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Gluten-Free Chicken Kyiv

Gluten-Free Chicken Kyiv

Gluten-Free Chicken Kyiv - a nostalgic, classic Ukrainian dish! Chicken Kyiv is a tenderised chicken breast stuffed with cold garlic & parsley butter. It’s coated in gluten-free flour, eggs, and either store-bought or homemade gluten-free breadcrumbs before being...

Gluten-Free Lemon Curd Shortbreads

Gluten-Free Lemon Curd Shortbreads

Make Gluten-Free Lemon Curd Shortbread to Support Ukraine!! Prepare yourself for a sweet lemony taste blast with these buttery citrus shortbreads, sandwiched together with lemon curd. Making gluten-free shortbread is such a joy. For the occasional treat, it is so...

Gluten-Free Meat Piroshki

Gluten-Free Meat Piroshki

Gluten-Free Meat PIROSHKI Piroshki is Ukrainian for hand pies made from yeasted dough. This recipe is for minced meat-filled piroshki, cooked with garlic, mushrooms and bacon, seasoned with fresh herbs and sweet paprika.  Variation of fillings Every Ukrainian...

Gluten-Free Muesli Slices

Gluten-Free Muesli Slices

Gluten-Free Muesli Slices For those who have subscribed to my blog, you may notice that the orange oat slice in the free baking cookbook is slightly similar to this recipe for gluten-free muesli slices. As it is a popular recipe in the cookbook, I thought I would add...

Gluten-Free Lemon & Chocolate Madeleines

Gluten-Free Lemon & Chocolate Madeleines

Gluten-Free Lemon & Chocolate Madeleines are dainty, mini-sponge cakes, crispy on the outside and lemon-spongy on the inside. For an indulgent finish, they are dipped in melted chocolate and either left as they are or sprinkled with candied lemon peel. These...

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Galette

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Galette

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Galette Gluten-Free Buckwheat Galette, also known in France as La Galette Bretonne, is a seriously wholesome and satisfying breakfast filled crêpe to enjoy for those lazy weekend mornings or as an indulgent snack. I love this pancake/crêpe dish –...

Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Cupcakes These lemon meringue cupcakes are perfect for a sugar-craving with a twist of lemon, especially as the cupcakes are light and fluffy, filled with a dollop of heavenly lemon curd and topped with a meringue frosting. There are three...

Gluten-Free Lamb & Egg Pasties

Gluten-Free Lamb & Egg Pasties

I came across a picnic recipe in an old cookbook that displayed a platter decoratively displaying slices of cold meat and egg pasties. Similar to a Scotch egg filling, this lamb mince mixture encases a boiled egg within a sturdy, buttery gluten-free pastie pastry. The...

Gluten-Free Dukkah Chicken

Gluten-Free Dukkah Chicken

Gluten-Free Dukkah Chicken with Roasted Chickpeas & Pumpkin * * This is not a spicy, nor over-powering chicken dish. It is actually a very elegant Middle Eastern-inspired crumbed chicken, healthy-baked for 20 minutes to give you the most tender weekday chicken...

Gluten-Free Walnut Baguette

Gluten-Free Walnut Baguette

Gluten-Free Walnut Baguette Making this gluten-free walnut baguette bread recipe is a game-changer if you are looking for a fast bread recipe to make in under an hour. Think how nice it will be to have warm gluten-free baguettes so easily and quickly! As this walnut...

Gluten-Free Reuben Sandwich

Gluten-Free Reuben Sandwich

Gluten-Free Reuben Sandwich - the champion of all toasted sandwiches! This Reuben sandwich is the perfect excuse to use up leftover corned beef and assemble this classic New York creation. Grilling the Reuben brings all the tangy, pickled and salty flavours into a...

Gluten-Free Mock Rye Bread

Gluten-Free Mock Rye Bread

Here is a gluten-free mock rye bread that ticks all those nutritional requirements from fibre to high mineral & vitamin content. By combining my homemade gluten-free bread flour mix with more wholesome flours like brown rice flour, buckwheat and oat flour, creates...

Gluten-Free Potato & Olive Scones

Gluten-Free Potato & Olive Scones

These gluten-free potato & olive scones are a savoury bite-size full of chopped black olives and fresh rosemary.  Making savoury scones from mashed potatoes is a great idea to use up leftovers and most importantly, to create amazingly fluffy scones. The potato...

Gluten-Free Lemon & Ricotta Pancakes

Gluten-Free Lemon & Ricotta Pancakes

These gluten-free lemon & ricotta pancakes are featherlight and perfect for breakfast, as a snack or to treat children. The flavour is fresh and summery, especially when topped with fresh strawberries and an extra squeeze of lemon. There is very little sugar in...

Roasted Beetroot Soup

Roasted Beetroot Soup

This comforting roasted beetroot soup with its invigorating colour and health benefits will definitely lift any winter blues. By roasting the beetroot in their skins before adding it to the soup, it brings out its natural sweetness, while still retaining its vivid,...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Hearts

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Hearts

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies - a refreshing indulgence! These gluten-free chocolate peppermint cookies are a simple assembly of butter cocoa cookies sandwiched together with peppermint icing that is half-coated in quality melted chocolate. Sounds divine? It only takes...

Healthy Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Wings

Healthy Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Wings

Healthy Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Wings are possible! These gluten-free sweet and spicy chicken wings are oven-baked with the skin removed, resulting in a healthier meal rather than the traditional deep-fried version with the skin left on. The glaze is made with...

Gluten-Free Pineapple Tarts

Gluten-Free Pineapple Tarts

These small bite-size gluten-free pineapple tarts are a traditional sweet cookie served at Chinese New Year as an auspicious offering. The homemade pineapple jam sings out in these cookies with festive flavours from the infused cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and star anise....

Gluten-Free Baileys Baked Cheesecake

Gluten-Free Baileys Baked Cheesecake

As Dessert Lovers say "Life always tastes better with cheesecake!" This gluten-free New York-style baked cheesecake pairs wonderfully with the infamous Irish whisky cream, Baileys. The buttery gluten-free biscuit base carries the fluffy caramel cheesecake topping,...

Gluten-Free Bacon Choux Buns

Gluten-Free Bacon Choux Buns

If you serve these cute gluten-free bacon choux buns at your next party, I guarantee that they’ll be gone in minutes!  It helps that they look appetising and are the perfect size to devour in one go! Making choux buns gluten-free sounds impossible, but I was...

Christmas Gluten-Free Sweet Treats

Christmas Gluten-Free Sweet Treats

Here are my four favourite Christmas gluten-free sweet treats to enjoy during the festive period. I hope you will be inspired to bake one or all of these recipes this Christmas. Gluten-Free Linzer Biscuits Linzer biscuits are an Austrian favourite. You'll be surprised...

Gluten-Free Crumbing Ideas

Gluten-Free Crumbing Ideas

Let's face it, if you are following a strict gluten-free diet, it is nearly impossible to enjoy gluten-free crumbed food in a restaurant or as a take-away, unless obviously it is a gluten-free establishment or has an exclusive gluten-free menu. After travelling...

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving would not be the same without this traditional pumpkin pie, so if you have been missing out due to your gluten-free restrictions, then this recipe will help bring it back to your Thanksgiving table. I like to bake this sweet pie several times between...

Gluten-Free Tiramisu Cups

Gluten-Free Tiramisu Cups

Gluten-Free Tiramisu Cups - the all-time Italian favourite chilled dessert Tiramisu is found on most Italian restaurant menus as one of the staple desserts, traditionally served from a large round glass bowl so the layers are visible from the side. It consists of...

Gluten-Free Kaiser Bread Rolls (Kaisersemmel)

Gluten-Free Kaiser Bread Rolls (Kaisersemmel)

Gluten-Free Kaiser Bread Roll This is a very typical bread roll made & served in Austria known as the Kaisersemmel, meaning Emperor’s Roll. It is also called a Vienna roll and distinguished by the top side usually divided in an asymmetric pattern of five segments....

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Roasted pumpkin soup is the perfect soup to enjoy during the cooler months, especially during pumpkin season and the lead up to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. This recipe is for a basic pumpkin soup but jazzed up with some typical Austrian...

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Pie

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Pie

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Pie - the best comfort food! Being the national sweet pastry of the Netherlands, this Dutch apple pie was requested by my Dutch husband as his birthday cake recently, which conveniently falls during apple season. Dutch apple pie has a thick...

Gluten-Free Stone Fruit Cake

Gluten-Free Stone Fruit Cake

Gluten-Free Stone Fruit Cake - Make the most of the season! Making the most of the summer season's stone fruits, I usually bake several trays of this cake to eat on the spot or freeze for those dull winter days when I miss eating these fruits. In fact, I brought a...

Gluten-Free Toasted Focaccia Sandwiches

Gluten-Free Toasted Focaccia Sandwiches

Gluten-Free Toasted Sandwiches - the perfect lunch choice! A decent gluten-free toasted sandwich is hard to come by, but these focaccia sandwiches really raise the game for are a very satisfying lunch or snack. Of course, you first need to start off with either some...

Gluten-Free Italian Ricotta Cake

Gluten-Free Italian Ricotta Cake

The Italian Classic Cheesecake, but gluten-free! This gluten-free Italian Ricotta Cake is an impressive dessert that looks good and tastes even better. Full of crunchy toasted almonds, tangy candied citrus peel and small nuggets of rich chocolate, this ricotta cake...

Gluten-Free Fish & Chips

Gluten-Free Fish & Chips

Enjoy gluten-free fish & chips with the all-time pairing of mushy peas and delicious, tangy, homemade tartare sauce. Australia, New Zealand and the UK do the best Fish ‘n Chips, served either at the beach, the pub, cafes or even fancy restaurants like at Gordon...

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones - in 30 minutes! The gluten-free batter is a classic sugar cone recipe used all over the world, to make worthy gluten-free ice cream cones, baskets or rolled wafers. The shape is up to you, but I find it hard to resist a classic cone to...

Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream Creamy, vanilla ice cream with nuggets of gluten-free cookie dough is a dream come true for ice-cream lovers who are following a gluten-free diet. It’s hard to believe that we need to be gluten-free savvy about what goes in...

Gluten-Free Jelly Slice

Gluten-Free Jelly Slice

Gluten-Free Jelly Slice Here is a brilliant, chilled no-bake dessert that will delight your family and friends from its attractive wobble to the raspberry-lemon-butter flavours bursting out in one mouthful. I would like to give Australia credit for their famous jelly...

Gluten-Free Lamb Pide

Gluten-Free Lamb Pide

Gluten-Free Lamb Pide - a delicious Turkish pizza! Lamb pide (pronounced pee-dae and known as kiymali pide in Turkey) is a boat-shaped flatbread baked with a spiced minced lamb topping. The dough used to make pide is similar to pizza dough, in fact, pide is also known...

Homemade Ras el Hanout Spice Blend

Homemade Ras el Hanout Spice Blend

Ras El Hanout - a magical spice blend!   What is Ras el Hanout? Ras el Hanout is a spice blend used extensively in many Middle Eastern countries, including the Mediterranean region. Ras el Hanout literally translates as “head of the shop”, probably due to the long...

Tequila BBQ Chicken

Tequila BBQ Chicken

Tequila BBQ Chicken with Citrus Avocado Salad This chicken smells so good while it is grilling on the BBQ! If you like lime margarita cocktails, then you’ll enjoy making and eating this refreshing and aromatic chicken with an easy-to-assemble citrus avocado salad....

Flan with Dulce de Leche

Flan with Dulce de Leche

Flan with Dulce de Leche - a family-favourite cold dessert Flan served with dulce de leche is a simple, naturally gluten-free dessert that is a family-favourite in most Spanish, South American & Mexican households. My Argentine grandmother often served up a huge...

Gluten-Free Crispy Chicken Burger

Gluten-Free Crispy Chicken Burger

Gluten-Free Crispy Chicken Burger - a hard-to-find fast food meal This is one dish I struggle to find gluten-free in many restaurants or takeaway places. Between the burger bun and the chicken coating, it seems to be too difficult to find this as a gluten-free option....

Gluten-Free French Toast

Gluten-Free French Toast

Gluten-Free French Toast with Caramelised Cinnamon Apples There is nothing better than waking up to a new day smelling apples, butter and cinnamon in your home. This gluten-free French toast breakfast recipe is quick and easy, providing that you soak the bread...

Pistachio Rice Pudding

Pistachio Rice Pudding

A Naturally Gluten-Free & Delicious Pistachio Rice Pudding If you’re game to try something new for dessert, I guarantee this will be a pleaser! I drew inspiration for this dessert while browsing through the many fantastic recipes released by the New York Times...

Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Chicken Tikka Kebabs - a make-ahead friendly bbq dish! These chicken tikka kebabs are not only low-calorie and light, but they are also a great prep-ahead dish as an easy, family and social get-together dish. The tikka masala-spiced yoghurt marinade tenderises the...

Gluten-Free Churros

Gluten-Free Churros

Gluten-Free Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce Churros are widely popular in Spain, South America and Mexico. Best described as a long, fried doughnut, smothered in cinnamon sugar and dipped in a rich, thick chocolate sauce for those who want extra sweetness....

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Adding this homemade fajita seasoning to your favourite meat makes an easy weekday meal. Combined with some olive oil, followed by a short marinating time and a quick sear on a hot grill, dinner will be ready in no time. Fajitas have evolved into a popular Tex-Mex...

Crispy Pork Carnitas

Crispy Pork Carnitas

Crispy Pork Carnitas Crispy Pork Carnitas is basically Mexican Pulled Pork with layers of subtle flavours, using Mexican spices, beer, orange juice and onions. How do you cook pork carnitas? In the recipe card, I have listed three different cooking methods for you to...

Gluten-Free Asparagus Tart

Gluten-Free Asparagus Tart

Gluten-Free Asparagus Tart When asparagus hits the shelves, you know Spring has arrived. Asparagus has a short season, April-June (Northern Hemisphere) or September-November (Southern Hemisphere). Austria has the best asparagus in the world! In Austria, asparagus is...

Gluten-Free ANZAC Biscuits

Gluten-Free ANZAC Biscuits

Gluten-Free ANZAC Biscuits - Australia & New Zealand's favourite bikkie! I fell in love with these iconic sweet biscuits while living in Australia for many years.  ANZAC biscuits are a firm favourite for most Australians & New Zealanders who nostalgically have...

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French onion soup - a classic cafe dish This classic soup is found in most French cafes known as Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée, translated as grilled onion soup. A mainstay dish in France, which is also very popular in Belgium. The distinct smell of onions, garlic and...

Gluten-Free Baguette Bread

Gluten-Free Baguette Bread

Gluten-Free Baguette Bread - the heavenly smell of bread baking! A French-style white baguette is an essential gluten-free bread to master and enjoy as a sandwich, garlic bread, with or in soups, on a cheese board or simply on its own fresh from the oven.   As with...

Gluten-Free Banana Loaf

Gluten-Free Banana Loaf

Gluten-Free Banana Loaf Have you ever walked past your fruit basket feeling guilty seeing your over-ripe bananas staring back at you? I'm sure there are plenty of you, so here's a quick, easy recipe to convert 3 very ripe bananas into a magical, luscious, fragrant...

Gluten-Free Lamb & Mint Pasties

Gluten-Free Lamb & Mint Pasties

Gluten-Free Lamb & Mint Pasties - a meal and a snack all in one! A true Cornish pastie would only have beef chunks, swede (rutabaga), potatoes and onion seasoned with salt and pepper and a sliver of butter. I've swapped the beef for lamb fillet, kept the...

Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

Nothing beats homemade lemon curd for its rich and creamy lemon taste! Homemade lemon curd works wonders as either a topping or a spread for breakfast toast, many desserts and sweet bakes. Easy and quick to make in 20 minutes over the stove using a heatproof bowl over...

Gluten-Free Corn & Cheese Waffles

Gluten-Free Corn & Cheese Waffles

Gluten-Free Cheese & Corn Waffles - a Tex-Mex Savoury Snack Sweet waffles are the norm when it comes to making waffles for breakfast, but savoury ones are totally acceptable as a snack or to go with certain dishes. Using the gluten-free waffle batter, I leave out...

Mexican Chipotle Chicken

Mexican Chipotle Chicken

Mexican Chipotle Chicken - a naturally gluten-free dish! Tender grilled chicken thighs marinated in a sweet and spicy homemade Mexican chipotle sauce and cooked together with chargrilled red peppers and corn-on-the-cob pieces is a naturally gluten-free winning dish....

Gluten-Free Beef & Ale Pies

Gluten-Free Beef & Ale Pies

Gluten-Free Beef & Ale Pies - Perfect Comfort Pub Food! Nothing beats a homemade savoury pie filled with tender beef cooked slowly in ale, onions, carrots and mushrooms. The gluten-free flaky & buttery pastry crisps up nicely as a lid to the beef filling....

Gluten-Free Pizza

Gluten-Free Pizza

Gluten-Free Pizza Everyone loves a good pizza, whether it is a weekly dinner, occasional treat or to celebrate a special occasion. Most people will either order pizza as a takeaway or in some lucky households, make them from scratch. With limited choices of ready-made...

Gluten-Free British Scones

Gluten-Free British Scones

Gluten-Free British Scones - an afternoon tea essential! Like most of you, when I switched to a gluten-free diet, I had to accept that afternoon teas were in the past! Not for long though, once I found how to tweak my gluten scone recipes into a worthy gluten-free...

Gluten-Free Mediterranean Meatloaf

Gluten-Free Mediterranean Meatloaf

Gluten-Free Mediterranean Meatloaf with Cauliflower & Potato Mash * * Here's a classic family meal that most of us have made or eaten with hearty servings of mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Mediterranean Flavours My meatloaf recipe has a slight tweak that...

Gluten-Free Pear Flan

Gluten-Free Pear Flan

Gluten-Free Pear Flan Who doesn’t love a baked fruit-filled flan? This recipe is a great way to use left-over fruits, as is the case with my nearly overripe pears. The almond cream filling (aka frangipane) compliments the pears, as well as the crisp, buttery pastry....