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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gluten Free Mille Feuille with Blueberry Crème Légère

This classic patisserie gets the gluten free treatment and basic crème légère gets elevated with fresh blueberries for a sumptuously decadent dessert!
Gluten Free Mille Feuille with Blueberry Crème Légèrefrom

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Gluten Free Mille Feuille with Blueberry Crème Légère

The last two times I had mille feuille, I was in Paris, eating at Christian Constant's incredible Michelin-starred restaurant Le Violon d'Ingres surrounded by a group of new friends from all over the world. We had been served two very delicious mille feuille dishes--a savoury one made of salmon and avocado with herring caviar and a traditional dessert mille feuille, after which, this recipe is inspired. The thing that I remember most about the mille feuille from Christian Constant's restaurant is how soft the savoury version was and how crunchy and moreish the caramelised puff pastry on the sweet version was.

This recipe is an adaptation of Edd Kimber's mille feuille recipe.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#tastytuesdays no 94

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Oxo Good Grips Mandoline & Gluten Free Teppanyaki Potato Crisps

Straight from the teppanyaki, these delicious, gluten free potato crisps served with bacon aioli make a perfect snack!

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Oxo Good Grips Mandoline Review

My husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary with a trip to one of the most popular teppanyaki restaurants in Manchester. It was one of those special experiences that sticks with you for a very long time. Learning that we had both booked a table at the same restaurant for the same day within 15 minutes of each other, made the evening even more special. It was my first time at a proper teppanyaki and I enjoyed every minute of it! (My Instagram account is filled with photos and videos of the incredible experience!)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gluten Free Prawn Toasts

This classic Chinese takeaway has been given a gluten free makeover; these prawn toasts are divine & easy!
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Gluten Free Shrimp Toasts

I'd never heard of prawn toasts until I moved to the UK, but they are one of the staples of Chinese takeaways here. They're basically pieces of toast fried with prawns (shrimp) and spring onions and ginger. They're extremely easy to make and really tasty. A lot of time they are finished with sesame seeds and served with sweet chilli sauce.

Before my Coeliac Disease diagnosis, I loved prawn toasts and would it have it pretty much every time we had a Chinese meal, so finding a way to make them gluten free was top of my list and I'm so pleased with my achievement!

This is the final dish from my Amoy Chinese New Year banquet and one that I am extremely happy with! Prawn toast is perfect as an appetizer or simply as an accompaniment to a Chinese meal. You'll be shocked how easy it is to make and you'll enjoy it; trust me!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gluten Free Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

This creamy comforting Chinese soup gets the gluten free treatment!
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Gluten Free Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

Chicken and sweetcorn soup is a staple of any Chinese takeaway here in the UK. The creamy, comforting soup is also incredibly easy to make and perfect for a gluten free lunch or supper. I developed this recipe as part of my Amoy Chinese New Year Banquet and have purposely made it gluten free.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gluten Free Palm Sugared Cashew Beef Wok Noodles & a Happy Chinese New Year from Amoy

These gluten free palm sugared cashew beef wok noodles are the star of the show at my gluten free Chinese New Year banquet, sponsored by Amoy!

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A Gluten Free Chinese New Year Banquet

Chinese food has always been a big part of my life; it's one of my favourite cuisines whether I'm enjoying it in a tucked away, authentic Chinese restaurant in Manchester's Chinatown or am curled up on the couch with a takeaway and chopsticks. My love and respect for Chinese food has meant that I've steered clear of it in the kitchen, fearful of ruining it and slightly intimidated by the delicious complex flavours.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Why We Eat Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday + 22 Delicious Pancake Recipes

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day!  Celebrate the occasion with one of these fantastic pancake recipes & discover why we eat pancakes before Lent!
A stack of gluten free pancakes with's chevron cake bunting.

Why We Eat Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

Like many things, over time, the original meaning or purpose behind traditions gets lost or forgotten. The tradition of eating pancakes for Shrove Tuesday is one of these things; many of us pile up the pancakes on our breakfast plates on Fat Tuesday but not very many of us know why!

Shrove Tuesday is the last day of indulgence before Lent. Traditionally, partakers of Lent would use this day to eat up the foods that they weren't allowed during Lent: fat, butter and eggs. Stacks of towering pancakes are one of the most indulgent breakfasts or desserts you can have and good for filling yourself before you abstain for the 40 days of Lent.

Although I'm not Catholic, I, like many of you, can't resist munching on stacks of fluffy pancakes on Shrove Tuesday! So, this year, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite pancake recipes written by myself and my fantastic food blog friends. We all hope you find something that catches your eye from this collection of traditional and not-so-traditional pancake recipes! Pancake Day is Tuesday, 17 February. Get your spatulas ready!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gluten Free Cashew & Nutella Oatmeal

Decadent and healthy this oatmeal is laced with creamy Nutella and topped with raw cashews!
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Gluten Free Cashew & Nutella Oatmeal

This decadent oatmeal is the ideal way to start the weekend! The creamy Nutella adds an element of indulgence to what would be an ordinary breakfast. Fresh, raw cashews are perfect for adding crunch and protein and work well with the oats and chocolate spread.

Gluten free breakfast with Nutella oatmeal