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Category: Vegan & gluten-free recipes

I tend towards easy, wholesome meals. The kind of food that falls in the centre of the venn diagram marked ‘quick’ ‘healthy’ and ‘tasty AF’.

I also share some recipes that are a little bit more time-consuming to prepare, a little bit higher in calories and just as delish and good-for-you.

Not a treat. Not a cheat.

Just food that you want to make into an event (dinner party food, family barbecue food, I-had-a-shitty-day-at-work-and-now-Imma-take-the-time-to-fix-myself-something-tasty food)

These recipes are good food before they’re gluten-free food.

They are delicious food before they’re plant-based food.

They’re the kind of food that you can just serve up, to everyone, without a fuss.

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This post was first published on 7th September 2016 & has since been updated & republished. Tofu is a staple of most vegan kitchens, but for some reason seems to be the most commonly derided & sneered at of all the ‘vegan’ foods. I think that’s because most people have no idea how to prepare it. There are about a million-and-one ways to prepare tofu. I’m planning a big post where I gather some of my best tofu tips & recipes (be warned, I have a lot of tofu tips & recipes). First though, I wanted to update and reshare

Gluten free potato farls
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This post was first published on 5th June 2016 & has since been updated & republished. Every year for the past few years, my family have packed up a weeks’ worth of clothes and a car full of dogs and driven somewhere for a holiday sometime during the summer. This year, ten of us (and two dogs) piled into two cars and drove to Dingle, Co. Kerry (via Holyhead). I love this week away – I’m so not normally a wet-dogs-sand-between-my-toes-getting-freckles in-the-sunshine kind of girl, but somehow, for that week, I run about in jeans and bare feet and and

Millet porridge | Is millet gluten-free?
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I love eating porridge for breakfast – even in this weather! When I’ve got a busy day on my feet (usually when I’m onsite shooting food photography for clients), I need something a little more robust than a smoothie or a cereal bar. With more bite than traditional porridge, millet is a great gluten-free alternative to oats. Millet has a deeper flavour than oats, which is why I’ve added other strong flavour components in this recipe. Vanilla, maple syrup & dried fruit make the porridge sweet overall. Tart berries & zesty mint in my quick compote cut through that sweetness

Recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies
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Tis post was first published on 17 April 2017 and was updated & republished on 25 May 2019 Gluten-free baking can be tricky. Getting a light and airy sponge or a soft and bouncy loaf is damn hard without the magic of gluten. Brownies, though, brownies are a whole different story. I always think gluten-free baking lends itself well to the things that are supposed to be a little bit soggy (moist, if you like). Lemon drizzle is excellent without gluten, for example, as are chocolate chip cookies. I have been inundated with birthdays and special occasions this month –

Vegan coronation chicken alternative: coronation chickpeas
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This vegan alternative to coronation chicken is made with chickpeas and cashews in a twist on the classic. Coronation chicken was invented, so the story goes, for the Queen coronation in 1953. Its the most retro, kitschy ‘50s sandwich filling ever. But. As a vegetarian child of the ‘90s, I never tried that ‘coronation’ flavour growing up: my sarnies were always cheese and tomato or egg mayo, so when I finally discovered coronation sauce in my twenties, it was a taste sensation. A creamy dressing, with very mild and somewhat sweet, very vaugely Indian-style spices. Most coronation recipes call for

rice and pea salad with mint, chives and herbs
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This post was first published on 11 May 2016 and was updated & republished on 27 April 2019 This super-fresh pea salad came together as a quick and simple packed lunch option a few weeks ago, using ingredients I had in the house. The mint gives this dish a real feeling of spring. It would work perfectly as a side dish, or part of an early-in-the-season picnic. When I originally posted this recipe, my husband knew I’d been feeling a bit overwhelmed (I was working full time, running this blog, planning a wedding and trying to maintain some semblance of

Pesto polenta with balsamic roasted tomatoes
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I’m going to be honest guys, the first time I tried this recipe it was a total disaster. My grandma hasn’t been very well lately, so I’ve been trying to go round and see her once a week, and cooking up some comfort food when I get the chance. I turn up, take over my grandparents’ kitchen for forty minutes and then me (and whichever cousins and siblings happen to be there that day) literally sit at my grandma’s feet, eating bowl food and listening to some of the stories she’s gathered over the past 80-odd years on this planet.

Peanut Caramel Blondies
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I’ve made all sorts of gluten-free vegan brownies and blondies over the years, and these caramel peanut ones are some of my favourites. Their centre, they’re thick and gooey and (dare-I-say-it) moist. But the sugar caramelises just so, to give a solid, crunchy crust at the edges, and on the top. Vegan caramel sauce The vegan caramel sauce is perfect for these blondies, but could also be used in all manner of desserts and cakes – drizzle some over your vegan ice cream, or in between the layers on a caramel cake. How to make brownies extra gooey in the

Vegan & gluten-free tempura batter with purple sprouting broccoli
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This gluten-free and vegan tempura batter works for anything that calls for tempura. Coat a mixture of seasonal veggies before frying them all. Try making tempura with mushroom, courgette or even tofu. Tempura has a long history in Japanese cuisine, though it is thought to have been introduced to Japan by the Portuguese. Tempura refers to vegetables (or sometimes fish) cooked in a specific batter and deep fried. Traditionally, this batter would be made from wheat flour and eggs, whipped up in very small batches with chopsticks. The idea is to keep some lumps of flour in the batter, which