Homemade Hummus | Glutenfree & Vegan

Time

Prep:

10 minutes

Cooking:

45 minutes*

Soaking:

4+ hours*

Nutrition Information

Servings: 8

Calories per serving: 87 kcal

Calories per 100g: 176 kcal

Ingredients

250g cooked Chickpeas

1 Lemon (zest and juice)

3 tbsp Tahini (30ml)

1 tbsp Olive Oil (10ml)

5 tbsp Water (50ml)

2 cloves of Garlic

1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)

Instructions

When using dried chickpeas

Soak the dried chickpeas in water for at least 4 hours or ideally overnight. Then boil them in unsalted water for 45 minutes or until fork tender.

If you’re using canned chickpeas skip this step.

Hummus Prep

Zest and juice the lemon, before finely mincing. the garlic. Combine everything except the chickpeas in a food processor (or a bowl), mixing until the liquids are just combined. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then add them and process until you’ve reached your desired consistency**. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a potato masher or a fork and a lot of elbow grease.

Serve

Serve on bread, as part of an antipasti platter or why not try it as a kind of pasta sauce.

Storage

Store for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

*The cooking and soaking time only applies if you’re using dried chickpeas

**For a more smooth consistency, you may need to add some extra liquid, either in the form of water or oil

This is a basic hummus recipe, but feel free to flavour it however you like.

Also be aware that is quite tangy from the lemon and has a strong garlic flavour. If these are too strong for you, feel free to reduce the lemon and/or garlic by half.

Please note that this is a 10 minute recipe if you’re using canned chickpeas or happen to have cooked chickpeas already.

Peanut Porridge | Glutenfree

Time

Prep:

5 minutes

Cooking:

15 minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 1

Calories per serving: 490 kcal

Calories per 100g: 114 kcal

Ingredients

30g Oats

100ml Water

1 tbsp Peanut Butter

Cinnamon (to taste)

Toppings (optional)

100g Blueberries

1 Banana

3 tbsp high protein Yoghurt

1 tbsp dried berries / fruit

1 tbsp mixed seeds

Instructions

Add the oats, water, peanut butter and cinnamon to a small saucepan and bring to medium heat, letting it simmer until thickened to your desired consistency.

Serve

Pour the porridge into a bowl, then cut the banana into slices and use it and the other toppings to decorate your porridge.

Storage

Ideally eaten fresh, but leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

I prefer to use peanut butter with 100% peanuts, but feel free to use what’s available to you.

In terms of toppings, feel free to use what you have or prefer. For the yoghurt can use dairy or non-dairy options.

Oats are naturally gluten free, but in processing can be contaminated with gluten, so if you need it make sure to get a certified version.

For a weight loss option or lighter meal, reduce the peanut butter to 1 tsp and/or use less oats or toppings.

For a weight gain option or a more substantial meal, use another tablespoon of peanut butter to top the porridge.

Honey Mustard Dressing with Pesto

Time

Prep:

5 minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 8

Calories per serving: 93 kcal

Calories per 100g: 301 kcal

Ingredients

60ml Olive Oil (about 4 tbsp)

20ml Vinegar (just over 1 tbsp)

2 tbsp Pesto

1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

1 tbsp Honey

100ml Water

Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

Add all the ingredients to a well-closing Jar and shake.

Serve

Why not try it over some salad, as a marinade for fish, a dressing for pasta salad or over some smoked salmon*.

Storage

Store for up to a week in a closed jar in the fridge.

Notes

*In this case, I recommend leaving out the water for a thicker consistency.

I used this pesto in my version:

Feel free to replace the vinegar with some lemon juice if you prefer.

For a vegan option, replace the honey with agave or maple syrup and make sure to use vegan pesto.

Stovetop Granola with Walnuts & Cranberry | Glutenfree & Vegan

Time

Prep:

10 minutes

Cooking:

20 minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 15

Calories per serving: 190 kcal

Calories per 100g: 467 kcal

Ingredients

150g Walnuts

100g Oats

50 Pumpkin Seeds

50 g Cranberries

50g Raisins

5 pitted Medjool Dates (120g)

75g Peanut Butter

1 tbsp Coconut oil

Instructions

Place the peanut butter and coconut oil in a food processor or bowl and in (another) bowl, soak the dates in hot water for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile measure out the rest of the dry ingredients into a separate large bowl, before placing the soaked dates in the food processor (or bowl with coconut oil and peanut butter) and mix until a smooth paste forms (alternatively mash it with the dates with a fork). If the mixture is too dry, add some of the water the dates had been soaking in.

Mix together the dry ingredients and the date paste until everything is coated evenly, before transferring the mixture to a large non-stick pan. Transfer this to the stove top and roast on low heat for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown, making sure to stir regularly, so the granola doesn’t burn. The granola might still feel quite soft, but it will become more crunchy as it cools.

Serve

Why not try this delicious granola with some fruit over yoghurt or with some milk.

Storage

Make sure to let the granola cool completely, before storing it for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

Notes

If you don’t have medjool dates, feel free to replace them with 120g of any other dates. These might require longer soaking before being blended.

Oats are naturally gluten free, to ensure that this recipe is also, make sure to get oats that were not processed in a factory which also processes wheat products.

I didn’t have coconut oil, so I used butter, which worked just as well, I’m sure margarine would work as well, if you want to keep the recipe vegan.

If you don’t have or like some of ingredients, feel free to replace them with comparable ones.

Homemade Baked Beans

Time

Prep:

10 minutes

Cooking:

60 minutes

Soaking:

4+ hours

Nutrition Information

Servings: 6

Calories per serving: 173 kcal

Calories per 100g: 170 kcal

Ingredients

100g Beans (dry)

1 tbsp Oil

1 Onion

2 Cloves of Garlic

50g Sun-dried Tomatoes

2 tbsp Tomato Paste

2 tbsp Corn Starch

Salt to taste

Instructions

Soak the beans for at least 4 hour or overnight.

Finely dice the onion, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and rinse the beans. To a pan on medium heat, add the oil and onion and sauté until translucent, then add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes sautéing again until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans, along with enough water to cover the beans. Let this cook over medium heat for about 45 minutes or until the beans are tender. In a small mug, mix together the corn starch with some cold water until the mixture is smooth, before adding it to the beans and letting them come to a boil to thicken.

Serve

Serve over potatoes, bread, or alongside a fry up.

Storage

Store for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

I only had chickpeas, so I used those instead of beans, however both work for this recipe.

Canned beans or chickpeas would also work for this recipe, use approximately 1 can (400g) and decrease the cooking time to about 20 minutes, as the beans or chickpeas are already cooked through and only need to be warmed.

Silesian Potato Dumplings | Schlesische Kartoffelklöße

Time

Prep:

20 minutes

Cooking:

35 minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 4

Calories per serving: 261 kcal

Calories per 100g: 149 kcal

Ingredients*

500g Soft Cooking Potatoes

150g Potato Starch

1 Egg

Salt to taste

Instructions

Wash and peel the potatoes, before boiling them until soft, about 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes and mash them until there are no lumps. Flatten the mashed potatoes in the pot so the surface is smooth and even, then make a cross on the surface to split them into even quarters. Take out the mixture from one of the quarters and put the potatoes from this part on top of the other 3 quarters, this does not need to be neat. Make sure the mashed potatoes are cooled to luke warm before filling the emptied out quarter with the potato starch. Then add the egg and a dash of salt and mix everything together with your hands until a dough comes together that can be easily rolled in your hands. If the dough is still too wet, add a little more potato starch. Roll the dough into golf ball sized balls and flatten them slightly.

Cook the dumpling in simmering water for 10 minutes or until soft in the middle.

Serve

Serve for example with duck, german red cabbage and gravy. The serving options are endless, however, never forget the gravy!

Storage

Store (un)cooked in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. If you have leftover cooked dumplings, they are great prepared like roasted potatoes and ideally served with gravy.

Notes

Serving Suggestion:
with red cabbage and beef roulades.

* These ingredient measurements are an approximation, we usually don’t use a scale for this recipe, so you may need to adjust the amounts, especially of the potato starch, according to the texture of your mixture.

We used red cabbage from a jar in the serving suggestion picture. The jared cabbage can be quite sour, so I enjoy it with some grated apple mixed through.

Pumpkin Ragu with Coconut

Time

Prep:

10 minutes

Cooking:

30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 4

Calories per serving: 275 kcal

Calories per 100g: 70 kcal

Ingredients

1 Hokkaido Pumpkin

1 Onion

2 Cloves of Garlic

2 tbsp of Ginger

1 Chilli Pepper

1 tbsp oil

1 can Coconut Milk (400ml)

1 Boullion Cube

2 tbsp Corn Starch

Salt to taste

Instructions

Finley dice the onion, garlic, peeled ginger and finely slice the chilli. Top and tail the pumpkin, before cutting it in half and removing the seeds and chopping it into bite size chunks. Sauté the onion in the oil on medium heat until translucent, before adding the garlic, ginger and chilli pepper, sautéing until fragrent. Add the pumpkin and a half cup of water, cover with a lid and letting everything simmer over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the pumkin is just about soft. In a small mug mix together the corn strach with a little bit of cold water until smooth, before adding the mixture and coconut milk to the pumkin. Add the boullion cube and salt to taste, bring to a boil until the liquid has thickened and serve.

Serve

Very tasty over noodles, pasta, rice or just eaten plain.

Storage

Store for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

If you don’t have require this recipe to be gluten free, or don’t have corn starch, feel free to replace it might some flour. In this case, add the flour before the pumpkin and mix in until the flour is incorporated.

Feel free to replace or leave out ingredients you don’t have or like.

Apple Crumble | Gluten Free & Vegan

Time

Prep:

15 minutes

Cooking:

45 minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 6

Calories per serving: 215 kcal

Calories per 100g: 186 kcal

Ingredients

Crumbles

50g Ground Almonds

50g Oats

50g Coconut oil

25g Sugar

25g Boiling Water

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 packet Vanilla Sugar

A dash of Salt

Apple Base

3 Apples

1/2 packet Vanilla Sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Peel the apples and cut them into large chunks. Then place them into a small baking dish and cover them with sugar and cinnamon.

Add the coconut oil and boiling water into a bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix until a crumbly texture forms. Place these over the apples in an even layer and put the baking dish into the oven for 45 minutes or until the apples are soft and the crumbles baked to a golden brown colour.

Serve

Best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Storage

Store covered in the fridge for app to 3 days.

Notes

Oats are naturally gluten free, to ensure that this recipe is also, make sure to get certified gluten free oats as they the regular ones could be contaiminated during transport or processing.

Feel free to replace the coconut oil with margarine or (vegan) butter, depending on whether the recipe needs to be vegan.

The salt in this recipe brings out the other flavours, it is not meant to make the recipe salty, so only add a very small amount.

Peanut Noodles

Time

Prep:

10 minutes

Cooking:

5 minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 1

Calories per serving: 587 kcal

Calories per 100g: 246 kcal

Ingredients

90g Noodles

1 tbsp Peanut Buter

1 tbsp grated ginger

1 tbsp Soy Sauce

1 tsp Lemon Juice

1/2 tsp sesame oil (optional)

Toppings (optional)

1 tsp Sesame Seeds

1 Soft-Boiled Egg

50g Corn

Instructions

Boil the noodles according to package instructions. Meanwhile grate the ginger and mix it together with the peanut butter, soy sace, lemon juice and sesame oil. The sauce might not mix in very well, don’t worry about this. Once the water has been drained, add the noodles back into the pot, add the sauce and heat through until the sauce well incoperated and covers the noodles.

Serving suggesting

Top the noodles with an egg, some corn and a few sesame seeds.

Storage

Store for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

To make this recipe gluten free, use rice noodles and tamari, a gluten free alternative to soy sauce, which you should be able to find at your local asian store.

For a vegan option, make sure to use egg-free noodles and why not try topping them with some (smoked) tofu or canned beans that have been drained and rinsed.

The toppings in this recipe are just a suggestion, so feel free to use any kind of vegetables and proteins you have at home. This is also a great way to use up leftover vegetable for example.

Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Pesto Pasta Salad

Time

Prep: 10

minutes

Cooking: 10

minutes

Nutrition Information

Servings: 6

Calories per serving: 449 kcal

Calories per 100g: 227 kcal

Ingredients

500g Pasta

100g Pesto

100g Sun-Dried Tomatoes

100g Olives

200g Cherry Tomatoes

200g Feta

100g Rucola

1 bunch Basil

Salt

Instructions

Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 2 minutes less than the package instructions. Meanwhile cut the Feta into chunks and halve the cherry tomatoes. Rinse the basil and rip into smaller pieces. When the pasta has finished cooking, reserve some of the cooking water and then drain. Add the pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and cherry tomatoes to the pasta and mix well. Carefully mix in the feta, rucola and basil in before serving.

Storage

Store for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge, without the rucola and basil, these should be added just before serving.

Notes

For a vegan option, use a vegan pesto and vegan feta alternative, there are some pretty good ones out there.

For a gluten-free option, why not try lentil, chickpea or pea pasta.

If you don’t like olives, feel free to leave these out.