Grain Free Tag

This cumin-spiced slaw is crunchy and sweet with shredded red cabbage, carrot and apple. This is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for when you have friends with dietary requirements over for dinner. This is delicious served with any grilled meats, seafood, chickpeas or beans of choice....

This makes a great packed lunch, just take the dressing with you in a jar and toss at the last minute. If you can’t find smoked mackerel, any fish works well here, I also love hot smoked trout and salmon or swap in some cooked shredded chicken. I’ve used cooked beetroot here but you can easily buy raw and cook...

This vibrant salad is a melange of fresh, simple ingredients that packs up well for a picnic (just take the feta to scatter on top before you serve). If you don’t like feta, swap with goat’s or any cheese of your choice. Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice that adds sweetness to the dressing....

This is a quick, herb-packed salad for when you’re craving a fresh but flavoursome lunch or light dinner. To make it into more of a main meal, add a second tin of chickpeas or other beans, some cooked lentils, quinoa or roasted vegetables. The meatballs are delicious served hot or cold....

Any vegetable can be used in this hearty soup so let your local grocer or, better yet, local farmers’ market, be your guide. Generally go for vegetables that are in abundance (which usually means they’re cheaper, too). In the summer, swap in courgettes, fennel, fresh peas and broad peas instead of these root vegetables but, just bear in mind, most...

This epic dish combines pan-fried halloumi with shredded crunchy cabbage, fresh herbs and lots of zingy lemon to create a satisfying salad. I love serving this as part of a summer Sunday lunch spread or for a light dinner. You can also serve with pan-fried chicken or crumbled with feta instead of the halloumi. ...

Across the globe, chicken soup is appreciated as one of the most comforting meals but this spiced and zingy Mexican version takes it one step further. You could swap the chicken for fish or use three tins of black beans (or any beans), as a vegetarian option....

This fresh and vibrant salad is perfect for when your farmer’s market is packed with ripe, sweet tomatoes. Only use this recipe as inspiration, instead let your local grocer or market guide you on what’s in season and build your salad around that. You can store your leftover herb pesto in the fridge for a few days until ready to...

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