Coconut Chicken

A quick easy way to cook chicken and one that should go down well with the kids as well as the grown ups. This would go well with the Mango Salsa, sliced avocado and your choice of salad or green beans with some new potatoes on the side buttered (if you eat dairy) or dressed […]

Black Bean Brownies

This is one of my favourite sweet treat recipes. It’s moist, light (crumbly) & totally delicious. The best bit is that if you don’t tell anyone that there is no flour or butter in the brownies they don’t know and they will certainly never guess it’s made with beans!! So not only is it dairy […]

Scones

I love a scone and it’s one of the things I miss about following a gluten & dairy free diet. So, I decided that I would have a go at making some myself and this is what I’ve come up with. These are dairy free, gluten free, low sugar scones (suitable for vegans) that are also high […]

Sausage & Veg Roast

This is an easy to make family meal (although any leftovers can be frozen for another day if there’s less of you), gives you loads of veg in one meal (I tend to serve with a green salad on the side or a green veg such as broccoli – you can’t have too much broccoli!). […]

No/low sugar snacks

You want something to eat. You don’t want a meal, but do need a sustaining snack. You’re trying to avoid/reduce sugar – what can you have?  Certainly an interesting challenge.  Here are few ideas of no/low sugar snacks that you can either prepare in advance or make quickly & easily when you need a boost. […]

Veggie Burger & Tahini Slaw

I wanted a  veggie burger that didn’t use breadcrumbs, included sweet potato and is simple to make.  So here it is Bean & Sweet Potato burger.  These are quite soft so don’t work well in a bun (however you could firm up the mixture with some buckwheat flour (if you are gluten free) or plain flour […]

Creamy Dairy Free Soup

One of the things I miss following a dairy free diet is creamy soup. I tend not to use dairy alternatives as they can have a lot of added extras, so I am always on the lookout for cream alternatives.  Watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s new series I saw him use hummus in soup.  Hmmm, interesting, what would […]

Healthy Soup Bowls

As the autumn weather starts to get colder thoughts turn to comforting warm bowls of homemade soup (well in our house they do!).  However, soup is, well soup, however tasty it is, so I thought I would try and improve on a bowl of Soup by adding toppings (this does only work for thicker soup).  […]

Storecupboard Tomato Soup

Following on from my post about storecupboard ingredients here is a quick and simple recipe for Tomato soup.  The addition of Courgette makes the soup creamy without having to add any dairy products.  Serve with your favourite bread or a follow with a salad topped with beans for added protein and avocado for healthy fats. […]

Salmon Fishcakes

Personally I’m not that keen on Salmon on its own and neither is my husband, so as I often do I make it into something else – in this case fishcakes.  These fishcakes are easy to make and cook and can be served with a multitude of different things.  We tend to have new potatoes, […]