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Vegetarian Chilli – Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

1 packet of quorn

2 cartons of passata

5 cloves of garlic (minced)

2 red onions (chopped thinly)

2 tbsp olive oil

1 cup diced mushrooms

1 tin of kidney beans

1 tin beans of your choice (I usually use butter beans or chickpeas)

1 tbsp oregano

1 tbsp basil

1 tsp onion seeds (nigella seeds)

1 tsp of chilli flakes (or 3 small fresh chillies)

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup red wine

Rice to serve

Instructions

1. In a pot heat olive oil, add garlic and onions and sauté till a little golden brown.

2. Add wine, Worcestershire sauce, chilli flakes, onion seeds, oregano and basil to the pot and stir.

3. Put on the rice if you are having some.

4. Add quorn mince to the pot and stir till fully coated in mixture in the pot.

5. Add passata and beans.

6. Allow to simmer on a low heat for around 30 minutes.

7. Serve with rice.

Tasty Crispy Chilli Beef Recipe – Gluten and Dairy Free

This is my own tried and tested recipe for gluten- free crispy chilli beef. If you are new to being gluten-free and don’t have the ingredients at home then I have linked to the ones I use and recommend on Amazon (in blue text). If you have any feedback or try this recipe then do let me know! Tag me on social media #glutenfreegirlie or comment below.



Crispy Chilli Beef Recipe

Serves 2



Ingredients

Beef

500g beef sliced into thin strips

50g cornflour

50g plain flour

2 eggs

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Oil for deep frying

Sauce

5 tbsp Tamari (Gluten-free soy sauce)

5 tbsp rice wine vinegar

5 tbsp Sriracha

2 tbsp mirin

1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice

1 inch squared of grated ginger

5 cloves minced garlic

10 tbsp water

Gluten Free Gravy granules (added at the end)


1. Mix corn flour, flour, eggs and white wine vinegar in a bowl till smooth.

2. Heat oil in a pan until a test amount of batter bubbles in the oil.

3. Dip each strip of beef into the batter mixture then drop into the hot oil.

4. Cook until golden brown.

5. Once cooked transfer onto a plate with a few sheets of kitchen roll

6. Pop on some rice at this point if you want rice with your beef.

6. Mix all the ingredients from the sauce ingredients except the gravy granules.

7. Pour sauce mixture into a deep pan and stir till bubbling then turn down to a simmer.

8. Once simmering add gravy granules and stir continuously until thick and has a sheen.

9. Add fried beef and stir till thoroughly coated.

10. Serve with rice.

Recipe – Beef Stew – Gluten and Dairy Free

This is my own tried and tested recipe for gluten-free beef stew. If you are new to being gluten-free and don’t have the ingredients at home then I have linked to the ones I use and recommend on Amazon (in blue text). If you have any feedback or try this recipe then do let me know! Tag me on social media #glutenfreegirlie or comment below.



Beef Stew

Serves 2


500g beef diced

2 leeks

2 carrots

2 parsnips

1 small turnip

1-litre water

2 gluten-free beef stock cubes

1 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Sage

1 tsp parsley

1 tsp thyme

2 bay leaves

1 tsp pepper

Salt if desired


1. Bring water to boil.

2. While it’s boiling chop and add vegetables and meat to pot.

3. Add stock cube, herbs and spices.

4. Cover with lid and bubble for 1.5 hours on a low heat.

5. Serve.

Remember to remove the bay leaves!

The Ultimate Gluten-Free Alcoholic Drinks Guide

Although I am confident in this list – always double check ingredients on all food and drinks.

Spirits

There is some controversy regarding whether all spirits are gluten-free. This is because the gluten protein is left behind during the vaporisation stage of distillation. Therefore the final product (in theory) shouldn’t contain gluten – but some people still report adverse effects.

Gluten Free Vodka

Blue Ice Vodka 
Bombora Vodka 
Boyd and Blair 
Cayman Blue Vodka
Chase
Chopin Polish Vodka
Ciroc
Cold River Vodka
Cooranbong 
Cracovia 
Crystal Head (This one comes in a bottle shaped like a skull!)
Deep Eddy 
Devotion Vodka
DiVine
Downunder
Dot AU 
Famous Vodka
Fleischmann’s Vodka
Glacier Vodka
Gordon’s Vodka
Grand Teton 
Iceberg Vodka
Kamchatka
Karlsson’s Handcrafted Swedish Vodka 
Takara Kissui Vodka
Krome Vodka
L’Chaim
Lokka
Luksusowa Vodka 
Monopolowa 
New Amsterdam
Nikolai 
Ocean Vodka
Pau Maui Hawaiian Vodka
Polar ice
Rain vodka 
Relska
Rocket Vodka
RWB
Schramm Organic 
Smirnoff Vodka
Teton Glacier Vodka
Three Olives
Tito’s Vodka 
UV 
VDKA 6100
Vikingfjord
V-One Vodka
Zodiac 
360 Vodka

Gluten Free Rum

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum
Bacardi 
Bayou Rum
Brugal Añejo
Bundaberg Rum
Captain Morgan Rum
Contessa
Cruzan Rum
Havana Club
Madira
Malibu Rum
McDowell’s No. 1 Celebration
Montilla
Mount Gay Rum
Myers

Gluten Free Tequila

1519 Tequila
1800 Tequila
Cabo Wabo
Cazadores
Cazul
Chimayo
Don Julio Tequila
El Jimador
El Padrino
Herradura Tequila
Hornitos
Jose Cuervo
Patron Tequila
Sauza Tequila

Gluten Free Wine

Wines by design are just grapes fermented. However, some barrels sealed with wheat flour – still under 20 ppm. But can be reactive

All wines, including brandy, champagne, cognac, port wine, sherry, and vermouth are safe for coeliacs.

Gluten Free Beer

Alley Cat Scona Gold Kolsch
Against the Grain
Anheuser-Busch Redbridge
Bard’s Gold
Bard’s Tale Beer
Brasserie Dupont Forêt Libre
Brasseurs Sans Gluten
Billabong Brewing
Birra 76 Bi-Aglut by Heineken Italy
Brewdog Vagabond Pale Ale
Brunehaut Bio Ambrée
Brunehaut Blonde Bio
Brunehaut Blanche

Burning Brothers Brewing
Coors Peak
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales: Tweason’ale
Dragon’s Gold by Bard’s Tale
Drummond Gluten Free
Element Plasma
Epic Glutenator
Estrella Damm Daura
G-Free, St. Peter’s Brewery
Ghostfish Brewing Peak Buster
Ghostfish Brewing Grapefruit IPA
Ghostfish Brewing Shrouded Summit
Ghostfish Brewing Stout
Ghostfish Brewing Vanishing Point
Glutenberg American Pale Ale
Glutenberg Blonde
Glutenberg India Pale Ale
Glutenberg Red
Glutenberg White
Green’s Golden Ale
Green’s Blond
Green’s Dark Ale
Green’s Amber Ale
Green’s Discovery
Green’s Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager
Green’s India Pale Ale
Green’s Premium Pils
Ground Breaker Pale Ale
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Ground Breaker Johnny
Ground Breaker Luella
Ground Breaker Coffee Pale
Ground Breaker St. Denny
Ground Breaker Squash Ale
Ground Breaker Cascade Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Hambleton GFA
Hambleton GFL
Harvester Dark Ale
Harvester IPA
Harvester Pale Ale
Joseph James Fox Tail
Lakefront New Grist Ginger Style Ale
Lakefront New Grist Pilsner Style
Lammsbräu by Neumarkter
Messagère
Mikkeller Peter Pale
Mikkeller Mary Gluten Free

Mikkeller I Wish Gluten-Free IPA
Mongozo’s Exotic Flavored Pilsners
New Grist
New Planet Belgian Style Ale
New Planet Blonde Ale
New Planet Pale Ale
New Planet Raspberry Ale
New Planet Seclusion IPA
New Planet Tread Lightly Session Ale
Nickel Brook Gluten Free
Nouvelle France Messagere aux fruits
Nouvelle France Messagere
Omission Lager
Omission Pale Ale
Omission IPA
Ramapo Valley Brewery Honey Beer
Redbridge Beer
Schnitzer Brau German Millet Lemon
Schnitzer Brau German Millet
Sprecher’s Shakparo Ale
St. Peter’s Brewing Company G-Free
Steadfast Pale Ale
Whistler Forager
World Top Against the Grain
World Top Marmalade Porter
World Top Scarborough Fair IPA

Gluten Free Cider

Ace Pear Cider
Angry Orchard
Blue Mountain Cider Company
Blackthorn Cider
Bulmer’s Hard Cider
Crispin Cider (including Fox Barrel products)
Gaymer Cider Company
Harpoon Craft Cider
J.K. Scrumpy’s Organic Hard Cider
Lazy Jack’s Cider
Magner’s Cider
Newton’s Folly Hard Cider
Original Sin Hard Cider
Smith and Forge Hard Cider
Spire Mountain Draft Cider
Strongbow Cider
Stella Artois Apple
Woodchuck
Woodpecker Cider

Gluten Free Gin

Chilgrove Gin
Cold River Gin
Hendrick’s Gin
Pinkster
VII Hill’s
Williams Chase

Sake

Fermented with rice and Koji enzymes. The Koji enzymes are grown in Miso, which is usually made with barley. The two-product separation from barley, and the manufacturing process should make it safe for coeliacs.

Gluten Free Bourbon

Benjamin Prichard’s
Booker’s
Buffalo Trace
Hudson Baby
Jack Daniels
Jim Beam
Early Times
Ezra Brooks
Jefferson’s Bourbon
Knob Creek
Makers Mark
Old Crow
Old Forester
Old Grand-Dad
Wild Turkey Bourbon

Gluten Free Whisky

Nearly all whiskeys are made with gluten-containing cereal grains. The final product does not contain gluten, but cannot be advertised or labelled as gluten-free. Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid whiskey, while many others drink it with no adverse effects.

Gluten Free Brandy and Cognac

Alambic
Asbach Ural
Borderies
Brit
Brugerolle
Calvados
Charbonneau XO Cognac
Chapelle Napoleon Brandy
Christian Bros Brandy
Claude Chatelier XO Decanter
Courvoisier
D’Usse Cognac
Dreher
Dudognon
E&J
Gautier
Hennessy Cognac
Honey Bee Brandy
Kasser Laird
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Louis Royer Cognac
Mansion House Brandy
Martell Cognac
McDowell’s VSOP
Men’s Club Brandy
Old Admirable Brandy
Paul Masson
Pierre Croizet
Pierre Ferrand
Remy Martin Cognac
Symbole National Brandy

Other Gluten Free Drinks

Bailey’s Irish Cream 
Calvados 
Campari
Cointreau
Grappa

Harvey’s Bristol Cream
Jaegermeister
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
Midori
Ouzo
Prosecco
Sambuca
Old Deadly Cider
Vermouth

The Ultimate Gluten Free Drinks Guide

Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free Crispy Szechuan Chilli Beef

This is wheat free, gluten free, barley free, dairy free, crustacean free… but certainly not taste free. I’m addicted and you will be too.

Ingredients:

Meat:
500g beef cut into thin strips,
3 tbsp cornflour,
1 tbsp gluten-free Worcester sauce,
1 tbsp white wine,
3 tbsp rice bran oil.

Sauce:
4 tbsp gluten-free Worcester sauce,
1 tbsp sriracha sauce,
1 tsp  crushed red chillies,
2 cloves of garlic, crushed,
2 tbsp honey
1 inch squared ginger, crushed,
1 tbsp mirin,
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar.

Veggies:
3 spring onions shredded,
2 carrots shredded.

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl combine the cornflour, vinegar and Worcester sauce.

2. Mix with the back of a fork until crumbly.

3. Add the beef to the mixture and combine until the beef is thoroughly coated in a gooey coating.

4. In a wok heat the rice bran oil.

5. Add the coated beef to the wok slowly. Turn every minute until crispy.

6. Place 2 sheets of kitchen roll on a plate. Place beef on the kitchen roll – this will soak up excess oil.

7. In the wok add the veggies and combined sauce. Stir until the vegetables become soft.

8. Add the beef and stir until sauce thickens and coats the beef.

9. Serve with rice.

If you make this let me know using #glutenfreegirlie.

GFG x

Super Healthy Homemade Gluten Free Thai Curry Recipe

This curry is filling, tasty, healthy and gluten-free.

Ingredients:

3 red onions sliced
3 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped
2 tbsp minced ginger
200g roughly chopped spinach
1 tbsp gluten free soy sauce (I use meridian tamari gluten free soy sauce)
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
500ml coconut milk (I use Koko coconut milk)
1 tbsp red Thai curry paste (I use Mae Ploy)
Rice (or rice noodles if you prefer)
Your choice of the main ingredient – I usually make mine with fish and shellfish, but you can use vegetables or meat.

Soften the garlic and onions in a hot walk.
Add the ginger, soy sauce, paste and rice wine vinegar and spinach.
Blend the ingredients until well mixed.
Add the star of the show – in my case the shellfish.
Finally, add the coconut milk and cooked rice.
Serve and enjoy.

The Ultimate Homemade Gluten Free Spicy Beef Burgers Recipe

These burgers are AMAZING. It’s my better half is a creative genius when it comes to meat – this is his invention. Here is the method!

Ingredients

400g of chorizo chopped finely

A couple of thin slices of chorizo as a garnish

1 finely diced onion

9 hot chillies

800g lean beef mince

2 tsp paprika

1 egg

2 white rolls to serve (we used Juvela)

Salad to serve

Red onion marmalade

Method

1. Smoosh (technical term meaning use your hands) the mince, onion, chillies, paprika and egg together.

2, Form reasonably sized pates.

3, Fry in olive oil till cooked through.

4, Serve on the Juvela white rolls with the chorizo slices, salad, red onion relish and whatever else you fancy – the ones above had melted goats cheese on them!

The Juvela rolls are the best gluten-free buns I have had in a while – very bread-like, which is surprising as I adored bread and had yet to find a bread roll that wasn’t tasteless or just plain un-roll like. I highly recommend Juvela rolls for your summer BBQ.

If you make these burgers – do let me know using #glutenfreegirlie.com

Thanks for reading!

Gluten Free Girlie ❤

Supermarket Available Gluten Free Porridge – A Review

So, over the last few months, I have tried all of the gluten-free porridge I can get my hands on – to see if I can find one that is nice. However, I have now worked out that I am intolerant to oat, unfortunately. However, if you are a lucky person I have popped this review up for others to use. So, here we go.

Nairn’s Gluten Free Instant Porridge

8 Pack – £3 – Available in ASDA, Ocado and Waitrose.

This porridge was sweet, creamy and thick – a little too finely ground for me as I was a fan of barely processed oatmeal before.

Taste: 3.5/5

Texture: 2/5

Price: 3/5

Perkier Gluten Free Porridge Pot – Fruity Berry

One – £1.50 – Available in Tesco

This porridge was excellent – delicious and full of flavour.

Taste: 4/5

Texture: 3.5/5

Price: 2/5

Tesco’s Free From Quick Cook Oat Sachets Variety Pack

6 Pack – £2 – 2 x Original, 2 x Golden Syrup & 2 x Apple and Cinnamon.

These sachets are a bit more expensive and not as tasty an oat base for the flavours as others I have tried. The apple and cinnamon had bits of actual apple in it and was very tasty, the golden syrup was average and I literally still have one of the original ones as they weren’t the best.

Taste: 2.5/5

Texture: 2/5

Price: 1.5/5

ASDA’s Free From Quick Cook Oat Sachets Golden Syrup Pack

8 Pack – £2 – Available in ASDA.

This one is my favourite one out of all I tried – sweet but not overly, lovely texture like “real” porridge – I have bought this over and over again.

Taste: 4.5/5

Texture: 4/5

Price: 5/5

So there you have it – my gluten-free oats review. If I have missed any – I am sorry, but I am not able to continue this experiment, unfortunately.

Dearest oats – I will miss you.

 

Comforting Gluten Free Homemade Creamed Rice Recipe

This is perfect for the coeliac – a big bowl of tasty, comforting goodness.

Ingredients (makes enough for 1)

1 cup of rice (we use brown)
1 cup of evaporated milk
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp of sugar (or 1 tbsp of honey)
Dried fruit if you wish

1. Cook rice by boiling (if using brown rice in a rice cooker – use a ratio of 1:1.5 for rice to water).

2. Drain rice and put in a pot with nutmeg, sugar and dried fruit if wished.

3. Bring to boil then simmer until to the thickness desired.

4. Serve – I tend to sprinkle a little nutmeg on top of the rice when served. Just for the pretties.