Showing posts from May, 2013

Maddie's Kitchen Supper Club

I was extremely lucky to be involved in the inaugural Maddie’s Kitchen supper club on Saturday night.
The food was suitable for those on gluten, dairy and egg free diets as well as for those on a vegan and paleo diet.

I was looking forward to trying some new things and getting inspiration for my own cooking at home. And most of all, being cooked for and not having to worry about double checking the food was 'free from.' The desserts looked superb - for once I wouldn't have to sigh at the dessert menu and forlornly hand it back to the waitress!

As the pictures above testify, the dishes were simple and refined, yet for anyone who has tried to cook in this way, incredibly complex and challenging. The cashew nut cheese, the cauliflower rice, the avocado and pistachio 'ice cream' - so many different tastes and sensations for the palette and so beautifully presented.

The conversation around the table centered on diagnosis, GP woes (I am not the only one, hoorah!), healt…

Prince's Traditional Fish and Chips, Bristol - No Longer!

The world is determined to make us all fat blobs. Even us fussy eaters are now besieged with calorific baubles to turn us from malnourished waifs to those people who can only leave their house via pallet truck.

I was about to start a rant about the unhealthy free from foods on offer. There is a definite niche for healthy free from foods, listen up supermarkets. We like pre-packed salads like everyone else!

That's what so ironic about people seeing this as a quick fix weight loss thing. Well yeah, if you can lose weight by eating pizza, cake and biscuits, laden with butter, sugar and eggs in the place of flour.

Oops still ranting.

So, I think I've figured it out. All this stuff is aimed at kids with celiac disease. Convenience foods for mums. Right?

I'm getting to my point, honest.

A fish and chip shop, just 5 minutes drive from my house sells a range of gluten free food!

Dammit, more unhealthy food, and my waistline is definitely suffering but I just can't help gettin…

Mochi Ice Desserts In Mah Belleh!

If you can't eat dairy and you are missing ice-cream like me, see if you can get hold of some of these little desserts from Thaliand.
I got mine in my local Chinese supermarket Wai Yee Hong (near to Ikea in Bristol) after the lovely lady running the Twitter account recommended them to me :)

They take a bit of getting used to! They've got a squishy outer shell made from glutinous rice, with the 'ice-cream' inside. I've got the coconut flavour and I'm truly addicted. I'll be going back to get the chocolate flavour very soon!

Allergy advice says: contains coconut (tree nut).

You can see more about this and other dairy free products at -