I put together a cookbook of family favourite gluten free recipes for my son as a Christmas gift and found that it was going to take longer than I thought . Unfortunately a number of our family favourites have never been committed to paper before. It is literally, a pinch of this, a bit of that and measurements are all to do with the feel of things and sometimes the ingredients on hand. I hope I have got it right and that this recipe translates into a tasty pasta sauce.
1 pkt San Remo Spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion diced finely
1 stick celery diced finely
3 cloves garlic diced finely
2 rashers bacon diced
150 g tomato paste
500 g minced beef
100 ml chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in large fry pan.
Add olive oil and butter until melted. Add in onion and cook until soft.
Add in bacon and celery until bacon is browned then add in garlic.
Add mince a little at a time until browned. Stir in tomato paste and chicken stock and seasoning to taste.
Bring to boil and then reduce and simmer for 30 – 40 minutes.
Boil pot of boiling water and cook spaghetti until tender and drain.
Combine meat sauce with spaghetti and stir until spaghetti is coated in sauce.
NB Use penne pasta to make pasta bake: layer penne, mince, cheese, penne, mince and cheese and cook in oven for 30 minutes.
The Source is a bulk foods store with an outlet in North Ward Townsville offering a range of pulses, single origin flours, gluten free flours, gluten free pastas, honey, nuts, nut mixes and teas to name a few.
The tri-colour pasta is made from quinoa, rice, spinach and beetroot and while I know my teenager will realise that the colour comes from something he doesn’t like and therefore will not eat it, I think children will find it fun and enticing.
2 cups gf fresh chorizo
¼ cup sundried tomato, chopped
20 g butter
20 g gluten free cornflour
375 g (1 ½ cups) milk
200 g cheddar cheese, grated plus extra to top
¼ teaspoon mustard powder (or 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard)
250 g gluten free pasta (macaroni, spirals, penne, shells)
Preheat oven to 180C.
Remove skins from chorizo and break up or cut into small pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in frying pan and cook the sausage, breaking up as you go.
In a medium saucepan melt the butter and then stir in the flour to create a smooth butter flour mix. Slowly add the milk a tablespoon at a time stirring to create a smooth sauce. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring constantly to ensure no lumps. Stir in the cheese and mustard powder and bring back to a gentle simmer. Continue simmering on low heat for about 4 minutes or until smooth and thick.
Cook the pasta according to the instructions.
Add the pasta, cooked sausage and sundried tomatoes to the cheese sauce. Stir to combine and transfer to a baking dish. Sprinkle with the extra cheese and bake for 20 minutes until bubbling and cheese has melted.
The Gluten Free Scallywag Magazine 2013-2014
Gluten Free Kitchen is a new Australian made product and is the “first and only brand in Australian to specifically fortify all of their products with …vitamins and minerals to enable people to live a truly healthy gluten free lifestyle.”
Products available are Coconut Flour, Self Raising Flour, Plain Flour, Pasta, Pancake Mix, Chocolate Cake Mix, Breakfast Smoothie and Diet Shake.
I am yet to try the product but I have seen them stocked at the Calanna Pharmacy on Ross River Road Aitkenvale. Check the advertisement below to find our the other pharmacists which are stocking Gluten Free Kitchen.