Posted by: picanini | August 25, 2009

An easy lunch

As some of you may know, we are in this household, generally gluten and dairy (and tomato and citrus) free during the day. During the night when the big boys are home, not so much – they don’t seem to have the same issues as the 2 littlies. I try to alternate between making something we can all eat (and therefore, it must be free of tummy hurting ingredients) and 2 meals so that the bigger boys don’t miss out on their pizza, pasta and other yummy forbidden “fruits”. But trying to come up with ideas for lunch that fit our more limited diets that don’t take heaps of time and are healthy and yummy can sometimes be tricky. So I’m going to TRY and remember to post some easy  G&DF recipes regularly. Feel free to give me a prod in future for more recipes if I get a little waylayed…

Vegie pikelets

4- 6 eggs

1-1.5 cups GF flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 medium sized carrot, grated

1/2 medium sized onion, diced

1/2 cup peas

1/2 cup corn kernels

rice milk

Whisk eggs with a fork. Add vegies and stir. Add flour and a little milk and stir – batter should be quite thick.  Add more milk so the batter is a little runny (but not too runny!). You should be able to pour it very slowly or spoon it out carefully. The amount of milk will depend on the type of flours you use – I make my own usually with equal parts potato, rice, buckwheat, and corn flours. Consistency is the most important issue when making your batter.

Heat a frypan, add a couple of tablespoons sunflower oil. Pour/dollop batter into piklet shapes (I find 3 pikelets cook well together in my sized pan), brown and turn and brown again. Remove your cooked pikelets from the pan, and keep repeating till you have finished your batter.

You can subsitute any vegies you desire, and you can add ham if pure vegies aren’t your thing. I tend to dice a whole onion, and grate 2 carrots and stick the extra in the freezer for a quick meal some other time. My littlest fella cannot get enough of these (though, my fussy DD is another story)!

This makes approximately 15 pikelets.

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