Monday 30 September 2013

Tangy Toms Are Gluten Free

tangy toms
Blast From The Past
If you remember the days of 5p and then 10p packets of crisps then you will no doubt remember Tangy Toms. I've been looking to get reacquainted with these crisps for years, always hopeful that just like Transform A Snack, Tangy Toms would also be gluten free. They are!

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Gluten Free Wasabi Peas

wasabi peas

Brief post.

Over the past few years whenever I've seen a pack of Wasabi Peas I've picked it up studied the ingredients and always found gluten to be present. I missed them, I love the combination of the hot flavour and crunchy texture. 

A month or so ago I had a craving for dried Apricots, so I found myself looking at the Wholefoods section in my regular Tesco. I was surprised to see Wasabi Peas there but I didn't think they would be suitable after so many different packs had disappointed me in the past.

Monday 23 September 2013

DS Gluten Free Quiche Lorriane

ds gluten free quiche lorraine
2 In A Pack
I'm incredibly fussy about my food as you will know if you've read any of my gluten free product reviews and posts in general. I may be on a restrictive diet but I'm not going to starve any time soon without pre-packed food, so unless it's great it isn't going on my shopping list after the initial try. That's how I'm rating things these days.

I'm a huge fan of DS Gluten Free products, I think their Ciabattas are amazing and we were rather fond of the Baguettes until they disappeared (why?). The Salami Pizza is always in the freezer for a quick dinner and the Crispbreads (something else I believe has been or is going to be discontinued) are always the vessel on which my homemade Dressed Crab arrives at my mouth. So I was utterly excited when I happened upon the new Quiche Lorraine in an unfamiliar Tesco freezer section.

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Chicken And Mushroom In A Creamy Tarragon Sauce

chicken mushroom tarragon
Love Tarragon
I'm a big fan of Tarragon and a lover of quick and easy recipes that don't require much effort, and this definitely doesn't. I've made this a few times but only now am I happy enough to share after a few minor tweaks. We've been having this with Homemade Chips (Chips slavered in gravy or sauce is one of my most favourite comfort foods) but it would be great with rice too.

Thursday 5 September 2013

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Curry

gluten free chicken curry
Chicken Curry From Scratch
I love Indian food but it's not a cuisine that I've experimented with much, well in the cooking sense, I've eaten plenty of it from restaurants and take aways but those days are no more. I think one of the main reasons that I haven't dabbled in making my own Curries previously is because I was a little daunted by all the spices involved, I love making things from scratch (because I know everything that's in it) so a packet of Curry Powder pre-mixed was never going to appeal. Plus, I like a challenge.

Turns out making this was surprisingly easy and I had all the spices I needed in my Swivel Store, I'd just never used them all at the same time previously. My Curry of choice was always a Madras but I knew there was no way that The Glutenite would enjoy one that hot so I made this quite mild, not sure what kind to compare it to so I'll just stick with it's a Curry.

Monday 2 September 2013

Potato Puffs

potato puffs
Naughty But Very, Very Nice
I've been feeling a bit more inspired by food, it's still far too hot for my liking but I'm motivated to get in the kitchen and experiment again. These are my most recent creations, the initial idea was to make Japanese Potato Cakes but during the mixing process the consistency produced by my first set of ingredient quantities made me curious, so I stuck with it and these were the end result; crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside Potato Puffs.