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Tag: #glutenfree

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Orange Almond and Chocolate Cakes [gluten free, lactose free]

Maltese and Gozitan oranges come in all shapes, flavours and sizes, blood oranges with bright red flesh that taste very faintly of raspberries, some with big navels and no seeds, bitter Seville oranges brought to the island during Arab rule and in the open rambling countryside, you can find fragrant bergamot oranges

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Gurbell al Cartoccio with roasted fennel potatoes, fish on Fridays

Gurbell [meagre in English] is one of the most delicious fish that is available locally. It has a firm and fleshy texture, with a mild taste that

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Barley and fresh mint soup with greek yoghurt [gluten free, diabetic friendly]

High in fibre, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, barley is one of those old fashioned grains that is perhaps not considered to be as trendy as some other popular ones being marketed today.  I like its nutty taste and the soft texture that never becomes mushy and it is lower in calories and fats than most other ancient grains. Combined with fresh mint and greek … Read More Barley and fresh mint soup with greek yoghurt [gluten free, diabetic friendly]

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Saturday night Chinese: Sweet and Sour Pork

Bing uses local Maltese pork. He loves the taste and texture and combines this with the freshest of ingredients. He believes that fresh ingredients contribute to success of this dish.

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Figs and Pan de Higo [vegan, gluten free]

I am always left with the memory of where I got a first taste of something I really like that leaves an impression on me.  I  remember way back traveling from Malaga to Granada when I first came across this delicious fig ‘bread’ with flavours reminiscent of Arab sweets, in one of the villages on the Sierra Nevada.   I have been making it ever … Read More Figs and Pan de Higo [vegan, gluten free]

Roasted Tomato Soup with Thyme and Fresh Turmeric [Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Free]

The flavour of fresh thyme with tomatoes is delicious and I use fresh turmeric root to give it a boost of natural medicinal properties and I like to use it often and in small amounts

Weekend baking: Lemon and Ginger Polenta Cake [gluten free]

‘Weekends are meant for baking especially during the winter months.  Recipes can be adapted in many different ways to avoid gluten and to make life simpler especially if the cake is intended for sharing during a busy weekend. Citrus season is abundant and at its peak here and some of those lemons weighing down the branches in our back gardens can be used to … Read More Weekend baking: Lemon and Ginger Polenta Cake [gluten free]

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Crustless Pumpkin Pie [egg free, gluten free, reduced sugar]

‘Pumpkins and squash can withstand our harsh summer heat and Halloween is a good reason to celebrate our autumn harvest. Surprisingly there are still a few in Catholic Malta who are reluctant to acknowledge the feast of Halloween, for the obvious reasons that it is associated with being anti-Christian or perhaps seen as another over-commercialised celebration that is not part of our heritage.   But carving … Read More Crustless Pumpkin Pie [egg free, gluten free, reduced sugar]

Cooking with Amaranth

Amaranth is an ancient, gluten-free superfood associated with the Aztec empire. When raw, it appears to be similar to quinoa but changes completely in texture when it is cooked. Amaranth seeds are nutrient-dense and high in protein and amino acids, calcium and iron. It is comparable to a… Source The Sunday Times: Superfoods: cooking with Amaranth

What to eat in January

January sees us spending more time indoors to recharge our minds and bodies after the recent festivities. The fresh food we find shifts by season and there is a distinct difference in the market especially when it comes to fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables. Source The Sunday Times : What to eat in January I use fresh fruit and vegetables from Big Fresh in … Read More What to eat in January

Curried Butternut Squash Soup with homemade coconut milk

‘Perfect for winter, with lots of fresh ginger, this is such a delicious soup.’ You will need: 1/2 onion 1 large clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds a pinch of ground cumin grated zest of 1/2 lemon 1/2 butternut squash, skin on and chopped 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped 1/2 sweet potato, peeled and chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon … Read More Curried Butternut Squash Soup with homemade coconut milk

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Gluten-free & lactose-free Christmas treats [with Vegan Baci]

Gluten-free, lactose-free and reduced sugar diets are hot topics these days. The drive for ingredients to suit a large number of food intolerances comes from consumers and with such a large choice in the market, guests no longer have to feel they are a burden to their hosts and be apologetic about their intolerances. Adjusting recipes to make them suitable for everyone is much … Read More Gluten-free & lactose-free Christmas treats [with Vegan Baci]