10 posts


Gluten-Free Taco Quesadillas

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 pound ground sirloin 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons chilli powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 4 soft corn tortillas 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 head iceberg lettuce 2 large plum tomatoes, finely diced (1 cup) Whole-milk sour cream, for garnish Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish Method Place oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic. Reduce heat to medium and sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until onions are soft. Turn heat to high, add ground beef and brown, […]

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

Gluten-Free Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls Recipe

Fellow coeliacs will be fully aware of the problems when eating Chinese food – eating out in a Chinese restaurant or having a Chinese takeaway is a big no-no. The culprit of this block on Chinese food is the humble Soy Sauce. As all you fellow coeliacs know gluten can hide in the most seemingly innocuous of places (gravy granules anyone) and Soy Sauce is one of those places. The annoying thing to me is that there are plenty of gluten-free Soy Sauce brands and types on the market, including Tamari, Kikkoman, Yutaka and Shoyu. However, as with many gluten-free […]

Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

Gluten-Free Scotch Egg Recipe

Scotch eggs are something that is simply not available in gluten-free options, many other savoury delights are coming on to the market but I can’t say I have ever seen these. Stephen had previously enjoyed them (like so many other things), but they always sounded way too hard to try to make. Finally, I plucked up the courage and gave them a go! The results were delicious and even our 8-year-old daughter thought they were lovely. Ingredients 4 x Hard Boiled Eggs with shells removed Pack of gluten-free sausages (approx 6 should be fine) Gluten-free Flour Beaten Egg Gluten-free Breadcrumbs […]

Gluten Free Pancake Batter

The Best Gluten-Free Pancake Batter Recipe Ever

For years we have been buying a Gluten-Free pancake batter as when my hubby was first diagnosed we tried a recipe with gluten-free flour and it was horrible. However this year I realised we had run out of batter mix so looked up a recipe again. To my amazement, this recipe really worked and made the most delicious pancakes we have tasted for a long time. The batter mix always used to make the pancakes quite thick, but following this recipe allowed us to make them much thinner and so not as stodgy (also the mix went further which was […]

Gluten Free Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Gluten-Free Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

We recently went to my parents’ house for a meal and as my parents don’t cook gluten-free all the time they sometimes struggle to find new and different ideas for recipes. Puddings are always a challenge as they only have gluten flour in the house and as they like to make things from scratch it can be hard to come up with new ideas. This particular day they tried a variation on one of Stephen’s favourites – Apple and Blackberry Crumble. It proved to be delicious so we thought we would share the recipe for everyone to try. Ingredients 250-300gr […]

Gluten Free Gravy

Gluten-Free Gravy Recipe

Growing up as a child one of my weekly highlights was my Mum’s roast dinner on a Sunday. Especially the gravy that she used to make, so when I grew up and left home this was one thing I made sure I knew how to make so I could carry on enjoying the taste. It was made with flour, Bisto Powder, yeast extract, an Oxo cube and meat juices. When Stephen was diagnosed with Coeliac disease it was apparent that this lovely recipe for gravy could no longer be made and many of the ingredients were not gluten-free. We researched […]

Gluten free fish and chips

Gluten-Free Fish and Chips, Peter’s Pan Fish Bar

After I was diagnosed as a coeliac in 2005 I quickly stopped missing the convenience (and tastiness) of fast food. Don’t get me wrong I was never an enormous purchaser of takeaways; MacDonald’s was nice but often left me feeling hungry half an hour later, and I always felt pizzas’ left me feeling bloated and stuffed more than the stuffed crust. Nicola and I would have the occasional Chinese or Indian takeaway (I loved Peshwari naan). However, the one thing I really missed was fish and chips. On holiday I was (and still am) really jealous when I see Nicola […]

Gluten-Free Savoury Mince Recipe

This savoury mince recipe is very versatile and can be used as a base for many other delicious dishes, it is made from many store cupboard essentials so can be easy and cheap to produce. If you don’t have the vegetables listed then substitute for other ones or omit completely. Ingredients 500g Lean Minced Beef 1 carrot, diced 2 tablespoons frozen peas 1 stick celery, sliced 1 onion chopped 1/2 pint of gluten-free beef stock Cornflour to thicken Method Fry the mince and onion until brown, add the carrot and celery and fry for a further 5 minutes until starting […]

Gluten Free Breadcrumbes

How To Make Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs

Purchasing gluten-free breadcrumbs can be difficult and expensive. I experimented with making my own and found this recipe to work best. Stephen gets some white rolls on which he finds are very stodgy to eat. Now I turn them into breadcrumbs and use them in various other recipes. Ingredients One loaf of gluten-free bread or gluten-free rolls Method Break the bread or rolls into a liquidiser and liquidise until coarse Ensure not to put too many in at a time as the liquidiser will jam Spread the breadcrumbs out on to a baking sheet. Bake in a hot oven for […]

Top Five Gluten Free Pancake Toppings for Shrove Tuesday

Pancakes are a must-have in any household, especially on Shrove Tuesday, the question is what will you have on yours? We’ve put together a top 5 sweet and savoury topping ideas to tickle your taste buds. Sweet Lemon and Sugar – the old classic and a favourite amongst many Strawberries and Cream – what could be nicer than fresh strawberries topped with freshly whipped cream – if strawberries are not your thing then you could always change the fruit for your favourite Maple Syrup and Ice Cream – nothing nicer than ice cream melting over warm pancakes, drizzled with maple […]