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Tracey has been gluten-intolerant for many years and has spent the last few trialling, modifying and creating gluten-free recipes to suit her kiwi lifestyle and tastes. She is a primary school teacher and lives with her husband and two 'kids', cats Jess & Leppin in sunny Marlborough in the top of the south. Her book 'Gluten-Free Food, Ideas & Recipes, Kiwi Style' has been developed as part of this process and includes over 150 recipes including breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner, dessert, baking, and Christmas. It also has many ideas for meals including snacks for entertaining; kids lunches; kids desserts, sweet treats, and party ideas.

AIM: Provide a service and GF community to those who have purchased 'Gluten-Free Food, Ideas & Recipes, Kiwi Style'

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Gluten-Free Fish Pie

I am not a fan of smoked fish but this fish pie I love as its more kumara based than fish. With a husband that spearfishes any chance he can get, fresh moki is a regular but usually smoked and given away, not this time!   SMOKED FISH & KUMARA PIE Serves 6-8   1 […]

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Gluten-Free Caramel Slice

CARAMEL SLICE   75g semi-soft butter ½  cup sugar 1 large egg 1 ¼ cups GF baking flour 1 tsp GF baking powder 1 tsp guar gum 1 tsp vanilla essence Caramel: 2 T golden syrup, 25g semisoft butter, 400g lite sweetened condensed milk, ½ tsp vanilla essence Topping: Chocolate Icing    Preheat oven to […]

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Gluten-Free Apple Shortcake

This gluten-free apple shortcake recipe is adapted from my Mum’s standard apple shortcake she makes over the cooler months – she is a great cook! GLUTEN-FREE APPLE SHORTCAKE 150g firm eating apples ½ cup water 2 heaped T Gf custard powder 2 T water 145g semi-soft butter 145g sugar 2 eggs 1 ¾ cups GF […]

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Gluten-Free Ginger Slice

GLUTEN-FREE GINGER SLICE   150g semi-soft butter ½ cup sugar 1 ½ cups GF baking flour 1 tsp GF baking powder 1 tsp guar gum 1 T ground ginger   Ginger Icing: 75g semi-soft butter 1 cup GF icing sugar, sifted 2 T golden syrup 1 T ground ginger   Preheat oven to 180oC.  Lightly […]

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Gluten-Free Fruit Sponge

This gluten-free fruit sponge is a great winter warmer and can be made with such a range of stewed fruit – wether freshly stewed or from the cupboard. This recipe has been adapted from the standard recipe, with the added addition of slithered almonds.   GLUTEN-FREE FRUIT SPONGE Serves 4-6   3 cups stewed fruit […]

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Bottling Apples

My parents have many fruit and nut trees so again, I count myself fortunate.  Several of these are cooking apples which pulp up really nicely for bottling.   BOTTLED STEWED APPLE For every 1kg of peeled and sliced apple (in eigths), add ½ cup sugar and 1 cup water.  Simmer gently until stewed and right […]

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Spicy Feijoa Chutney

This chutney is a must make.  I am fortunately enough to have a friend at work that gives me feijoas from her tree – thanks Kim!   SPICY FEIJOA CHUTNEY   2 cups feijoa flesh, scooped and diced 2 large onions, peeled and diced ½ cup sultanas 1 cup soft brown sugar 2 cups cider […]

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Gluten-Free Sticky Date Pudding

This gluten-free Sticky Date Pudding is a conversion of the traditional recipe that is baked as a cake.  Yummy as!   Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce 6-8 servings   220g (1 ½ cups) pitted dates, chopped 1 ¼ cups boiling water 1 tsp baking soda 60g semisoft butter ¾ cup soft brown sugar 2 […]

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Gluten-Free Slide Cake Slice

SLIDE CAKE SLICE A quick and classy looking and tasting slice – very similar to Louise Cake but with a crumbled topping rather than meringue 180g butter, softened 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 egg 2 cups GF baking flour 3 tsp  guar gum 3 tsp baking powder 2 ¾ cup blackberry […]

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Gluten-Free Naan and Panini

NAAN BREAD Makes 6 Quick and great with curries, and dips   150 ml warm milk 1 tsp sugar 2 tsp active dry yeast 335g GF baking flour 1 tsp GF baking powder 2 tsp guar gum ½ tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 150 ml plain yogurt 1 egg, lightly beaten Baking spray/oil                     Preheat oven […]