Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wordless Wednesday 27-04-16

All safe for me ❤️
Lupin Girl x

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Savoury Lemon Sauce

I really quite like lemon chicken from the Chinese, well I did before, in my previous, in-allergic life. 

I've managed to come up with a sauce which is similar, it's still not quite right and I would appreciate tips if you have any. 

Here's my recipe: 

Juice a lemon. 

Mix the juice with a heaped teaspoon of cornflour. 

To form a paste. 

Add hot water. I made half a litre. 

Pour over your cooked chicken pieces and cook until hot. 

Like I say. It's not the same, but I'm getting there. 

Lupin Girl x

Monday, 4 April 2016

Gluten Free Cereals

Up until now R has been living on these for breakfast. 

He says they taste like Krave. I don't know as they contain soya so have to take his word for it, well, that and the fact he gets through boxes and boxes of them! 

I've found these. 

Which are lovely and remind me of Crunch Nut, which is a little odd as they don't contain nuts. B enjoys pinching them too, so they must taste good as she doesn't really 'do' breakfast. 

One of the cereals R and I have missed having to be gluten free though, is Coco Pops.  Yes, I know they are made from rice, but they have barley in and that hurts us too.   

We have tried Tesco's free from version, but neither of us like them much. The 'pops' are quite hard and small so it's a bit gritty tasting. 

Then I spotted Nestle popping ('scuse the pun!) up all over Facebook and have managed to get my hands on some. 

The 'pops' are the same sort of size as regular Coco Pops. They are not solid or gritty. They soften in the milk, which does turn chocolatey, but don't disintegrate.  

We will definitely be buying these again, both R and I now have two cereals we like. I might even be tempted to try the plain ones, which should be like Rice Crispies! 

Has anyone else tried them? 

What did you think? I'd love to hear from you. 

Lupin Girl x 

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Grow Your Own

For Easter this year we bought the kids some different seeds by James Wong from Suttons Seeds, planting trays and a greenhouse. 

C received electric daisies which taste like fizzy sherbet and 9v batteries!

B had cucamelons which look like tiny watermelons and taste of cucumbers.  

L had strawberries which taste of vanilla and pineapple. 

R had tomatiloes which will taste of lime. 

The weather was so stormy Easter weekend that we didn't dare put the greenhouse outside though, so it's currently by our back door in the dining room! Fingers crossed the weather continues to improve so it can go outside soon. 

C's seeds have already started to grow. 

Looking forward to having some tasty treats in the summer. 

Lupin Girl x 

Spring Has Sprung

What a lovely weekend we've had weather wise. 

J and R have been busy refurbishing the treehouse. 

It's a few years old now, built from scratch and added to over time. 

We're hoping that this, along with the nicer weather will entice R and the others off of their electronic devices and into the outside a bit more. 

B went on a bike ride with her best friends family to Beckworth Emporium. 

L missed all of the fun though, recovering from a 'sleepover' Saturday night. 

C has been busy revising. Exams are real close now!

Hope you all had a great weekend too.  

Lupin Girl x 

New Running Trainers

I'm struggling when I run with pains in my shins. My Asics are fairly old, so I've treated myself to a new pair of Gel-Pulse 7's. 

The only trouble is that I've been full of cold since they arrived so I've not had chance to try them out 😢. I'm hoping that I'll be feeling up to a jog next week with R to check out the cushioning protection of the gel insole, they felt promising as I wore them around the house, but it's not quite the same thing! 

I have learnt that I am a heavy footed runner and am keen to find ways to stop being so elephant like as I plod about. If anyone has any tips I'd be most grateful to hear them. 

I've also found that I'm struggling with running outside. On the treadmill I can do 5K, but when I go outside I struggle to run 3K. Again any hints or tips will be most welcome. 

I will post a review of the trainers once I've tried them out a few times. 

Lupin Girl x