Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Jewelled Persian Rice

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Last weekend Peter, Zoe and I went to stay with a friend (also called Peter) who lives near Saffron Walden in Essex. It was wonderfully sunny and we swam outside for the first time this year (hard to believe now, after the gales we’ve had this week…) Huge thanks, Peter, for a truly lovely weekend…

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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 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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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 […]

Arise & Shine Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Alkalizing Vegetable Mineral Broth

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Onto week 2 of the 4-week Cleanse 28 from Arise & Shine – the Gentle Phase… Week 1 – the Mild Phase – has been easier than I anticipated (although I’m conscious that it’s referred to as Baby steps by the company!) I started getting some cleansing reactions on day 4, but they have been…

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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 Spiced Jerusalem Artichokes

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In the Winter section of Susannah Blake’s lovely cookbook, Seasonal Food, there’s a section on the very under-rated Jerusalem artichoke. Unrelated to the globe artichoke the Jerusalem artichoke is a great alternative to potatoes. When cooked, they have a soft, creamy texture and, with their slightly sweet and nutty flavour, they make a particularly good…

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