Portobello Mushroom and Smoked Garlic Risotto

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So risotto usually is gluten free, but sometimes, some cheeky little buggers decide to put gluten in their stock cubes and pots – for no apparent reason. *Ahem* Maggi (not to mention any names). Any good restaurant will make it’s own stocks, which naturally should NEVER have ANY flour whatsoever, but just check what stock is used when you’re out. Or make this risotto and you won’t have to go out anymore!

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Pasta with my Special Smokey Sausage Sauce

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I LOVE pasta. And that’s a fact. So it has been my mission for quite a while now to find the perfect gluten free pasta recipe. I have tried every flour and every combination possible, never satisfied of the end result. And, once again, after trying every alternative, I came to the conclusion that Dove’s Farm is always right. I followed their recipe to make this batch and the result is great. It’s not a perfect recipe since the dough is quite sticky and a little frail – you probably won’t be able to roll it past 3 on a pasta machine, but for tagliatelle; it works perfectly well.

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Those prawn dumplings you thought were made with rice flour but actually weren’t.

 

I nearly cried when I found out all dumplings = gluten. They looked so white, I was sure they were made from rice flour! But no. So I have since desperately strived to find a way to make them myself, gluten free. And today, I (sort of) succeeded! They might not have the typical littl pleats and they might not be as sexy, but they are goooood and therefore, I am happy!

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