Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Jewelled Persian Rice


Last weekend Peter, Zoe and I went to stay with a friend (also called Peter) who lives near Saffron Walden in Essex. It was wonderfully sunny and we swam outside for the first time this year (hard to believe now, after the gales we’ve had this week…) Huge thanks, Peter, for a truly lovely weekend…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Potato & Rosemary Dauphinoise


There are excellent dairy-free products available now, especially soya products. And I really like using soya cream when I’m cooking. This morning, Zoë and I used it to make a thick batter for Sweetcorn Pancakes (you can find the recipe in my recent book, Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free) and it’s also great in this recipe,…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Fennel, Beetroot & Potato Gratin


  The combination of the mildly sweet, aniseed flavour of the fennel, the earthy sweet beetroot and the beautifully bland potatoes in this recipe is wonderful. The creamy sauce with cheese flavour offsets all the flavours and adds a soft richness to the dish. Great for a simple midweek supper, with salad and/or a crunchy…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Spiced Jerusalem Artichokes


In the Winter section of Susannah Blake’s lovely cookbook, Seasonal Food, there’s a section on the very under-rated Jerusalem artichoke. Unrelated to the globe artichoke the Jerusalem artichoke is a great alternative to potatoes. When cooked, they have a soft, creamy texture and, with their slightly sweet and nutty flavour, they make a particularly good…

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