Carrot and Cauliflower Curry

This mild curry is packed full of my favourite veggies, making it a tasty, healthy, and filling dinner. It’s easy to make and it’s vegan, dairy free, and gluten free. The curry serves 4 on its own or more if you’re having it with rice.


Serves 4

  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 400g sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 400g carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 60g red lentils
  • 100g spinach

First, dissolve the stock cube in 1 litre of boiled water, then add the tomato puree and stir. Toast the curry powder in a large saucepan over a low-medium heat for 1 minute. Add the liquid, carrots, sweet potato, and onion to the saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the cauliflower and lentils, stir and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Finally, stir in the spinach until wilted and serve immediately.



Easy gluten free scones

Finally made some decent Gluten Free, Dairy Free Scones using this recipe from Fabulously Free From. When I’ve attempted scones before they’ve always been dry, hard and flat. These scones are soft and light and make a perfect sugar free treat when paired with No Added Sugar Jam.

Fabulously Free From

This week is Coeliac awareness week and so I thought I would share a really easy recipe for gluten free scones. It is the perfect weather for scone with jam and clotted cream!


This is a good first recipe if you are new to baking gluten free. I find Doves farm gluten free self raising flour works well.



250g gluten free self raising flour

2 tsp gluten free baking powder

1 tsp optional of Isabel’s GF baking fix (binds, improves texture and extends shelf life )

80g unsalted butter or dairy free alternative (cubed)

90ml milk or dairy free alternative

1 large egg

extra flour for dusting surface

Method –

heat oven to a hot 220c fan


In a clean bowl add your dry ingredients flour, baking powder (and baking fix if used)

Add cold unsalted butter in cubes

Rub butter into dry ingredients with your finger tips until…

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Review: Mrs Crimble’s New Products

I know I’m a bit behind with the times here but I only managed to get my hands on these goodies recently in Roy’s. Roy’s has a small but unique free from section with some European free from brands that I haven’t seen before. Having failed to find Mrs Crimble’s Madeleines in my local Tesco I was overjoyed that Roy’s stocked them and the Ginger Macaroons was an added bonus as I didn’t even realise they existed! I couldn’t wait to try them and here’s what I thought.

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Allergy & Free From Show London 2016

This weekend Mike and I went to our first Allergy & Free From Show at London Olympia. It truly was like Christmas had come early! If you have any allergies or intolerances or follow a restricted diet for any reason then this is the place for you and I urge you to go next year.

We spent 5 hours walking around all the stalls trying and buying amazing food, meeting lovely people, getting great tips about free from diets and cooking, and just generally having the time of our lives!

There was so much to see and do so here, in no particular order, are our highlights from the show:

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Welcome to Awkward Eaters

Hello and welcome to the Awkward Eaters Blog.

I’m Lois and 4 years ago, after being ill for quite some time, I found out I was wheat intolerant. I live in Norfolk with my partner Mike who has been a vegetarian for 6 years.

Due to our dietary restrictions our friends and family think we are really awkward to feed and indeed there have been occasions where we haven’t been able to join our friends for a meal out or have wondered from restaurant to restaurant trying to find somewhere we can both eat. But the times where we’ve marveled about the amount of choice we have on a menu far out way these times so I thought I’d start a blog to share the great cafe’s and restaurants we’ve discovered. I also love experimenting in the kitchen and hope to share some of my recipes on this blog also.