Saturday, January 14, 2017

5 spice cookies - GF DF Refined sugar free

I made these totally by mistake, having picked up the Chinese 5 spice instead of the mixed spice by mistake. We were pleasantly surprised!

Ingredients

60g ground almonds
50g rice flour
2 tso Chinese 5 spice
1/2 tsp bicarb
90g coconut oil
150g Sukrin Gold (sugar substitute)
1egg beaten
2 tbsp almond milk
150g gluten free oats
75g sultanas
50g chopped walnuts

Mix all ingredients together and leave to chill in the fridge for an hour.
Preheat oven to 180C / gas 4 and grease and flour (gf flour) a large baking sheet or line with greaseproof paper.
Place mixture in spoonfulls onto the sheet and press down lightly.

Bake for approx 12 mins till golden brown and cool on a rack.



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Slow Cooked Goulash stew (GF)

Ingredients

220g braising steak
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, deseeded and diced
100g button mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp smoked paprika
400g can of chopped tomatoes
100ml of water

Method

Put all ingrdients in slow cooker and cook on low for 7 hours
I like mine served with hasselback potatoes and steamed red cabbage.
Serves 2






















Thursday, December 29, 2016

TSCN massive giveaway

If you love beauty products you will love the blog THOU SHALT NOT COVET.
And you will also love the amazing giveaway that is running at the moment.

With products from Soap and Glory, Look fantastic, Crabtree and Evelyn, The body shop, and many more, and a prize worth over £1400.

Check it out HERE

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Lamb Hot Pot

Ingredients

500g diced lamb
5 medium carrots, peeles and diced, quite small
1 onion, peeled and diced
Hanful chopped parsley
700ml lamb or chicken stock (gluten free)

4 tsps cornflour and enough water to mix to a thin paste
3-4 large potatoes peeled and thinly sliced

Put lamb, carrots, onion, parsley and stock in a casserole dish and cook in an over at 180C/gas 4 for 2 hrs.
Remove from oven and stir in the cornflour mixture. Layer the sliced potatoes on top. Cook for a further hour until the potatoes are tender and lightly browned.

Serves 4

Heather's Debenhams Wishlist

My Debenham's wishlist includes:


This fabulous Chirstmas jumper from Red Herring - a snip at only £20


This Rio Mini facial cleanser - one of the best priced facial cleansing brushes I have seen at only £20



My old hairdryer is really on its last legs and this stylish one from Babyliss looks like a really great upgrade and costs only £35



It wouldn't be Chirstmas without a lovely hamper to treat everyone and this one is fabulous and costs £56.99



And finally - having discovered how cold laminate floors are in the winter I want to treat the house to a rug and this one is so beautiful. The size I want is reduced from £300 to £210 and is available for Chirstmas delivery. 




Friday, September 2, 2016

Chia Breakfast Pudding bowl (GF & DF)


1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
21/2 tbsps chia seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup

Mix the above in a bowl and refrigerate overnight.

Next morning top with fruits of your choice and enjoy.

Serves 1






Sunday, August 7, 2016

Watercress, spinach, rocket, and potato soup (gluten and dairy free)

Ingredients

1 palm-sized potato - peeled rinsed and cubed
2 generous handfuls of leaves from a bag of watercress, spinach and rocket (I got mine from Aldi)
250ml almond milk
salt and pepper to taste

Method

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 30 mins. Blend and serve.

Serves 1