Frog's Eyes - marshmallow sitting in a chocolate in a mini patty pan, topped with a smartie
Body, Recipes

Marshmallow Frogs Eyes

This is a yummy sweet treat that is simple to make but effective.  The ingredients are chocolate, marshmallows & smarties.  Not dairy or gluten free but could be adapted. My Grandmother shared this idea with us years ago after attending an event where someone had made these.  I'm not sure who named them "frogs eyes"… Continue reading Marshmallow Frogs Eyes

vanilla cupcakes with icing and sprinkles
Body, Cakes, Recipes

Vanilla Cupcake Day

Today is Vanilla Cupcake Day.   When I was little cupcakes used to be called Patty Cakes here in Australia, as you baked them in patty pans.  I just pulled a a box of the papers out of my pantry & they called them 'cupcake patty pan set'.   Anyhow I thought I'd share a few… Continue reading Vanilla Cupcake Day

Body, Cakes, Recipes

Gluten and Dairy Free Cupcakes

Apparently the 18th of October is Chocolate Cupcake Day. When I first started cooking gluten free I found that chocolate or cocoa helped hide the gluten free taste.  Hence I made a lot of chocolate slice and chocolate brownies.   I also found that it was very easy to sub your milk of choice (eg.,… Continue reading Gluten and Dairy Free Cupcakes

Body, Menu, Recipes

5 Blogs for Recipes that we can use

I've been making dairy free & soy free recipes for about 8 years now, since my son was first diagnosed with his food intolerances.  And then we added gluten free & sulphite free recipes to that about 2 years later, when my husband was tested.  So I have had lots of time to find sources… Continue reading 5 Blogs for Recipes that we can use

Body, Mains, Menu, Recipes

Gluten free and Dairy Free Lasagna

Lasagna was one of my favourite childhood dinners.  For my birthday dinner, whilst growing up, I would either choose lasagna or corned beef.  I used to make this dish quite regularly as an adult until my son and husband both discovered their food intolerances. I had worked out a dairy free white sauce but it… Continue reading Gluten free and Dairy Free Lasagna

Lunch, Mains, Menu, Recipes

Chicken Month (including a recipe)

Apparently it's Chicken Month in September, among other things.  We usually eat a meal with chicken in it once or twice a week.  This week we've had Chicken Pot Pies and then used the same chicken mixture to make Chicken Pasties. Other chicken dishes that my family enjoys include Grain Free Chicken Schnitzels with an almond… Continue reading Chicken Month (including a recipe)

Biscuits & Slices, Recipes

Maple Quinoa Biscuits

These biscuits are based on some Honey Oat Biscuits from Itchin' Kitchen.  Based on Jess' suggestions for making them oat free I have used a mix of quinoa flakes, organic desiccated coconut & hazelnut meal or flax seed meal.  I used a mix of brown rice flour, corn starch, tapioca flour and yellow maize flour. … Continue reading Maple Quinoa Biscuits