Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding

Hello

Chia seeds are a bit of fashionable thing to have for breakfast, maybe that craze has already passed for something else, I don’t know!  I actually really like them even though I wasn’t sure if I would.  They are very versatile and don’t really taste of much which gives you the opportunity to add in some great flavours.

This time I’ve blended together almond milk, banana and peanut butter for the ultimate chia seed pudding – a treat anytime of the day.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding

A Gluten and Dairy Free Guide to Milan

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Last week I went on holiday to Milan for a few days, I love clothes almost as much as I love food so was excited to visit.  I’ve been to Italy a few times and always found it catered well for coeliac and food allergies, Milan was exactly the same.

The weather was a bit mixed, we got caught in the worst rain ever but the food and shopping did not disappoint and I enjoyed the quirkiness of Milan, as pictured below.

The sign every coeliac wants to see on holiday:

Yes folks I found not one but two gluten free bakeries in Milan.  The first one GluFree and the other PanPerMe, both had a large selection of dairy free items as well.

GluFree – http://www.glufreebakery.it/it/

GluFree has two locations in Milan and make all their own produce on site.  We went there as soon as we arrived for a late light lunch and it was so good.  I had a soya latte, tuna arancini and a beautiful brioche with blackberry jam.  As well as being super tasty it was also reasonably priced with the latte €1, arancini €3 and the brioche €1.50.

I also had a jam tart as takeaway for later:

PanPerMe – http://www.panperme.it

PanPerMe is another dedicated gluten free bakery, the owner’s wife is a coeliac so they completely get it.  A large portion of their sweet and savoury items are also dairy free so I was spoiled for choice.  I went for a freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, a tomato focaccia and a chocolate pudding.  Everything was amazing and I picked up a few extras to eat on the plane home the next day.  Again you can eat in or have takeaway.

Be Bop – http://www.bebopristorante.it

Be Bop is a cosy little restaurant offering a very large gluten free menu, it handily also has all the dishes which are dairy free marked on it as well.

I went with spinach and pine nut croquettes for starter, very delicious:

I was then excited to find out they also offered dairy free mozzarella on the gluten free pizza so I picked that for my main.  Pizza in Italy never disappoints:

Grom

I’ve mentioned Grom before on my guide to eating in Rome.  It is an ice cream shop which offers a good choice of dairy free flavours.  I was delighted to see a few Grom stores in Milan.   This time I picked apricot, strawberry and chocolate:

Le Tre Gazelle

On our last day and after a late night, we just wanted to sit and people watch for a bit and Le Tre Gazelle allowed us to do that.  Whilst they didn’t offer gluten free pizza or pasta the menu was clearly labelled with all allergens and it was easy to find things to eat.  I had a lovely prawn and ham salad followed by a soya latte.  I didn’t have it, as I was saving myself for Grom, but they did have dairy free ice cream.

To round up then, I found it was easy to find a wide variety of things to eat in Milan.  The hotel offered a good choice of options for breakfast, soya milk was found in all the coffee bars we visited and even vegan chocolate was available in a sweet shop we were in getting gifts.

Hope this is useful if you are planning a visit to Milan.

Enjoy!

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Coming up this week …

Coming up this week on www.freefromfavourites.com:

  • Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free ‘Buttermilk’ Sultana Buns
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Mediterranean Prawn Rice
  • My guide to eating gluten and dairy free in Milan
  • My favourite gluten and dairy free burger recipes

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Honey Banana Loaf

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I buy bananas most weeks with the intention of using them in smoothies or just for eating.   Unfortunately I usually forget about them until they are very ripe and then I use them for baking!

This time I decided to pair it up with honey and create a lovely little loaf which is perfect with a large cup of tea or coffee.

The loaf tastes great on its own but can be served with some jam, cashew nut butter or like the photo above with a drizzle of extra honey and some banana chips.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pork and Mushroom Noodles

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I’ve recently discovered that a Chinese restaurant in the little village next to me offers a fairly large selection of dishes that are gluten and dairy free.  It’s great being able to have another take away option whenI have friends round.  Last time we shared chicken with cashew nuts, chicken Szechwan, vegetable rice, chilli salt chips and BBQ roast ribs – very exciting to find this all gluten free.

Today’s recipe is following the Chinese theme and is for pork and mushroom noodles.  My favourite gluten free noodles are made by King Soba.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pork and Mushroom Noodles

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Mango Swirl Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

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My family was visiting last week and I wanted to make something nice for pudding.  I decided to make cheesecake as I can do the prep the night before.  I used Scheese dairy free cheese to make this recipe which I picked up in Holland and Barrett, it is often on buy one get one half price.

I decided to make this cheesecake in bars but this will still work in an 8″ round tin if you want traditional wedges.  I’ve swirled the fresh mango through the baked cheesecake and added in a little raspberry sauce on the side.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Mango Swirl Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

 

Coming Up This Week …

Coming up this week on www.freefromfavourites.com:

  • Gluten and Dairy Free Mango Swirl Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Pork and Mushroom Noodles
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Honey Banana Bread
  • My 10 Favourite Gluten and Dairy Free Traybake Recipes

Enjoy!

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