Gluten free for Jesus

“Maxi what have you given up for Lent”?

“gluten” comes the feeble reply in a quasi Irish accent.

As part of our ongoing investigations as to what is causing Maxi’s tummy troubles and skin rashes we have finally been referred to Crumlin hospital in Dublin. From what I gather its a large children’s hospital and has its own dedicated (and highly praised) gastroenterology unit (slight chance I made that word up). We are waiting for news of an appointment. Three seperate coeliac screens have come back with no evidence of the disease however there is an outside chance he might have Dermatitis herpetiformis. Which without going into too much detail is a type of allergy to gluten that manifests in skin rashes.

Long story short we are giving up gluten for 8-10 weeks on the advice of our paediatrician to see if his rash improves. The ‘no gluten’ start date co coincided with Ash Wednesday so it was a no brainier to give up gluten for Lent. Because he is (direct quote) “giving stuff up for Jesus because Jesus died” he is taking this very seriously, so seriously that he wrote about it in his Religion book at school. Thankfully Maxi doesn’t make his first communion until next year so has no idea that the literal body of Jesus is full of Gluten or it could all get a bit awkward.


This was our first try at gluten free stuff from Aldi. All really yummy bar the GF pancakes. They taste like shite, and we wont be buying them again. We also like the Supervalu GF range. This is still new to us so any recommendations send them our way, please!

We are 2ish weeks into GF and so far no dice with the rash buggering off. As I type this the poor fella is laid next to me with a raging temperature and a miniature orchestra playing inside his tummy. I’m not sure how long it takes to make a difference.  I love to bake and cook (with mixed results admittedly) so have been really enjoying trying out lots of new stuff. GF pizza dough is a work in progress, oatmeal cookies are a winner as are these little beauties (gluten free fish-cakes with hidden kale were defs not winners though). Certainly not for every day but Maxi really enjoyed one three with a big glass of milk the other day. All the measurements are in cups because I have a really nifty cup measurer thingy from my Pampered Chef days.



1) they look nicer cooked but I didn’t get a photo of them because they were demolished. I realise this is a photo of what looks like lumps of poop but surely a poop photo is better than no photo?
2) those are Ugg flip flops I’m wearing just incase you were like “are those sheepskin flip flops”. Only ever in the house. Thanks mum xxx

3) that is Cora’s little bottom you can see sitting on my feet, she is in the ‘the world will end if I’m not within touching distance of mummy’ phase so is either sitting on my feet, in my arms, or being fed. oooommmmmmm ooooommmmmmm this too shall pass ommmmmmm ommmmmmm.
4) iPhone photos suck. For my birthday I hope someone buys me a Canon DSLR, the colourful one thats really small but you can change lenses on. hint. hint.

Flour-less Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 cups icing sugar

1/3 cup coco powder (I used Bourneville because I love the packaging and use the empty tubs to store pencils in, I also do the same with golden syrup tins)

2 egg whites

1/2 cups of chocolate chips (Aldi dark ones are yummy and also dairy free)

I also cut up a bar of white chocolate into big chunks and throw those in too.

Whisk the whole lot into oblivion until the mixture looks like poop see above  is thick and glossy.

Dollop out onto a baking paper lined tray. This bit is really important because they are really gooey so it kind of helps to peel off the paper rather than try and scoop off a non stick tray (which are hardly ever non stick).

Bake for about 10ish minutes until the tops are glossy and cracked. You might want to watch them as 10 minutes in my oven aka the crematorium is different to 10 minutes in a normal oven.

Let them cool down, remove from baking paper and then enjoy!!!

If you want to really be a big fat fatty you can also dip these in melted white chocolate so they are like chocolate covered chewy gluten free bites of deliciousness. We may or may not have done that at the weekend and I may or may not have eaten about 10 of them.

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