Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cherry Pie

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There’s nothing quite like a home-made cherry pie. I use more liquid in my gluten-free pastry than the traditional kind because I find that it needs to contain more moisture. This stop it catching/burning when you cook it, and gives it a better texture, but it can make it sticky and hard to handle. But…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Pad Thai

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One of the most well-known Thai dishes, Pad Thai is a wonderful street food meal. It’s incredibly simple to make and can be whizzed up in minutes. But it’s easy to get it wrong. Too much sugar, too little lime juice, or lacklustre prawns are a commonplace failing. Here I’ve added just a small amount…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Sweetcorn Pancakes

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Happy Pancake Day! For pancakes with a difference, try these Sweetcorn Pancakes from my book, Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free. Although they’re a healthy, savoury version, the sweetcorn gives them a sweet flavour. And I’ve used soya cream, instead of milk, to get a lovely thick, creamy batter. These make a delicious light meal – and…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Crème Caramel

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When I was young, I loved Crème Caramel. I adored the taste and texture of the slightly burnt caramel against the soft, vanilla custard. Sometimes when we went to visit my granny, we’d go out for lunch. She had a favourite restaurant that we invariably went to – and they often had this on the…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Heaven in a succession of rich, dark, more-ish mouthfuls. The secret is all in the eggs and the chocolate. Buy delicious, organic eggs and wonderful dairy-free dark chocolate with a high cocoa content. And this works just as well as a cake for mid-morning or tea-time – just ignore the topping part of the recipe. *…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Salmon Fishcakes

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Soft, tender salmon with a deliciously crunchy coating. It’s the polenta – or maize flour – which makes these so crunchy and delicious. It is worth using the gram flour, too, as a base coat, but if you don’t have any to hand you could use rice flour or just use polenta for both coatings. And…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Roasted Vegetable Tarts

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Dive into these tarts – made without any gluten, wheat or dairy! The sweetness of the roasted vegetables in here makes these utterly delicious – and the colours make them a show-stopper. Feast on them for dinner but they work equally well cold in a picnic, with a salad for lunch, or made into tiny,…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Pomegranate & Pistachio Cake

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Yesterday, I woke up at 4am, pushed the curtains to one side, and took a quick look outside. It was one of those magical mornings, with whisps of morning mist, and all the signs that it was going to be a sunny day. I went back to sleep, thinking ‘I’ll make a picnic for lunch’. […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Torta di Riso (Italian Rice Cake)

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Rice dishes are very common in Italy, especially in the northern areas, because rice was so plentiful (rice has been grown in Italy since the 15th century). Traditionally Torta di Riso was served as a celebration cake – for weddings, baptisms, Christmas and Easter. A particular favourite in Tuscany, apparently, it’s a flourless cake that […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Superfood Omelette

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My birthday falls at the beginning of January, and I find that Christmas, New Year and my birthday tends to roll into one long celebratory period! We generally eat lots of chocolate from Santa, indulge in delicious, rich meals and, of course, eat our way through the ubiquitous Christmas and birthday cakes… It’s lovely to…

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