Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Spicy Cauliflower Fritters


Cauliflower works brilliantly with bold, spicy flavours. Its delicate taste and texture when cooked just soaks them in. And it’s a lovely firm vegetable that is substantial – making it a great addition to a gluten-free kitchen. Here I’ve mixed up a batter, using rice flour, gram flour and cornflour, and then sparkling water as…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Green Chicken Kebabs


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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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Watercress & Pea Tagliatelle


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 Carrot & Beetroot Cupcakes


Zoë is now 2 years old! We had a birthday party in the park at the weekend to celebrate with her friends, including Ivy pictured here – and it was wonderful! For the tea I cooked chicken nuggets, squash nuggets, sweet potato wedges, gluten-free sausages and dips with vegetable sticks. And then I made Carrot…

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Soya yogurt

Do you like the new taste of Alpro’s Plain Soya Yogurt? I realised that they’d changed the recipe recently – changing it to a sweetened yogurt with tastes of vanilla, despite the fact that it’s still called plain and they already make Alpro Vanilla Soya Yogurt. I often use soya yogurt in savoury dishes…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chicken & Fennel Salad with Tzatziki


This is a spicy chicken and fennel salad with a fennel-flavoured tzatziki. I’ve made the tzatziki with soya yogurt – and I used Alpro plain. But I think that Alpro might have changed the recipe for their plain soya yogurt recently, as it tastes slightly sweet (and maybe with vanilla-flavouring?) to me now. So I’ve…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Strawberry Soup


I’d read various recipes for Strawberry Soup and had always wanted to try one. So I experimented yesterday using balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, agave syrup and soya yogurt with the strawberries, and then added some mint. It was good but I thought I could get richer, sweeter tastes if I baked the strawberries and balsamic…

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