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 […]

Banana Bread – GF DF EF

I do love cake (I mean who doesn’t?!). But, when you’re gluten free, dairy and even egg free cake becomes something that tends to be left out. Having said that, more and more cafes are offering gluten free options and dairy free is up and coming but unless there is a vegan offering egg free […]

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 […]

Basic Tomato Sauce

I use this tomato sauce for a wide variety of things such as a base for mince dishes or a sauce for meatballs or mini burgers or pasta. It’s quick and simple to make and easy to add extra veggies to. If you want really disguise veggies you can blitz once ready to incorporate everything. […]

Redcurrant Sauce

As a counterpoint to the Baked Veggie loaf, I created this spicy Redcurrant Sauce. This would also go well with grilled or roasted meat as an alternative to traditional mustards etc. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and quick and simple to make. If you have any left over it will keep […]

Baked Veggie Loaf

A friend of mine, who is vegetarian, came for Christmas dinner. I didn’t want to trot out something safe nor did I want to do a standard nut roast. So having looked at a few different recipes I created this veggie loaf. It is quite crumbly when just out of the oven, but tastes great, particularly with […]