Gluten and Dairy Free Quinoa Fishcakes

serves / makes 4
25 prep time
25 mins cooking time

Description

I decided to have a go at making fishcakes but replacing the potato with quinoa.

Quinoa is a good source of dietary fibre and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. It is a source of calcium making it useful for people avoiding dairy products. It is also naturally gluten-free and considered easy to digest.

Ingredients

  • 275ml boiling water
  • 175g quinoa
  • 250g smoked haddock
  • 2 eggs
  • 120g gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • polenta for coating the fishcakes

Method

  1. Place the boiling water and quinoa in a medium sized pan and simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes.
  2. Microwave the smoked haddock for 2 minutes and flake into small pieces with a fork
  3. Gently sauce the onion for a couple of minutes until it is soft but not browned
  4. In a large bowl combine the quinoa, haddock, eggs, breadcrumbs, onion, oregano, basil, lemon juice and seasoning
  5. She into individual fishcakes and then coat in polenta
  6. In a large frying pan heat a little olive oil and cook the fishcakes for about 4 minutes on each side

Gluten and Dairy Free Green Tea, Banana and Berry Smoothie

serves / makes 1 large cup

Ingredients

  • 2 green teabags
  • 200ml boiled water
  • 3 tablespoons mixed berries
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey
  • 1 ripe banana

Method

  1. Leave the teabags to infuse into the boiling water for 3 minutes
  2. Remove the teabags and allow to cool, I do this by using a bit less water and then adding some ice-cubes
  3. Place the berries, agave, banana and green tea in a blender and blitz until smooth

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Baked Apples

serves / makes 2 apples
25 prep time
25 mins cooking time

Description

Ingredients

  • 2 eating apples
  • handful of sultanas
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dairy free spread

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC
  2. Core each of the apples
  3. In a small bowl mix together the sultanas, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and lemon juice
  4. Stuff the core of the apples with the sultana mix
  5. Place a spot of dairy free spread on top of each apple
  6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes

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Gluten, Grain and Dairy Free Healthy Chocolate Cookies

Healthy Cookies

I saw someone making a chocolate and avocado sauce on television and was instantly intrigued. I decided to have a go at making gluten, grain and dairy free cookies using avocado as the base.

Trust me I haven’t gone mad it does actually taste amazing, the result is a soft, sticky cookie that feels like it should be really bad for you!

Enjoy!

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Gluten, Grain and Dairy Free Healthy Chocolate Cookies Recipe