Meals

If you can’t tell already, cooking is my passion! The amount of recipes from around the world, all with their own alternative twist, unique method and flavour means cooking has endless possibilities. Sometimes this can be a bit overwhelming. My time as a caterer made me realise, planning the meals you love can sometimes be just as important as making them.

Planning gluten-free meals has been a challenge for me in the past. After many trial and errors, practice and research, I’ve learnt it gets easier and more rewarding to tweak a gluten-based meal into a delicious gluten-free meal. From breakfast to dinner, here’s some of my meal ideas to stop your head scratching and give you some gluten-free inspiration for all types of occasions.

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 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 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...

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 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...

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....

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....

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...

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 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...

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 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 Potato Gnocchi

Gluten-Free Potato Gnocchi

This gluten-free potato gnocchi dish is served with either a sage butter sauce or homemade pesto sauce. The recipes for these sauces are included in the recipe card. Is gnocchi a pasta? Potato gnocchi is an Italian dish that falls in the pasta category, although it is...

Chicken Casserole with Gluten-Free Parsley Dumplings

Chicken Casserole with Gluten-Free Parsley Dumplings

Chicken Casserole with Gluten-Free Parsley Dumplings -  the ultimate comfort food for a cold day Nothing beats tender chicken pieces slowly cooked with an array of healthy vegetables, topped with delicious gluten-free parsley dumplings. Stove-top or slow cooker This...

Gluten-Free Bagels

Gluten-Free Bagels

Bagels are known for their classic, chewy texture and shiny coats. They also need a high GLUTEN flour to create this, so making them gluten-free took a bit of work to create the perfect bagel recipe. This recipe will make perfect gluten-free bagels to be enjoyed with...

Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs

Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs

Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs Making these Ikea-style Swedish meatballs with homemade cream gravy, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce is not as hard as it seems. The recipe card includes the gluten-free recipes for all four dishes.Ikea's Swedish Meatballs Who hasn’t...

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Fried Chicken - a perfect street food indulgence! Wherever you travel to in the world, each country has their own version of fried chicken; from super spicy to extra crunchy, but very few offer a gluten-free coating when sold as street food or...

Gluten-Free Honey Fried Prawns

Gluten-Free Honey Fried Prawns

Who doesn't love fried prawns? Here is a true and tried recipe for the absolute best and easiest gluten-free honey fried prawns....plus with video to follow! Nearly every Chinese restaurant around the world will have deep-fried prawns on their menu, but most of them...

Gluten-Free Brie & Onion Tart

Gluten-Free Brie & Onion Tart

Gluten-Free Brie & Onion Tart - the perfect alfresco dish! This gluten-free Brie and onion tart is perfect for outdoor dining, especially in Vienna where we are lucky to have many beautiful blue skies with long sunny days in Summer at agreeable temperatures. The...