Posts tagged Recipe
Posts tagged Recipe
Kitchen Goodies: Apple, Cinnamon and Oat Muffins
Tonight’s easy recipe is a small celebration of the halfway point of my exams! These muffins were a bit of an experimentation, but I’ve just eaten one and I can promise they are SO tasty! Gluten free oats can be hard to find, so if you’re not allergic or intolerant to gluten, don’t worry too much about them. Ready? Let’s get started.
1 GF butter cake packet mix
1 cup GF oats
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Follow the instructions on the packet mix, using dairy free milk and margarine (my packet only needed margarine, so I used nuttalex). Add oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. Peel and grate your 2 apples, then add them too the mix. Stir until just combined, then put your mixture into some patty pans. Sprinkle some more oats on top. Bake in a moderate oven until springy to the touch and golden brown on top.
There you go - all done :) enjoy! xo caity
Kitchen Goodies: Coconut Quinoa Brownies
This week has been a very bad week with my health, so I sadly haven’t been able to make anything. Hence, this weeks Kitchen Goodies recipe comes from the fabulous Emma Chapman from Food Coma Blog. This awesome recipe would be so good to make, but sadly I won’t be having any because it’s not gluten or dairy free. But that shouldn’t stop you! Find ingredients and recipe here, and enjoy :)
Kitchen Goodies: Gluten and Dairy Free Red Velvet Cake Pops
A while ago, I made some tasty red velvet cake pops. Sadly, with my new diet I’ve been missing baking goodies and my sweet
tooth teeth has been sadly disappointed. For mothers day, I really wanted to make a tasty treat for my lovely mum, but I also wanted to be able to eat it without feeling guilty! After a bit of experimenting, I’ve finally done it. Here’s how I made gluten AND dairy free red velvet cake pops!
What you’ll need: 1 gluten free chocolate cake mix, red food dye, soy milk, nuttalex (or any dairy free spread), dairy free white chocolate, lolly pop sticks or wooden skewers.
How to: Follow the steps of the gluten free chocolate cake mix and icing, supplementing the milk and margarine for their dairy free versions. Add a tsp at a time of red food dye to each the icing and the cake. Follow the rest of the instructions in this recipe post to make the cake pops. When you get to the melting chocolate stage, simply substitute white chocolate for dairy free white chocolate.
That’s pretty much it! It’s quite an easy process, it’s just a matter of finding the dairy and gluten free ingredients! I found all of mine at my local Coles. Too easy, and SO tasty. I’m happy to report that they taste just as good as the ‘normal’ ones! They’ll be eaten in no time ;) xo caity
Kitchen Goodies: Quinoa and Steamed Apples
Quinoa is pretty much food of the Gods. My Naturopath introduced it to me a year ago, and it’s really just so good. Not to mention it’s unbelievable healthy. It has 9 essential amino acids, magnesium and fibre, as well as many other great things. It’s become very well known in Australia, and you can now buy quinoa grains, flakes and flour in almost any supermarket.
For this simple recipe, I used red quinoa, which is slightly more bitter than the white grains. I used Agave nectar here, because I was cooking for a friend that is on a sugar free diet - you could use this or brown sugar. I used Jonathan apples, with roughly one one apple per person. Here’s what to do:
1) Put your quinoa grains and water into a saucepan, following the instructions on the packet. 2) In a frying pan, drizzle your agave nectar (or sugar), and place your cut up apples (I left the skin on for extra flavour). 3) Put a lid on the frying pan and let the apples simmer on a low heat to caramelise. 4) Cook your quinoa until it has turned clear, and the apples until they’re soft. 5) Serve out the grains with the apples on top, and drizzle the juices in the frying pan over the top.
So tasty! Enjoy xo caity
Kitchen Goodies: Chicken & Noodle Patties
About 8 weeks ago I started a pretty extreme diet, thanks to my Naturopath. This is one of the first successful dinner recipes that actually tastes fantastic! It’s 100% MSG free (which includes gluten, dairy and egg free ingredients). Here goes:
50g rice noodles
500g skinless chicken breasts/thighs
1/2 cup torn coriander leaves
2 spring onions, sliced
2 tablespoons potato flour (plus extra to coat)
1 tbsp sambal oelek (chilli paste)
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup rice bran oil
1) Put the noodles into a bowl, cover with boiling water and set aside for 10 minutes or until soft. Drain well. Cut the noodles into short lengths. 2) Put the chicken, coriander, spring onions, potato flour, samba oelek, sesame oil, pepper and cinnamon into a food processor until well combined*. Transfer to a bowl. 3) Add the noodles and mix well. Shape the mixture into 6 flat patties and coat in the extra potato flour. 4) heat the oil in a fry pan over medium-high heat. Fry the patties for 5 minutes each side, or until firm. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve with either GF free sweet chilli sauce or some freshly squeezed lime juice and coriander.
These were so tasty, definitely going to be in my food staples from now on!
* I don’t have a food processor, so I used my Bamix to mince the chicken. This resulted in mum slicing her finger though, so please be careful!