Try this super easy and yummy pretzel bark!
Fancy a quick and easy treat?
Perhaps something sweet with a little touch of salty?
Got more candy canes than you can shake a stick at?
Whip up this super yummy dark chocolate peppermint pretzel bark, and satisfy that craving!
This incredibly tasty treat literally takes minutes to make, and it is beyond moreish.. One bite and you’ll be well and truly hooked!
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It’s that time of year again 🙂
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 de-gluten’ed it and I cannot tell the difference in the slightest. -They are absolutely perfect!
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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
(This post contains sponsored products)
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Theatre 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! 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 on. Read More
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
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
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
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
The winners are:
Tina K. Honningsvåg
(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!!
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
“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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Have you got some suggestions for the next list??
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
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
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. Read More
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
Oh Ryan, you shouldn’t have 😉
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 🙂
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
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
(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?
This giveaway is open to everyone!!
This giveaway has now ended
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
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
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. Read More
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