Sweet and sour aubergine stew

Aubergine is believed to have originated in India where it’s considered to be the “King of Vegetables”. However, the aubergine is a berry, not a vegetable. When cooked, it develops a rich complex flavour and it’s a great substitute for meat. Since aubergines are like sponges, many recipes advise salting, rinsing and draining sliced aubergine…

Cheddar cheese crackers

I can’t say I have entirely kept to my vow to eat only home-made gluten free food. But I am trying to get in to a habit of making snacks to take to work that will stop me from buying processed treats. These crackers are a cheesier and less salty version of mini Cheddars. They…

Shakshuka

Fry-up breakfast for dinner is a once a week ritual in our house, especially since I live with a carnivore who doesn’t seem to understand that veggie meals aren’t a punishment. Originally from Tunisia, but known to the world as The Israeli breakfast, shakshuka has many brothers and sisters, with huevos rancheros and huevos a la flamenca…

Cornmeal bread

Life without gluten would be so much easier in Colombia, where many of the delicious traditional dishes and snacks are made with plantain, rice, cassava or maize. You wouldn’t feel deprived as often as you do in England or the rest of Europe, and you could indulge on empanadas, pandebonos or bunuelos without awkardly asking…

Chapatis

The generous use of spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits in Indian cuisine makes me think I could easily eat curry every single day, and not get bored of it. It’s the explosion of flavours and colours in which spices run the show, and the variety of dishes and creative use of whatever is available that…

Chickpeas and jalapeño patties

Chickpeas are a staple food across the Mediterranean, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. Not only do they help lower cholesterol and are high in fibre, they also constitute a versatile great source of protein. Did you know that in the 18th century roasted chickpeas were used as a substitute for coffee? Crazy. They are the world’s second-largest cultivated legume and…

Cheese, thyme and sage muffins

It is very difficult to find decent gluten free savoury baked goods on the high street, most bought bread seems to be either really dense and rubbery,  or dry and falling-apart when cut. We have pretty much given up on the search for something that resembles the real deal in shops. I made some impromptu cheese and…

Sweet chilli jam

My friend Kim and I went to the Totterdown arts trail a few weeks ago, and it was there where I had my first Scotch egg. They had chilli jam to accompany the eggs, and I think I liked the jam more than I liked the Scotch egg (despite the fact it was a pretty…