Gluten Free Wraps

10The texture is crispy and stretchy, a bit like pancakes  (South African style).   I saved some in a zip-lock bag in the fridge to see how they would keep and re-heated them the next day………it was perfect.

Makes about 7/8 small wraps

150g tapioca flour

1 egg

250mls almond milk or coconut milk

pinch of salt

Put the flour, egg, milk and salt  into a bowl and whisk well to combine and knock any of the lumps out of the batter.DSC06003

 Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add a little  oil or clarified butter.  Pour on a super thin layer of batter, taking care to spread it as far as it’ll go (the thinner and crispier these are, the better).  Cook until golden on both sides, about 2 minutes a side.DSC06010

I filled it with curried mince and served it with a salad.

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Chicken Lasagna

Lasagna is made of pasta layered with a sauce, cheese,vegetables, and usually some type of meat. Lasagna doesn’t have to use red sauce! This white lasagna, I made with chicken and White Onion Soup Sauce, topped with 3 cheeses and onion salad sprinkles.DSC06042

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 punnet of mushrooms, sliced

1 kg chicken breasts cut into chunks

butter

chopped or dried parsley

3 cups milk

1 packet of White Onion Soup

about 12 no-boil lasagna noodles

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

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Preparation:

In large pot, heat olive oil  and a butter over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms cook and stir for 4 minutes longer. Add chicken and cook  until chicken is tender and breaks up easily, (I added a bit of water during the cooking process ) Season with Salt and Pepper.  Add chopped parsley , stir and remove from heat.DSC06029

White sauce is also known as Béchamel, I made mine with  onion soup powder.

  1. In a glass bowl, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the microwave.
  2. Blend the soup powder  into the melted butter.
  3. Slowly add 3 cups of milk, stirring constantly.
  4. Continue cooking in the microwave until smooth and thickened.photo5

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Spray a  glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

To assemble the Lasagna you layer the ingredients repeatedly, starting with the white sauce, then the Lasagna sheets and then the chicken sauce. Repeat 3 times. Then end with an layer of Lasagna sheets and lastly the white sauce.   Sprinkle with the cheese. ( I added dried Onion sprinkles too)

At this point you can cover the casserole and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and cheeses are melted and starting to brown. If refrigerated, add another 10-15 minutes to baking time.Image1

Travelling

Over the last few weeks we did a bit of travelling and explored new places.

Breathtaking views at Camps Bay.

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A show of wild flowers on our way to Sutherland… a promise of more to come.

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Snow capped mountains.

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The Lord Milner Hotel in the small town , Matjiesfontein. Petrol pumps from another era and a tour bus to show you their town!

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False Bay on our way to Hermanus.

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Kitsch cafe in Hermanus. What a little gem!

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Views in Hermanus and a  restaurant on the beach.IMG00110-20130810-1048IMG00108-20130810-1015