Ok, so I try to be healthy, but I like junk and comfort food as much as the next person.
During this Lockdown time, I have been cooking every single meal whereas in times past I would usually have at least one meal of the day out.
So how have I been keeping things interesting?
By making my own treats!
Here’s the ‘naughty’ food I have been cooking and eating in Lockdown:
Snickers Bar Cake!
It was my friend’s birthday who I also happen to live with, so in an effort to make a lockdown/socially distant birthday a little more special… I made a (Gluten Free) Snickers Bar cake!
The recipe I wrote out in full on my instagram here.
There is nothing like a baked potato when you are craving warmth and grounding.
Root vegetables as a whole, have the potential to satisfy you in a truly hearty way, keeping you full for ages!
I seem to have brought the world’s largest potatoes this time around so I baked one for 2.5 hours in a 180 degrees oven.
It was deliciously fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
I filled it with dairy free olive spread, lactose free cheese and baked beans.
So I finally worked out how to make a cheese toasty in a frying pan!
I lightly toasted two slices of gluten free bread and buttered them with non-dairy spread.
On the unbuttered side of one slice I layered a few slices of lactose free cheese and covered it with the other slice – buttered side up.
Then I placed the sandwich in a frying pan, turning frequently with a spatula until the desired gooey result was achieved.
I served with grapes.
Sometimes a girl just wants pancakes, even a gluten free girl – but these are hard to find.
So I make my own, and they are just as fluffy as regular pancakes.
I mix some self-raising gluten free flour with oat milk and one egg until runny enough to pour, but still with some density.
In a well heated frying pan, I pour the mixture to a size that works for me. When it begins to bubble on one side I flip with a spatula (no fancy flipping here) and after a minute (ish) on both sides it is done.
I serve with honey because maple syrup is far too expensive in the UK!
So did you enjoy that?
I certainly enjoyed eating it all!
Much love Txx