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Well here we are again another new year and yet another new start.We had Christmas and New Year in Feuraventura where we have gone for the past 4 years.It is a wonderful island for us at it is everything we need…Rest,walks,peace and quiet ,all the good books I have been meaning to read and most of all wonderful sunshine and warmth when we need a winter boost. Read the rest of this entry »
It was January 2006 and I had a birthday bash to go to.I could not believe I needed a size 20 dress.I went to the party and felt a frump,everybody said how nice I looked but it did not mean a thing …That was when I decided enough was enough I had to bite the bullet and seriously change my eating habits. Read the rest of this entry »
When I was trying to lose weight ,the most important factor was the lack of fat in my diet.I am sure that lowering the fat in my diet really helped me achieve my goal.At first I thought that it would be boring but it turned out to be completely the opposite. I was amazed how good it was.I am not one for having ready meals but if I did have one I made sure it was about 5% fat content or lower.Even a year after reaching my goal I still eat mostly fat free meals.I now find ingredients like butter to rich, I was a person who could eat butter by the spoonful!! ….I gave up butter on my sandwiches and I don’t even miss it.After a year I still don’t eat it….Take a look at my favourite fat free recipes and enjoy your dieting instead of suffering and feeling that it is a chore!! Read the rest of this entry »
Too many treats are made with wheat or gluten products and I would like to show you a few recipes for gluten and wheat free treats.
Try these gluten free bread recipes..You won’t be disappointed
The first one is for a soda bread which is a far cry from the crumbly, dry offerings coeliacs considered to be bread in the past! If you make a loaf especially for breadcrumbs, you could freeze batches for future use. Read the rest of this entry »
Who would have thought that chocolate was good for you.But now of course after a lot of research (all in the line of duty) they are now saying that chocolate especially dark chocolate with high cocoa content is good for your health …A little bit of what you fancy does you good,and not a grain of wheat or bit of gluten in sight!…Read on to find out the good facts.
Since my daughter was diagnosed with a wheat and gluten allergy I have been experimenting with various recipes to help her with her diet.As of yet I have not been very successful with the bread but she has now decided that she is better off with out any at all.I have had a lot of success with sausages though ……..
I am sat here looking out of my window and just realised how suddenly the leaves are changing.We look out on to a wood and for me it is the most beautiful time of the year..So it must be nearly soup time.So take a look at some of my favourite recipes as today I dug up the first of the leeks from my allotment and also celery as well,both freeze very well.
I thought I would collect a few recipes together that don’t need flour at all.It always seems a shame when you come across a decent recipe just to find because you have an allergy you can’t eat them.They would also be helpful to family members they won’t need to leave you out when baking for the family
One of the quickest and most simple dishes to make is gluten-free pasta tossed in a little fresh pesto with parmesan freshly grated on top – delicious! Polenta is also wonderful for coeliacs and can be used in a number of ways – either serve it soft with a delicious stew or sauce, or pour it into a swiss roll tin and allow it to set. When it’s set, cut it into slices and chargrill – it’s great to have as a starter, just like bruschetta, with a number of toppings such as roasted peppers or tapenade.
Quinoa and millet can also be tossed through salads and used as a substitute for bulgar wheat when making tabbouleh or instead of couscous in any recipe. Millet flakes are also great in gluten-free granola or in gluten-free muesli Read the rest of this entry »