Food on Friday ~ Gluten Free

Gluten is bad for a guy.  At least that’s what I’ve been reading.  I only vaguely know that gluten is found in flour, and I’ve mostly eschewed wheat flour anyhow.  As I don’t use milk I don’t eat breakfast cerials either.  Here’s a clue to gluten, it’s basically glue, so a gluten-free diet or reduced gluten diet sounds like a good thing.  Some people suffer from celiac disease, which means they must have a completely gluten free diet.  There is evidence that reducing the amout of gluten you eat / drink helps to reduce unsigtly tummy bloating, and women especially don’t want a beer belly.  There are some easier ways to reduce abdominal bloating, and cutting down on gluten is one.

My Top Tip ~ Stop Drinking Beer.

Gluten – Free Recipes

From the kitchen of Cookie + kate, (Cookie is the dog), we give you double tomato pesto spaghetti with zucchini noodles.  You can make this a vegan dish if you don’t use parmesan.  Without parmesan I would use plenty of olive oil and black pepper.


Double Tomato Pesto Spaghetti With Zucchini Noodles

Also fom Cookie + kate, and using mango ~ a fruit I want to eat more often, there’s this Thai mango salad with peanut dressing.


Thai Mango Salad With Peanut Dressing

Now from the ever interesting Heather Christo, I offer you this nice looking nectarine ginger sesame chicken salad.  If you want a vegetarian / vegan dish, then miss out the chicken.

nectarine salad

Nectarine Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

Here’s a mixture I wouldn’t have thought of; mango and fennel salad.  A dish with a hint of Asian form Sabrina at Organic is beautiful. Now, if we ever get a hot day in England I will try this.


Mango and Fennel Salad

A lady I haven’t featured before, Mona from Queen of my kitchen has these gluten-free spicy cheese straws.  It’s pretty difficult to buy this kind of really tasty gluten-free stuff at your local store.


Gluten-Free Spicy Cheese Straws

Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest has this nice looking and nice sounding recipe for Vietnamese meatball lettuce wraps with mango salad + cilantro-basil cashew sauce.  Tieghan says this is a 30 minute dish, from start to finish.  It’s on mu menu for the weekend.


Vietnamese Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Finally for this week, from Chungah at Damn Delicious, Thai salmon in foil.  This is a great 20 minute dish that works well with all types of sides, including fries, rice, green beans….  The dish uses sweet chili suace and lots of garlic, both of which I like a lot.  It also uses srircacha, a hot sauce, (which I had to look up).


Thai Salmon in Foil

Thank you ever so much to the great cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday.

hbz-insta-amandabisklook good and feel good, eat healthy food

Jack Collier



8 responses

  1. I am hungry also! Soon yummy

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  2. Reblogged this on Inner Ramblings Boulevard: and commented:
    Here are some fun recipes to try if you’re not too busy this weekend. Thanks Jack for always making me hungry! 😀

    Happy weekend everyone.

    July 15 2016

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    1. ha ha ha ha. From now on, in everything I say and write, there will always be a dramatic pause before the word… ‘Hungry.’

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      1. Hahaha!!!
        That was actually me hitting send prematurely but hey, dramatic pauses are always cool. 😁


  3. They all look delicious. I’m suddenly

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