At this point in time I’ve managed to cut around 90% of wheat and gluten products out of my diet, which is a huge achievement for me. I’m feeling the benefits of it already, which is a great reward for something that has been a bit of a personal struggle. Thankfully, gluten free alternatives are everywhere these days, which means people who are avoiding gluten don’t have to go without. And that includes desserts. I already have two favourite gluten free “sweet treat” options available to me around where I work, but I wanted to look into recipes I could make at home when I felt like baking something special. Here are some delicious options I found on Pinterest recently –
Please let me know if you have any tried and true gluten free dessert recipes!
One of the items on my Autumn/Winter to-do list for this year was to make big pots of soup every weekend. Soup is so easy to make, and is a really great cold-weather lunch option for me to take to work. At this stage I only have one soup recipe perfected (Jamie Oliver’s Pumpkin Soup
, which is DIVINE), and I want to add a few more to my repertoire. Here are a few of the recipes I found on Pinterest that I’m planning to try this year –
Aaaaaaand cue craving for a big bowl of soup.
One of the things I want to do this cold weather season is try to get as much use out of my slow-cooker as I possibly can. With this goal in mind, I’ve started trawling Pinterest for slow-cooker recipes that I want to try. I thought I’d share a couple with you all today.
Wow, that’s a lot of meat. Oh well, Sebastian will be happy. I’d love to hear from anyone who has a great slow-cooker recipe to recommend! I’ve only ever really made chili con carne and soup in mine, so anything different will be fun to try out.
Things that are a bad idea: browsing Pinterest when you’re hungry. Pinterest is a goldmine for delicious looking recipes, and I decided to share 10 that I’ve pinned recently that I have every intention of cooking at some stage in the near future. Well, I’m sure I’ll get around to cooking them one day. For now I’ll just continue staring at the screen dreamily. Delicious.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried a recipe that you stumbled across on Pinterest? How did it turn out for you? Do any of the recipes I posted above tickle your fancy?
The one area of my new home that seems to have fallen to the bottom of my priority list is the garden. The house came with landscaping as part of the building package, but it is extremely simple landscaping, and not really an ideal garden – at least by my standards. There are a few problems with the garden area that I’ll need to overcome – space, the burning hot Australian sun, and sandy soil. I’ve been browsing Pinterest
for some small garden inspiration, and have come across some inspiring images that I thought I would share with you. Here are some of the gardens that have me thinking more and more about my own space –
I think the first step for me is to work out some kind of shade for the back yard area. At the moment there is no shade whatsoever on any of the garden beds, which means the plants need to be extremely resilient (hence the Australian natives planted there already). Wish me luck!