Grains

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Roasted Barley

Roasted Barley

Roasted Barley, with its toasted flavour and a nutty texture, is a great snack and suitable for Diabetic, Low Calorie and Low Fat diets. Barley is an ancient grain that not so widely used today. It is a substantial addition to soups and makes a delicious replacement for rice in a vegetable risotto. I was […]

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Cornbread

Cornbread

This light, moist cornbread is ideal for those who enjoy a granular textured bread and is suitable for Fodmap and Gluten Free diets. In regions where corn is a staple, cornmeal is available in a variety of grades from coarse stoneground, providing a nutty flavour, to finer varieties. Wheat flour if often added to the […]

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Quinoa Citrus and Herbs

Quinoa, Citrus and Herbs

A multitude of flavours and colours for this salad of grains, fruit, nuts, seeds and herbs. I have used quinoa, a high protein, Gluten Free grain; but there are many other wholegrains that are suitable in this recipe. For a Fodmap and Gluten Free-friendly salad try bulgur wheat, millet or wild rice. Many of the […]

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Grilled Polenta - Mushrooms- image

Grilled Polenta, Mushrooms

Grilled polenta and mushrooms is a tasty alternative to mushrooms on toast that is suitable for Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free and Vegan diets. This combination of polenta and mushrooms could also be considered a variation of risotto or pasta, making it a starter at a dinner party or a light meal with a […]

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Injera - Teff Pancake

Injera – Teff Pancake

Injera is a type of pancake, made with teff flour which is Gluten Free. It is a staple in the Horn of Africa where the grain, teff, originates. It is a very nutritious, being high in protein and iron, and is gluten free. These qualities have made the grain highly sought-after; and it is now […]

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Polenta

Polenta the slow, traditional way. Particularly useful for Fodmap, Gluten Free and Low Fat diets. Cornmeal, the ingredient of polenta, is a staple in many cultures including northern Italy and several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The polenta as a ‘porridge’ may be referred to as “grits”, the coarsely ground corn/maize. It is cooked to a […]

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Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

A substantial, easy-to-prepare breakfast with options to make it suitable for Dairy Free, Fodmap, Gluten Free, Nut free, Paleo and Vegan diets. The variations offered make it suitable for all diets including Diabetic, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw and Vegan. Bircher muesli originated in Switzland and is a quick and simple breakfast for our […]

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American Buckwheat Waffles

Waffles are delicious as a sweet or savoury snack for Fodmap, Gluten Free and Diabetic diets. Visiting my mother soon after she had moved house we rediscovered the waffle iron. We became a little sentimental and dug out the family waffle recipe and started a little cooking experiment. Mum has been a huge influence in […]

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Millet Burgers

Millet Burgers

These burgers also make delicious little canapés and are suitable for Dairy Free, Nut Free and Vegetarian and Vegan diets. And they offer an interesting combination of flavours and textures that you can alter according to your taste and diet requirements. Millet is Gluten Free and, as such, is suitable for the Gluten Free and […]

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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh, flavours of the Mediterranean enjoyed by Dairy Free, Diabetic and Low Calorie diets among many others. Also referred to as a parsley salad, Tabbouleh can be personalised according to taste and the availability of ingredients. To the parsley is added a softened grain. I have used millet, which is gluten free and a tasty […]

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Millet

Millet

Millet is a gluten free grain and a good substitute for couscous and bulgur wheat. It has a fine texture; and it is a versatile ingredient depending on how it is cooked. The method I outline is for a soft, dry texture like bulgur wheat. If you cook it longer with more water, it will […]

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Peaches with Feta

Peaches with Feta

A fruit-based starter; or a light lunch for Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie and Vegetarian diets. This dish provides a delicious mix of summer flavours – fragrant peaches and basil with salty feta cheese mixed with a grain to bind the contrasting textures. I have selected giant couscous (not suitable for GF diet), other examples […]

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Foccacia

Foccacia

A recipe for the delicious Italian-style bread foccacia that is a healthy choice for Dairy Free, Diabetic and Vegan diets. Making foccacia is very similar to making a regular loaf; however, the resulting moisture and texture is different because of the higher oil content. For this reason, it is not coded as suitable for LC, […]

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Toasted Quinoa

The texture and nutty flavour of toasted quinoa make a particularly good substitute for a nut topping, suitable for Nut Free diets. Quinoa is a grain that is very high in protein, making it a nutritious addition to vegetarian and vegan diets. It is quite bland in flavour when boiled; however, toasting results in a […]

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Bread – Spelt Flour

A wholemeal loaf with a delicious nutty flavour that will be enjoyed by many people who normally avoid wheat. Spelt, also known as ‘dinkel’ or ‘hulled’ wheat, is an ancient grain from the wheat family. Its gluten and carbohydrate structure is different to that of the wheat we know; and it is suitable for some […]

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Fruit Crumble

Fruit Crumble

Fruit crumble, an all time favourite, with variations making it suitable for Fodmap, Gluten Free, Nut free, Paleo and Vegan diets. Crumble was one of the top five desserts (puds) in my childhood. It was the apple crumble that was ‘top of the pops’ largely because of a regular supply of prime apples from my […]

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Green Salad and Grains

Green Salad with Grains

A light, bright salad prepared with seasonal vegetables and suitable for most diets including Dairy Free, Diabetic, Low Calorie and Vegetarian. Spring brings the return of wonderful green vegetables, perfect for salads. The combinations are numerous even when you need to consider the diets you are catering for and select carefully. Fodmap diets avoid particular […]

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Anzac Biscuit

The perfect high energy snack for Dairy Free and Nut Free diets and Vegans and Vegetarians. As I started to collect recipes for this website, it was the family favourites that first sprung to mind. These sweet, oat biscuits, similar to the commercial granola and ‘health’ bars, were a part of packed lunches and picnics. […]

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