Chocolate Cranberry Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free Cookies

In the past few months I’ve had to prepare for and adhere to a low-iodine diet as part of preparations for radio-iodine treatment (radiotherapy). I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of what’s prescribed, but it does put massive restrictions on your diet – an overview is no eggs, dairy, soya, fish,…

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Dukkah – recipe

Dukkah (or dukka or duqqa) is a North African condiment most usually attributed to Egypt and which comes in many different guises – the simplest being a few herbs, salt and pepper sold in paper cones for use in the home, the most complex being a mixture of herbs, spices, salt, pepper, seeds and nuts (traditionally…

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Maple Syrup, Bourbon and Candied Bacon Gluten Free Cupcakes – recipes

As much as I go on about cake, I’m not what you’d call a dyed in the wool cake lover. To be perfectly honest with you, I find cakes, especially cupcakes, a sickly sweet disappointment that I wished I had never ordered in the first place. I hate talking cake. And I’m not one of…

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Tomato, meatball and fennel pasta recipe

This is one of those recipes  that you can whip up pretty quickly and it looks like you’ve spent a good old bit of time in the kitchen carefully blending ingredients to make something hearty and warming. If you’re a bit of a cad you can reinforce the lie by listing off a long list of…

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Easy roasted cherry tomato recipe

As promised in previous posts, here’s the recipe for the easy roasted tomatoes. They’re pretty easy to make, so don’t go thinking I’m such a kitchen don for figuring this out. I’ve lately found myself in the position that I’m now cooking for one – after a couple of months of living off a diet…

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Sticky chipotle bourbon chicken recipe

I’m putting my hands up and admitting to being a bit of a chilli freak – not one of those masochistic show-offs who punish their taste buds/guts/sweat glands by seeing just how hot I can take things; instead I’m rather relaxed, enjoying the subtle flavours found in different types of chillies and delighting in a little overall…

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Slow cooked homeamde ‘baked’ beans recipe

At this time of year, our thoughts collectively reflect on the gluttony of the Christmas period; so much recipe and food writing at this time of year implores us to drop the dress sizes we’ve (so hideously, like the awful, unrestrained plebians we are) piled on, by detoxing/cutting out/practically starving ourselves back in to the…

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