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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