Roasted Garlic & Butternut Squash Curried, Creamy Sauce

Roasted Garlic & Butternut Squash Curried, Creamy Sauce

  A flavoursome and creamy sauce made from butternut squash, a mixture of spices, coconut milk and stock.  You can make a large batch of this and portion it out for freezing for future meals.  It's perfect to use a s a pasta sauce or in a lasgane.  It could also...

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Black Bean, Butternut, Garlic & Thyme Pie with Potato Crust

Black Bean, Butternut, Garlic & Thyme Pie with Potato Crust

There's something special about turning a selection of ingredients into a pie - that crunchy topping just brings the whole dish together!  Pies are usually topped with pastry but here I have used creamy, mashed potatoes.  I need to feed a family of 5 each day and...

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Morrocan Vegetable Tagine – easy one-pot recipe

Morrocan Vegetable Tagine – easy one-pot recipe

This easy one-pot Morrocan Vegetable Tagine is a wonderful mix of several different vegetables and chickpeas, all cooked slowly in ras-el-hanut spiced, tomato sauce. Recipes which incorporate more vegetables into your diet are a great way to ensure you are getting a...

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Sweet Potato, Broccoli & Quorn Masala Curry

Sweet Potato, Broccoli & Quorn Masala Curry

This is one of my favourite curry sauces because it's naturally low in fat as it uses coconut milk from a carton instead of a can.  It gets its creamy consistency from using apple sauce which adds a nice tart flavour against the spices. This is a mild-tasting curry,...

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Turmeric, Thyme & Tomato with Red Onion Vegan Quiche

Turmeric, Thyme & Tomato with Red Onion Vegan Quiche

This quiche is the reason I haven't been dropping off to sleep so easily for the last few nights! How do I make the base gluten-free?  How will it all hold together without crumbling apart? How can I make the filling of tofu and gram flour not taste bland? What will...

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Heirloom Tomato Pizzas with Spinach Gremolata Topping

Heirloom Tomato Pizzas with Spinach Gremolata Topping

A twist to the traditional margarita pizza by using these beautiful heirloom tomatoes and a spinach gremolata topping, bursting with flavour! Heirloom Tomato Pizzas with Spinach Gremolata Topping Pizza Dough - makes 6 small pizzas 10cm dia400 g strong white bread...

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Mexican Black Bean Chilli with Molasses, Quinoa & Avocado

Mexican Black Bean Chilli with Molasses, Quinoa & Avocado

The simple combination of beans with a whole grain provides a wealth of plant-based nutrition and protein. It's a fail-proof combination to have a meal which provides everything you need in one hit - around 20g of protein with a full amino acid profile, high fibre to...

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Basil Pesto & Spring Onion Sourdough Bruschetta

Basil Pesto & Spring Onion Sourdough Bruschetta

Bruschetta! One of the most delicious ways to eat toast!  I love the combination of juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil and flavoursome fresh garlic with onions all finished with a generous amount of black pepper - all on top of toasted sourdough bread. Like pizza and...

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BBQ Tempeh with Quinoa, Corn, Spicy Chickpeas & Greens

BBQ Tempeh with Quinoa, Corn, Spicy Chickpeas & Greens

Tempeh is a really great source of vegan protein at nearly 40% of the tempeh being formed of protein which is essential for muscle growth, tissue repair and cell maintenance in the body.  It's also a complete protein as it contains all 8 essential amino acids.  It is...

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Asian Tofu Stir Fry with Rice Vermicelli Noodles & Quinoa

Asian Tofu Stir Fry with Rice Vermicelli Noodles & Quinoa

Stir-fry - it's definitely one of my favourite meals to eat! It's so quick to make, tastes so much better than a takeaway (not to mention healthier too!), and  I absolutely love the bursts of garlic, ginger, lime and coriander against the crunchy veggies and crispy...

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Quinoa, Green Lentil, Walnut & Chive Plant-based Burger

Quinoa, Green Lentil, Walnut & Chive Plant-based Burger

Most of us love to tuck into a good burger with all the trimmings don't we?! 😉 Well, this one is sure to satisfy your cravings...... The burger patty is made from a delicious mix of quinoa, lentils and crunchy walnuts so it has a real, overall nutty flavour. When I...

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Bombay Spice Mix Potatoes in a Zesty Mango Salsa

Bombay Spice Mix Potatoes in a Zesty Mango Salsa

This recipe was developed for Blas y Tir using their quality Welsh Produce of Pembrokeshire Potatoes and Spring Onions. 'Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Pembrokeshire’s mild, frost-free coastal climate is perfect for growing Pembrokeshire Early Potatoes. This unique...

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Mushroom, Lentil & Vegetable Ragu with Courgetti

Mushroom, Lentil & Vegetable Ragu with Courgetti

If I had to eat just one meal for the rest of my life, I think this would be it! A childhood favourite was pasta and passata with dried herbs and lots of cheese, but this version is much healthier, much tastier, is meat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and wins 1st place...

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Broad Bean, Walnut, Lemon, Mint & Garlic Pasta Sauce

Broad Bean, Walnut, Lemon, Mint & Garlic Pasta Sauce

20+ years ago, when I was at university, I was well known for a dish I used to make over and over (and over!).  It was cold white pasta, tuna, mayo and LOTS of garlic! (maybe the garlic was the reason I was well known for this recipe..?!!).  I am not sure why I made...

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Vegan Burger with Alfalfa Sprouts, Curried Mayo & Salad

Vegan Burger with Alfalfa Sprouts, Curried Mayo & Salad

This is less of a recipe and more of an idea on how to build an epic tasting burger in around 15 minutes flat! Food for the weekend! For those Friday or Saturday nights when you don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen but still want something to eat that...

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Sweet Potato Wedges Buddha Bowl with Curried Coconut Dip

Sweet Potato Wedges Buddha Bowl with Curried Coconut Dip

A super quick way to create a delicious dip, perfect for oven roasted sweet potato wedges!  Simply mix a little curry powder into some thick coconut yoghurt! Sprinkle with some chopped chives and ground black pepper, it really is the most amazing addition to a buddha...

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Miso Glazed Aubergine with Spring Onions & Toasted Sesame

Miso Glazed Aubergine with Spring Onions & Toasted Sesame

I have never been a huge fan of aubergines before until I was lucky enough to eat at Angela Hartnett's Restaurant; Murano in Covent Garden, London. I was served THE most delicious roasted aubergine and tomatoes in pesto and olive oil.  I can't remember ever tasting...

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Peanut, Butternut & Cauliflower Stew with Wholegrain Rice

Peanut, Butternut & Cauliflower Stew with Wholegrain Rice

This recipe was created for Blas y Tir, using their quality Welsh produce. A really delicious, light and fragrant sweet butternut squash and cauliflower stew flavoured with creamy coconut, savoury peanut butter and a mix of fenugreek, nigella and fennel.  They all...

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Roasted Cauliflower, Butternut & Black Bean Hand Pies

Roasted Cauliflower, Butternut & Black Bean Hand Pies

This recipe was created for Blas y Tir, using their quality Welsh produce. These hand pies provide a really fun and delicious way to eat your veggies! The 'one-tray-bake' of the filling ingredients are really easy to make and it can be used as a filling in these hand...

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Crunchy Cashew Cauliflower Cheeze Balls

Crunchy Cashew Cauliflower Cheeze Balls

Recipe developed for Blas y Tir, the home of Welsh produce! These vegan, dairy free, cauliflower cheeze balls are for people who don't like cauliflower! The combination of creamy cashews and nutty tasting ground almonds together with some nutritional yeast flakes and...

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Oil-Free, Broccoli, Walnut & Avocado Pesto on Courgetti

Oil-Free, Broccoli, Walnut & Avocado Pesto on Courgetti

This oil-free pesto takes only minutes to make and takes absolutely delicious! An ideal mid-week meal which leaves you feeling satisfied while you nourish your body with greens, healthy fats and fibre! Begin by assembling all of your ingredients.  You will need; 1...

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Black Bean Chilli Nachos with Tomato Salsa & Avocado

Black Bean Chilli Nachos with Tomato Salsa & Avocado

Mexican food is in my top 3 favourite cuisines to eat (the other two are Asian and Middle Eastern), and Nachos are one of those recognisable dishes which use some of the best ingredients from Mexican cooking; black beans, spices, garlic, avocado, coriander, tomatoes...

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Baked Cauliflower Crispy Nuggets with Creamy Vegan Mayo

Baked Cauliflower Crispy Nuggets with Creamy Vegan Mayo

This recipe was developed for Blas y Tir using their delicious Welsh produce. Roasted cauliflower florets coated in a crispy breadcrumb mixture and dipped in a creamy vegan mayo with chopped chives - these are a really great way to eat more of those cruciferous...

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Red Thai Curry with Rice Vermicelli Noodles, Tofu & Spinach

Red Thai Curry with Rice Vermicelli Noodles, Tofu & Spinach

I used to order Thai curry when eating out and dream of being able to recreate the taste at home!  Well I think I have definitely nailed it with this incredible Red Thai Curry!  It hits all the right flavour notes and transports me to somewhere special with the aromas...

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Veg & Bean Chilli with Sundried Tomatoes & Cocoa

Veg & Bean Chilli with Sundried Tomatoes & Cocoa

This is another recipe which uses the Chunky Root Vegetable Base Mix which makes it an ideal mid-week dinner because you only have to cook the rice and add a few extra ingredients to the vegetables to transform the flavour into a wonderfully, deep and rich vegetable...

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Veg Loaded Lentil Spag Bol with Cashew Parmesan

Veg Loaded Lentil Spag Bol with Cashew Parmesan

If you make my Chunky Root Vegetable Base Mix in advance, you could have this meal on the table in about 10 minutes!  Using the base mix as the foundation of your bolognaise sauce, you only have to cook the pasta, drain the lentils and heat them in the pan with the...

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Herby Potato Pancakes with Spring Onions & Peas

Herby Potato Pancakes with Spring Onions & Peas

This recipe was developed for Blas y Tir using their delicious Welsh produce of potatoes and spring onions. These savoury potato pancakes are absolutely bursting with flavour!  Chives, parsley and tarragon herbs with sweet garden peas and spring onions with a hint of...

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Curried Quinoa with Fenugreek, Courgette & Kale Stir Fry

Curried Quinoa with Fenugreek, Courgette & Kale Stir Fry

An ideal mid-week meal you can have on the table in under 30 minutes.  Combines the deep flavours of fenugreek with turmeric, ginger, and garlic with the nutty quinoa and sweetness of the potatoes.  A dish that ticks a lot of boxes in the taste department and fills...

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Sticky Satay Tofu with Quinoa, Edamame, Carrots & Kale

Sticky Satay Tofu with Quinoa, Edamame, Carrots & Kale

A few of my favourite things, all in one bowl! Such a treat eating this! And if you are a fan of satay sauce, then I think you will love it too.... 😉 I think I'll let the picture do the talking and we will dive straight into what you need to do to prepare this tasty...

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Spicy Black Bean Enchiladas with Coriander & Avocado

Spicy Black Bean Enchiladas with Coriander & Avocado

I will begin by saying: please do not be put off by the amount of steps in this recipe!  I understand there are more stages than in my usual recipes but all the steps make for a really delicious meal which can be made a day ahead and reheated, so it's ideal for meal...

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Creamy Sweet Potato and Cashew Sauce Pasta – vegan

Creamy Sweet Potato and Cashew Sauce Pasta – vegan

An ideal mid-week meal using sweet potatoes and cashews as the base of the sauce to stir into some pasta.  It requires little effort and will be ready in about 20 minutes.  Lots of flavour from the garlic granules, mixed spice and nutmeg. Enjoy! Joanne 🙂 First,...

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Garam Masala Carrot, Kale & Black Beans with Pasta

Garam Masala Carrot, Kale & Black Beans with Pasta

I have a go-to method for creating most of my mid-week evening meals.  It's a method I have created over the years for enabling me to make a mid-week meal which is; Easy Quick Uses mainly store cupboard ingredients Full of flavour Contains a good mix of Protein,...

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Thai Green Curry with Sweet Potato, Spinach & Red Pepper

Thai Green Curry with Sweet Potato, Spinach & Red Pepper

Thai Green Curry with tofu - definitely one of my desert island meals! I just love it! I was happy when this recipe turned out to taste just like the ones I have tasted in Thai restaurants! It's the 4th time I have made it for putting on the blog, not because it went...

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Potato Scallop Topped Black Bean, Date & Red Pepper Bake

Potato Scallop Topped Black Bean, Date & Red Pepper Bake

The humble potato is one of the most versatile vegetables available! Chipped, mashed, boiled or as a crispy topping for an oven-baked dish such as this one.  It's a 100% natural, fat-free and frugal food item which is readily available all year round. It's no wonder...

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Kale & Walnut Pesto Stuffed Giant Pasta Shells

Kale & Walnut Pesto Stuffed Giant Pasta Shells

A 10-minute meal you can have ready after a long day out of the house using mainly store cupboard ingredients and some fresh kale leaves. We all need super quick recipes in our repertoire to pull out at the end of a long day and when you're feeling hangry! Well, this...

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Beluga Lentil, Sweet Potato, Pepper & Courgette Chilli

Beluga Lentil, Sweet Potato, Pepper & Courgette Chilli

A recipe with a long list of ingredients but one which is simple to make and which is bursting with complementing flavours and spices.  This is a really great way to meal prep for a few days by make a big batch and reheating.  Served with your favourite grain like...

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Winter Kale, Pomegranate, Orange, Pistachio & Hemp Salad

Winter Kale, Pomegranate, Orange, Pistachio & Hemp Salad

This is a wonderful Winter salad with a selection of vibrant ingredients which will look stunning on any table setting this festive season.  The pomegranate seeds shine like red jewels and the orange and apple add a contrasting colour pop against the deep green of the...

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Easy, One Pot, Moroccan Vegetable Tagine

Easy, One Pot, Moroccan Vegetable Tagine

A really easy, one-pot dish with uses several different vegetables you can swap to suit what is in your fridge at the time.  You can also swap the chickpeas for another white bean if you would like to.  The hard work is in the preparation, but once all the vegetables...

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Tofu, Red Cabbage Ceaser Salad with Quinoa & Tomato

Tofu, Red Cabbage Ceaser Salad with Quinoa & Tomato

This is a filling, complete meal which can be eaten straight from the fridge after some time to marinate.  If you have a batch of pre-cooked quinoa, then this meal requires no cooking. It can be stored for up to 3 days in the fridge and contains so much amazing...

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Asian Slaw – Red Cabbage, Carrot, Chilli, Lime & Sesame

Asian Slaw – Red Cabbage, Carrot, Chilli, Lime & Sesame

This Asian Slaw using red cabbage, when left to marinate, really soaks up all the wonderful flavours of lime juice, sesame oil, tamari. It has the kick from the chillis and the sweetness from the rice malt syrup. It’s one of my favourite ways to eat red cabbage and...

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Tofu, Sweet Potato & Kale Curry with Tamarind & Ginger

Tofu, Sweet Potato & Kale Curry with Tamarind & Ginger

  Tofu, Sweet Potato & Kale Curry with Tamarind & Ginger 1 tsp rapeseed oil1 large brown onion (peeled and chopped)1 inch fresh ginger root (peeled, chopped finely)1 large clove garlic (peeled, chopped small)1 tsp curry powder1 tbsp tamari1 cup thick...

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Hearty Winter Vegetable Stew with Chestnuts and Rosemary

Hearty Winter Vegetable Stew with Chestnuts and Rosemary

An Autumnal / Winter Stew full of the goodness of vegetables with the added hearty bite and texture of chestnuts.  The colder months bring with it a desire for wholesome, slow cooked, warming stews.  It's a great way to cook and serve a large number of people or for...

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Tamarind, Turmeric & Chilli Spiced Lentils with Crispy Kale

Tamarind, Turmeric & Chilli Spiced Lentils with Crispy Kale

One of those recipes which is perfect for the Autumn and Winter seasons.  Grab yourself a bowl and curl up in front of the fire! It combines tamarind paste with the sweetness of dates and tomatoes.  You could steam your kale if you'd prefer to skip the oil but a small...

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Roasted Vegetable & Lentils with Tahini Cream Sauce

Roasted Vegetable & Lentils with Tahini Cream Sauce

This recipe was created using Total Sweet Xylitol which is a sugar alternative, that looks, feels and tastes just like sugar, but is totally natural, has 45% less calories, 75% less available carbohydrates, a GI value of just 7 and actively promotes healthy teeth...

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Potato Crust Pizza, Caramelised Onions, Garlic & Rosemary

Potato Crust Pizza, Caramelised Onions, Garlic & Rosemary

Potatoes! Such a versatile, frugal meal item.  You can mash, bake, roast, chip or boil them and they help to keep you feeling fuller for longer.  They are a good source of nutrition too and boast a healthy amount of vitamin C, potassium, B6 and fibre.  Potatoes were...

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Spiced Chickpea, Tomato, Onion and Coriander Vegan Pizza

Spiced Chickpea, Tomato, Onion and Coriander Vegan Pizza

  Spiced Chickpea, Tomato, Onion and Coriander Vegan Pizza Pizza Dough500 mls luke warm water2 tsp active dried yeast500 g strong white bread flour or half and half wholemeal1/2 tsp sea salt3 tbsp olive oilSweet Smoked Paprika Passata Topping300 mls tomato...

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Vegan Rocket, Walnut & Kale Stuffed Pasta Shells

Vegan Rocket, Walnut & Kale Stuffed Pasta Shells

  Vegan Rocket, Walnut & Kale Stuffed Pasta Shells 16 large pasta shells2 handfuls rocket leavespesto4 stalks kale (washed, stems removed)1 large handful walnuts1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes2 tbsp olive oil1 juice lemon1 clove garlic (skin removed)1 tbsp...

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Tamari Marinated Tofu, Stir-fried Kale, Noodles & Sesame

Tamari Marinated Tofu, Stir-fried Kale, Noodles & Sesame

  Tamari Marinated Tofu, Stir-fried Kale, Noodles & Sesame tofu200 g firm tofu (pressed to remove excess liquid, cut into cubes)4-5 tbsp tamari1 tbsp sesame oil (for frying tofu)kale stir fry1 brown onion (skin removed and diced)2 cloves garlic (minced)5...

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BBQ Jackfruit Burger on Crusty Sourdough Bread

BBQ Jackfruit Burger on Crusty Sourdough Bread

BBQ Jackfruit Burger on Crusty Sourdough Bread 1 crusty sourdough roll1 tomato (washed, sliced thinly)1 handful fresh green leaves (washed)1 small red onion (skin removed, sliced)for the jackfruit and BBQ sauce200 g jackfruit (removed from the can, drained, shredded)1...

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Vegan Sweet Potato, Spinach and Tomato Baked Flan

Vegan Sweet Potato, Spinach and Tomato Baked Flan

  Vegan Sweet Potato, Spinach and Tomato Baked Flan Filling800 g sweet potato (peeled, diced)1 onion (diced)1 handful spinach1 tin cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)1 tsp parsley1 tsp thyme1 tsp chives1 tsp tarragon1 tsp dried garlic granules1 pinch sea salt...

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Spiralized Veggies with Marinated Tofu and Tahini Cream

Spiralized Veggies with Marinated Tofu and Tahini Cream

  Spiralized Veggies with Marinated Tofu and Tahini Cream Tofu & Marinade400 g firm tofu (drained)3 tbsp tamari1 tbsp sesame oil1 clove garlic (minced)1 inch fresh, root ginger (grated)1 tsbp pure Maple syrupSprialised Veggies2 carrots (tops removed, peeled)2...

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Stuffed Red Peppers, Roasted Garlic, Potatoes & Walnuts

Stuffed Red Peppers, Roasted Garlic, Potatoes & Walnuts

  Stuffed Red Peppers, Roasted Garlic, Potatoes & Walnuts Bell peppers3 bell red peppers (washed, desseded, sliced in half top to bottom)Rice, Pesto & Walnut Filling1 cup brown basmati rice (rinsed)1 vegetable stock cube2 shallots (skin removed, diced)2...

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Celeriac, Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagne with Pesto

Celeriac, Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagne with Pesto

  Celeriac, Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagne with Pesto Celeriac, Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagne with Pesto IngredientsLasagne1 kg butternut squash peeled (chooped into chunks)800 g celeriac peeled using a knife (roots removed, sliced in to very...

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Crispy Tofu with Soba Noodles & Crunchy Veg

Crispy Tofu with Soba Noodles & Crunchy Veg

  Crispy Tofu with Soba Noodles & Crunchy Veg 400 g firm tofu (drained and cut in to cubes)100 g broccolini (washed)1 large red bell pepper (stalk and seeds removed, chopped chunky)8 baby corn (rinsed)50 g mangetout (rinsed)1 large red onion (skin removed,...

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Cauliflower Curry with Brown Rice and Fresh Coriander

Cauliflower Curry with Brown Rice and Fresh Coriander

  Cauliflower Curry with Brown Rice and Fresh Coriander 1 tbsp vegetable oil1 red onion (finely chopped)1 garlic clove (finely chopped)4 dried bird eye chillies1 tsp ground coriander1 tsp ground cumin2 tsp fennel seeds12 cardamom pods (seeds removed and crushed)6...

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Winter Green Stir Fry with Spicey Tahini Cream Dressing

Winter Green Stir Fry with Spicey Tahini Cream Dressing

  Winter Green Stir Fry with Spicey Tahini Cream Dressing Winter salad500 g Brussels sprouts (outer edges removed, washed, halved)2 large red onions (skin removed, quartered)2 sticks celery (washed, roughly chopped)2 large cloves garlic (minced)2 cups frozen...

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Harissa, Cavolo Nero, Red Pepper & Lentil Stew

Harissa, Cavolo Nero, Red Pepper & Lentil Stew

  Harissa, Cavolo Nero, Red Pepper & Lentil Stew 1 large brown onion (skin removed and diced)2 cloves garlic (skin removed and minced)1 tbsp rapeseed oil (for frying the onion)1 red bell pepper (washed, core and seeds removed, chopped chunky)2 tbsp tomato...

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Wholemeal Spelt Spaghetti Lentil Bolognese

Wholemeal Spelt Spaghetti Lentil Bolognese

Wholemeal Spelt Spaghetti Lentil Bolognese 2 servings wholemeal, dried, spelt spaghetti pasta250 g brown lentils (pre-cooked from a can or carton)500 mls tomato passata2 tbsp dried oregano1 brown onion (skin removed and diced)2 cloves garlic2 tbsp balsamic...

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Winter Vegetable Chunky Chopped Stew with Cranberries

Winter Vegetable Chunky Chopped Stew with Cranberries

  Winter Vegetable Chunky Chopped Stew with Cranberries 2 Savoy cabbage leaves (washed and shredded)200 g butternut squash or sweet potatoes (peeled and diced small)100 g green lentils (from a can or carton, rinsed and drained)1 brown onion (skin removed and...

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Stuffed Crust Walnut, Tomato & Broccoli Pizza

Stuffed Crust Walnut, Tomato & Broccoli Pizza

  Stuffed Crust Walnut, Tomato & Broccoli Pizza Base - makes enough for 2 pizza bases350 g strong white flour25 g polenta7 g sachet fast acting yeast1 tbsp olive oil270 mls lukewarm waterTopping - topping is for ONE pizza only. Double to make 2 pizzas or...

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