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Cookbook Confidential

GIN & CUCUMBER PITCHER

For a crisp, subtly sweet picnic pitcher, there are few better options than this classic cooler. Melon and cucumber are key summer flavours, and they blend beautifully with gin, lemon and Fever-Tree Cucumber Tonic Water. […]

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BROCK EGGS

These are everyone’s favourite – we get through thousands each month. Back when we were coming up with the idea of little nibbles to eat with a drink before dinner – which we now call […]

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MUSHROOM & PEARL BARLEY ‘SAUSAGE’ ROLLS

This is everything I look for in a veggie snack: deep umami flavours (Cheddar, white wine),  heft (pearl barley, puff pastry) and heady top notes (thyme, mace, black onion/nigella seeds). And the porcini mushrooms, probably […]

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GLUTEN-FREE DAUPHINOISE POTATOES

A dish full of cream and garlic? You can’t go wrong really! This is such a great side to add to any posh nosh dinner! I love the texture of the soft potatoes in the […]

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Gluten-Free School Cake

I’m always being asked to make this for my friends – everyone loves it! The soft vanilla sponge topped with old-fashioned icing and sprinkles is a little bit of nostalgia, and goes so well with […]

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GLUTEN-FREE FROZEN MARGARITA

The go-to frozen cocktail for me is a margarita! The glass usually has salt around the rim, but I like to have sugar. There’s something about this drink that makes me feel so refreshed and […]

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Gluten-Free Arancini

These crunchy breaded rice balls, deep fried and dipped in a chilli sauce, are a little pop of heaven. Stop! Why can’t restaurants provide this sort of dish for us GF people? These melting-middle balls […]

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RASPBERRY & PISTACHIO TART

What’s great about this tart is that you can make everything  a day or two beforehand and assemble it when it’s needed.  The pistachio cream can be kept in the fridge for 3–4 days –  […]

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Prawns with Ouzo, Orzo and Courgette

This dish is delicate and velvety and it’s perfect in the summer when the courgettes are at their best. Make sure you get fresh prawns for this and their size is irrelevant as long as […]

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SPICED CRUDITÉ PLATTER WITH TURMERIC & CUMIN HUMMUS

Sometimes we all need a little encouragement when it comes to consuming raw vegetables, and the simple spice treatment on this crudité platter transforms humble raw vegetables into something special, particularly when served with my […]

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PAD THAI SALAD

A lighter colourful version of a classic. Smoked or marinated tofu would also work well as a protein alternative.   2 boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces ½ carrot, peeled and grated […]

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RED LENTILS WITH SPINACH, YOGHURT, POMEGRANATE & CRISPY ONIONS

SERVES 4 PREP TIME: 15 MINS COOK TIME: 50 MINS WF  GF  V  Ve (if yoghurt is omitted) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 stick of celery, finely […]

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