Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chestnut & Pancetta Soup


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 Roast Leg of Lamb with a Pine Nut & Herb Stuffing


It’s totally true that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – well, certainly my husband’s. And if Peter’s reaction to this recipe is anything to go by, then THIS recipe is the way to his heart. I knew Peter would like this – he likes strong, robust flavours and loves red…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Rustic Italian Bread


Making gluten-free bread is much easier than you might imagine. Generally I use a lot more liquid than in normal bread, so that the bread doesn’t burn or go too brown on top. And I find that potato flour works brilliantly in bread. This is based on a classic Italian rustic bread which is often…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Potato & Rosemary Dauphinoise


There are excellent dairy-free products available now, especially soya products. And I really like using soya cream when I’m cooking. This morning, Zoë and I used it to make a thick batter for Sweetcorn Pancakes (you can find the recipe in my recent book, Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free) and it’s also great in this recipe,…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Beef & Celeriac Pie


This is comfort food at its very best. Meltingly tender beef, with delicious herbs, covered with a crispy golden crust. I recently got a tip from an amazing chef, Daniel Galmiche – to rub the herbs between your fingers before using them. This releases the aromas and flavours even more and gives you a moment…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cashew Nut Vegan Cheeses


Cashew nut cheese is the classic vegan version of cheese. The subtle taste of the cashews, along with their soft texture when soaked, mean that they make a wonderfully creamy, soft cheese (and also cream). The mixture can then be flavoured – whether it’s with herbs, spices, or other ingredients to make delicious cheeses. I’ve…

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