'LEON was the first restaurant on the high street to pay attention to a new way of eating - championing gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free food. We've always done it. It's always done us and our customers good. Now it's time to stop it being a secret.' - John Vincent, LEON co-founderEach recipe in this beautiful cookbook is completely gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free, with many following a 'paleon' formula (LEON's version of Paleo). From recipes for gluten-free Spaghetti Vongole to chocolate beetroot cake, breakfast dahl to chicken and olive tagine, this book contains recipes for every meal of the day and every occasion, and proves that a free-from menu can be utterly delicious.
Jane Baxter is the co-author of LEON Fast Vegetarian with Henry Dimbleby and LEON Happy Salads with John Vincent. She also co-authored The Riverford Farm Cook Book, which won Best First Book at the Guild of Food Writers' Awards. Jane worked at the Carved Angel in Dartmouth and the River Cafe London before becoming the Head Chef at the Field Kitchen, the restaurant for Riverford Organic Vegetables. She now spends her time catering, consulting on food matters and hosting food events in unusual locations. John Vincent, LEON's co-founder, wrote the bestselling LEON Naturally Fast Food with Henry Dimbleby, LEON Family & Friends with Kay Plunkett-Hogge and LEON Happy Salads with Jane Baxter. John's interest in nutrition has been crucial in determining the LEON ethos, particularly the importance of the glycaemic index, the damaging effects of too much sugar and the difference between good and bad fats.