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My February Favourites!

Last month, I decided to start a new feature on my blog where at the end of each month I will blog about the gluten free delights that have tickled my fancy! Also, I will link all the easy, gluten free recipes I’ve rustled up this month, just in case you’ve missed any! [Click here for my January favourites]

Pink Panther Wafers

 

I’d never seen these before but I just couldn’t resist buying them since I absolutely adore the Pink Panther [cue theme music]. They’re so delicious and cheap, that they make a great snack when you’re wanting your sugar fix. Plus, because they’re so tasty, even my friends who don’t have to eat gluten free really like them too!

Home-made Yorkshire Puddings:

 

The other day, me and ‘wheat’ Pete [my wheat loving housemate] had a craving for some Yorkshire puddings to go alongside our mini roast dinner. But, because Mike had taken the car, we weren’t able to drive to Asda to pick up some Dietary Specials amazing pre-made Yorkshire puddings – cue my nightmare! So ‘wheat’ Pete kindly offered to make some gluten free Yorkshire puddings for me and it pains me to say this, but they’re the nicest home made gluten free Yorkshire puddings I’ve had! Plus he also makes fantastic giant Yorkshire Puddings too! So I shall be popping his recipe up real soon so you can all try them for yourselves!

Nando’s:

It’s no secret that I love Nando’s and I doubt I’m not the only one. Every time someone mentions the word ‘Nando’s’ on twitter, that’s it, we all want a Nando’s. I ended up having a Nando’s the day before my birthday with my good friend Harper, where we shared a whole chicken between us! Then I went the day after on my actual birthday with my family – a bit greedy I know, but I’m sure you’d all do the same!

D.S Ciabatta Rolls:

 

You all know em’ and you all love em’, the amazing Dietary Specials Ciabatta Rolls! I’ve been having them a lot this month whilst I embark on a healthy eating diet! Lately, I’ve been using them to make tomato bruschetta, paninis and healthy sandwiches! What I love about these is how they taste just like the real thing! If you can’t find these amazing ciabatta rolls in your local supermarket, you can now buy them on their new on-line shop!

Gluten Free Ferrero Rochers

 

One of my favourite recipes this month was my gluten free Ferrero Rochers that I made for a valentines day inspired treat. Before my diagnosis, I would quite happily much through a whole tray of Ferrero Rochers without giving a second thought but I had to say a gut wrenching goodbye when I was diagnosed with coeliac disease. But all that changed this month when I made my first gluten free Ferrero Rochers that are so cheap and easy to make!

Amoy ‘Straight to Wok’ Noodles:

 

I came across these noodles in Sainsburys and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw they were gluten free! Usually, I have to get my rice noodles from the Chinese supermarket in China Town, Manchester, but I like the fact I can still pick up a pack of noodles from my local supermarket! I ended up using them when I made my own gluten free stir fry sauce [which I will blog about asap] and loved them so much!

Recipes Posted This Month:

 

[Courgette, Blueberry & Lemon Muffins]   [Three Bean Chilli]   [Stuffed Crust Pizza]

[Ferrero Rocher]   [Mexican Roasted Chicken]   [Jerk Chicken]

[West Indian Rice & Peas]  [Pancakes]

Product Review – Dietary Specials Frozen Yorkshire Puddings

As some of you may know, I love Yorkshire puddings and I have blogged about how much I love them, but also loathe them, when it comes to baking them from scratch!

 Back in the [good ol’] days when I could eat practically anything, my parents would always buy me a pack of frozen pre made Yorkshire’s, so when I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, the Yorkshire pudding was the another one of those foods that I actually really missed!

 I was elated to have made some gluten free Yorkshire’s from scratch but there’s times (well most times) when I just can’t be bothered with faffing about with making them! I missed the convenience of pre made Yorkshire’s as every time I had a roast dinner, I wanted them with my meal.

I knew Dietary Specials did gluten free Yorkshire puddings but I foolishly assumed they wouldn’t taste like how I remembered as with other gluten free alternatives on the market, some don’t taste like what you remember. (However, this was before I tasted anything from Dietary Specials which I might add do fabulous and tasty gluten free foods).

 The pack comes with 8 Yorkshire puddings of medium size. They cook in the oven in under 5 minutes and more importantly….

THEY TASTE LIKE REAL YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS!!!

And in mine and Mikes (who isn’t coeliac) opinion, these taste better than any frozen Yorkshire’s on the market. They’re tasty, light and don’t feel heavy on the stomach.

I like them so much that last week, I ended up having 6 Yorkshire puddings with my meal! Call me greedy but I’m sure you’ll do the same when you try them for yourselves!

My only wish is that DS start making GIANT Yorkshire puddings as I miss those days when I would have my roast dinner inside one giant pud! But for now, I’m happy with what I’m given.

Pros:

  1. Taste like proper Yorkshire puddings
  2. Readily available (I’ve bought mine in the freezer sections of ASDA and Sainsburys)
  3. People who don’t have coeliac disease also like them
  4. Quick and easy to cook – just pop them in the oven
  5. They’re really light on the stomach

Cons:

  1.  Only get 8 in a pack (but that’s because I’m greedy)
  2. Would like to see them in the freezer section in Tesco
  3. Contain milk and eggs, so not suitable for people with egg and diary intolerances.