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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!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Tuesday's Bento

I forgot to take a picture until I was nearly done! Today's bento was left over pork belly & avocado sushi rolls and fennel & cabbage coleslaw (that I made to go with the pork last night).
Sushi doesn't have to be fish - I put what's in the fridge in! Sushi refers to the rice I believe.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Fish en Papillotte

This is my favourite way to cook fish - I'm sure I had a recipe once but I don't use one now!

Basically get a whole white fish & get your fish monger to gut it for you* - if you're squinny you can get them to cut the head off too. Your choice of veg - funnel here, but finely sliced potatoes, onion, cherry tomatoes ... The worlds your oyster (in that vein I do pop a few mussels in sometimes!) Salt & pepper, olives, lemon, herbs - various things to make it taste good! Pop some of the veg/flavourings on a bit of tinfoil then add the fish & some more veg/flavourings. Seal the tinfoil up, almost completely, then splash in some wine & seal. If you're making them for guests seal them neatly - piercing them & the scented steam coming out provides an ideal show off moment (you can always open yours a bit to check everything's cooked through). Cook at around 200 for 40 minutes or so; do check it depends on what you've added & how thinly you've sliced. 

Easy peasy & tastes great.

*you could gut it yourself but why?

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Quail Egg Bento (yesterday)

I left my phone at home yesterday (doh) so I had to take the pic on @OurReceptionists rubbish phone! Not a lot of effort in this bento but the quail eggs made it feel posh! Sushi rice with furikake, quail eggs with celery salt & mini turkey kabanos with some mayo. Nom!

I learnt something too, quail eggs are a LOT easier to peel when they've gone cold!