Salads Sides and Foundations

Christmas Root Vegetable Salad

Christmas Root Vegetable Salad

Although I have called this Christmas Root Vegetable Salad, you can eat this anytime you like. I love the idea of salad at Christmas because a) it is quick and easy b) it is nutritious c) it is tasty d) the colour is so bright […]

Warm Pear Salad

Warm Pear Salad

This gluten-free, vegan Warm Pear Salad is great as a starter at a dinner party or as a light lunch. The use of walnut oil in the vinaigrette adds a lovely depth of flavour that marries the walnuts and pears together. It is a filling […]

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut love!!! Naturally gluten-free and vegan Sauerkraut is all about the seasonal, the preserving, and ultimately, the taste. Sauerkraut is a lacto-fermented vegetable and has a wonderful taste that is hard to describe; tangy, umami, earthy, light and only slightly salty. Much underused, mocked and […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Kimchi

Gluten-Free, Vegan Kimchi

Here it is!!! At last!!! My fabulous Gluten-Free, Vegan Kimchi recipe. This Gluten-Free, Vegan Kimchi recipe is AMAZING. It is so easy and delicious you will never have kimchi-envy ever again. I had been searching for Vegan Kimchi for what seemed like ever. Although you […]

Middle Eastern Chickpea And Walnut Salad

Middle Eastern Chickpea And Walnut Salad

Middle Eastern Chickpea And Walnut Salad is a stalwart salad. Gluten-free and vegan, super easy, super quick and packed full of protein and flavour. It also keeps well and travels well – perfect for packed lunches and picnics. I love Middle Eastern Chickpea And Walnut […]

Endive Salad with Pears and Almonds

Endive Salad with Pears and Almonds

Endive Salad with Pears and Almonds is a pretty sophisticated salad that makes me feel like a grown-up. Endive (or chicory) is a little bitter but, like so many bitter tasting foods, really addictive. The bitterness of the chicory works so well with the sweetness […]

Super Spring Slaw

Super Spring Slaw

Super Spring Slaw is crunchy, light, tasty and satisfying. Perfect as a gluten-free, vegan side dish, sandwich filling, or with the addition of gluten-free pasta or noodles, a fabulous main. Choc-full of nuts, seeds, rich and vibrant vegetables and the always wonderful parsley. You will […]

Spicy, Grilled Green Bean and Potato Salad

Spicy, Grilled Green Bean and Potato Salad

Spicy, Grilled Green Bean and Potato Salad is a substantial, tasty and satisfying gluten-free, vegan salad. You can use whatever type of green beans (French beans, string beans, runner beans and lots more!) and potatoes (Jersey Royals!) are in season where you are. Look out […]

Pickled Nasturtium Seeds

Pickled Nasturtium Seeds

Pickled Nasturtium Seeds are a great thing to do in summer and they’re so quick. I love nasturtiums, they are so easy to grow, look beautiful and taste great. This year we had so many flowers running amok in our garden and it was lovely […]

Tofu, Radish And White Miso Summer Rolls

Tofu, Radish And White Miso Summer Rolls

I could eat gluten-free, vegan Tofu, Radish And White Miso Summer Rolls all day. These light and refreshing rolls of goodness are fabulous for summer al-fresco dining. Super easy and super quick – they can be ready in no time! I adore Tofu, Radish And […]

Pan Fried Asparagus with Olive Oil and Lemon

Pan Fried Asparagus with Olive Oil and Lemon

Pan Fried Asparagus with Olive Oil and Lemon is wonderful. Simple, tasty, gluten-free and vegan. In-season asparagus is amazing. It really is not worth buying asparagus that is not in season. The UK asparagus season is relatively short (May and June) so make the most […]

Fennel, Radish and Orange Salad

Fennel, Radish and Orange Salad

Gluten-free, vegan Fennel, Radish and Orange Salad makes great use of small, delicate and slightly sweet fennel bulbs and all their aniseed flavour. Fennel is an underused salad ingredient. It is light and crunchy and has an amazing aniseed flavour that works so well with […]

Mushroom and Celery Salad

Mushroom and Celery Salad

Mushroom and Celery Salad is one of my mum’s recipes. We used to eat this during summer picnics on the banks of Windermere every Sunday. Gluten-free, vegan and so, so moreish! Mushroom and Celery Salad brings back memories of swimming all day in the lake […]

Panelle With Spinach, Carrot, Caper and Lemon Salad

Panelle With Spinach, Carrot, Caper and Lemon Salad

Panelle With Spinach, Carrot, Caper and Lemon Salad is fabulous gluten-free, vegan light lunch or side. The panelle is super easy and soooo delicious. Panelle is a traditional Sicilian ‘pancake’. Served as street food there are as many recipes and ways of serving as there […]

Jersey Royal Potatoes with Mint

Jersey Royal Potatoes with Mint

Jersey Royal Potatoes with Mint means that summer is here: a joyous gluten-free, vegan side dish I look forward to every summer. Jersey Royals only have a short season so I always make the most of them. Jersey Royals are a waxy potato with a […]

Mini Rice Pancakes

Mini Rice Pancakes

Mini Rice Pancakes make a fantastic gluten-free, vegan savoury snack, light lunch or side to a larger main. They are so versatile and so quick and easy to make. Light and airy with a kick of chilli Mini Rice Pancakes are packed full of flavour. […]

Radish and Cress Salad

Radish and Cress Salad

The simplicity of Radish and Cress Salad is what makes it so wonderful. The tangy mustard taste running through the dish is fresh and light. Radish and Cress Salad is a great gluten-free, vegan accompaniment to Roasted Winter Vegetables with Almonds and Olives or Gluten […]

Basics – Perfect Quinoa

Basics – Perfect Quinoa

Perfect Quinoa is pretty easy, gluten-free and vegan and works every time. I love quinoa, it goes with everything. It has an earthy, nutty flavour that pairs especially well with Rich Tomato Sauce and roasted vegetables. Quinoa has a tendency to turn in to bad […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Flatbread

Gluten-Free, Vegan Flatbread

A really fantastic gluten-free, vegan bread recipe is so hard to find. FriFran’s Gluten-Free, Vegan Flatbread is light and airy and tastes amazing. It’s so easy to make and so flexible. You can top with salt, sesame seeds or chilli flakes. I keep Gluten-Free, Vegan […]

Roasted Squash

Roasted Squash

Roasted Squash is delicious. This recipe will provide you with a really strong foundation for many, many gluten-free, vegan dishes. Divine. Squash are really beautiful and colourful at this time of year and there really is only one way to cook squash (aka gourd, aka […]

Winter Vegetable Salad With Walnut Dressing

Winter Vegetable Salad With Walnut Dressing

Winter Vegetable Salad With Walnut Dressing is wonderful. Winter vegetables make a wonderful salad. I cannot expound enough on the delights of raw turnip – peppery, nutty, crunchy – teamed with the always fantastic raw carrot and nutty, sweet raw celeriac. We really do not […]

Celeriac Caper and Rocket Salad

Celeriac Caper and Rocket Salad

Celeriac Caper and Rocket Salad is a simple winter salad that looks very striking. It tastes delicious too. A perfect light gluten-free, vegan accompaniment to winter roasts. It is amazing what you can do with winter vegetables. Celeriac is much underused in it’s raw state. […]

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes

These Buckwheat Pancakes are so simple and delicious you will wonder why you didn’t make them sooner. Gluten-free and vegan Buckwheat Pancakes are quite thin – not traditional US-style pancakes, more French galette-style pancakes or crepes. Pancake can mean so many things… These pancakes are […]

Broccoli, Kale and Pea Salad

Broccoli, Kale and Pea Salad

It’s a brand new year and you want a healthy salad but not the same old boring stuff. Broccoli, Kale and Pea Salad is not boring!!! So light and fresh and at the same time, substantial enough to be the foundation of a good meal. […]