Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 900 g/2 lb pumpkin flesh (after peeling and discarding the seeds4 tbsp olive oil1 large onion, peeled1 leek, trimmed1 carrot, peeled4 garlic, peeled and crushed1.7 litres/3 pints waterSalt and freshly ground black pepper½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg150 ml ¼ pint vegan single-cream alternative ¼ tsp cayenne pepperWarm herby bread to serve Method.. Cut the…

Chocolate-Orange Marbled Cake

Relieve your memories of childhood and make this beautiful cake heart-shaped with small marbled pattern, two cake batters are swirled together to give the marbled effect, and because one is flavoured with orange and the other chocolate, the overall taste is wonderful too. Ingredients.. 225g 8 oz/1 cup vegan butter, softened225g/8 oz/ generous 1 cup…

Blackberries and almond Cakes

Sloe gin and rose water add depth of flavour to theses muffins, helping them to stand out from the crowed tea cTable. Autumnal blackberries are perfectly complemented by the mild flavour and crunch of blanched almonds. Store in airtight container for up to three days. Due to allergies I exclude the almonds. Ingredients 100g/3 ½…

Italian Bean Soup

Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil1 leek, washed and chopped1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed2 tsp dried oregano75 g/3 oz green beans trimmed and cutInto bite-size pieces410 g/ can cannelloni beans drained andRinsed75 g/3 oz small pasta shapes1 litre 1 ¼ pint vegetable stock8 cherry tomatoesSalt and ground black pepper3 tbsp freshly shredded basil Method.. Heat…

Ripe Banana

Most of us tend to throw away our ripe bananas, fearing they would no longer be fresh, and therefore, not fit to eat. Although over ripe bananas may really look very appetising the fruit turn soggy while the banana peel may then turn black or brown-they are very good for our health. Here are the…

Chunky vegetable & Fennel Goulash with Dumplings

Ingredients 2 fennel bulbs, weighing about 450 g/1 lb2 tbsp sunflower oil1 large onion peeled and sliced1 ½ tsp paprika1 tsp plain flour300 ml ½ pints vegetable stock400 can chopped tomatoes450 g/1 lb potatoes peeled and cut into 2.5 cm 1 inch chunks125 g/4 oz small button mushrooms (optional)Salt and freshly ground black pepper For…

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Ingredients.. 165 g/gluten-free spaghetti3 tbsp olive oil2 garlic loves, peeled and crushed½ tsp chilli flakes50 g/2 oz pitted mixed olives1 ½ tbsp rinsed capers1 tbsp dried oregano300 g/11 canned tomatoes2 tbsp tomato puréeSalt and freshly black pepper Method.. Cook spaghetti according to the packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over…