My diet has changed radically since being diagnosed with celiac, severe lactose intolerance and ibs (just a few of the less than stellar additions my body has decided to take on as it gets older). Unfortunately German supermarkets have yet to provide tasty options for a variety of dietary needs so I’ve had to become rather inventive in the kitchen.
As attempting to find a sweet treat that I can actually eat while out and about during the holiday season is nearly impossible I’ve come up with a few tweaks to my not so secret family recipes to satisfy my Christmas cravings.
Take a peek at My Fave Gluten & Lactose Free Christmas Treat Recipes and whip up some tummy pleasing sweets this holiday season:
My rosacea combined with severe gluten AND lactose intolerances means I’m rarely able to enjoy a sweet treat while out & about without suffering the dire consequences within 24 hours – blerg!
Thankfully a few tweaks to a crazy easy recipe means I can now savour the rich taste of gluten & lactose free no bake peanut butter cheesecake!
Here’s my scrumptiously simple, quick to make recipe:
Living throughout the world has meant I haven’t always been able to find (or afford!) certain scrumptious luxuries that I took for granted while growing up in Canada so I’ve gotten pretty good at substituting ingredients and creating my own versions of those long remembered favourites.
My most missed flavourful food addition is real Canadian maple syrup. Every country I’ve lived in has had an insanely expensive version of this breakfast necessity but none of them have been even remotely tasty (or Canadian) enough to be worth the crazy prices so I decided to try to make my own:
and had enough success to fool the locals!
Here’s my quick & tasty recipe for perfect pancake syrup:
Does anyone else find it impossible to stay hydrated in the winter or am I the only one who needs the blistering heat of the summer sun to remind me to drink enough water?
During these frosty months stay deliciously hydrated with my DIY infused water how-to over on That Cheap Bitch! Your parched winter skin will thank you for it!
Can you believe I made that delectable, luxurious looking chocolate from cheap foil wrapped ornaments left over from the holidays?
Raid your baking cupboard and let’s get making:
Do you have a copious amount of Christmas fruit cake or banapple bread sitting on the counter?
Have a peek at my yummy solution for using up those stale leftovers before you chuck ’em in the bin:
On the hunt for something delightfully sweet yet also gluten & lactose free that would actually satisfy my discerning palate I recalled a scrumptastic coconut cake recipe from the always fabulous Katherine of Pillows a la Mode:
Delectably divine and a cinch to make without lactose or gluten!
…let’s get baking!
Here’s a scrumptiously healthy beat-the-heat-treat idea that I pinched from crochet queen Bekka of Belle Monde Handmade:
delectably delicious frozen strawberries!
Here’s how to make a yummy batch of your own:
One of my absolute favourite school lunch treats was discovering a piece of homemade banapple bread tucked in under my sandwich…the perfect save-for-last-never-got-traded-surprise that was actually kinda good for me…
…whip up a batch of your own in a jiffy
…and it’s a fabulously delicious way to put that overripe fruit to good use!
As a tot with a such a large extended family, holidays meant shuttling from relative to relative to have chubby cheeks pinched, forehead covered with kisses & legions of snuggly squeezes. My reward(s) for adorably & angelicly enduring all of this attention? Homemade wacky sugar-high inducing sweets (+ a load of fantastic handcrafted gifts!). One of my absolute faves was Great Auntie’s ooey-gooey melt-in-your-mouth-and-all-over-your-hands toffee…
Whip up a batch & you’ll have your kiddos racing about the house in no time flat!