Friday 24 February 2012

Gluten Free Chicken Stock

knorr chicken granules
Bye, You've Been Great :(
Since being gluten free I have had to change the stock cubes or granules that I've been using about 3 times due to the recipe being changed and pepper being added. Can't remember the first but I used Kallo Chicken Stock Cubes for over a year, then one day I picked up a pack to put in the trolley and saw that the ingredients had changed. Pepper had been added.

Thursday 23 February 2012

Gluten Free Barbecue Spare Ribs Chinese Style

gluten free chinese spare ribs
Gluten Free Chinese Spare Ribs
I've been meaning to make these spare ribs for ages but for whatever reason I forgot to and was making the regular Barbecue Spare Ribs instead. Those ribs are good but these ribs are fantastic and just like what I used to order from my Chinese.

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Homemade Gluten Free Crisps

homemade crisps
Gluten Free Chilli Crisps
I'm a bit tired of crisp flavours tasting so artificial, so as the oil was already heating on the hob to cook Calamari, I decided to do a quick experiment.

I washed and dried a potato, used a potato peeler to get slices, dried the pieces off with kitchen paper, then put the potato slices into the hot oil for a minute or so. Voila! Simply drain and add herbs or spices for your desired flavour. We went for chilli as we love a bit of heat.

Tuesday 21 February 2012

The Long Overdue Surstromming Encounter

So you probably thought you were getting a gluten free pancake recipe post huh? Nah ah! That's way too predictable. This Shrove Tuesday you are getting........ Surstromming!

oskars surstromming
See That Bulge?!
If you aren't familiar with my Surstromming quest hit that link to go back in time to discover how it all began.

Monday 20 February 2012

Sakata Gluten Free Rice Crackers

sakata rice crakers
Sakata = Gluten Free Yum!
The lovely peeps at Sakata sent me this colourful selection of their gluten free Rice Crackers to try, as I had only managed to source the Sour Cream and Chives flavour myself. Despite having a totally full tummy after a somewhat indulgent cheese fondue dinner, just thinking about how good the ones I had already tasted were meant that I couldn't help myself and opened one of the new flavours shortly after picking up my post.

Friday 17 February 2012

Freedom Deli Gluten Free Meals

freedom deli

Enjoying being in the kitchen and cooking is great as a coeliac, but there are just some instances when you don't have time, can't be bothered or maybe you simply can't cook that great. That's where convenience is needed and where Freedom Deli saves the day!

Thursday 16 February 2012

Stuff People Say To Coeliacs

They forgot "you need your head checked".

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Coeliac Tiredness

I don't recall a time in my life when I've ever been well rested because I've always had insomnia but recently the tiredness has been getting progressively worse. I haven't had any glutening episodes recently though I have been a bit run down due to chest problems, and I continue to have late nights which isn't smart but, well, that's just the way I am.

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Sakata Gluten Free Rice Crackers

sakata rice crackers
Sakata Gluten Free Crackers
I've decided that they need their own post, that's how good they are (previous mention here). Were it not for the fact that we're having a shared dinner this evening I would have eaten most (if not all) of the pack already.

Valentine Rambles

love heart
I found myself unexpectedly in a Waitrose whilst out and about today. I'd been wanting to get something new from there to try for ages, but my mind was totally blank, didn't have a clue what it was but I knew it was something I'd seen talked about on Twitter. Thankfully the free from section made me remember; Sakata rice crackers.

Bad Blogger - Pre Valentines Day Love In

Bit pre occupied, sorry. Back tomorrow. We are always like this, feel free to throw up.

wine and prawn crackers

Friday 10 February 2012

Domino's Introducing Gluten Free Pizza In The UK

I've just read something that makes me feel quite uneasy. I've just seen that Domino's are looking to start selling gluten free pizzas if they can find a gluten free base supplier that can cope with the quantities needed. Why do I feel uneasy? Read this or just go look at the photo in the middle of it. Australian Domino's gluten free pizza comes with a disclaimer.

Thursday 9 February 2012

Gluten Free Meal Planning

shopping list
All You Need Is Cheese
Something that has really helped me on my gluten free diet is meal planning. I don't mean being regimental about it, but by us planning meals on a Friday night in preparation for our Saturday shop, we rarely waste ingredients and are never stuck for what to eat.

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Gluten Free (almost) Midnight Feast

gluten free prawn crackers
Gluten Free Prawn Crackers
Sorry for lack of bloggage today, mad, mental but all good. Biggest traffic day ever on Free From G so thank you to everyone who is reading. Thank you celiacs for dropping by!

Bit of a naughty feast: Tesco gluten free prawn crackers, so good!

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Craig McAlpine A Coeliac On Come Dine With Me

come dine with me

Can't embed the video unfortunately but here's the YouTube link to his night.

I was reminded of this today when Channel 4 posted a link to the Top 10 Weirdest Foods on CDWM to Twitter. I remembered that there had been a guy on there who was a coeliac and if my memory serves me correctly, I couldn't believe how chilled out he was about eating other people's food.

Monday 6 February 2012

Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce Recipe

homemade gluten free barbecue sauce
Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce
The photo's a bit blurry but you get the idea. Updated photo! This was a discovery that I didn't mean to find but I'm so glad that I did. This barbecue sauce was originally a glaze for ribs, but due to time constraints I didn't get a chance to use it, once cooled it turned into a really lovely, rich barbecue sauce.

Gluten Free Smoked Barbecue Spare Ribs

smoked spare ribs
Smoked Spare Ribs
As promised, here's the first of the smoked recipes. If you missed the post about why stovetop smoking is one of my favourite ways to cook hit that link.

First off, though this recipe is complete, that photo isn't a true representation of how the ribs will look should you follow this recipe. Basically, they're missing their barbecue glaze, I'll explain why after the jump.

Friday 3 February 2012

Vita Coco

vita coco

If you want a really refreshing drink then this has to be right up there. I've been drinking Vita Coco for a long time now and I definitely feel different for doing so. It kind of gives an instant boost when you drink it, you really feel as though you're putting something healthy into your body.

Thursday 2 February 2012

Haribo - Gluten Free Information

haribo sweets
An Assortment of Gluten Free Haribo

I'm having one of those days, so I thought I would post about something that always makes me smile, Haribo!

I found out very early on that most Haribo sweets are gluten free thanks to their (previously - see update below) very informative website. You are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to this brand. In that photo there's a mix of loads of different types of Haribo, you can probably make out the ghosts from the Spooky Ghosts selection (you may not know this, but I'm Halloween mad).

Wednesday 1 February 2012

The Gluten Free Tortilla Factory

Here's what I'm currently up to:

making gluten free tortillas
Gluten Free Tortilla Factory Line

Actually, I'm not really doing much apart from frying the tortillas to dry them out, my OH is doing the hard tortilla work. We're making Quesadillas, so that's the tortillas from scratch, smoked chicken from scratch, vegetable filling and homemade guacamole
Lots of photos to post.

Must eat.