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Food, Glorious Food 🥘

Food, Glorious Food 🥘

Hello dear friends,

Quite proud of myself 😉

Started this new antiacid, anti-inflammatory diet last week. It was time I started a new hobby, as I can’t do my embroidery anymore at least I can cook. It is also good for Bea and her post shingles chronic fatigue. And it keeps me active, shopping for strange, unknown health foods 😃 and moving around the kitchen!

So last week I made buckwheat pancakes, lovely stuff, no gluten in buckwheat and you use almond milk so no lactose either as Bea is intolerant to gluten and I am to lactose!

Then I made some low-fat sweetcorn fritters, a nice fennel and apple cold soup.

Today I made this pie: Pizza with potatoes and Rosemary

60gr of no gluten porridge oats

60gr of quinoa flakes

30gr of chopped almonds

2 tbsps of chia seed

A pinch of sea salt

125ml of boiling water

Mix it all

Add 1/2 a grated courgette

1tsp of olive oil

Mix and form into a ball and flatten it in a well oiled pie dish

Preheat oven on 250C.

Now for the garnish you use what you want.

I had already cooked new potatoes in the fridge so I sliced them and cover the bottom.

I chopped 2 onions and some mushrooms to cover them, then sprinkled rosemary, salt I don’t like pepper 😃 and a little olive oil.

Put in the oven for 20mn.

I found the base a little undercooked but enjoyed it, I have a lousy oven. Anyway I will warm it up again for tea that should do it.

The problem with good food is you cook for a couple of days, you turn around and half the pie had gone already!

So from meditation 🧘‍♀️ to flowers 🌷 and now recipes!

Have fun xx

Fran

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What fun Fran. It’s good to be able to do something you enjoy and it all sounds very tasty.

Hope Bea enjoys it too. Keep smiling. Xxxx 😀😘

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Thank you Carole 😊!! Oh she did 😋hers disappeared under a pile of spinach but I had to take the pie dish away!! Xx 😃💕

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Good for you Bea! Xx 😇😀👍

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Ohh! sounds delicious. i await my invitation to Tea. :)

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😃😊 x

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Hello Happylondon, I have funny lungs, and also have had shingles, I feel for Bea. I enjoy your postings, and your lovely cat. This is my first posting! I’m pleased your getting better!

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Hello Jazz

Welcome to the forum!!

Glad you enjoy the postings

Thank you for your kind words xx

Fran

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Thank you for the welcome. I also love Switzerland but it’s a long time since I was there . Your photos are lovely. Xx

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Wow Fran I'm impressed! I might have to pop over to yours for a while once I'm eating again...I'll get that weight I've lost, straight back on😂😉.

Great to see you embracing a new hobby and getting proactive again😊. Keep up the good work ❤🍝🍛🍲😊

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Hello Anne

You are most welcome 🌷

Swiss Alpine air, cheese and chocolate together with Fran’s best cooking should get you back on your feet in no time! By the time you come I will hopefully have improved 😃

Take care sweetheart xx

Fran 💕

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Sounds fabulous...😊💞xx

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Happy,You have joined the ranks of your famous countrymen Raymond Blanc and Albert and Michel Roux with your new found gastronomic talents,where will you hang your Michelin star?poor Bea and Aria will become larger than life with all this tasty food presented on a daily basis so in order to create family harmony the dear Scruff's and myself should like to volunteer for the post of resident food tasters and share some of the burden imposed upon them...................Bon appetite...............Salivating Ski's and a lip smacking cat xx

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Hello hungry Skis 🎿 and Scruffy!!

You seem to know quite a lot about French Gastronomy my dear!!

I’ll hung it with my PSG scarf 😃

Thank you for the compliment xx

Fran

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Hi I’m new! But I love your sense of humour! I wish you better health and happiness now that summer is coming soon! Plus I love food and have loads of cookery books ! Plus chucking in brandy or wine into the mix!

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It looks lovely, I love mushrooms. I enjoy cooking too and am always using books and looking online to make new healthy dinners. My husband is a bit of a fuss pot but my kids like pretty much anything so they try out my new recipes. None of us have allergies which helps.

I still like the odd unhealthy take away though, can't beat a good fish and chips every now and then!

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Try it out!! It was tasty. I’d love a good fish and chips too!! 😃

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All sounds fab but that pie looks amazing, I so love mushrooms. Making me very hungry but unfortunately bedtime so can’t partake in a bite to eat. Cooking such a wonderful hobby - enjoy 😊

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Thanks Shazza 😊

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Thank you Happylondon for sharing that recipe. It sounds yummy! Do keep sharing. Hope your new way of eating means happy and healthy days ahead. Best wishes from Oz.

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Thank you illawarra 😊 Very kind of you!! Yes I feel stronger just cooking it!!

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Wishing you well x

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I loved your response! I smile as I type. I will let you know how I go with the recipe. Hopefully I will feel stronger too when I make it!!!

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All sound very tasty. Where do you find the recipes Fran? xx

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This one was in a Swiss cookbook I got at the healthfood shop.

Bea got me some links as well last night hint hint 😉

101cookbooks.com

That’s spicy for me but will look at it closely xx

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Thanks for that Fran x

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That looks lovely, I love mushrooms x x

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It was with shitake mushrooms but I adapted xx

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Your pizza sounds very tasty. Although I can do needlework, I find cooking too difficult to enjoy. The arthritis in my hands and wrists means I can’t open bottles, jars or packets, nor can I lift heavyish pans and dishes. At the moment my cooking is limited to chilli cooked in the slow cooker!

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