Tuesday 23 January 2024

Anti Ageing Foods That Happen To Be Naturally Gluten Free

Watercress: This nutrient-dense leafy green is a great source of calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, vitamins A, C, K, B-1, and B-2. Watercress acts as an internal skin antiseptic and increases the circulation and delivery of minerals to all cells of the body, resulting in enhanced oxygenation of the skin. 

Red bell pepper: Loaded with antioxidants, red bell peppers contain powerful antioxidants called carotenoids. Carotenoids are plant pigments responsible for the bright red, yellow, and orange colors you see in many fruits and vegetables. 

Papaya: Rich in a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, papaya may help to improve skin elasticity and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain, which provides additional anti-aging benefits by working as one of nature’s best anti-inflammatory agents. 

Broccoli: This cruciferous vegetable is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help support healthy aging. Broccoli contains sulforaphane, a compound that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. It also contains vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production and skin health 

Avocado: This fruit is rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals that can help support healthy aging. Avocado is a great source of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect skin from damage caused by free radicals. It also contains healthy fats that can help keep skin hydrated and supple

Blueberries: These delicious berries are packed with antioxidants that can help protect skin from damage caused by free radicals. They also contain anthocyanins, which are pigments that give blueberries their deep blue color. 

Sweet potato: This root vegetable is rich in beta-carotene, a compound that is converted into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin, and it can help protect skin from damage caused by free radicals. 

Pomegranate: This fruit is packed with antioxidants that can help protect skin from damage caused by free radicals. Pomegranate also contains punicalagins, which are compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. Studies have also shown that pomegranate may help improve skin hydration and elasticity 

Find out what the others are...

Monday 24 October 2022

Marks and Spencer's Made Without Gluten Free Range - Gluten Free Quiche

 Way back in 2009 when I discovered I had coeliac I thought that convenience food was a thing of the past. I got around it by learning a lot about gluten free food and becoming a pretty decent cook, making everything from scratch. But of course that took time and effort and there were no short cuts. Convenience was a thing of the past for many, many years.

There's been some lovely supermarket items appear over time but nothing quite prepared me for when I started shopping at Ocado and discovered Marks and Spencer's Made Without range.

marks and spencer gluten free

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Quick and Easy - Gluten Free Tagliatelli Carbonara

gluten free tagliatelli carbonara

I figured that I may as well share because it might be useful to someone out there :)

Photos are not great, I really need to use my camera but I think the battery needs replacing. My phone takes a decent shot once in a while but on the whole not great, so apologies for this.

If you put the pasta water on the hob to boil before you do anything else, this should be a 20 minute or less meal. Or you could of course boil a kettle if you have one and speed things up further.

Monday 11 June 2018

Hello! And Quick Gluten Free Meal Ideas

"Annnyway, have a wonderful weekend, I'll keep you posted about the pork problem :)"
By keep you posted I meant in 6 months time I'll come and ramble at you about something or other! I truly didn't, time just seems to be going faster than ever before, how is is June already?!

Pork Scratchings update: TG got them out from behind the drawer around March I think. Still good he ate them. And the stocking stuffers were a surprise, hooray!

I really have been intending to post here on a regular basis but other than sharing new gluten free finds there's not much to say on the coeliac front. I feel good, I mean we get little sleep because the Kittens who turned 1 last month either keep us awake by competing for the fastest lap around the apartment or they partake in regular 'singing' contests where they sound like they've been mic'd up. All in the wee hours. But, y'know, it's not like I don't have sleep issues anyway so it's worse for TG. They definitely provide loads of laughs though. So yeah, all good.

Friday 15 December 2017

The Great Gluten Free Beer Surprise

beer hawk gluten free mixed case

So I bought TG a box of gluten free beer for the holidays and just like the Boom Blast Stixs, it's already been given (I know, I'm so rubbish at holding back pressies). He's been drinking GF beer for ages now but on the last shop forgot to get any so was running low.

In my quest for decent presents for him I've been trawling every quirky site I've ever visited (there's a lot) and just exhausted all the viable sites that come up in search. So remembering how he was a fan of gluten free beer I thought I'd see what they had on Amazon.

To cut a long story short, I got him this mixed case. I thought it was quite a nice gift; craft beers selected by experts, bit fancy. Plus I knew that he would never expect me to buy him beer. Would be a nice surprise.

Friday 8 December 2017

The Kittens Play Boom Blast Stix

boom blast stix
Waffle Waiting For More Stix To Be Balanced
Omg, so much fun! Seriously, this game is ridiculously entertaining and you'd have to be a huge misery guts not to raise a smile at it. Unless you're terribly jumpy in which case you probably shouldn't go anywhere near it.

Last week I happened to watch a show about what toys were worth buying for Christmas and Boom Blast Stix was one of them. Although I do love a bit lot of silly fun I actually bought this for the kittens as I knew they would love it. I had no idea how many laughs this simple little game would provide.

Though obviously not intended as a cat toy, when those stix go boom blast - which they do, often! - the little guys are enthralled. I think there's a slim chance that I may even manage to teach Rolf fetch. Waffle, no chance! Have I mentioned what a little kleptomaniac he is?

Really Raymond, REALLY?!

This post was going to be a silly fun one, a typically ME one. But I've just read something that makes me so mad that as I can't sleep anyway, I'm going to address. It's like going back to warrior FFG mode. Back. In. The. Day.

I'm a sidebar of shame glancer, I know that I'm meant to feel ashamed about being so but I don't. Time wasting skimming over what people in the public eye are up to, it blurs worrying about real life at times.

I just saw something that really shocked me. And I would like to point out that as it's from the Daily Mail, I don't know if it's true, but it's being reported and it affects me and so many people who read FFG that I really feel like I have to say something.

Friday 1 December 2017

Tesco Ancient Grain Cob Review (And Kittens)

tesco free from ancient grain cob

I can honestly say that I never thought there would come a time when gluten free bread could possibly be this good. Tesco have well and truly nailed it, again.

If you're new to the gluten free diet through necessity, it might not seem like it right now because things are confusing and scary but honestly, trust me when I say that you'll never have to worry about starving like I did when I first went gluten free.

This bread is a prime example of how you can eat something shop bought gluten free and incredibly lovely. It's not a case of 'oh man I'm SO hungry I better try and eat a slice of cardboard again, just to fill my sore tummy'. Wasn't quite a Bushtucker Trial but it wasn't very pleasant, not around the time I started this blog. I dread to think what it was like all those years previous.

Monday 27 November 2017

A Little Chaos

chinchilla persian kitten
Waffle Says Hai
So it's all been a bit chaotic. Our Beko fridge freezer died again, second time in about a year. When you consider that I bought it when we moved into this apartment and that was late Summer 2012, can't say it was a great buy.

It seemed pointless having it mended again (pretty sure it was the same problem) so we bought a new one. The thing is, we don't have a kitchen space that allows for a washing machine so measurements are pretty important when it comes to a fridge freezer.

(When I look back at at the stuff I've accomplished in that kitchen it amazes me these days. I think there are toy versions with more workspace and oven reliability. Not a moan however, just a 'picture this' kind of comment.)

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.