Category Archives: coconutfree

Seeking a Coconut Free Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap and showergel

Today I am looking for help.

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I’m wondering if anybody can suggest a shampoo, conditioner and shower gel that would be suitable for my two year old daughter who has developed a serious allergy to coconut and coconut derived ingredients.

Unfortunately as you can see from the list below this excludes a lot of traditional ingredients in ‘cleaning’ products such as the Laureth Sulfates.

Her allergy has escalated from being triggered by eating coconut ingredients to the point that now she starts exhibiting symptoms if an ingredient touches her skin, even diluted in a bath!

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Easiest Gluten-free & Dairy-free Muffin Recipe

I like the roughness of muffins, they have no need for niceties, no delicate rosewater frosting, no sprinkles, no fork required. Just eat it.
You know where you are with a muffin.

This recipe makes 12 small muffins.

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Pre-heat oven to 180°

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B Free Multigrain Wraps – Dairy Free Reviews

Today I am reviewing:

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BFree Multigrain Gluten Free Wraps .
Having returned to a gluten free diet due to horrendous digestive problems I thought I would try these as an alternative to gluten free bread.

What is it?
Gluten free multigrain tortilla style wraps.
Instructions suggest warming for 10ish secs in microwave.

Ingredients:
Water, Potato Starch, Corn Starch, Sorghum Flour (Whole Grain), Tapioca Starch, Brown Rice (Whole Grain), Corn Flour (Whole Grain), White Rice Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Sourdough (Fermented Quinoa, Corn and Rice Flour), Amaranth Flour (Whole Grain), Quinoa Flour (Whole Grain), Millet Flour (Whole Grain), Teff Flour (Whole Grain), Pea Protein, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose, Psyllium, Guar Gum, Yeast, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sugar, Ascorbic Acid, Monglyceride, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid.

Free From:
Dairy
Gluten
Wheat
Eggs
Nuts
Meat
Gelatine
Honey
Coconut

Thus Suitable For:
Coeliacs
Vegans
Vegetarians
Allergy / intolerance sufferers

Looks like:

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A thin, pale tortilla wrap
Bubbles and craters…
…yup, the moon.

Smells like:
Quite bready

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Tastes like:
Pleasant enough.
Slightly leathery texture
No overpowering taste to ruin the filling.

Price:
£2.30 for 6 in Asda

Conclusion:
These wraps feel and taste very different to any ‘glutened’ wrap I have ever tasted. This is not a bad thing as such, but a realistic observation.
Also worth noting is the fact when heated I found these wraps more likely to crack and fall apart. This was the opposite to what I had expected and was rather messy…
However I did enjoy these wraps and would definitely recommend them. Just do not expect them to be identical to a ‘glutened’ product.

3.5/5 – nice.

Bex
Thank You For The Moosick
– Dairy Free Reviews

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Tesco Free From Rich and Decadent Chocolate Pots – Dairy Free Reviews

Today I am reviewing:

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Tesco Free From Rich and Decadent Chocolate Pot.
I love chocolate; rich, creamy, dreamy, scrummy chocolate. It makes me happy. I do not like the damage dairy does to my body. After a hard week of pudding tasting and our daughter having a fever (thankfully getting better now) my husband and I needed a choccy-pick-me-up. Did these chocolate pots make us happy without the nasty dairy effect. No Moo, No Sick, you know the drill.

What is it?
Two plastic pots of chilled dark chocolate dessert.

Ingredients:

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Free From:
Dairy
Wheat
Gluten
Meat
Honey
Coconut

Thus Suitable For:
Vegetarians
Coeliacs
Allergy / intolerance sufferers
Chocoholics

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Looks like:
Chocolate is dark but not completely black
I think the two little tubs are rather cute

Smells like:
Chocolate!

Tastes like:
Rich, dark chocolate.
Smooth and stretchy, gloopy textured.
It’s delicious.

Price:
£2.50 for two tubs.

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Conclusion:
We loved these.
It occurred to us we as we were tub scraping that we were probably supposed to dip delicate strawberries into the delicious chocolate rather than attack it with a spoon and a chocolate-lust. I’m sure the choccy fondue method is lovely, but, we have no regrets.

4.5/5 – Delicious, just a little too pricey for regular indulgence.

Bex
Thank You For The Moosick
– Dairy Free Reviews

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Morrison’s Free From Christmas Pudding Review

As part of our Great Free From Christmas Pudding Review 2015 today we are reviewing:

Morrison’s Free From Christmas Pudding.

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Morrison's Free From Christmas Pudding

What is it?
Spiced Fruit pudding with cider

Ingredients:
Sultanas (27%), Sugar, Cider (11%), Raisins (9%), Rice Flour, Currants (5%), Palm Oil, Candied Citrus Peel (Glucose Syrup, Orange Peel, Sugar, Lemon Peel, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)), Water, Gram Flour, Molasses, Potato Flour, Maize Flour, Rum, Salt, Maize Starch, Mixed Spice (Coriander, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cardamom), Lemon Juice, Dextrose, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel.

Free From:
Dairy
Gluten
Wheat
Soya
Egg
Meat
Honey

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Tesco Free From Christmas Pudding – Dairy Free Review

As part of our Great Christmas Pudding Review 2015 today we are reviewing:

Tesco Free From Christmas Pudding

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What is it? 
Mixed fruit pudding
With cider

Ingredients:
Vine Fruits (43%) (Sultanas, Raisins), Sugar, Cider (10%), Vegetable Suet (Palm Oil, Rice Flour, Sunflower Oil), Water, Breadcrumbs (Rice Flour, Gram Flour, Maize Starch, Salt, Dextrose), Candied Citrus Peel, Pasteurised Whole Egg, Humectant (Glycerine), Molasses, Rice Flour, Diced Apple, Potato Flour, Rum, Maize Flour, Mixed Spice, Salt, Lemon Juice, Candied Citrus Peel contains: Glucose Syrup, Orange Peel, Sugar, Lemon Peel, Citric Acid.

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Asda Chosen By You Free From Christmas Pudding Review

As part of our Great Christmas Pudding Review 2015 today we are reviewing:

Asda Chosen By You Free From Christmas Pudding

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What is it?
Mixed fruit pudding
With brandy and cider

Ingredients:
Sultanas (28%) , Demerara Sugar , Raisins (10%) , Cider (9.0%) , Brandy (7.0%) , Palm Oil , Rice Flour , Currants (3.5%) , Sherry , Molasses , Gram Flour , Egg , Potato Flour , Orange Peel , Maize Flour , Lemon Peel , Mixed Spice [Coriander, Cinnamon, Cloves, Fennel, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cardamom] , Salt , Maize Starch , Lemon Juice , Dextrose , Orange Oil .

Free From:
Gluten
Wheat
Dairy
Meat
Coconut

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Free From Christmas Pudding Review 2015

With the fading footsteps of trick-or-treaters, and the faint smell of rotting pumpkin; Halloween has flown away on flittery little bat wings.

Hello November, pass the nut roast and let’s get ready for Christmas!

This week we will be reviewing freefrom  Christmas puddings.

Asda Chosen By You Free From Christmas Pudding

Tesco Free From Christmas Pudding

Sainsburys Freefrom Christmas Pudding

Morrison’s Free From Christmas Pudding

Rules For Review:
Must be free from both dairy and gluten
Must be suitable for vegetarians
Will be eaten with Alpro Vanilla Custard
Will be sampled by myself, my husband and my mum (yes we’re having lots of little Christmases in November)

If you are a producer of excellent puds and would like to send us a Free From pudding to review, please get in touch with me at forthemoosick (at) gmail.com

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Are Oreos Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian ?

Following our ever-popular Is Hartley’s Jelly Vegan? post today we are asking “Are Oreos Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian?”

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Ingredients:
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder 4.6%, Wheat Starch, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, Sunflower Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin).

As you can see there is nothing dairy based in the ingredients however…

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MAY CONTAIN MILK

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Naked Noodles Chinese Chow Mein Review

Today I am reviewing:

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Naked Noodle Chinese Chow Mein.

Spotted these whilst doing my shopping and was delighted to see that they were vegetarian (I believe all Naked Noodles are; even their ‘meaty’ flavours).

I’m not a huge fan of potted noodlage; however as a professional driver my husband holds any “just add a kettle” snack with adoration. This will be a joint review.

What is it?
Dried egg noodles and sauce
Just add hot water
…and a fork

Ingredients:
Dried Egg Noodles (71%) [Durum Wheat Semolina, Egg], Potato Starch, Flavourings (contain Barley,Celery), Maltodextrin, Dried Carrot (2.3%), Garlic Powder, Sugar, Soy Sauce Powder [Water, SoyaBeans, Wheat, Salt], Dried Spring Onion (1.3%), Dried Green Beans (1%), Colour (Plain Caramel), Onion Powder, Chinese Five Spice [Salt, Star Anise, Sugar, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel Seed, Ginger, Garlic], Mushroom Powder, Ground Ginger, Citric Acid, Palm Oil, Barley Malt Vinegar Powder.

Freefrom:
Dairy
Meat
Honey
Coconut

Thus suitable for:
Vegetarians
Allergy/intolerance sufferers

Looks like:

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We both thought there was quite a good supply of vegetables mixed in with the Noodles.
Noodles were short enough to ensure your favourite top doesn’t acquire any new chow mein coloured patterns.

You should make sure you ensure good stirrage throughout the pot or you may develop a dry, crunchy bottom. And nobody likes that.

Smells like:
I didn’t think it had much smell, but there was a vaguely savoury something.

My husband said he could smell the Chinese five spice and thought this was an improvement on other potted chow mein noodles he had tried.

Tastes like:
Again we differ here.
I thought this Naked Noodle pot was pleasant enough; however I was seeking a variation in flavour that I just couldn’t find. Guiltily I admit I even hunted in vain throughout my tub for a little sachet of extra sauce. I’d like to publicly apologise to my pallette for the years of high salt abuse that led to this embarrassing incident.

Mr Moosick however thought his Naked Noodle pot was “good stuff” and was impressed enough to google what other flavours he could scoff next.

We both enjoyed the texture of the noodles and the distribution of vegetables.

Price:
£1.19 each or 2 for £1.80 this week at Tesco.

Conclusion:
I probably wouldn’t buy this flavour again however I like the idea of these little tubs and would like to try one of the other flavours.

3.5 out of 5

My husband on the other hand has driven off this morning with another Chow Mein Naked Noodle in his lunch bag and a spring(onion) in his step. What more could he want?

4.5 out of 5

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