Give Me All the Chocolate & #FreeFromFridays

Happy Friday, world! This week has been a busy one and my four have been under the weather, so I’m looking forward to a semi-quiet weekend cuddling on the sofa with my little ones.

I don’t know if it’s because the days are getting shorter or because of the bitter wind outside, but I just want all the chocolate at the moment. All of it! It’s no surprise I’ve focused on chocolate-themed recipes this week, really.

The first recipe I spotted from last week’s linky is Rebecca’s Vegan Instant Hot Chocolate Mix. Topped with her vegan marshmallow fluff, it looks absolutely perfect on a cold November night!

Kate’s homemade Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread is my kind of treat! Nothing quite beats a slice of homemade bread slathered in a thick layer of Nutella-like spread.

Last but not least, picture this: a chocolate tart base made with biscuits, chocolate, sea salt and butter… I am in heaven already, but Rebecca didn’t just make an empty shell. She filled this beauty  of a Gluten Free Salted Chocolate Tart with cocoa, double cream, coffee and a little salt (plus a few other ingredients, but you get the gist). I want a slice now!

It’s #FreeFromFridays Time again!

We are planning to grow our Facebook community to help you share and promote your ‘free from’ content. Just request an invite here. We’d love to have you!

What can I link to #FreeFromFridays?

  • Dairy free, gluten free, paleo, vegan or other ‘free from’ recipes
  • Dietary tips and information
  • Allergy, intolerance or coeliac advice
  • ‘Free from’ restaurants, products and travel

You can link up to Free From Fridays every week on ‘Free From Farmhouse’ and ‘Le Coin De Mel’ (c’est moi!). Find new blogs, comment on other great posts and we will choose our favourites to feature each week.

We’ll also be launching social media sharing threads to help us all grow and find relevant content to share.

If you know any other ‘free from’ bloggers who would love our community, please invite them to join too.


Over to you now!

Grab the badge and add your posts below, then read and share, share, share as many posts as you can. Emma and I are looking forward to a good read with a cuppa.

How to link up with #FreeFromFridays

What can I link?

Any blog post that features a recipe free from a common allergen (eg. milk, egg, nuts, gluten), posts about eczema, hay fever or allergy-related advice, travel, experience or information.

When can I link?

#FreeFromFridays opens on Friday and closes on the following Monday just before midnight.

Join the #FreeFromFridays Community!


Come and join our private group on Facebook a place where we can help each other, chat and grow.


We have a ‘Free From’ Fridays board on Pinterest. It is a good way to keep all those lovely ‘Free From’ posts in one place, ready to be shared. Everyone who takes part in #FreeFromFridays is welcome to join and add a pin for every pin they save onto one of their boards. If you fancy an invite, just make sure you follow me on Pinterest and ask in the comments section.

Instagram & Twitter Communities

Whenever you post a picture on Instagram or a tweet that is of anything ‘free from’, make sure you use hashtag #FreeFromFridays so we can find each other easily.

Please note that by adding a post to #FreeFromFridays, you are giving us permission to notify you of subsequent linkups and to use your photos if we are featuring your post.


  1. 24/11/2017 / 11:10 am

    Hi Mel, it’s really cold here in Dublin as well, some hot chocolate sounds amazing. Have a great weekend. 🙂

    • Mel
      24/11/2017 / 1:11 pm

      And you lovely! I can’t wait for summer 🙂

    • Mel
      24/11/2017 / 11:32 pm

      Love you too! Enjoy Rome xxxx

  2. 24/11/2017 / 7:40 pm

    Sorry to hear your kiddos have been under the weather this week. They have my sympathies as I have been the same – a rotten cold got me. But luckily super hubby swooped in and did all the kiddie stuff and I could just about handle the blog stuff…though there was a lot more staring vacantly at a computer screen than usual!! Those recipes you have shared are truly chocotastic and I would be drooling…except I am at this very moment stuffing my face with chocolate! (But still actually drooling a bit anyway!) Enjoy your snuggly weekend. Eb x

    • Mel
      24/11/2017 / 11:38 pm

      Oh no, go away, cold! When you start staring at the screen and doing nothing, your bed is calling you! I find that I do that a lot when I’m not 100% well and sometimes, hours disappear and I have achieved nothing. Oh so frustrating!

  3. 25/11/2017 / 11:00 am

    It sure is the perfect weather for hot chocolate. I may have to grab myself some marshmallows 😊.

    • Mel
      28/11/2017 / 10:20 pm


    • Mel
      28/11/2017 / 10:34 pm

      It really does… Rebecca… are you gonna bake one for me? I’m your friend, right?

    • Mel
      28/11/2017 / 10:19 pm

      My pleasure: I love homemade nutty chocolate spread! I agree about Rebecca’s tart… I might try to get her to invite me for coffee and chocolate tart (nudge, nudge, Rebecca!).

  4. Agness of Run Agness Run
    29/11/2017 / 5:43 pm

    Who doesn’t love a good chocolate recipe, Mel?! This palatable treat is an excellent idea for people with a sweet tooth like me. 🙂

    • Mel
      29/11/2017 / 10:36 pm

      Thanks lovely

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