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Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free Crispy Szechuan Chilli Beef

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This is wheat free, gluten free, barley free, dairy free, crustacean free… but certainly not taste free. I’m addicted and you will be too.

Ingredients:

Meat:
500g beef cut into thin strips,
3 tbsp cornflour,
1 tbsp gluten free Worcester sauce,
1 tbsp white wine,
3 tbsp rice bran oil.

Sauce:
4 tbsp gluten free Worcester sauce,
1 tbsp siracha sauce,
1 tsp  crushed red chillies,
2 cloves of garlic, crushed,
2 tbsp honey
1 inch squared ginger, crushed,
1 tbsp mirin,
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar.

Veggies:
3 spring onions shredded,
2 carrots shredded.

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl combine the cornflour, vinegar and Worcester sauce.

2. Mix with the back of a fork until crumbly.

3. Add the beef to the mixture and combine until the beef is thoroughly coated in a gooey coating.

4. In a wok heat the rice bran oil.

5. Add the coated beef to the wok slowly. Turn every minute until crispy.

6. Place 2 sheets of kitchen roll on a plate. Place beef on the kitchen roll – this will soak up excess oil.

7. In the wok add the veggies and combined sauce. Stir until the vegetables become soft.

8. Add the beef and stir until sauce thickens and coats the beef.

9. Serve with rice.

If you make this let me know using #glutenfreegirlie.

GFG x

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Possibly TMI…

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Hello everyone,

I haven’t shared what I am about to tell you all with anyone outside of my family till now but I am so excited about this new treatment that I want to shout it from the rooftops. So I will start at the beginning.

As you know I have severe food intolerances but what I haven’t shared is that my intestines and colon don’t work properly since I got my appendix removed 2 years ago. It’s called “chronic slow transit”. From when I eat food till I see it again in the bathroom can take anything up to 28 days according to a test I had last year where I took x-ray detectable tablets and then got regular x-rays to trace their progress.

I also have epic chronic constipation (here comes the TMI part). I have gone for 32 days without any bowel movement at all. During this I was given every treatment possible, including the powders that are normally exclusive to pre colonoscopy preparation. To have a movement at all I take laxatives morning and night (ducosate sodium or bicosadyl) and I have tried various weird and wonderful herbal remedies, I will try mostly anything once…

…Nothing worked, until an emergency appointment with a local doctor when I was on holiday in Kent (32 days of no movement and on holiday, it wasn’t fun) I was prescribed suppositories. After a few days of using them morning and night I finally went. When I returned home from my holiday I visited my GP and cried. I was sick (and still am) of being bloated, uncomfortable, looking heavily pregnant and being generally miserable. He re-referred me to my gastroenterology nurse that I had seen post appendectomy to see if she had any ideas. She did.

When I visited her we chatted about how I was managing my stomach and she told me there is only one treatment method left before I need to be referred to the surgical team – to discuss the possibility of a stoma. A stoma – the words I had been dreading but prepared for – my anxiety always thinks the worst case scenario and here I was – living it.

So the last thing we could try before I need to be referred to a surgeon was a little device called the Qufora Mini System. It’s a self irrigation system. Yess – self irrigating – me, who has self cleanliness OCD. However, I am willing to try anything with the prospect of some semblance of normality with my toilet visiting time.

I’m not going to go into details because that really would be TMI, however, I have now been using the Qufora Mini System for a week now (4 times in total) and I have to say – it is like I have someone else’s colon! It is fast (by comparison to the suppositories which can take up to 4 hours to work, if at all), reliable (I haven’t not been successful in it’s use yet and I am much more comfortable in myself. It is a little sore inside my abdomen but that will be my colon returning to a normal size. I am impressed and so, so happy with this system. Even although it is likely to be a life long situation, I am so pleased that I have found something that is so almost normal in terms of time it takes and success rate.

If you have any questions feel free to ask – I will answer them as soon as possible.

GFG x

Day Zero Project – A Mind Focusing Task Orientated Goals Website

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So, this is a bit of an odd post – I don’t usually give into gimmicky and fad sites. However!

I have started a profile over on DayZeroProject.com – I even paid for a Plus Account.

The Day Zero Project is essentially a list of goals on a site that you can use for literally anything; but their most popular one is the one I am focusing on at the minute personally and that is: 101 things is 1001 days.

I have already started some of my list! 🙂

I will admit it is very hard to maintain (especially if you are me and you get scared even when the postman comes to the door with something nice. I hope I see it thorough to the end then I can say I have accomplished something.

I would highly recommend the site thoroughly to everyone and anyone.

My profile is: Day Zero Project – Mieliboo

The Orange Headband

2 weeks ago I took part in Tough Mudder Scotland in support of Scottish Spina Bifida Association. I managed to raise £115 for them which is awesome and I earned my headband! Yey! I hobbled clambered and carefully climbed my way round the course, completed all the obstacles except 2 (although it did take a lot of assistance and encouragement from the staff and my team <3) The staff were wonderful and helped a little with movement when it got a bit tough and extra water. I cannot thank them enough – they were amazing!

James was an amazing support as always I wouldn’t have signed up or crossed the finish line.

Without further ado, here are a few photos of us getting muddy.

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Me looking happy yet terrified at the first obstacle.

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The Arctic Enema is a tad cold!

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Our team mate Tony – hopping mud mile

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My adopted team mate and fellow hobbler Louise

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My super hero James doing the Funky Monkey

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Yes that is my bare hands touching mud 🙂

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Team Eeboo – together there is no can’t.

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Together we can accomplish anything.

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We just might need a lie down after.

It took me a while to recover – I still am in bits of me. But that orange headband is mine and boy did I earn it.

Is Mud Gluten and Wheat Free?

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Tough Mudder Scotland is tomorrow.

Arrrrgggggghhhhhh!

If you don’t know what tough mudder is… here is a link to a video

Yeah.

That.

Hahaha.

I’m doing THAT.

TOMORROW.

Have I trained?

Physically – kind of as much as is humanly possible in the house when my back and shoulders are the way they are and I have a current allergy to… something unknown. I know my physical limitations – they are many and despite being a sports person I get sore just standing more of the time. Tomorrow is going to hurt. I know it is. Not only tomorrow for probably for a good while after. I just need to pray for no migraines from too much sugar/ excitement and not eat in the morning in the lead up. I have a plan I made for the physical side I made with my GP involving super anti histamines and gel glucose sachet things to carry in my little pocket in my running trousers, lots of recovery time and most importantly TAKING IT AS SLOWLY AS I NEED TO.

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Mentally on the other hand – I have trained like an Olympic athlete. I am ready for this beast. I have been challenging my cleanliness side of my OCD by gardening WITH NO GLOVES. Fair enough it’s only a little bit of mud and I cleaned thoroughly after but still. It is a major leap. One of my anxieties is perfection and being the best – so the bar I am setting myself is “dead last beats did not start” as only 78% of entrants earn that orange headband at the end. Yup 78%. So even if I have to mantra and walk/ hobble all the way if I earn an orange headband – I will have achieved my goal.

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Plus I will have my James there as he always is by my side every step of the way as I am his, supporting each other to get to where we want to be successfully.

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If you have made it this far awesome! Thank you for reading! I am actually now going to ask you for a little favour. I am putting myself through this not only for some hopeful self growth but also in support the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. They are a fabulous charity in Scotland who support all those affected by Spina Bifida throughout their lives with not only medical advice and assistance but also companionship, a sense of belonging and support.

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I have Spina Bifida Occulta and the Scottish Spina Bifida Association have been a wonderful source of information, support and assistance when I have needed it most. Please take a second and donate whatever you can below. Even £1 will make a massive difference.

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Support Gluten Free Girlie doing Tough Mudder in aid of SSBA on Just Giving

Thanks ever so much!

GFG x

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Gluten Free Food Review – Kallo Rice Cakes

Oft! I have literally not found a Kallo rice cake that has not been awesome to eat. I will update this list each time I try a new one but so far here is my feedback on the tasty ones I have tried so far.

Chocolate Thins with Caramel Pieces – So, so good with a cup of coffee. Kurbs the chocolate biscuit craving and tastes awesome.

Lightly Salted Plain Rice Cake – Really nice on their own; but I have popped various toppings on them too. My favourite being hummus and a little chilli oil.

Quinoa and Seeds – I had these with some cream cheese and a sprinkling of spring onion. They were lovely.

Caramel – Another one for with that mid afternoon cuppa to keep the energy levels up.