Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free in The Good Life, Chelsea

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When Beyonce and Jay Z announced that they were going vegan for a while, it seemed like healthy, conscious food had turned a corner. Eating chia seeds and talking about being respectful to the planet was no longer the domain of tie-dyes and guitar-playing. Instead, vegan and macrobiotic and the like was on the mainstream…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Kelp Noodles with a Chilli Lime Dressing

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Last night I made a recipe from Christine Bailey’s new book The Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet is increasingly recognised as a superhealthy way to eat (and followed by many celebs, including Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore). Raw food is basically food that hasn’t been heated above 47.7°C/118°F. It’s all about pure, unadulterated,…

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Arise & Shine Detox and Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Steamed Veggies

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I’m now in week 3 of the 4-week Cleanse 28 from Arise & Shine – the Power Phase. Peter says I look glowing (yay!) and I’ve now lost a total of 5½ kilos. I’m finding that I’m full of energy – and definitely more clear-thinking. When I get tired at the end of the day,…

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Gluten-free and Dairy-free Thin Crust Florentine Pizza

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Ok this is a messy-looking pizza – but it’s truly delicious! This pizza has a gorgeously crispy crust around the sides, with a soft centre from the spinach and eggs. You need to be careful when you’re cracking the eggs onto the base but don’t stress about it – this isn’t a tidy pizza in…

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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 Spinach Lasagne

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It’s a wonderful feeling to bite into a lasagne – and know that it’s gluten-free and dairy-free! This is a vegetarian one made with earthy sweet spinach and pine nuts, with a nutmeg-flavoured cheese sauce and a layer of dairy-free pesto to add zing. Packed with nutrition from the antioxidant-, calcium-, magnesium- and iron-packed spinach…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Pork with Buckwheat

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  Here’s another fantastic recipe from Christine Bailey’s The Top 100 Baby Foods, full of delicious tastes. And it features buckwheat which is a brilliantly useful gluten-free grain (it’s not related to wheat, despite its name). It’s full of B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc, and it’s a low-GI grain that helps keep blood…

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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 Vegetable Tonic Juice

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This is a brilliant juice, again from Christine Bailey’s Juice Diet. Utterly jammed with protective antioxidants, this is surprisingly delicious – tasting slightly like a juice-version of a gazpacho, with the garlic and tomatoes. You can buy tomato or vegetables juices ready-made in health food shops but this is so simple to make and miles…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Detox Vegetable Curry

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4th and final week of my detox! Peter says my skin is glowing and I’ve now lost 3.5kg. Yippee! I made this vegetable curry today and wanted to share it because it’s incredibly easy, and yet delicious. Again, it’s from Max Tomlinson’s book, Clean Up Your Diet. * gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, yeast-free, soya-free, egg-free, nut-free,…

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