Gluten Free

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.

Truffle butter roast chicken {let’s celebrate Mothers!}

Posted on May 10, 2013

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…)

Chocolate Quinoa Cake {gluten free} + 5 more chocolate cake recipes for Mother’s Day

Posted on May 9, 2013

Are you looking for a different kind of chocolate cake for Mother’s Day?

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…)

Golden syrup white chocolate ganache {dairy free}

Posted on May 1, 2013

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…)

Watercress, orange & halloumi salad {vegetarian, gluten free}

Posted on April 22, 2013