05-12-11 Special Diet

Mummy Issues Part 2

Strawberry Mouse, whoops I mean Mousse

I am a mummy blogger who is coeliac. I occasionally post gluten free recipes that I have worked on and have been a winner. This strawberry mousse is probably the most divine thing I have cooked this year. Absolutely decadent.

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I Bake Without

Orange Scented Honey Cake


I Bake Without

What I love about this cake is that it is really really easy (you can whisk it up super quick in a food processor) and it doesn’t use any unusual ingredients.

It made its own super sticky topping, all I did was add a little extra honey “goodness” by brushing on a little glaze after. This recipe uses a whole cup, that’s 250ml of honey so it really is (in my opinion) a “proper” honey cake I tell you!
I used local acacia honey in my cake which gave a very subtle and sweet flavour to the cake, I’m sure different honey will be equally delicious and I am looking forward to trying a few different variations.

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The more than occasional baker

Peanut Butter Chip Pillows


The more than occasional baker

I’m very excited to present to you my first secret recipe post. The secret recipe club was started by Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’ Essentially the idea is that you get assigned a blog which you keep secret hence the name and make a recipe from that blog. Someone else will have your blog too. All posts are revealed at the same time on a set date. As Amanda says, its a fun way to discover new blogs, make new friends and step outside of our comfort zones.
I have been assigned bakingbad as my secret blog. It’s a great blog with a variety of foods and bakes which are very helpfully listed in the recipe index. Please do hop over and visit if you haven’t already. I spent a few happy hours perusing her blog and bookmarked a few recipes to try. However, I went back again and saw these mint chocolate chip pillows which were posted recently. I have been wanting to try something similar but never got round to it so this is as good a chance as any. I’ve substituted peanut butter chips for mint chips…

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41 feasts

Jerusalem Artichoke & Carrot Soup


41 feasts

So I’m posting November’s random recipe in December – which about sums up the month for me. Over the last few weeks I’ve staggered from one deadline to the next, barely managing to keep my head above the water, put meals on the table, or find clean pants in the morning.

This is not a state I like to be in. I much prefer to tick those boxes and have space in my life to deal with emergencies (and watch trashy TV) however a national shortage of a drug we give to just about every hospital admission, a teaching request from my boss that grew from one hour to five a little too close to the day, and family-filled weekends put paid to that.

Long days, late nights, constant interruptions to ‘the plan’ – I’m afraid I was more than a little snappy and I definitely forgot at least someone’s birthday (sorry!). While everyone was fed and most of us had clean pants every morning, my writing fell into the ‘just not enough time right now’ pile. Not good! Especially when I’d made the recipe, taken the photo and shared the feast with my in-laws.

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Managing the Mayhem

Moroccan Style Lamb Tagine – Dairy Free Slow Cooker Recipe


Managing the Mayhem

Throw the ingredients listed below into a slow cooker for about 8 hours:

350g Diced Lamb (I use stewing lamb to keep costs down but any is fine)
1 Tin Chickpeas
1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes

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