Champagne "pimms' by Amelia Freer

Summer Champagne ‘Pimms’

This is from #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. Best served beautifully chilled, of course, this is a light, eloquent summer cocktail to serve to friends. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, try sparkling apple or elderflower pressé, both work beautifully. You’l need (makes 6 glasses) Champagne (or Prosecco, if you prefer) ½ cucumber (smaller the better here – if youContinue reading

White Fish, Tomato & Fennel Tray Bake by Amelia Freer

White Fish, Tomato, Fennel & Herb Bake

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This is one of my favourite easy fish dishes for the summer-time; the freshness of the herbs and perfectly ripe juicy tomatoes, results in a wonderful tasty liquor. You can use any sustainable white fish: I’ve used pollack, but try brill, monkfish or sea bream. It’s one of those wonderfulContinue reading

Zucchini, Feta, Hazelnut Salad by Amelia Freer

Ribbon Zucchini Salad with Rocket, Feta & Hazelnuts

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This is an exquisite summer salad. It is refreshing and moreish – bursting with seasonal freshness and contrasting textures. You’ll Need (serves 4) 3 courgettes pinch of salt zest of 1 lemon 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 100g feta, crumbled 100g Rocket 60g toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped a handful of basilContinue reading

Sharing Steak with Smoky Slaw - Amelia Freer

Sharing Steak with Chimichurri & Smoky Slaw

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. Surely, no summer is complete without a BBQ to celebrate a barmy summer’s day or evening? This sharing steak, with chimichurri salsa and smoky hot slaw, is a winning combo. If you aren’t familiar with Chimichurri, it is a staple of Argentinean cuisine, most often served with steak, but it also works wellContinue reading

Broad Beans, Feta, Herbs, Egg - Amelia Freer

Egg on Toast, Broad Beans with Herbs & Feta

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This dish is a true celebration of summer. Super fresh, fragrant and surprisingly filling, it makes an ideal breakfast or brunch. Broad beans, for some reason, remain one of the They are from the legume family, so are a great source of vitamins and minerals, plus they pack a good proteinContinue reading

Cucumber and herb gazpacho by Amelia Freer

Cucumber & Herb Gazpacho

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This is a velvety, iced, super refreshing gazpacho soup packed with antioxidants and goodness. It’s perfect to make ahead – just keep it chilled in the fridge and make sure to give it a good stir before serving. You’ll Need (serves 6) 1 large cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped 100g baby spinach 3Continue reading

Avocodo Papaya Salsa by Amelia Freer

Avocado Papaya Salsa

This zingy, zesty salsa is delicious with chicken or white fish, but is just as lovely on its own – it tastes so fresh and summery – plus it’s packed full of essential vitamins and antioxidants. You’ll Need (serves 4) 1 ripe papaya (or mango) 1 firm avocado 1/2 a small red onion 1 red chilli,Continue reading

Lemon & Coconut Mouse by Amelia Freer

Lemon Coconut Mouse

If you like something a little sweet but appreciate that the processed fat-free yogurts in the supermarket do you no good at all, then try this alternative dessert. Light, fruity and all natural – it’s a mousse to soothe the senses. Perfect for summer entertaining, too. You’ll Need (serves 3-4) 400g tin of coconut milk 3Continue reading

Poached Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables, Herb Dressing by Amelia Freer

Poached Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables & Herb Dressing

I used to be put off by poaching chicken as I feared it was more complicated than my simple fried version. But it’s actually much easier, because while the chicken poaches you can prepare the rest of the food. These days I often poach 3 or 4 chicken breasts at a time, then keep themContinue reading

Super Simple Chicken & Sweet Potato Chips

Simple Chicken & Sweet Potato Chips

This is a quick, easy, adaptable and, to me, the epitome of comfort food – it’s great for adults and kids alike, so makes a perfect family meal. It’s a completely no-fail recipe that certainly isn’t my own invention but is absolutely a staple in my home. You’ll Need (serves 2) 1 chicken breast, cut intoContinue reading

Lentil, Hazelnut and Ginger Salad by Amelia Freer

Lentil, Beetroot & Hazelnut Salad with Ginger Dressing

Nourish you body with this welcoming salad complete with a warming ginger dressing. Lentils provide a fabulous source of protein and the beetroot adds that splash of colour I love so much. You’ll Need (serves 2-3) 250g puy lentils, rinsed 625ml filtered water (see tip) 3 cooked (unpickled) beetroot, cut into small cubes 2 spring onions,Continue reading

Amelia Freer's Beef Curry

Beef Curry

I love to make this curry in my slow cooker but it works just as well in a casserole. It’s easy to make and feels like a really delicious hearty meal – great for sharing with friends and family. You don’t need to have rice or bread with this as there are lots of vegetables, so it’s actually moreContinue reading

Fish Fingers with Broad Beans

Fish Fingers with Broad Beans

Here’s my take on a British classic. Use any variety of fish that takes your fancy. I wanted to get the perfect crunch – obviously without using gluten, but also without using almond and coconut, which has been so overdone. So I was thrilled that this red lentil-based coating gives the perfect texture to theseContinue reading

Mini Carrot Cakes

Mini Carrot Cakes

If I were going to eat cake, it would always be carrot cake. This is a slightly healthier twist on an old-fashioned version, made in miniature sizes so you don’t overindulge. You’ll Need (makes approx. 20 mini cupcakes) 300g almond flour ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3 teaspoons ground ginger AContinue reading

Minute Steak by Amelia Freer

Minute Steak, Roasted Fennel with Rocket & Caper Dressing

  A lot of people assume that being healthy means that red meat is off the menu. But I’m delighted to say that it’s very much on mine. That said, I am a stickler for ensuring that the meat we eat is of the highest quality and that it is always paired with an abundanceContinue reading

SIMPLE PRAWN, COCONUT AND AUBERGINE CURRY

Simple Prawn, Coconut & Aubergine Curry

Many of us love a curry, and this is my absolute favourite. It’s rich in flavour but won’t leave you in that post-curry slump. I love this because it’s so simple and everything’s made in one pot – perfect to share or enjoy alone, and I don’t think it needs any rice! You’ll Need (ServesContinue reading

Poached Fish with Spinach by Amelia Freer

Poached Fish with Spinach in a Chilli-Tomato Sauce

I like this one because it’s a one-pan dish – you will need a pan with a lid. You can use a can of tomatoes instead of using passata if you wish. When it comes to buying passata, there are lots of varieties available, some of which have additives, so it’s worth reading the label. AlwaysContinue reading

Recipe Thai Salmon

Poached Thai Salmon & Pak Choi

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. This is a fail safe meal for any time of day. Make up lots in advance and eat it whenever you need something tasty, delicious and filling. 1tbsp coconut oil 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled andContinue reading

Super Green Soup

Super Green Soup & Cashew Cream

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. This simple soup really is a celebration of all things green. Courgettes, kale and leeks also work well, along with any other greens from the fridge that need using up. The cashew cream pays a lovely trick on your taste buds. You’ll Need (serves 2) 1tbsp olive oil 1Continue reading

Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet Potato Cakes, Tiger Prawns & Ginger-Saffron Yogurt

Recipe taken from Cook. Nourish. Glow. I love a sweet potato cake. When I came up with this recipe, I was thinking along the lines of potato croquettes, as they are such a comforting food. Sweet potatoes have a great colour and they are more nutritious than potatoes. This recipe is lovely to have asContinue reading

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Pissaladière

Gluten Free Although the weather isn’t always kind to us in Britain, an easy way to evoke the sunnier climes of southern France is through this traditional French recipe. Rather than a classic dough, my version is entirely gluten-free and won’t leave you feeling bloated or lethargic. Light and fresh, it’s delicious served with aContinue reading

Grilled Asparagus with fish

Grilled Asparagus with Fish

You’ll Need (per person) 1 medium sea bass or sea bream 250-280g half a bunch of chunky British asparagus good olive oil 1 lemon salt and pepper Step-By-Step 1. Pre heat your grill to hot, around 220 and place an oven rack on the highest shelf. Grease a baking try or line with tin foil.Continue reading

Asparagus & Crab Tarts

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

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

Wild Salmon Parcels with Asian-Style Salad

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

Crispy Chicken Drumsticks with Fragrant Coleslaw

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

Nutty Banana Nice 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

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

Stuffed Peppers with Chilli (v)

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

Rhubarb and Custard

Rhubarb & Custard Tart

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

Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Creamy Cannellini Beans

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

Spring Garden Salad with Watercress & Hazelnut Pesto

  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 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

Egg with Veg 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

Watercress, Pea & Asparagus Herb 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

Spiced Mackerel

Smokey Devilled 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

Sardines, Spiced Potatoes & Poached Egg

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

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

Horta (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

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

Trout & Salsa Verde

Steamed Trout, Salsa Verde & Courgetti

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

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Coconut Pancakes

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

Wild Rice Purple Salad

Wild Rice Purple Salad

This recipe celebrates naturally gluten-free grains. This is a stunning winter grain salad using everything purple and pink with nutty wild rice. If the bitter radicchio or chicory are hard to find, red cabbage works very well here too. Give the rice a thorough rinse before soaking. Eating a rainbow of colours from your food isContinue reading

Amaranth Granola

Crunchy Amaranth Granola

This recipe celebrates naturally gluten-free grains. Amaranth, used by the ancient Aztecs, is a complete protein source boasting all 9 essential amino acids. Sometimes I make a simple porridge with soaked amaranth, cinnamon, a few blueberries and a drizzle of honey, but I love this nutty granola with apples and a little nut-milk or Coyo. You’llContinue reading

Brown Rice Donburi

Brown Rice Donburi Bowl

This is my own healthy version of Donburi, a traditional Japanese “rice bowl dish”, enjoyed by many in Japan as a staple dish. It consists of a delicious steaming bowl of rice served with one or two portions of protein: egg, fish, meat or vegetables. Donburi has many interpretations, so use your own choice of proteinContinue reading

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Smörgåsbord Platter

Taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers This festive Smörgåsbord Platter has to be the most exquisite way to serve a crowd a feast of colour, flavour and goodness, plus it’s the perfect way to use up leftovers and short-lived fresh produce over the Christmas holiday. No matter how well I’ve planned or how good my intentions, there will always be surplus foodContinue reading

Turkey Green Curry Soup

Turkey Stock & Green Curry Turkey Soup

Taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers There is something strangely precious about my turkey stock: I think because its flavour is so intense and delicious, I try to save it for ‘best’ (I usually make a big batch of stock in my slow cooker on Boxing Day and then freeze in portions to use at aContinue reading

Turkey Pate

Zingy Turkey Pâté

Recipe taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers I love to make little pots of pâté to dip crunchy crudités into, or to spoon generously onto little gem lettuce boats. Here, Ieftover Christmas turkey lends itself to one of my favourite types of pâté; packed full of healthy fats and protein, this makes a super light lunch after the richnessContinue reading

Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable Fritters

Recipe taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers I’m a huge fan of fritters: they are packed full of goodness and taste; make the ideal quick, lazy breakfast/brunch; and are the perfect choice for reincarnating leftover veg. I love to top them with poached eggs or a pile of smoked salmon teamed with a handful of baby leaf spinach or rocket. I’ve used sprouts, peas,Continue reading

Gluten Free Carrot & Caraway Bread

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

Recipe taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers This is a sumptuous and festive loaf, perfect for Christmas platters and sharing with family and friends. It keeps really well if you want to make it ahead of time. Makes 1 Tin Loaf 100g gluten free brown bread flour 7g fast action yeast 200ml warm water 400g glutenContinue reading