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Gluten, Dairy & Legume free recipes; some by design, others are just nice recipes that happen to be! There are recipes and also shopping 'finds', all of which are good for free from people and all yummy whether you are following a particular diet or not! Just because something is 'free from' doesn't mean everyone can't enjoy it - and you may be surpised at how much happier your body is.

'Special' is how my friends describe my food and me, I don't think it's entirely complimentary!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew)


First try of this so we (guinea pig helped) stuck to the recipe although i only had smoked paprika but i think that was a good addition. We agreed that a bit of chilli wouldn't go amiss next time. We halved it coz there was only us two (and that's how much salmon  we had).

Def gonna do it again basically!

Back in the kitchen

Well I  was never out of it really but dad really only liked pie  and mash  and after a day caring and a night ahead i didn't  have the energy to make something fancy and experiment!  But now i am in the cupboard under the stairs at @DullHorse house (he lets me out to make him dinner) and with a willing and always hungry guinea pig the kitchen is once again openl

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Paffles - Paleo Waffles

Waffles are my current obsession - sweet for breakfast, savoury for dinner - easy peasy. This amount neatly makes one 'round' of waffles in my waffle maker - which I can eat all of when I'm hungry but they are nice cooled down too! Cooled savoury ones are good for sandwiches!

1 tablespoon & 1 teaspoon  melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 eggs
2 tablespoons pureed apple, pumpkin, banana, pear, or other mix in. If I'm baking savoury I might put herbs in or sweet potato.
1 tablespoon coconut nectar or chosen sweetener if they're sweet ones
Pinch of salt
Pinch of bicarb of soda

Quite simply chuck everything in the blender then cook as per your waffle makers instructions! The ones in the picture have apple sauce in and are served with a cheeky bit of maple syrup.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

More Cauliflower Rice

I am having a bit of a love affair with cauliflower rice at the moment though I still think it should be called cauliflower cous cous - the consistency is much more like that.

It's surprisingly filling, goes with everything and is so versatile! From simply garlicky, to Elanas Pantry dirty rice version to today's fridge raider version ...

For my one person portion I fried some chopped garlic with a handful of fine diced butternut squash and 2 slices of snipped up turkey bacon until they were just about cooked then added a handful of pinenuts then fried for a few more minutes. I had food processed half a very small cauliflower (I usually figure about a quarter cauliflower per person) until it looked like cous cous (it just doesn't look like rice!) I added it to the pan with a splash of water and some herbs. In retrospect those herbs should have been sage & parsley so let's just pretend those are the ones I used.

I ate this with tuna steaks marinated with lemon & herb nandos spices. Yum. 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Paleo Beef & Onion Tart

I used the same pastry as for the sweet potato tarts and I really need to get some individual pie tins coz its way to delicate to transfer to a big tin! Most of the top looked like a crazy paving of repairs!

I made a simple filling with beef mince and onions (half a tin of those easy ready fried onions I must admit) flavoured with some bacon lardons (everything is better with pork) thyme, a bay leaf & some Coleman's onion gravy paste. I thickened it with some corn flour & let it simmer with some water added till it was thick & yummy. Next time I think I'll let the filling cook in the slow cooker the night before.

Once I'd put it in the pastry I cooked it at 200c for twenty minutes, with greaseproof over for the first ten minutes.

My dad gave it a big thumbs up!