Sweet and savoury goodies without a single speck of gluten but loads of flavour.
I don’t have a gluten intolerance but I have friends and family who do and I know some of you, my readers, are gluten free so I try my best to give you a good range of yummy treats, both meals and desserts.
My friend Hanna and I have a reciprocal recipe relationship. She reads my blog and makes my recipes, and then she texts me her recipes and I make them (and sometimes feature them on my blog - raw fudge brownie is hers!).
Our friendship is, of course, more complex than that. But it is fun to have a mate to share regular tasty back-and-forths!
Anyway, the other week when I published my red lentil and sweet potato soup and shared it on my Facebook page, one of my loyal readers Judith commented that she used to buy a tinned soup that was tomato and lentil – and did I have a recipe? (more…)
Southern hemisphere friends, is it soup weather or what?! Well it definitely is in my part of the world.
The other day I felt like soup, but also wanted something fresh. It was too cold for salad on the side, so I decide to make a warm salad of sorts and dump it on top of the soup. It worked a treat! (more…)
My mum is a big fan of roast chicken, particularly the BBQ ones you can get from the shops. They used to be her Thursday night dinner saviour when she was working in a large shopping centre and wanted to get some last minute, late-night retail therapy – but still had to get dinner on the table quick!
All jokes aside though, she bakes an excellent roast chicken too. I used to love it when she would go all out and make a ‘fancy’ flavoured version. Her two standby favourites were apricot (using tinned apricots, of course!) and peanut (where she basted the whole chicken in peanut butter). Some of you might turn up your nose at these pairings, but my childhood self was in chicken heaven!
I like to believe that my flavour palette has matured somewhat over the years, and the height of pure decadence to me now is more truffle butter, rather than peanut butter. (more…)
A healthy one. That’s gluten free. Nut free. And dairy free too.
To be honest, the cake you’re looking for probably doesn’t need to satisfy all those requirements, but I’ve made one anyway!
This has absolutely the best texture of any gluten free cake that I have ever made and it’s all thanks to one secret ingredient – cooked quinoa. I’ve experimented before with quinoa flakes and quinoa flour (as well as many other types of GF flours) but cooking the quinoa first definitely results in the best moist texture that still crumbles like ‘real’ cake. (more…)
Have you got any ANZAC biscuits left from last week? I doubt it, because I don’t!
Never mind, this ganache works just as well sandwiched between any biscuit and it’s completely dairy-free too.
But not guilt free. That would be taking it too far. (more…)