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batch-cooking

I cannot recommend batch-cooking highly enough. It expands upon the ‘Cook Once, Eat Twice’ rule – with planning, you can cook up multiple meals that can be kept for the week ahead or popped into the freezer. The benefits extend beyond just money and time; vitally, it ensures that a wholesome, nutritions plate of food is achievable within minutes.

soup for the soul

Soup for the Soul

My plant-based version of the classic chicken and lemon soup. Here, chickpeas provide the protein and give a deliciously  thick and creamy texture.…

Lentil and Mushroom Ragu by Amelia Freer

Lentil & Mushroom Ragu

This is a lovely meat-free Monday meal or a comforting, warming dish for a cosy night in. It is quick to make with simple ingredients and results in…

Egg Muffins, Amelia Freer

Egg ‘Muffins’

They are fluffy and light and a lovely way to feed a busy breakfast bunch AND they are great hot, warm or cold.  Play around with the fillings, use…

Fish and spinach curry with cauliflower ‘rice’ and pistachios

Fish and spinach curry with cauliflower ‘rice’ and pistachios

I love the vibrant contrasting colours and nutrients this curry provides. The cauliflower provides an excellent base, adding extra nutrients and…

Nut Roast Served with a Rich Tomato Sauce

This is a lovely wintery nut roast that is wonderful for a Sunday lunch alternative to the meat roast or just a delicious meal to share with friends.…

Dairy Free Sweet Potato Cottage Pie | Waitrose

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie | Waitrose

There can be little more reward that a comforting, warming dish on a winter's day. And you know I’m all about adding in extra nutrients and…

Aubergine & Chickpea Curry | Waitrose Aubergine & Chickpea Curry

Aubergine & Chickpea Curry

This is a bowl of warming, wholesome, nutritious goodness; containing many essential vitamins and minerals, as well as protein and fibre. To watch…

Root Vegetable Crisps with Herb Salt

Homemade Root Vegetable Crisps, Herb Salt

These homemade root vegetable crisps are easy to make and cost the fraction of the price of commercial alternatives. Children, especially, will enjoy…

Zingy Turkey Pâté

Zingy Turkey Pâté

Making pots of healthy pâté to dip crudités into, to spoon generously onto little gem lettuce boats, or to top hearty oatcakes is a big thing in my…

Homemade Sauerkraut

Homemade Sauerkraut

To make sauerkraut, cabbage is fermented by bacteria to give it a delicious sour taste. Sauerkraut contains fibre, vitamins and minerals, and live…

Warming Chicken & Pumpkin Soup by Amelia Freer

Warming Chicken & Pumpkin Soup

This is a treasured recipe – I’ve been making it for many years and it still remains a favourite. Chicken soup has been used for many years to help…

Kale & Bean Soup with Pistachio & Lemon Pisto by Amelia Freer

Kale & Bean Soup with Pistachio & Lemon Pistou

This is a clean and simple kale soup that holds its own alone but comes alive with a tangy fresh pistachio and lemon pistou stirred in. 

Amelia Freer's Spicy Thai Chicken Broth

Spicy Thai Chicken Broth

This broth provides an exquisite array of colour with a deliciously spicy kick, alongside a hefty dose of essential nutrients.

Lettuce Boats & Picnic Pots by Amelia Freer

Lettuce Boats & Picnic Pots

These are delightful little pots for picnics and lunch boxes: potted crab, crayfish tails, and light smoked mackerel ‘pâté’ and lovely crisp lettuce…

Vegan Puy Lentil Stew by Amelia Freer

Puy Lentil Stew

This lentil stew is a winner – it ticks all the boxes for a simple, wholesome, nutritious, comforting supper. Use a good vegetable stock if you’re…

Simple Ratatouille by Amelia Freer

Simple Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a great Sunday (or any other day!) ‘cook-up’ dish to prepare in advance for the week, as it always tastes better a day or two after it…

Vegan Squash, Mushroom and Swiss Chard Lasagne: Perfect plant based comfort food recipe by Amelia Freer

Squash, Mushroom & Swiss Chard ‘Lasagne’

I have always found both the preparation and eating of a bubbling tray of lasagne a comforting activity. There is something about all those different…

Spicy Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Spiralised Squash: perfect comfort food by Amelia Freer

Spicy Meatballs in Sauce on ‘Squashetti’

These spiced meatballs are a great dish for sharing. I’ve used squash here to make a sort of ‘spaghetti’, but good old courgetti, or indeed pasta,…

Turkey, Carrot & Parsnip Quiche by Amelia Freer

Turkey, Carrot & Parsnip Quiche

The oat and potato crust that I’ve used for this festive quiche may be unusual, but its flavour and texture lend a brilliant twist.

Turkey & Pumpkin Chilli by Amelia Freer

Turkey & Pumpkin Chilli

This is an autumn favourite of mine and something I make year after year. Kids love it, too, and it’s full to the brim with yummy veggies of all…

Indian Coconut Cabbage by Amelia Freer

Indian Coconut Cabbage

This is the perfect example of how using spices can really bring vegetables alive. It is delicious alongside some lean meat or fish.

Individual Fish Pies (FODMAP) by Amelia Freer

Individual Fish Pies

This recipe was created for those following a low FODMAP programme. There is nothing wrong with the real deal but sometimes I want something lighter…

Warming Chickpea & Pumpkin Curry by Amelia Freer

Chickpea & Pumpkin Curry

This is such a comforting dish for wintery days. Chickpeas are a starchy carbohydrate, but they also contain protein. They are a brilliant substitute…

Mushroom, thyme and walnut soup by Amelia Freer

Mushroom & Thyme Soup

Soups always provide comfort year round but particularly in Autumn and Winter when we feel the cold. Mushrooms fortunately come into season in Autumn…

Stuffed Peppers with Chilli

Stuffed Peppers with Chilli

This hearty chilli filling is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for those nights when you need a warming, healthy meal full of plant-based…

Kale & Mushroom Muffins

Kale & Mushroom Muffins

These are really simple to whizz up and make a great brunch to serve to friends and guests. Mushrooms provide fibre which is essential for a happy…

Easy Beef Curry by Amelia Freer

Beef Curry

This is so easy to make and feels like a really delicious hearty meal – great for sharing with friends and family. You don’t need rice with this, as…

Chicken, Kale & Bean Stew by Amelia Freer

Chicken, Kale & Bean Stew

This is the kind of hearty autumnal stew that brings me lovingly into the colder seasons – a one-pot meal can feed my house for days, and the…

Chicken & Tarragon Casserole

Chicken & Tarragon Casserole

This makes me think of my Mum – she really rocks a casserole. It’s something I used to be afraid to make, but thank goodness for the slow cooker! It…

Lamb Moussaka by Amelia Freer

Lamb Moussaka

Cooked in households and tavernas all over Greece, this is pure comfort heart-warming family food. My simple version has a few easy cheats: baking…

Veggie balls with ‘courgetti’ and tomato and basil sauce

Veggie balls with ‘courgetti’ and tomato and basil sauce

This is a lighter take on the classic meat balls and pasta and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Great for families.

Amelia Freer's Vegan & Dairy Free Kale & Almond Pesto

Kale & Almond Pesto

Pesto is something I always have in the fridge because it’s so simple to make and livens up so many meals, even as a mere dollop on the side.

This nutrient dense vegetable broth is a beautiful way to start the day,

Green ‘Wake me up’ Broth

This broth can be enjoyed it at any time of day for a natural energy burst. Asparagus contains vitamins, minerals and fibre to help support our…

Gluten Free Herby Green Bread by Amelia Freer

Herby Green Bread

This green bread is more cakey than bready in texture due to the gluten free flour (I haven’t tried it with regular flour but I am sure it would…

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

This is a sumptuous and festive loaf, perfect for Christmas platters and sharing with family and friends. But I love it so much, I now make it all…

Summer Vegetabel Frittata, Amelia Freer

Summer Vegetable Frittata

I think every fridge should have some frittata slices in it. Possibly the easiest and swiftest meal to make, it stores well and is just as tasty cold…

Amelia Freer's Celeriac Rostis

Celeriac Rösti

During the winter months root vegetables are the stars of the show. Usually I mash celeriac or have it in soups but once I made these celeriac rösti,…

Amelia Freer's Gluten Free Crunchy Granola

Crunchy Nut & Seed Granola

If you like to start your day with a little bit of crunch then this is the breakfast for you. It's not only tasty but there is a lot of goodness on…

Wonderful summery raspberry and lemon muffins, gluten and dairy free

Raspberry & Lemon Muffins

I really love the hint of lemon in these muffins which makes them feel quite refreshing. Raspberries are in season from June through until September…

Spiced Apple Sauce

Having any stewed fruit to hand is a useful way to jazz up yoghurt, bircher muesli or granola at breakfast but it can also lend itself well to…

Amelia Freer's Apple & Plum Crumble with Vanilla Custard, Gluten & Diary Free

Apple & Plum Crumble, Vanilla Custard

The humble crumble is a joy to have bubbling away in the oven and to put on the table to share with family and friends. I will admit to also enjoying…

Pumpkin Dahl Soup

A big, comforting, fragrant bowl of dhal on a wintery day is always a treat. This one, made with seasonal pumpkin (autumn), gently spiced with some…

Amelia Freer's Recipes: Pepper Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Peppers, of course, are also a true ‘rainbow’ vegetable coming in the full, dazzling gamut of colours from white through to purple. Whatever their…

Amelia Freer's Green Soup & Cashew Cream

Green Soup & Cashew Cream

This simple soup is a celebration of all things green. Green leafy vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals and fibre which can help to…

Amelia Freer's Green Curry Turkey Soup

Green Turkey Curry Soup

This is the ideal post-Christmas dish, using up lots of leftovers, and a great warming soup for serving after long, bracing walks. Turkey stock (or…

Amelia Freer's Cucumber and herb chilled gazpacho summer soup

Cucumber & Herb Gazpacho

This is a velvety, iced, super refreshing gazpacho soup containing lots of antioxidants, vitamins and goodness from the amazing variety of…

Amelia Freer's Healing Carrot, Turmeric and Coriander Soup

Carrot & Turmeric Soup

get quite passionate about this soup. I remember when I first made it, I felt excited by just how powerful the ingredients might be and delighted by…

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Amelia Freer's Clementine & Olive Oil Christmas Cake - gluten & dairy free

Recipes Festive

festive recipes

Christmas comes but once a year, and while I don’t prescribe over-indulgence, it is a chance to truly celebrate the very best of food. My own indulgence is the chance to invest time cooking for family and friends; pottering, preparing, and cooking up a feast with music and chatter around me. Whether you are cooking for a small or large crowd, you’ll find lots of inspiration here – from this festive Smörgåsbord, to lazy brunches including this fiery Shakshuka, silky soups, plenty of vegan options (I need a drumroll for this moreish Nut Loaf), and delicious puds (rejoice in this heavenly Clementine Cake). I wish you all the happiest of healthy Christmases x

Slow-Roasted Turkey

It’s very handy to have a good roast turkey recipe for those special occasions that call for a celebratory meal. I have been…

Warm Festive Salad with an Orange Vinaigrette

The festive season can mean a lot of heavy meals. Delicious as they might be, I think we all have days or occasions when we…

Harissa Roasted Whole Side of Salmon with Olive Oil Aioli

If you’re after a bit of a show-stopper dish to serve as the centrepiece of your festive table, then this is the most…

Roasted Parsnips and Carrots with Cumin and Green Tahini Dressing

This is a simple dish to serve as the main event (perhaps adding a little feta, green salad and some good, crusty bread) or…

Cavolo Nero with Rosemary and Shallots

This dish is quick and easy but elevates the humble cavolo nero (or chard, spinach or kale if you’d prefer) into a bit of a…

Balsamic Braised Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts & Pomegranate

I know that Brussels sprouts might not be everyone’s favourite vegetable, but they are such a traditional part of many…

Spiced Roasted Nuts

These are a lovely and quick snack to serve with a glass of ice-cold fizz. A roaring fire and great company go well with…

Quick Gluten-Free Christmas Cake

I love the traditions of Christmas and an indulgently fruit-laden Christmas cake is such an evocative smell and sight on a…

The Crispiest Turmeric & Paprika Roasted Potatoes

Everyone needs a recipe for a good roastie and this is my much-loved offering. I have to say that I think the secret to…

Amelia Freer's Chocolate and Raspberry Pots

Chocolate Raspberry Pots

Usually pudding in my house is a simple portion of fresh, seasonal fruit. However, sometimes the occasion calls for an extra…

One-Tray Winter Roasted Salad

One-Tray Roasted Winter Salad

Roasted salads are a total game-changer for me. However sceptical you may be – just give it a go. The textures soften and…

Amelia Freer's Spicy Thai Chicken Broth

Spicy Thai Chicken Broth

This broth provides an exquisite array of colour with a deliciously spicy kick, alongside a hefty dose of essential…

Individual Fish Pies (FODMAP) by Amelia Freer

Individual Fish Pies

This recipe was created for those following a low FODMAP programme. There is nothing wrong with the real deal but sometimes…

Amelia Freer's Celeriac Rostis

Celeriac Rösti

During the winter months root vegetables are the stars of the show. Usually I mash celeriac or have it in soups but once I…

Amelia Freer's Healing Carrot, Turmeric and Coriander Soup

Carrot & Turmeric Soup

get quite passionate about this soup. I remember when I first made it, I felt excited by just how powerful the ingredients…

Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad by Amelia Freer

Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad

I sometimes roast chicken specifically to make this salad. It is that good. Every mouthful is exciting.

Amelia Freer's Quick & Easy Gluten + Diary Free Mince Pies

Gluten-Free Mince Pies

Christmas, as we know, offers an abundance of sweet and sugary foods that can wreck havoc with our blood sugar and health.…

Amelia Freer's Clementine & Olive Oil Christmas Cake - gluten & dairy free

Clementine, Honey & Olive Oil Cake

This deliciously fragrant cake is perfect for the Christmas period with its festive and wintery citrus flavour. It is more…

Smörgåsbord

Smörgåsbord Platter

This festive Smörgåsbord Platter has to be the most exquisite way to serve a crowd a feast of colour, flavour and goodness,…

Nut Roast Served with a Rich Tomato Sauce

This is a lovely wintery nut roast that is wonderful for a Sunday lunch alternative to the meat roast or just a delicious…

Beetroot & Squash Salad with a Hazelnut Dressing

Beetroot & Squash Salad and Hazelnut Dressing

I love the vibrant colours in this hearty autumn salad, which packs a hefty nutritional punch too. The dressing tops it off…

Festive Quinoa Nut Roast with Cranberries by Amelia Freer

Festive Quinoa Nut Roast with Cranberries

I had never made a nut roast before but, ‘oh my’, I am delighted with this one! I don’t often eat quinoa, but it works…

Homemade Chocolates

Making chocolate is easier than you might think and I find it incredibly satisfying to do. There are many sweet little…

Amelia Freer's Christmas Chocolate Truffle Log, gluten & diary free

Chocolate Truffle Log

This is a luxurious rich chocolatey treat with roasted nuts, dried fruits, and a deliciously complex milieu of flavours.…

Turkey, Carrot & Parsnip Quiche by Amelia Freer

Turkey, Carrot & Parsnip Quiche

The oat and potato crust that I’ve used for this festive quiche may be unusual, but its flavour and texture lend a brilliant…

Brussels Sprouts Cashew Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Cashew Cheese

I try to include recipes for everyone, whatever your dietary preferences, and this is a great take on a classic if you…

Smoked Salmon & Buckwheat Toast Canapé

Smoked Salmon & Buckwheat Toast Canapé

These are very popular appetisers and look fabulous with their contrasting colours. This is a bit of a Christmas morning…

Zingy Turkey Pâté

Zingy Turkey Pâté

Making pots of healthy pâté to dip crudités into, to spoon generously onto little gem lettuce boats, or to top hearty…

Sprout Slaw

Fragrant Sprout Slaw

Sprouts are in season from September all the way through until February but so many of us only eat them at Christmas.

Root Vegetable Crisps with Herb Salt

Homemade Root Vegetable Crisps, Herb Salt

These homemade root vegetable crisps are easy to make and cost the fraction of the price of commercial alternatives.…

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini & Miso Dipping Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini & Miso Dipping Sauce

Cauliflower contains a variety of nutrients including fibre, and vitamin C - which helps support our immune system. It is…

Asian Crayfish Lettuce Cups

Crayfish Lettuce Cups with Asian Dressing

We are very lucky in the UK as an island to have easy access to fresh shell fish which is not only delicious but is also…

Crisp Apple & Fennel Salad with Turmeric Dressing

Crisp Apple & Fennel Winter Salad with Turmeric Dressing

Salads aren't just for summer! As the seasons change, I continue trying to find ways to include them in my diet. This salad…

Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut & Celeriac Puree

Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut & Celeriac Puree

The rich, sweet and nutty joys of Jerusalem artichoke partner wonderfully with chestnut and celeriac for this puree – it’s…

Warm Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

Warm Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

This warm salad is both filling and delicious. Jerusalem artichoke is a little like a potato but more nutty, earthy and…

Wild Rice Purple Salad

Wild Rice Purple Salad

This is a stunning winter grain salad with nutty wild rice. If the bitter radicchio or chicory are hard to find, red cabbage…

Vegan Squash, Mushroom and Swiss Chard Lasagne: Perfect plant based comfort food recipe by Amelia Freer

Squash, Mushroom & Swiss Chard ‘Lasagne’

I have always found both the preparation and eating of a bubbling tray of lasagne a comforting activity. There is something…

Prawn, Sesame & Ginger ‘Gyoza’ in Cabbage Wrapper

Prawn, Sesame & Ginger ‘Gyoza’ in Cabbage Wrapper

I love Japanese steamed gyoza, and discovered that cabbage leaves make the perfect easy wrappers.

Turkey & Pumpkin Chilli by Amelia Freer

Turkey & Pumpkin Chilli

This is an autumn favourite of mine and something I make year after year. Kids love it, too, and it’s full to the brim with…

Oysters 3-Ways by Amelia Freer

Oysters 3-Ways

Oysters come into season from September onwards and are not only nutritious but are also good for the environment. Oyster…

Mushroom, thyme and walnut soup by Amelia Freer

Mushroom & Thyme Soup

Soups always provide comfort year round but particularly in Autumn and Winter when we feel the cold. Mushrooms fortunately…

Easy Beef Curry by Amelia Freer

Beef Curry

This is so easy to make and feels like a really delicious hearty meal – great for sharing with friends and family. You don’t…

Turkey Meatball Tacos, by Amelia Freer (gluten Free)

Turkey Meatball Tacos

Turkey works wonderfully well in these meatballs, which lend themselves perfectly to sharing: lay all the parts out and…

Asian Salmon Burgers by Amelia Freer

Asian Salmon Burgers

These salmon burgers are zingy and tangy with Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which help to maintain our health and…

Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Creamy Cannellini Beans

Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Creamy Cannellini Beans

If you are looking for inspiration for a Sunday lunch fit for spring or Easter, look no further. This is a super way to cook…

Amelia Freeer's Buckwheat Breakfast Pancakes with Stewed Blackberries

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat contains both fibre and protein and is naturally gluten free. I love stewed blackberries in autumn but these…

Chocolate & Orange Chia Pudding, Amelia Freer - Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

Chocolate Mousse

Despite being gluten-free & dairy-free, no one needs to know. This is a slightly healthier take on a classic but tastes just…

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

This is a sumptuous and festive loaf, perfect for Christmas platters and sharing with family and friends. But I love it so…

Amelia Freer's Jerusalem Artichoke, Sage & Hazelnut Soup - Autumn Soup

Jerusalem Artichoke & Hazelnut Soup

The rich, sweet and nutty joys of Jerusalem artichoke partner wonderfully with chestnut and celeriac for this puree – it’s…

Amelia Freer's Green Curry Turkey Soup

Green Turkey Curry Soup

This is the ideal post-Christmas dish, using up lots of leftovers, and a great warming soup for serving after long, bracing…

Shakshuka using leftover vegetables

Shakshuka using leftover vegetables

The smoky heat of a shakshuka brings wonderful flavour to leftover vegetables. Here, I used chestnuts, crunchy red cabbage,…

Brunch Vegetable Fritters

Brunch Vegetable Fritters

I absolutely love fritters and think they can work for any time of day but they do make the ideal quick, lazy…

Beetroot and parsnip fritters

Beetroot & Parsnip Fritters

Beetroot and Parsnips are abundant during the winter months and are two of my favourite root vegetables.  Naturally both are…

Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread

Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread

This is a different way to use beetroot and I think it’s pretty lovely to see a pink loaf of bread. Beetroots offer vitamins…

Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate, Almond & Cranberry Brownies, Amelia Freer

Chewy Chocolate, Almond & Cranberry Brownies

I definitely advocate a little of something you love every so often and that doesn’t mean it has to be healthy. But these…

Amelia Freer's Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnuts

Chocolate & Orange Chia Pudding

A chocolate pudding that contains omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals, is a complete source of protein with all the…

Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts

Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts

There is something quite childlike about dipping nuts and fruit segments into melted chocolate and I look forward to doing…

Spiced Apple Sauce

Having any stewed fruit to hand is a useful way to jazz up yoghurt, bircher muesli or granola at breakfast but it can also…

Decadent Hazelnut Chocolate Salted Caramels

Hazelnut Chocolate Salted Caramels

This chocolate caramels are decadent and truly delectable and a couple of these will definitely delight your tastebuds.


Recipes Sweet

Sweet Dutch Baby Pancakes

Dutch Baby Pancakes are something between a pancake and a Yorkshire pudding.

Quick Gluten-Free Christmas Cake

I love the traditions of Christmas and an indulgently fruit-laden Christmas cake is such an evocative smell and sight on a…

Blackberry, Lemon & Almond Cake

This is a show-stopping cake. Perfect to mark an autumnal celebration or for an indulgent afternoon tea.

Apple Crumble Oats

Overnight oats are very easy and quick to make in advance, so they are great for an early start or when travelling.

Cherry Compote

This is a really versatile fruit compote that is particularly useful at breakfast time. I enjoy a spoonful stirred into my…

Blackberry and Lemon Chia Pudding

Both blackberries and chia seeds are full of beneficial vitamins and antioxidants as well as providing us with a source of…

Mango and Raspberry Frozen Yoghurt Cake

This mango and raspberry frozen yoghurt cake is a brilliant dessert to share with family & friends this summer (big thumbs…

Fruity breakfast crumble bars

These are great for grab-and-go breakfasts. They’re also a winner with kids and make a good after-school snack.

Champagne ‘Pimms’

A light, summery cocktail and a favourite of mine for those long balmy days in the garden with friends.

Amelia Freer's Chocolate and Raspberry Pots

Chocolate Raspberry Pots

Usually pudding in my house is a simple portion of fresh, seasonal fruit. However, sometimes the occasion calls for an extra…

Amelia Freeer's Buckwheat Breakfast Pancakes with Stewed Blackberries

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat contains both fibre and protein and is naturally gluten free. I love stewed blackberries in autumn but these…

Chocolate & Orange Chia Pudding, Amelia Freer - Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

Chocolate Mousse

Despite being gluten-free & dairy-free, no one needs to know. This is a slightly healthier take on a classic but tastes just…

Amelia Freer's Quick & Easy Gluten + Diary Free Mince Pies

Gluten-Free Mince Pies

Christmas, as we know, offers an abundance of sweet and sugary foods that can wreck havoc with our blood sugar and health.…

Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate, Almond & Cranberry Brownies, Amelia Freer

Chewy Chocolate, Almond & Cranberry Brownies

I definitely advocate a little of something you love every so often and that doesn’t mean it has to be healthy. But these…

Wonderful summery raspberry and lemon muffins, gluten and dairy free

Raspberry & Lemon Muffins

I really love the hint of lemon in these muffins which makes them feel quite refreshing. Raspberries are in season from June…

Amelia Freer's Rhubarb & Orange Fool

Rhubarb & Orange Fool

The trouble with rhubarb is, of course, owing to its tartness, it requires a lot of sweetening and traditional recipes use…

Amelia Freer's Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnuts

Chocolate & Orange Chia Pudding

A chocolate pudding that contains omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals, is a complete source of protein with all the…

Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts

Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts

There is something quite childlike about dipping nuts and fruit segments into melted chocolate and I look forward to doing…

Amelia Freer's Baked Apples with Almond Cream - vegan, gluten & dairy free

Baked Apples with Almond Cream

Sometimes we ignore the most simple recipes when striving to impress or make an effort. But often these simple servings are…


Recipes Light

Spinach and Beetroot Wraps

These beautifully colourful wraps make a welcome savoury alternative to sweet pancakes at breakfast, or as a delicious…

Warm Roasted Salad with a Walnut & Red Wine Vinegar Dressing

Warm roasted salads like this one are an absolute staple in my autumn and winter kitchen.

Buddha Bowl with Miso Tahini Dressing

Buddha bowls combine a selection of delicious different bits and pieces, which, ideally vary in colour, taste and……

Roasted Red Pepper & Lentil Soup

A delicious, warming soup packed full of nutritious vegetables

Salsa Verde & Butternut Squash Soup

I think a really herby salsa verde is perhaps one of the most elevating condiments we can make, turning the simplest soup,…


Recipes Breakfast

breakfast & brunch

Sweet Dutch Baby Pancakes

Dutch Baby Pancakes are something between a pancake and a Yorkshire pudding.

Spinach and Beetroot Wraps

These beautifully colourful wraps make a welcome savoury alternative to sweet pancakes at breakfast, or as a delicious…

Overnight Almond Oats with Poached Pears

This is a great recipe to have ready for a busy morning as most of the preparation is done the night before.

Chocolate Orange Porridge

This might seem like an indulgent breakfast but trust me, it is still packed full with nutrients.

Tropical Mango Porridge

Frozen mango is a bit of a favourite of mine so you’ll always find a bag in my freezer as I love being able to add a taste…

Raspberry and Lemon Porridge

Oats are complex carbohydrates that help to keep us full until lunchtime and because they are really versatile, they are a…

Porridge 5 Ways

A good breakfast to look forward to doesn’t half make tumbling out of bed on a crisp, cold morning a lot easier.

Herby Green Omelette

This is a super-fast breakfast, filled with fresh herby greens.

Coconut Quinoa Porridge

This is one of my favourite porridge recipes, using quinoa to replace the oats for a complete protein boost.

Egg Breakfast Salad

New ways of enjoying eggs are always welcome at breakfast – I hope you like this salad version as much as I do.

Cherry Bakewell Porridge

I always add some protein and a portion of fruit to my oats so this pairing of nutrient packed cherries and almonds seemed…

Apple Crumble Oats

Overnight oats are very easy and quick to make in advance, so they are great for an early start or when travelling.

Apple and Cinnamon Porridge

A comforting bowl of porridge is always a welcoming start to the day.

Amelia’s Favourite Breakfast

This is my favourite option, and one that I must have at least 5 days a week. It’s nutritious, filling and sets me up for…

Sweet Potato Toasts with Scrambled Tofu

Yes, sweet potato toast really does work! Naturally gluten-free and delicious toast with minimal effort.

Cherry Compote

This is a really versatile fruit compote that is particularly useful at breakfast time. I enjoy a spoonful stirred into my…

Blackberry and Lemon Chia Pudding

Both blackberries and chia seeds are full of beneficial vitamins and antioxidants as well as providing us with a source of…

Breakfast pizza

Pizza – for breakfast!?’ Yes! And it’s not all that strange when you consider the ingredients

Fruity breakfast crumble bars

These are great for grab-and-go breakfasts. They’re also a winner with kids and make a good after-school snack.

Busy Day Smoothie

This is my go-to smoothie for days I know I’m going to be busy, but still want something nourishing. It uses ingredients I…

Egg Muffins, Amelia Freer
Egg ‘Muffins’

They are fluffy and light and a lovely way to feed a busy breakfast bunch AND they are great hot, warm or cold.  Play around…

Smörgåsbord
Smörgåsbord Platter

This festive Smörgåsbord Platter has to be the most exquisite way to serve a crowd a feast of colour, flavour and goodness,…

Amelia Freer's 12 Favourite Things on Toast
12 Favourite Things on Toast

Here are a few ideas of delicious and nutritious toppings for toast that can be enjoyed for a leisurely breakfast, speedy…

Vegetable Soufflé with Parsley, Sage & Rosemary by Amelia Freer
Vegetable Soufflé with Parsley, Sage & Rosemary

Don’t be put off by the name ‘soufflé’ as this is just my simplified version and much easier to make. These are great to…

Avocado and Broad Beans on Toast

This is quick to put together and brilliantly filling and colourful. Broad beans contain plant-based protein, fibre, and…

Kale & Mushroom Muffins
Kale & Mushroom Muffins

These are really simple to whizz up and make a great brunch to serve to friends and guests. Mushrooms provide fibre which is…

Turmeric & Pineapple Smoothie, Amelia Freer
Turmeric & Pineapple Smoothie

I like to keep my smoothies simple with a focus on the provision of important nutrients at the core. The key to a great…

Green Breakfast Smoothie by Amelia Freer
Summertime Smoothie

The vegetables in this nutritious smoothie provide so many nutrients and fibre to support so many functions in our body and…

Amelia Freer's Beetroot Smoothie
Beetroot & Ginger Smoothie

Beetroot and ginger are a very good combination and blended together in a smoothie provide quite a powerful and beneficial…

Creamy Coconut Strawberry Chia Breakfast Porridge
Creamy Coconut Strawberry Chia Breakfast Porridge

Chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals, a complete source of protein with all the essential amino…

Amelia Freeer's Buckwheat Breakfast Pancakes with Stewed Blackberries
Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat contains both fibre and protein and is naturally gluten free. I love stewed blackberries in autumn but these…

This nutrient dense vegetable broth is a beautiful way to start the day,
Green ‘Wake me up’ Broth

This broth can be enjoyed it at any time of day for a natural energy burst. Asparagus contains vitamins, minerals and fibre…

Warming Quinoa Porridge. Amelia Freer
Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa is a seed, not a grain. It’s a wonderful seed for salads where you will most often find it but it also makes a great…

Gluten Free Herby Green Bread by Amelia Freer
Herby Green Bread

This green bread is more cakey than bready in texture due to the gluten free flour (I haven’t tried it with regular flour…

Amelia Freer's Spicy Green Shakshuka
Green Shakshuka

The ubiquitous brunch staple of red shakshuka gets a sensational spicy green make over here, with some of my favourite…

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread
Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

This is a sumptuous and festive loaf, perfect for Christmas platters and sharing with family and friends. But I love it so…

Naturally Gluten Free Coconut Pancakes, Amelia Freer
Coconut Pancakes

These are really good pancakes; they crisp nicely on the outside but are very fluffy and soft on the inside. I have used…

Shakshuka using leftover vegetables
Shakshuka using leftover vegetables

The smoky heat of a shakshuka brings wonderful flavour to leftover vegetables. Here, I used chestnuts, crunchy red cabbage,…

Grilled Sardines & Tomatoes with Crunchy Herb Dressing
Grilled Sardines & Tomatoes with Crunchy Herb Dressing

Sardines are a fantastically cost-effective source of the beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA, as well as containing a…

Summer Vegetabel Frittata, Amelia Freer
Summer Vegetable Frittata

I think every fridge should have some frittata slices in it. Possibly the easiest and swiftest meal to make, it stores well…

Brunch Vegetable Fritters
Brunch Vegetable Fritters

I absolutely love fritters and think they can work for any time of day but they do make the ideal quick, lazy…

Beetroot and parsnip fritters
Beetroot & Parsnip Fritters

Beetroot and Parsnips are abundant during the winter months and are two of my favourite root vegetables.  Naturally both are…

Amelia Freer's Grain Free Crunchy Amaranth Granola
Crunchy Amaranth Granola

Amaranth, used by the ancient Aztecs, is a complete protein source boasting all nine essential amino acids and a variety of…

Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread
Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread

This is a different way to use beetroot and I think it’s pretty lovely to see a pink loaf of bread. Beetroots offer vitamins…

Amelia Freer's Celeriac Rostis
Celeriac Rösti

During the winter months root vegetables are the stars of the show. Usually I mash celeriac or have it in soups but once I…

Egg on Toast, Broad Beans with Herbs & Feta
Egg on Toast, Broad Beans with Herbs & Feta

Broad beans are from the legume family, so are a great source of vitamins and minerals, plus they pack a good protein punch.…

Amelia Freer's Gluten Free Crunchy Granola
Crunchy Nut & Seed Granola

If you like to start your day with a little bit of crunch then this is the breakfast for you. It's not only tasty but there…

Hangover Sandwich, Amelia Freer
The Hangover Sandwich

It would be unrealistic not to enjoy the odd overindulgence. We’ve all suffered from the morning after effects of too much…

Amelia Freer's Rhubarb & Orange Fool
Rhubarb & Orange Fool

The trouble with rhubarb is, of course, owing to its tartness, it requires a lot of sweetening and traditional recipes use…

Spiced Apple Sauce

Having any stewed fruit to hand is a useful way to jazz up yoghurt, bircher muesli or granola at breakfast but it can also…