Gluten Intolerance: Festive Recipes for Celiacs
With Christmas around the corner, most of us will be watching our favourite TV chefs looking for that all-important festive food inspo. However, for Celiacs, this time of year can be a challenge. From restaurants often not catering to gluten-free diets to popular xmas foods simply being a no-go, the food-related issues come in thick as fast as Christmas comes around.
This is why below, we at Supply Life wish to share some recipes with you; gluten-free recipes that are healthy and will be sure to give you the festive feels!
Gingerbread is a Christmas favourite. These joyful little biscuits are great for a mid-mornings snack or with a warm cup of something of an evening. However, with conventional gingerbread being far from gluten free, many celiacs miss out on the ginger biscuit goodness...until now!
Check out our gluten-free gingerbread recipe:
Ingredients for 15 biscuits:
- 225g gluten-free plain flour
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 100g butter (unsalted)
- 100g sugar
- Half a tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1½ tbsp of ginger
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 50g of icing sugar
Firstly, fire up the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.
Combine the butter, syrup and sugar together and place over a low heat until the convocation is melted. Put this to one side and leave cool. In a separate bowl, mix the bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon and flour. Then combine the two mixtures together and make a sough.
Roll out the mixture and cut out your gingerbread shapes. Keep these to a thickness or around half a centimetre. Place your gingerbread men on greaseproof paper then on a baking tray and pop in a preheated oven for around 12 minutes.
After you have taken your biscuits out, leave them to cool. Make a simple icing mixture and once the biscuits are cool, get decorating!
Gluten-free Festive Stuffing
Stuffing plays an integral role in the festivities, being the perfect accompaniment to the all-important Christmas day turkey. But, with many stuffing mixtures containing gluten, celiacs can often miss out. Here is a great gluten-free stuffing recipe to try out this year. As well as working well with a nice chink of turkey, it can also work as a great meat alternative!
Ingredients for 12 stuffing balls:
- 1x leek
- 100g/3½oz gluten-free breadcrumbs
- Large handful of dried and chopped apricots
- Large handful of dried cranberries, chopped
- Zest and juice of 1 orange
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp finely sage
Preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
Head up some oil and lightly fry the chopped leek. This should take around 3 minutes. Do not allow the leeks to colour or burn.
Once cool, add in the breadcrumbs, apricots, cranberries, orange zest, herbs, salt and black pepper. Mix everything thoroughly together using your hands.
Form into balls and cook for 15–20 minutes.
Gluten free Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts
Christmas simply is not Christmas without a brussel sprout (or 10!). This brussel sprouts and chestnuts recipe is a great way of giving sprouts the attention they deserve, and it just happens to be gluten-free too!
- 1 pound fresh chestnuts
- Olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 pounds brussel sprouts
Saute your sprouts in a pan with olive oil and garlic. Keep stirring until they are cooked, but not browned. This should take around ten minutes. Add some salt and pepper during the cooking process. Then add in your chestnuts - and that’s it!
Want to learn more about your body?
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