July 2012

Sunday breakfast with gluten-free salmon pancake

A lovely way to enjoy Sunday breakfast is a salmon pancake made with rice flour (alternatively you can also use buckwheat flour). It is very satisfying and delicious.

Active time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for about 4 pancakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 250 gr rice flour
  • 50 ml lactose-free milk
  • a pinch of salt
  • 200 gr of smoked salmon slices
  • 2 spring onions
  • a handful cherry tomatoes
  • lactose-free cream cheese
  • orange pepper
  • dill leaves
  • olive oil
  1. Clean, wash and chop the spring onions and the cherry tomatoes.
  2. Mix the eggs, the rice flour and the milk into a bowl and whisk for around 1 minute (using a steel beater) and add a pinch of salt.
  3. In the meanwhile heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan and then add a trowel of the dough mixture; cook it over medium heat while constantly stirring them until golden; at this point put the pancake on a plate, spread the cream cheese on it, then add the salmon slices and garnish with the spring onions and the cherry tomatoes.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and the dill leaves and roll it up.
  5. Proceed with the next one.




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Going gluten-free can be confusing and straining at the beginning. It means to abstain from foods containing flour. A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and malt. Going gluten-free is essential for patients with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which a person can’t tolerate gluten and a gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for it. Gluten shows up in bread and pasta, but can also hide in many other foods, such as salad dressings, ice-cream, and even food additives. If a person with celiac disease eats gluten, the lining of their small intestine becomes inflamed and damaged.

Unfortunately gluten-free products can be high in calories, fat, and carbohydrates.  Some people who go gluten-free actually gain weight. So the most important aspect is to eat a balanced diet. My claim is to follow a simple, better tasting, more convenient and nutritious diet.

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