Budapest | A {Gorgeously} Gluten Free Guide

Budapest, Hungary. Never before have I seen such a beautiful city. It oozes beauty out of every piece of architecture on every street. Even the tram is feast for the eyes. The for though, is something to marvel at. Forget about … Continue reading

Center Parcs | A {Gorgeously} Gluten Free Guide

Also known as the 16 course gluten free lunch.  I’ve never been to Center Parcs. As a child, we always went camping in the Lake District, which then turned into caravanning and a few difficult years of canal boating (it’s … Continue reading

7 Gluten Free Things I’ve Been Loving This Week

1.Coffee {again} My best friend Rose took me to this little coffee shop called “Flat Caps”  in Newcastle, its a tiny cafe under a shop, which does amazing coffee (and I saw a GF lemon Drizzle Cake…but there wasn’t any … Continue reading

A {Gorgeously} Gluten Free Guide to London Street Food

Oh my, what a range of sensory delights…the sights, smells and tastes of a london market are second to none. Where else in the world can you stroll from Ethiopia to the Carribean, past Venezuela in the space of 20 … Continue reading

Coggings and Co, Brighton: Gluten Free Review

thegraphicfoodie.co.uk So, I took a last minute trip to Brighton this week…I took to twitter for help on where to eat, and many responded namely @N1C79_EATS and @gfdining came to my rescue. Eventually, I decided to take a walk to Seven Dials and visit … Continue reading

Gluten Free BBQ Recipes: Light and Fresh Potato Salad

I whipped up this light potato salad at an impromptu family BBQ! I didn’t want it to be heavy with all the mayo so I used creme fraiche, to replace most of the mayo. Not only adding a different flavour … Continue reading

Gourmet Burger Kitchen & BFree Buns: Gluten Free Resturant Review

So… my good friends at BFree (here is their website), sent me a voucher to try out their new buns at Gourmet Burger Kitchen!

Me and my Boyfriend, hopped on the train from Leicester to Birmingham to do some christmas shopping and grab ourselves a burger!

GBK is getting one up on Handmade Burger Co., who have ‘NGCI’ but don’t offer GF buns.

So I was very excited to taste the competition, and as you have probably read…I love BFree’s bread and bun selection!

So we arrived, and I asked to see the Gluten Free Menu (which unfortunately isn’t available online- which will put off a lot of coeliacs/GF’s), it looked pretty good…

So my voucher only extended to the basic cheeseburger, so I added bacon and gerkins just because I could…

Firstly the service:

I liked GBK, I liked the free lemony tap water, I liked the free nuts, I liked the free weird salt. I liked how the waitresses knew what was going on and its reasonably cheap (however, still on the every now and then price bracket)…ooooohhh and the refillable ‘Fresh and Fizzy’ was delcious…. I had the elderflower one!

I had a little trouble when they waiter came out with the food, the chips aren’t gluten free (I know! why do they do this too us) …So they had the chips on the same tray as my coleslaw and it was all touching and what not….

There was also an issue with my boyfriends burger (They brought the wrong one…but thats not GF related)

So I explained the issue and asked them to make me a new coleslaw…whether they did or not I’ll never know…

Secondly the burger:

20131221-152411.jpg

The burger itself was very good, the bun delicious (a bit dry but that’s probably because it might have been sat out) but altogether great, and that jalapeño coleslaw was incredible….I don’t understand how it was so nice. Not as nice as chips- granted- but a pretty good alternative.

I’d certainly come again! Well done BFree and well done GBK… just get those chips GF and get an online menu!!

Next time…Watch out blue cheese burger…I’m coming to get you…

My views are my own and 100% honest, I don’t let the fact that I receive freebies get in the way of my reviews!

 

09/03/2016 Update:

Today I went for the £5.95 lunch deal at the Chiswick branch. I’ve been a few times since this first post and it’s always been great. However, today the bun was the worst I’ve tasted in a long time. It was dry and really crumbly and nothing like the bread I had in this post! Lets hope it was a one off.

image

 

Delightful Homemade ‘Housemate’ Burgers with Butternut Squash Mash

20131115-191815.jpg

I made these delicious burgers for my housemate last night and I want to share it all with you all because it was delcious!.

Burgers

Ingredients
1 pack of 450g of mince
1 small onion
1 cloves of garlic
Handful of breadcrumbs
1 egg
Mixed Herbs
Salt and pepper

Method
Chop the onions and garlic, pop in a bowl. Mix in the mince, breadcrumbs, herbs, salt and pepper to taste with your hands until it’s evenly spread through. Add the egg, mix again and shape into burgers.

Pop these in the fridge for about 20 minutes then fry or grill later.

Butternut Squash Mash

Ingredients
1 butternut squash
2 cloves of garlic
Oregano
Olive oil
Philadelphia
Lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Method
Heat the oven to 200 degrees.

Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. (Don’t throw them away…roast them)

Pop the whole clove of garlic in the hole along with the oregano. Drizzle with oil and bake for about 30 minutes.

Allow to cool until they are okay to hold and scoop out the flesh and place into a bowl. Mix the philli, some lemon juice and salt and pepper with a fork, it should be soft and easy to do.

I served the burgers on a BFree bun, with some lettuce, tomato and mayo, topped with cheese and caramelised onions. On the side, the mash and some grilled halloumi.

My housemate Priya said they were the best burgers she has ever had! I’m inclined to agree.

Firebug, Leicester: Gluten Free Bar Food Review

firebug-logoFirebug is a quirky bar in the heart of Leicester, with Tuesday ‘Pop Quiz’ (a very hard pub quiz that no-one could possible know the answers for), great cocktails, gigs, comedy and film nights. It’s a student heaven with £2.50 cocktails on Wednesdays and good cheap food.

The menu is really good, full of Gluten Free Treats and very well labelled. All the Jacket potatoes are GF, you can order yourself some chilli (meaty or veggie) a burger or sarnie which are both served on gluten free bread! Or if you’re feeling like a more substantial meal, order a gammon steak which is served with homemade chips, peas and a fried egg! Yummmmyyyy….

Head down there now and I promise you won’t be disappointed. You’ll probably find me there with a ‘Sex on the Sofa’ in hand…and its my housemates second home…she’ll be there cradling a pitcher of ‘Electric Ice Tea’

Have a follow of them on Twitter. See you at Pop Quiz!