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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.

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.

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!

Amazing Pancakes Recipe – Gluten and Dairy Free.

This is my own tried and tested recipe for gluten-free and dairy-free pancakes. 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.



Perfect Gluten Free Pancakes

Makes 5


150g gluten-free self-raising flour

1 tbsp sugar

3 medium eggs

100ml Almond milk


1. Put all the ingredients in a jug.

2. Whisk until smooth and pourable

3. Add more milk if necessary.

4. Use a small frying pan and coat the bottom with an oil of your choice.

5. Pour to cover the bottom of the frying pan.

6. Cook until matte at the edges and bubbling in the middle.

7. Flip!

8. Cook until underside is light brown.

9. Flip onto a serving plate and cover with a dishcloth to keep in heat.

10. Repeat 5 – 9 until the mixture is finished.

11. Serve with toppings. My favourite is maple syrup.

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

Gluten Free Green Thai Curry Soup

This comforting bowl of spicy cuddles is perfect for the cold and wet winter we are in just now. Here’s my secret recipe.

Ingredients

2 white onions (diced)
3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
1 inch squared of ginger (finely chopped)
100g of spring greens or pak choi (cut into strips)
1 red chilli (sliced into rings)
2 tbsp miso paste
2 tbsp mirin
2 tbsp rice vinegar
4 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp tamari sauce (gluten free soy sauce)
Vegetables and meat of your choice – I used chicken, peas, sweetcorn, green beans, sugar snap peas, carrot cubes and mushrooms.
Rice or rice noodles to serve if desired.

Method

1. Heat wok with a small amount of water (100mls approx). No l is used in this recipe as it gives the final dish a less appealing appearance.

2. Once the wok is heated and the water is beginning to bubble add everything except the meat and vegetables.

3. Allow sauce to reduce and combine

4. Add meat. Ensure every surface is sealed.

5. Add vegetables.

6. Add ½ pint of water per person.

7. Allow this to boil until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

8. At this point, it is your choice of accompaniment. Add rice noodles directly to the broth, ladle over rice in a bowl or simply have on its own.

9. Enjoy.

If you make this it any of my recipes tag me with #glutenfreegirlie or @noglutengirlie if love to see your take on my inventions.

Love,

GFG x

GFG x

The Orange Headband

Two weeks ago I took part in Tough Mudder Scotland in support of Scottish Spina Bifida Association. I managed to raise £115 for them which is incredible, and I earned my headband! Yey! I hobbled clambered and carefully climbed my way around the course, completed all the obstacles except 2 (although it did take a lot of assistance and encouragement from the staff and my team <3) The staff were fantastic and helped a little with movement when it got a bit tough and extra water. I cannot thank them enough – they were terrific!

James was fantastic support as always I wouldn’t have signed up or crossed the finish line.

Without further ado, here are a few photos of us getting muddy.

inthistogetherJames looking ever so dainty in the mud

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Me looking happy yet terrified at the first obstacle.

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The Arctic Enema is a tad cold!

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Our teammate Tony – hopping mud mile

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My adopted teammate and fellow hobbler Louise

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My superhero James doing the Funky Monkey

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Yes, that is my bare hands touching mud 🙂

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Team Eeboo – together there is no can’t.

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Together we can accomplish anything.

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We just might need a lie down after.

It took me a while to recover – I still am in bits of me. But that orange headband is mine and boy did I earn it.

Is Mud Gluten and Wheat Free?

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Tough Mudder Scotland is tomorrow.

Tough Mudder Scotland is tomorrow.

Arrrrgggggghhhhhh!

If you don’t know what tough mudder is – here is a link to a video

Yeah.

That.

Hahaha.

I’m doing THAT.

TOMORROW.

Have I trained?

Physically – as much as is humanly possible in the house when my back and shoulders are the way they are, and I have a current allergy to… something unknown. I know my physical limitations – they are many, despite being a sports person I get sore just standing more of the time. Tomorrow is going to hurt. I know it is. Not only tomorrow probably for a good while after. I need to pray for no migraines from too much sugar/ excitement and not eat in the morning in the lead-up. I have a plan I made for the physical side I made with my GP involving super antihistamines and gel glucose sachet things to carry in my little pocket in my running trousers, lots of recovery time and most importantly TAKING IT AS SLOWLY AS I NEED TO.

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Mentally on the other hand – I have trained like an Olympic athlete. I am ready for this beast. I have been challenging my cleanliness side of my OCD by gardening WITH NO GLOVES. Fair enough it’s only a little bit of mud, and I cleaned thoroughly after but still. It is a significant leap. One of my anxieties is perfection and being the best – so the bar I am setting myself is “dead last beats did not start” as only 78% of entrants earn that orange headband at the end. Yup 78%. So even if I have to mantra and walk/ hobble all the way if I receive an orange headband – I will have achieved my goal.

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Plus I will have my James there as he always is by my side every step of the way as I am his, supporting each other to get to where we want to be successful.

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If you have made it this far, that is impressive! Thank you for reading! I am now going to ask you for a little favour. I am putting myself through this not only for some hopeful self-growth but also in support of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. They are a fabulous charity in Scotland who support all those affected by Spina Bifida throughout their lives with not only medical advice and assistance but also companionship, a sense of belonging and support.

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I have Spina Bifida Occulta, and the Scottish Spina Bifida Association have been an excellent source of information, support and assistance when I have needed it most. Please take a second and donate whatever you can below. Even £1 will make a massive difference.

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Support Gluten Free Girlie doing Tough Mudder in aid of SSBA on Just Giving

Thanks ever so much!

GFG x

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