Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Quinoa with Beetroot, Fennel & Puy Lentils


  One of the brilliant things about this dish is that the beetroot is soft and sweet. I usually either roast or juice beetroots but when I roasted some the other day, they came out of the oven really dry and uninspiring. So this dish started because I wanted to poach the beetroots and get […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Pork with Fennel


The earthy aniseed taste of fennel goes wonderfully well with pork – and here I’ve used both fresh fennel and fennel seeds, too, to deepen the flavours. Fennel is a brilliant vegetable for people with allergies/intolerances/coeliac disease who experience bowel problem because it is rich in phytochemicals, including quercetin which helps inflammatory conditions and high…

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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 Chicken & Fennel Salad with Tzatziki


This is a spicy chicken and fennel salad with a fennel-flavoured tzatziki. I’ve made the tzatziki with soya yogurt – and I used Alpro plain. But I think that Alpro might have changed the recipe for their plain soya yogurt recently, as it tastes slightly sweet (and maybe with vanilla-flavouring?) to me now. So I’ve…

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