Gluten free recipes including sweet potato brownies, lamb burgers and Normandy pork casserole
Converting to a gluten free diet, whether due to an allergy or for better health, can seem a difficult prospect at first - especially if your favourite foods include staples like pasta or pizza or sweet treats such as cheesecake and pastry desserts.
The good news is there are now plenty of gluten-free recipes for our favourite meals. By swapping wheat, barley and rye for alternatives such as mashed potato and flour made from buckwheat, chestnut, tapioca, corn and rice, you can create great tasting, allergy-friendly dishes that also have greater nutritional value - who could ask for more?
This sticky lemon cake recipe is made with potato to make a moist and citrusy bake, which is gloriously gluten-free and not too calorific either.
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Sweet Potato Brownies
Deliciously Ella's sweet potato brownies are gluten and dairy free and are the most popular recipe on her blog. They're a real treat when you fancy something sweet.
Normandy Pork Casserole
For a refreshing change from heavy, wintry stews, try this creamy gluten-free pork casserole recipe with a wonderful mustardy flavour.
Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, Soy Beans and Poached Chicken
This quinoa salad recipe contains a number of fantastic healthy substitutes for wheat-based pasta all in one dish. Hooray for quinoa, chickpeas and beans!
Pippa Kendrick's Marmalade-Baked Chicken
You may be wondering about the combination of marmalade and chicken in this marmalade baked chicken recipe, but once you've tasted this you'll realise it's the perfect match, especially when cooked, as here, with tomatoes and roasted sweet potato.
Chicken in Tomatoes and Red Wine with a Warm Bean Salad
Chicken in tomatoes and red wine served with a warm bean salad makes a gluten-free recipe that's perfect for easy entertaining.
Pippa Kendrick's Lamb Burgers with Beetroot Hummus
The combination of tasty lamb, lightly spiced and topped with a sweet and sultry beetroot hummus in Pippa Kendrick's burgers recipe works really well and makes an ideal weekend supper.
Pippa Kendrick's Lemon Loaf Cake
This sweet and citrusy lemon loaf recipe is incredibly easy and quick to make - great for unexpected guests. Serve with a pot of Earl Grey tea.
Chia, Date and Walnut Slice
This easy-to-make chia, date and walnut slice dessert recipe uses the ancient supergrain seed, chia, which is high in Omega fats, protein and fibre, and adds a lovely crunch to bakes. Delicious!
Chestnut Cake with Purple Berries
This chestnut cake recipe, taken from Love, Bake, Nourish by Amber Rose, contains chestnut flour. Most nuts are high in good fats, but chestnuts contain far less calories. They're also high in fibre and vitamin C, making it a great gluten-free alternative to wheat flour.
Rosewater and Pistachio Pavlova with Strawberries
This rosewater and pistachio pavlova recipe is a stunning gluten-free bake for a special occasion that is finished off with a beautiful scattering of rose petals.
Curried Quinoa with Apple and Spinach
Quinoa is a South American grain that's a brilliant alternative to pasta or rice. Its high protein and fibre content make it a delicious superfood that works well in both salads and more substantial meals. Try our curried quinoa with apple and spinach recipe to shake up your recipe repertoire.
Caramelised Pear and Buckwheat Pudding Cake
This impressive caramelised pear and buckwheat pudding recipe from Love, Bake, Nourish, made with buckwheat flour, has a nutty flavour that complements the caramelised pears perfectly. Look out for dark-coloured buckwheat flour that contains the protein-heavy husk and will leave you feeling fuller for longer.
Orange, Honey and Almond Cake
A simple orange, honey and almond cake recipe made using ground almonds, which delivers authentic Middle Eastern flavour in a delicious gluten-free cake.
Bill Granger's Fragrant Chicken Curry
A fragrant gluten-free chicken curry can be doubled up for a big family supper or for time-saving frozen leftovers. The perfect dish to please everyone, whatever their preference.
Allergy-Friendly Salmon and Horseradish Fish Cakes
Fish cakes are a fab choice for a tasty gluten-free meal, and this particular salmon fish cake recipe is ideal for those with food allergies. Taken from The Intolerant Gourmet Cookbook, it is not only free from gluten, but also dairy, nuts, soy, yeast and eggs.
Cheesecake doesn't have to be the reserved of the gluten-eating population. We love this lemon cheesecake recipe made with low-fat ricotta cheese, minus the biscuity base. It tastes fabulous and it's good for you - surely the best combination?
Lemon Whoopie Pies
Gluten free lemon whoopie pies are teeny tiny custard cream cakes with personality all of their own.
Olive and Rosemary Loaf
Gluten free olive and rosemary bread that you can also make dairy free by using soya milk makes a loaf that everyone can enjoy with its light crumb.
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