#FreeFromFridays Number 3

Friday, May 26, 2017

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20 Father's Day Gifts for Foodie Dads

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Twenty perfect gifts to show your appreciation for your food-loving dad this Father's Day!

Gluten Free Leftover Sunday Roast Dinner Quesadillas

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Give that leftover Sunday roast a new lease on life with this easy meal and waste not!
  Use up your leftovers with this easy gluten free quesadilla recipe!

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Gluten Free Leftover Sunday Roast Dinner Quesadillas

I love a roast dinner and I don't care if it's pork, chicken or beef. Sunday roast dinners are popular here in the UK and we've been having one every week, so I've been on a mission to find yummy ways to put the leftovers to use. Cook once; eat twice and all that. This recipe was inspired by that desire to re-purpose our leftovers and uses my juicy roast chicken recipe and my vegan crispy roast potatoes recipe, too.
Use up your leftovers with this easy gluten free quesadilla recipe!

Sublime Heroism after the Manchester Attack

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


"[The people of Manchester have] a sublime [Christian] heroism, which has not been surpassed in any age or any country." --from Abraham Lincoln's 1863 letter to the workers of Manchester
It is hard to work today; hard to carry on because my city has been tainted with the cowardice of terrorism. Because children who should have been floating on that post-concert euphoria, singing at the top of their lungs and dancing in the streets were screaming and in tears and running for their lives. And I am angry that someone would think so little of their precious lives to act in such a cowardly way.

We live within two miles of the M.E.N. We have traipsed up the stairs from Victoria Station past the platforms of commuters up the ramp to the venue and down into the belly of the event space, surrounded by thousands of innocent people as we sang and danced to Florence and the Machine, to Stevie Wonder, to Train, to Depeche Mode, to The Cure .... the list goes on and on. That arena is my arena. If a big show comes to town, that's where we go. A place we have been to countless times; a place that is at the very heart of Manchester--literally and figuratively. And that place was under attack last night.

Gluten Free Cinnamon & Spinach Chicken Thigh Curry

Monday, May 22, 2017

This better-for-you cinnamon and spinach gluten free chicken thigh curry will have the whole family singing your praises!

Better for you cinnamon and spinach chicken curry on Anyonita Nibbles

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Gluten Free Cinnamon & Spinach Chicken Curry

Not every curry is full of spices that make your eyes water and your nose run. Some curries have a sweetness to them and are just comforting and lovely, like this one. Sure, there's a little kick from the cinnamon but sweet tomatoes, rich spinach and a dollop of yoghurt tame that right down. I originally shared this recipe on my blog back in 2013, but since then, I've adjusted the spices a bit more, halved the amount of Greek yogurt and swapped the gluten-filled orzo I used to serve it with for rice. It's still delicious, though--and great for leftovers the next day, warmed and rolled in a gluten free wrap? Yas, please.

Skinny Cinnamon and Spinach Chicken Curry without Gluten on Anyonita Nibbles

Piles of pilau rice--fragrant lightly spiced rice served with vegetables or nuts--usually accompany a curry, but I wanted something a little less heavy on the spice and served up simple basmati with a knob of butter forked through, seasoned with salt and sprinkled with golden linseeds because they are so good for you and more than just a topping for a yummy vegan butternut squash and leek soup.

#FreeFromFridays Number 2

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Best Ever Gluten Free Vegan Crispy Roast Potatoes

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Crispy and golden perfect roast potatoes without a trace of gluten or animal product in sight!
  Cruelty-free gluten free crispy roast potatoes from Anyonita Nibbles
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Best Ever Gluten Free and Vegan Crispy Roast Potatoes

Crispy on the outside and fluffy inside, these roast potatoes are everything you've ever wanted a spud to be! With no smelly goose-fat in sight and all plant-based ingredients, you'll flip for these lightened up roasties! While I'm a true meat connoisseur, I have been making an effort to live a more plant-based life by eliminating unnecessary animal products from my diet.


Maybe they're not one of your 5-A-Day, but potatoes are pretty powerful (and dead comforting) on their own--check out all the different ways you can use them. Must we really smother them in animal fat to enjoy them? Move over, Delia; this is how an Old Millennial makes roast potatoes!

Best Ever Homemade Gluten Free Cheesy Garlic Bread

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Whip up this super easy four ingredient gluten free garlic bread to accompany your favourite pasta dishes!
Easy Homemade Gluten Free Cheesy Garlic Bread Anyonita Nibbles


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Best Ever Gluten Free Homemade Cheesy Garlic Bread

When it comes to carb-laden comfort food, it doesn't get much better than hot-from-the-oven buttery garlic bread smothered in cheese. When I knew I'd have to give up gluten, one of the things I mourned was garlic bread and big bowls of pasta. Thankfully, gluten free pasta is easily found these days, but a good garlic bread that didn't taste like cardboard? Well, that was tricky.

Best Ever Gluten Free Garlic Bread from Anyonita Nibbles

Traditionally, garlic bread is made with slices of French baguette--perfectly crusty and unmistakably delicious. But trying to replicate the crusty-cum-chewiness of a proper baguette without that essential stretchy gluten is pretty damn tough. I'd say it's impossible. Since a baguette was out of the question, I went seeking an alternative and found it in this cob of gluten free sourdough! All I'll say is: holy yum, y'all.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Milk Overnight Oats #TastesLikeNoUdder

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

These gluten and dairy free oats are the easiest breakfast around made with Vita Coco Coconut Milk!
 A drizzle of honey completes gluten and dairy free coconout milk overnight oats with Vita Coco coconut milk from Anyonita Nibbles
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Milk Overnight Oats

Breakfast is my absolute favourite meal of the day and I am an oatmeal fiend. So much so that it's bordering on obsession, and when I saw the challenge to develop a recipe using Vita Coco's new coconut milk, I immediately thought of creamy oatmeal.

This creamy oatmeal is made in the fridge overnight with coconut milk from Anyonita Nibbles

Leave that from-the-packet stuff with lumps of dehydrated fruit in the back of your cupboard. I'm going to show you how to make your own fruit-filled, creamy oatmeal that is gluten free, dairy free, suitable for vegetarians and vegan-friendly. I've used raspberries and peaches because they're seasonal, go incredibly well with coconut and it was too tempting not to, but you can use any fruit you have on hand or whatever is seasonal.

This recipe is an entry into the Dairy Free Style Your Breakfast challenge with Vita Coco and Foodies100. See more great breakfast ideas at http://vitacoco.com/uk. As such, this is a sponsored post for Vita Coco, however, all opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. You can read my full disclosure policy, here.
Coconut Lover's Fresh Fruit Oatmeal from Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Barbecue Chicken Thighs in the Oven

Monday, May 15, 2017

Finger-licking sweet and succulent barbecue chicken baked in the oven; perfect for rainy summer days!
  Gluten free barbecue chicken thighs with lime from Anyonita-Nibbles

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Gluten Free Barbecue Chicken Thighs in the Oven

Y'all, it's hotting up outside! Okay, not in this exact moment, but in general, we're careening towards warmer days! As soon as it gets warm enough to hang the washing on the line, I immediately start thinking of barbecues--nothing beats the taste of food cooked over an open flame. But living in Manchester, those days of optimum barbecue weather are few and far between. All hail the power of barbecue in the oven!

Gluten Free Oven Barbecued Chicken Thighs from Anyonita-Nibbles

Staying true to my southern American roots, I served this barbecue chicken with the most incredible mashed potatoes and creamed corn.

Gluten Free Barbecue Chicken Thighs Served with Champ and Creamed Corn from Anyonita Nibbles

#FreeFromFridays Number 1

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Gluten Free Irish Potato Champ with Cheese and Bacon

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This classic Irish recipe produces the creamiest mashed potatoes, kicked up a notch with green onions, cheese and bacon!
 Gluten Free Irish Potato Champ with Cheese and Bacon from Anyonita Nibbles
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Gluten Free Irish Potato Champ with Cheese and Bacon

Americans have mastered the loaded potato, the English make a jacket potato that can comfort the soul on a dreary day and the Italians gave us the beautiful gnocchi, but the Northern Irish have trumped all these dishes with their no frills Champ. Champ is mashed potatoes the way they were always meant to be made: with milk, butter and scallions or spring onions, as they're called in the UK. On its own, it's good enough, but I've upped the ante and introduced salty cubes of thick bacon and swapped the milk for super indulgent double cream. This isn't the recipe for you if you're looking to lose a few, but if you're looking for comfort food that'll put a smile on your face, read on!

Gluten Free Champ Recipe from Anyonita Nibbles

Champ is one of those new classics, appearing on every brasserie and gastropub menu south of the Giant's Causeway. It's an instant crowd pleaser, dead easy to make and beats the hell out of dusty powdered mash any day of the week. Be ready to dig in ... and to fight for seconds!


Cloud Eggs: The Breakfast that's Prettier than it Tastes

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cloud Eggs are taking social media by storm, but are they worth the hassle?
Clouds Eggs Breakfast Trend from Anyonita Nibbles



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Cloud Eggs Trending Breakfast

I love a gimmick. And I love eggs, so when I saw cloud eggs trending on Instagram, on Twitter, on actual legitimate news sites I leapt at the chance to try them. These beautiful pillowy concoctions are mesmerising. No two cloud eggs are the same and the golden egg whites looks similar to delicious meringue topping.

#cloudeggs the breakfast trend from Anyonita Nibbles

But cloud eggs look prettier than they taste. Seriously, they're nasty, y'all. They've got the runny yolk of eggs fried sunny side up. They've got the soft whites of poached eggs. But the texture? It's like eating egg-flavoured cotton candy. Barf, barf, barf. I couldn't even get past the texture to try more than two forkfuls. This is one trend that needs to die quickly. These hyped up eggs are fine for looking at. Just don't put them in your mouth!

Gluten Free Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Bake

This comforting gluten free and vegetarian broccoli cauliflower casserole is perfect for midweek meals!
 How to make a gluten free broccoli and cauliflower cheese bake from Anyonita-Nibbles
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Gluten Free Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Bake

As soon as the weather turns cold, everybody's all about comforting bakes and casseroles, but I think those chilly spring days, when the weather is transitioning from freezing-all-the-time to freezing-every-now-and-then, comfort food is just as important! We're not often in the mood for heavy gluten free soups and stews, but something light like a vegetarian casserole topped with oozing cheese? Yeah, we're all over that!

Gluten Free Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Bake by Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free No Butter Cheese Sauce with Olive Oil

Monday, May 8, 2017

This easy cheese sauce recipe is gluten free, made without butter and is perfect for casseroles or dipping!

Gluten Free No Butter Cheese Sauce from Anyonita-Nibbles

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Gluten Free No Butter Cheese Sauce

A bubbly, oozy cheese sauce that's perfect for dipping or using as the base for casseroles is an essential dish everyone should know how to make. Most cheese sauces aren't gluten free because they're started with a roux, a mix of butter and flour. But this sauce? This sauce is cheesy and stringy and perfect and it's gluten free and made without butter.

A bowl of cheese sauce made without wheat flour and without butter from Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Sweet Potato & Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Layers of sweet potato tortilla, rice and Mexican-spiced chicken make this delicious Cinco de Mayo dish!
Gluten Free Sweet Potato and Chicken Enchilada Cassserole by Anyonita Nibbles


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Gluten Free Sweet Potato & Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Yesterday, I tickled your taste buds with the most delicious red enchilada sauce. Today, I'm showing you one of the many ways you can use that sauce! This enchilada casserole, full of Mexican-spiced chicken, sweet corn, coriander and my own Mexican rice, was an enormous hit with my family.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole Ready to Serve from Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Vegan & Vegetarian Red Enchilada Sauce

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A classic Mexican savoury sauce that comes together in minutes and is gluten free, vegan and vegetarian friendly!
 

Gluten Free Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gluten free pizza crust is topped with creamy Caesar dressing, succulent chicken and cheese and finished with fresh romaine lettuce!

Gluten Free Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza on Anyonita-Nibbles

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Gluten Free Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Easiest Ever Gluten Free Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

I find it incredibly difficult to resist a chicken Caesar salad. If it's on the menu at a restaurant, I'm likely to order it (usually with a side of French fries---moderation & all that). Three years ago, I first shared my recipe for chicken Caesar salad pizza with basil pizza crust, unfortunately, it that recipe isn't gluten free, but this one is!

Mr Kipling Launches Range of #ExceedinglyGood Gluten Free Cakes

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cake brand Mr Kipling launches range of #ExceedinglyGood gluten free cakes you'll love!
 Mr Kipling #ExceedinglyGood gluten free cakes review on anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

 What makes a gluten free cake #ExceedinglyGood?
  1. It has got to taste like it's not gluten free, like you're not missing out on any of the classic cake textures or flavour just because it's made without wheat. 
  2. It must pair well with a cuppa. This is the United Kingdom, after all, a land built on tea and cake.
  3. It has to be moreish. So moreish, in fact, that it nearly puts you in a cake trance. 
Mr Kipling Gluten Free Apple Loaf Cake and Earl Grey Tea from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
Cake & tea: Mr Kipling Gluten Free Apple Loaf Cake with Earl Grey Tea
   Y'all. (If you've been reading Anyonita Nibbles for any length of time, you know that that sentence ["Y'all."] is serious. It means I have discovered something so incredible, something so delicious, something so bad ass and free from that the world has stopped.) Let me tell you 'bout dese cakes.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Mr Kipling. I have been compensated for this post, however all opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. You can review my disclosure policy in full, here.

Gluten Free Vegan Courgetti Bolognese

Friday, April 21, 2017

This super healthy take on traditional spaghetti bolognese is full of added protein and is vegan-friendly and gluten free!
Hearty Vegan and Gluten Free Easy Spaghetti Bolognese from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
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Gluten Free Vegan Courgetti Bolognese

I have a confession to make. I love vegetables, but I hate courgettes/zucchini. I first tried it as a child, when I had mistaken it for a slice of refreshing cucumber. I wasn't expecting the spongy texture and the acrid taste and I'd been put off raw courgette for life. To this day, if I'm not 100% sure it's a cucumber, my husband is my guinea pig, taking the first bite for me to check which vegetable I'm about to eat. I've got a phobia of raw courgette, y'all. Now cooked courgette? I love it! I can eat it all day. And thankfully, so can my family.

Gluten Free Vegan Courgetti Bolognese | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Ideal World. I have been compensated for this post, however all opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. You can review my disclosure policy in full, here.

Gluten Free Cheesy Spinach Tortellini Broth

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This quick soup is a refreshing way to celebrate spring and warmer weather!
Gluten Free Cheesy Spinach Tortellini Broth | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

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Gluten Free Cheesy Spinach Tortellini Broth

As the weather warms up and we move into summer, it can seem weird to reach for the soup bowls, but trust me. This soup is more a broth and it's light and refreshing with a hint of lemon and fresh spinach. It makes a great springtime lunch option or a light dinner meal, too, washed down with a traditional glass of homemade lemonade.

A bowl of refreshing gluten free tortellini broth on Anyonita Nibbles

Ingredients:

For the broth
1 pack Evexia Gluten Free Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini
1 large unwaxed lemon
100 grams Parmigiano Reggiano cheese*
150 grams fresh baby spinach
350ml water
800ml chicken stock
salt
pepper
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*Parmigiano Reggiano is not a vegetarian friendly cheese as it uses animal rennet. You can substitute it with either grana padano or pecorino for a similar flavour.

Spinach Tortellini Soup Recipe

I originally shared this recipe back in 2013 using normal pasta. I've always been in love with this soup and wanted to make it again but finding fresh gluten free pasta can be tricky. And then I heard about this gluten free fresh tortellini in a coeliac group and had to try it. You'll absolutely love it! 

Evexia Gluten Free Pasta on Anyonita Nibbles
Here's a bit of a warning, the Evexia pasta is great but it's so delicate, so be gentle with it! It doesn't take much cooking so be sure not to over do it!

Instructions:


  1. Thinly slice the cheese, keeping the rind.
  2. Place the water, stock and rind into a large saucepan and bring to the boil. 
  3. Remove the rind from the stock now or risk having to hunt for it later.
  4. Add the spinach leaves, a little salt and the lemon pepper and cook for two minutes.
  5. Add the tortellini and the sliced lemon and allow to cook for a minute being sure the pasta doesn't break and serve!
A spoonful of gluten free cheesy spinach tortellini broth by Anyonita Nibbles

More fresh Spring dishes:

Single Serve Homemade Lemonade by Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Chicken and Raspberry Salad by Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten FreeViennese Whirls by Anyonita Nibbles

Best Ever Gluten Free Veggie Supreme Pizza

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This super healthy gluten free veggie pizza adds a touch of the Mediterranean to mealtimes!
The best ever gluten free veggie supreme pizza | Anyonita Nibbles

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Best Ever Gluten Free Veggie Supreme Pizza

I don't generally like making best ever claims, but in the case of this pizza, it truly is the best ever gluten free veggie supreme pizza on the entire planet. Let me walk you through this: first you've got a shop-bought gluten free pizza crust that actually tastes one, like a pizza and two, unlike cardboard. Then on top of that you pile on your sauce, three types of cheese, a bit of oregano and the partially-roasted veggies. It's out of this gluten-free world, kids.

Speaking of kids, let me explain why Anyonita Nibbles hasn't been updated very much over the last few months:

Introducing baby Marlow | Anyonita Nibbles

That's right, I'm a mom of two kids now! So apologies for letting the blog stagnate, but I was just a wee bit busy! Okay, now back to the vegetarian pizza that will change your life.

Face down view of a decadent gluten free vegetable supreme pizza by Anyonita Nibbles
I prefer leaving the veggies cut into big, hearty chunks like this; my husband likes it if they're cut smaller. You do whatever you and your family like.

Ingredients:

For the gluten free veggie supreme pizza
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses
260 grams pizza sauce
400 grams assorted roasted Mediterranean vegetables
2 Schar Gluten Free Pizza Bases
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Gluten Free Veggie Pizza

She roasts the veggies first and then adds them to the pizza crust before baking again. Recipe available on Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free

Back in my pre-coeliac days, my go-to pizza of choice was a supreme. There's just something about the jumble of all those tasty, fresh veggies that makes a pizza sing. Any coeliac or gluten-free person will tell you that recreating a tasty pizza that's suitable for us can make you want to slam your head against the wall.

Let me be frank: most gluten free pizza crusts are crap. 
Schar Gluten Free Pizza Base on Anyonita Nibbles
But I stumbled upon this Schar pizza crust after discovering some of their other delicious products and haven't looked back since. Even better, this pizza crust is suitable for those who can't handle dairy. Of course, when I have time, I do like to follow this homemade gluten free deep dish pizza crust recipe, but sometimes, shop bought will do nicely!

Now, before we get to assembling our pizzas, here's a note on the veggies: I completely lazed-out and used one of those pre-assembled veggie trays. But if you can't find one or want to whip it up yourself, inside was: courgette/zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onions and bell peppers with a wee bit of olive oil.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c.
  2. Roast the vegetables for 15 minutes, and while they roast, prepare the pizza.
  3. Spoon the pizza sauce over the bases.
  4. Scatter over some oregano, reserving about 1/3.
  5. Sprinkle over the shredded cheese.
  6. Spoon over the partially roasted vegetables.
  7. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and the remaining oregano.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, then slice and serve.
Two slices of the best ever gluten free veggie supreme pizza by Anyonita Nibbles

More pizzas to try: