Egg Free Royal Icing

This egg free icing is perfect for decorating my Easter biscuits.  At this consistency it can be used for cookie flooding which can be tricky with water icing yet is very allergy friendly.  If you add more icing sugar it will be stiff enough to pipe into shapes. This recipe makes enough icing to cover…

Easter Biscuits Free From Allergens

Does anyone else find food allergies at Easter time a challenge?  All that chocolate everywhere you go, let’s face it all those lovely egg hunts laid on by Cadbury aren’t geared up for allergy parents!  One Easter tradition I have to keep up is baking Easter biscuits free from allergens.  Lightly spiced with a hint…

Sheik el Mehohie

Until Felix’s allergies changed how we ate I would often make a lasagne when I needed to feed a crowd.  It’s not too exotic so suits fussy eaters, not to mention being fairly cheap to make.  I used to make a massive lasagne a couple of days before so I could have lunch on the…

Delicious Dal

I’ve been making a delicious version of this vegetarian and allergy friendly dal for years.  This week I changed the recipe to keep it more friendly for children and cook in one pot.  I was amazed how much the boys enjoyed dal, it’s now going on our quick and warming dinner list.  I did try…

Gluten Free Dumplings

These gluten free dumplings are proper old fashioned, what your Granny would eat comfort food.  They go best with a stew, in my case it was an oxtail stew, very simply cooked with bags of flavour.  I don’t know what it is about cold and windy weather that makes me crave this sort of food…

Glorious Hot Chocolate

We’ve been snowed in this week and I’ve perfected a recipe for the most delicious hot chocolate.  It’s been positively baltic in Norfolk this week.  School have had four (yep you’ve heard me right, four) snow days and I haven’t left our village since Monday.  #stormemma and #thebeastfromtheeast can do one!  We are now ready…

Mothers Day – A day of rest?

UK Mothers Day Sunday 11th March 2018 Last year I took one for the team and cooked Mothers day lunch for my Mum and her Husband as well as Joel’s Mum and Dad.  It felt like a big deal doing a roast for eight people but I think I just about managed to pull it…

Dairy Free Buttercream

There are some aspects of being a parent I have dreamed about for a very long time.  I  loved baking so much but really had the wind knocked out of my sails once Felix was diagnosed with multiple allergies.  I thought I’d be the kind of mummy who slaved for hours over a birthday cake…

What I’ve Learned from Veganuary

I’ve done it!  I’ve completed a whole month of eating nearly no animal products and I feel so proud of myself (smug face) for sticking with it.  There were a couple of mishaps but nothing too bad.  When I did dry January I buckled at 10.30pm on 31st January 2014 – my mate had come…

Tasty Tofu Stir Fry – Child Friendly

I’ve posted this stir fry on Instagram several times and had more requests for the recipe from friends than any other dish.  It’s vegan, full of vegetables and relatively quick to cook.  The preparation isn’t too hideous but the flavour is well worth it. Now don’t get my wrong.  The boys sometimes create a fuss (big…