Sunday, 25 March 2012

Grain Free Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies GF

Before embarking on my present day gluten-free diet, my favourite cookies were Maryland Cookies especially the Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut ones. Armed with the knowledge I have today, I understand why I could munch my way through almost a whole packet in one sitting, sugar is addictive.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Bean Salad with a Mint Dressing GF SCD

If you are cooking for the SCD the choice of beans is limited. Basically, you can choose from haricot (navy) beans, black beans, lima beans, kidney beans and small red beans.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Allspice - Grain Free Hot Cross Buns GF SCD


Used by the Mayan Indians to embalm their dead and by the Aztecs in their chocolate drinks, Allspice (Pimento dioica) was reportedly discovered by Christopher Columbus in the late 15th Century, when he was searching for new sources of pepper. Its botanical name is derived from the words pimenta (Portuguese) and pimienta (Spanish), which mean pepper
, due to its similarity in appearance to peppercorns. Allspice was so named because of its powerful aroma and flavour, which resembles cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon but with some peppery heat.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Nut Roast GF SCD

You might think that nut roast is very '70s but it's something we've been eating regularly for many years. Sunday dinners and Christmas Day just wouldn't be the same without one! The recipe I'm posting is a pretty basic recipe but feel free to vary it by adding different veggies, herbs and spices.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Vegetable and Cashew Nut Curry GF SCD

This curry is a lightly spiced dish which is delicious with Cauliflower Rice and perfect for a quick supper. If you're following the SCD then you may wish to prepare your own garam masala spice here to ensure that it is free from additives.