Gluten and Dairy Free Mexican Salmon Meal Prep Box

Hello

This is the second recipe for this week’s feature on gluten and dairy free meal prep.  This box can be enjoyed at either lunch or dinner time.

It has a lovely grilled Mexican salmon, stir fried veggies, rice, a green salad and a raspberry and pineapple fruit salad.

I made on Sunday night and used it for lunch on Monday and Wednesday and it said lovely and fresh.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Mexican Salmon Meal Prep Box

Gluten and Dairy Free Breakfast Box

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This breakfast box is based on one of the options that I saw in Starbucks but isn’t gluten free.  I thought it was a nice selection of nibbles for breakfast so I’ve put together my own version.

When I make this for my breakfast I like to eat half at home and then finish it at work.  I made two of these boxes on Sunday night and ate one on Monday and one on Wednesday.  Click here for the recipe: Gluten and Dairy Free Meal Prep Breakfast Box

When I was in London last week I visited a gluten free bakery called Beyond Bread.  It is a short walk from Oxford Street and is a lovely place to have a quiet lunch in.

My friend and I went for lunch after a morning of shopping – we enjoyed pulled pork sandwiches and honey parsnip soup.  Well worth checking out if you are in the area.

Enjoy!

Fx

 

 

 

A Guide to Gluten and Dairy Free Meal Prep

Hello everyone

This week I’m going to do something a little different.  Recently I’ve started to prepare my meals for the Monday to Thursday on a Sunday night.

People have talked about meal prep a lot on the internet.  I always imagined it as eating the same food for days in a row.  I also wasn’t sure how fresh the food would taste come Thursday.

I’ve put together a number of recipes that are easy to make, give a variety during the week, stay fresh and most importantly are all gluten and dairy free.

If you don’t fancy preparing your meals in advance hopefully these recipes will give you some new ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 The Meals

Over the next week I’ll share two different recipes for breakfast, two lunch recipes and one dinner recipe.  All the recipes can be prepared in advance and enjoyed over the week.

Breakfast Meal Prep 1: Gluten and Dairy Free Breakfast Box

Breakfast Meal Prep 2 – Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Lunch Meal Prep 1 – Gluten and Dairy Free Mexican Salmon

Lunch Meal Prep 2 – Gluten and Dairy Free Spring Onion Noodle Salad

Meal Prep Dinner – Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Curry Bowls

Shopping List

So what do I need to make all these recipes?

Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients, hopefully you should have a lot of the stuff either in your fridge or store cupboard.

  • 2 eggs
  • dairy free cheese
  • gluten free granola
  • peanut butter
  • 3 apples
  • lemon juice
  • grapes
  • gluten free oats
  • cashew nuts
  • cinnamon
  • dairy free milk
  • rice noodles
  • watermelon
  • raspberries
  • 2 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • chicken stock
  • lime juice
  • tamari
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • chilli
  • 2 peppers
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 spring onions
  • peanuts
  • salad leaves
  • dairy free salad dressing
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • rice
  • garam masala
  • turmeric
  • 2 salmon steaks
  • fajita seasoning

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Pesto Cream Pasta

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It’s been an exciting  few food weeks for my 6 month old niece as she started eating little bits of food.  As you can see from the picture below, some foods are more of a hit than others.

I think she imagined her first taste of food would be more like this:

A few months ago I shared a recipe for gluten and dairy free basil pesto.  This is the final recipe I made using the pesto – perfect creamy prawn spaghetti.

If you don’t like prawns you can always use chicken or more vegetables.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Pesto Cream Pasta

Gluten and Dairy Free Valentine Cupcakes

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

A few years ago I made some Valentine cupcakes and photographed them to be included in a blog post for Udi’s gluten free UK.  As most of you remember Udi’s sadly withdrew from the gluten free market.  I thought I would dig out the recipe and photographs and share them on my blog for Valentine’s Day.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Valentine Cupcakes

A Gluten and Dairy Free Celebration of Pancake Day

Hello everyone

This week it is both Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day so today I am going to share my favourite gluten and dairy free pancake recipes and tomorrow I’ll post my gluten and dairy free Valentine Day cupcakes.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Toffee Apple Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Cinnamon Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce

Gluten and Dairy Free Passion Fruit Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Pumpkin and Oat Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple and Maple Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Mocha Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple, Yoghurt & Granola

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Porridge

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I’m back on the train again heading home so I thought I would try and get organised for the week ahead.  I’ve planned out what meals I want to make, order my Tesco shopping and now I’m working on the posts for the website.  I much prefer getting the train as door to door it takes about the same time as flying for me but I prefer just sitting relaxing on the train and using the time to get things done.

I’m going through a little phase of having different flavours of porridge for breakfast hence why there has been a few new porridge recipes recently.  I think the last one I shared with you was blueberry muffins flavour.  This porridge is inspired by the famous American flavour combination of peanut butter and jelly.  If you can’t have peanuts you can substitute it with a seed butter or just miss it out completely.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Porridge

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Cinnamon Pancakes

Hello everyone

I’ve had a great week so far.  I moaned a lot about my eye injury I had a few weeks ago and I’m happy to report I now have an artificial lens which has helped a lot.  I’ve also been down in London for a few days and we had an amazing tour of the Globe Theatre.  My favourite story I learned was about the first theatre that was built in London in the 1500s.  In those days the perimeter of London city stopped at the river bank so when theatres were outlawed they moved to the other side of the Thames.  The Burbages that built the first theatre owned the theatre but not the land it was built on.  Not wanting to loose their precious theatre when they were banned, they waited til the landlord was on Christmas holiday, dismantled the wooden theatre piece by piece and transported it across the Thames, which was frozen solid during the great freeze and rebuilt it there.

The summer theatre program starts on 23rd of April (Shakespeare’s birthday) and closes at the end of September as it is an outdoor theatre.  We are hoping to go and see a show this summer – fingers crossed it isn’t raining.

Back to more food related chat now.  As it is pancake day next Tuesday I thought I would share a new gluten and dairy free pancake recipe with you all.  You can leave out the cinnamon if you are not a fan and can substitute the blueberries for any other berry you prefer.

I’ll share my favourite gluten and dairy free pancake recipes with you next Tuesday to celebrate pancake day.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Cinnamon Pancakes

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Basil Pesto Chicken

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One of the things I miss the most about having to be gluten free is great sandwiches! It can be difficult to get decent bread to make the sandwich at home and you don’t often see hot sandwiches on the menu suitable for coeliacs when eating out.

I put together this chicken pesto sandwich to use the last of the basil pesto I had made. I used the Schär panini rolls and Violife dairy free cheese.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Basil Pesto Chicken Sandwich