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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!
Gluten Free Prawn Toasts from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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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!
Gluten Free Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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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!

Gluten Free Palm Sugared Cashew Beef Wok Noodles by Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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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.

A Gluten Free Chinese Banquet from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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 Confetti.co.uk'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!
Gluten Free Cashew & Nutella Porridge from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

#tastytuesdays 91 & 10 purely decadent chocolate treats

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gluten Free Parmesan & Purple Basil Gourmet Popcorn

Cheesy, fresh popcorn tossed with purple basil and doused with butter is an easy gourmet snack!
Gluten Free Parmesan & Purple Basil Gourmet Popcorn from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
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Homemade White Cheese Popcorn

When I was 8 years old, my classmates and I went on a white cheese popcorn binge. Every day in our lunches, we'd have bags of white cheese popcorn, the kind that kids adore: that coats your fingers in a fuzzy layer of quasi-artificial cheese powder.

I'd like to say that now, exactly 20 years later, my tastes have refined and matured, but the truth is, as soon as I step foot onto American soil, I make a beeline for that white cheddar cheese vending machine popcorn. There's just something decadent about it!

While I do like to indulge in the bad stuff every now and again, this recipe celebrates the good stuff! The lovely folks at Designer Habitat popped a VonShef Fat-Free Hot Air Popcorn Maker to me just before Christmas and since then, every weekend we've enjoyed fresh popcorn. In fact, this is just the first recipe of many I'll be sharing with you!

Gourmet popcorn is such a thing and I absolutely love that. I've been a hardcore popcorn fanatic all my life. No cinema experience is complete without it and my kitchen cupboards are not fully stocked without a box of the microwavable stuff. Except for now. The microwavable stuff has been replaced by kernels and toppings for homemade gourmet popcorn! 

I'm easing you into the world of homemade gourmet popcorn with a straightforward recipe today that will bring out the kid in you!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

#tastytuesdays no 90 + CALL FOR VALENTINE'S DAY RECIPES!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Ilumi Gluten Free Meals Review

These gluten free and nutritious ready meals from Ilumi, make lunchtime for Coeliacs bearable!
Ilumi Gluten Free Meals Review from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Ilumi Gluten Free Meals

The worst times for being gluten-free are lunch. Lunch options tend to usually be centered around gluten: sandwiches, wraps, burgers, pasta--they're all lunchtime staples and they're all big no-nos for coeliacs. This limitation makes lunch times increasingly difficult, but there's hope in the form of the unbelievably delicious meals from Ilumi!