Oohh - the family present this year was the fabulous popcorn maker from Gourmet Gadgets. Within 2 minutes we served a bowl of freshly popped corn to everyone and topped with our own choice of topping.
The air popping machine we chose is stylish and available in retro red and pink - there are loads on the market but the hot air machine seemed to make perfect sense!
The little book suggested loads of topping ideas, some quite frankly sounded disgusting... so not going there but at 80Kcal a scoop, shared between 4, then our machine has a permanent space in our kitchen! We used Whitworth's Popping Corn for the perfect treat!
My personal fav topping is Agave Nectar - A low GI sweetener and is sweet and light and perfect for a treat.
Why not try salt and GF vinegar... Cheese? pepper, chilli flakes - anything goes!
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Amazon Popping Corn
The Slice of Heavern Gluten Free Cakery talks to Coeliac Kids:
"My daughter was diagnosied as coeliac at 9 months old. She is the youngest of 4 children and I was determined that her coeliac disease was not going to exclude her from family celebrations. I have worked hard over the last five years to get recipes that are enjoyed by not just her but my entire family and friends and perfecting sugarcraft so I can get the cakes to look good to show off at a celebration.
After been approched by a mom on the playground who had a coeliac son and was desperatly after a birthday cake, Slice of heaven was born. Her story was very similiar to mine but the young lad was celebrating his 13th birthday and had never had a cake he could eat.
I became obsessed with setting up a business that would not just be a business but also a way of spreading the coeliac disease awareness message. I love seeing the reactions of people when they collect their cakes and I feel very privelaged to be trusted to make cakes for coeliacs. We have just perfected a way to be able to deliver celebration cakes nationwide which is another exciting step to ensuring that all coeliacs can celebrate with a cake no matter the occasion or their age."
After their daughter was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 5, Pauline and Gary Stiles sought advice from an extensive range of sources. The overwhelming message from these experts was to remove additives from her food. This led to the development of what we have today, an exciting new range of Gluten, Wheat and Dairy free foods, Georgia's Choice.
Made in the heart of Wiltshire using the best of British ingredients Georgia's Choice have developed a delicious range of family favourites snap frozen to lock in the taste and offer a quick and convenient meal solution.
Made with 100% chicken breast, coated in a crispy golden gluten free crumb, these succulent Chicken Bites are perfect for a main meal, children just love them. For something more filling, try the juicy Chicken Grills. Cooked from frozen in only 20 minutes they are tasty, safe for gluten intolerants and versatile. The dishes have been taste tested by people with and without a food intolerance to ensure they are not just a gluten free alternative but satisfy high taste expectations.
In May Georgia's Choice are expanding their range. Selected ASDA stores will be stocking a new line caught Cod Fish cake, Mexican Bean Bake and a Beef Lasagne. These new additions will aim to add greater variety to the 'Free From' shelves.
Founder Gary Stiles says 'We are really proud of what we have created. I know from personal experience how difficult it is sometimes for families to cope with these intolerances. We want to help people out with quick, easy solutions that don't compromise on quality or taste.'
Georgia's Choice Chicken Bites and Grills are available in the frozen section of selected Tesco's stores. Asda will be stocking the full range from May in selected stores. For more information take a look at www.georgiaschoice.co.uk
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From 1st January 2012 there will new food labelling and composition rules for products containing gluten or in factories where gluten containing products are manufactured and processed.
European Union regulations, state that only foods that contain less than 20 parts of gluten in a million will be allowed to use the term 'gluten-free' on their packaging. This will be classed as 'low level' for people who are classed as Coeliac. Previously, ‘gluten free’ could have contained up to ten times more than this.