March 18, 2018

My favourite gluten & dairy free ‘go to’ meals

I thought I’d do a post today with all of my favourite ‘go to’ gluten and dairy free dinners that I keep coming back to. I’ve included all the ingredients you will need to make these meals (based on 2 people eating) as well as how to make them. There are so many great meals you can make even if you do have allergies and intolerances, here are my favourites and if you do make any, don’t forget to tag me in your posts!

Gluten free prawn tagliatelle (gluten free, dairy free) 

You will need gluten free tagliatelle, 1 pack prawns, around 10 cherry tomatoes, 1 handful spinach, 2 cloves chopped garlic, zest of 1 lemon, 1/2 fresh chilli (finely chopped), 1 tsp fresh parsley (finely chopped), 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. 

Method: Cook your gluten free linguine in boiling water for 10 minutes. At the same time, fry your garlic, extra virgin olive oil, spinach, lemon zest, chilli, parsley, cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper and prawns in a saucepan. Once your pasta is cooked, add this to the rest of your ingredients and mix well.

Stuffed peppers with salad and gluten free garlic bread (gluten free, dairy free) 

You will need 4 peppers, chilli mixture (click here for my chilli recipe), dairy free cheese (I used Violife), salad, avocado, gluten free baguette, dairy free butter, garlic cloves and mixed herbs. 

Method: Make a batch of gluten free beef chilli using the recipe above. Cut open your peppers and pour the chilli mixture inside, top with dairy free cheese and cook for around 30-40 minutes. To make your homemade garlic bread, cut open a gluten free baguette (I used Bfree), top with dairy free butter, chopped garlic and mixed herbs. Bake for 10 minutes and serve with salad.

Cod parcels wrapped in prosciutto with new potatoes and vegetables (gluten free, dairy free) 

You will need 2 cod fillets, a few slices of prosciutto, around 10 cherry tomatoes, a handful of peas, juice from 1 lemon, fresh basil, fresh parsley, salt, black pepper, 1/2 pack new potatoes, lemon wedges & vegetables of your choice (I used baby corn and tenderstem broccoli).

Method: Boil your new potatoes for around 15 minutes, whilst boiling, wrap your cod in prosciutto. Cut a large piece of baking paper and put over a baking tray, transfer your new potatoes to the middle of the baking paper and top with your cod wrapped in prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, peas, salt, pepper, fresh basil, fresh parsley and lemon juice. Fold the baking paper over into a parcel and cook in the oven for around 30 minutes. Serve with veggies and lemon wedges.

Veggie gluten free quorn spag bol (gluten free, dairy free, meat free)

You will need 1 pack gluten free quorn mince, 1 tin chopped tomatoes, 1 carton passata, 1/2 onion, 2 cloves chopped garlic, salt, pepper, fresh basil, mixed herbs, coconut oil, peas, dairy free cheese, gluten free pasta.

Method: Fry your onion and garlic in coconut oil (or any oil of your choice), add your chopped tomatoes, passata, salt, pepper, herbs and peas. Add your quorn mince to the homemade sauce and cook for around 20 minutes. Serve with dairy free cheese and gluten free pasta.

Jamies Oliver’s 5 ingredient Asian salmon fish cakes (gluten free, dairy free)

You will need 500g salmon, handful fresh coriander, 1 piece fresh ginger, 1 stick lemon grass, chilli jam, salad, new potatoes and gluten free bread. 

Method: Click here for the recipe. Serve with new potatoes, salad and gluten free bread.

Sweet potato, chick pea and spinach curry (gluten free, dairy free, egg free and suitable for vegans)

You will need sweet potato, chickpeas, spinach, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, curry powder, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, onion, garlic, coconut oil, white rice and lime wedges.

Method: Click here for my sweet potato, chick pea and spinach curry.

Chicken and chorizo paella (gluten free, dairy free)

You will need 2 chicken breasts, 1/2 pack chorizo, paella rice, gluten & dairy free chicken stock, peas, 1/2 onion, cherry tomatoes, smoked paprika, extra virgin olive oil, lemon wedges and chopped parsley. 

Method: Heat your extra virgin olive oil in a pan, add your chicken and cook through.  Remove your chicken from the pan and then add in your chopped onion, garlic, and chorizo and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in your smoked paprika, and then add the dry paella rice and coat in the oil mixture. Pour in your chicken stock and cook for around 20 minutes. Add your peas and cherry tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges and chopped parsley.

Gluten and dairy free Lasagne (gluten free, dairy free)

You will need 1 pack gluten free lasagne sheets, 1 jar gluten and dairy free white lasagne sauce, violife vegan cheese, 500g beef mince, 1 tin chopped tomatoes, 1 small carton of passata, dry mixed herbs, black pepper, salt, 1/2 onion, 1 chopped garlic clove, peas. 

Method: Make your bolognese mixture by frying your onion and garlic and then browning your beef mince. Drain the mince and add in your chopped tomatoes, passata, mixed herbs, salt, pepper and peas. Boil for around 15 minutes. In a separate saucepan heat up your white lasagne sauce. Once heated, build your lasagne by adding a layer of bolognese mixture, followed by your lasagne sheets and then the white sauce, continue layering up the lasagne until you run out ingredients. Top with vegan cheese, black pepper and cook for 40 minutes.

Beef chilli (gluten free, dairy free)

You will need: 500g beef mince, 1 tin chopped tomatoes, 1 carton passata, 1 tsp chilli flakes or fresh chilli, 1 green pepper, 1 tin kidney beans, 1 tsp mixed herbs, small tin of sweetcorn, white rice, fresh basil. Optional extras: GF tortillas, dairy free cheese, guacamole, salad, salsa, jalapeños.

Method: Click here for my chilli recipe.

Chicken, bacon and avocado burger with homemade sweet potato fries 

You will need: 2 chicken breasts, 2 pieces of bacon, 1 avocado, dairy free cheese, sweet potatoes, salad, gluten free burger bun or sandwich thins. 

Method: Peel and chop your sweet potato into chip shapes and cook in the oven with some oil, salt and pepper for around 40 minutes. Whilst they are in the oven, cook your chicken breast for around 25 minutes and fry your bacon. Serve your chicken and bacon in a gluten free sandwich thin with avocado slices, your sweet potato fries and salad.

Pork chops with cooked apple, mash potato and vegetables 

You will need 2 pork chops, 1 brambly cooking apple, black pepper, 5 jacket potatoes, dairy free butter, vegetables. 

Method: Chop your apple into slices and cook in the oven with your pork chops for around 20 minutes. Peel and chop your potatoes and boil for for around 25 minutes until soft. Drain and mash with dairy free butter. Serve with vegetables.

So there you have it, my top ‘go to’ gluten and dairy free meal ideas which I cook all the time! Let me know if you make any of them, and what you think 🙂

Alice x


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