Gluten and Dairy Free Pina Colada Smoothie

Hello everyone

All the flavours of a pina colada (coconut milk and pineapple) but without the rum.  I’m definitely not encouraging you to start the day with a cocktail!

However the creamy coconut milk and sweet pineapple juice is a great base for a smoothie.  I’ve added in some frozen banana and mango to give the smoothie extra creaminess.

Just sit back, close your eyes and imagine you are on a sunny beach.  My pineapple logo straw definitely helped make it feel more tropical.  Unfortunately when I had finished drinking it I had to walk up to the train station in a freezing gale force wind.  I didn’t really feel that tropical anymore!

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pina Colada Smoothie

Gluten and Dairy Free Watercress Soup with Chilli Oil

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 small onions, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 small carrots, sliced
  • 450g potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1.3 litres of vegetable stock
  • 425g watercress
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Chilli oil, for topping

Directions

  1. Place the olive oil in a large plan over a medium heat
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, thyme, ginger and chilli flakes
  3. Sauté for 5 minutes
  4. Add in the potatoes and vegetable stock
  5. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked
  6. Add in the watercress and cook until wilted, a couple of minutes
  7. Season with salt and pepper
  8. Blend until smooth
  9. Pour into bowls and top with the chilli oil

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Pancakes

Hello everyone

Pancakes are still one of my favourite breakfasts. I like to spend a Sunday morning enjoying a big plate of pancakes while I type up my recipes for the coming week.

I have a tonne of pancakes recipes on my website already from red velvet to peanut butter and jelly.  This time I decided to focus on a gluten and dairy free recipe that was also egg free but tasted lovely and fluffy.

Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Vegan Banana Pancakes

Gluten Free Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Buns

Hello everyone

I’v had jackfruit on my list to check out for ages now and I thought what better time to create a recipe than now.  A lot of you have got in touch to say they are doing Veganuary and did I have any recipes suitable for people also on a gluten free diet.

Even if you aren’t into the whole Veganuary thing it is still a fun recipe to try out.

Some cool facts about jackfruit:

  • it comes from the same family as the fig and mulberry
  • one tree produces 3 tonnes of jackfruit
  • one jackfruit can weigh up to 55kg
  • Unripened or young jackfruit has a meat like texture and can be used in savoury recipes
  • Ripe jackfruit flesh is much sweeter and can be used in sweet dishes

You can buy canned young jackfruit in most Asian supermarkets and I’ve seen it recently in both Tesco and Waitrose.

Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Buns

Gluten Free Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Buns

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 400g can of jackfruit in brine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons gluten free BBQ sauce, I used Heinz
  • 2 gluten free buns
  • 2 tablespoons dairy free cheese, grated
  • handful of spinach

Directions

  1. Drain away the brine from the jackfruit
  2. Rinse the jackfruit and place in a bowl
  3. Shred with two forks
  4. Heat the olive oil in a shallow pan over a medium heat
  5. Add in the jackfruit and stir fry for about 5 minutes
  6. Stir in the  BBQ sauce and cook for another 5 minutes
  7. Toast the gluten free buns and fill with the BBQ sauce, dairy free cheese and spinach

Gluten and Dairy Free Spanish Hot Chocolate

Hello everyone

If you have ever been to Spain before you will no that they are famous for their amazing hot chocolate.  It is world’s apart from the drink we are used to here.

The chocolate drink is much richer and thicker than what we are used to and you only need a small cup.  It is also perfect for dipping delicious things like churros into (I have a recipe for gluten free churros on my site if you want to make them).

I’ve been wanting to make a dairy free version of this a while now so I can enjoy it when I’m here in Scotland.  Luckily Spain is great for eating out with food allergies and the last time I visited I was able to enjoy a diary free version of their famous hot chocolate.

If you don’t use all this chocolate at once it can be stored in the fridge and reheated the next day.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Spanish Hot Chocolate

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Pancakes

Makes 6 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 110g gluten free self-raising flour
  • 210ml dairy free milk
  • maple syrup for topping, optional

Directions

  1. Stir together the mashed banana, lemon juice, cinnamon and olive oil
  2. Add in the flour and then whisk in the milk
  3. Heat a large shallow pan with a drizzle of oil over a medium heat
  4. Make six pancakes from the batter and cook for a couple of minutes on each side
  5. Serve topped with the maple syrup