Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Cake Was A Lie

gluten free cake making
What You Can't See Is The Carpet Of Spilt Sugar
You may have seen the tweet from Sunday, the one where I said I was making my husband a birthday cake - accompanied by that photo.

I said that I had (typically) cut some corners and expected a disaster. SHOCK HORROR - was NOT a disaster!

Could. Not. Believe. It.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Happy 7th Birthday Little Blog!

Persian Cat Party
Party Time!
Just discovered this by accident. Knew that I started FFG in October but I had no idea that today was actually the day. Was checking stats because I'm edging really close to 1 million pageviews (!) and made the discovery.

Was previously thinking it might be cool to put something fun together for an upcoming birthday post to amuse myself. Bit late now!

Anyway, Happy Birthday Free From G! How time has flown.

X

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Easy Peasy Gluten Free Chicken and Mushroom Pie (Deconstructed)

deconstructed chicken mushroom pie gluten free
I Was Soooo Hungry *Takes A Typical That'll Do Shot*
When I first started Free From G I was on a mission. I'd had all convenience taken away when it came to food so I figured that I'd teach myself to be the best gluten free cook I could be and serve up meals that were worthy of all the faffing about and mess.

I did that day in day out for so many years. Take a look at the recipe page for yummy examples, pretty much all from scratch.

So what an absolute pleasure it is these days to have convenience back! I'd love to focus on some more accessible recipes, really easy stuff that doesn't require a ton of ingredients or effort but still tastes loverly.

If you make this, you're in for a bit of a treat. I honestly haven't stopped wanting to eat this every meal since we had it on Monday. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Tesco Gluten Free Toad In The Hole

tesco gluten free toad in the hole
Thankyouthankyouthankyou

As far as comfort foods go, Toad In The Hole was always up there for me. Even as a veggie it was my go to meal using Quorn Apple Sausages, a really easy to put together and relatively quick dinner.

Way back when it was one of the first recipes I published online and it got a ridiculous amount of views and comments. People who had tried but failed previously saying just how simple I'd made it. It was totally simplistic and so long as you had an oven that reached temperature as it should *looks to kitchen with a stench face* it was infallible.

8 years of being gluten free and I have never, ever even come close to replicating that gorgeous puffed up batter of my gluten filled triumph. Not remotely.


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Gluten Free Pastry Pizza

jus rol gluten free pastry pizza
Loaded Pastry Pizza
Well hello again :)

In keeping with my current form I thought I'd share another lazy meal idea, the Pastry Pizza, ta da!

I'm a huge fan of puff pastry, (bit of a weakness actually) and so when we discovered that Jus Rol had brought out a conveniently pre-rolled sheet we had to immediately try it. Cue however long later and I swear that I think I've eaten at least 50 of these things since. I can safely say that I highly recommend.

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.