Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Quick and Tasty Gluten-free Lunches

Sorry I haven't posted on here in a while, I was all set to write a DIY summer top post when I ended up ill from some not very gluten free- 'gluten free' cereal. Hopefully I'll have that post up for next week, but instead I'm sharing two of my favourite easy gluten-free lunches which I'll make on days when I don't eat lunch at college.

Chicken, basil and sweetcorn pizza

I've never found a recipe to make recognizable gluten free pizzas, so I just use pre-bought pizza bases. I usually buy the Morrison's ones, but used one from Sainsbury's for this, which are bigger. I haven't noticed much difference in taste between the different options though. 
I either just use passata sauce or make a pizza sauce by combining garlic, herbs, passata and cornflour for the sauce. I then added cheese, chicken pieces, fresh basil and sweetcorn. These pizza bases only take about 15 minutes to cook and are really quick to make!

Of course you can change up the toppings, but I've really been enjoying this pizza topping combo recently- it also tastes much better with black pepper. 

Avocado toastie

Avocado seems to be the 'in' food at the moment, so I was curious to taste it. I used a Marks and Spencer's gluten and wheat free baguette, although I usually use Sainsbury's. The M&S one cook in about half the time, although I think they are more expensive. I drizzled the bread with olive oil and garlic, then oven baked them for a while so they crisped up. I mashed avocado with salt and pepper to make a paste and then added chopped cherry tomatoes and tuna.
This is also a really nice lunch with chicken instead of tuna. I cook the toasties until the toppings have gone slightly golden brown, before adding black pepper.

I'm also taking part in the Simplicity bloggers sewing competition for the 'vintage' category making a 60s top- so right up my street. I'm going fabric shopping soon so will hopefully have some new posts about my handmade clothes. 

Until next time, 

Holly Olivia x


  1. These both look ace!!! Can you eat pesto as a gluten-free girl? Cos I bet that would be yum drizzled on the pizza :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thank you! I can eat pesto and love it but haven't had it on a pizza for a while.

      Holly Olivia x

  2. Great post
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  3. Thank you! I've just followed your blog via Google Friend Connect.

    Holly Olivia x


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