How many times do you end up buying an overpriced Gluten Free takeaway because you don’t have time to cook? I assure you that we have all been there and done that, but at times healthy cooking need not take more than 15 minutes, and it serves as a much needed mental break.

The following Gluten Free recipe makes two delightful Piadinas, a fancy Italian word for flatbread. I find that they are cheaper than ready-made flatbreads and wraps, and are also free from any unnecessary additives and fats.

In addition to all this, no matter what I fill them with, they always taste delicious. Here are some ideas to get you drooling:

  • Leftover Rib Eye steak, hardboiled egg, onions and garlic (cooked), rucola,parmesan gratings and a dollop of mayo.
  • Caramelised onions with chilli and chicken strips.
  • Caramelised onions, chickpea burgers and cashew nut sauce.
  • Mashed avocado, hardboiled eggs, mayo or lactose-free cream cheese, and rucola.
  • Mashed avocado, sliced tomato, canned tuna and mixed salad leaves.
  • Egg Mayo salad.
  • Maltese sausage, onions, sweet corn, spinach, herbs, pepper, and rice cream.
  • Tomatoes, rucola, prosciutto, ricotta cheese and a dash of olive oil
  • Chicken strips, fresh basil pesto and grated parmesan.

Maybe not all my suggestions were healthy, but they sure beat a fat-laden takeaway! And why limit yourselves to my suggestions? The sky is the limit with these piadinas, just open your fridge, toss everything in a pan, cook, serve and eat!

Buon Appetito Amici!


Gluten Free Flatbread


  • 2 cups Gluten Free bread flour
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


1. Mix everything together. If too soggy, add more flour until a thick paste-like dough forms.

2. Spoon some of the mixture between a large piece of baking paper and flatten out in a circle.

3. Start to cook the piadina in a hot pan on the baking paper, and then peel off as it starts to cook.

4. Once the piadina is cooked and is crunchy and golden brown, add the ingredients and fold in half.

5. If the ingredients are cold, cook until they are warm.

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