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Coeliac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet

The term disease is an unfortunate one as there is nothing contagious about this condition, making it difficult for newly diagnosed young people.  The Coeliac UK website explains exactly what this condition is:  “Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease. Gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and

Freshen up your food!

I have just bought a Breville hand mixer, pistachio coloured – which makes me smile every time I look at it. If an appliance makes you happy you’re definitely onto a winner! For its first outing I decided to let the children whizz up their own pizza

Summer Smoothies

This summer, in the UK, we’ve been blessed with some beautiful warm and sunny weather, perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. When we feel too hot and sticky we often don’t want to eat much yet feel the need for something other than water to rehydrate.

Sunshine on a Plate

‘The woman who puts sunshine on a plate’, is the complementary, and utterly deserved, title given to 2012 MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo in this month’s (August) edition of Red magazine. Evoking sunshine from a dish draws us closer to pleasurable memories; of warmth, long summers, holidays and

Introducing the Easter smush cookie

Did you have a great Easter? We did, but as usual, it has meant that my kids have now got a CRAZY amount of chocolate to work their way though! I have devised a bit of a cheeky tactic to use some of it up FAST so

Seven simple steps to swap ready-meals for home cooking

Horse meat and veterinary tranquilizers found in UK supermarket frozen beef burgers and beef Bolognese!   This scandal in the food production chain this week has sparked a massive investigation in the UK, Ireland and Europe.  Somehow, I feel that this may just be the tip of

5 dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free alternatives for breakfast

Are you stuck for breakfast ideas for your sensitive child?Does your child have dairy or egg allergies?Does anyone in your family suffer with Coeliac diease and require a gluten free diet?Are you a regular mummy with regular kids who are just bored of toast or cereal every

Masterchef for mummies – 10 easy meals for your kids to enjoy

As I sit here writing this post, the latest season of MasterChef ‘the professionals’ has started on our TV. I love my cooking and love watching these chefs panic as they stare at a table of random ingredients pondering what to cook for the judges as part

Pizza Pronto! A fast, easy family favourite

Pizza….. who doesn’t love it?  In our house – we LOVE pizza and until recently, we used to spend far too much money eating it in nice beachside establishments! Now we still love to eat out together as a treat but when my good friend passed me

20 Fun and Simple Snack Ideas

This post is sponsored by Mu Cheese. I received compensation for this post, however I only recommend products that I personally believe in and think my readers will appreciate. All views and words are my own.    Here is a selection of ideas for 20 fun and