Tag Archives: Gluten Free

Easy dairy and meat free lasagne recipe

Easy dairy free and meat free lasagne recipe, serves 6.

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You will need:

Packet of lasagne sheets (these can be gluten free if you wish)

Tin chopped tomatoes

Bag of quorn mince (or vegan option could be green lentils)

2 large cloves of garlic

1 onion

Salt, pepper, chilli flakes, paprika, mixed dried herbs such as oregano, thyme, sage, marjoram etc (fresh works great too)

Coconut oil

1 Aubergine

Potatoes

Wild garlic oil ( any flavoured oil would work, even plain olive oil)

Flour, dairy free marg, nutmeg (optional), non dairy milk, kale, garlic clove, coconut oil for the topping and side serving.

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What’s the fuss with gluten free?

We went gluten free for some time after finding out about the way food affects our bodies, my tummy didn’t swell up any more and I didn’t feel as sluggish, the trouble was you have to be prepared all the time and eating out is already hard being an ovo vegetarian, so add no wheat to the mix and we spent loads of time at home not eating out. I have this weird relationship with food, like if I can’t have something, I want it more, in fact thats what life is like for loads of people, even if I, myself have set those rules about food, I feel the need to rebel. So slowly the bread and teacakes, biscuits and cakes started to creep back in, even though I could make them myself, gluten free so they don’t taste like cardboard, I am totally un-organised.
I have noticed though when I start getting tooth ache I cut out the bread and it dissapears, now Tom is doing the fodmap diet, gluten is out of the question so we need to start again being good 😉

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Healthy gluten free porridge recipe

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Breakfast of champions! Gluten free porridge with rice milk and cinnamon topped with linseed, goji berries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. Great way to start the day.

You can either soak your oats overnight in rice milk/any milk of your choosing or just use them dried.

Serves 4

225g (8oz) gluten free oats

700ml Rice milk

1 tsp cinnamon

Packet of cereal topping (we use crownfield) or you could make your own topping with nuts, seeds and berries.

Pop the oats and milk in a pan on a low heat, add the cinnamon and stir, keep the porridge on a low heat throughout and stir occasionally, after about 10 mins your porridge is ready, if you need to add a drop of milk to stop it being too gloopy, feel free. If you have soaked your oats overnight they will cook quicker.

After serving in bowls, sprinkle the seed/berry mix over the top.

Oats and goji berries are full of slow release energy and fibre, both contain nutrients to help support a healthy nervous system. They are also considered to be natural sedatives, helping to lift low moods and calm the nerves*.

The addition of cinnamon provides a warming quality, it is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium too. Cinnamon and linseeds lowers triglycerides (undesirable fats in the blood), reducing the risk of heart attack and strokes LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol and high blood pressure. 1/2 tsp daily of cinnamon reduces sugar levels in Diabetics within 2 weeks.

Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, great for promoting healthy fertility and preventing prostate problems. A good source of B vitamins, magnesium, iron and protein.

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, an antioxidant which helps maintain healthy skin and hair, protects cells from damage and has anti-cancer properties. Full of vitamin B too, especially folate.

Chia seeds are great for a healthy heart, they are high in omega-3 fatty acids. They are also high in calcium and magnesium, they promote a healthy gut and stabilize blood sugar.

Goji berries are rich in a combination of antioxidant nutrients that benefit cardiovascular health, muscle health and vision. They also contain a variety of carotenoids, including beta-carotene known to boost metabolic processes and promote good sleep and memory.*

NYR_Healing_Foods* I got this information from this excellent book. Healing foods from Neals Yard Remedies, it has the healing properties of more than 175 ingredients, explained in full detail how they can benefit your health and wellbeing. Also containing over 150 innovative, nutritious recipes designed to heal from within. Easy to uses indexes from illness to ingredients. Also featuring eating plans tailored to target specific health concerns.

 

 

Portobello pie recipe

Tonight I made THE most yummy dinner, completely vegan and delicious.

I present to you Portobello pie!

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Portobello pie recipe:

2 Portobello mushrooms

3 cloves of garlic

3 large sage leaves

A glug of balsamic vinegar

Large tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp Free & easy gluten-free vegetable gravy

salt and pepper

Roughly chop the mushrooms, heat the coconut oil in a frying pan ( we use ceramic for health reasons, that’s another post 😉

Fry the mushrooms, chop and fry the garlic, sage, balsamic, s & p for a few minutes until the mushrooms are slightly soft, add 300 ml water to the pan and heat, add the gravy and stir until it thickens.

Then transfer to ramekins and pop in the oven on a low light to keep warm.

Make mash, we use rice milk, nutmeg and vitalite to make it creamy. Top the ramekins with the mash and pop under a hot grill to crisp up, serve with veggies and enjoy!

I would love to read your comments if you make this recipe.