Asparagus & Crab Tarts

A grain or gluten free life doesn’t have to mean no pastry. These delicious asparagus tarts require a little effort to make but they are a luxurious lunch or starter with a simple salad. Pastry (makes 6 tarts) 250g almond flour 1/2 tsp fine salt 125g coconut oil, hard not melted 1 egg 5-6 tbspContinue reading

Rhubarb & Mackerel Salad

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. (2016) from the Happy Tummy chapter.  Mackerel is one of my favourite fish – rich in healthy fats. This is an excellent fish to introduce into your diet if you haven’t already done so. Many people think of sweet crumble when they think of rhubarb, but here its acidityContinue reading

Wild Salmon Parcels

Recipe taken from my new book Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan (page 170-171). Making fish parcels is such a lovely, easy way to cook fish without the risk of it becoming dry. I make mine by lining the inside of some foil with baking parchment, as I personally don’t like to cook directly on to foilContinue reading

Chicken Drumsticks

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. (2016) page 304-305, Everyday Food chapter. This is another recipe I created for for anyone with a  penchant for fried chicken. It’s wonderfully crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside and full of flavour: exactly what you want from fried chicken. Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 chicken drumsticks coconut oil lemon wedges,Continue reading

Banana Ice Cream

Recipe taken from my new book Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan (page 227). If you are not yet familiar with using bananas to make ‘ice-cream’, you are in for a real treat. Their texture once frozen and blended is like the most delicious, creamy sweet ice-cream you’ve ever tasted. The addition of nut butter here addsContinue reading

Passion Fruit Crumble

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. (2016) from the Entertaining chapter.  This is such a sweet little pudding. As you know, I’m not one for sweet treats but this is a little pop of yumminess – perfect for dinner parties, and it won’t leave your guests rolling around on the floor with indigestion. Ingredients 150g raspberries 1 teaspoonContinue reading

Stuffed Peppers

Recipe taken from my new book Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan (page 262). This hearty and warming vegan chilli filling is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for those nights when you need a warming, healthy meal. It works well as a stand-alone dish too – just load up a bowl and add aContinue reading

Nourish & Glow: The10 Day Plan

My third book, Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan, is released today in the UK. A true labour of love, this book is my most comprehensive yet, and I am very proud to finally be able to share it with you all. Far more than just a meal plan, Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day PlanContinue reading

Spring Bounty

This new take on last year’s series #EatTheSeasons, where we took a single seasonal ingredient and examined its health benefits and novel ways to cook with it, looks at the whole season in food and farming. This year, instead of a monthly post, I will create more diverse posts once every three months or so,Continue reading

Rhubarb and Custard

Rhubarb and custard: it has to be one of the most nostalgic flavours of childhood, it certainly is for me. This tart gives a happy (but healthier) nod to the classic pudding. Did you know that rhubarb is actually a vegetable, not a fruit? It’s rich in several B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, and is a superb sourceContinue reading

Slow Cooked Lamb

If you are looking for inspiration for Easter, look no further as this is a winning lunch to share with family and friends. This is a super way to cook a leg of lamb as the meat will literally fall off the bones when you come to carve it. You’ll notice that I’ve added anchovies  – these will dissolveContinue reading

Spring Garden Salad

  This is a super way to celebrate spring and the fresh green bounty of salad vegetables that the season brings. This sort of dish lends itself beautifully to sharing, don’t you agree? Friends can help themselves and dip into the peppery watercress pesto as they choose. It’s a dish I make throughout spring and summer; asContinue reading

Crab Cakes

Crab comes into season in April here in the UK and partners superbly well with veg also in season, like asparagus, watercress and spring onions. These gluten free crab cakes are my light, delicately tasty take on the American classic. Serve simply with a salad and homemade mayo (so much nicer than the commercially available ones and wellContinue reading

Egg Soldiers

Often I find the simplest of meals to be the most rewarding and I especially love dishes that can be easily adapted to bring the rainbow of seasonal veg to our plates. This is one of those quick dishes: egg and soldiers with a twist. Here, I have swapped in traditional toasted soldiers for fresh seasonal veg to create aContinue reading

Watercress Spring Tart

The wheat alternative crispy crust on this dairy and gluten-free tart provides the perfect ‘vessel’ for piling in wonderful seasonal, green produce. It literally sings spring. Ingredients Serves 6 For the Crust 100g gluten free oats 60g almond flour or ground almonds 60g brown rice flour ½ tsp salt flakes 1 egg yolk 3 tbsp meltedContinue reading

Whole Foods Market

Q&A Session & New Book Signing 18.30 – 20.30, Thurs 23rd March Whole Foods Market, Kensington High Street, W8 I will be celebrating the launch of my new book, Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan, at Whole Foods Market, Kensington on 23rd March. Do come and join me – I shall be speaking and takingContinue reading

Oily Fish

Disclaimer: Please discuss this topic with your doctor or nutrition professional (visit my FAQ page for info) if you are interested in finding more information, or considering taking supplements. There are certain instances where increasing your intake of omega-3 fats is not advisable. As with all articles on ameliafreer.com, this is no substitution for individual medicalContinue reading

Spiced Mackerel

This recipe accompanies my article on Oily Fish which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. You’ll Need (Serves 2) 2 whole mackerel 240 – 260g, gutted and cleaned For the spice rub 1 tbsp coconut or light olive oil 1 tsp cayenne or chilli powder 1 tsp hot paprika 2 tsp English mustard ½ tsp ground gingerContinue reading

Sardines with Spiced Potatoes

This recipe accompanies my article on Oily Fish which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. This is a powerhouse of goodness and energy for a weekend brunch. Delicately curried potatoes pair deliciously with tinned sardines. This is a great store cupboard dish and a tasty alternative to sardines on toast! You’ll Need (Serves 2 for brunch) 1Continue reading

Baked Trout

This recipe accompanies my article on Oily Fish which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. You’ll Need (Serves 2) 1 medium trout 450g, gutted and cleaned 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced 3 medium tomatoes, sliced 1 lemon, sliced 2 medium red onion, sliced 5 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 clove garlic, grated or crushed oliveContinue reading

Greek Steamed Greens

This recipe accompanies my article Detox: Fact or fiction? which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. In Greece the dish ‘horta’ is simply cooked wild greens seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil, usually eaten cold as a side dish. It works wonderfully with the produce we find at the greengrocers too, so do use what is inContinue reading

Spicy Thai Chicken Broth

This recipe accompanies my article Detox: Fact or fiction? which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. You’ll Need (Serves 3-4) 1ltr chicken stock 2 stalks of lemon grass 4 kafir lime leaves 15g ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 1 birds eye chili, sliced 1-2 tbsp fish sauce Juice of 1 or 2 limes 2 poached chicken breasts,Continue reading

Detox: Fact or Fiction?

You’re probably getting quite fed-up by the bombardment of articles suggesting you ‘detox’: all those pieces that instruct you to drink only green juice for three days; give up all manner of supposedly ‘toxic’ foods; perform elaborate bath-time rituals to ‘draw the toxins out’; or more worrying, encourage the unlicensed use of laxatives or diuretics.1 Nowadays, there are evenContinue reading

Trout & Salsa Verde

This recipe accompanies my article Detox: Fact or fiction? which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. You’ll Need (Serves 2) 2 trout fillets, about 200g – 250g 2 courgettes, spiralized Brazil nut salsa verde 8 brazil nuts, roughly chopped 1 ½ tbsp capers, rinsed and drained 1 small garlic clove, crushed 10g mint, finely chopped 20g basil,Continue reading

Granola Aranamth

Whether you follow a gluten-free diet or not, there is a world (quite literally!) of amazing nutritious, versatile, naturally gluten-free (or low in gluten) grains to discover and enjoy. Many of these grains form the base of staple dishes of countries in Africa, South America and the Far East. How many of you have heard of amaranth (enjoyed by theContinue reading

pancakes_blueberry

These are really good pancakes; they crisp nicely on the outside but are very fluffy and soft on the inside. I’ve added blueberries and coconut as they work so well together here, but do swap these for your own favourite combo. This recipe appears on page 220-1 of  Cook. Nourish. Glow. (spot the typo though –Continue reading

Glamour Festival

Saturday11th March // Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road, London, SW3 In Conversation with Fearne Cotton The GLAMOUR Beauty Festival is returning to London’s Saatchi Gallery. For two days, the beauty pages of GLAMOUR will spring to life again, with professional treatments and expert advice. GLAMOUR columnist, author and radio DJ Fearne Cotton has been confirmed as a speakerContinue reading

Angela Heap, Fertility Nutriton

Who’s The Expert? And Why? “Angela is a specialist in fertility nutrition and has tirelessly studied the complexities of conception, pregnancy, miscarriage and our genes. She has been personally helping me with my own fertility battles and is kind, caring, supportive and extremely knowledgeable. I recommend her to anyone who is wishing to get pregnantContinue reading

Jeanette Hyde

Who’s The Expert? And Why? “I don’t know Jeannette personally; we met briefly at a lecture once when she kindly gave me a copy of her book The Gut Makeover (see info below) which is excellent. Because I believe that gut health is fundamental to so many of us, I wanted to include Jeannette inContinue reading