Ilumi ready made meals – a review

When we were asked to review some ready made meals, by Ilumi, we jumped at the chance. As I have written about, before, we have struggled with finding pre packaged food, for when we need something quick and convenient, that is gluten free and also dairy free, and that my husband, and son can eat. […]

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A cheat’s gluten-free courgette pasta…

There are lots of gluten-free pasta recipes out there, some easy, some a bit more complicated, this courgette pasta is easy to make and is based on some ideas I have seen around, on using vegetables as a starch replacement. It’s great if you are eating a lower-carb diet or want to add more veg […]

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Slow cooked Gluten free Meatballs & Gnocchi

A slow-cooked gluten-free meatball recipe, with gnocchi, a change from pasta. This Slow-cooked Gluten-free Meatballs & Gnocchi meal is one of our favourite family meals! This recipe is an easy and very tasty one, and because it is gluten-free. My kids love it and it’s a reasonably quick meal with a little prep. You will need […]

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Gluten-free, dairy-free Victoria sponge cake.

If you are looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free sponge cake recipe, this Victoria sponge cake recipe is a winner, I promise.  I must confess, I have never made any kind of Victoria sponge cake. For some reason, I have always felt it wouldn’t work. But when I spotted this recipe over at Cafe Creme’s Facebook […]

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Gluten free basics – gluten free bread

Over the past 13 years, I have learned and adapted to living with someone with gluten intolerance. LSH is intolerant to both gluten and cows milk products, and it has taken me a lot of time, and effort to fine what works for him and us as a family. One thing about gluten intolerance, is […]

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Easy chocolate mousse recipe

This is an incredibly easy, divine chocolate mousse, that needs no cream, so it’s cows milk/dairy free if you use a butter substitute. I have always been a little intimidated by the idea of making a mousse, but this one really is simple.  *Also, please note, the eggs in this recipe are barely cooked, with […]

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Easy gluten free sausage casserole

 This casserole can be cooked from frozen in a slow cooker, or on low in a casserole dish in the oven. Frozen sausages (I use Farmer’s Choice Gluten free pork sausages, they are really nice, and keep their shape well when cooked in a casserole) 800mls of good stock (or whatever you have to hand, […]

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Gluten-free & dairy-free meals in a week

Gluten-free & dairy-free meals are not as hard as you think and you can plan and eat well as a family with food allergies. I thought I would share a week of what we eat. Meals that I have either created to be food allergy-friendly or that I have, after some experimenting, converted to be […]

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Ditching cows milk – why we’re dairy free as a family….

This blog post is written from my personal and my family’s experience. It is not a medical post, nor will I quote any stats or research. There is plenty out there, if you look, and I have done a fair bit of reading and research, myself. I am simply writing to explain why, we as […]

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Easy Home made Thai green curry paste

I love Thai Green Curry,  this weekend. I make it often, actually. It is one of our favourites, and I find easy, and compatible with most meats (chicken, pork, beef, or vegetables) and if I make a milder version, the children love it, and I think we probably own the only Thai Green curry loving […]

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