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!
Gluten Free Vegan Courgetti Bolognese | 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.

A plate of courgetti with gluten free garlic bread from 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: 




Gluten Free Dairy Free Valentine's Day Tic Tac Toe Cookies + Free Gameboard

Monday, January 30, 2017

Challenge your Valentine to a cheeky game of edible Tic Tac Toe with this delicious and sweet gluten free and dairy free cookie recipe!
Gluten free and dairy free Valentine's Peanut Butter and Coconut Cookies | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Valentine's Peanut Butter & Coconut Cookies

I know; I know; you're not meant to play with your food, but Valentine's Day is such a playful and romantic holiday, I couldn't resist! This year, I wanted to create something different and fun for Valentine's Day. I recently started having Tic Tac Toe wars with my 5 year old and while his strategic skills are still in development, it's been fun to be catapulted back to a childhood favourite. And like any cheeky 5 year old boy, my son loves to play with his food, so why not combine the two, right?!

Edible Valentine's Day Tic Tac Toe Game with Gluten Free Peanut Butter Biscuits | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

Sweet heart shaped cookies are the epitome of a Valentine's Day treat but I've given the classic peanut butter cookie a delicious makeover! It's gluten free, made with almonds and coconut and suitable for those who can't handle dairy. Add in those fun shapes--hearts and O's--and you've got the perfect ingredients for an edible game of Tic Tac Toe! All you're missing is a game board, but don't worry; you can download the one I made for free!

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies | Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk


Gluten Free Spanish Chicken One Pot

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bring a taste of the Menorcan sunshine to your dinner table with this delicious Spanish chicken!
Gluten Free Dairy Free Spanish Chicken One Pot by Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

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Gluten Free Spanish Chicken One Pot

This is the time of year, I always grow restless of the relentless gray days and long for vast blue skies pierced by a shining sun. Before we became parents, we'd often skip out of town in February and head south to mainland Spain or one of its charming islands, like Menorca. Menorca, with its fantastic produce and meaty chorizo was the inspiration behind this recipe, too.

Close up of gluten free and dairy free Spanish chicken one pot | Anyonita Nibbles

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Monarch. 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.
That's one of the greatest things about living in the UK--the short, affordable flights to Spain to chase the sun! This year, though, with our son in school, we had to make due with bringing the taste of Espana to our dinner table. I was approached by Monarch to create a recipe that celebrates Menorca and immediately thought of two classic Spanish combinations: sweet juicy orange and spicy chorizo!

Gluten Free Smoked Haddock and Bacon Chowder - Burns Night

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Celebrate the Scottish bard with this comforting gluten free smoked haddock chowder!
Gluten Free Smoked Haddock and Bacon Chowder for Burns Night| Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free
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Gluten Free Smoked Haddock & Bacon Chowder

Burns Night is a holiday in Scotland celebrating the life and work of the poet Robert Burns. As a poetry graduate, Burns Night is a fun holiday to think about verse, and since moving to the UK, it's been a very low-key holiday in our home. This year, I wanted to up the ante and enjoy a hearty Scottish-inspired dish to commemorate Burns Night on 25 January. You'll love how quick and comforting this meal is to prepare; plus, it's chock full of good-for-you haddock!

Smoked Haddock and Bacon Chowder | Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free

9 Gluten Free Asian Recipes to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Monday, January 16, 2017

Don't let being gluten free keep you from enjoying a luscious spread this Chinese New Year!  Here are 9 gluten free Asian recipes you need in your life.


Must-Try Gluten Free Asian Recipes

In our house, Chinese New Year is pretty much a big deal when it comes to foreign holidays. We're huge fans of a bit of stir fry, some chicken and sweetcorn soup, sticky ribs and of course fried rice, so when Chinese New Year rolls around, we fully indulge. Three years ago, I teamed up with Amoy to provide a stunning gluten free Chinese buffet to celebrate the holiday, but this year, I wanted to share some of the internet's go-to gluten free Asian recipes!

Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, so I've assembled a collection of gluten free recipes from across these cultures. Any of these would make an excellent feast for your celebration.


Gluten Free Rose Chai Tea Latte

Friday, January 13, 2017

Warm yourself & your lover this Valentine's day with a romantic homemade rose chai tea latte!
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Homemade Rose Chai Tea Latte

You know, it makes complete sense for Valentine's Day to be celebrated in winter; there's just something about those long, dark nights that was made for cuddling. Whether you make this romantic brew for your love first thing in the morning or sip it together lazily in bed on Valentine's night, you won't be able to deny how lovey-dovey it makes you feel. Maybe it's the spice of cinnamon, the floral rose petals or the comfort of warm milk--whatever it is, turn the lights down low and embrace those amorous feelings! Valentine's day is for lovers, after all ...

Celebrate love with a warming mug of rose chai tea latte this Valentine's Day | Anyonita Nibbles

Gluten Free Dairy Free Quick Chicken Laksa

Monday, January 9, 2017

A gluten and dairy free version of a comforting Malaysian noodle curry with fresh cucumber!
Gluten free, dairy free quick chicken laksa | Anyonita Nibbles
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Quick Chicken Laksa - Gluten & Dairy Free

I love a big steaming bowl of soup this time of year - and January is National Soup Month! There's just nothing more comforting than coming in from a chilly, wet day and pulling off your scarf and hat and gloves and boots and sitting down to a warm bowl of curry or soup. Laksa is a Malaysian noodle curry traditionally made with mackerel, but also delicious with prawns, veggies, or in this case, chicken. It's refreshing too with fresh cucumber and coriander/cilantro and with a kick of spice. This dish is also a great gluten free way to celebrate Chinese New Year!

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Monday, January 2, 2017

Kickstart your morning with this gluten free, energy-releasing pimped up porridge!
 Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal | Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free
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Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

 Fresh gluten free oatmeal topped with apple, walnut and cinnamon from Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free

Here in Manchester, we're bracing for the coldest part of the winter; with daily frosts and the near-weekly threat of snow, it's comforting to start the day with a warming bowl of hearty oatmeal. Famed for its slow release of energy, oatmeal will keep you full longer than other breakfast alternatives and will ensure you're at your best and ready to start your day, no matter how low the mercury dips! This recipe is a classic combination of tried and true oatmeal flavours suitable for coeliacs, vegans, vegetarians and even those on a dairy free diet.

Ingredients:

For the oatmeal
1/2 cup cashew milk
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 small apple, sliced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
handful walnuts
pinch salt
knob cashew or other nut butter
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Vegan Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This vegan oatmeal is the perfect winter warmer for a busy day in the cold! From Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free
I absolutely love oatmeal. It's a great blank canvas for breakfast creations, check out this gluten free cashew and Nutella oatmeal, and it makes some pretty boss cookies, too! If you're coeliac and want a good, hearty breakfast ready in minutes flat, be sure to find yourself some suitable oats. Many coeliacs can tolerate traditional oat gluten, but some may be sensitive to it, so opting for a brand that is guaranteed gluten free, will save you from any potential tummy upset. My favourite regular and gluten free brand is Quaker Oats. Their gluten free rolled oats are a bit fluffier than their traditional oats but taste just as yummy!

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the oats according to the packet, either in the microwave or on the stove top, whichever you prefer.
  2. Once cooked, finish with butter, brown sugar, a pinch of salt and cinnamon. 
  3. Top with a handful of walnuts and apple slices and serve with a cold glass of orange juice.
Kickstart your day with good for you, gluten free oatmeal from Anyonita Nibbles Gluten Free.



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