Sunday, February 14, 2016

Slow cooked pineapple pork


400g lean pork, cubed
1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
3 cloves garled, peeled and finely chopped
2" root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 red pepper, de-seeded and cut into strips
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
227g can of pinapple chunks in juice
2 tbsp soy sauce ( I use gluten free tamari)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp boullion powder ( I use Marigold gluten free)
3 tsp cornflour mixed with enough water to make a thin paste
Water to cover


Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker, with enough water to cover the other ingredients. Stir. Cook on low for approx 5 hours. Remove the lid and turn up to high and cook for a further hour.

Serve with plain boiled rice.

Serves 4.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Recipe - Coconut meringue cookies - gluten and dairy free


85 g (3 oz)  coconut oil
115 g (4 oz) coconut palm sugar (or caster sugar)
3 medium egg yolks
2 tbsp coconut milk
Few drops vanilla extract
140 g (5 oz) brown rice flour
30 g (1 oz) tapioca flour
11/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
3 medium egg whites
60 g (2 oz) dessicated coconut
115 g (4 oz) raw cane sugar or caster sugar
12 glace cherries, halved

Preheat the oven to 160 C /140 fan/ gas 3. Grease and line a Swiss roll tin.
Mix the coconut oil and coconut sugar together. If the oil is stiff warm it a little first - it is easiest if it is nearly liquid. Beat in the egg yolks, milk, and vanilla. Fold in the flours and baking powder. Spread the mixture over the base of the tin.

Beat the egg whites until stiff.  Fold in the coconut and sugar. Spread onto the base using a spatula.

Decorate with the cherry halves. Bake for about 30 minutes until light golden on top. Allow to cool before cutting into pieces and removing from tin. Makes 24