Vegetarian

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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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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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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‘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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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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Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredients:  25g of butter 1 onion (finely chopped) 1 handful of rosemary leaves (roughly chopped) 3 garlic cloves (crushed) 1 large carrot (finely chopped) 1 celery stick (finely chopped) 1 teaspoon of dried oregano 900g of minced beef 800g of … Continue reading

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Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Ingredients:  450g of green beans (with trimmed ends) 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter 1 large garlic clove (crushed) Red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste Method:  Steam green beans over boiling water for roughly … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn and Chilli Soup

Ingredients:  1 onion (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (chopped) 1 small red chilli (chopped) Vegetable stock 2 teaspoons of ground cumin 1 medium-sized sweet potato (diced) 1/2 red pepper 1 tin of sweet corn Method:  Sizzle the onions, garlic and chilli. … Continue reading

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Rocket, Cherry Tomato and Pine Nut Salad

Ingredients:  4 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar 4 big handfuls of wild rocket leaves (rinsed and dried) 1/2 punnet of cherry tomatoes (halved) 40g of pine nuts Shaved parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Method:  … Continue reading

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Riata

Ingredients:  1 10cm piece of cucumber (finely chopped) 1 spring onion (finely chopped) 2 garlic cloves (crushed) 6 tablespoons of yoghurt Chilli powder Salt and pepper to season Method:  Mix all the ingredients together and add salt and pepper to … Continue reading

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Fruit Kebabs

Ingredients:  1 small bunch of seedless grapes (red, green or mixed) 1 punnet of strawberries 1 star fruit 2 kiwi fruits (skinned) 1 small pineapple 1/2 of a gala melon 1 slice of watermelon 1 mango 1 apple or pear … Continue reading

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Lemon Rice

Ingredients:  225g of basmati rice 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil 2 tablespoons of mustard seeds Rind and juice of 2 lemons 1 handful of curry leaves Salt and pepper Method:  Put the rice in boiling water and cook for 10-12 … Continue reading

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Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:  4 pointed red peppers 200g of feta cheese 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 1 tomato (cut 4 squares from the tougher part of the tomato) Optional:  Mixing an egg and herbs in with the cheese Method:  Cut a hole … Continue reading

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Winterfest Soup

Ingredients:  2-3 potatoes (chopped) 2-3 parsnips (chopped) 1 leek (chopped) 2 teaspoons of soy sauce 1 tablespoon of vegetable stock 4 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon of ground cumin 1 cup of white rice 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 … Continue reading

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Steamed Chards with Garlic and Olive Oil

Ingredients:  600g of chards 2-3 garlic cloves (peeled and cut into small pieces) 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1/3 of a fresh chilli Salt and pepper Method:  Wash the chards and cut the stalks and leaves into small pieces and steam … Continue reading

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Chow Chow

Ingredients:  350g of kidney beans (soaked overnight in cold water and drained) 4 red or green peppers (sliced) 1 medium-sized cauliflower (trimmed and separated into flowerets) 450g of french beans (trimmed and sliced) 225g of sweet corn 175g of brown … Continue reading

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Neeps and Tatties Soup

Ingredients:  1 medium-sized onion (finely chopped) 1 leek (washed and chopped) 1/2 a small turnip (washed and cut into small cubes) 1 carrot (washed and grated/sliced) 2-3 medium-sized potatoes (washed and chopped into small pieces) 1-2 pints of water Vegetable … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Lasagne with Caramelised Onions

Ingredients:  500g of root vegetables (e.g. carrots, parsnips, turnips, swedes, garlic, butternut squash etc. Peeled and cut into chunks) 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 onions (peeled and sliced) Salt and pepper Several sheets of lasagne Sauce:  50g of butter … Continue reading

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Potato and Vegetable Frittata

Ingredients:  450g of potatoes Olive oil 6 eggs 2-3 generous handfuls of chopped spinach leaves 150g of soft vegetables in season ( e.g. peppers, mushrooms, peas, leeks) 75ml of milk 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme (chopped) 1 tablespoon of rosemary … Continue reading

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Lemony Rice Soup

Ingredients:  8 chicken wing tips or 4 chicken drumsticks 2 cups of rice 6 cups of chicken/vegetable stock Juice of 2 lemons 2 eggs (beaten) Salt and pepper Method:  Bring the stock and chicken to the boil in a large … Continue reading

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Pasta with Runner Beans in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:  80g of pasta (per person) A handful of runner beans (cut into small pieces) 1 small/medium onion (chopped into small pieces) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 3-4 fresh tomatoes Salt and pepper to taste Fresh parsley (chopped finely) Feta … Continue reading

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Tahini Sauce

Ingredients:  2 dessert spoons of light tahini A good squeeze of lemon juice 2-3 pods of crushed garlic Olive oil Method:  Simply mix all the ingredients together until the sauce is ready to use. © You Can Cook

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Roasted Winter Vegetables

Ingredients:  1/2 sweet potato (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1/2 carrot (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1 small onion (halved) 1/2 swede/turnip/parsnip (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1 tablespoon of oil Substitute salt with one of the following:  Chinese 5 … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Curry

Ingredients:  250g of button mushrooms 250g of diced peppers 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of cumin 1 1/2 teaspoon of coriander 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper Freshly ground black pepper 5 cloves of garlic … Continue reading

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Lemon Grass and Soy Sauce Chicken Skewers

Ingredients:  4 chicken breasts (skinless and boneless, cut into 2.5 cm cubes) 8 bamboo/metal skewers Marinade:  1 tablespoon of honey OR maple syrup (extra to serve) 4 cloves of garlic (crushed) 2.5 cm piece of fresh root ginger (peeled and … Continue reading

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Speedy Pizzas

Ingredients:  2 baguettes Tomato sauce Grated cheese Method:  Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius.  Slice the baguettes lengthwise. Spread with tomato sauce. Top with grated cheese. Top with optional flavourings of your choosing, e.g. ham, mushrooms, salami etc. Bake … Continue reading

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Courgette Pickle

Ingredients:  1kg of courgettes (finely sliced) 2 medium onions (finely sliced) 75g of salt 500ml of white wine vinegar 250g of sugar 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds 1 teaspoon of celery seeds 1 teaspoon of turmeric 1/2 teaspoon of dry … Continue reading

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Macaroni Cheese

Ingredients:  140g of macaroni 1 tablespoon of cooking oil 1/2 a jar of white lasagne sauce OR Homemade sauce* Homemade Sauce:  25g of butter 25g of flour 300ml of milk Salt and black pepper to taste 75g of cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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Waldorf Salad

Ingredients:  2 celery stalks (finely sliced) 2 medium/large apples (finely chopped) 100g of seedless grapes (halved) 100g of walnuts (halved, and lightly toasted) 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise 3 tablespoons of natural yoghurt 2 tablespoons of lemon juice Lettuce Salt and … Continue reading

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