Happy Friday everyone! Sorry I am a bit late today, but hay fever is really taking its toll on me at the moment… Thanks to everyone who takes part in Free From Fridays week after week with Emma and I. This week, I have had a sweet tooth. I am craving snacks big time, so the three posts from last week that really stood out for me were all allergy-friendly treats. Seriously, read on, this is snack heaven!
Charlotte’s Sweet Popcorn, that is even better than popcorn you get at the cinema, has to be the recipe I want to try first. Come to mama! We have a ‘Cinema Party’ at home at least once a week (generally twice) and popcorn is always a favourite for all of us. I really love popcorn, especially the sweet and salty version, but I always find that the one we make at home is not as nice as my favourite two: POSHCORN and PROPER CORN. Charlotte’s sauce to coat the popcorn sounds absolutely perfect and I will definitely be trying it this weekend with a sprinkle of salt. She also suggests not one, but four different ways to pop your corn.
Life gets busy with children, work, clubs, etc. I love using a ‘cheat’ or two to make my life easier, and Rebecca’s moreish allergy-friendly treats provide us with just that, by using a cake mix and jazzing it up with raspberries. You go, girl! I would use 2 chia or flax eggs instead of the eggs to make the cake batter vegan, and voilà!
Homemade cereal bars are one of my favourite treats, whether allergies are concerned or not, and I am a bit of a nut addict, so these Paleo Nut Bar with Goji Berries by Hope are right up my street!
Last week, I was all on my own on the tube for an hour or so (rare occurrence) and it got me thinking about how lucky I am to have met such a great crowd of people over the past few years. There is a real sense of community on the UK blogging scene, and even more so when it comes to ‘free from’ food bloggers.
I love the ‘Free From’ Blogging Community!
Had Jumpy not had allergies,
I would not have this little blog blog.
I would not have met the wonderful, inspirational people I have met over the past few years.
I would not have developed recipes like gluten-free refined sugar free vegan cake.
I would never have started working freelance as a photographer, recipe writer or blogger.
I would not be part of a wonderful ‘free from’ community.
I would be complacent. I would live life the way I always had.
I would have no idea what I am missing.
Every cloud has a silver lining,
Every event in our lives, big or small, happy or sad, exciting or scary has an impact on our future.
I am grateful for the changes allergies enforced on our lives, for making us stronger, for making us part of a supportive community, leading us to an award. Thanks to everyone (Hi, mum!) who takes the time to read my ramblings, comment and share.