Finding Festival Foods

The commercialisation of Christmas and Easter have led to a mass indoctrination of our kids. They think that all these festivals mean is eating, usually commercially packaged foods that are stuffed full of chemicals, additives and if the food is natural, full of dairy and other forbidden stuff. The garden of Eden had only one…

White chocolate gluten-free mud cake

One of the things that is missed most is real chocolate, because the high amine content it is a taboo food. The results of eating amines are too  bad to be borne, bad behaviour verging on the psychotic being merely polite. BUT it appears that white chocolate has a lower amine count and so can…

Struffoli

One of the pastimes I most miss on this journey is flicking through new recipe books – borrowed from the library of course – and trying out nrew recipes. I am in the midst of a Nigella deaddiction, but I often find recipes that I can easily convert, with a little help from my friends…

Failsafe Camping

Some time ago I documented how to safely holiday with all your allergies and intolerances kept firmly in place. One of the best ways we  have found, is to camp, at a campground, from campsites that have all mod cons to more basic campgrounds, the fresh air and lack of mobile cover is great for…

Gluten Free Flat Bread or Chapati

One needs fortitude to eat or bake (or as in my case,  fail spectacularly) at gluten-free bread. Not having the requisite Protestant recipe work ethic, I fell back on abandoning yeast based breads and reverting to type, chapati or indian style flat breads. A friend pointed me towards the non-grains used by Indian women through…

The Politics of Birthday Parties

Birthdays come around a little too regularly in large families, and even quicker in large extended families! Yes, the politically correct thing is to say how wonderful they are, etc etc, but in truth, if you are a fedup Mum, they can be the final straw that breaks the parental back. There you are, monitoring…

Failsafe Holidays

If you are a failsafe mother, you need a holiday frequently! The trouble is, that it can be a trigger for all the problems and behavioural issues that you have been battling to get under control. However, there is a solution, by now you would have realised that there are no shortcuts to motherhood to…