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Gluten Free Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Ingredients

2 large onions (roughly chopped)

1 tomato (roughly chopped)

4 cloves of garlic (minced)

2 tbsp of butter

450g chicken thigh

1 tsp turmeric

5 tbsp tomato puree

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp cumin seed powder

1 tsp coriander seed powder

1 inch square of ginger (minced)

Pinch of black pepper

4 good tablespoons of natural yoghurt (dairy-free if required)

4 tbsp cream (dairy-free if needed)

Accompaniments to serve – rice, poppadoms etc. 

If you want to have a bit of fun – you could also make these poppadoms in some oil!

Method

  1. Dice chicken breast and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add turmeric, garam masala, coriander seed powder, cumin seed powder, garlic, ginger, pepper and 4 tablespoons of yoghurt.
  3. Put on some rice now if you are having your curry with rice.
  4. Allow marinating as long as possible, even if it is while you prep the other ingredients.
  5. Add butter to a pan. Allow the butter to melt.
  6. Caramelise onions in the butter.
  7. Add the tomato and cook till soft.
  8. Add tomato paste and chilli – stir.
  9. Add the cream gradually continuously stirring.
  10. Allow the mixture to cook for 1 minute.
  11. Add the marinated chicken.
  12. Cook until chicken is soft.
  13. Serve.

The Orange Headband

Two 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 incredible, and I earned my headband! Yey! I hobbled clambered and carefully climbed my way around 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 fantastic and helped a little with movement when it got a bit tough and extra water. I cannot thank them enough – they were terrific!

James was fantastic 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 teammate Tony – hopping mud mile

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My adopted teammate and fellow hobbler Louise

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My superhero 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.

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 – 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, 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 probably for a good while after. I 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 antihistamines 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 significant 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 receive 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 successful.

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If you have made it this far, that is impressive! Thank you for reading! I am 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 of 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 an excellent 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 Monthly Box Service Review – Snackly

For a few months, I have had monthly Snackly boxes delivered. It’s a selection box of about 6 gluten-free treats from various suppliers to try. I have been very impressed so far with the quality and value for money of them. Here are some photos of the boxes I have received:

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As you can see the selection is fantastic, they come once a month, and they are small snacks and treats. Something I have found lacking in a readily available form since becoming gluten-free.

Also, the kind folks at Snackly have given me a discount code for all my followers! If you use the code GLUTENFREEGIRLIE, it will entitle you to 50p off your first box!

Visit snackly.co.uk to order.

Just a quick disclaimer – I haven’t been endorsed by Snackly. I genuinely think that this is a fab product for newbie and veteran gluten-free people alike.

GFG x