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Gluten Free Scotch Broth

Ingredients:

3 litres of water
1 lb (450g) beef mince
2 onions (diced)
4 carrots (diced)
1 leek (diced)
1 turnip (diced)
Parsley (I used fresh)
1 Bay leaf
1 sprig of thyme
1 clove of garlic (minced)
Pinch of salt
Pepper (to your taste)
1/2 cup of rice

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Method:

  1. Bring water to the boil.
  2. Add all vegetables and the beef mince.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes – skimming any froth that may appear.
  4. Add rice, parsley, clove, bay leaf, garlic, salt and pepper to the pan.
  5. Allow to simmer for 50 minutes – skimming froth as required.
  6. Remove bay leaf and clove from the pan before serving.
  7. Serve.

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Gluten and Dairy Free Spicy, Sticky Chilli Bean and Beef

Serves 4

Ingredients

3 tbsp oil (I use coconut oil)

4 tbsp tamari sauce

4 tbsp sriracha sauce ( Use Flying Goose – it’s the best!)

4 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tbsp mirin 

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

250ml hot water

1 serving of gluten-free gravy granules

1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice

5 cloves of garlic – minced

2 red onions thinly sliced

500g thin cut beef steak

350g green beans

Directions

  1. Remember to put on some rice!
  2. Heat oil in a wok, add the garlic and onions and cook until translucent.
  3. In a bowl mix tamari sauce, sriracha, rice vinegar, mirin, honey, Worcester, 5 spice, water and gravy granules.
  4. Add sauce mixture to the onions and garlic then simmer until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add beef and beans.
  6. Cook until beans cook but are still crunchy, and the beef is as prepared as you desire.
  7. Serve with rice.

My Not So Secret Risotto Recipe – Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
2 white onions – thinly sliced
5 cloves of garlic – minced
Chorizo – roughly chopped
Mushrooms – roughly chopped
500g Passata or tinned chopped tomatoes
2 breasts of chicken
2 tbsp green pesto (link to gluten and dairy free)
2 tbsp Worcester Sauce (link to gluten and dairy free)
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup red wine
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp  paprika
1 tbsp parsley
1 tsp black pepper
50g of risotto rice
1-litre chicken stock
Shaved cheese to top (link to dairy and gluten-free)

Directions

  1. In a big pot heat olive oil and saute the onions till translucent.
  2. Add garlic, mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, Worchester sauce, red wine and pesto.
  3. Next, add the herbs (basil, oregano, paprika, parsley and black pepper).
  4. Pop in the chicken and allow to cook on the outside.
  5. Add passata and stir until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Next is the bit that requires patience. Add the risotto rice and coat in sauce.
  7. Gradually add chicken stock little by little and allow to be absorbed into the rice. Add more, wait till absorbed and repeat (if your rice is still hard in the centre, continue adding water and allowing to absorb until desired consistency is achieved).
  8. Sprinkle with some parmesan cheese and serve.

This risotto is amazing to pre-cook, allow to cool, portion and keep in the fridge for around 3 days and freezes really well.

Yo! Sushi – A Coeliac Review.

Yesterday I went to Yo Sushi! For the first time in ages! They have a lot of gluten-free items on their menu. They do have an allergen menu in-house, but it’s the traditional massive spreadsheet which isn’t exactly appealing –  if you go on the Yo! Sushi site you can arrange the list by dietary requirement – but that requires forethought to print it off or to have a smartphone with an internet connection in the restaurant.

Here is my review of the food itself and I will create a list of all the gluten-free foods separately. Here we go!

The first thing I want to say is they don’t carry gluten free soy sauce (tamari) so if you are a soy sauce lover, BYOT – Bring Your Own Tamari.

I started where I always do – Tamago Nigiri. I don’t know why, but I ADORE these. They are my favourite thing to eat at any sushi restaurant. At home, I have never had the guts to try to make myself. Maybe I will… Hmm. Highly recommended – a mainstay of every sushi related endeavour.

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Next, I had the Crispy Salmon Skin Roll. It was DELICIOUS! The textures were amazing, and the taste was balanced beautifully. Highly recommended. Unmissable. Seriously, it’s THAT GOOD.

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Then I had a bit of a splurge. I got the Assorted Nigiri Maki plate – tuna, ebi and salmon nigiri, avocado maki and two kapa maki. I had never tried raw tuna before and didn’t want to get a whole plate and maybe not like it so I thought this would be an excellent way to try it. I wasn’t a fan of the tuna nigiri. I love tuna, but this was an odd texture and a little flavourless. I was disappointed. The salmon and ebi (prawn) nigiri were pleasant. The maki was maki. A little underwhelming. I think I lacked in soy sauce as I didn’t BYOT! Highly recommended – an excellent way to try a selection without committing to a whole plate.

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Kimchi! Squid kimchi. I love this stuff so much. The squid has the texture of thick pasta and tastes fantastic. The accompanying vegetables with the kimchi were generous for the small size of the plate. Of all of the dishes I tried – this was the most generous regarding bang for your buck. Highly recommended. Just try it. Thank me later.

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Another extravagance – a smoked salmon cream cheese roll. I wasn’t a fan of the texture. I feel the cucumber needed to be more generous and less cream cheese. The salmon was nice, but the overall texture was too soft for my taste. Recommended if you don’t mind a more delicate texture to your sushi.

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Lastly, I had Japanese souffle cheesecake. I love this pudding. I have it whenever I can; it’s so tasty. The souffle didn’t disappoint. It was fluffy, light and delicious. Recommended.

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Overall, we had fun! It’s always exciting to pick your food from the spinning selection and try new things. And just because I didn’t enjoy a particular item, doesn’t mean you won’t. Experiment, have a giggle and eat some well-prepared food.

Tasty Gluten Free Tasty Sticky Pork Ribs Recipe

These are epic! Just try them and see.

Ingredients:

1 rack of pork ribs
1/2 cup of honey
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Szechuan oil
Pinch of salt

1. Mix honey, paprika, Szechuan oil and salt together.

2. Brunch the mixture onto the ribs evenly.

3. Place on a baking tray.

4. Roast for approx 40 minutes.

5. Enjoy!