Have you ever eaten spaghetti or pizza and after twenty minutes you found yourself with a completely bloated stomach? This happens all the time and some people don’t even realise it. Sometimes, the easiest way is to look in the mirror after you eat. On some of us, gluten has a really bad effect on our digestive systems. Speaking from experience, I know best. As you probably already know, my food intolerances to wheat and milk have limited my diet. You can learn more about me and my food intolerances here.
However, ever since I cut out gluten and dairy out of my diet back in 2003, my health has taken a new direction for the better. Touch wood. Therefore, my blog contains recipes that are friendly to gluten free people, vegans, and vegetarians, or any other people with special diet needs. I can happily say that Greedy Gourmet as of now has 262 gluten free recipes!
However, I didn’t want to discriminate against the general public, so therefore you’ll see me publish recipes that do include gluten, dairy and meat. Anyways, I’ve got a challenge for you guys! Keep reading to find out what it is.
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- Gluten-free Cookbook
- The Gluten Free Cookbook for Families: Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
- Nosh Gluten-Free: A No-Fuss, Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook from the May Family
- 200 Gluten-Free Recipes: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook (Hamlyn All Colour Cookery)
- The Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids
Schwartz challenges you to Go Gluten Free for 7 days!
Are you a pasta or bread addict and don’t think that you’ll be able to survive? Back in 2003, it wasn’t as easy to go gluten free and survive the torture of going without pasta. No many gluten free products were available back then. Today, it’s so much easier to become gluten free thanks to the explosion of gluten free products that came to the market. Thankfully, we have companies like Schwartz who help make this possible. As a matter of fact, Schwartz created the Go Gluten free for 7 days in order to raise awareness of newly available gluten free range in the UK.
Schwartz’s 200 years in the business
Schwartz is one of the world’s largest producers of dried herbs, spices and seasonings. Having been around for 200 years, you can bet that Schwartz’s product are only of the best quality. Schwartz has recognised the ongoing pattern of growing allergies and food intolerances in the UK as a result of eating gluten. Therefore, they have decided to take action. They are firm believers of the philosophy and that gluten free does not necessarily mean flavourless! Therefore, you can bet that their recipe mixes, pour over sauces and gravies will leave even the most skeptical people going for seconds!
There are plenty of delicious recipe mixes you can try, such as:
- Fajitas – a spicy recipe mix with cumin, chillies and oregano
- Chilli Con Carne – a spicy recipe mix with chili powder, ground cumin and cocoa powder
- Spaghetti Bolognese – a tasty recipe mix with tomato, garlic, basil and oregano
- Chicken Casserole – a savoury recipe mix with garlic, sage and oregano
- Cottage Pie – a warming, hearty and savoury recipe mix
You can check out their products here.
Gluten Free Spaghetti Bolognese
The first step is always the hardest. Therefore, I think starting with the gluten free spaghetti Bolognese is a smart choice to change your health. However, you can be certain that these have absolutely no gluten in them. What makes a good product is when you don’t even realise you eat a substitute for something that’s bad for you and it tastes the same! Believe me, you won’t even know that this gluten free spaghetti Bolognese is actually gluten free. Sometimes, the pasta is made out of corn flour. Generally, these require a slightly higher cooking time than usual.
Other ingredients that are also gluten free
Once you are on the road of becoming gluten free, you might want to know about other types of food that are OK for you to eat. These will also keep you full and you’ll never bloat. Make sure to check out if your local store has these ingredients:
- Some oats are also gluten free (you just have to read the label very carefully)
Use more veggies
Another way of staying healthy and keeping up with the gluten free challenge is by eating more veggies. A great substitute for the spaghetti is courgetti. Have any idea what these are? Basically, you take a zucchini or courgettes, same thing, and cut them up using one of those clever kitchen tools. They will look exactly like spaghetti. I last used this technique in my creamy curried courgetti noodles recipe. If you use courgetti, you can still call your meal gluten free spaghetti bolognese.
If you are a true fan of vegetables, you can use the leftover bolognese sauce from the gluten free spaghetti bolognese. Simply, cut up some peppers into two halves or take some endives, and place the sauce inside. A delicious and crunchy snack at the same time.
Watch out for these!
You know, bread or pasta are not the only ingredients that contain gluten. If you feel like using a different sauce for your gluten free spaghetti bolognese, then take extra caution. Simple sauces from jars also contain traces of gluten, even if you’d never expect it. Flour is commonly used to thicken sauces, so you might be eating gluten unintentionally. You can take the necessary steps to avoid this from happening. It starts with reading the label properly.
I hope your journey to becoming gluten free is exciting and don’t give up! Be good to yourself. Our bodies deserve the best!
Gluten Free Spaghetti Bolognese
Author: Michelle Minnaar
- 15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
- 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 500g (1lb) beef mince
- 1 sachet Schwartz Gluten Free Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe Mix
- 500g (1lb) tomato passata
- 275g (10z) gluten free spaghetti, cooked and drained
- Fry the onion in a large pan until softened.
- Add the mince and fry until mostly browned.
- Stir in the sachet contents and passata.
- Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a bit of water if it thickens too much.
- Stir in the cooked spaghetti and top with Parmesan cheese.
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11.8g
Saturated Fat 3.8g
Total Carbohydrates 20.7g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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