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DIABETIC & GLUTEN FREE.
Thu 29-Mar-12
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Hattie
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Another quinoa dish Sue, I don't know how you are with beans & red bell peppers but you could easily substitute other vegetables & spring onion greens for the ordinary onion. I thought it was a good basic recipe that both you & Steve could share. I bet it would be good with rabbit or duck too. My quinoa arrives with my grocery order tomorrow so I shall have a little play with it....as I have some duck I think I might try that.....whoops, I shall have to cook some black beans in the slow cooker. I will report back.  laugh

 

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Thu 29-Mar-12
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Did you mean to post the recipe, or a link, Nadine?  I can't have beans of any kind, I can have peppers in theory, but they are one of the things that sets off the oral allergy so I have to be careful with them.  As you say, though, I could substitute other things.  Have fun playing around tomorrow! big_hug

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Thu 29-Mar-12
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Here's the link Sue......I don't have a brain this morning; the pixies stole it away in the night......doh doh doh.....whistle

 

http://www.lifesambrosia.com/2010/04/quinoa-with-c.....ecipe.html

 

Sorry about the beans, I am going to try butternut squash & aubergine....so you could try those. Also I will try toasting the grains first.

 

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Thu 29-Mar-12
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It looks delicious.....butternut squash and aubergine will go really well with the chicken.  I love cumin and warm spices.

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Thu 29-Mar-12
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wave Oh that looks delicious.  Think I too will try it with the squash and aubergine.  My kind of food!!

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Thu 29-Mar-12
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wave Glad you two like it. 

by the way I have found somewhere to buy quinoa somewhat cheaper online.

 

http://www.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk/chia-seeds/?g.....tAod-3OE_Q

 

I also found an interesting site for Sue to peruse, the woman has to eat gluten-free & has other food allergies. I haven't had a proper look at it yet but came across this cookie recipe.

 

http://www.cucinalibera.com/2012/03/vegan-nut-free.....es-so.html

 

Chia seeds you can buy at above online shop at

 

http://www.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk/

 

You can also get coconut palm sugar there as used in the recipe. They have free UK deliveries if you spend £50+ (all too easily done nowadays). roll_eyes They have a massive list of stuff they sell but you have to poke around a bit, as it doesn't always come up when you type a product into the little box. 

 

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Thu 29-Mar-12
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I am going to have to remember where to find these recipes as I have Quinoa seeds. I am working on the principle that if the seeds are bitter before washing (don't worry they pre-wash them in the shops), then it might keep off the wild boar too and we can grow them where we can't grow maize. cheers

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Just came on here to look for the quinoa with butternut squash & aubergine recipe Nadine posted above.....to remind myself about the ingredients/method.  I'm going to cook this tomorrow, saving some of the slow-roasted belly pork we're having today to dice and mix in with it. ok

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Hi Sue, I have found another little treat for you.....Cookies with chocolate bits in them & no sugar. You will need to get some GF-porridge oats. If you can't find them easily you can get them here....It probably stocks lots of other hard to get GF-products. They deliver to your home. 

 

http://www.gluten-freeshop.co.uk/breakfast-lines/g.....67-163.php

 

Here is the link to the recipe.....

 

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/nikkis-health.....ecipe.html

 

I hope you are allowed the bananas? Maybe not as they are so sweet.....Hmmmm!! ????

 

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Oooh Nadine, they look delicious!  Unfortunately though, bananas are definitely out - they spike my blood glucose quite alarmingly cry

 

On the subject of treats, I really fancied something cakey and chocolatey and fruity last night.  Did a quick google and came up with a 5-min chocolate mug cake recipe (100s of recipes for it on the web).....most of them use cocoa powder and oil, but the one I most liked the sound of used butter and dark chocolate - and it was a GF recipe.  I used Doves Farm GF plain flour, GF baking powder, 1 tbsp Hermesetas sweetener (the recipe calls for 3 tbsp but I just don't have that sweet a tooth anymore), 1 egg, 3 tbsp butter melted with 50g dark choc, and I added a few raspberries and blueberries.  Mix all together and pour into a large mug, microwave for 3 mins.  It was......erm, rubbery!  With hindsight, I think I'd rather just have had a few squares of choc with a handful of berries.  Ah well, you have to try these things! (for research purposes, obviously whistle)

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Oh yes, meant to say, the quinoa with roasted squash/aubergine and diced leftover pork was absolutely yummy ok

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Another treat for you, Sue, although you will have to substitute for the sugar in the GF version of lime & polenta tart¦I know you have a sweeter for that. You could always turn it into a lemon or orange tart of course. I like pastry made with polenta & ground almonds as I like that slightly sandy texture. 

 

http://www.luculliandelights.com/2012/02/always-go.....lenta.html

 

For those that are not GF there is non GF pastry crust 

 

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Hi Sue,

Knowing that all GF products are much more expensive to buy & that you can tolerate spelt flour I thought you might be interested in trying to make your own pasta. These wide noodles are a great favourite with me. I often cook them to have with stews etc as well as with carbonara.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/91.....delle.html

 

Although a pasta machine is quicker it is perfectly possible to roll out by hand, it needs to be very thin. Old Italian mamas used very long thin rolling pins¦.like a slightly thicker broom handle. You can often find 2nd hand machines in charity shops, sometimes hardly used. 

Rocket grows very fast so this is a useful recipe but you could always substitute other vegetables or meat sauces.

Being me, I might use nettle tips, of course......!!!  big_laugh

 

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Sun 8-Apr-12
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Thanks for these, Nadine - I somehow missed the lime tart post yesterday, sorry about that.  They both sound really good, I do like citrussy tarts and am sure a citrus filling would be exceptionally good with polenta or almond pastry.

Have never tried making pasta before, often thought about it though.  I've tried the GF corn pasta - it's not particularly nice, very easy to overcook and has a sort of sticky slimy texture flaming_nora

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Mmm sounds delicious Sue ponder

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