Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free in The Good Life, Chelsea


When Beyonce and Jay Z announced that they were going vegan for a while, it seemed like healthy, conscious food had turned a corner. Eating chia seeds and talking about being respectful to the planet was no longer the domain of tie-dyes and guitar-playing. Instead, vegan and macrobiotic and the like was on the mainstream…

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Free From Filming Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake for Waitrose


When I was thinking about which recipes I wanted to feature for the Waitrose TV films, chocolate cake was the first thing that sprang to mind. Yep, I love chocolate and it’s my idea of heaven on a plate. But also a chocolate cake is a wonderful addition to a whole load of different occasions,…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Mexican Food at Wahaca


Recently Wahaca has been focusing on street food. The signs outside the restaurants shout it out, the menus are built around it, and they even bring you Street food specials (with 20p going towards street kids in Mexico City). Street food is nothing new. The population of Asia, South America and the Middle East have […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Small Plates at Polpo


Apparently Polpo is a bàcaro – that is the Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food. But Polpo in Soho (and there are two more Polpos – in Covent Garden and Smithfield) is much, much more than that. The Polpo book has just become the surprise winner of the Waterstones Book of […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Brazilian Food in Cabana


According to Nick Curtis in the Evening Standard last year, “The biggest London food trend… has already started. Cabana, the Brazilian grill…has stolen a march on the wave of Brazilian and Peruvian restaurants due to hit the capital.” In summer 2014 World Cup madness is due in Brazil,  and then there’ll be the Rio 2016 […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Easter Loaf in a Breadmaker


Recently Panasonic asked me if I would like to try their breadmaker for their Ideas Kitchen. I’ve never used a breadmaker before, so I was really excited – especially when the delivery guy turned up with a beautiful, shiny machine the following day. In truth, it’s very, very simple, and it saves you having to […]

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


The Free-From Food Awards Shortlist has just been published. Set up six years ago by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson of, 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 […]