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This site is dedicated to those who, for whatever reason, find it necessary to eat without the aid of meat, wheat, dairy or a safety-net. Some may call it, ‘a restricted diet,’ and, at first, it can certainly feel that way, but it can also be a healthy, nutritional and detoxifying diet. Also, cutting out wheat and dairy can benefit conditions such as eczema, but remember that it takes the body at least a couple of months to adjust to dietary changes.

Canterbury asparagus with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional therapy
I am not a doctor; my only qualification is my personal experience of eczema and Candidiasis and the astonishing (but wholly logical) effect diet can have on our health. With this in mind, I would recommend that before making radical changes in your diet, you contact a qualified health professional such as a GP or nutritionist.
Cooking from scratch
I enjoy cooking (especially currys!) and, due to a desire to control exactly what is in my diet, I make almost everything I eat from scratch and try to buy local, organic produce. Time consuming? A little, but surely your health’s worth a little extra time? Expensive? Organic fruit and veg can be more expensive, but if bought directly from a farm or a farmers’ market, not only do the prices become much more reasonable, but the taste increases as well.
Our western culture does not seem to value food and meal times any more. Have we become a nation that doesn’t care what we put in to our bodies as long as it tastes okay, keeps us alive and keeps the kids quiet? Food can be so much more than that!. Contrary to a seemingly popular belief, cooking a delicious, nutritious and satisfying meal does not require a great deal of skill – just a little practice with a knife, chopping board and a cooker.
Less is more

Flava beans

Most of the recipes on this site use no sugar or yeast, little salt and not too much oil. Where oil is used, it is often sunflower oil, olive oil or  groundnut oil (groundnut oil is made from peanuts and is not suitable for peanut allergy sufferers!). All of the recipes here are vegetarian and most are suitable for vegans. Where eggs are used, I only use free-range (eggs sourced from a local farm or a friend who keeps chickens are preferable). All of the recipes here are wheat-free and dairy-free and most do not contain gluten. For fuller taste, use fresh, organic produce if you can.
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