You could say these are BBQ meatballs on a skewer but they have an enormous punch of Middle Eastern flavour, seasoned with a homemade kofta spice blend. They go so well with freshly made flatbreads and yoghurt sauce together with an assortment of salads, especially tabbouleh, a refreshing, vibrant salad.
This is a hearty Ukrainian comfort dish with seasoned minced meat & rice stuffed in blanched cabbage leaves and slow-cooked in a tangy tomato sauce.This naturally gluten-free meal is a traditional recipe, but feel free to add some extra vegetables and spices like mushrooms, spinach, peas or beans or chillis to lift the flavour to your liking.If you are partial to cheese, add some ricotta and grated mozzarella or a stronger cheese like cheddar to the stuffing.
Chicken Kyiv is a tenderised chicken breast stuffed with cold garlic & parsley butter. It’s coated in gluten-free flour, eggs, and either store-bought or homemade gluten-free breadcrumbs before being deep-fried and/or baked. This classic Ukrainian dish is famously known for its filling of melted butter that oozes out when you slice into the football-shaped crumbed chicken. It is usually served with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes (to mop up the garlic butter!)
Piroshki is Ukrainian for hand pies made from yeasted dough. This recipe is for minced meat-filled piroshki, cooked with garlic, mushrooms and bacon, seasoned with fresh herbs and sweet paprika. This delicious savoury filling is encased in a gluten-free bread dough and baked. They can be eaten warm or cold, making them very practical for picnics and lunch boxes plus they freeze very well for future occasions.
This is a seriously wholesome and satisfying breakfast to enjoy for those lazy weekend mornings or to impress overnight guests. Using the freshest eggs available, seasonable asparagus, strong nutty cheese and your favourite ham will give these nutritious buckwheat crêpes a whole lot of flavour!
Cheese & ham filled empanadas are just as popular as the meat-filled ones in Argentina. Often made at the last minute using up leftover pieces of various cheese and cold ham, these empanadas are a popular quick-snack option.The filling is mainly cheese with a few pieces of ham, enveloped in a white (Roux) sauce that has been flavoured with onions, garlic, parsley, nutmeg and white pepper.This filling recipe is perfect for mini empanadas. There is so much flavour in one bite! It is natural for some cheese to ooze out of the empanada, but this leakage ends up crisping up nicely against the pastry and at the base, adding an extra layer of flavour.
Once you have made the Dukkah blend, preparing the chicken is straightforward and is a quick & delicious weekday meal. The Dukkah is used as the final layer in the crumbing of each chicken schnitzel or fillet. Chilled briefly to keep the coating intact and roasted for 20 minutes.Serve the Dukkah chicken either whole or in bite-size slices with Roasted Chickpeas & Pumpkin (recipe included in this card) and other optional sides like hummus dip (recipe also included), fresh garden salad, feta cheese and black olives. If this seems like too much of a feast for a weekday dinner, then plan this for the weekend for the family or a social gathering.
This Reuben sandwich is the perfect excuse to use up leftover corned beef and assemble this classic New York creation. Grilling the Reuben brings all the tangy, pickled and salty flavours into a melting masterpiece. This is truly the champion of all toasted sandwiches!
Using simple and fresh ingredients creates this gluten-free pork & nut terrine into a festive appetiser dish to enjoy with relishes.
The best part of the Christmas turkey is the gluten-free cornbread sausage stuffing using my homemade gluten-free cornbread!
Meal prep for Thanksgiving or Christmas is easy with these rolled turkey fillets, gluten-free chestnut & cranberry stuffing & sweet potato salad.
These sweet and spicy chicken wings are oven-baked with the skin removed, resulting in a healthier meal rather than the traditional deep-fried version with the skin left on. The glaze is made with butter and either a store-bought Franks Red Hot® or Texas-Pete® sauce or my homemade version. Reduce the amount of butter if you prefer to lower the fat content slightly.The blue cheese dipping sauce is made using strong blue cheese, low-fat if possible, and low-fat yoghurt and milk.In combination with plenty of celery sticks and a generous bowl of salad, this meal is good to go for those looking for some healthier meals to eat.
Create your own homemade Chinese New Year or festive dinner with either a whole Peking duck or breast pieces together with gluten-free pancakes, gluten-free Hoisin and my blend for five-spice seasoning.
After an overnight marinade, these Char Siu pork ribs, also known as Chinese BBQ pork ribs, are cooked slowly over a water bath in the oven. They transform into glistening, sweet and gooey ribs with hints of five-spice and Hoisin flavours to increase your appetite for more. Serve with the dipping sauce for extra flavour and plenty of sliced cucumber, spring onions and chopped chillis. Don't forget to have a few finger bowls handy and heaps of serviettes.
Serve these cute and appetising gluten-free bacon choux buns at your next party as finger food. They'll be gone in minutes!
Four recipes on one recipe card for this Cajun crumbed chicken schnitzel meal with avocado salsa and roasted pumpkin wedges as sides, plus my homemade Cajun seasoning.
An authentic and hearty Viennese goulash is a thick rich paprika beef stew with equal quantities of onions and beef which gives a sweet gravy that is seasoned with Austria’s favourite spice; caraway, plenty of garlic and marjoram.Served with gluten-free dumplings, specifically Serviettenknödel which literally means in German, Napkin dumplings. They effectively mop up the rich beef paprika sauce oozing from the goulash and add that extra carb component to the dish.Viennese goulash is traditionally served with boiled parsley potatoes and freshly baked Kaiser bread rolls, known as Semmel-Brötchen or Kaisersemmel.
Tender chicken pieces marinated in tikka masala paste are cooked gently in a mildly-spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce.Pair the butter chicken with a couple of gluten-free naan bread and/or a bowl of basmati rice.
This recipe is like a Middle Eastern Paella, prepared and cooked in one pan in under an hour. The chicken is succulent, seasoned in a Baharat spice blend and accompanied by a healthy serving of vegetable lemon rice.All the ingredients and instructions for the homemade Baharat spice blend, Baharat chicken and the vegetable lemon rice are listed in this recipe card.