to immediately get Poppy into a tepid bath to cool her down and get her comfy on her side in the foetal position. Hubby called the ambulance and we waited the longest 10 minutes of our lives. So, so scary.
Don’t worry though, the story ends well. She is fine. Convulsions of this kind are actually quite common in young children as their tiny bodies find it difficult to regulate their temperature – and she was given the all clear. (more…)
I hope Santa was good to you and you are spending today with people you love.
Thank you so much for reading my blog this year – I really appreciate you supporting me through reading, commenting and making my recipes. It really means a lot.
Today I’m giving you a picture of the cutest little Santa Strawberries. I took these to Poppy’s playgroup Christmas party and they were a hit! (more…)