Category: gluten free

  • Red Hamburger Relish

    As a child I frequently had Bick’s Hamburger Relish. The availability of this product in the USA is spotty at best, so as usual I made it myself. This recipe is really, really close to what I remember, and you can easily make a half batch. 7 cups ground cucumbers (approximately 7 medium sized cucumbers, […]

  • Chocolate and peanut butter mug cake

    As an added bonus, you can easily make this keto friendly or vegan. Makes 2 decent sized mug cakes, or 1 if you have a huge mug and are feeling gluttonous! Whisk together: 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1/4 cup / 60ml milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Whisk into the liquids: 1/2 cup (120ml) almond […]

  • Balsamic-grape jelly

    Our home city recently lost a culinary institution. One of their specials was to serve their grilled cheese sandwich with what they called “balsamic jam”. I never had their grilled cheese, and their “balsamic jam” was actually “balsamic jelly” made by adding balsamic vinegar to grape jelly in a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to jelly. […]

  • Gluten free Lorne sausage

    Lorne sausage is Scotland’s own sausage. Made well, with good ingredients, it is delightfully different. Sadly all too many are made without care and with iffy ingredients, so they are merely “tasty” instead of “delightful”. Here’s a gluten free version for those who have to avoid wheat and other gluten bearing grains. 1 cup rice, […]

  • Peanut butter and dark treacle popcorn

    This is one of those tweak recipes that makes you go WOW. It’s sweet, salty, savoury, and with a touch of bitterness. It’s also gluten free and vegan. Feel free to substitute to cater for allergies. This recipe makes a decent snack size portion for 2 to 3 people. It’s also quite filling! 1/4 cup […]

  • Oat and banana waffles

    Nice and simple, and gluten free. Preheat your waffle iron. 1 heaped cup oats 1 medium banana 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs drizzle of molasses just for flavour up to 1/4 cup milk Add the first 5 ingredients to your food processor. Blend to a smooth paste. Add […]

  • Queen of Puddings

    For Mother’s Day, I asked my wife to choose a pudding we’d never had before. To be extra mean I handed her a book with over 140 classic British Pudding recipes – how horrible I am! She chose Queen of Puddings. I have had this once before in my whole life. It’s one I felt […]

  • Stuart’s Gluten Free Simnel pudding

    Simnel Cake is a British Easter tradition. I decided to take the cake recipe and convert it to make a Simnel Pudding, because everyone needs some pudding in their life! Makes 1 large pudding. You can double the quantities to make 2. 250g/8oz mixed dried fruit 25g/1oz stem ginger (finely chopped or grated) 1/2 lemon […]

  • Substitute for Ready Brek

    As a child I liked the sickly sweet sugar laden breakfast cereals, like every other kid. I also liked Ready Brek, laden with honey or treacle. Ready Brek wasn’t so easy to find in the USA when I looked a while back, so I set out to make it myself. I saw the recipes and […]

  • Burger seasoning

    Any burger can be improved by some seasoning. This blend helps up the flavour quite a lot, and can be easily multiplied up and/or tweaked to taste. 2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 2 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Onion Powder 2 tsp Paprika 2 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder Cook […]