International Dishes

Growing up in an international environment, my cooking journey has been influenced by many cultures and cuisines. With American, Argentine & Italian roots while married to my Dutch husband and having lived in Singapore, Australia and Europe for most of my life I have learnt the ins-and-outs of many international dishes along the way.

Whether it was my 26 years in Singapore, my time in London spent at catering college, raising my kids in Melbourne, Australia or working in the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, Argentina I want to share with you dishes from countries I’ve lived in or visited, what they mean to each culture and how I’ve made these meals gluten-free.

I hope for this page to be a melting pot of different cuisines and experiences for me to share with you!

Gluten-Free Lamb Pide

Gluten-Free Lamb Pide

Lamb pide (pronounced pee-dae and known as kiymali pide in Turkey) is a boat-shaped flatbread baked with a spiced minced lamb topping. The dough used to make pide is similar to pizza dough, in fact, pide is also known as a Turkish pizza when toppings are added. Lamb...

Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho Soup

“You can never have too much gazpacho!”, a Spanish idiom for “You can never have too much of a good thing!” Gazpacho is a classic chilled healthy Spanish soup perfect to sip on a hot, balmy summer day or sultry evening. I like to identify gazpacho as a savoury...

Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Chicken Tikka Kebabs

These kebabs are not only low-calorie and light, but they are also a great prep-ahead dish as an easy, family and friend’s get-together dish. The tikka masala-spiced yoghurt marinade tenderises the chicken and improves the flavour after several hours of chilling. The...

Crispy Pork Carnitas

Crispy Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas is basically Mexican Pulled Pork with layers of subtle flavours, using Mexican spices, beer, orange juice and onions. Slowed cooked for several hours, shredded and grilled to a golden crisp, carnitas are so tender and full of flavour. By combining my...

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a classic dish found in most French cafes known as Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée. Translated as grilled onion soup. A mainstay dish in France, which is also very popular in Belgium. The distinct smell of onions, garlic and cheese do an easy job to...

Mexican Chipotle Chicken

Mexican Chipotle Chicken

This is my family-favourite Mexican dish, and I am delighted to share it with my readers and subscribers as it is super easy and has layers of exciting flavours and textures using my homemade chipotle sauce. What is chipotle? Chipotle is a smoked, dried jalapeño...

Gluten-Free Beef & Ale Pies

Gluten-Free Beef & Ale Pies

I was very tempted to call this dish “Beef and Guinness Pie” to honour St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March, but as Guinness doesn’t have a gluten-free range (yet!), I am quite happy using one of the many gluten-free beers available. Although the Guinness is missing, the...

Gluten-Free Stollen

Gluten-Free Stollen

Austrians and Germans have been baking Stollen for 700 years, calling it Christstollen as the stollen shape and appearance were reminiscent of the wrapped baby Jesus in swaddling clothes. Nowadays, Stollens are sold all over Europe just before Christmas at most...

Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs

Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs

Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes, Gluten-Free Cream Gravy & Homemade Cranberry Sauce Who hasn’t had Ikea’s amazing Swedish Meatballs? Besides Ikea being a well-known home furnishing brand, their meatballs are just as famous. I remember shopping...

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

This chilled dessert is the Mexican equivalent of Italy’s tiramisu or England’s trifle - translated as Three Milk Cake - this cake gets its name from the three types of milk - fresh cream, condensed milk and evaporated milk. These kinds of milk infuse the gluten-free...

Gluten-Free Honey Fried Prawns

Gluten-Free Honey Fried Prawns

Nearly every Chinese restaurant around the world will have deep-fried prawns on their menu, but most of them will have a batter containing gluten flour – which is a huge disappointment for gluten-free diners. If you’re lucky, they may prepare it with a corn flour...

Gluten-Free Brie & Onion Tart

Gluten-Free Brie & Onion Tart

Vienna is lucky to have many beautiful blue skies with long sunny days in Summer at agreeable temperatures to make outdoor eating a pleasure. The food I prepared is usually light and seasonable, often served with a side salad. This Brie & Onion Tart is one of my...