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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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 […]

Leemei Tan’s Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Malaysian Coconut & Lemongrass–Scented Rice with Squid Sambal

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It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, making the same spice paste over and over again. So I tried a new one to make this recipe – from Leemei Tan‘s Lemongrass & Ginger. I have an all-time favourite Thai green curry that I make that is hard to drag myself away from. But it…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Pak Choi-Wrapped Fish

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Spring onions turned up in my veg box this week and it made me think of lighter, Asian-style food. I’ve been meaning to try this idea out for a while, but it’s felt too wintery recently. But as the blossom is now in full bloom on the trees and the weather has turned warmer, I…

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Arise & Shine Detox – and Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Steam-Fried Veggies

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This weekend I started the 28-day Arise & Shine Cleanse. I’ve done this one before – about 10 years ago – and I remember vividly how incredibly powerful it was. It’s certainly not an easy detox to embark on, or carry through with. But it delivered incredible results for me the first time, so I’m…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Asian-Style Kale

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The thing is that I don’t normally like kale. Try as I might, it tastes bitter and unappealing to me. But I know it’s packed with nutrients and fantastically good for you. And it’s wonderfully cheap. So I’ve been experimenting with different flavours to add to it and I think I’ve come up with a winning formula!…

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Gluten-free and Dairy-Free Prawn Laksa

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This is show-stopper of a meal – with a wonderful blend of tastes and aromas – and very beautiful. Laksa recipes can differ hugely – and I’ve made my version with far more peanuts than any laksa I’ve ever eaten. I think it gives it a wonderfully nutty base to the fiery tastes. Don’t be…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Blueberry & Lime Cheesecake

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This wonderful cheesecake is filled with sweet blueberries, and accented by zesty lime, rich soya cream cheese and spicy ginger biscuits. The world is filled with people who ADORE cheesecake and, having never, seriously, ever been able to eat one, I’ve now been able to join them. YAY! Delicious and stunning, and I know from…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Thai Prawn Curry

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This year some friends came round for my birthday. I wanted a completely hassle-free evening, so I made some gluten-free & dairy-free chocolate brownies, and then on the night I cooked this Thai Prawn Curry – and it really was super-easy. I made the curry paste the night before and kept it in the fridge…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Thai Pumpkin Soup

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Winter brings many treats, and pumpkins are definitely one of the best. If you want to enhance the flavours of this soup even further, simply roast the pumpkin chunks in an oven (at 180°C/350°F/Gas 4) for 20 minutes until slightly brown on the outside. This will bring out the deep, sweet flavours even more. I…

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