gluten free Posts

Coconut(ty) chutney

Coconut chutney was always served with dosas or idlis in India when I was growing up. It was made with fresh coconut, roasted peanuts, fresh mint and coriander. I didn’t have most of these at hand. Also, I find organic peanuts in Australia very expensive. So, I used...

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Super muesli

I began making my own muesli around 6 years ago. Since then, I’ve probably bought store bought ones around 5 times in total. I don’t think I will ever find one that will have all the things I want in it and be as inexpensive as mine is – organic, with all the nuts and...

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Spicy indian eggplant or aubergine

Eggplant, aubergine, brinjal - it's all the same thing - the deep purple vegetable or fruit (it really is a fruit because it has seeds in it)! You either love it or hate it - there isn't really an in-between. However, I believe that anyone will learn to like anything...

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Fermented brown rice idli and dosas

Fermented brown idli and dosa batter Idlis and dosas are one of my family’s favourite breakfasts. We eat it at least twice a week. I make the batter once a week at least. What are idlis and dosas? Idlis are rice and lentil cakes made out of a fermented batter. Dosas...

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Easy 4 ingredient hot chilli sauce

I’m Indian and my husband is Asian at heart. We both love spice and heat. Before our kids came along, we cooked and ate a lot of spicy food. Once I began cooking for our bubbas, I had to pare it down. So we would add chilli powder, fresh chillies, Tabasco or cayenne...

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Easy, crispy besan slices

I love the challenge of making new gluten free food. This morning I woke up with a mission to make something else besides dosas (lentil and rice pancakes), eggs, museli, buckwheat pancakes...or the same old things. So I decided to make these. With new recipes I find...

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The best turmeric cashew nuts

I love turmeric. What's not to love? The colour reminds me of the sun; and I love the sun! It tastes earthy and amazing. It is so very good for you; antimicrobial, antibacterical, anti inflammatory, antioxidant...it truly is a superfood. It is used extensively in...

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Besan and buckwheat roti – flatbread

I love to make meals / dishes with veggies mixed in them, so my kids get to eat one thing and they still get loads of nutrients without knowing they are eating their veggies, protein and fiber all rolled into one. I often reach for gluten-free flours and I make mostly...

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10 minute pesto with greens

Pesto is so versatile, I find myself using it so many times when my mind is a blank and my vegetable crisper is on zero. I also find that it is an easy way to get a whole load of nutrients into kids. I've made beetroot pestos (okay, we can call it a dip!), kale...

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Tuna Quinoa Salad

Like a lot of days, I get engrossed in doing something and forget about the time. I usually like to get dinner ready before the kids come home from school. But sometimes I bring them home and then cook – this is a crazy time as the kids want to chill and I want to...

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