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Xmas is Just Around the Corner

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Xmas is just around the corner or literally just one more turn of the page on the calendar, so  thoughts turn to the Christmas lunch or the Christmas gift…. gluten free of course. And all the extras that go with a family Christmas.

Gift Ideas

Springhill Farm has a gluten free hamper

Smoothie Makers are perfect for all age groups and there are many to choose from on the market.. Nutri Bullet, Magic Bullet. BlitznGo.

Jelly Belly Bean Boozled combines eating jelly beans with a game of chance.

Gingerbread Folk Gluten Free Gingerbread House Kit available online if you can’t buy one in your area or no doubt available in speciality stores in larger cities.

And for more ideas, go to  Yum Gluten Free  for their Christmas Gluten Free Gift Guide.

Also visit my Christmas posts from previous years for a few more ideas.

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Menu Ideas

We love our food.  We love our food traditions. We love sharing food with our family. And every year we, family members discuss for many weeks, the answers to the question : WHAT ARE WE GOING TO HAVE FOR CHRISTMAS?  Reality is, that we haven’t had to make too many changes to accommodate a ‘gluten free’ Christmas: gf Worcestershire sauce, gf crackers, gf lasagne sheets, gf cereals for rum balls and Bumble Bees.  Below is a menu from 2013 but I am sure we won’t stray too much from this list.  The phone calls haven’t started yet, but I am looking forward to all that goes with Christmas including the discussions back and forth, the making of lists, the shopping, the planning and then sitting down and enjoying.

Merry Christmas   Bon Nadal   Buon Natale   Joyeux Noël

Starters

Robert’s Signature Dip and Bagel Chips

Pesto and Hand Crafted Corn Chips

Devils on Horseback

The Main Event

Savoury Beef de Brendan

Mama’s Lasagne

Cape Grimm Rib Eye Roast with Cafe de Paris Butter

Nut Encrusted Baked Ham

Bon Nadal Chicken

On the Side

Ines’ Christmas Salad

Crispy Sausage and Potatoes

A Touch of Snow (side of rice)

Fatoush Salad

Something Sweet

Surprise de Terese

Velia’s Plum Pudding and Custard (contains gluten)

Amy’s Christmas Cake

Crème Caramel and Balsamic Strawberries

Christmas Jelly

Afters

Turron Alicante

Turron Jijona

Rum Truffle Balls

Bumble Bees

Sweet and Salty Crunchy Chocolate

 

 

 

Recipe Inspiration For Christmas

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I picked up the latest  free Coles magazine and found that it is not only jammed packed full of recipes for the festive season but also that many recipes are gluten free by ingredient, are tagged gluten free or can be made gluten free with the substitution of a few ingredients.

While a number of meals will not inspire my gf teenager, I often still make them and hope that his tastes will mature in time and a taste test now, might leave him open to new foods.

Here is a list of some of the recipes that caught my eye:

Pumpkin, Spinach and Brie Frittata

Paprika Fish with Corn Avocado Salsa (substitute flour)

Mexican Corn and Prawn Salad

White Chocolate Raspberry Baked Cheesecake (substitute with gluten free biscuits and chocolate melts)

The Perfect Pavlova

Mango Parfaits

Roast Chicken with Apple, Sage and Rosemary Stuffing and Cranberry Relish (substitute with gluten free bread crumbs)

Apple Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Chocolate Nougat Ice-Cream

Roast Vegetable with Sage Butter

Almond and Marmalade Glazed Ham

If you are looking for inspiration for your Christmas menu, grab your copy now.

If you don’t have access to a Coles supermarket then it is Available for Download online

Xmas Coles