Gluten free, allergy-friendly and “healthier” sweets; Who can we trust?

Sweets for my sweet..

It is not always easy for children (or adults for that matter) with sensitivities and allergies to feel “normal”. A lot of our sense of belonging stems from participation in activities along with our peers, and food plays a huge role in most social gatherings. For children especially, the sense of identity and self-worth is formed hugely based on belonging, and belonging often comes from being able to do what others do, have what others have, and of course eat the same things their friends eat. Lollies are no exception, and although it may sound silly, sweets do play a big role in children’s social sphere. After all, they are a part of almost every social setting where children are involved.

So how do we give our kids lollies that make them feel included, but at the same time keep them safe? Who can we trust? Take a look at this list.. Continue reading

The Very Best Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies! (dairy-free & egg-free option)

The Very Best Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies!

No Christmas without gingerbread..

 ..and a really truly great recipe is a must!

Gingerbread really is the flavour of the season. Shops are full of it, cafe’s are full of it, even your favourite coffee’s full of it these days. 

If you don’t mind I’d like to strip it back to basics. Back to my grandmas amazing and ever-perfect Christmas-only gingerbread cookies. In fact, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret; namely the very best gingerbread cookie recipe on the planet! My grandma made it with oodles of gluten of course, but I’ve deglutenefied it and I cannot tell the difference in the slightest. They are absolutely perfect! Continue reading

Peppernuts – A yummy gluten free take on gingerbread!

Norwegian Gingerbread called Peppernuts

We call them “Peppernøtter” which means peppernuts. They contain pepper and they’re shaped like nuts, so why not. Continue reading

I Give Thanks For This Deliciously Dense Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake!

Worlds best gluten free pumpkin cake

“Thanksgiving comes, by statute, once a year.
To the honest man it comes as frequently as
the heart of gratitude will allow” -E. S. Martin Continue reading

My Favourite “Melt-In-Your-Mouth” Swede/Rutabaga Cake! (Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Failsafe, low FODMAP)

Kristine's melt-in-your-mouth gluten free swede cake (rutabaga)! Moist, moreish and impossible to resist! The big bonus is the goodness of the rutabaga; an abundantly nutritious vegetable. #glutenfree #dairyfree #failsafe #lowfodmap #fructosefriendly
I just have to stop everything I’m doing for a minute, and share this fantastic cake with you!

A lot of people either don’t “understand” swede, don’t use it, don’t know it or think that only cows eat it. I have grown up with it and I seriously LOVE it! It is so healthy, very tasty and seriously versatile. No matter what you might have thought of swede up until today; this cake will be like colourful fireworks in your mouth! It’s moist, flavourful and very, very tasty! Continue reading