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Adventures from an allergy free allotment kitchen

Adventures from an allergy free allotment kitchen

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Mushroom & Lentil Coconut Curry (Dairyfree, Glutenfree, Vegan)

Mushroom & Lentil Coconut Curry (Dairyfree, Glutenfree, Vegan)

I love having time to make a curry, cooking it low and slow all morning and this beautiful Mushroom & Lentil Coconut Curry is always polished off by The Peachicks. This glutenfree, vegan family favourite is packed full of protein, Baby button mushrooms and chunks of seasonal veggies, in a fragrant creamy coconut sauce. Best of all you’d never know there is lentils in it because they just disappear, leaving behind a naturally thickened curry. Made from a few simple, cheap ingredients it’s the ultimate freefrom on a budget dinner. You can also add chicken or grilled garlic prawns for a non veggie option. Served with rice, flatbreads & onion salad for a curry night to rival any takeaway.

Vegan Hazelnut Espresso Brownies (Dairyfree, Eggfree, Glutenfree)

Vegan Hazelnut Espresso Brownies (Dairyfree, Eggfree, Glutenfree)

Dark, chewy, Vegan Hazelnut Espresso Brownies with a salty, sweet crunch and a strong, shot of espresso! The perfect afternoon pick me up or in Millie’s words ‘the yummiest things in the whole wide world!’ AND they are dairyfree, eggfree and glutenfree too so no-one need miss out on brownies again!

Roasted Squash, Kale & Grapefruit Salad

Roasted Squash, Kale & Grapefruit Salad

This delicious, warm Roasted Squash, Kale & Grapefruit Salad is a riot of beautiful Autumn colours & flavours! Glutenfree, Vegan and its healthy too! Finely shredded kale, sweet roasted squash, sweet potato & carrots and bursts of sour grapefruit all topped off with crispy kale chips… Who said salads were just for Summer?!

Mini Eggfree Apple Ring Pancakes (Dairyfree, Vegan)

Mini Eggfree Apple Ring Pancakes (Dairyfree, Vegan)

We love a long lazy breakfast as a family in this house and holidays and weekends are the perfect excuse for one! These Mini Eggfree Stuffed Apple Pancakes (Dairyfree, Vegan) are definitely going to become a regular feature! What’s not to love? soft, fluffy pancakes stuffed with apple slices and served with a puddle of sticky dark cherry syrup… AND they can even be made glutenfree!

The Ultimate Collection of Freefrom Pancakes

The Ultimate Collection of Freefrom Pancakes

The Peachicks are big pancake fans and they definitely do not let food allergies stand between them and a good pancake feast. They aren’t fussy about toppings either; sweet, savoury or a mixture of the two are all devoured equally quickly! We have teamed up with a host of other bloggers to create The Ultimate Collection of Freefrom Pancakes. So if are catering for allergies or special diets this Shrove Tuesday then look no further because The Ultimate Collection of Freefrom Pancakes has got you covered!

Wholegrain Plum Crumble Breakfast Muffins (Glutenfree, Ricefree, Vegan)

Wholegrain Plum Crumble Breakfast Muffins (Glutenfree, Ricefree, Vegan)

My Wholegrain Plum Crumble Breakfast Muffins are the perfect make ahead solution for a grab & go breakfast.  Soft wholegrain & glutenfree muffins with an oaty crumble topping and filled with bursts of beautiful colour and sweetness from the plums.  They are dairyfree, eggfree and […]

#FreeFromValentine: Creamy Vegan Tiramisu Dessert (Dairyfree Eggfree Glutenfree)

#FreeFromValentine: Creamy Vegan Tiramisu Dessert (Dairyfree Eggfree Glutenfree)

February is here & the FreeFromGang have been busy creating your perfect #FreeFromValentine Day Menu. My contribution is a beautiful Creamy Vegan Tiramisu Dessert with thick layers of Espresso soaked sponge, rich, dark chocolate ganache and a light, cocoa infused cream. Packed full of the traditional flavours you want minus the allergens you don’t! It actually benefits from sitting overnight before serving; the perfect make ahead end to a romantic dinner for two or party for more! (Top14free Dairyfree, Eggfree, Glutenfree & Soyfree)

Easy Pork & Brussels Sprout Midweek Tray Bake (Dairyfree Eggfree Glutenfree)

Easy Pork & Brussels Sprout Midweek Tray Bake (Dairyfree Eggfree Glutenfree)

My Easy Pork & Brussels Sprout Midweek Tray Bake is a quick family meal that can be on the table in less than 30minutes. Naturally Dairyfree, Eggfree & Glutenfree this is an easy option for feeding hungry family or friends. Serve with creamy sweet potato mash for a middle of the week meal full of flavour but without the hassle! Add dairyfree parmesan for an extra flavour hit or substitute the pork loins for a cauliflower steak for a beautiful no fuss veggie option.

Peachick Approved: Bakeit Freefrom Dark Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Peachick Approved: Bakeit Freefrom Dark Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Read our review of the Bakeit Freefrom Dark Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes – 6 perfectly dark, moist & completely FreeFrom Cupcakes delivered straight to your door! As much as I LOVE baking cakes for everyone, especially on their birthdays, I don’t often bake just for myself.  Ironically this often leaves me birthday cake-less.  Well not this year dear readers.  This year, I got not one but 6 deliciously dark cupcakes delivered straight to my door ON MY BIRTHDAY! Not only are they absolutely yummy BUT they are also completely freefrom & therefore safe for little old me* to eat! 

Easy Glutenfree Vegan Scones

Easy Glutenfree Vegan Scones

These truly are Easy Glutenfree Vegan Scones. Soft & fluffy with a beautiful nutty flavour from the wholegrain flour and simple to make just mix and tip onto a tray! Packed full of nutrients with endless flavour combinations these make a great addition to lunchboxes as well as a quick afternoon treat!

Peachicks’ Bakery Best of 2017

Peachicks’ Bakery Best of 2017

With 2018 swiftly approaching, read The Peachicks’ Bakery Best of 2017. Find out our Top 5 recipes, catch up with all the news from Plot No17 and discover my exciting plans for the next 12months!

Whisky & Ginger Glutenfree Christmas Cake (Dairyfree Eggfree Vegan)

Whisky & Ginger Glutenfree Christmas Cake (Dairyfree Eggfree Vegan)

This Whisky & Ginger Glutenfree Christmas Cake (Dairyfree Eggfree Vegan) is so simple to make.  Just fold together ready made mincemeat, flour and some optional extras before baking, cooling and covering with icing or sparkly snow! You may have noticed I like to multi-task in the kitchen.  Especially where it comes to recipes and this Christmas Cake is no exception!  The main ingredient is a jar of my Last Minute Whisky & Ginger Mincemeat which is freefrom dairy, eggs, gluten, soy & nuts – but you can use any suitable jar of shop bought too!  My mincemeat contains whiskey, ginger ale, bramley apple chunks, dates and cranberries

Last Minute Whisky & Ginger Mincemeat (Citrusfree, NutFree & Vegan)

Last Minute Whisky & Ginger Mincemeat (Citrusfree, NutFree & Vegan)

For those of us who have to avoid some or all citrus fruits, Christmas can be an interesting time of year.  (I challenge you to find a mince pie that is void of candied peel)  But add to that mulitple allergies AND a dislike of brandy and to be honest most festive treats are out of bounds.  Even if you scour the freefrom aisles!   This Last Minute Whisky & Ginger Mincemeat is allergen free, vegan friendly and takes just 20minutes to prepare.  Sticky, sweet, sour and with a spicy kick from the ginger ale its packed full of festive flavours making it a great alternative to the traditional mincemeat. (Dairyfree, Eggfree, Vegan, Soyfree, Glutenfree, Nutfree)

Easy Vegan Oat & Raisin Cookies (Dairyfree, Eggfree, Soyfree)

Easy Vegan Oat & Raisin Cookies (Dairyfree, Eggfree, Soyfree)

These Easy Vegan Oat & Raisin Cookies are crisp, chewy and filled with soft sultanas AND they are really easy to make too! With a subtle hint of cinnamon they are sure to become a firm favourite in any house. They may not be the healthiest addition to school lunchboxes but great for an occasional treat! Switch out the sultanas for an equal weight of your favourite dried fruit or nuts.  For a festive Christmas treat substitute the cinnamon for ginger and the sultanas for cranberries or glace cherries!

#FreeFromChristmas: Glutenfree Vegan Black Forest Christmas Cake (Eggfree, Glutenfree)

#FreeFromChristmas: Glutenfree Vegan Black Forest Christmas Cake (Eggfree, Glutenfree)

Not a fan of traditional Christmas Cake? In need of a completely freefrom version for a family get together or work do? Then you’ve come to the right place! My Glutenfree Vegan Black Forest Christmas Cake is a great alternative as its completely freefrom the top14 allergens! AND it’s a perfect alternative for those of us who spend the festive season dodging the citrus peel that is snuck in every baked good known to man at this time of year. This recipe either makes one giant 5 layer showstopper or 12 mini cakes that make perfect festive foodie gifts.


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Peachicks’ Bakery Best of 2017

Peachicks’ Bakery Best of 2017

ith 2018 swiftly approaching, read The Peachicks’ Bakery Best of 2017. Find out our Top 5 recipes, catch up with all the news from Plot No17 and discover my exciting plans for the next 12months!

Vegan Hazelnut Espresso Brownies

In some respects not a lot has changed around here and to be honest I’ve been quite overwhelmed with everything.  Sitting reading the round up from 2016 I could very easily just cut & paste most of it.  We have had another year of trouble with both the school and nursing team leading to more pointless paeds appointments with all three Peachicks.  Is it just me or do hospital consultants have some kind of switch for their hearing that turns it off as soon as a parent walks in?  Despite a postive skin prick test for egg & being given a list of skin, respiratory & digestive symptoms she has when eating them, we have a letter stating ‘Digestive Intolerance to Egg’  WT..?!

 

Mind you we also now have it in writing that the girls are thriving and confirmation that none of them have life-threatening allergies.  SO depending on the results of coeliac testing, first job of 2018 is to cancel all remaining appointments as there must be other families who need them more!

 

BUT not all is doom & gloom…

Back in October I got the chance to go to BlogCampOnBoard and spend the day on the stunning MSC Preziosa with a lot of other bloggers, including the vast majority of our little FreeFrom Gang!  The website & social media accounts continue to grow steadily AND…

WE GOT AN ALLOTMENT!!!!

AND it is safe to say I am completely hooked…

With 2018 swiftly approaching, read The Peachicks' Bakery Best of 2017. Find out our Top 5 recipes, catch up with all the news from Plot No17 and discover my exciting plans for the next 12months!

 

After years of being on the list, we finally got the call that there was a little plot available just a short wander from our house.  All we had to do was pick one and so in March No17 became ours!  Its been a really succesful year and we are in the final stages of putting together the plan for 2018… All our seeds have been ordered, we have decided on a final layout and we have a plan to grow Christmas Dinner next year.  Watch out for more posts coming soon including an exciting collaboration with First Tunnels and many more recipes & growing guides too. You can catch up with all our adventures from our little Lottie here

 

Peachicks’ Bakery Best of 2017 – Top 5 Recipes

This has been the most prolific year for recipes on The Peachicks’ Bakery but choosing the Top 5 most popular has been a bit of a challenge as halfway through the year I restructured the way the post addresses are written.  But here goes!

The most visited continues to be my  Slow Cooker Lamb Breast (ironic for someone who doesn’t really eat a lot of meat!) It was originally written in 2015 but has been  updated with new photos.

 

But which of the new Peachicks’ Bakery recipes for 2017 were the most popular?

 

  1. Lemon Drizzle Cake (DF EF Vegan)
  2. Victoria Sponge Cake (DF EF NF Vegan)
  3. Vanilla & Chocolate Marble Cake (DF EF NF Vegan)
  4. Almond & Vanilla Viennese Whirls (DF EF GF PF Vegan)
  5. Salted Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes (DF EF NF Vegan)

Vegan Salted Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes (Dairyfree, Eggfree). Caramel flavoured cupcake, topped with buttercream & piled high with homemade salty sweet popcorn! So easy to make, but will definitely impress!

 

And my favourite of 2017?

Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad with Vegan Cheese Toasts – a beautiful spring salad, filling enough for a main meal and elegant enough for any dinner party starter. The star of this gorgeous dish is Miss Millie’s No17 Asparagus lovingly tended by the Middle Peachick herself!

 

 

My Resolutions for 2017 were…

To set up a designated ‘blogging & photography’ space in the conservatory by converting the Peachicks’ old cot!  DONE!

For my birthday last year I was given a photo tent & lighting which has helped sort out my photos.  They are still not quite where I want them to be.  But part of this is down to both the monitor on my laptop and Lumix starting to fail.  So currently I am using my phone to take & edit all the photos.

Climb the Foodies100 chart to get into the top250.  DONE-ish (For one Month!)

Hmmm… Not a lot of movement on this one but they keep changing the metrics its measured on so I’m not that bothered to be fair!

Asking for a decent phone for my birthday so that Insta feed doesn’t look quite so much like a trainwreck! DONE!

And I love it too!  Its a Moto G4 and I’m pretty sure I run my whole life off it!  If only it could do the laundry…

Experiment with Gluten free, vegan baking and get more slow cooker recipes posted  YES!!!!!!

Gluten & I are not the best friends and it definitely doesn’t do the Peachicks any good.  While glutenfree cooking is really easy, baking without eggs too can be tricky but I reckon for most things I have got it sussed! Ok so vegan meringues & macarons still elude me but I will get there!

 

Well actually I don’t think I have done too badly – there were four resolutions I didn’t manage to achieve but trying to work almost full time alongside all the extra hours I have to do at home there isn’t a lot of time to squidge the website which brings me neatly onto my resolutions for 2018…

  1. Continue to develop the photography on the site
  2. Get more organised (a girl can dream can’t I?!)
  3. Expand the No17 posts – more growing guides, recipes & updates
  4. More seasonal & family meal recipes

 

So all that is left is for me to wish you all a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Midgie x

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