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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
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
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
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
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
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??
Coeliacs disease, the new hayfever
(..actually, if those were GF they’d cost more than roses)
Delicious Chocolate Hamper Christmas Giveaway -with no gluten, dairy, sugar, nuts or artificial ingredients!
My chocolate dreams have come true!
I have been introduced to a line of yummy chocolate in 18 varieties and flavours, which are all chocolatey goodness without the nasties! And you can win a whole hamper full of treats too! (giveaway at bottom of post) Read More
Written by Nick L. Pfeffer B.EX CEPS (bio at bottom of post)
We’re sitting ourselves to DEATH
The American Journal of Epidemiology showed that men who sat for six hours or more had a 20% higher death rate than men who sat for 3hrs or less..
But, with 8 hours a day in a job, 2 hours commuting, 8 hours sleeping and a couple of hours looking after kids or tending to chores.. where do we find the time?
That question is quickly turning into a common problem, as our lives are constantly filled with even more activities which give us even less movement. However, even if you are sitting down for most of the day, and you can’t get away; there are some very important and incredibly effective ways of catering to your body’s desperate need for activity. By following my simple exercise plan you can help your body cope with the strains of sitting down.
But why is it so terribly important that we keep moving? You might be saying to yourself: ” Can you tell me something I don’t already know?” Read More
Written by Nick L. O. Pfeffer B.EX CEPS (bio at bottom of post)
I know many of you are in my shoes; you spend hours on end in sedentary jobs, and you find it hard to keep your motivation and energy up to hit the gym after a long day at work. We all feel that way from time to time.
The trouble is, a sedentary lifestyle can cause far bigger problems that a rounded waist, and the now-famous “thutt” (rather unattractive butt-meets-thigh physique arising from the all too familiar office lifestyle). Not only does lack of movement put you at far greater risk of developing serious lifestyle related illnesses in the long run; but in the short run you can and will struggle with issues relating to shortening of muscle tissue, posture problems and a chain reaction of pain throughout your body. Read More
Written by Nick L. Pfeffer B.EX CEPS (bio at bottom of post)
Some claim that the paleolithic diet is the solution to a vast range of ailments; from obesity to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and even autoimmune disorders. Have they really found the answer? Read More
Not much tops a deliciously thick and sticky salted caramel sauce; it is the worlds best combo of sweet and salty! My favourite thing is how it hardens ever so slightly on your ice cream, and then melts in your mouth.. yum!!
This recipe is to die for, it is just that awesome -and incredibly simple!
Finally our very own Certified Gluten Free Meat Pie – HOT and Ready To Eat!! (Plus a yummy pie giveaway!)
“I don’t want to spend my life not having good food go
into my pie hole. That hole was meant for pies!” -Paula Deen Read More
Tomorrow marks the start of Coeliac Awareness Week here in Australia.
I’ve collected some fantastic tips for how you can contribute,
and you can select from a bunch of awesome banners to download
and use as you please to show your support! Read More
If only I could make them eat their words!😉
When you enter any gym or workout facility around the world you’ll probably notice the loud music that’s playing over speakers right away. Music is so common in places where people regularly work out, that a silent gym would likely feel pretty strange.
While most people just think music is there to cover the sounds of workout machines, there are actually other benefits to listening to music while you exercise. By choosing your own music and using ear-buds, you may even get considerably better results from your workout. Read More
This is only a little post, but an important one. Read More
Nothing beats fresh pasta. However fantastic the dry stuff is, it just doesn’t come close. Read More
Erykah Badu once said that “Honey isn’t really that good for you”
…and if you are vegan, low FODMAP, allergic, on a Failsafe diet, macrobiotic diet or simply under the age of 12 months, Ms. Badu is quite right. Honey has a lot of health benefits, but as with every other food, these benefits are not universal. Read More
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I love cake!
Then again, who doesn’t love a tall, creamy, fluffy and decadent piece of heaven? If you’d care to join me, I’ll share with you my latest invention; the Red Velvet Chocolate Mud Cake!
This post contains both a recipe and a review. You can opt to use pre-mixes for this cake, or go all the way and create it from scratch. Your choice! Read More
In the midst of Christmas’ cross-contamination frenzy and gluten-laden temptations, Molly from “Sprue Story” puts a wonderfully humorous gluten-free twist on the old classics. I absolutely adore her creativity and talent!
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! Read More
Let it snow, let it snow…
I love making checkerboard cakes. They look impressive but are so easy! This Snow Cake is absolutely delicious with its lemon, coconut, vanilla combo, and white chocolate flowing over the citrusy butter cream frosting! Try it, you can’t go wrong. Or can you…