Gluten Free Recipes App for the iPhone & iPad

Janak Shah has created a gluten free recipes app for his dad. This is his story.

screenshot from the Gluten Free Recipes App

Gluten Free Recipes App

Growing up in a household that loves food, it’s tough to see someone close to you not being able to eat the things you love. That’s what it’s been like for me since childhood. My dad was diagnosed with celiac disease, and from that day wasn’t able to enjoy bread, cakes and many other meals that I could enjoy. From that day I made it my priority to help him enjoy life as much as he could despite being gluten intolerant.

My dad didn’t really use the internet until recently, and so I was the one who found him blogs, communities and ideas online designed for the gluten-free diet. was one of these and it’s been such a great help.

Fast forward a few years, I’m 23 and just quit my job to try to make a living from building iPhone apps.

One of the first apps I designed and made was a gluten-free recipe app for my dad, to thank him for his support in quitting my job and chasing my dreams.

Over the years he’s compiled a list of dishes by top British chefs, that never disappoint, and these are the recipes that make up this app.

Available on the App Store logoHere it is (it’s free): Gluten Free Recipes by Top Chefs. It’s made for iPhone and iPads. Sorry Android users, I’m working on it!

This is one of my favourite recipes from the app.

Asian Chicken with Guacamole



  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
screenshot from the Gluten Free Recipes App

Gluten free roast chicken breast with pine nuts


  • 4 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of coriander, leaves removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp of Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce


  • 2 avocados, skinned and chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed to a paste
  • 4 tbsp of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 150ml of olive oil
  • 1 dash of Tabasco
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


  1. For the marinade, place the grated fresh ginger, chopped red chillies, chopped coriander, soy sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, olive oil and sesame oil into a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into 1cm strips and place them in the bowl with the marinade. Stir well to coat the chicken evenly, cover the bowl with cling film and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour.
  3. For the guacamole, place the chopped avocados into a bowl and add the lime juice immediately. Then add the crushed garlic clove, chopped fresh coriander, chopped shallot, olive oil and Tabasco sauce and mix well. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside. If not serving the guacamole straight away, lay a piece of cling film directly onto the surface of the guacamole and push out any air, to prevent it going brown.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas mark 6. While the oven is heating, sear the marinated chicken strips in a griddle pan. Cook the strips over a high heat for 1-2 minutes, turning once so they brown nicely on both sides.
  5. Transfer the chicken strips to a baking sheet and place into the oven to cook for a further five minutes, or until completely cooked through.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and season with coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve with a spoonful of guacamole served alongside.
photo of the Asian Chicken with Guacamole

Gluten Free Asian Chicken with Guacamole

We think this is a great story and we wish him every success with the app. If you have an iPhone or iPad go ahead and download it. I’m sure the more people that do the better. And let us know what you think of it in the comments!

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6 Responses to “Gluten Free Recipes App for the iPhone & iPad”

  1. Sarah Keeling: 5th August 2013 at 1:38pm

    Downloaded! So far I love it, the recipes look incredible, and it’s free, so can’t complain!

  2. Gem: 14th August 2013 at 11:21am

    Looks great! Looking forward to it being available on android market ^_^ , keep up the good work.

  3. Jill Taylor: 15th August 2013 at 10:10am

    Just downloaded as I, too, am an avid collector of recipes, both gluten free & standard. Love nothing more than taking standard recipes & adapting them for everyone.

    Would really like to know which chefs the recipes are attributable to though! I think if you state that they have been compiled by & collected from “top British chefs” then they should be identified. If I find recipes I like I usually want to find more from that particular chef. (I think you should also investigate whether you may be infringing copyright laws by reproducing recipes that are “owned” by someone else, regardless of whether your App is free).

  4. Gluten Free Guy: 15th August 2013 at 10:44am

    Hi Jill, this was a guest post and I don’t know the answer to either of your questions I’m afraid. Maybe you could try and contact the developer via the app’s iTunes page.

    Thanks for your comment. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

  5. Jill Taylor: 18th August 2013 at 1:52pm

    OK Rob, sorry, bit confused, thought it was your post.
    No problem, Jill

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