Gluten Free Blueberry Pancake

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With gluten intolerance, the typical pancake is one of the items you would eliminate from your meal planning. It’s such a shame though , as pancakes have become a standard breakfast item for good reason. It’s quick and easy to prepare and you can make exciting combos with different fruits, to add to your fiber intake, or even make dessert pancakes with chocolates (and more yummy ideas you can think of!).

And so what a relief that with flour options other than wheat, the fantastic pancake can still be a mainstay on your breakfast table.

Here’s a great recipe to follow:


1 cup Brown Rice flour  – provides sweet and nutty flavor

1 cup Sorghum Flour  – close to regular wheat

3/4 cut White Rice flour  – lends a light texture

1/4 cup cassava starch – helps to make products less dense

1/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum – helps give it a fluffy texture (optional)

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp baking powder

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp butter

An option is to get ready  made gluten-free pancake mixes. if you don’t know where to source all these different ingredients. 

1 cup milk

1 egg

1/2 cup frozen blueberries, thawed (20% off offer on blueberries for home delivery until this Sunday!)


Combine and sift together all dry ingredients. Beat the egg separately in a small bowl and add in milk. Whisk this into the dry ingredients and add in melted gluten free butter. You can choose to mix in the blueberries at this point.

Heat a frying pan on your stove, add in 1 tbsp of oil and coat the surface. Pour around a quarter of a cup of batter. As for me, I like to wait for the batter to have a few bubbles as it cooks and place around 6 to a dozen berries to evenly cover the whole pancake. After around 3 minutes, flip the pancake and let the other side cook for another minute.

Serve with honey or maple syrup and add in more fruits, if desired. Enjoy!


Gluten-Free Overnight Berry Oats

What exactly are overnight oats? These are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. Instead of cooking your oats on the stove, you mix rolled oats with liquid and other mix-ins, and let it rest in your fridge overnight.

Popularly made in nice sturdy mason jars, it’s a quick healthy breakfast or snack option for you and the kids. I sometimes make 5 to 7 jars a weekend so I can grab these anytime for rest of the week.

What’s great about this is you can substitute the ingredients to whatever you feel like to amp up the nutrients or create the flavors you want. You can easily make this gluten-free by using gluten-free oats and staying away from ingredients that contain wheat, barley, spelt, or rye or their other forms.  Oats are naturally gluten-free. Though, during growing, harvest, transport and storage, other grains that have gluten may unintentionally be mixed with oats. And so it is safe to get oats that have the gluten-free label. Household brand Quaker Oats already has a line that is especially branded as gluten-free, so you may want to try this or other gluten-free labeled oats.


¼ cup berries
(choose one or mix strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries)

Tip: You can get Berries delivered to your home. A good offer here gets you 20% Off  on imported berries. 

1/3 cup yogurt (plain regular yogurt–no additives)
3/4 cup rolled Gluten-Free oats
2/3 cup unsweetened milk of your choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

Whisk all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. You can choose to add berries whole or chop them up for better blending of flavors. Spoon into a jar with a nice secure lid. Cover and let rest in your fridge for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Pasta with Scallops and Mussels

There’s no need to worry being picky at an Italian restaurant to enjoy this classic Italian pasta dish–gluten-free. You can prepare it in minutes with the convenience of gluten-free pasta at, as well as frozen seafood that you may have delivered to your home. 

200 g Gluten Free Yellow Soy Bean Pasta (you can also pick  rice & corn, edamame pasta)
1/2 cup reserved pasta water
1 pack scallops (roe off)
1/2 pack mussels (shell off)
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup frozen chopped parsley
2-3 tbs garlic herb butter
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2-3 tbs. gluten-free flour (rice flour is an option)
2 tbs. olive oil
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1.In a large pot, cook pasta until al dente or tender to the bite. Drain and set aside some pasta water.
2. Lightly dredge each scallop in a bowl full of gluten-free flour and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Shake off the excess. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and half of the garlic herb butter. Saute scallops for about 2-3 minutes on one side until just beginning to brown, then carefully turn over and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
3. Add chopped garlic into the skillet and saute for 30-40 seconds – do not let it brown. Add the wine and a little bit of the pasta water, about 1/4 cup. Then add mussels and cover for 3-4 minutes. Stir.
4. Add cooked pasta and season with additional salt and remaining herb butter. Add more pasta water or a touch of wine if you prefer more broth. Sprinkle with parsley and toss gently to combine. Voila, a delightful pasta dish!

Gluten Free Smoked Salmon Spaghetti with Arugula

Gluten Free Pasta dishes are easy to make. All you need is gluten-free pasta–can be rice and corn pasta, edamame pasta. And hand picked ingredients that you know are gluten-free: avoiding ones with barley, wheat and rye and their sub forms. For instance, try this simple yet flavorful gluten-free dish for your next family lunch!


250 grams Smoked Salmon, chopped (now at 20% off!)
250 grams Spaghetti
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp capers
2 tsp lemon rind
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
100 grams rocket arugula
Salt and pepper


Take out salmon slices from packaging and chop.

Cook pasta in a pot, according to package directions, until tender. Drain water and set the pasta aside. In the same pot, add olive oil and sauté the garlic until soft. Add in the pasta, salmon, capers, lemon rind, and rocket arugula.

Continue to cook under low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until rocket arugula starts to wilt. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Spinach Recipe

Try this meat-free (and gluten-free!) main  for a filling, nutritious, and fiber-packed complete meal. It’s so full of flavor that you won’t be missing the meat. You can also use frozen spinach in place of the baby spinach.


4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 medium sized sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 clove garlic,minced
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3-4 tomatoes, diced
1 bunch cilantro , chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 15-ounce can garbanzos beans (chickpeas), rinsed
4 cups packed baby spinach
3/4 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup shredded firm tofu
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sweet potato and cook stirring occasionally 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Reduce the heat to medium, add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garlic to the pan, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add onion , tomatoes and bell pepper; cook, stirring, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in garbanzos, spinach , cilantro and broth; cook, stirring, until the garbanzos are heated through and the spinach is wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in tofu and vinegar. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

Gluten Free Homemade Popsicles!

Homemade Fruit Popsicles

A great way to cool off on a Gluten-Free diet is to create fun fruit Popsicles! Moms, this is a fun project for you and your kids! You can avoid too much high fructose corn syrup of store-bought ones and make sure you only have fresh fruit in there (no extenders, and no risk for gluten contamination ;-). And it’s super easy! You can even let them do it and simply lend a hand when they need it.

Ingredients and Materials:

3 Cups Pureed Fresh Fruit or Ready Made Fruit Puree

Popsicle Molds

Popsicle Sticks

Pure milk (optional)


Choose from a variety availabe at’s
Fruit Puree’s section
, or create your own fruit puree by blending fresh fruit. I find naturally sweet and colorful fruits are the best: strawberries, mangoes, cherries and bananas.

Position the sticks in the mold. If using a makeshift mold such as plastic cups or silicone trays, cover the container with aluminum foil or cling wrap and poke through the center with the popsicle stick to help keep it in place.

Pour fruit puree into the molds. To make fun patterns, add 2 tablespoons of pure milk in between the same amount of fruit puree. Dip a spoon in and lightly swirl it around to make swirly patterns.

Place in freezer for at least 5 hours. When ready, take molds out and run the outside under warm water for 10 to 15 seconds and pop the popsicles out. Enjoy! This recipe makes around 10 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds.

Where to Get Gluten Free Ice Cream?

Let’s face it! It’s always HOT in the Philippines no matter the rain or typhoons. Even if we’re gluten intolerant, we need to keep cool, eh? Ice creams are one if not the best and most delicious way. It’s tough that gluten can sneak up at us in processed food and can be stealthily there even in frozen treats that we buy. It’s not so easy to spot that chocolate chip cookie dough or brownie chunks are gluten laced, when they are lumped into delicious creamy goodness.

Again, as gluten free stamps are not ubiquitous in groceries locally, you need to be smarter in identifying the gluten ingredients in ice cream. All natural fruit ice creams are a safe bet, or go one better with purely fruit cold treats like sorbet as they would be naturally gluten free. But if you are craving for the creamy and the chunk packed, there are options. offers gluten free ice cream among its list of gluten-free items that are sure to satisfy.

Here are some new Gluten-Free Ice creams and cool treats you can enjoy!

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Try them out and let us know your experience in the comments! 🙂