I must be the only person craving something a bit savoury at the moment at a time when we are all surrounded by chocolate in egg form. I have got an Easter egg (thanks mum) but I just fancied something else to nibble on.
My niece introduced me to the Hummous Chips which are really tasty. She is following a vegan diet and I'm gluten free so it's nice to share diet tips, although some food choices are different we come together on some things. These chip snacks are gluten free, suitable for vegans and have no added sugar. They also come in different flavours too. Available in most supermarkets and reasonably priced at £1.79 for a 135g bag I think I may be purchasing some very soon. If you are following Slimming World, they are 5.5 syns per 25g.
My other choice of snack is the Pringles Tortilla Chips which I love because I miss eating the original Pringles. They contain wheat so these corn snacks are a nice alternative. You don't get the vast amount of flavour choices but there are a few nice ones to choose from. Be careful though and make sure you read the packaging as I bought some Tortilla Pringles today and I bought the Sour Cream Fiesta variety and they contain wheat so I can't have them. Silly me!!
The best way to check foods to see if they are gluten free or wheat free is to use the Coeliac UK Food Checker App. You can search all foods and even scan barcodes too. this will give you accurate information and put your mind at rest. I have it handy most of the time but obviously not today.
It is tricky sometimes especially if you are still getting used to being on a gluten free diet. You do get used to it though, we all make mistakes sometimes but I personally feel I am continually learning. Again if you are a Slimming World person you would pay 6 syns for 25g of these. Not bad if you have a few syns to spare, we do need a treat sometimes. I'm not counting the Galaxy Chocolate Egg - I just daren't!!
Thanks for popping by today.......please join me tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday especially as it is World Autism Awareness Week, for now though take care.
What happens when you're gluten free?
Well you get used to it if you're anything like me
It's dodging the stuff that makes my tummy real bad
but resisting temptation can make me a bit sad
Ya see I can't have what everyone else can have
otherwise I'd be forever on the lav
Too much information Sue from the Brew
Nobody wants to know what happens on the loo
The gluten free diet is a lot better now
So much choice now the shops will allow
Even the bread seems really good
quality, less crumbly the way that it should
So do not despair if you have to go gluten free
embrace it and eat what you can with glee
It's for the goodness of life and your health
although the price of some foods means you need good wealth
Yeah it gets a bit pricey from time to time
but don't give up and think it will be all fine
Persevere and stay true to your body
it's worth not making ya bowels bad and all shoddy
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Take care ✔︎
I've been here today - to the Brown and Green Store situated within the Derby Garden Centre in Little Eaton. I was really impressed with the gluten free range. I've been before to be honest but I'm sure they've extended their products.
There seems to be more gluten free bread, pasta and cakes available. They even stock a good range of the Doves Farm flours which is great as I have gone baking mad with my breadmaker. To add to that they had a few fresh gluten free products available. I purchased a gluten free Spring Onion Savoury Scotch Egg which I'm really chuffed about as I've been craving a scotch egg for ages. Yippee!!
I also purchased some Doves Farm Brown Bread Flour which I was also happy about as I wanted to bake some brown bread but hadn't seen the brown flour available anywhere before. I know it's available online with Doves Farm but I'm loving that I can now go and get it locally.
I love the fact that I can buy fresh vegetables here and they have lovely flavours of jams, curds and chutneys - this could be my favourite shop now.
So how did I bake my brown bread? Well if you go to my post last week regarding the white loaf made in the Breadmaker here:
gluten-free-bread-in-the-breadmaker.html and all I did was swap the white flour for the brown flour and baked it exactly the same. So give it a go.
The Brown and Green Store can be found in Derby at:
Derby Garden Centre
and if you would like more information you can find them on the Blue Diamond website here:
There are other locations in the UK too as can be found on the website so I hope you can get to a store and share these lovely goodies. Let me know if you have been and were you happy too? I would be interested to know.
Thanks for reading today, please pop by again tomorrow if you have an interest on the subject of Autism - I'll be back for Autism Support Saturday so join me then.
Take care for now.
So after last weeks cake in my new Breadmaker I thought I'd better experiment with making some gluten free bread. I have to say I'm quite impressed.
Not that I doubted this Breadmaker for one minute, well ok I may have done as I've tried making gluten free bread before and never been that successful really. I always get a bit worried about adding eggs to it as I think it will turn more cakey bread than actual bready bread. The egg does help to keep it moist and allows it to stick together which is good as we all know how flimsy and brittle gluten free bread can be. I loved this recipe though, it tasted great, so good toasted with a bit of butter on.
So what recipe did I use? Well I've used the one in the instruction manual which was supplied with the machine.......so here it is:
Gluten Free White Loaf
450g Gluten Free White Bread Flour ( I used Doves Farm Bread Flour)
7g (2 level tsp) Gluten Free Yeast
2 Medium Eggs (beaten)
6 tbsp Sunflower Oil
1 tsp White Wine Vinegar
345ml Semi Skimmed Milk (between 21℃ -28℃)
Half a level tsp Salt
2 level tbsp Caster Sugar
(This recipe was taken from the instruction manual for Morphy Richards Fast bake Breadmaker Model: BM48281).
Give it a go if you have a Breadmaker and also let me know any other recipes that have worked for you. We all want to find that ultimate loaf of bread without the gluten.
Thanks for reading today, I will be back again tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday so until then take care.
Well I've had a new Breadmaker which I will review properly in next weeks What to Buy Wednesday but I think what is great is we've been snowed in the last couple of days allowing me to experiment with it.
I wanted to make some gluten free bread but when I looked at my yeast I had in the cupboard it contained wheat so that wasn't happening. I then thought I'd try the cake program. I wasn't convinced this was going to work and I didn't have any faith in the bread machine at all but how wrong was I?
For a start my recipe was for a gluten free chocolate cake and I didn't have any cocoa powder so I did without it and just baked a simple sponge. I also thought that the programme was too long at around 2 hours to bake a cake, it kept mixing and then going quiet, I kept looking through the window on the top of the machine and saying 'noooooo this is going to be rubbish'. I started to wonder though because as it baked it did smell very cakey.
I got it out and it looked like a cake as well and it blooming tasted like cake too. It was really lovely. I should have more faith in these things and believe!! They wouldn't write the instructions in the book if it wasn't going to work would they? And all I did was take out the cocoa powder - easy peasy.
I have a Morphy Richards Fastbake Model BM48281 and this is the recipe and method I used taken from the instruction book which is supplied with the machine.
150g unsalted butter
3 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon juice
60ml tepid water
125g caster sugar
250g plain gluten free flour (I used Doves Farm Plain Flour)
3 tsp gluten free baking powder
3 tbsp cocoa powder (if making a chocolate cake)
I'm sure this recipe would work in any Breadmaker really so give it a go. I'm eyeing up a gluten free fruit cake next so I will let you know how I go on.
For now though thanks for reading, let me know how you get on if you do try this recipe and what cakes have you baked in a Breadmaker?
Join me again tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday but for now take care.