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Archive for October, 2011

Keen on Quinoa?

Parsley and quinoa saladSo I’ve collected a whole bunch of FODMAPS recipes and I figured it was about time that I started trying them out…

Tonight I made a yummy Parsley and Quinoa Salad. If you’ve never had quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wa’), the best way to describe it is a little like cous cous – both in texture and taste.  It can be a little bland on it’s own, but with the right mix of vegetables and herbs it can be quite delicious! A good alternative to a side dish of pasta or potatoes.

Here’s the recipe for you to try out –

Parsley and Quinoa Salad (As found on www.taste.com.au)

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 small Lebanese cucumber, peeled, deseeded, diced
  1. Place quinoa and 1 1/2 cups cold water in a saucepan over high heat. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until water has absorbed. Drain. Rinse. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Place lemon juice and oil in a screw-top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Secure lid. Shake to combine. Add parsley, cucumber and dressing to quinoa. Toss to combine. Serve.
Easy, huh? 🙂

Gluten Free Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken schnitzel is one of my all-time favourite meals and one of those ‘safe meals’ I’d choose if I was eating out at a pub or restaurant and didn’t know what else to get.

That all changed when I started on the Low-FODMAPS diet. Since then, I’ve had to sadly skip over the schnitzel on the menu and choose a steak and salad instead.

While I used to help my Mum make chicken schnitzel from scratch when I lived at home, since living with my husband I had yet to attempt it on my own. Finding a gluten free recipe on a website, I thought I’d finally give it a go.

In the end, I didn’t end up following the recipe I found – I simply replaced the flour with GF flour and breadcrumbs with crispy corn crumbs and worked the rest out from there.

The result? A really yummy meal that tastes exactly like the ‘real’ thing!

Gluten free chicken schnitzel

(Serves 2 people)

  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Gluten free flour
  • 1 cup Crispy Corn Crumbs
  • Vegetable or canola oil
  • Lemon juice
  1. Separate GF flour, eggs and crispy corn crumbs into three bowls.
  2. Cut up chicken into lean pieces and flatten as much as possible.
  3. Cover one of the pieces with flour.
  4. Soak the chicken in the eggs (whisked).
  5. Cover with crispy corn crumbs.
  6. Place on a plate until ready to cook and repeat the process.
  7. Fry in oil.
  8. Serve with lemon juice with salad or vegies.
  9. Enjoy!! 🙂

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