There’s a common misconception that suffering from celiac disease means you can’t eat anything tasty; that you’re somehow confined to an existence of boring foods like plain rice cakes and baked potatoes. This is far from the case. A gluten-free diet requires more thought and creativity when preparing meals and this results in some mighty fine dishes, as you’re about find out.
Roast Chicken with potatoes and carrots
Image: Jamie Oliver
A classic Sunday dinner never fails to bring in the plaudits. This healthy roast by Jamie Oliver relies upon the quality of the chicken, so pick up the best you can afford.
Image: Tesco Realfood
Cooked in a rich tomato sauce and laid gracefully on a bed of gluten-free spaghetti, these wholesome pork meatballs can be prepared and served in little over an hour – perfect for a midweek family meal.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Image: Gimme Some Oven
What’s better than traditional chicken enchiladas? A whole bunch of them stacked up and cooked in a big ol’ dish with red enchilada sauce and toppings galore, that's what! Gimme Some Oven, we salute you!
Grilled Salmon with Blood Orange Beet Relish
Beetroot and orange aren’t the most well-known of food double acts, but they go together magnificently, especially when combined with the rich flavour of grilled salmon. This healthy dish for two by Heather Christo can be plated up and ready to eat in less than 15 minutes.
Skillet-Roasted Strip Steaks with Pebre Sauce & Avocado
Image: Eating Well
Inspired by the popular Chilean sandwich, Churrasco, this loin steak dish is accompanied by mashed avocado and a delicious pebre salsa sauce for an authentic South American taste.
Fish and Chips
Celiac sufferers shouldn’t have to miss out on Fish & Chip Friday just because the local chippy doesn’t offer a gluten-free alternative. Here’s a way – courtesy of Great British Chefs – to make your own at home, without sacrificing any of that classic flavour.
Image: Betty Crocker
There are a few different pizza toppings you can go for that are tasty and gluten-free, but we like this less-is-more approach taken by Betty Crocker. Minimal toppings, maximum flavour. Bon appétit!
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Image: Janice Amee's Gluten Free
We had to make room for a hearty British classic and this Shepherd’s Pie fits the bill. Lamb is typically the meat of choice for this dish, but we really love this turkey alternative – it’s lighter, without losing any of that comfort food appeal. Janice Amee adds cheese to the ingredients, which we have no issue with at all!
Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Rainbow Peppers
Image: The Pretty Bee
Fun, colourful and packed full of goodness, these cheese and vegetable baked peppers by The Pretty Bee take just 5 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to cook – a perfect meal to knock up when you can't be bothered to slave over the stove. If you’re not really feeling quinoa, swap it for rice and add a few more vegetables.
Ginger Beef, Mushroom & Kale Stir-Fry
Image: Gimme Some Oven
30 minutes is all it takes to make Gimme Some Oven’s tasty stir fry. The ginger marinade really adds something extra to the beef, while the kale – not something you’d typically to see in an Asian dish – wilts to perfection amongst the mushrooms. Serve over brown rice or quinoa.
There’s a common misconception that suffering from celiac disease means you can’t eat anything tasty; that you’re confined to an existence of boring foods like plain rice cakes and baked potatoes. This is far from the case. A gluten-free diet requires more thought and creativity and this results in some mighty fine dishes, as you’re about find out.