Category: Gluten Free

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A Tunisian Hazelnut Dessert – Bouza [diabetic friendly, gluten free, egg free, lactose free, vegan]

As I dig deeper into the Mediterranean kitchen I become more familiar with the cuisine of Tunisia. I was served this dessert by a Tunisian friend at a dinner a few years ago. For me this hazelnut cream beats the classics like creme brulee.  This dessert is egg free, gluten free and vegan.  If you wish you can also use regular milk. It is … Read More A Tunisian Hazelnut Dessert – Bouza [diabetic friendly, gluten free, egg free, lactose free, vegan]

Gluten free Greek honey and fig Cheesecake….. using myzithra or ricotta

I made a light cheesecake, baked custard and cake all in one, my day of trying out new recipes in the hotel. It is also gluten free as we use cornstarch instead of flour, just a fabulous recipe…. I added figs and honey this time and the tasting bit is always the best part…silky, smooth yet a cakey texture with a defined honey flavor… … Read More Gluten free Greek honey and fig Cheesecake….. using myzithra or ricotta

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Pumpkin and Coconut Soup (Gluten Free)

‘Simply scoop out the flesh in mini pumpkins, steam the shell and use it as a bowl. A filling meal, the flesh soaks the flavors in the soup and can be scooped out and eaten.’

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Scottish Red Lentil Soup, so healthy with no added fat..[gluten free, diabetic friendly]

I crave this soup, even during the hot summers and make it almost every week.

It is so quick to prepare, no blender, no chopping and you end up with a satiny purée and a bit of texture – it is just divine.

My Scottish mother-in-law was not too fond of cooking but she made this soup when I went to her home for the very first time in Irvine and I loved it so much that she made it for me each time I visited. This is her recipe.

It has no added fats, is so healthy and wholesome and if you are craving comfort food try this for a healthy option. I have mine as it is but you can put one of those fresh mozzarella balls in the bottom of the bowl or a fresh Maltese gbejna before pouring the hot soup in serve it with the option of grated parmigiano reggiano. It is just delicious and gets rid of all those hunger pangs very quickly !

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Watermelon Chili Preserve

  Watermelon is so refreshing and at the peak of its season now so i think its a good idea to take advantage while the price is low to stock up and store some for the winter months. We have spent the last month eating watermelon for breakfast with yoghurt, for lunch with local goats cheese and making endless fresh juices and home made … Read More Watermelon Chili Preserve

Jam Making Day ! Fig Jam and Zucchini Ginger Jam …

What would you expect Paradise to be like ? I ask myself this question from time to time and wonder if it is similar to the tiny island in the Mediterranean where I now live. A heaven on earth, blissful, serene, surrounded by natural beauty… The sun shines nearly everyday and it is hot, very hot at times, but I love the heat. We … Read More Jam Making Day ! Fig Jam and Zucchini Ginger Jam …