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HAM & CHEESE POLENTA ARANCINI

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Polenta, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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To make the Polenta Arancini, you need to prepare the polenta as per the polenta crisps, adding also the grated cheese, preferably Parmesan. You can make them as cheesy as you wish! Whilst the polenta cools slightly, prepare three plates, one with a mix of uncooked polenta combined with gluten free breadcrumbs, the other with…

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ADDICTIVE CRISPY POLENTA TRIANGLES

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Polenta, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments

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How about some crisps?  But made with humble Polenta and baked in the oven! No frying involved. These are seriously good especially if you spice them up! Here I used the instant polenta in this ratio – 1:3. So for one cup of gluten free instant polenta you need three cups liquid, which in this…

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VEGAN LAYERED VEGETABLE PIE

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Side Dishes Comments

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Sometimes, the simplest of things turn out to be the tastiest.  This would make a lovely side dish but can also be enjoyed as a mains if you are vegetarian or vegan.  Just takes a little preparation in slicing the vegetables but basically thats it … and then just pop it into the oven. 1…

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HAWAIIAN CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes Comments

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I know tinned corned beef is not at all the healthiest of foods but when I was a kid my mum used to make so many things with it, my top favorite being the corned beef fritters, they were ever so good!  I decided to try and look for some new ideas and came across…

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EDAMAME, CHICKPEA & CRANBERRY RICE SALAD

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Side Dishes Comments

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Simple, fresh, adaptable and light – great for summer.  Can go with any main course and is quick and easy to prepare.  Good for vegetarians too! 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp honey Salt & Pepper 1/2 tsp garlic pepper Chili Flakes…

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PRETTY STRAWBERRY MERINGUE ROULADE

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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This is a gorgeous looking dessert.  It looks difficult to make and quite daunting, but honestly it is easy peasy! Besides, the icing powder hides a multitude of sins although the cracks make it kinda look pretty! Go on, give it a try! 4 large egg whites 1 cup castor sugar 1 tsp white wine…

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BAKED GNOCCHI WITH FENNEL SAUSAGE

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes Comments

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Luckily today we can also find available these lovely gluten free gnocchi.  Perfect for those who do not feel they can be bothered to make them from scratch.  Instead of just boiling them and serving with a sauce, try making them this way,  You won’t be sorry ! Olive Oil 1 Onion, chopped Fennel Sausage,…

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DELICIOUS LEBANESE BEEF KOFTAS

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes Comments

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Koftas are cousins of the popular meatball.  You will find them in Middle Eastern, South and Central Asian and Indian cuisines, each made with their own traditional blend of spices.  They are cheap and easy to make and perfect for summer as you can also cook them on the Barbecue.  I served these with a…

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MUSHROOM, SAUSAGE & SAMBUCA RISOTTO

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos Comments

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This makes a delicious starter or a hearty main, and great for easy entertaining.  It will become one of your favorites.  Amazing what a little Sambuca makes! Olive oil 1  white onion, finely chopped Sambuca 250g Carnaroli rice 2 Garlic cloves, minced 200g mushrooms Fresh or dried Thyme 800 ml to 1 lt Gluten free…

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ALMOND, COCONUT & RASPBERRY BAKE

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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How can you resist a slice of this? Perfect if you are looking for a dessert you can whip up in no time.  This is a recipe adapted from BBC Good Food Magazine.  By adapted I mean I have adapted it to a gluten free version. 120g gf flour mix* 80g fumetto (very fine cornmeal)*…

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BLACK OLIVE, ARTICHOKE & CAPER PASTA

Date: 02 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas, Starters & Soups Comments

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Too hot to cook?   Then try this ‘No-Cook’ pasta sauce. You would like this when the temperature reaches an all time high.  It can be prepared in just the time it takes for your pasta to cook! 200g black olives 3 marinated artichokes, drained 4 tbsp capers 1/2 tsp anchovy paste 1 tsp lemon juice 1…

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ALMOND, POLENTA & LIMONCELLO CAKE

Date: 02 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Polenta, Sweets & Treats Comments

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As they say, life’s too short for difficult desserts! This cake is seriously sooo good! And can be enjoyed by non Celiacs too! And it cannot be simpler to make! 200g blanched almonds 230g Caster Sugar 100g Polenta (you can use the instant) Pinch salt 250g butter (at room temperature) 5 eggs 2 heaped tbsp…

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