Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chestnut & Pancetta Soup

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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