The Independent in London this week reported that the gluten and dairy-free retail sector is experiencing “meteoric growth” in new food products. Sales are expected to grow more than 70% by 2016. The UK is the leader in “free-from” foods in Europe. That says something about awareness and validation that people think they could get […]
We’re expecting a heat wave in London tomorrow, but judging by the grey sky and chilly temperature, I think a warm bowl of lentils sounds more cozy.
Inspired by my friend Julieta who sent me a similar recipe using split peas, but I used lentils […]
In our house, whenever someone notices bananas browning in the fruit bowl, the cry goes out “Make banana bread”! Today however, I only had two, not so large, bananas and I really didn’t want to go out to buy more. I did though […]
Made from gluten-free chickpea flour, Socca is a pancake that originates from the Côte d’Azur in the South of France. The first time I had them was not strolling along the Mediterranean but at a private event for my day job that I had […]
It was a grueling journey down some of the narrowest two-way roads we had experienced on our trip to Ireland. With Ernie behind the wheel of a boat of a rental car and handwritten instructions from the charming, but vague, Irish woman at the restaurant, we managed to arrive […]
Last week at the Marylebone Farmer’s Market, I bought a leg of lamb from the Old Hall Farm, Purveyors of Free Range Home Grown Traditional Rare Breeds and Game out of Kent. That’s a mouthful but you run into that a lot here; small farmers sustainably […]
My American friends think we are tonier than we are. As we live in London they think we spend our weekends at museums and the theater. Not exactly. What really makes a weekend satisfying is going to food markets.
Venturing to a part of the […]
Smoothie, schmoozie you say. Well when you can’t eat eggs and you’ve given up refined carbs (temporarily) that doesn’t leave much for breakfast, so I’m eating smoothies a lot. Mostly I use frozen organic berries.
This morning however there were no frozen berries […]
We just got back from the States and there wasn’t much to eat in the house. I bought a hunk of butternut squash on my way home from my morning walk and then looked around for what might go with it. […]