Monday, 25 February 2013

Low Fat Mango & Coconut Frozen Yoghurt!!

I'm very excited to be joining this months SABH blog hop 'Licence to Chill'! It's been a few months since I've had the pleasure of participating in this exciting blog hop.

I have to admit the theme Licence to Chill got the clogs turning in my brain, "what to make????"......

To me, one of the most refreshing tastes of summer is mango, and frozen mango yoghurt is just perfect. But I wanted to have a bit of twist on a conventional mango frozen yoghurt, I decided upon shredded coconut, a delicious duo!

Not only is this yoghurt tasty but its low fat at Gluten Free!, double bonus!!!

Without further ado here is this delicious Licence to Chill recipe

Low Fat Mango & Coconut Frozen Yoghurt!


2 mangoes
1/2 cup honey
5 tablespoons of shredded coconut
500g tub reduced fat Greek Yoghurt


Process mangoes and honey until smooth. Add yoghurt and coconut process until smooth. Pour into a large plastic container (I used a rectangular shaped container), cover with plastic wrap and place into the freezer for 4-5 hours until frozen.

Remove from freezer and allow to soften. Place into a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to the container and cover with plastic wrap, place in the freezer for a minimum of 5 hours or until frozen.

Remove from freezer and scoop into bowls to serve.

Enjoy this delicious healthy treat!

Monday, 18 February 2013

I'm back with a funny chef story

I've taken a long break from blogging for health reasons. It's something that has always been on my mind, and I'm forever thinking of things that I can write on here!

But my health is finally in a position where I can blog again and get back to the things which I love doing, blogging and being in contact with all my readers.

My husband and I had dinner at the local pub tonight, a nice quiet evening. As most coeliacs and gluten intolerant people will know, carefully reading the menu, choosing between 2-3 different meals and asking lots of questions if the meal is gluten free is just part of eating out.

Tonight I selected a chilli prawn dish, even though it appeared to be gluten free, I asked the waitress if it had gluten. After asking the chef the waitress informed me that it did have gluten as there were tomatoes in the dish!

Yes people, that's right! Gluten in tomatoes!! I informed the waitress that there was no gluten in tomatoes. She responded by telling me that apparently some coeliacs couldn't eat tomatoes! WTF????

Sitting down waiting for the meal, I realised that people with IBS are generally advised to greatly reduce the amount of tomatoes they eat. Perhaps that is why the chef was confused or thought tomatoes had gluten in them! Either that or the chef was just ignorant to what gluten is and what foods have gluten.

Despite the warning that the tomatoes have gluten in them, over 2 hours later I'm fine, no puffer fish, no reaction, thankfully no gluten.

The meal was actually quite nice.....

Morale of the story, ask questions but empower yourself with knowledge about the foods you can eat and have faith in yourself.