No Chicken Bake

Ingredients 500 g/1 lb 1 oz/4 cups pasta 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 400 g/14 oz/ 2 cups of non-chicken bite size 400 g/14 oz/2 cups canned chopped tomatoes 100 g/3 1/2 oz/2/3 black olives, pitted a small bunch of fresh basil, chopped 159 g/5 1/2…

Cheesy Summer Vegetable Bake

Dinners like this are best in the summer, fast easy and you can conveniently grab most of these ingredients at the supermarket or from your back garden or allotment if you’re someone who love to plant your own vegetables. Of course you can make this recipe all year long, not just in the summertime. Go…

Meatballs al Forno

Ingredients 200 g/7 oz/ 2 cup vegan mince balls 50 g/1 1/4 oz /1/2 cup vegan Parmesan cheese, finely grated 1 tsp dried oregano 1 lemon, zest only 25 g/1 oz sun- dried tomatoes, chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp chilli…

Tiny Pasta with Fresh Herb Sauce

Ingredients 375g /13 oz small bows pasta with rounded ends or small farfalle 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil 1 tbsp freshly snipped chives 1 tbsp freshly chopped chervil 1 tbsp freshly chopped tarragon 1 tbsp freshly chopped sage 1 tbsp chopped marjoram 1 tbsp freshly chopped thyme 1 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary Finely grated zest…

Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce..

Ingredients 50 g/2 oz blend roasted punk in seeds3 spring onions, trimmed and chopped2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley or basil5 tbsp freshly ground black pepper450 g/1 lb broccoli, cut into florets350 g/12 oz pasta shapes1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional) Method.. Place the toasted pumpkin seeds in a…

Kale and Basil Soup

This soup is perfect for a cold winter afternoon, with some buttered bread rolls, very quick and easy to prepare very little is needed for preparation. Sometimes I have no idea what I’m going to do for dinner! Going through the fridge there’s so many vegetables especially when I’m in the mood for cooking, at…

SQUASHETTI & MEATBALLS

Rather than looking at healthy eating as missing out, think of it as altering your favourite meals so that you can enjoy them knowing they’re loading your body with goodness while still satisfying your taste buds. Pasta is made from vibrant, nutritious butternut squash and the ‘meatballs’ from protein-rich whole foods. My pasta should look…

Baked Polenta with Tomato &Basil Sauce

Ingredients: 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil, plus extra for greasing 150g/5 ½ oz/1 cup polenta/cornmeal 30g/1oz1/4 cup ground almonds (optional) 11/35fl oz 4cups vegetable stock 2 tsp lemon juice 60g/2 ¼ oz/heaped 1/3 cup pine nuts (optional) 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 400g/14oz/scant 1 2/3 cups canned/crushed Tomatoes…

Thai yellow Curry with Jasmine Brown Rice

Ingredients: 3 shallots, chopped 1 lemongrass stalk, peeled and chopped 2 small red chillies, deseeded 2 garlic cloves ½ handful of coriander (cilantro) 1 fresh or dried kaffir lime leaf 1 tsp of ground coriander seeds 1 ½ tsp mild chilli powder ½ tsp turmeric 2 tsp rice syrup ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt FOR…

Baked tomatoes with risotto

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried basil 6 large vine tomatoes 250g/9 oz/1 ½ cups cooked Arborio rice 1 lemon, juiced Method: 1.Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan)/ 375F/gas. 5. 2.Heat the oil in a large sauté pan set over a moderate heat. 3.Sauté…

Meatball noodles with or without pineapple

Ingredients: 450g/1 lb 3 cups minced non-meat beef balls 1 tsp fresh root ginger,finely grated 4 spring onions (scallions) finely chopped 50ml/1 ¾ fl oz ¼ cup shaoxing rice wine 1 tbsp linseed oil 3 vegan eggs 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) 100 g/3 ½ oz /1 cup spinach 2 tbsp olive oil 30 g/1 oz/…

Spinach and tofu Lasagne

Ingredients: 4 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp chopped, thyme 500 g (1 lb) frozen leaf defrosted Spray oil for oiling 350 g (11 ½ oz) firm tofu, sliced 200 g (7 oz) fresh gluten-free lasagne sheets Salt and pepper For Cheese Sauce 1.2 litres (2 pints) vegan milk 2 fresh bay…

Panzanella Italian Bread Salad

This tastes like piece of Italy. A traditional salad, it is really filling thanks to the bread pieces, which a coated with good-quality olive oil before being baked. Cucumber and cherry tomatoes bring a wonderful freshness. Simple and good, the only missing from this lunchbox is a view of Italty! Ingredients: 5 slices of baguette,…

Rice-crusted vegetable pie

Ingredients: Olive oil, for oiling 150 g/5 ½ oz long grain rice 450 ml/15 fl oz vegetable stock 2 tbsp sesame seeds, roasted (optional) 1 vegan egg beaten 1 red onion, cut into wedges 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 courgette sliced 1 sweet potatoes chopped 1 tbsp…

Chia And Gluten-free Pizza:

Ingredients: For the dough 2 tbsp ground chia seeds (from health food shop) 200g (7oz) plain-all purpose flour ½ tsp salt Gluten-free flour, for dusting For the topping 100g (3 ½ oz) tomato passata 2 tbsp tomato purée ½ tsp olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 small onion ½ plum tomato 250ml/1…

Ligurian Trofie pasta with Green Beans, potato and pesto

Trofie are short, thin knotted stripes of past, Liguria in north-western Italty. The region is also famous for its fresh basil, so pesto sauce is Trofie’s perfect parthner. Of course, you can buy decent ready-made pesto but making your own is pretty easy and gives the finished dish extra depth of flavour. Not to mention…

POTATO “RISOTTO”

Sometimes it’s good to do things a bit differently-this lunchbox risotto is made from potatoes instead of rice. The olives, capers, and sun-dried tomatoes provide a culinary lunch time escape to the Mediterranean-dreaming about your summer holiday while you eat is definitely to be encouraged! Ingredients: 400g (14oz) new potatoes 1 small red pepper 1…

Spaghetti Frittatas

These little noodle nests are truly predestined for the lunchbox. Spaghetti frittatas Combine all the best features of delicious, creamy pasta dish. They’re baked until crisp to make them even tastier and best of all: you can eat them with your fingers. Ingredients: For the Frittatas 150g (5 ½ oz) wholewheat spaghetti Sea salt 30g…

Cauliflower & beans biryani with crisp onions

This can be time-consuming as it has a few stages so it is worth making a larger quantity to serve when there is a bit of family or friends gathering- any leftovers are good too. Ingredients: 500g/1lb 2oz/2 ¾ cups white basmati rice 1 bay leaf About 6 cardamom pods, crushed 2 tbsp olive oil…

Roast spiced pumpkin: With Braised Lentils & Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1 butternut pumpkin (squash) About 750 g(1 lb 10 oz) 150 ml (5 fl oz) olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon hot smoked paprika Sea salt flakes Freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic bull, cloves separated, skin on 2 medium onions, finely sliced ½ fennel bulbs, finely sliced 250 g (9 oz)…

Thai Brussels Sprouts Curry

Use A Mixture Of Asian Mushrooms Such As Oyster, Shimeji And Straw Mushrooms. Ingredients: 2 cups (500ml coconut milk 1 ½ cups (375ml) vegetable stock 2 fresh kaffir lime leaves, torn 300g (9 ½ ounces) baby Brussels sprout, halved 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoon coconut sugar 150g (4 ½ ounces) green beans, halved diagonally…

Roast chilli Jam Vegetables with Thai Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: ½ (150g) Thai chilli jam paste ½ cup (50g) coconut oil, melted 800g (1 ½ pounds) Kent pumpkin, Cut into wedges 400g (12 ½ ounces) baby carrots, trimmed 2 Lebanese cucumbers (260g), seeded, sliced on the diagonal 2 green onions (scallions), sliced thinly 2 cups (160g) beans sprouts ½ cup loosely packed fresh Thai…

Mozzarella Panzerotti

Ingredients: 3 tbsp basil, chopped Vegetable oil for deep frying Method: 1.For the pizza dough, pour the fl FOR THE PIZZA Dough: 200 g/ 1 ½ oz/3/4 cup strong white gluten free bread flour 50 g / 1 ½ oz / 1/5 fine ground semolina flour ¼ tbsp salt ½ x 7 g sachet dried…

Vegetable Parcels with Coconut Braised Red Lentils

This is a wonderful dish to serve at a dinner party. Each stage can be made in advance and all you need to do when your guests arrive is pop it in the oven. If you enjoy these lentils you could try adding extra coconut milk and serving them as a soup; whizzing a third…

Pumpkin and Tomato pizzas

Ingredients: For The Dough 400 g/14 oz /2 2/3 cups strong white Bread flour 100 g/ 3 ½ oz /2/3 cup fine ground Semolina flour ½ tbsp salt ½ tbsp dried yeast ½ tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 350ml /12 fl.oz /1 2/5 cups Lukewarm water For The Topping 1 butternut squash, halved and deseeded 1…

TOMATO SOUP

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 sprigs, spring onion thinly chopped 3 garlic cloves chopped 400 g/ 14 oz/ 2 cups canned tomatoes, chopped 500 ml/17 ½ fl oz / 2 cups vegetable stock 1 tsp castor (superfine) sugar 50 ml /1 ¾ oz / ¼ cup vegan double (heavy) cream 1 tsp thyme 1…

Ricotta Cakes with mixed tomato Salad

These lovely, ‘cakes’ make a refreshing yet satisfying starter, served with the season’s best in a simple basil dressing. Ingredients: 250g ricotta vegan cheese 3 tablespoons vegan Parmesan cheese, finely grated, plus extra for serving 3 tablespoons gluten free gram flour Sea salt 1 tbsp vegan egg Zest of ½ lemon, finely grated Milled black…

Thai-Style Squash and Noodle Soup

Ingredients: 2 tsp coconut oil 1 red chilli 5 cm (2 in) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped Into matchsticks 2 shallots, sliced 400g (14 oz) squash, peeled and chopped into 1-2cm (1/2-3/4in) cubes 1 litre (35 fl oz) cubes 1 litre (35 fl oz) hot light vegetable stock 100g (3 ½ oz)…

Vietnamese peanut rice and lemongrass tofu

Ingredients: 300g (10 ½ oz) jasmine rice 100g (3 ½ oz) peanuts, preferably unsalted 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt FOR THE TOFU: 400g (14oz) firm tofu 3 lemongrass stalks 2 garlic cloves, Finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeded And chopped 3 tbsp Japanese Soy sauce Juice of ½ a lime 1 tbsp sugar 2…

Panzanella Salad

Ingredients 150g good stale brea, about 2-3 days old, diced 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 small cucumber, roughly chopped 1 red onion, roughly chopped 6 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped Sea salt and milled black pepper 3 tablespoons caper, chopped 1 handful basil leaves, roughly torn Method: 1.Pre-heat the oven to 200°/C/fan 180° Gas ,Mark…