Spicy Corn Salad

It’s the 4th July and in honour of my American readers I’ve decided to give a Brit’s take on a classic American meal – dairy, egg and nut-free of course. I’ve decided on spicy bean burgers, seedy ‘slaw, baked paprika fries and this zingy, spicy corn salad. This will be follow by apple pies or…

Sainsbury’s, this time you did impress (ice lollies part II)

As I’ve mentioned before, Sainsbury’s is normally a complete nightmare to shop in if you are dairy, egg and nut-free, with a complete lack of (or even non existence of) choice in a lot of areas, notably breads, biscuits, crackers, sweet and savoury snacks. I have to admit there are a couple of things they…

Vegan Marshmallows!

As a vegetarian (non-gelatine eating) it’s been a very, very long time since I’ve eaten a marshmallow. I’ve read about vegan marshmallows, but only today managed to find some (in Fuzzi, Winchester). I have to say that as far as i remember they’re pretty authentic, but it was rather bizarre eating something that is normally…

Ice Lollies (UK brands and why Tesco come out on top again)

As I mentioned, summer has suddenly arrived in the UK – at last, some might say! So thoughts turn to ice lollies, especially if you’re a child and especially if most ice creams are out of the question. I know the girls will be hot and need cooling off when they get home from school…

Tesco Pudding Shakes

Another fab product from the new Tesco Free From range. These lunch-box sized ‘pudding shakes’ are a bit thicker than a milk shake, but drinkable rather than in pudding form. They come in chocolate or vanilla flavour and certainly fill a gap in the dairy-free portable pudding area. My girls loved them and they proved a…

Lucky Clover Cookies

It may still be March, but the weather today looks perfect for a trip to the beach. As I’ve mentioned before, picnics are very hard if you are egg/dairy/nut-free. It’ll be sandwiches, crisps, vegetable sticks, fruit and these cookies I made last night. They’re chocolate and orange and hopefully will stand up to the journey…….

Almond Scones

Have you ever been to Food for Thought? This vegetarian restaurant, based in London’s Covent Garden, has been there forever and everyday has a long queue out the door with hungry diners keen to get their plates of goodness. While it can by no means be classed a fine dining restaurant (the vibe is far more…

Sweetcorn Fritters

This egg and dairy-free sweetcorn fritter recipe must be the simplest dish in the world, and makes a great accompaniment to a veggie ‘fry-up’ or just as a standby when you need to whip up a children’s supper in five minutes from a couple of store cupboard ingredients. This recipe is easy, works a treat…

Dairy-free dauphinoise

Mmmm, potato dauphinoise is one truly delightful potato dish. While this is by no means as creamy, unctuous and rich as the dairy version (I like Hugh Fearnley Wittingstall’s) it’s a good substitute if you’re dairy-free. The oat milk cream gives a soft, ‘creamy’ richness and it certainly fills the spot of a dinner party-worthy…

Easter!

From the aisles of the supermarket you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s nearly Easter – and to most little people Easter equals chocolate, possibly Christianity, fluffy bunnies, chicks and more chocolate. But if you are allergic to milk, chocolate is a bit of a nightmare. You’d possibly think that any quality dark chocolate would be…