Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Ham & Pineapple Pizza

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A while ago, I took Zoe to a pizza-making class at our local farmers’ market. Surrounded by other kids piling on different toppings, Zoe made a very simple pizza, using just pineapple and ham. I asked her whether she wanted to add peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, or anything else, but she was very clear that she […]

New Pictures for Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Paperback – and Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chargrilled Pepper, Parma Ham & Pine Nut Pizza…

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My publishers decided to do another cover for the paperback version of my book Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free (which has just come out). We sat down and thought about possibilities… We came up with a the idea of showing either a bread, a pizza, perhaps a tart or even Salmon en Croȗte. So we shot […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chargrilled Pepper & Tomato Pizza

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I made pizza for Zoë’s 4th birthday party this year. We had 16 little ones running around our home and garden and Zoë had a great time. (The mess at the end, though, was jaw-droppingly terrible!) Most kids love pizza – and it’s one of Zoë’s absolute favourites. Of course it’s delicious but it also makes a […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Aubergine, Avocado & Tomato Stacks

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Full of the flavours of the Mediterranean, this recipe transports you to sun-drenched Italy! As someone who has been intolerant to gluten and dairy for many, many years, I’ve generally stayed away from Italian food, thinking that it’s mainly based around pasta, pizza and a lot of cheese. But when we went to Tuscany recently, […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Quinoa with Beetroot, Fennel & Puy Lentils

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  One of the brilliant things about this dish is that the beetroot is soft and sweet. I usually either roast or juice beetroots but when I roasted some the other day, they came out of the oven really dry and uninspiring. So this dish started because I wanted to poach the beetroots and get […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Mushroom, Spinach & Butternut Squash Wellington

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This is truly delicious! The combination of the sweet squash, the earthy mushrooms, spinach and the pine nuts and the fresh, woody flavours of the parsley all combine beautifully with the strong soya cheese taste. Bite through the crispy, light pastry into the soft, melting centre, with the crunchy pine nuts interspersed – and enjoy!…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Fennel, Beetroot & Potato Gratin

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  The combination of the mildly sweet, aniseed flavour of the fennel, the earthy sweet beetroot and the beautifully bland potatoes in this recipe is wonderful. The creamy sauce with cheese flavour offsets all the flavours and adds a soft richness to the dish. Great for a simple midweek supper, with salad and/or a crunchy…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Spinach & Pine Nut Pastries

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These really are delicious. Unfortunately I didn’t get much as Peter polished off a couple and then Zoë ate not only hers, but most of mine, too! I’ve used a lot of water in the pastry mixture because this makes it much easier to process it in a food processor, but it also means that…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Watercress & Pea Tagliatelle

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Jenny from Juvela very kindly sent me some samples of the Juvela range of products (many thanks, Jenny!) and I thought the Tagliatelle was great – incredibly easy to cook, with no need to add oil or keep stirring to stop it sticking together. I tend to eat gluten-free pasta that’s either got a lot…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Spinach & Pine Nut Bake

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I work as Publisher for a book publisher, where I run a list of cookery and natural health books called Nourish. We published a brilliant book called The Best Recipes for Babies & Toddlers by the founder of the Planet Organic stores, Renée Elliott. As Trudie Styler says, this book “is a wonderfully inspiring book…

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