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Gluten-Free Back-To-School Lamb Kofta With Tabitha of Tabitha’s Gluten-Free Dishes

Garden Eats Tabitha's Gluten-Free Dishes Lamb Kofta

How is everyone feeling now that the kids are back in school? Getting back into the swing of it all? We decided to wait to feature our back-to-school gluten-free lunches until everyone was in the groove of routine again and could actually relax to soak them all in.

Today we’re happy to feature gluten-free recipe lover, blogger and mom, Tabitha of Tabitha’s Gluten-Free Dishes. Like many new friends, Tabitha connected with us here in the blog-o-sphere by nominating us for a Liebster Award earlier this year. We absolutely love her creative spirit in the kitchen and especially love that her recipes are kid-approved, yet not your typical kid food at all.

Tabitha’s blog features kid-friendly, grain-free and even meat-free dishes. Instead of stressing over what to make your kids everyday, wondering if it will be healthy and searching the internet for gluten-free foods, get on Tabitha’s blog to add new life to your kitchen! And, be sure to let her know which ones become your family’s faves, she would love to hear from you.

As always, we’re featuring tastes and flavors for everyone this week. Please stay posted for more recipes highlighting raw, vegan and of course, gluten-free back-to-school family-friendly dishes!

And, join in on our Facebook page, please- we will be sharing all sorts of recipe awesomeness and would really love to hear everyone’s feedback on them- what worked, what improvements you made or any twists you added for flavor. Remember, if Y O U are a blogger and have any recipes to share, we’ll follow you back as well! Please feel free to introduce yourselves if we haven’t met yet!

Happy Monday and happy gluten-free eating everyone!


Back To School Lamb Kofta Skewers

{Tabitha says}

The perfect back to school food. Easy to make and fun to eat, delicious sweet and succulent organic, free-range, grass fed meat skewers.

What You’ll Need:

  • 6-8 bamboo skewers
  • Organic free-range, hormone-free Lamb mince 400g, 14.1 ounces
  • Mint leaves 100g, 3.5 ounces
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Honey 1 tablespoon
  • Maldon (or other sea salt) generous pinch

Putting It All Together:

1. Soak the bamboo skewers in water, ideally over night or for an hour or two.

2. Put the lamb, mint leaves garlic, honey and salt in to your food processor and whiz it all up until it is a smooth pate. If you don’t have a food processor you could finely chop the mince, garlic and mint and mix with the honey and salt.

3. Mold the mixture around the skewers in to slim sausages, pressing the meat together tightly with your hands.

4. Heat a griddle or skillet pan and cook the koftas for five minutes on each side until the meat is cooked through.

My children loved these easy to cook, yummy lamb kofta “popsicles” {as Tabitha calls them in her house}.

They enjoyed them with a Greek salad of tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and feta cheese, some gluten-free pita bread and sweetcorn skewers. They also each had their own little bowl of Greek yoghurt for dipping and slathering into their pitta bread.

Notes: Kofta “popsicles” can be made in advance and will keep well covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. They also freeze well.

Enjoy and if you love pic-spiration, go follow Tabitha at Instagram!

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C H R I S T I N E Dionese, co-founder of flavor ID and Garden Eats is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical & food journalist. She has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. To balance the more serious side of her work, she loves to concoct, write about and connect people through food & drink. You can check out her latest work at The Chalkboard Magazine, The Fullest and Rochester's Boomtown Table. Christine lives, works and plays between Southern California & Upstate New York.

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