242 posts tagged gluten free
Orange, polenta, almond and olive oil cake. (dairy and gluten free)
A few weeks ago I made a selection of baked goods and jewellery to sell to raise some money to go towards my art foundation in September - and this was one of the ‘goods’!
I also made some chocolate Hungarian biscuits, sandwiched with chocolate buttercream, Swiss carrot cake muffins with cream cheese icing and walnuts and some lemon shortbread. I was left with very little at the end of it, and what was left was soon devoured by my family! :)
The recipe for the cake above can be found here. (I left out the rosemary and it was still beautiful!)
Soy/lemon/ginger/honey salmon and baby courgettes, sautéed in coconut oil, with diced red bell pepper, plum tomatoes, pecans and mixed salad leaves.
Quinoa pops with cinnamon, banana, raspberries, strawberries, passion fruit, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut and almond milk.
Banana pancake scramble (made with ground hazelnuts instead of almonds this time) with almond butter, pumpkin seeds and a little maple syrup, a passion fruit and some raspberries.
Sorry the lighting is a little off, the sun can’t make up its mind today!
Brownies - pre and post baking. (Vegan AND gluten free! :D)
On ohsheglows’ site she has a recipe called “Brownies Two Ways” and I’ve tried the gluten containing ones before and thought they were the best brownies I’d ever made, so I decided to make the gluten free ones this time.
I’ve made gf baked goods before, but only with things like ground almonds or polenta - never with a gf flour. This recipe calls for a mix of ground almonds, brown rice flour and cornflour. Surprisingly nothing seemed to go wrong, and as soon as I shovelled the just cooked mix in to my face I knew that these were now the best brownies I had ever baked. These are the gooey, dense, crispy topped brownies you dream of.
You really can’t beat a good brownie and maybe the Cookies ‘n’ Scream ones in Camden are still my #1 (also vegan and gluten free, actually) but these definitely come in at a close second! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t eat 5 brownies in one afternoon. Sorry, Ma. (not sorry. really, really not sorry.)
Broccoli quiche with buttery new potatoes, pesto pasta salad, orange and carrot salad and creamy sweetcorn and pepper salad.
I went out to lunch today with one of my oldest friends (I can’t believe I’ve known you 12 years, Elise!) to a lovely delicatessen called Peppers. They have separate vegetarian/vegan and gluten free menus too if you so require them, which is always nice, as I know having a ‘restrictive’ diet can feel like you’re being a pest - this way your options are already laid out in front of you, woo hoo! :D
Breakfast - scrambled eggs with paprika and some strawberries.
I’m so glad strawberries are back in season! Gone are the days it’s £4 a punnet, hurrah!
Baked banana quinoa flake ‘oatmeal’ with strawberries, coconut, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, walnuts, almond butter and agave.
I know I had almost the exact same thing the other day but it’s so tasty I couldn’t help myself. :3
Breakfast - quinoa pops with banana slices, red grapes, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, crushed walnuts, cinnamon and almond milk, a braeburn apple and a glass of orange and carrot juice.
I love starting mornings like this. :)
Prawns sautéed in coconut oil with baby courgettes, baby corn, red bell pepper, spinach, brown rice and flaked almonds.
Sauce/marinade - ginger, soy sauce (well, tamari), agave, orange juice, cumin, paprika, chilli flakes, sesame oil, paprika and pomegranate molasses. Sounds weird but totally works. :D
We had some egg whites to use up and as many of you know, I’m currently not eating gluten, but still wanted a sweet treat and thus - these macaroons were born!
It’s just coconut, egg whites, sugar and cocoa! I added a pinch of cinnamon and some ground hazelnuts as there wasn’t quite enough coconut and they came out perfectly. Top with flaked almonds and a drizzle of dark chocolate and nom away. :D
(The recipe comes from sortedfood.com - they are called ‘chocolate chews’.)
“5 minute baked banana oatmeal” made with quinoa flakes in place of oats, topped with quartered fresh strawberries, coconut, cinnamon, crushed walnuts, pumpkin seeds, maple almond butter and a drizzle of agave.
Apple, almond and coconut cake.
It’s - gluten free, soy free, dairy free, corn free and sugar free! Blimey. It’s made using ground almonds, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla, agave and eggs whipped up to create the volume. Then you pour the mix in to your tin and arrange apple slices, core side down, in a swirl from the outside right to the centre, topping with slivered almonds and shredded coconut. It’s a bit fiddly but very tasty! :)
Cinnamon quinoa flake porridge with egg whites, topped with a warm mixed berry/chia seed sauce, almond butter, a drizzle of agave and more cinnamon.
I’m trying to divvy out my meals as 1 vegan, 1 vegetarian and 1 pescatarian meal a day for the duration of this ‘acne busting’ diet! I’m missing sugar and chickpeas the most. :(
Oven baked lemon, garlic and tarragon haddock with walnut/basil pesto baby courgettes, corn and asparagus with paprika and black pepper.