James Miller - Coeliac Diary


Friday, January 25, 2008

Cart and Horses - Kings Worthy


This is just a typical country pub, just outside Winchester. I had a very good meal there last night, where they cooked me new potatoes instead of chips etc.

But two of the staff have relatives or close friends who are coeliac or gluten intolerant. So it does show that knowledge and training gets good gluten-free meals. And probably good meals full stop.


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Coeliac Sportsman


Hayley Turner now admits to being a coeliac. She’s a very good jockey. Note, that I did not use the word lady.


Sunday, January 06, 2008

A Gluten-Free Dinner Party


Celia and I always had a dinner party at Christmas. Roderick had pointed this out at her celebration and I thought why not in a rash moment.

So on Friday night, seven of us sat down to dinner that I'd cooked myself.

Now, is that a first for someone of sixty?


Super Natural at Sainsburys


I was in Sainsburys this morning and they had a special offer on these. They are chilled meals for one and it seems that about half are labelled “Suitable for Coeliacs” and not just gluten-free.

I had a chicken and rice one tonight. OK.


India Knight in the Sunday Times


She is promoting her new interesting diet in The Sunday Times today.

I’ve just read it and most of what she has done looks interesting and is gluten-free. There is one recipe for Indian Scrambled eggs, that looks good to me. She also has a recipe for quiche that doesn’t use traditional or gluten-free flour.


Saturday, January 05, 2008

Baked Eggs with Tomato


This is a recipe that Celia found many years ago and we’ve served up at dinner parties for years. As we always had a dinner party sometime around Christmas, I thought I’d try and carry on the tradition and the recipe did me proud.

2 cups cooked or canned tomatoes
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour (gluten free works)
1 teaspoon sugar
6 or 12 eggs
¾ cup grated cheese

Butter 6 ramekins or small baking dishes well. Combine the tomatoes, onion, salt and pepper, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add the butter and flour, which have been kneaded together, and stir until the mixture is thickened. Add the sugar and taste the mixture for seasoning. Spoon the sauce into the ramekins or dishes. Break a large egg into each dish. Sprinkle lightly with cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the white is set.

Sorry about the cups etc. but this recipe came from James Beard’s American Cookery.

If you get it right, which is not too difficult, they come up like little domes and look seriously impressive.