All posts filed under: gluten free

Roasted Garlic and Lemon Asparagus

Its coming to the end of asparagus season here, so if you can get hold of some still you have to give this recipe a go. This makes the perfect side dish to so many meals. Try it with lemon braised tofu or some kind of delicious vegan pie with new potatoes. Or just on their own is pretty damn awesome too. I have never really been a fan of asparagus until I tried it this way. The traditional boiled and smothered in butter I always found a bit boring and overrated. This bunch we grabbed last week while we were on holiday in Derbyshire, straight off Bakewell market. Then just a little olive oil, garlic, lemon and salt is all else you need to create these little gems.   Roasted Garlic and Lemon Asparagus   12 stalks of fresh asparagus olive oil 2 thick lemon slices/wedges 2 cloves garlic, chopped sea salt pepper to taste Pre heat your oven to 180c. With a sharp knife cut off the woody ends of the asparagus and place …

Savoury Pancake Stack with Pine Nut Cream (gluten free)

This recipe is something I tried last week, kind of just making it up as I went along. This is not something I usually do, I will usually thing about what it is a want to make then list all the ingredients I want to use etc. and work out the best way to make the meal. But with these pancakes it was different somehow, more creative and it felt wonderful. I knew I wanted pancakes, but nothing sweet and I just kind of went from there with whatever I happened to have in the cupboard. This Savoury Pancake Stack really is delicious, and it is really the Basil Pine Nut Cream that makes it. And it’s also gluten free! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Savoury Gluten Free Pancake Stack   3/4 cup Chickpea Flour 1/2 Tbsp Chia Seeds 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil 1 cup Water Salt and Pepper to taste 4-5 cups of sliced vegetables of choice (I used portobello mushrooms, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion and …

Coconut Lemon Tart

This tart is lovely and refeshing as well as being very easy to make. I opted for a no bake crust with this as I kind of have a love hate relationship with pastry. I love to eat it, but recently I have no interest in making it. I used to love making pastry but I think my change of opinion has something to do with the lack of good quality vegan baking ingredients in Cape Verde. They have a number of vegan margarines here, but the label ‘fully hydrogenated vegetable oils’ seems to be used as a positive selling point for the product. Its not even kept in the fridge. The idea of trying to use this to make pastry repulses me slightly. So here is my recipe for Coconut Lemon Tart, with a gluten free no bake crust. This tart would be perfect served with some vegan cream or fresh berries on top, and will keep for a day or two in the fridge   Coconut Lemon Tart   Crust ½ cup dates …

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe is probably my favourite cookie one so far, and its also gluten free! It’s not too sweet at all which I love, its holds its shape perfectly but still not dry. I found that these cookies were even better the next day, which makes them great for making ahead and taking to Christmas parties. I decorated these with vegan fondant icing and it was so fun to play around with, even though it did take a lot of practice! So play around with them, get kids involved and enjoy!!! The dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours before using, just leave to sit to room temperature until rolling out and baking.     Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies 1¼ cups buckwheat flour ¼ cup chickpea flour ¾ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ⅛ tsp pink Himalayan salt ¼ tsp xanthan gum ½ Tbsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon ⅛ tsp ground cloves 1 Tbsp ground flax seed, mixed with 1½ Tbsp water 2 Tbsp vegan butter …

Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies

This is my second try at gluten free baking, and I am seriously enjoying playing with new ingredients. For this recipe I made my own quinoa flour, and has really encouraged me to try and make even more of my own gluten free flours in the future. These cookies are super easy to make, you really just chuck it all in and mix up it. Try changing the walnuts for you favourite types of nuts in… or even replace the currants with chocolate chips! I am a big fan of flexible recipes. I have also used buckwheat flour with these before. Make sure you wait for these cookies to cool down before devouring them, otherwise they will be a little crumbly! Enjoy, and happy Vegan MoFo! To make quinoa flour… Place your quinoa grains in a high powered blender (I used my nutribullet with the milling blade), about halfway full, an pulse to grind them up. This can take a while, and keep tapping the blender to mix up the grains inside. Be patient and …

Vegan Mo Fo 2014 | Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake

This is my first ever attempt at making a gluten free cake, and honestly I was so pleasantly surprised! Gluten free is not something I have ever really got into before.. purely because I have never had a problem digesting gluten, and I have also never had any crew on board to cook for who where gluten intolerant. I know plenty of people that can’t or chose not to eat gluten, or at least cut down, but I’m not sure why I have never felt the need to experiment with more gluten free foods until now. I’m ashamed to say for a while I thought gluten free baking would be heavy, or tasteless or would just be really difficult, not as good as the ‘real’ thing… which when I think about it is exactly the kind of attitude we are constantly battling against when it comes to peoples ideas of what vegan food is! So I decided its something I have to try… and try to include much more of in my recipes. Gluten free …

raw vegan gluten free sugar free raspberry cashew based cheesecake

Making Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Without Expensive Appliances

A lot of the recipes I’ve posted often call for the use of a food processor or blender, but actually all the recipes I have posted so far have been made with a handheld stick blender and a mini electric chopper attachment. In an ideal world we would all have expensive appliances like magimix food processors and vitamix blenders to use, but I realise not everyone can afford them, or have a place to store them. You don’t always need these items to create awesome vegan dishes, I mean, they are incredible appliances and definitely can make things much easier, but they are by no means necessities. Everything I have made on this site has involved nothing more than these two pieces of mini electrical magic and a few pots and pans (and a very crappy old and battered marine gas oven, which likes to turn itself off without warning whenever it feels like it!). This raw vegan raspberry cheesecake is a perfect example of being able to make awesome stuff with a lack of …