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

Baja Fish Tacos Two Ways.

2019-06-24T19:13:28+00:0021st May 2019|

Baja Fish Tacos Two Ways Masa Harina, or dough from corn, was used the by the Aztecs as far back as the 15th century. Corn is finely ground, cooked in water with slaked lime, and then ground and dried again. Mixed with water, or sometimes oil, it forms the dough called "masa" that is used to make corn tortillas. Soft corn tacos can be filled and served with a variety of fillings both traditional and non- traditional. This fish taco hails from the state of Baja California in Mexico. Fill the tortillas with mild white fish such as cod or Tipila, coat in a tempura style gluten-free batter, and top with colourful Latin-inspired slaws and dips. To make a truly eclectic vegan version I have used tinned Banana blossoms, a fibrous banana flower that makes an impressive fish substitute. I serve my tacos with a celeriac and apple slaw, guacamole, and pink onions. Feel free to choose your own toppings. If you can’t find gluten free corn tacos in the supermarket you can purchase them online From Cool Chile company or MX Supermarket Banana Blossom Tacos (You can use this recipe for either the fish or the banana blossom) Ingredients Read more

Free From Beer for Brunch and a recipe for Red Flannel Hash.

2019-03-15T13:20:03+00:0015th March 2019|

When I moved to the U.K, in the early 1990s, The Sunday Roast was a major event. It was typically washed down with several pints of beer, often between the hours of 12 and 2.30. Twenty-five years later and it’s all about brunch. North American and Antipodean influences have bought us flat whites and the beloved avocado toast, along with a myriad of innovative and eclectic brunch dishes. Brunch now is an all day performance, and it doesn't just take place just on a Sunday. Traditionally, brunch dishes have been paired with Mimosas, Bloody Marys or Bellinis, but beer and brunch pairings are just as good, if not better. A light, citrus-flavoured wheat beer is a perfect match for the sweetness of pancakes or French toast. Multi-flavoured, salty breakfast sandwiches and hashes are well complimented by the subtle hoppy flavours of an I.P.A. The variety of tastes in a Full English are a perfect match for milder pilsners. Red Flannel Hash is a traditional brunch dish from the American East Coast, named after the colours in a red flannel shirt. It consists of a hash of leftovers from a salt beef dinner, which is then fried with beets. The addition Read more

Veganuary Gluten Free Pizza Socca Style

2019-03-15T11:51:51+00:0016th January 2019|

This gluten free pizza base is made with gram flour. The base can be prepared ahead so it’s really just a matter of adding a topping or two and baking for fifteen minutes. The Italians have been using gram flour to make a delightful flatbread called Farinita, for centuries, and in the South of France, gram flour is mixed with olive oil and seasonings to make a pancake like dish called Socca. Gram flour, also known as chickpea flour, is available in health food shops, Asian and ethnic shops, and many supermarkets. Literally made from ground chic peas, it is high in protein and fibre, low in fat, and is naturally gluten free. To make a Veganuary inspired pizza, top your base with cashew cheese or your favourite plant- based cheese and then add your toppings. I top mine with a courgette Mac ’n’ cheese and pulled jackfruit, but a simple spinach and tomato topping works just as well. If vegan is not your thing, you can top with cheese and your favourite pizza toppings. Feta, marinated kale, and mushroom is a great choice for a winter option. Perfect served with a green salad or slaw and a glass of Read more

NOW SERVING FREE FROM in Birmingham

2019-03-15T14:39:54+00:003rd January 2019|

We are proud to announce you can now get a cold pint of draught Free From Beer at the following locations in the midlands: Kilder Bar, Digbeth Kilder is a Craft Beer, Natural Wine & Cider bar, based in the heart of Birmingham. Serving bar snacks & sharing plates with a focus on using the best of British produce. Visit Website BooBoo Coffee, Harbourne Visit Website

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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