Tag Archives: health and wellness

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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Illumi Gluten Free Singapore Noodle Review

Today I am reviewing:

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Ilumi Singapore Style Rice Noodle Pots.
I picked one of these up in Asda because I was needing a quick gluten-free lunch.

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What is it?
Rice noodles
Powdered seasoning
Dried veg
Add water, wait 4mins, stir, eat.

Ingredients:
Rice Noodles 70% [Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch], Maltodextrin, Dried Vegetables (5%) (Carrot, Spring Onion, Red Onion, Peas), Flavourings (contain Celery), Potato Starch, Sugar, Curry Powder (1.4%) [Coriander, Turmeric, Salt, Pimento, Ginger, Fenugreek, Garlic Powder, Pepper, Cumin, Red Pepper, Bay], Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Chinese Five Spice [Salt, Star Anise, Onion Powder, Sugar, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Ginger, Fennel, Clove, Garlic Powder], Chilli Powder, Dried Coriander, Mushroom Powder, Colour (Curcumin). Allergens in bold.

Free from:
Dairy
Wheat
Gluten
Egg
Coconut
Meat
Honey
Gelatine

Thus suitable for:
Coeliacs
Vegans
Vegetarians
Allergy/intolerance sufferers

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Looks like:
Thin ribbons of rice noodle
Plentiful quantities of finely chopped veg (plump up nicely with water)
Yellowy curry sauce

Smells like:
A mild gingery curry

Tastes like:
A mild gingery curry…
…but a really, really, REALLY yummy one.
Good amount of plumped up veg
Good consistency

Price:
£1.29 in Asda

Conclusion:
I absolutely LOVED these noodles.
I’ve paid good money in restaurants for a lot worse.
Delicious.

5/5 – yum.

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What we would have bought

Spotted these, wanted these, couldn’t have them. Free from gluten NOT dairy. Sad days.

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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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The Groovy Food Company Agave Nectar

Today I am reviewing

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Agave Nectar by The Groovy Food Company.
It’s like vegan honey or sugarless golden syrup!

What is it?
Syrup from the Blue Webber Agave Plant (which is s bit like a yucca).
It’s really sweet
Can be used for a variety of uses.

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Co-op Freefrom Mini Pecan Tarts

Last night we tried

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Co-op Freefrom Mini Pecan Tarts.
My mum and I tried these because Hubbypants doesn’t like nuts.

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The Coconut Collaborative ‘Frozen Yogurt Alternative’ (It’s a dairy-free icecream OK)

Today we are reviewing

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The Coconut Collaborative ‘Snowconut’ Icecream

Spotted this hiding amongst the sorbets in Sainsburys yesterday, I had never seen it before and was pleasantly surprised when upon closer inspection I discovered it was free from lots of things.

What is it?
Basically icecream made from coconuts
The milk of two coconuts in each tub apparently
Cold doh! 😉

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