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My March Favourites

It’s that time again, when I list off all my favourite gluten free treats that I’ve enjoyed this month. I started the monthly favourites list at the start of January and it’s been a great way of showing you lovely lot what I’ve really loved in the land of gluten free as well as the gluten free recipes I’ve made and consumed this month!

And I know it’s bad timing doing this blog post today considering it’s April Fool’s day [as well as my cat Honey’s birthday – ‘happy birthday Honey’] but I can assure you none of the things listed are an Aprils fool – I’m not that cruel! Although I did try and fool some of you on my personal facebook and twitter that I’d bought myself a pet skunk… but nobody battered an eyelid! [Isn’t it a cutie!?]

Gluten Free Tortillas

 

It’s pretty clear that one of the things we coeliacs miss  is tortillas, and although I’ve made my own gluten free tortillas, sometimes I miss the convenience of ready made tortillas because, quite frankly, I cannot be bothered to roll out dough and make them! So after trying Love More ready made gluten free tortilla wraps and absolutely loathing them [you can see my review here], a couple of us wondered if we’d ever find tasty ready made gluten free tortillas, that was until Caleigh from Gluten Free[k] came to the rescue! She told us of a fabulous Mexican food site online called Mex Grocer that specialises in gluten free corn tortillas! So I ordered a batch and you do get quite a lot, but it’s great value for money and they freeze wonderfully! They were so tasty and so soft that I after heating them up slightly in a frying pan, I was amazed at how they didn’t break when you wrapped them around your food! I’ll be doing a more in-depth review on them soon but they have become one of my gluten free hero’s!

Foodamentalists Gluten Free Bread Mix

 

I’ve wrote a more in-depth review about this amazing product here, but it’s only fair that I mention it again in my gluten free March Favourites as I’ll definitely be buying more and highly recommend it! Since being diagnosed with coeliac disease, I’ve been pretty wary about making and baking my own gluten free bread and avoided the whole thing like the plague. However, when the lovely Steve from Foodamentalists sent me a bag of their gluten free bread mix, I knew I had to succumb to my fear and make  my own gluten free bread and I’m so glad I tried it, as it was so easy to make and turned out to be one of the tastiest gluten free breads I’ve tried! P.s – It’s also dairy and egg free too!

Dietary Specials & Glutafin Gluten Free Day, Manchester 

 

As you’re all aware, D.S and Glutafin held a Gluten Free World Day in Manchester on the 24th March and I was extremely lucky to have been invited, along with my ‘bezzie’ mate Amy. I’ve wrote about it more here in my recent blog post, but I had such a fabulous dayout that it’s only fair that I mention it in my monthly favourites. If they do happen to be hosting another Gluten Free World Day in your area or near by then you should definitely go! I got to try amazing gluten free foods from Dietary Specials such as their gluten free sausage rolls and other gluten free products such as the amazing TruFree biscuits!

Black Farmer Burgers and Meatballs

 

Since we’ve been having such amazing weather this spring [which goes to show Summer might possibly be a wash out!], I’ve been getting out more [when I haven’t been poorly] and more importantly, having barbecues! Now barbecue often fill  ‘normal’ folk with feelings of summer and nostalgia where as for the humble coeliac, the word ‘barbecue’ often fills them with panic because it’s quite hard hunting down suitable and affordable gluten free burgers and sausages that we can cook on the ‘barbie’. However, that’s when Black Farmer comes to the rescue!

Now it’s very rare that other ‘normal’ wheat loving people are ever jealous of a coeliac and we’re often looked at with the occasional sympathy glance. However, when I cracked Black Farmer’s Pork and Apple Burgers on the barbecue last week and offered the others to try it, every single one of them looked on with envy! So much so that quite a few of us are going to put in an order soon as we can’t get enough! Honestly, they are the nicest tasting burgers I’ve ever had and I’ll be writing up a more in-depth review later on in the month!

Recipes Posted This Month

 

[Gluten/Dairy Free Boxty/Potato Pancake] [Leaning Tower of Mushroom]

[Gluten/Dairy Free Chocolate Tray Bake] [Homemade Chinese Stirfry Sauce]

[Spicy Chickpea Burger] [Nut/Gluten/Dairy Free Orange Cupcakes] [Chicken Pho]

 

Foodamentalist Bread Mix Review

I was really chuffed when Steve [who hails from the mighty West Yorkshire like myself] at Foodamentalists asked if I would review his new Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free Easy Bake Bread Mix, the only problem was, I’d never baked bread before and I was pretty nervous!

I was so sure that if I was ever to bake a bread from scratch it’d be really difficult, would require a zillion ingredients and then come out resembling a burnt giant raison but that was far from the truth because look how it turned out!

It turned out looking like … bread! What surprised me about the mix was that you only needed the ‘easy bake bread mix’, water and oil to make it, in other words, ingredients that you always have in so you don’t have to worry about getting and finding other ingredients!

Although, the easy to follow instructions at the back are aimed at those who are lucky enough to have a mixer [which sadly, I don’t have] I did find that it was pretty easy to make without a one – although it does involve a lot of stirring!

What you get at the end of all that stirring and waiting for it to bake, is the lightest and tastiest home made gluten free bread, which I might add, goes really well toasted with some scrabbled eggs on top [ mmmm!]

Would I be buying the easy gluten free bread mix again? Of course, and I think in bucketfuls! Due to it being so easy to make and also being versatile, you can make all sorts of bread from it. Throw seeds in the mix to make it seeded, pipe them onto a baking sheet and add a little sugar and vanilla to make ‘cream buns’,  make bread rolls, garlic bread and also bread sticks [to name but a few]. On top of that, because it’s only 1.1g of fat per 100g and has 69.7g Carbs per 100g, it makes the ideal bread mix for us health concious coeliacs! Which is why I give this bread mix two huge thumbs up!

[The  Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free Easy Bake Bread Mix will be available on the Foodamentalists website, retailing at £2.55 per pack]