Healthy snacks, sustaining salads and gluten-free desserts

in this month’s issue of FOOD

April might just be my favourite month of all and not only because it’s when my birthday falls. With an array of gorgeous ingredients at their peak – here’s looking at you asparagus, Jersey Royals and Alphonso mangoes – and the temperature in the UAE teetering around the perfect mark, it’s the ideal time to embrace good food and, even better, good times. So why not kick things off by gathering family together and treating them to an outdoor pizza party?

If, like us, the weather is putting a real spring in your step and you’re increasingly drawn to light, bright and beautiful food, you’ll find plenty to enjoy: inventive soups, a collection of super salads and sides and gluten-free desserts that burst with flavour – elderflower, lime and mint granita, anyone? We’re also all about added value this issue – one hero recipe with multiple uses, tips for leftovers plus environmentally conscious arts and crafts ideas.

Emily Shardlow-Price, editor

Pick up the April copy of FOOD in stores today