Crunchy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Low-FODMAP Banana French Toast!

Who doesn’t love French toast? I’m sure there’s no better breakfast in this world! Couple this traditional, tasty favourite with a crispy cornflake crust, yummy bananas, and natural maple syrup, and you’ve got a sure winner! Read More

Insanely Good Gluten-Free Vegetarian Pizza with a delicious Mediterranean Twist!

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This recipe is lactovegetarian (contains goats milk and cow’s milk) but dairy can be substituted for dairy-free. Gluten-free, egg-free, wheat-free, nut-free. The base used is lactose-free.

As my husband bit into my gluten-free vegetarian pizza, he said, and I quote: “I’ve eaten a few pizzas in my life, but this one is probably the best one yet!Read More

The Best Ever Gluten-Free Cookies and Cream “Oreo” Ice Cream With salted Chocolate Fudge Sauce!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for (cookies and cream) ice cream!

This recipe for homemade gluten-free “Oreo” cookies and cream ice cream is, without a doubt, the best I have tasted. Period. It is rich, lush, creamy and moreish. Everything that ice cream ought to be!

-I take no responsibility for any addiction that may eventuate from sharing this recipe..

(..Seriously, somebody, please take this spoon off me, or I will eat till I explode!!) Read More

Fresh and Summery Gluten-Free Vegetarian Wraps with Dandelion, Mango & Chevre: Food From the Garden

This recipe is lactovegetarian (contains goats milk), gluten-free, egg-free, wheat-free, nut-free. The wraps used are lactose-free. Goats milk is often well tolerated by people who are sensitive to lactose.


Gluten-free wraps served hot or cold -just as good!

In the Northern Hemisphere, summer is fast approaching, and in the Southern Hemisphere, it is coming to an end. Still, whether you’re seeing the first buds in your garden or watching the last flowers slowly hang their heads, you are most certainly making the most of whatever sun you can see. And so, a sunny, fresh and light meal is a welcome thing for all.

Besides, these delicious gluten-free wraps with dandelion and chevre are just as good toasted as they are fresh, so even if you’re feeling a bit chilly, this is just the ticket! Read More

Super Easy Caramel Plum Upside-Down Cake (Gluten-Free Lactose-Free )

Make a gluten-free upside-down cake from burger buns!

When there’s just no energy left for a bake-off, you can still get your fill with this super easy gluten-free caramel plum upside-down cake! Read More

Delicious Gluten-Free Bruschetta with Mango and Mozzarella

Bruschetta with a fresh twist!

Sure, there’s nothing wrong with a good old sandwich. But don’t you sometimes get tired of that same old cheese and ham squeezed between two sorry slices of plain bread? I sure do.. 

-And that’s why the heavens gave us bruschetta: a crispy, flavourful, fresh open sandwich, with no other mission than to fulfill your every lunchtime dream! Read More

My Xmas Gift to You: Get My Brand New Gluten-Free Christmas E-Cookbook FREE in December!!

 

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM ME TO YOU

After many hours at my computer, I have put together a wonderful little Christmas present made uniquely for my newsletter subscribers! This gift is literally not available on the blog or anywhere else. It is exclusively made for you, and ONLY available in December!

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Super Healthy and Very Delicious Paleo Vegan Raw Chocolate Mousse!!

Wow, you will not believe this dessert!

What if I told you that you can enjoy all the flavour and satisfaction of a rich and creamy, deep, dark chocolate mousse, but without any of the guilt that usually comes with it?

Yup. It’s true! You can seriously dig into overflowing spoonfuls of chocolatey heaven, without worrying about refined sugar and unhealthy fats. With only 3 little ingredients, you can whip up a super healthy chocolate mousse that rivals the naughtiest of treats! Read More

Spooky Chocolate Muffin Marshmallow Halloween Ghosts (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Failsafe, low-FODMAP)

It’s that spooky time of year again, and parents of allergic children everywhere are rummaging through shop shelves and printing allergy labels in the hope that their little troll will be able to enjoy a scary, but not deadly, Halloween celebration.

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Celebrate Autumn with a Delicious Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Norwegian Apple Cake!

I love autumn!

It’s autumn in Norway, and for the first time in many years I am able to enjoy it!

Autumn is possibly my favourite season, one I sorely missed during my time in Australia. Sure, who doesn’t love sun and salty water! -But when the tree tops are on fire with golden leaves, and the earth offers up an abundance of gorgeous fruits and vegetables.. well, at that point I want nothing more than to be back home in Scandinavia.

These days I blissfully loaf around on the chilly hardwood floors in my woolen slippers, tightly hugging a blanket and a huge cup of hot tea on my “way to work”. I don’t have to loaf very far, mind you; my workplace is at the top of the stairs in my own home. Read More

Why Food Photography Can Make Or Break Your Blog! (+ Leith’s Food Photography Course Review)

Don’t Underestimate The Power of Great Food Photography

Are you a food blogger? Foodie? Food enthusiast? Most importantly; do you take photos of food?

How many times have you sat at a restaurant and swooned over the gorgeous food on the plate in front of you, only to realise that the 2D version in your camera looks like a different dish at best, or a dog’s dinner at worst.

Yes, you may have the biggest, baddest lens, the most buttons or the coolest smartphone.. but do you have what it takes to transform your lunch into an enticing promise of total deliciousness? Can you make people salivate with the click of a button? If you’re a blogger; do you think that your blog could benefit from some mouth-watering, jaw-dropping, breathtaking food photography?

Great photography might actually be the one thing that’s standing between you and the blog of your dreams! Read More

The Very Best Gluten-Free Tomato-Free Lasagna (with dairy-free option)!

This recipe is gluten-free, tomato-free, egg-free, sugar-free, nut-free, low acid/GERD-friendly,
and can be made dairy-free, low-FODMAP/Fructose-friendly


Who doesn’t love lasagne?!

I’m totally lasagne crazy. Nuts, in fact, about this hot-from-the-oven, multi-layered, moist and cheesy pasta dish which never, ever fails to satisfy!

Growing up, lasagne was a bit of a treat. My mum would only make it every now and again, and usually as a special surprise on weekends. We would dig in with eager enthusiasm, and literally scrape down the tray in order to secure the very last bite. Read More

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Blueberry Vanilla Bread Pudding with Coconut!

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free adaptable, low-FODMAP adaptable, lacto/ovo and lacto-ovo vegetarian.



A fresh, modern take on a classic

Bread pudding is a popular dessert in so many countries, but often considered a bit of a heavy and “old-fashioned” dish. I think that this wonderful, classic pudding deserves a fresh and contemporary revival!

Out go the butter and trusty old sultanas; in come the coconut cream and fresh blueberries. This gorgeous gluten-free version of bread pudding truly tastes a million miles away from your nan’s old leftover dessert, and it’s super easy to make! Read More

The Best Gluten-Free Crusty French Bread (Baguette) Recipe!

A taste of French summers..

As a child, France was my second home. My auntie, uncle and cousins are from the south of France, and my childhood summers consisted of long, sweaty road trips through Europe, and memorable, extended visits in their Catalan village home.

I vividly remember the taste of fresh baguettes with cheese, on a blanket in the park. My aunt dishing out chunky hand-torn slices of bread, and juicy,sun-ripened melon that would drip onto our clothes. It tasted different -better, than sandwiches at home. Nothing has ever bettered those lunches, and I don’t think anything ever will. It was pure summer magic! Read More

Gluten-free spaghetti meatballs with the best tomato-free pasta sauce ever!

No-tomato, no problem!

Growing up (and to this day) my mum’s spaghetti Bolognese is my number one dinner treat. In our family we’ve always had the tradition that we can choose any dinner on our birthday, and my mum will cook it. Where other family members would choose fillét mignon’s and lobster, I choose my mum’s delicious spaghetti with her homemade sauce. Yum! Read More

Gluten-free at the outdoor theatre in Regents Park, London

Gluten-free theatre in Regents ParkTheatre under the stars

Ever since one of our first dates, about 4 years ago, my husband and I have loved the outdoor theatre in Regents Park. It’s a fantastic experience, every time, and makes for a perfect date spot.

There really is nothing like watching great acting and gorgeous singing under the stars, with the whispering of the trees all around you. It truly is magical, and really adds to the show!Gluten-free burger at Regents Park open air theatre London Read More

Why Great Photography Makes a Huge Difference for Food Bloggers! (+ grab your 20% photo course discount!)

Let’s just say it as it is: people come to your food blog for the photos

Otherwise, how were they drawn to your blog in the first place? Yes, your recipes are out of this world, and your content is unreal, but what brought your readers in to check out your awesome stuff? The photography.

They see that picture of the scrumptious pecan pie you made last Tuesday, and they wanna eat it. Your picture says “get in my belly”, and they can’t control that urge to hit the “read more” button. That’s a fact.

If you’re a food blogger, you know this. You know how important it is to be able to present your readers with an amazing photo that makes them want to read onRead More

Cheddar, Walnut and Rosemary Savoy Cabbage au Gratin (Gluten-free)

This is an incredibly simple and amazingly delicious dish!

Did you know that cabbage is one of the most nutritious and least allergy-provoking vegetables around? It’s also a mere myth that cabbage will bloat you and deem you to social seclusion for at least 24 hours after a meal. Not true! You have to boil it for more than 5 minutes to cause trouble, and why would you do that? Cabbage is best when it’s crisp and crunchy, so no need to boil the life out of it.  Read More

Delicious Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Tiramisu with Strawberries!

Celebrate anything, with a decadent tiramisu!

There was an Italian restaurant in my hometown. The kind that has stood tall and busy for decades, without changing one bit of the interior or staff. The same old lady yelling in the kitchen, and the whole family waiting tables. Each their role, and always seemingly too busy. Read More

You Haven’t Missed Out Yet! 5 Days Left of This Year’s Greatest Gluten-Free Giveaway!

Your opportunity to win a whopping 25 gluten-free products from Schär!

I am so excited that I’m able to give away a whole bunch of amazing gluten-free products this month! Who doesn’t love a good giveaway, and especially one this awesome! There are TWO lots of 25 gluten-free products worth over worth over €50 up for grabs!! (approx £37 or $70 -exchange rate as of 4th May 2015)

That’s a whopping 50 gluten-free products worth a total of $140! Read More

It’s Pimm’s o’clock! Here are my favourite Pimm’s recipes -with and without alcohol!

Oh yes, it certainly is! The sun has dared battle the seemingly never-ending grey skies of England, and it’s about time we bring out the jugs!

Almost as soon as the presents are opened at Christmas, I start looking forward to picnics and Pimm’s in the park. Well, I wouldn’t skip Easter with it’s gorgeous snow-clad Norwegian mountains, but once the skis are packed away, I’m pretty much ready for summer -and nothing says summer like a jug of fizzing, fruity Pimm’s! Read More

Happy Coeliac awareness Month!! We’re Celebrating with a New Partnership & a HUGE Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

The winners are:

Solene Bourgetel

Tina K. Honningsvåg

Giveaway winners


(No money was paid by Schär to The Gluten Free Lifesaver for the opinions expressed in this article.)

I have some very exciting news that I’d like to share with you, including a WHOPPING double giveaway, but first I’d like to wish you

Happy Celiac awareness Month!!

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Flavourful and Vibrant 10-minute Pad Thai – Fast Food For The Soul!

I’m in absolute LOVE with Pad Thai at the moment. I straight out crave it! Forget takeaway; pad thai has become my go-to for lazy movie nights in. It’s fresh, healthy, full of flavour and colour, and with my 10-minute recipe it’s also quick and easy! Read More

5-Minute Gluten-Free Hot Garlic Ciabatta

Super-fast garlic bread!

Sometimes I get a craving for a fast, savoury treat, and garlic bread with grilled cheese is an absolute favourite!  Read More

The Top 10 Best Gluten-Free Quick Places to Eat in London

“Tired of London, tired of life”

(quote: Tom Jones)

Out-and-about with a hungry fire in your belly is absolutely no problem for a coeliac in London!

I'm one happy coeliac in Londontown! :)

One happy coeliac in Londontown! 🙂

There’s an outright ocean of choices, and no reason to go hungry. In fact, I’d say it would be hard to compete with London in terms of ease and choice! Read More

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Did You Try One of My Recipes? Get Featured on The Gluten Free Lifesaver!

Your creation deserves some attention!

So many of you send me wonderful emails telling me stories about when you tried one of my recipes. Be it successes or learning experiences, they are all awesome and worthy of sharing! Read More

Extra Special Gluten-Free Apple and Pecan Breakfast Pancakes!

The perfect weekend breakfast treat!

There’s something special about lazy weekend breakfasts. They feel worlds away from the fast-paced cereal bowls in a hectic working week, and they have a wonderful way of bringing families together.  Read More

Deliciously Hot and Sticky Salted Chocolate Fudge Sauce!

A chocolate sauce that will melt both your ice cream and your will power..

I have a thing for chocolate sauce.. Especially the thick, creamy, sticky kind that makes an abundantly delicious gooey mess out of my dessert. A lick-the spoon-and-scrape-the-bowl kind of sauce. Like this one: Read More

Have You Ever Met This Guy?

Gluten-Free Giggles on The Gluten Free Lifesaver

Right. Sure you do! 🙂


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Gluten-Free Seasalt Chocolate Grissini

Seasalt chocolate on a stick -what’s not to love!

We’ve been having a lot of guests over lately, which I love. I get to cook, bake, have glass of wine or two, and hang out with awesome people.. All my favourite things! Read More

Top Ten 80’s Hits Made Gluten-Free

Iv’e been listening to a lot of 80’s music lately. It’s been buzzing along in the background as I’ve been working, and last night I started dreaming up gluten-free versions of the songs I kept hearing. Call it a stress reaction, call it an overload of old hits, call it what you want. But the result is a barrel of laughs 🙂

For your enjoyment, here are my Top Ten 80’s Hits made Gluten-Free!

Funny!!! Top Ten 80's Hits made Gluten-Free ! #glutenfree #celiac #coeliac #paleo #meme #80's #joke #hits #music

Have you got some suggestions for the next list??


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Decadent Gluten-Free Norwegian Dark Chocolate and Blood Orange Torte

Norwegians love cake

Scandinavia has a rich and vivid cake culture. In fact, “cake and coffee” is to us what “bbq and beers” is to Australians. You will be offered a pot of strong, black coffee and a piece of cake wherever you go. It’s our way of letting you know you’re welcome.

A traditional Norwegian cake is characterised by its light, fluffy base with many eggs and little to no butter, moist and rich fillings that almost always include cream, and wet and tangy additions of fresh berries and fruits. Read More

Happy Friday!

The Gluten Free LIfesaver / Enjoy the Gluten-Free Weekend! #celiac #coeliac #gluten-free #quote #inspiration

Pink Blood Orange Syrup with Grand Marnier & Sweet Twisted Orange Slices

I’m on a real blood orange roll here.. I’m determined to make the very most of blood orange season, and so I try to incorporate these little gems into anything!

My gorgeous Norwegian Dark Chocolate and Blood Orange Torte will be on the blog come Monday, and the Pink Blood Orange Syrup with Grand Marnier and the Sweet Twisted Orange Slices are integral parts of the recipe.  Read More

Wonderful Homemade Blood Orange Marmalade Recipe

Sweets for my sweet..

Cutting into a blood orange is like opening a rare present. No other fruit offers up a stunning surprise element on this scale! The ruby-red and deep orange flesh pushes droplets of bright pink juice onto the chopping board as you cut into it. The succulent sweetness of gorgeous fiery citrus, complemented by stunning beauty; I have been madly in love with blood oranges since I was first offered one as a child.The Very Best Blood Orange Marmalade Recipe! Read More

Quick & Tasty Gluten-Free Pasta Salad with Yoghurt and Tuna!

Cooking just doesn’t get any easier than this!

When you’re craving a quick and easy dinner that still satisfies the hunger, and you just don’t want to go shopping: try this yummy gluten-free pasta salad with tuna and yoghurt! It’s a winner! Read More

Ryan Gosling Wants to Wish You a Happy Gluten-Free Easter!

Hey Girl Gluten-Free Ryan Gosling says Happy Easter! #meme #ryangosling #glutenfree #joke #funny #easter #glutenfreelifesaver

Oh Ryan, you shouldn’t have 😉


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Better Than Cadbury Cream Eggs; Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs!

Want your cake, and eat it too?

Behold the most amazing Easter surprise imaginable; The Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Egg!

This recipe featured in the wonderful Easter edition of Yum. Gluten Free Magazine. In fact, it had the pleasure of adorning the cover 🙂The Gluten Free Lifesaver Featured in the Gorgeous Easter Edition of Yum. Gluten Free Magazine!

These cute little Easter Eggs may look impressive, but they are utterly easy to make. You can whip these delicious little treats up in mere minutes, and they require neither patience nor a steady hand. Just a sweet tooth. Kids can help, and everyone will enjoy scooping the delicious cheesecake filling out of these gorgeous little Easter eggs! Read More

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Look What I Found; Delicious Gluten-Free Salty Liquorice!

Super-salty Gluten-Free Dutch (Scandinavian) Liquorice!!

Have you been looking for gluten-free liquorice by any chance?

I recently spent a few days in Oslo (Norway) where I hosted a workshop about blogging (so much fun!), and on the way home I found something delicious (and gluten-free of course) at the airport!

As a Scandinavian, I simply cannot live without salty liquorice. Did you know that most liquorice is made using wheat flour, by the way? Oh, how I miss my Allsorts.. Read More

Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendly Easter Chocolate Giveaway!

Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendly Easter Chocolate Giveaway!(this is not a sponsored giveaway)

Easter is right around the corner, and chocolate is a MUST!


Use the comment form below to tell me about your favourite Easter activity, and be in the draw to win two packs of delicious gluten-free and allergy-friendly Easter Chocolate from the wonderful Sweet William!

Both kids and adults will love these treats!

You can also earn extra entries by sharing the giveaway on your Facebook page!

How do YOU celebrate Easter?

Comment below, and Enter the giveaway via this link

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Happy Coeliac Awareness Week Australia! Grab your banner here, Share & Make Aware!

Pin this!Happy Coeliac awareness Week! Share & Make Aware!

It’s that time of year again; our very precious week of paying special attention to coeliac disease. This year, Coeliac Australia asks that we help reduce the time between onset of symptoms and a formal diagnosis. Read More

Infographic; A Snapshot of The Gluten-Free Market 2015

Pin this!A Snapshot of The Gluten-Free Market 2015 - Infographic by The Gluten Free Lifesaver  #glutenfree #celiac #coeliac

The Best-Ever Paleo Brownies; a Perfectly Fudgy Valentine’s Treat!

I promise you chocolate brownie heaven -with no sugar, butter or gluten!

It’s that time of year again. Time for candlelit dinners, romantic getaways, babysitters on double-charge, and a boost in turnover for card manufacturers, flower shops, and chocolate factories. Read More

10 Surprising Ways To Kill A Headache Without Drugs!

How can you cure headaches naturally?

Of course, pills work for some. Only, sometimes you would like to manage without. Perhaps you get headaches often (let’s hope, not of the hangover variety), or perhaps you believe in a natural approach. In my case, the tablets simply don’t work. I need an alternative.5 surfire ways to kill a headache naturally Read More

“Cookies and Scream” in Camden made me wanna scream -but not for more cookies

photo from cookiesandscream.com

Are you heading to Camden for a gluten-free cookie?

-Don’t bother. Read More

My most popular recipe of 2014; Awesome & Easy Gluten-free Hoisin Sauce

The most popular recipe on The Gluten Free Lifesaver last year also reached a whopping Number One ranking for Google AU. I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for the awesome support, and I thought I’d show all you hoisin-fans some love by revamping your favourite post! Read More

The World’s Best Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Recipe!

I know what you’re thinking: “I miss proper bread!”

Bread is the number one item on most coeliac’s list of things they most miss. A soft, high-rising slice of sandwich bread that doesn’t crumble into oblivion, needn’t be stored in the freezer, and can be eaten without resuscitation by toaster!

In the years I’ve run The Gluten Free Lifesaver, the most frequently asked question I receive over and over again is for a good -no great, bread recipe. I have held back a bit, knowing how incredibly important this is, until I managed to finally succeed in making a loaf fo bread that without a doubt is the best I have come across. And this is it -this is the one!

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Must read: A compelling article from The New Yorker; A woman’s winning battle with Autoimmune Disease

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Image source: Anna and Elena Balbusso via newyorker.com

What’s Wrong with Me? -I had an autoimmune disease. Then the disease had me.

When I read this gripping and strikingly familiar article by Megan O’Rourke from The New Yorker, I relived my own story almost to a fault. It describes her own struggle with autoimmune disease, from a compellingly personal perspective -one which leaves no room for argument over the reality of autoimmune disease. Read More

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