Chia Pudding with Dates & Cinnamon
Feb01

Chia Pudding with Dates & Cinnamon

Every few years a new trendy seed hits the food scene. Quinoa has bombarded us for the last decade, but now we’ve moved on to Chia seeds as the latest hipster seed. But it isn’t just trendy… Chia is packed with protein, good fats and contains Vitamin A, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and fibre. Chia seeds are also gluten free, but they have an additional benefit for those of us with weak or damaged digestive systems and...

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Date & Ginger Chocolate Mud Cake
Dec13

Date & Ginger Chocolate Mud Cake

This mud cake base has been modified in so many ways, and it has never failed me yet. I’ve failed it a few times, but if you stick with the core basic ingredients and always remember to increase wet/dry ingredients to suit your variation, you’ll get some amazing cake and dessert results. This recipe is gluten and dairy free as it uses nuts and fruit to keep it delicious and moist with just a splash of milk (I use almond)...

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Chocolate Fudge Brownie
May15

Chocolate Fudge Brownie

This is possibly one of the best brownie recipes ever. Srsly. Ingredients 200g belcolade dark chocolate 100g (1 cup) hazelnut meal 1 cup gf plain flour 120g butter 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cacao powder 1/2 cup chopped dates 1/3 cup white callebaut chips Method Melt butter and dark chocolate over water bath, whisk until smooth Allow to cool for 10 minutes Whisk eggs, ready to add Add dry ingredients and mix, then...

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Double Choc Cookies
Jan30

Double Choc Cookies

Double chocolate gluten free cookies are loaded with good quality dark cocoa from our local supplier, Mick’s Nuts. Raw chocolate is packed with antioxidants, so this recipe aims to be a healthy alternative to store bought cookies, despite its rich and decadent taste. This cookie is a little crumbly, and its texture is buttery but a little dry – the type of cookie that’s complimented by a cuppa. Pictured are the...

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White Chocolate, Cranberry & Cashew Cookies
Jan17

White Chocolate, Cranberry & Cashew Cookies

A gluten free cookie that is delicious, buttery and packed with chunks of flavour. Ingredients 2.5 cups gf plain flour 1tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup butter (or coconut oil for dairyfree ) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 2eggs 2tsp vanilla essence 1 cup white choc chips or 1/2 block chopped 1/2 cup cranberries 1/2 cup cashew pieces. Method: whisk butter, sugars, vanilla. Add eggs, whisk. Add dry ingredients, mix to form...

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Pizza Scrolls
Jan17

Pizza Scrolls

A gluten free filo pastry from the food fair last weekend along with some Tofutti Ricotta Cheese help to create this basic recipe for Pizza Scrolls. Ingredients Premade Gluten Free ‘Filo’ Pastry Tofutti Ricotta Cheese 10 sun dried tomatoes 1/2 cup loosely packed basil 3 bacon rachers or pieces of ham Optional: Salami or Pancetta Optional: Pesto Mayo to serve Method Place a piece of pastry onto a clean board or bench Spread...

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Garlic Parmesan Cookies
Jan17

Garlic Parmesan Cookies

These can be made either with regular flours or with gluten free flours depending on your diet requirements. It is also a very simple and versatile base recipe for a savoury cookie or a flat cracker to serve with dip. I made the mix then divided it into 3 parts to test different shapes for cooking, with a special chilli flakes topper for the spice lover in the household! Ingredients 125 grams butter (or 1/2 cup olive oil for dairy...

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Potato Cake Burrito
Jan12

Potato Cake Burrito

This is a gluten free variation to a burrito or a greek kebab using grated potato, egg and some flour to make a gluten and wheat free wrap. It will hold your choice of mexican (or almost any other) ingredients. We used some left over bean and beef chilli but you can make any mexican meat or vegetarian filling provided it isn’t too wet. Ingredients Beef & Bean Chilli (or some other filling such as chorizo sausage – this...

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Buckwheat Pancakes with Caramelized Apples
Sep29

Buckwheat Pancakes with Caramelized Apples

Another gluten free alternative, but please don’t be afraid to substitute wheat flour if you don’t need the gluten free option. Buckwheat flour and wheat flour do work in a similar way, although if you aren’t comfortable with different flour yet it is strongly recommended to weigh your flour rather than using cup measurements. INGREDIENTS 1 cup buckwheat flour (or plain flour) ½ cup gluten free self raising flour (or...

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7 Gluten Free Flour Tips

This little piece should help you get your head around the array of confusing information about flour, grains, seeds, nuts and legumes. What are gluten free flours? Here’s a list of the ones that we know of or use regularly, but a form of flour can be made from a variety of dried ingredients so let us know if you’ve created something new! Almond Meal – made from ground almonds Buckwheat Flour – made from a pink...

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What foods contain gluten?
Oct26

What foods contain gluten?

If you have just been diagnosed with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, you might be thinking it’s the end of the world. I remember stamping my feet and pouting my lip when I was advised to remove gluten and dairy from my diet. I wanted to refuse, but the only reason I insisted on trying it for a month was to prove to the naturopath that this wasn’t the cause of my health issues. Didn’t I eat my words (and less gluten) after just...

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Gluten Free Self Raising Flour Mix Recipe

This is a simple recipe to create your own self raising flour mix to use in cupcakes, muffins, cakes or pies. Keep this handy and you will always be able to make cupcakes without resorting to packet mixes! 200 grams white rice flour 75 grams potato flour ½ teaspoon of gum (guar, xanthin – use roughly ¼ teaspoon per cup of flour) ½ teaspoon of cream of tartare 1 teaspoon of bicarb...

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