Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Detox Watercress & Sweet Potato Soup

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Watercress and sweet potato are both awesome ingredients. Packed with nutrients and bursting with flavour, they are brilliant – and here they combine together to make a truly delicious soup. There’s the sweet earthiness of the sweet potato and then the peppery, vibrant watercress with cleansing properties. Because of their nutritional qualities, this is a…

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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 Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks

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This recipe is utterly delicious, but also incredibly simple to make, and perfect for the weekend. It’s full of warming, reviving and comforting flavours and aromas. And it’s one that can work brilliantly as a family recipe, or for when friends come round. Enjoy! * gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, seed-free, citrus-free 5 from 1 reviews…

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The Free-From Food Awards Shortlist (and Slim Noodles and Zero Noodles plus an Asian-Style Fish with Zero Noodles)

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The Free-From Food Awards Shortlist has just been published. Set up six years ago by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson of freefromfoodsmatter.com, these Awards celebrate the innovation and imagination shown by the food industry in creating foods for the free-from market (ie foods that do not include one or more of wheat, gluten, dairy products, eggs, yeast, soya […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cannellini Bean, Beetroot & Carrot Soup

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This soup came about because of a pile of root veggies sitting in my veggie box. When I have beetroot, I usually bake it and make a salad with avocado, nuts, seeds, that sort of thing. Or steam it and serve it as a veggie. But I wanted to do something different, and this was […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Tiger Prawns with Cauliflower Couscous

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If, like me, you’re keen to clean up your diet a bit, following on from a cake-filled Christmas holiday (!), you might like The S Factor Diet, by Lowri Turner. You probably know Lowri from TV but she’s also a nutritionist who writes for, among others Grazia, Now Diet and Mother & Baby. According to […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Asian-Style Poached Chicken & Pak Choi – in a Slow Cooker

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Recently I worked with Beverly le Blanc on her brilliant new book, I Love My Slow Cooker, which was published last month. She very kindly gave me one of the slow cookers she’d bought to do all the testing and didn’t need any longer (many thanks, Bev!!) so I’ve been having a lovely time trying […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chestnut & Pancetta Soup

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This is a wonderfully robust soup – with a great mixture of flavours from the sweet, earthy chestnuts, the salty pancetta and the aromatic rosemary. It makes a lovely lunch-time soup for 4 – or a evening bowl for 2. And if your toddler can tolerate nuts, it’s guaranteed to be a hit with him […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Aubergine, Avocado & Tomato Stacks

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Full of the flavours of the Mediterranean, this recipe transports you to sun-drenched Italy! As someone who has been intolerant to gluten and dairy for many, many years, I’ve generally stayed away from Italian food, thinking that it’s mainly based around pasta, pizza and a lot of cheese. But when we went to Tuscany recently, […]

Sunshine, Gluten-Free Bread & Bruschetta in Tuscany

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Just back from a heavenly week in Tuscany. Ahhhhhhh. I’ve never been (other than a weekend in Florence for Peter’s 40th) and have longed to go for years and years – and we finally made it. We stayed in an agriturismo appartment on the side of a beautifully-restored old farmhouse and spent the week travelling […]