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Loving Gluten Free – Season 1

Gluten: a combination of proteins found primarily in wheat, barley, oats and rye. So what’s all the fuss about?

Well whether you’re coeliac, gluten intolerant or just trying to modify your diet, the demand for gluten-free has skyrocketed.  Luckily eliminating gluten is no longer the battle it once was.

Host Helen Tzouganatos has spent years experimenting with gluten substitutes that are as good as the real thing, maybe even better. So there’s no need to give up those foods you love.

In this series, Helen shares a delicious selection of her favourite recipes, from fluffy baked treats and easy midweek dinners to dessert show-stoppers. She also visits popular gluten-free restaurants and stores to find out what’s driving the demand. Plus, some of our favourite gluten-free cooks show us a range of innovative and delicious gluten-free creations.

Episode 1

Helen cooks cauliflower pizza crust from scratch. Health and wellness expert Luke Hines joins Helen in the kitchen to share his recipe for nutritious banana and walnut bread. 

Episode 2

Helen swaps out breadcrumbs for quinoa to make a crispy gluten-free crumbed chicken. Wellness influencer Taline Gabrielian shares a delicious salad with a Middle Eastern flair.

Episode 3

Helen honours her Greek roots with a gluten-free recipe for ‘Lamb Pastitsio’. Kathy Tsaples shares her recipe for savoury tarts that have a delicious polenta pastry base. 

Episode 4

‘Zoodles’ are a clever solution for making stir-fry recipes gluten-free. Christina Glentis and Luke Lucas show Helen a recipe that incorporates gluten-free pita bread.

Episode 5

Helen creates a version of Tiramisu that is gluten-free. Chef and director of Huxtaburger Daniel Wilson has a clever Vietnamese-inspired recipe for green rice crusted prawns.

Episode 6

Helen shares a recipe for blueberry buckwheat pancakes. Then it’s all about exploring vibrant Asian flavours and street food at the restaurant Rice Paper Scissors.

Episode 7

Jo Whitton joins Helen in the kitchen to share a unique and mouth-watering pumpkin brownie pudding with peanut-butter caramel sauce. Helen shares a way to make sausage rolls gluten-free.

Episode 8

Helen shares the perfect recipe for your next Taco Tuesday, Mexican pulled-pork tacos. For dessert, Taline Gabrielian shares a healthier way to prepare salty caramel tart.

Episode 9

Helen shares a recipe to make your own gluten-free bread at home. Best-selling author Luke Hines is back with vegan cauliflower nuggets served with an easy barbecue dipping sauce. 

Episode 10

Helen has a one-minute chocolate cake that you can prepare in a cup. Ronnit Hoppe keeps healthy food interesting with a recipe for roasted apple, pear and beetroot salad.