Friday, 18 August 2017

Gluten Free Fast Food Indulgence

tesco frozen free from
Another Of Our Freezer Drawers
I'm just going to have to come out and admit it; I've become incredibly lazy. If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen #waffledrawer yesterday, well... this is more of the same. Frozen gluten free convenience food in my freezer. A sentence I never thought I'd write when I started FFG.

Not because I'm Miss 'fresh and healthy is the only way' - actually make that Mrs now (!), still getting used to that - but because I never thought this level of convenience would ever be available to me as a coeliac.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Free From G - The Return

unicorn wedding
Ride Home After The Wedding
That's my lap right there. 150 meters of tulle, a lot of velvet and a whimsical homemade bouquet inspired by fairy tales and maypoles. I couldn't have been more me.

It's not been the best few years to say the least. I lost my beloved Persian girl who was my friend, familiar and family in late '14, then my gorgeous Mum in early '15. 'Twas a nightmare of epic proportions which I know I'll never fully recover from but I'm finally on the mend.

So that's why I haven't been around. Nothing fun or silly or interesting to say, just doom and gloom which I never want to put out there. So that's where I've been, the good days are now outnumbering the bad and so I feel like I can put my words out again. The light over dark is finally winning. I endeavour for silly season to come back permanently.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Schar Gluten Free Goodies

Schar Gluten Free
Just A Few Bits
Everyone who was a fan of DS Gluten Free will no doubt be very aware of the name change to Schar, it's just taken me forever to get around to writing what I think of both the goodies they sent me and the various supermarket visits - not just in London! - to find them.

First off, if you know this blog then you'll know what a huge fan and supporter I was of DS. If you're new to Free From G, Hello! I hope you'll stick around while I get my act together for the new year. I loved DS Gluten Free products.


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Silly Yak Gluten Free Pastry

silly yak gluten free pastry
Best Discovery In Years
I'm just going to pretend that there hasn't been a gap of nearly 8 months between posts if that's okay. I'd rather not think about why I've been absent and tell you about something lovely instead. Cool?

So a few weeks ago The Glutenite and myself were down the butter aisle in Tesco trying to find where they'd put our usual purchase of Crisp n Dry blocks. They were nowhere to be seen. However, pretty close to where the cooking oil should have been was an interesting but unfamiliar looking box. So I picked it up.

And started a bit of an addiction.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Gluten Free Halloween Brownies

gluten free halloween brownies
Clutter Of Spiders (Thankfully Plastic)
It might seem a bit odd, but these Halloween Brownies started out being developed as Halloween Ghost Meringues. How? You might ask.

Well. It all started fine, I separated the first egg by transferring the yolk from shell to shell and letting the white drip into my bowl. As I broke the next one The Persian let out an almighty MWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (for the Pumpkin cooking) and I - in a startled fashion - dropped the entire egg (including the 2 halves of shell) into the white I had just separated.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Pixie's Halloween Pumpkin Soup - Gluten Free

shot glass pumpkin soup
Soup!
First off, I missed the 4th birthday of Free From G, it was funnily enough, on the 4th. So a belated Happy Birthday to my little blog, it's been fun.

Every year I've wanted to do a series of posts for Halloween but I've just never got around to it. this year however! I've already got a few things to share but I want to make more, still, I've got the time so there's no reason not to (unexpected events hopefully not occurring).


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Random Events

It's been a strange year so far, one that I'm looking forward to seeing the back of. The past few months have been especially trying, consisting of a series of annoying events that have pretty much knackered me out.

Firstly there was the seemingly never ending heatwave. Now I know I'm in a minority here, but I hate hot weather. I hate being sweaty, feeling constantly dirty and as though I'm basically being cooked, because that's how it felt.

I suffered wearing as little as I could so imagine our Persian girl with her long floofy coat on. It affected her really badly and she's not been right since. We've had a series of worrying episodes with her.


Friday, 3 October 2014

Gluten Free Pho

gluten free pho
Prawn Pho
We've been having this meal a lot because it's really easy to make - since I was bitten by the mystery bug I've not been feeling great so I haven't been spending my usual hours in the kitchen making food - it's also very, very yum. And Hot.

Me and Pho go back a bit, the first time that I had it was on a glorious day spent in my beloved Brighton. You can read about our spoon silliness here if you want. The second time, well the second time I ordered Pho, it was a complete and utter disaster.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The Pot Of Face Cream And The Wedding

Hello. I've just bought myself a pot of pretty expensive moisturiser because my face was starting to look like a lizard's, all dry and patchy, and yuck. I sampled the cream, lizard face gone! But I only have one application left so needs must.

It really is a necessity not to have a face like a reptile as I haven't mentioned it here but there are weddingy things being spoken of. If you've been with me from waaaaay back you might remember there were weddingy things being spoke of quite some time ago, but nothing came of it. Well, someone stopped being a nincompoop and now we're serious talking about it again.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Mystery Of Free From G

You know how when you're little, your parents are pretty much your world? And that everything you learn, is from their imparted knowledge? Well mine did a great job, especially my Mum. I was reading well before I ever set foot on school concrete, my maths were very advanced and I was generally quite bright thanks to lots of time spent educating little me.

The thing is - and I'm only now realising just how much - my parents kind of had/have their own 'language', which I of course grew up with thinking it was completely normal. Why wouldn't I?