Month: January 2016

chocolate torte
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Utterly Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Torte

My rich and decadent chocolate torte is another one of what I call my show stopping desserts. As with all my recipes, this one is grain free (not just gluten!) but for once it does contain dairy. A combination of double cream and yoghurt give this torte it’s beautiful fudgey consistency. As I’ve mentioned before, […]

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Autism Parenting

Our Home Education Story and a Three Month Update

It has been three months since my husband and I made the decision to not send our high functioning autistic 6yo daughter back to school after the half term break. Although her autism wasn’t diagnosed until last year, I’d long had my suspicions that something more than the usual was at the bottom of her […]

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Autism Parenting

Polly Tries: Why I Really Like Home School

Hi my name is Polly I like home school because I get to choose more. This week I have been learning about Thailand and Emmeline Pankhurst. I would really like to go to Thailand this year. I love my maths and English. l extra like my computing. I get peace and quiet, but school was too […]

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Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Crispy Skinned Salt and Pepper Roast Duck

When I was diagnosed with an MSG intolerance a few years back, it came with the realisation that our monthly Chinese take aways had to come to an end. Nowadays I follow a grain free diet, which rules out most of the menu. Fortunately I got pretty good at recreating my favourite dish – crispy roast duck – […]

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no bake play dough
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

How to Make Play Dough: Super Easy No Bake Recipe

Putting the thoughts of the mess to one side, play dough is a brilliant activity for all kids, but especially those with sensory processing issues. It’s soothing, and calms my 6yo down a treat when she’s in an agitated mood. It’s fantastic for developing fine motor skills, and getting the children to use their imaginations. I simply cannot […]

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