Good food from real people!

Key to all I do and the recommendations I make is the use of foods as close to their natural form and as unprocessed as possible. These days many of us visit the supermarket to do our shopping, but unless you stick to the margins where the ‘fresh’ produce lives it’s too easy to get […]

Who needs mince pies!

If you’re dairy and gluten free, Christmas can look awfully gloomy. Everyone else is scoffing delicious goodies and you have to sit and watch. Or at least you used to. There are so many good options and alternatives out there now that you don’t need to be left out any more. Just look round most […]

Breakfast Bites – GF DF EF

So many people love my Bhaji Bites, but have asked for a sweet version, so here it is. Perfect for breakfast, for a picnic, after dinner or as an after school snack for the kids. Why not let the kids have a go at cooking them as well. Because they’re made from gram flour (chickpea […]

Mint Choc Protein Balls

I wanted to create something a bit different that used some fresh herbs from my garden, was high in protein so it doesn’t spike your blood sugar level and is totally delicious. Here is the result. They’re quick and easy to make (great to do with the children), are gluten & dairy free and vegan […]

Homemade Baked Beans

I used to love Baked Beans on toast with cheese on top, particularly as a quick, easy meal, but now I prefer to make my own healthier version. Fry some onions, mushrooms & peppers, add garlic and herbs (I like basil, organo & thyme – you can also add some chilli powder or paprika or […]

Veg Curry with Eggs

I love a good Farmer’s Market, particularly for the veg you get. It’s often cheaper, you get more for your money, it’s super fresh and you get varieties that aren’t available in the supermarket. This week I got Purple kale (anything purple fruit & veg wise is excellent), heritage carrots i.e. not just orange!, Purple […]

‘Undone’ Spicy Cottage Pie

I found this recipe many years ago and have adapted it to suit my current dietary needs. It’s both gluten and dairy and absolutely yummy. In fact it’s so good my husband asked me to marry him the first time I served it to him!! It’s also easy to make and contains plenty of veg.

Flatbread

Being both gluten and dairy free can make life a little more challenging on the food front at times. One of the biggest things is the lack of bread type foods. After some experimenting I have created a flatbread recipe that works well for dipping in things or to go with soup. This is very […]

Sugar Free Cinnamon Stars (Zimtsterne)

Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars), are a favourite gluten and dairy free┬átreat at this time of the year in Germany. Unfortunately, whilst they are delicious they are very high in sugar. As part of the work I do at the Alliance for Natural Health we decided to do an experiment recently to see how the addition of […]