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    Gluten and Wheat Free Meal Ideas needed please

    Tansy.
    Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:28 pm
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    Hi there - I have been asked to provide a meal for a family (Mum and 2 children) who need food that is wheat and gluten free because of severe allergies. I have never had to think about this before and was wondering if anyone could help me with a menu suggestion. I was thinking something fairly simple because of the children, and thought a cottage pie and some cake or cookies for dessert. I would love to get suggestions and/or recipes if anyone could recommend something for me please. Thanks in advance!
    **Jubes**
    Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:17 am
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    A cottage pie would be a great meal as it can be easily reheated. You would need to be careful that any stock/bouillion or soup mixes/condensed soups if used were gluten-free suitable. All your basic ingredients are gluten-free- ground meat/mince, potatoes, vegetables, cheese, salt, pepper are gluten-free already.

    For a dessert- a chopped fruit salad would be great. Take along some gluten-free yogurt to serve with it

    Cookies would be great, but you would need to purchase some gluten-free flour. You can buy small packs of ready blended gluten-free flours. I think that would be your best option .

    Some gluten-free meals and sides that my family have enjoyed that could be reaheated easily are............

    Two-Potato Bake
    Chicken or Turkey Pot Pies-used a gluten-free pastry........you could easily make this into a large dish, instead of individual and top with mashed potato like a cottage pie

    Simple Corned Beef - Crock Pot- could serve with steamed veges (they would reheat OK)
    Quick Carrots With Garlic & Basil
    Honey-Dijon Chicken (the instructions for this recipe were a little confusing. The recipe makes a meal to enjoy now...and one to put away for later)
    Easy Honey Dijon Dressing - 5 Ingredients- a quick salad dressing that could be served over a garden or greens salad
    Mini Chicken Meatballs (gf pasta to go with this one)
    Carrot-Potato-Tarte (Flourless) (flourless and easy to make)
    Apricot and Sweet Chilli Chicken Hot Pot(chicken stock should be gluten-free and cornflour is cornstarch) serve with rice
    Lentil, Chickpea, Vegetable Curry(stock needs to be gluten-free)
    No-Boil Cheesy Lasagna (Vegetarian) With Optional Meat Sauce - using gluten-free lasagne sheets and a gluten-free passata/tomato sauce
    Mediterranean Greek Salad..good for Travel and Good to Eat!
    Pumpkin & Lentil Lasagna - use gluten-free stock and pasta sheets
    maybe a crustless quiche would be nice
    Asparagus and Bocconcini Risotto Bake (Slice)- use gluten-free stock.
    Chicken Legs With Honey and Rosemary- could easily bake these in the oven


    and some cookie ideas...
    Walnut Dreams - Biscuits
    Crescent Cookies
    Chocolate Raisin Biscuits- Gluten Free or Not

    Cheesecake makes a great ending.....use gluten-free purchased cookies for the base....or even make it a crustless cheesecake
    No Bake Lemon Cheese Cake
    Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten Free)

    A wonderful moist cake that stays fresh for a few days
    Orange Polenta Cake (use a purchased ready blended flour and you could leave out the xanthan gum)


    Fruit skewers
    Fruit Skewers for Children (And Adults Too!) - Child Safe - could serve with a gluten-free yogurt or dip


    Hope some of these ideas help

    Julie
    Tansy.
    Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:14 pm
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    Thank you Julie, you have been really helpful, and I have found what I needed amongst your suggestions.
    **Jubes**
    Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:35 pm
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    That's great! I hope your friends enjoy the meal as much as my family did icon_smile.gif

    Julie
    Rita~
    Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:27 pm
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    Tansy. wrote:
    Thank you Julie, you have been really helpful, and I have found what I needed amongst your suggestions.
    Let us know what you made?
    Tansy.
    Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:42 pm
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    Hi Rita - I made the Honey Dijon Chicken which was really good and I made the Walnut Dream biscuits (cookies) to nibble on afterwards. The family I made the food for loved everything.
    Rita~
    Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:58 pm
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    Tansy. wrote:
    Hi Rita - I made the Honey Dijon Chicken which was really good and I made the Walnut Dream biscuits (cookies) to nibble on afterwards. The family I made the food for loved everything.
    Sound to die for!!!
    **Jubes**
    Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:28 pm
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    Tansy. wrote:
    Hi Rita - I made the Honey Dijon Chicken which was really good and I made the Walnut Dream biscuits (cookies) to nibble on afterwards. The family I made the food for loved everything.


    Great chocies icon_smile.gif and both didn't need special gluten-free ingredients

    Julie
    Rita~
    Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:10 pm
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    **Jubes** wrote:
    Tansy. wrote:
    Hi Rita - I made the Honey Dijon Chicken which was really good and I made the Walnut Dream biscuits (cookies) to nibble on afterwards. The family I made the food for loved everything.


    Great chocies icon_smile.gif and both didn't need special gluten-free ingredients

    Julie

    Julie and that is what is so easy about it! So many feel they have to go and get all the extra ingredients and ya don`t!
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