Gluten and Dairy Free Products I love!

Snacks For On The Go

Village Pride Sweet Plantain Chips

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These are perfect for people who love that savoury but sweet flavour combo. If anyone knows the name of that type of flavour, please let me know.

Proper Corn Fiery Worcester Sauce & Sun-dried Tomato Flavour

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I’ve found these in Tesco, Waitrose and Spar. There are quite a few flavours out now, this being one of the newer ones. I love anything flavoured with Worcester sauce (I’m totally having to say this in a US accent to be able to spell it) flavour but I never know how to use it in my cooking. I like that you get a decent amount and it’s not just a bag full of air!

Tesco Smooth Coconut and Vanilla Shake

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These come in handy for when I’m chilling in the back garden (ok, yard) or when I’m in a hurry and don’t have time to fix a proper shake. This has a strong authentic vanilla flavour.

Choices ‘Bunnies!’

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This chocolate has that slight hint of saltiness those white mice you used to get as a kid had but without the horrible waxy texture. This is the closest to dairy white chocolate I’ve ever tasted. I’ve found these in Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barrett.

Essentials

Viotros’ Violife

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This comes joint first with Bute Island Sheese for *fanfare* The Best Cheddar Cheese Substitute! It even melts into gooey gorgousness so it’s great for pizza’s as well sandwiches. Available from Tesco and Holland and Barrett.

Coconut Dream (with rice)

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Great for cereal and shakes (I add blended frozen bananas to thicken mine). If you want a good cup of builders tea then I suggest Co-op unsweetened rice milk instead.

Nestle Gluten Free Honey Flakes

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These should probably be under ‘snacks’ as I have a bad habit of eating these dry straight out of the box…*nom nom* They also do plain GF flakes if you are vegan.

Main Meals

Amy’s Kitchen enchilada

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Amy’s Kitchen do a lot of gluten/dairy free soups and ready meals which I love. These are perfect with vegan ‘cheese’ melted on top. Their texture is between crunchy and solid pastry and the sauce is spicy rather than hot, which I like because it’s easier adding heat, than taking it away.

ASDA Vegetable Curry

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This has a medium if not-quite-creamy consistency with a pleasant amount of heat. It makes a great baked spud filling if you are really hungry! I’ve tried a few foreign brands of tinned veg curry and found them to be very oily but this is quality. Sometimes I add fried firm tofu for added protein and texture.

Clive’s Gluten Free Pies

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When you are in the mood for a pie (say ‘pie’ out loud in a thick Yorkshire accent, go on) this one isn’t half bad. The pastry is very short so I’d suggest knocking a whole 10 minutes off the cooking time so it doesn’t get too crispy. The filling isn’t the creamy kind but it is very tasty!

Morrison Ratatouille

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When I first left home I survived on cans of this and cheap white bread for like a year ha! Now I have it with new potatoes or rice noodles or I simply add fine flakes of seaweed sea salt which really brings out the flavour of the tomatoes and various seeds for added crunch.

Hope my list helps any crap cooks who are stuck for quick free-from meal or snack options.

Chrissie xx

5 thoughts on “Gluten and Dairy Free Products I love!

  1. Really want to try using coconut milk for shakes since I read this and one of your other posts…
    And I’m definetely going out and buying one of those Tescos vanilla and cocount shakes!
    Great post, especially for those who aren’t quite on the vegan/vegetarian bandwagon but want to try a few small things to see what its like 🙂

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