YOU CAN COOK RECIPES

A selection of YOU CAN COOK’s favourite recipes

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Lentil Dahl

Ingredients:  1 red onion 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon of sesame oil One small piece of ginger (thinly sliced) 1 red chilli (sliced) 2 sweet potatoes 250g of lentils 500ml of stock 80g of spinach 1/2 a bag of basil … Continue reading

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One Pot Creamy Chicken and Bacon with Pesto Pasta

Ingredients:  6 bacon strips 2 chicken breasts 2 teaspoons of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 2 onions (sliced) 4 garlic cloves 30g of spinach 5 cups of milk 450g of fettuccine 1/2 cup of pesto … Continue reading

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Carrot, Cumin and Kidney Bean Burgers

Ingredients:  1 tin of kidney beans 1 onion 1 carrot 1 teaspoon of ground cumin A handful of fresh coriander Oil 1 teaspoon of plain flour 4 burger buns Lettuce Tomatoes Method:  Drain and rinse the kidney beans, place them … Continue reading

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Bacon and Lentil Soup

Ingredients:  2 carrots 1 large onion 2-3 pieces of bacon 1/2 bag of lentils 1.25 litres of stock 1 teaspoon of olive oil Method:  Dice carrots and the onion, slice the bacon into strips and sweat together in the olive … Continue reading

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Omelette

Ingredients:  2 eggs 1 teaspoon of butter 1 onion (diced or sliced) 1 teaspoon of butter 2 slices of ham 50g of cheese Salt and pepper Method:  Pre-heat grill. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan and cook the onion … Continue reading

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Mushroom Risotto

 Ingredients:  300-400g of mixed mushrooms (washed and sliced) 1 onion (diced) 1 clove of garlic (crushed) 300g of “arborio” risotto rice 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil 675 ml of stock veg or chicken Method:  Put olive oil in a pan, … Continue reading

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Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients:  1 tin of haricot beans 1 onion 1 chilli 1 slice of bread A handful of fresh parsley (finely chopped) Flour 500g of turkey mince 2 tablespoons of oil Method:  Drain the beans, rinse and cover with water. Bring … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake

Ingredients:  4 large eggs 230g of self-raising flour 230g of butter 230g of castor sugar Filling:  1 tub of whipping cream 1 small punnet of strawberries 1 tablespoon of icing sugar Method:  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Lightly … Continue reading

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Hot Pot

Ingredients:  6 bacon strips 2 chicken breasts 2 teaspoons of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 2 sliced onions 4 garlic cloves 5 ounces of spinach 140g of spinach 5 cups of milk 450g of fettuccine … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients:  3 large free-range eggs 2 slices of smoked salmon Salt 1 tablespoon of olive oil Method:  Drizzle the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, allow to heat for a few minutes. While waiting for the … Continue reading

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Multi-use Dough for Bread, Pizza etc.

Ingredients:  1.5kg of strong flour Salt 1 teaspoon of yeast (fast-action or dried) 1 teaspoon of sugar 1/2 litre of warm water 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil Method:  Bread: Mix everything in a large bowl until you get a rough dough. … Continue reading

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Morrocan Style Baked Salmon with Lemony Couscous

Ingredients:  Salmon:  2 150g salmon fillets 1 garlic clove (thinly sliced or pressed) 2 shallots (thinly sliced) A sprig of coriander 2 thin slices of lemon 1 teaspoon of any Moroccan spice mix Butter A squeeze of lemon/lime juice Salt … Continue reading

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‘Mix and Match’ Vegetable Curry

Ingredients:  5 tablespoons of vegetable oil 2 teaspoons of mustard seeds 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds 3 fresh green chillies (deseeded and thinly sliced) 1 handful of curry leaves 2 thumb-sized pieces of fresh ginger (peeled and coarsely grated) 3 … Continue reading

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Cheesecake

Ingredients:  200g of walnuts 100g of cashews 200g of dates 600ml of coconut milk 200g of sugar 2g of powdered agar 400g of tofu 250ml of milk 500g of bananas 1 teaspoon of cinnamons 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence 1 … Continue reading

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Tahini Bliss Balls

Ingredients:  3 cups of amaranth puffs 200g of dates (chopped and pitted) 2 tablespoons of cocoa 1/2 cup of tahini 50g of sunflower seeds 100g of dried apricots (chopped) 100g of sultanas 100g of walnuts (chopped) 1 cup of dried … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups of flour 3 tablespoons of cocoa 1 teaspoon of baking soda 3/4 cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup of vegetable oil 1 tablespoon of vinegar 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:  2 avocados 200g of tofu 200g of vegan dark chocolate (chopped finely) 3 tablespoons of maple syrup 1 tablespoon of liqueur (optional) Method:  Blend all the ingredients (excluding the chocolate) in a food blender. The mixture should be smooth … Continue reading

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Almond Cake

Ingredients:  2 cups of flour 1 tablespoon of corn flour 1 cup of sugar 100g of dried figs (chopped) 200g of almonds (soaked in water) 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1 … Continue reading

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Tahini Cake

Ingredients:  13/4 cups of whole-wheat flour 1 cup of tahini 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 3/4 cup of sugar 1 cup of nuts, e.g. cashews, walnuts and almonds 1 cup of raisins 1 teaspoon of baking powder Cinnamon powder 1 … Continue reading

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Payasam (Rice/Vermicelli Pudding)

Ingredients:  1 cup of whole-grained vermicelli 1 1/2 cups of 1st pressed coconut milk 1 1/2 cups of 2nd pressed coconut milk 5 tablespoons of jaggery 3 tablespoons of raisins 3 tablespoons of broken cashew nuts 2 pinches of powdered … Continue reading

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Delightful Date Sweets

Ingredients:  1 packet of black dates (with seeds) 100g of walnuts 100g of almonds 1 tablespoon of sugar Method:  Create a slit in the dates and carefully remove the seeds without breaking the dates. Stuff half of the dates with … Continue reading

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Carrot Muffins

Ingredients:  1 cup of whole-wheat flour 1 cup of oat bran 1 tablespoon of cornstarch 2 teaspoons of baking soda 1 teaspoon of all-spice 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 2/3 cup of grated carrots 1/3 cup of slightly diluted date syrup or … Continue reading

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Coconut Milk and Fig Ice Cream

Ingredients:  400ml of coconut milk 100g of dried figs Method:  Soak the dried figs in the coconut cream for about an hour. Once the figs have swelled and softened, put the mixture in the blender and blend. Freeze, then once … Continue reading

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Vegan Ice Cream

Ingredients:  Fresh coconut milk Bananas Dates Method:  Take approximately equal volumes of fresh coconut milk, ripe mashed bananas and dates, and blend in a blender. Freeze the mixture and let it set. Serve.  Variations:  You can try this with different … Continue reading

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Fish Soup

Ingredients:  1 onion or 1 small leek (finely chopped) 1/2 stick of celery (finely chopped) 2 medium-sized potatoes (finely chop one, and cube the other) 285ml of milk 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley (chopped) 1 … Continue reading

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Stuffed Chicken with Tomato Sauce and a Fresh Spicy Salad

Ingredients:  2 chicken breasts 2 slices of Parma ham or cooked ham 75g of mozzarella or Fontina cheese (sliced) 2 garlic cloves (crushed) 4 fresh basil leaves (finely chopped) Salt and pepper Seasoned flour 1-2 eggs (beaten) Breadcrumbs/semolina/polenta flour Olive … Continue reading

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Mish Mash – A Traditional Bulgarian Dish

Ingredients:  3 tomatoes 3 red peppers 1 onion 203 tablespoons of vegetable oil 200g of feta cheese 3 eggs Parsley (chopped) Salt and pepper Method:  Cut the ingredients into small pieces. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the … Continue reading

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Herby Masala Mash

Ingredients:  Potatoes (cut into small cubes) A few sprigs of fresh mint 1 tablespoon of fresh coriander 1 teaspoon of mango powder or ground cumin 1 green chilli (finely chopped) Salt and pepper Butter Yoghurt or milk for mashing Method:  … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Icing

Ingredients:  200g of butter 200g of sugar 200g of self-raising flour 4 eggs (beaten) 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 50g of melted chocolate 1 tablespoons of cocoa Chocolate Fudge Topping:  150g of butter 2 tablespoons of cocoa 150g of icing … Continue reading

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Sticky Apples with Sausages, Bacon and Winter Vegetables

Ingredients:  8 rashers of streaky bacon 8 pork sausages 2 apples (cut into wedges) Potatoes and sweet potatoes (chopped into chunks) Onions (chopped into quarters) Optional Ingredients:  Red onions Parsnips Swedes Beetroots Method:  Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius.  … Continue reading

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