Free From Easter Eggs
The other day I asked the other humany people in the house if we needed anything from Tesco and my son piped up that we needed eggs. I said that we had eggs but he said no eggs!!! He meant left over Easter eggs that were going cheap. Nice idea I thought, good man, taught him well over the years. So I went on a mission.
They had a lot of mini egg type things going cheap and no big eggs except for the last two remaining Free From eggs which said a lot really. I mean the poor dairy free, wheat and gluten free just gets left behind like no one ever wants a chocolate egg without milk eh?
Well I do and for a discounted price I bought the last two. This was obviously to make them feel they were just as good as the other dairy products and just as loved you understand. Well I have to say they are very nice. I haven't pigged them both but I have eaten one, honest!
I have to say that free from chocolate is very light, it doesn't make you feel as though you've eaten the whole of Cadbury's and it isn't sickly or rich. This may be a disadvantage as you can, in fact eat more I suppose, oops. The big egg was accompanied by some small truffle type chocolates which were equally nice, I mean it's chocolate isn't it? It's all nice.
You will notice the difference if you are a chocolate expert and know what you like but for those who have to stay away from the old dairy it's a good replacement. It looked nice in it's Tesco Finest packet and I thought I got a bargain. Would I have paid full price? Well not sure as I don't really have a problem, with full on, fully leaded milk chocolate but it was nice to try it.
That's the time to buy chocolate eggs, after Easter.....so cheap. Some are cheap anyway when they are released after Christmas so probably good to buy then. You never quite feel like it though when you've just stuffed yourself full of Celebrations and Quality Street after the festive period and it's always a shock to even think about Easter that early.
So I now need a low fat diet of some sort to get over the chocolate binge but hey I'm sure I'll work it of in some way. Bye to chocolate and hello salad.
Thank you fro reading today, please pop by tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday but for now take care.
Gluten free and meat free?
Crikey how hard is it to be gluten free and vegetarian? Well easy really if you are cooking some recipes that involve fresh ingredients but when I'm looking at veggie mince and sausages, well a lot of seem to contain wheat.
I'm not taking it too seriously I suppose, but I have fell out of love with meat. I don't seem to enjoy preparing it or eating it these days. I don't fair too well as a serious vegetarian as I don't like mushrooms or peppers so I am not onto a good start. There is still stuff left though and I am enjoying finding new things to eat.
I know the Quorn range has a lot of gluten free products but here again I stumble on a problem. I have eaten Quorn before and have been poorly sick so I am a bit reluctant to try it again. I'm not sure whether it has something I am allergic to or that it just doesn't agree with me. Maybe something is just telling me that this veggie thing not a good idea.
Luckily I do like a lot of other veggies so I might get through and all I'm looking for really is meat substitutes but I suppose it is a big debate as to why? If I am giving up meat why do I want something that looks like meat? It's because I really like a bolognese or a chilli so I would like a bit of mince. If anyone knows a gluten free one then please let me know.
I enjoyed a lovely vegetarian roast dinner last weekend which was basically a plate full of roast vegetables with a gluten free cauliflower cheese and gluten free gravy and it was so tasty, I didn't miss the meat at all. I will keep trying, after all if it's what I want to enjoy my food then I will work around it. Who knows I may even get used to mushrooms and peppers!
Thank you for reading today, as I've already mentioned, if you do have any recommendations for gluten free products I can eat then let me know in the comments. I will be back tomorrow for Pass the Remote but for now.......
When I see an announcement in the 'free from' world I tend to get a bit excited especially if it involves something as yummy as cheese I'm there! It's so good to. be able to eat the same things that the gluteny people eat.
So when I saw an advert for these Mozzarella Sticks from Morrisons I thought I would go straight down there and get a packet. It only seemed right to cook some up and consume them just to let you know what they were like. It was hell but hey someone has to do it.
They were really lovely, very soft and cheesy and because of the mozzarella, very stringy. They can be found in the freezer department and they take just eight minutes to cook from frozen. brilliant if you want a snack or accompaniment with a main meal. I think the packet would serve two people but I ate the whole lot to myself, call me greedy or just a big cheese fan.
So go and try them and see what you think, they do have a great range of free from food at Morrisons, I am truly impressed.
Thank you for reading today, I will be back tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday so join me then.
Take care for now.