GLUTEN ALERT (2)

gluten freeI was surprised to learn that a number of soy sauces contained gluten. It’s key to check on the bottle if it doesn’t contain gluten. When you’re eating outside, it can be tricky to ask the waiter… who probably doesn’t have a clue on what you’re talking about.

Life is so difficult sometimes… especially when one choses to remain healthy against the odds.

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Chestnut cake

ImageI buy quality food from local market as often as possible; therefore I try to never waste any food. In my previous Sabayon recipe I didn’t use the egg white. Now, with this delicious gluten free and dairy free chestnut dessert I make a good use of it.

Ingredients

  • 4 egg white
  • 3 tablespoon of unsweetened chestnut purée
  • ½ cup of brown sugar

Direction

  • In a large bowl whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks.
  • Add delicately the chestnut purée and the sugar to the egg whites and blend it delicately with a wooden spoon.
  • Bake the preparation into a preheated 350°F for 30 minutes.

That’s it!

It’s simple, quick and it enables me to use the white eggs I didn’t use for my Sabayon.

Enjoy !

 

Guacamole

Eliminating wheat fromImage my diet is one of the best things I’ve done in my life. But soon I realized I needed to increase my intake of healthy fats in order to satisfy my hunger and maintain my level of energy.

Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats. I eat them almost every day. One of my favorite ways to eat them is as guacamole with organic black beans chips: Yummy…..

Ingredients

  • One mature avocado
  • Half onion
  • 1 lime
  • Tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • Tabasco
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  • Halve the avocado and scoop out the flesh into a bowl with a spoon.
  • With a fork, roughly mash the avocado (please don’t use a blender!). Then chop half of the onion and add it to the bowl. Add the lime juice, the sesame oil, salt, pepper and a few drops of Tabasco.

Enjoy and tell me if you liked the recipe.

Chestnut flour

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Chestnut flour is the best when we go on a gluten free diet as it has no gluten at all guys!  It has a strong sweet flavor and a slightly pasty texture when cooked. You can add it to soups or stews.

Health benefits of chestnuts are so huge. They are good to promote digestive heath as they are so loaded with fibers along with vitamins B, manganese and copper.

Chicken broth


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During the winter I love eating soups. They are so simple to make and the benefits of eating them are numerous in terms of tastes and health. And they are gluten and dairy free of course.

The chicken broth is quite long to cook but it enables me to use the chicken carcass that would otherwise be thrown away.

Ingredients

1 left over chicken

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 large onion, coarsely chopped

4 garlic cloves finely chopped

1 little piece of ginger finely chopped

1 teaspoon of curcuma

2 pinch of salt

1 pinch of pepper

1 bunch parsley

Directions

1. Fill up a large saucepan with water.

2. Add vinegar and all vegetables except parsley to the water.

3. Place the chicken carcass into the pot.

4. Bring to a boil, and remove any scum that rises to the top.

5. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and let simmer for 10 hours

6. Add the chopped garlic,  the chopped ginger, pepper and salt.

7. Add the fresh parsley and the curcuma about 10 minutes before finishing the stock.

8. Remove remaining bones from the broth with a slotted spoon and strain the rest through a strainer to remove any bone fragments.

Enjoy!