I have been trying to get creative with new lunch ideas for my husband’s lunch box and I really hit the jackpot with this recipe. It was from one of my Woman & Home Magazines. This year I decided I would make myself actually go through all of my magazines and attempt the recipes in them. I don’t know about you but I often get a magazine and go through selecting recipes that I think sound nice but then the magazine gets put away and the recipe forgotten. So this year I am not allowed to buy another magazine until I go through all the ones I have. It is a big challenge but I feel an attainable one. So one recipe down and tons more to go.
Red Rice Salad with Hazelnuts and Pomegranates
200g (7oz) Red Rice
100g (4oz) hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
Zest from 1 lemon
Large handful of fresh parsley
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp olive oil
Time of year with so much focus on cookies, cakes and pies I imagine that it must be very frustrating for people with gluten allergies. I am thankful that I don’t have any allergy aversions however I have friends and family that do suffer from unfortunate conditions so I think it is important to find recipes that they can enjoy as well. So I wanted to share these amazingly cookies from my mother-in-law that are gluten-free. I love these cookies so much, they are light and addictive, and just perfect with a cup of tea. Just because you have an allergy doesn’t mean you should have wonderful Christmas cookies so make these special cookies for yourself or someone you love that has a gluten-allergy. But even if you don’t need to follow a gluten-free diet these cookies are a must try.
Hazelnut Cinnamon Stars
350g (1 1/2 c.) ground hazelnuts (or grind skinned hazelnuts as far as possible in a processor)
3 lg egg whites, at room temperature
250g (2 c.) icing sugar + extra for dusting
2 tsp cinnamon