Beer & Cheese Dip

2019-10-23T07:30:21+00:0023rd October 2019|

Beer Cheese is said to have originated in Kentucky in the early 1930s. Served cold as a dip, it consists of a sharp cheddar cheese, beer, garlic, and sometimes peppers and Cayenne. In Winchester Kentucky there is an annual Beer Cheese Festival where amateurs and professionals compete to win the title of best beer cheese. I wonder what the judges would think of my version, a true Free From Recipe: Plant- based, with Free From Pilsner, cashew nuts, smoked paprika and garlic. Beer Cheese is lovely on its own as a dip, and absolutely show-stopping on a plate of nachos. FOR THE BEER CHEESE 75 g cashew nuts soaked 100 ml beer 100 gr grated orange sweet potato 2 cloves garlic crushed 1 tb-smoked paprika 3 TBS nutritional yeast 2tbs olive oil 3-4 tbS extra beer for blending.   Soak cashews in beer for several hours or overnight Method in a saucepan combine the beer soaked nuts, and sweet potato cook on a low heat until the sweet potato is soft. Add the nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, garlic and olive oil and combine Transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth add extra beer if needed to get the Read more

Autumn Harvest

2019-10-23T07:20:28+00:0023rd October 2019|

The nights are drawing in and its jumper weather already. Roasts, cooked either in a slow cooker or the oven, make “for” a cosy choice for the cooler darker evenings. Beer as a marinade imparts a rich deep flavour and a lovely dark colour. Although beer has less acidity than wine, it still works wonderfully to tenderise the meat. The molasses in this recipe will balance out the flavours and create a sticky dark sauce. Serve with seasonal cornbread, made with corn straight from the cob, and add a side of fries for a casual lunch or dinner. For an indulgent Sunday brunch, top the beef and corn bread with an egg. Serve with a glass of IPA SLOW COOKED BEEF INGREDIENTS I kilo beef flat brisket 330ml of I.P.A 2tb Smoked Paprika 1tsp sea salt 2 cloves minced garlic 3tb Cumin. 2 onions sliced 6tbs molasses.   FOR THE CORNBREAD 100g gluten free flour 125g Polenta 1 tsp chilli seeds 1 tsp sea salt 2 tsp baking powder 3 Eggs 400ml Milk 60ml vegetable oil 100g  sweet corn 100g roasted chopped red peppers Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Rub the Brisket with the spice mix. Slice the onions Read more

Gluten-Free BBQ

2019-06-24T19:13:33+00:0024th June 2019|

Cooking outside, or cooking with fire should result in so much more than the usual parade of burnt bangers, burgers, and garishly coloured drumsticks. For a gorgeous gluten-friendly BBQ, you can create a muddled-up mezze using food inspired by the Middle East, North Africa, and Korea. Instead of bread-heavy burgers, make a selection of Middle Eastern style koftas, skip the bread and serve with rainbow coloured summer dips and salads. Marinate turkey, or chicken breast in Turkish pepper paste or Korean Gochung paste and cook on skewers. Serve with an Asian Kimchi Slaw. or a nut and  plum Tabbouleh. Summer offers so much in the way of fresh produce. Get on trend and offer more veggie and plant- based foods. Let fruit and vegetables take on a starring role. Chargrilled baby aubergines are delicious drizzled with pomegranate syrup and dusted with Dukkah Spice. Peach and Haloumi kebabs make perfect small bites, a lovely combination of salty and sweet. For a show-stopping crowd pleaser, try this grilled Cauliflower recipe. The cauliflower is marinated in a Turkish pepper paste, dressed with tahini- turmeric dressing, and then garnished with a mix of, nuts, herbs and seeds. Show-stopping- Cauliflower. Ingredients 1 Large Cauliflower or Read more

A Gluten Free Christmas

2018-12-07T18:06:08+00:007th December 2018|

If you are hosting this year’s Christmas Party, it’s easy to create gluten free Christmas canapés. Instead of using bread for crostini, substitute seasoned sweet potato rounds. Bake, and then top with your favourite fillings. Be imaginative with toppings; pea puree with ham hock and pomegranate jam is full of traditional flavours, black bean with a vegan yoghurt and mango is tropical and exotic and beet Tzatziki is so pretty it belongs on any party table. For a hipster gluten free version of pigs in blankets, wrap strips of Haloumi and rosemary in maple bacon and grill until the bacon is crisp and the Haloumi is melting. When it comes to Christmas treats, friands, an Aussie take on a French classic, are a light and easy-to-make gluten free substitute for mince pies. The recipe here calls for a mince pie topping but you can use all kinds of variations .Try them with pistachio nuts and stem ginger, or cranberry, orange and walnut. Delicious served warmed with brandy butter and glass of gluten- free beer! Christmas Friends with Mince Pie Topping Makes 12 muffin or cupcake size cakes. 250 gr of icing sugar 125 gr of ground almonds 75gr of gluten Read more

Great Recipe Ideas for Gluten Free…

2019-03-15T11:52:20+00:0022nd October 2018|

Whilst between us we reckon to know quite a bit about drinks, we certainly won’t make the same claim to be experts when it comes to food. However, we do know someone who is, and we thought it would be helpful to suggest some recipe ideas – gluten free of course – that will go well with our beers. We have teamed up to collaborate with Tansy Austin to create a few dishes to get our food pairing. Here's a bit more about Tansy...  I moved to the South Coast of England to start a Mexican Cantina with my Irish boyfriend. We called the Cantina "Las Margaritas" For ten years, I made tamales, soft corn tacos, mole and authentic Aztec stews for the people of Poole. Along with classic Mexican meat dishes our menu always featured meat, gluten and dairy free dishes. “Free-From Food” that tasted authentic. Food that didn’t need a long list of special ingredients, but still looked amazing on the plate. Following the sale of Las Margaritas I continue to work locally. I provide outside catering to private clients. I create menus and cook for a variety of local businesses. My focus is Read more

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