Thursday, 10 March 2016

Loss and Gain go hand in hand.

Losing someone dear to me (again) has taught me one or two things, here's a few I want to remember:

1. Some people stray and that's okay. The important ones stay.

2. Make the real most of seeing people, especially the ones you love and give them a hug once in a while.

xo R

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Hello again!

Very different post today.

I saw something very important today and on the slim chance someone that needs to will see this, i’m going to post it. I feel this will help with suicidal thoughts a little more.

‘’The fact you are seeking help and reading up on suicide, doesn’t mean you necessarily want it. It may just mean you don’t want to live how you are now’’
Things can be so terribly difficult but everything is pretty changeable. I’m in a pretty dark pit at the moment but it’s slowly getting better. (not day by day but maybe month by month) 
Try focus on a person, be it your mum, dad, brother, sister, best friend etc. someone you know you must live for. I imagine what it would be like to lose someone I love and I couldn’t bare to put anyone though loss. 
''Never make any decision when you're feeling depressed and any promise when you're happy.''
Hey, this way we’re all in it together. 

Short and snappy post right to the point.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Creamy Gluten Free Cheese Sauce

This very simple recipe will help you to create a lovely cheese sauce. I use this sauce over pasta!

For 1 portion of pasta sauce:

1 and a half cups of milk
2 tbl spoons of gluten free flour
6-10 2cm by 2cm blocks of cheese

Pour the milk into a pan and turn on the heat, as the milk warms add the flour and hand whisk until everything is mixed through. Before it gets too hot add some of the cheese. Wait for that to melt then add the rest, mix well and enjoy your creamy cheese sauce!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

For this meal you will need:
Chicken pieces (breast, theighs, whatever you prefer)

Cut up the veg you're using (I used carrots, leek and peppers) and put those into a dish, pour oil over and add salt and pepper.
Remove any extra fat and cover the chicken in oil then rub salt into it. Put the chicken into the dish and roast on 190℃ (fan oven) for 45 minutes (or at least until the chicken is cooked all the way through) you can put the veg back into the the cooker for another 10/15 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe that will feed the whole family!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Gluten Free Flapjacks

(My dog Sadie chilling in the background!)

Just because you're allergic to wheat it doesn't mean you have to miss out on flapjacks! Gluten Free Oats are available from most 'Free From/Gluten Free' sections in stores.

For these flapjacks you will need:

150g Butter (margerine works fine)
5 tablespoons of Golden Syrup
75g Brown Sugar
250g Gluten Free Oats

Melt together in a pan the Butter, Syrup and Sugar then pour the oats in with the mix and mix through.
Grease a tray to cook it in then push the mixture into it.

If, like me, you love chocolate: melt 3 bars of chocolate (I used dairy milk) and mix a little into the mix then pour the rest over the flapjacks!

Cook on 180℃ for 25 minutes. The flapjacks should be a light brown.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool, they will harden as they cool.


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Gluten and Dairy free cake

Wheat, Egg and Milk Free chocolate cake

6oz of Sugar
6 1/2 tblsp of Sunflour Oil
1 1/2 tblsp of Vanilla Extract
1/2 a Banana
2 tblsp Chocolate powder/coco powder (I use Cadburys Hot Chocolate)
6oz Dove Gluten Free Flour
4tblsp Water

Start with mixing the sugar, oil and vanilla extract then mash with the banana. Then, add in the flour and water and mix until smooth. Finish off by adding a little water into the chocolate powder to make a paste, add this to your mix and bake for 35 minutes on 170℃ (fan oven) or 190℃ (gas/electric oven)

Finish off by topping with anything of your choice. I put a little jam on top of some of mine!

Gluten Free Pancakes

Hello to anyone reading this! 

With pancake day around the corner here is a simple recipe for lovely Gluten free pancakes.

4 oz Dove gluten free flour (not self raising)
1/2 pint of milk 
1 egg

Crack the egg into flour and mix through, combine milk and whisk until smooth.

Makes 4-5 pancakes (double ingredients for 9-10 pancakes)

Cut up banana and scoop a little ice cream inside the pancakes for my favourite dessert!