Gluten-free Christmas cake can taste just as good as the original recipe - and doesn't have to be difficult to make either! For those who have to follow a gluten-free diet, eating home-made cakes can be quite a challenge as many are made with wheat flour which is full of gluten. Nowadays it’s not too difficult to find gluten-free flours – most large supermarkets will have an aisle dedicated to special diet products. This Gluten-free Christmas cake uses both gluten-free flour and baking powder and the only thing to remember when baking with these products is to add a little extra liquid to the recipe. Store the cake in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
This quick pasta salad recipe is vegetarian, but you could easily make it vegan by using vegan mayonnaise, and, be sure to read the ingredients on your bottled Italian salad dressing, as some are dairy-free and vegan and some are not.
Fill up this pasta and beans salad even more! Experiment by adding some of your favorite veggies for an even more nutritious salad. Try adding black olives, steamed broccoli or cauliflower, diced tomatoes, green onions, and, if you're not vegan, a bit of crumbled feta cheese.
It doesn't get any simpler--or more delicious--than this. Dark chocolate and cream come together to form divine, melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate truffles. Use good-quality chocolate for the best results--any chocolate whose flavor you enjoy will work well! A tablespoon of rum or brandy can be added in with the vanilla, if desired.
These candies, like most truffles, have several extensive chilling periods, so make sure you leave enough time when making them.