A few months ago I went gluten free. Other than a few slices of pizza and the occasional fish and chips, I've found it relatively easy. I've never been much of a bread or pasta eater, so I think this has helped.
However, I do love the occasional piece of toast topped with eggs (or almond butter) and when I was living in Sydney, I used to buy a quinoa and chia seed bread that was perfect for this purpose.
Since being back in NZ I've been experimenting with recreating the same bread. It's taken a few attempts, but I think I've finally nailed it!
You need the following ingredients:
1 1/2 cups quinoa (soaked overnight until they sprout)
1/4 cup chia seeds (soaked overnight in half a cup of water)
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 teaspoon guar gum
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 teaspoon tumeric (optional)
pinch of salt
juice of lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup water
This loaf is nutrient dense and delicious toasted. However, don't expect it to resemble your usual loaf of bread! I love eating it in a variety of ways. Topped with eggs, or with a slice of melted cheese, some avo and fresh tomato or simply with some fresh almond butter.
If you have any suggestions to improve this recipe, then I would love to hear them!
Love Lili xx