bacon, carrot and red onion slice (gluten + dairy free)

Lunch for me is usually a piece of toast, a ham sandwich, a sushi roll or some cheese and crackers. I know. Not very original. And I had been out at the dentist all morning, raced retro daddy up to the train station and wondered what on earth I was going to eat for lunch because it was already 11.40 and I couldn’t do sandwiches! I’m trying to adopt a gluten free (and dairy free) diet for elodie (and everyone) and I wasn’t sure what to make.

So in the car I thought about making a frittata but it ended up more like my usual zucchini slice but whatever you call it……it was delicious. Usually I have loads of cheese when I make this but I didn’t miss it. Kind of. Herbs would be great in this too and so would sweetcorn but I was just working with what I had in the fridge. Oh and just leave out the tomatoes if you have hot tomato haters at your house. I’m just a huge fan of cooked tomato but not everyone is.

gluten + dairy free bacon, carrot and red onion slice
I usually have loads of cheese and some flour in my zucchini and bacon slice but I've enjoyed this for my lunch today and think it's a winner.
What you'll need
  • 4 rashers of bacon
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots
  • 6-8 eggs
  • 1 tomato sliced
  1. Place bacon and onion into thermomix bowl and process on speed 5 for about 20 seconds. Scrape down the bowl and if any bits need a bit more processing just do it again for a few seconds on speed 5.
  2. Add in oil and saute for 3 minutes, 100 degrees and speed 1. Scrape down bowl.
  3. Add in the carrots (roughly chopped) and process on speed 6 for about 10 seconds until finely chopped.
  4. Add in eggs and mix for 10 seconds on speed 5.
  5. **Pour into a lined cake tin and top with sliced tomato.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes in a 200 degrees oven and enjoy. I loved this with black pepper on top.
  7. If you don't have a thermomix just chop the onion and bacon, saute in a frypan for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, whisk in the eggs, finely grated carrot and follow from **.



  1. Sounds great – Thanks Corrie! I will have to try this for Daisy! It could be a great picnic meal! x

  2. Jos Budge says:

    Just what I need -love frittata but trying really hard not to eat too much cheese – so this is just what we need here. We are a gf family – so if you want tips on blogs etc – I’m your girl! Has made the world of diff to us all!

  3. Jos Budge says:

    Just for the record – tomatoes anyway, everyday are the go here – love them to beyond and back. Find it weird when I stumble over haters – feel the need to corrupt and bring them into the fold! Smitten!!!!!

    • oh me too! love tomatoes! I have even been known to have just tomatoes on a corn thin or rice cracker with pepper on them.

      Now I must admit that gf is a bit daunting so I’m going in slowly but already by scalp is much better as it was getting so dry and itchy which always happens when I’m eating too much bread and wheat! So that’s a good thing:)

  4. Michele Carpenter says:

    Good luck with the gf and dairy free cooking. While I’m not a big meat eater, meat and three veg is an easy way of preparing a gluten and dairy free meal. I use nutelex instead of butter, and sorbet instead of ice-cream. Avo and tomato on (gf) bread makes a delicious lunch.

    • yes we’ve eaten more meat this week! thanks for those tips, can I just ask do you make your own bread or buy it? is there a good one to buy

  5. Corrie, if you need ideas for dairy free (and incidentally vegan) recipes check out – I’m not the author, just a big fan.

  6. Looks amazing Corrie, and I have all of those items in the fridge! I know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow!

  7. Thanks for a gf recipe Corrie. My middle daughter Katie has celiac (diagnosed when her iron was found to be really low prior to jaw surgery – wired shut for 22 days :( ) We have adjusted and eat gf when she lives here during the summer. Things are much better labeled now though we have found some surprises – like a cocoa that had no exposure to wheat in the small size, but does in the big size. The tough thing is the cross contamination. It take very little to upset her tummy. Dairy + gf will be a bit more of a challenge though.

  8. Hi Corrie, we’re a few months into a GF diet for my 3yo & was one of main reasons bought thermomix to make GF bread as supermarket ones are small loaves, expensive & sell out quickly!
    Have tried lots of recipies but two best so far are Cyndi’s in EDC book & on Quieky Cooking website. I think all GF breads in general taste average but we bake, slice & keep in freezer to mainly use for toast. Was told best thing for lunch is ‘rainbow’ plate made up of veggies / salad tuna, boiled egg etc
    I have lots to learn!

    • ohhh that sounds good, rainbow plate! I must admit you really have to change habits but I’m looking forward to getting a bit more creative in the kitchen!

      the thermomix does make it easier!


  9. Theresa Vossen says:

    Go Corrie I admire you greatly!!
    Planning with Kids has some beauty GF DF recipes in last few months with Nicole adapting her diet too.
    xo Blessings on you all.

  10. Hi Corrie, I recently found Burgen Gluten free bread with pumpkin seeds and chia and think its the best I’ve tried. It is hard to find and is expensive but worth a try. I’ve found it at Woolworths on the northern beaches. Also in the latest WW magazine there is a gluten free recipe for passion fruit kisses which were a very big hit here for that sweet treat.
    It is very hard when you’re a baker. Good Luck

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