Muhammara

Muhammara is a vibrant and flavoursome roasted capsicum, walnut and pomegranate dip from Aleppo in Syria. This version is gluten and grain free and addictively delicious. Muhammara will keep for several days in fridge and also freezes very well, just always serve it at room temperature and not cold. You can use the muhammara is…

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Lamb, Mint & Pistachio Patties

These tasty little patties make a lovely family dinner accompanied with a salad and the yoghurt sauce, or serve them as part of a Middle Eastern feast when entertaining. They could be cooked on a barbecue and can also be reheated and frozen. This recipe is adapted from similar ones in two wonderful cookbooks –…

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Asian Flavours

This lemony, gingery, and nourishing soup is so very delicious, and you will love how easy and quick it is to cook. You could add mushrooms, snow peas, bok choy or broccolini if you like, or use cooked rice or cauliflower rice in the bottom of each bowl instead of noodles. The recipe is adapted…

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Paleo Almond Crepes

These lovely, thin crepes are light and delicious and taste wonderful topped with fresh fruit, maple syrup, lemon juice or nut butters. They’re also great served with savoury fillings, including eggs, avocado, greens, smoked salmon or bacon. They are grain and gluten free and and so ridiculously easy to make – just add the ingredients…

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Baked Rice Pudding

Everyone just loves baked rice pudding as it is just so reminiscent of childhood, is ridiculously easy to prepare, comforting and delicious. You can serve the rice pudding as is, or for dessert add a drizzle of cream or have it for breakfast accompanied with poached fruit. Start this recipe the day before to soak…

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Flourless Harvest Loaf

Beautiful fragrant spices and lots of Autumnal zucchini, apples and carrot make this grain-free bread so moist and delicious. It is lovely toasted and buttered for breakfast or serve a slice alongside a pot of your favourite tea for the perfect morning break.  

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Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder

One of the nicest things about having to stay at home due to the coronavirus lockdown is having lots of time to cook lovely, nourishing slow cooked meals for your family. This lamb will be the most tender, incredibly flavoursome roast you’ve ever had. We love to accompany it with crispy roast potatoes, a Greek…

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Lentil and Mushroom Ragu

This hearty vegan sauce is incredibly easy to make and seriously delicious. Filled with lots of veggies and protein-rich lentils it is also super healthy. Make a big pot as it both reheats and freezes very well and the whole family will love it! You can use any kind of lentils you prefer, even tinned…

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Summer Fruit Macadamia Crumble

This summer crumble recipe is such a delicious way of using up any soft or slightly marked fruit you have happen to have in your fruit bowl. With a crunchy macadamia gluten and grain-free topping that is naturally sweetened with coconut sugar, you can use any combination of your favourite summery fruits, including peaches, nectarines,…

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Mexican Beef and Chorizo Chilli

Mexican is a dream dish for families and when cooking for large groups as everyone absolutely loves it. Wrap this deliciously spiced chilli up soft tortillas or serve it on top of salad leaves or rice. Either way accompany it with slices of avocado or guacamole*, a dollop of sour cream or yoghurt and a…

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Raw Vegan Christmas Cake

A healthy Christmas cake that is raw, vegan, grain-free, gluten-free and has no added sweetener.  It is made with a delightful mixture of spices, dried fruits, nuts and orange zest for a lovely festive dessert and is quite reminiscent of a panforte.You will also just love how quick and easy it is to make. You…

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Bang Bang Chicken Salad

Bang bang chicken is a traditional Chinese street food named after the sound made as the chicken is pounded. Here it is transformed into a delicious summery salad by adding a flavourful zesty dressing and some fresh crisp vegetables.

Tomato Soup with Haloumi Croutons

Everyone loves tomato soup and this one is so delicious, easy to make, gluten-free and low carb. It’s inspired by a gorgeous website I love called Feasting at Home but to make the cooking time faster I cut out the step of roasting the tomatoes. The flavour is still amazing but is so much simpler.…

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Broccamole: Broccoli Guacamole

Broccamole, the love child of broccoli and guacamole, is so very deliciously creamy and filled to the brim with healthy fats and vitamins. Serve it as a dip with crackers, tortilla chips or veggie sticks, spread it over toast or a sandwich, alongside Mexican dishes, tossed through noodles or pasta, with eggs for breakfast, or…

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Carrot Soup with Hazelnut Dukkah

A sprinkle of hazelnut dukkah, a beautifully aromatic and incredibly delicious Middle Eastern blend of seeds, spices and nuts, adds so much flavour this simple and easy-to-make carrot soup. Any leftover dukkah can be stored in a glass jar in your pantry. It is very lovely sprinkled over eggs; over grilled or roasted vegetables, salads…

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Pear, Almond and Cardamom Cake

This flourless upside-down cake with a base of beautifully caramelised winter pears is naturally sweetened and fragrant with almonds and lovely spices. Any type of pears are perfect for this cake, as long as they are not too ripe.  

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Spiced Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks

I have been making these spiced lamb shanks, based on a dish from Jamie Oliver’s first ever cookbook, every winter for 10 years and they are always perfectly tender, delicious and aromatic. Cooking lamb long and slow on the bone makes for the most nutritious and tasty dish, with the anchovies adding a beautiful depth…

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Fragrant Spiced Chicken with Cardamom Rice

This is my family’s absolute favourite chicken and rice dish. It is a marvellous one pan casserole of fragrantly spiced basmati rice with delicious braised chicken pieces, lots of fragrant herbs and a lovely minted yoghurt sauce. Inspired by a dish from Ottolenghi’s wonderful cookbook Jersusalem, your family will love it too. You will need…

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Flourless Coconut, Almond and Honey Cake

You will love this coconut cake wth its slightly chewy crust and deliciously moist centre as it takes only 15 minutes to prepare and is wonderfully versatile – perfect for afternoon tea or serve it warm with a dollop of cream and some berries for dessert. The cake is adapted from Belinda Jeffrey and Yotam…

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Jamaican Barbecued Jerk Chicken

For a wonderfully easy barbecue simply marinate organic chicken in a flavour-packed spice mix, add some lovely fresh salads and buttery corn on the cob to create a delicious and healthy Caribbean feast. We love serving Jerk chicken with both a shaved cabbage salad and a big green leaf and avocado salad. To cook corn…

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Raw Strawberry, Pistachio and Chocolate Cake

If you are looking for the perfect dessert to make for a Christmas celebration this Raw Strawberry, Pistachio and Chocolate Cake is ideal. It is so easy to make, takes only 15 minutes to prepare and can be made ahead of time and popped in the freezer until you need it. So very delicious and…

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Miso Sesame Eggplant

Easy and simple to prepare, these delicious eggplants showcase a lovely sweet, salty, umami-rich miso glaze that is packed with flavour. We recommend using Meru Miso in this dish, as Meru make the most beautiful organic, Australian-made, small-batch products that are a powerhouse of prebiotics, probiotic bacteria and enzymes. Serve the eggplants alongside the Green…

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Italian Hazelnut Biscuits (Brutti ma Buoni)

These delicious grain-free hazelnut cookies, from the Piedmont region of Italy, are so very easy to make. Wonderfully crisp on the outside and soft and meringue-like on the inside they are quite irresistible. Don’t worry if they are not the prettiest biscuits you’ve ever made; the name actually translates to ‘ugly but good’ and they…

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Chicken and Zucchini Patties with Minted Sumac Yoghurt

These deliciously spiced patties, loosely based on the turkey burgers from Ottolenghi’s wonderful Jerusalem cookbook, are light, bright and tasty. They’re wonderful both warm or at room temperature; perfect picnic food or for school lunchboxes. The minted sumac yoghurt sauce is also gorgeous with grilled vegetables or fish.

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Apple, Almond and Ricotta Cake

This gorgeous moist and light cake is both flourless, gluten free and refined-sugar free. It is charmingly rustic and a delightful crowd pleaser. Serve it with a dollop of creme fraiche, cream or thick yoghurt for the perfect afternoon tea. The recipe is inspired by similar ones from the Gourmet Traveller and Epicurious websites.  

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Tuscan Vegetable Soup

This simple but very delicious Italian soup is filled with veggies and enriched with a stracciatella mixture of eggs, finely grated cheese and parsley. Stirred through at the end it gives the soup added protein, extra nutrition, a velvety texture and lots of flavour. The soup reheats and freezes very well so if you make…

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Middle Eastern Fish Cakes in Tomato Broth

These deliciously spiced fish cakes cooked in a fragrant herbed tomato broth is a simplified version of a recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks; Ottolenghi’s wonderful Jerusalem. I so love his recipes but sometimes find they take quite a long time to make, and a quicker (just as tasty version) can be on the…

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Flourless Lime, Ricotta and Almond Torte

This beautiful gluten and grain free cake has a light, soft texture and a zesty delicious flavour.  Each time I’ve made it everyone has so loved it and begged for the recipe.  As Easter is just around the corner and it would be the perfect cake to celebrate with your family and friends.

Green Bean Salad with the Best Ever Miso Dressing

You can never have too many salad recipes in your repertoire, especially over the summer months. This salad is the perfect fresh and light dish to make you feel healthy and vibrant. The miso sesame dressing is truly amazing and makes everything taste delicious! Make extra dressing and keep a jar of it a jar…

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Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle

If you love coconut and chocolate these macaroons are the perfect, easy-to-make treat. Crunchy on the outside and deliciously moist on the inside, they are grain and gluten free and not overly sweet. They’re also wonderful for school lunch boxes as they contain no nuts.