Sour cherry and pecan fudge brownies

Ingredients: 230g Dark chocolate at least 80% coco solids (I used Green & Blacks) 225 butter 150 ground almonds (you might have to add a bit more if consistency is too wet) 185g caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence 100g sour cherries and roughly chopped pecans (approx. measurement, I usually just throw in by hand. …

Left over roast hotpot

Sometimes only comfort food will do, especially when I am tired. so yesterday I was rummaging through the freezer and the various packets of leftover roast meat from a Sunday dinner and I decided to make a hotpot. Mainly because its very easy but also because the packet of meat I retrieved was roast goose…

Gluten free Meatloaf with gravy

This recipe is really easy and so delicious. And the best bit is it gets even better a few days later, pan fry a slice in butter and enjoy with gravy or a spicy tomato sauce and sautéed paprika potatoes, mmmmmmmm! 🙂 Obviously if you do not have to follow a GF diet then you can…

Gluten free plain scones

My quest continues for the perfect GF scone.  As a scone Aficionado I have really missed having a freshly baked batch of scones (savoury and sweet) in the house. It’s too unfair to go ahead and bake them anyway as John loves a good scone and the smell would be torture enough.  So I have been…

Roast turkey Peking style

This is a Asian twist to the classic roast turkey makes it ideal for any Sunday dinner not just at Christmas. And steaming the bird first seems to lock in the moisture, most people wont have a steamer large enough for such a big bird so make a little nest out of crumbled foil, you…

Khao Soi (Thai chicken curry noodles)

I love Asian flavours and this is a twist on the usual red curry, and it’s really quick to prepare. You can add the minimum amount of red curry paste if you don’t like it too spicy and omit the chillies. Rice noodles are generally soaked for 15 mins or so in warm water before…

Kale and apple soup

I found this recipe hidden in the Sainsbury’s magazine. Sounds nuts but tastes yummy! Give it a try! Ingredients: 1 large bunch kale 125 g pancetta 4 cups warmed chicken or vegetable stock 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 large onion, chopped 1 medium apple, cored and chopped 1/4 cup crème fraîche or plain yogurt Seasoning…

Chocolate cheesecake

Nothing like a good cheesecake after a cracking dinner. Here is one of my favourites. If you don’t want gluten free just make it with normal biscuits. Ingredients: For the base: 10 regular Gluten Free digestive biscuits ( I mixed mine half and half with GF ginger and oat cookies) 1 tbsp cocoa powder 60…

Goat curry

This is one of my favourite Jamaican recipes and it’s easy to make. The curry powder is available from the world food section in large supermarkets, if you can’t find it then mild Chinese or Indian curry powder will do and add extra thyme. Ingredients 1 large onion, roughly chopped 10 garlic cloves 100g ginger,…

Faux KFC box meal, GF as well!

John loves KFC, but his hot wings days are over now his diet is gf. So I decided to attempt a KFC style dinner of fried chicken, bbq beans, spicy wedges and slaw to cheer him up. I actually totally forgot to take pictures yesterday but as I had some chicken and slaw left have…

GF Carrot Cake with a hint of coconut

No time like the present, so my first ever GF bake is done, and I have to say I’m very happy. The cake is incredibly moist and tasty. I had more batter than would fit comfortable in the tin so I made a few cupcakes to. What was left (which don’t look very pretty but…

To boldly go…

Difficult as it might be to imagine, I don’t like change :). Even though I am very good at giving things up and finding alternatives, change in any area of my life just doesn’t sit comfortably.  So when it looked like the husband was in fact gluten intolerant, a chunk of me hid under the…