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Gluten, Dairy & Legume free recipes; some by design, others are just nice recipes that happen to be! There are recipes and also shopping 'finds', all of which are good for free from people and all yummy whether you are following a particular diet or not! Just because something is 'free from' doesn't mean everyone can't enjoy it - and you may be surpised at how much happier your body is.

'Special' is how my friends describe my food and me, I don't think it's entirely complimentary!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Meetings & Bento

Today is a day of meetings with a brief lunch sandwiched inbetween - and I actually have a tasty bento, mostly prepared in advance though I cooked the rice this morning in my rice cooker.
I made some spicy chicken & red pepper kebabs yesterday (but had to take them off the sticks to get them in the box!), Thai spiced (frozen mix from waitrose) griddled aubergine slices, sushi rice, pickles & a chocolate dessert pot (more later). I've also got an apple but I haven't eaten that yet!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Belly Pork, Apple & Fennel Salad

Ok, this was a bit thrown together but the flavours were nice and I've not been blogging much lately so it gets one!

I did a mini bbq for me & dad yesterday on a disposable bbq that may well have been hotter than the sun. I precooked things in the oven first which was a good idea coz anything cooked from raw on it would've been cinders! As it was there was admittedly some charring.

Anyway - ad I always over cater there were a couple of bits of belly pork left over so I made a salad for lunch. Big nom. I had a tomato Pitta and some garlic mayo on the side. Quantity to serve one.

Handful of mixed salad leaves.
Chunk of cucumber, sliced in half moons.
Half an apple, sliced fairly thinly.
A baby fennel, sliced thinly.
Half a lemon.
Cooked belly pork.

Chuck everything except the belly pork in a bowl & squeeze the lemon over.
Add the pork.

I didn't make a dressing for this coz the pork had been marinated well. 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Busy bambi

<p>The blog has been neglected since I've been caring for my dad coz he likes such plain boring food the stuff I've been cooking isn't worth blogging about! Going to try and get back into doing my bentos at least - might start a 'bambi's bento's' blog to give them their own home!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Return of the bento

I actually made a bento but forgot to take a pic until I had eaten half of it! The empty pink dish had apple slices in, I've got figs & some marble cake in the other pink one. The tall pot was hard boiled egg quarters and watercress/spinach/rocket leaves and there's royal jersey potato salad in the small round one. An easy one to ease me back in!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Co-op Pate

Just a quickie & a rare sight indeed! Pate that's not full of dairy! It's not dinner party good but for lunch? Nom!