Delicious Alchemy Oats & Koko milk inspiring recipes

Some things are made to go together, like tea & cake, peas & carrots, socks & shoes – and Delicious Alchemy and @KokoDairyFree. We have teamed up to inspire you with some amazingly tasty recipes using our Delicious Alchemy Oats and Koko sweetened and unsweetened milk. All recipes are Gluten and Dairy Free and packed full of flavour!

Red Curried Oats

Serves 4; Prep time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes; Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 heap Tbsp. red Thai curry paste
  • 900ml Koko Original Milk
  • 150g mange tout, cut in half on the diagonal
  • 1 large red pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 200g Delicious Alchemy Oats
  • The juice from one lime, plus more wedges for serving
  • 50g fresh coriander
  • Dried crispy onions to garnish
  • 50g Spring onions
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 red chilli to garnish

Method

  1. De-seed and slice the red pepper into thin strips and finely chop the spring onion
  2. Heat the curry paste in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high. Press the paste into the pan, allowing it to caramelize for just a few seconds. Add the coconut milk to the pan, and stir to combine with the paste.
  3. Add the red pepper and Mange Tout and boil for 5 minutes
  4. Reduce the heat and add the oats. Stir to combine.
  5. Leave to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until the oats and veggies soften. Season with a pinch of salt, and lime juice. Let simmer one more minute.
  6. Serve and top with the coriander, chilli, spring onions, the crispy onions and extra lime wedges! Enjoy!

Fitness Banana Flapjacks

Serves 16; Prep time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 40 minutes; Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180’c fan / 200’c
  2. Mash 200g of bananas in a large bowl.
  3. Add the oats, milk & syrup and mix well.
  4. Transfers the mixture to a baking dish.
  5. Bake for 40 mins.
  6. Once cool, cut into slices. Enjoy!

Tropical Smoothie

Serves 2; Prep time: 5 minutes; Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Method

  1. Remove the skin and core from the pineapple, and then cut into chunks.
  2. Remove the skin from the mango and cut around stone and chop into chunks.
  3. Cut the top and bottom from the kiwis, no need to remove the skin, unless you want to.
  4. Peel the banana and cut into chunks.
  5. Put all ingredients into a Smoothie Maker along
  6. Blend until smooth.
  7. Pour into your favourite chilled glass. Enjoy!

Vegan Brekkie Chocolate & Berry Pancakes

Serves 1; Prep time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 5 minutes; Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

PANCAKES:
TOPPINGS:
  • Chopped banana
  • Sweet freedom choc shot liquid chocolate
  • Frozen Berries

Method

  1. Blend pancake ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add more Koko Dairy Free if too thick.
  3. Gently heat non stick frying pan.
  4. Spoon 2tsp mixture into pan.
  5. When bubbling & set, flip pancake.
  6. Remove when cooked & brown.
  7. Repeat with rest of mixture.
  8. Stack pancakes layering toppings.
  9. Finish with drizzle of peanut butter. Enjoy!

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Happy Easter! Covid-19

Firstly can I thank so many of you for your emails of support – it’s lovely to hear that people are enjoying our products and are grateful that they can buy them from us. Our factory team are working hard and staying safe, we know how important it is that Gluten and Dairy Free foods stay available to buy and we know that many of you need to get food delivered to your door.

We’re producing as much as we can to stay in stock on all of our products. If something you want to order is showing as out of stock don’t panic – more will be on its way! We changed our shop to selling full cases of product only – this makes it quicker for us pick orders and that allows us to supply more customers than we could before.

 

 

In order to supply as many customer orders as we can we’re now asking that you order no more than two boxes of any individual product – that’s a cap of either 8 or 10 bags of each of your favourite Delicious Alchemy products so I hope that won’t leave any of you short!

From all of us here at Delicious Alchemy, stay safe.

Ian Bailey

Head of Commercial

Posted in: Head Office

COVID 19

The Covid-19 crisis has affected us all, and I know that many of you have had to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances. The same is true here at the Mighty Makery, and I wanted to explain what we are doing to keep products available and to keep our staff safe.

As an allergen-free site we already maintain strict hygiene procedures and these have been stepped up. We have separated our factory shifts so that they don’t intermingle and carry out additional clean downs of surfaces and equipment. All of our office staff who don’t need to be on site are working from home and communicating via phone and video conferencing.

We have seen unprecedented demand for our products both from our retail partners and from our online shop. This means that we have been working very hard – in sourcing products and ingredients, in making and packing our products, and in ensuring that we ship orders to all our customers.

We’re cross-training colleagues to be able to fill in for each other as required and have simplified some processes. For our online shop that means that we have changed orders to full boxes only instead of individual packs – this allows us to pick orders quicker and supply more customers.

Finally, we have been sent some lovely messages of support from customers. We know how critical it is to so many of you that we keep supplying our Gluten and Dairy Free products and I’ve shared these messages of thanks with our factory team. We’re here for you and the encouragement and support is most welcome!

Stay safe.

 

Ian Bailey,

Head of Commercial

Posted in: Head Office

Hosting a Gluten Free Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, are you ready?

Luckily, the range of Gluten Free foods available has grown considerably over the last years – A Gluten Free party diet at Christmas should be easy enough today. Here some advises:

  • Ask your guests about their dietary restrictions and have an upfront conversation about the menu. Tell about what you would like to make and ask what precautions you should make to your menu or shopping list to make it safe.
  • Know the free from aisles and nevertheless, please check all ingredient labels.
  • Don’t let cross contamination ruin your party and if you can, make it all Gluten Free. There is also plenty of naturally Gluten Free foods such as chicken and vegs.
  • Go big with your main! Be creative!
  • Add some tasty sides such as sesame seed Breadsticks, click here to see the recipe. You can wrap bacon around them and bake. Add cheese, something sweet like fig jam, ricotta and honey dip after.
  • The dessert matters! Gather round the hearth and enjoy a slice of this rick, chocolatey and delicious Yule Log made with our Vanilla Sponge Mix– it takes only 40 minutes, including filling and decoration.

 

Have fun!

 

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Nutty Granola is back!

A big thank you for all the messages received over the last couple of months asking us to bring our  Gloriously Nutty Granola back. I don’t want but I must say that this will be for a limited time.

We have an amazing promotional price and when it’s gone, it’s gone! You can now buy the product for only £2 a bag with a minimum order quantity of 4 bags (1 box). Please order in multiples of 4 (i.e. 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24…). Free delivery when ordering 3 or more boxes, please enter the code NUTTY at the checkout.

 

Delivery

Only for your information, our factory remains a nut free factory, hence this will be handled from a different warehouse. Because of this, we can only dispatch orders once a week under Standard delivery, so please bear this in mind. As usual, you will receive an email when dispatching your order. It has to be sent as a separate order to any other products.

You may require further information, please contact us either on 0114 272 7782 or by email hello@deliciousalchemy.com

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Go nuts for our gluten free granola – after all, good mornings start with a good #breakfast.

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5 top tips for creating a gluten free dinner party menu

Here, Katie Georgeson from kitchen appliance manufacturer Stoves gives us her top tips for hosting a gluten-free dinner party that will impress all of your guests.

© Stoves

Going gluten-free or catering to a coeliac guest doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t cook up some of your favourite meals for everyone to enjoy. Avoiding wheat, barley, rye and oats in your cooking is easy and you might be surprised at how many of your usual meals are naturally free of these ingredients.

Get the party going with some drinks

Some alcoholic drinks, such as beer, lager, stout, and ale, use malt or barley in their recipe, but you can find gluten-free alternatives. Plus, soft drinks, distilled spirits, cider, port, sherry and wine should all be suitable. Have a selection of drinks ready and hand them out as your guests arrive. Or, set up a refreshment station with drinks and garnishes to keep them going while you finish preparing your first course.

Start off light

When it comes to your starters, you can easily serve up a gluten-free dish that will blow your guests away. Why not keep it simple with a homemade soup or salad? Or you can impress with some spicy Thai salmon fishcakes and a sweet chilli dipping sauce. Whatever you choose to make, be sure to keep it light to avoid your guests getting too full after the first course.

Try to cook everything from scratch using fresh ingredients. If you can’t, remember that some processed foods, like condiments, can contain gluten. You should always check the label if you’re unsure.

Go big with your main

For your main, you can fight off those carb cravings with a flavoursome rice dish. Why not serve up a seafood risotto or paella for a tasty and filling main? Or, use corn or soba noodles as an alternative to pasta and top them with your favourite sauce.

A juicy steak fried with garlic and mushrooms is always a crowd favourite, and you can add variety to the dish with some vegetable sides. Or, you could make a spicy beef chilli and offer guests a vegan option using beans instead.

Add some tasty sides

Classic salad or vegetable sides can work well with almost any meal. You can also make up for the lack of bread with some simple potato dishes, like mash or roast potatoes.

If you feel your dish wouldn’t be complete without a loaf or two, you can create your own gluten-free versions using Delicious Alchemy’s white or brown bread mixes. You could even use these to make your own pizza bases for a more relaxed get together.

Finish on a high note

As one of the most difficult courses to make without using flour or wheat-based products, you can dress up naturally gluten-free desserts, like ice cream, with some less traditional flavours. Why not go for a lavender and honey or tea-flavoured ice cream? Or make a showstopping pavlova with a light meringue and some fresh berries and cream.

You could even use Delicious Alchemy’s packaged mixes to make your own gluten-free versions of staple desserts, like chocolate brownies. Serve your brownies with a scoop of caramel ice cream for an indulgent course. Or, use a vanilla sponge mix to create anything from cupcakes to a Victoria sponge cake — add some lemon zest and juice to transform yours into a zingy loaf.

By following our simple tips and suggestions, you can impress your guests with your showstopping gluten-free menu to make your get together a night everyone can enjoy.

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Preparing your Kitchen for a Gluten Free Diet

If you recently decided to switch to a gluten free diet and share a home with gluten-eaters, ensuring your kitchen is safe for preparing gluten free food may seem quite daunting. Luckily, we’ve created our top 5 tips to reduce cross-contamination and help you prepare your home for a gluten free diet!

TOP TIP 1: Use colourful labels

Brighten up your cupboards with colourful labels or post it notes to mark gluten free foods – the whole family will know not to dip their crummy knife into your gluten free jam! Or, consider purchasing condiments in squeeze bottles, eliminating the need for utensils.

TOP TIP 2: Separate areas for storage and preperation

If possible, allocate a cupboard or section of the kitchen where you store and prepare gluten-free products. It’s best to keep these foods separated from gluten containing foods at all times so there’s no chance of mixing them up or using them by mistake.

TOP TIP 3: Store gluten free foods on the top shelf

Separate fridges would be ideal for reducing cross contamination but it’s not exactly practical. We suggest placing gluten free foods on the top shelf to reduce the risk of gluten dropping onto gluten free foods.

TOP TIP 4: Use separate equipment

A thorough washing of most kitchen equipment is usually enough to remove any gluten, so you’ll be pleased to hear that you don’t need to go out and buy a whole new set of pots and pans. However, there are a few pieces of equipment that you may need to re-purchase. It’s advisable to use a different toaster only to be used for gluten free breads, decorate it with a large colourful label so nobody should ever use it! Alternatively, invest in toaster bags suitable for toasting gluten free bread in the same toaster as gluten containing bread.

Other equipment where it’s best to avoid sharing include wooden spoons, colanders, plastic utensils,  chopping boards, and other baking equipment (rolling pins, sieves and baking tins), all which can harbour tiny amounts of gluten, no matter how hard you scrub!

TOP TIP 5: Clean, clean and… clean!

The main way to reduce cross contamination is to keep cleaning! Always wipe down surfaces that have had contact with gluten. When washing up, clean gluten free dishes before others. Food residues can often cling to sponges or cloths, so if using the same sponge make sure to rinse it often, or if you’re a bit more cautious choose to use a separate sponge.

We hope you feel a little more confident in embarking on your gluten free journey. If you have any more top tips we would love to hear them! Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Guide to Gluten Free Snacks On-the-Go

One of the challenges of following a gluten free diet is being able to get your hands on tasty snacks when you’re out and about. But fear no more. We’ve created this handy guide full of our favourite recipes to fulfil your gluten free snacking needs, even on a busy schedule!

Gluten Free Raw Cacao Energy Balls

Energy balls are perfect for mid-afternoon slumps. These delicious Gluten Free Raw Cacao Energy Balls are packed with our Gluten and Dairy Free Oats that give you lasting energy. This recipe will make 16 energy balls to keep you going right through the week! Simply store in an airtight container and nibble when you’re in need of a pick-me-up!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Breadsticks

With the help of our Delicious Alchemy White Bread Mix, these crunchy breadsticks are a no hassle snack to bake up ready for a busy day! Pair with your favourite dip or eat as they come – either way they’re delicious! Find out how to make them here!

Gluten Free and Vegan Flapjack

Home-made tray bakes such as flapjack can be a great portable snack for a full-packed day. These Gluten Free and Vegan Super Fruity Flapjacks are ideal for snacking when you need a boost! Make them your own by switching up the dried fruit and seeds to create alternative tasty bites!

Gluten Free Bircher Muesli

Gluten Free Bircher Muesli made with our Gluten and Dairy Free Oats is perfect for those who prefer an extra 5 minutes in bed. Prepare the night before by adding oats, raisins, cranberries, apple juice, milk and water to a jar, mix well and leave in the fridge overnight. The brilliantly simple blend of fruit and oats provides a speedy and perfectly nutritious breakfast to fuel your day. If you have a little less time in the morning, prepare in a sealable jar and take your muesli to go!

Gluten Free Oaty Cookies

Cookies are the ultimate sweet treat to keep you going through a jam packed day, and these Gluten Free Pistachio and Almond Oaty Cookies are no exception. Wonderfully scrumptious and packed with flavour and texture, these cookies can be baked in advance and will be ready to go when you are!

Gluten Free Chocolate And Peanut Butter Rocky Road Clusters

Whether you’re rushed of your feet or simply snoozing on the sofa, these indulgent Gluten Free Chocolate and Peanut Butter Rocky Road bites made with our Nutty Granola are perfect for snacking! Super quick to make and gone even quicker!

We’d love to hear your recipes for gluten free snacking on-the-go, share them with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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