Gluten-free & Dairy-Free Chia Seed Super Salad

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The sun is streaming into the kitchen and it feels great to be making hot-weather food. Step forward salads – with zingy, fresh ingredients and clean, clear tastes. Making food in this heat becomes as simple as putting some ingredients in a bowl. And when it’s this simple, it’s supereasy to make healthy, nutrient-packed meals. […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free 5/2 Fasting Grilled Salmon with Harissa Quinoa

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Intermittent fasting hit the headlines last year, and hit fever pitch when Horizon broadcasted a programme by Dr Michael Mosley called Eat, Fast and Live Longer, which was watched by two and a half million people. IF is based on the premise that short periods of fasting enable you to shift weight and change shape […]

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 Green Chicken Kebabs

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This recipe is adapted from one in Sunil Vijayakar’s The Big Book of Curries. Sunil is a wonderful food writer and stylist whose understanding of how to cook with spices is inspirational. Here he’s used garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander and chilli, along with fresh coriander, mint and lime – which is a fairly traditional mixture….

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Tropical Fruit Salad with Chilli, Star Anise, Cinnamon & Lime Dressing

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This gorgeous fruit salad comes from spice master John Gregory’s Smith‘s book, Mighty Spice. Inspired by his travels around the world, John wrote the cookbook to show how you can use spices to add amazing flavours – including spicy, zingy, fiery and tangy – as well as delicious aromas. Instead of having to use a…

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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 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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Super-Easy Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Creamy Salmon Pasta

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  Taking some time to make a delicious meal is lovely – but often I want to be able to whizz something together with zero effort. So I made this Creamy Salmon Pasta recipe for lunch at the weekend. Zoe (who was almost 2 years’ old) loved it! Recently Peter (hubby) and I went on…

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