Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mango & Lime Sorbet

Fresh, refreshing and few ingredients required, this will complement most desserts well. Ingredients: 3 medium sized mangoes, 1 lime, 200g caster sugar, 250ml water Preparation time 15 minutes; cooling time 6 hours. 1 – Finely grate the lime zest and add this and the juice of the lime to the water, along with the sugar. […]

Chilli-Chocolate Truffles

These are sure to impress and are surprisingly straightforward to make.  The chilli-powder is optional and offers a complementary kick! Ingredients: 250g dark chocolate, 125 ml double cream, 25g butter, a handful of blanched hazelnuts, a pinch of chilli powder, 1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder, a pinch of sea salt. Preparation time 20 minutes, cooling […]

Mexican Steak with Sautéed Vegetables

My take on a Mexican Classic! Ingredients: 2 tbsp cumin seeds, 3 chillis (cut in half lengthways and deseeded), 3 garlic cloves, juice of 2 limes, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 handful of fresh coriander, 4 ribeye steaks, roughly 250g each, salt & pepper, gluten-free corn tacos For the Mexican Steak  Ingredients: 2 tbsp cumin […]

Prawn ‘Ceviche’ Tostadas

I prefer to use fresh prawns for these.  If you add a teaspoon of salsa and chipotle & garlic sauce you’ll have a hell of a starter on your hands. Ingredients: 8 x gluten-free tostadas, 250g king prawns, 1 diced medium tomato, 1 ripe avocado, ½ a block of crumbled feta cheese, ¼ finely chopped […]

Smokey Chipotle and Garlic Sauce

You have to try this!  It goes with almost anything, doesn’t take long at all and will last for weeks. Ingredients: 50g dried chipotle chillis, 2 garlic cloves, water, black pepper and salt to taste Preparation time 10 minutes, cooking time 15 minutes. 1 – Slice the chipotles in half length-ways and remove the stems […]

Mexican Salsa Verde

This salsa gives an authentic tangy flavour and is very different (and much nicer) to those sold in normal supermarkets.  If, like me, you love heat then feel free to go mad on the chillis! Ingredients: 1 large green chilli, 6 tomatillos, 1 handful of fresh coriander, ¼ thinly diced red onion, olive oil, water, […]

Coeliac UK Awareness Week

Coeliac Awareness Week Returns from May 12th – 18th this year, with this year’s focus bring the availability of gluten-free staple foods within UK supermarkets. Following on from last year’s successful focus on an early diagnosis for those with coeliac disease, Chief Executive Sarah Sleet hopes that this year will be equally successful.   “Availability […]