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…

Vegan CHEESE WITH JAMON, & TOMATO

This pizza-style is a total flavour bomb with a Spanish vibe: dare to eat just one. Ingredients: Olive oil, for brushing 1 quantity crèpe batter 120g ((4oz) vegan bacon or thinly sliced vegan ham 320g (11oz) ripe tomatoes, chopped 120g (4oz) vegan cheese grated 40g (1 ½ oz) blanched almonds, toasted in a dry frying…

Panini all’ Olio

Italian style enriched and flavoured with extra virgin olive oil is versatile for making decorative rolls. Children will love helping to make and shape these rolls-they can try making twists, fingers or artichoke-shapes, or just about any shape they want. The rolls are sure to disappear as soon as they are cool enough to eat….

Greek Beans With Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil or rice bran oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 900g/2lb 4oz/4 cups canned Chopped/crushed tomatoes 800g/1lb 12oz/4 cups canned Cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained 2 tbsp chopped dill leaves 2 tbsp thyme leaves 125 ml/4fl oz ½ cup vegetable Stock, plus extra if needed 450/1lb green beans…

Freekeh salad

Went to a convention and I had no idea what to take for lunch, this was my lunch for the day. With other bits and pieces. Ingredients: 250 ml 1Cups freekeh 2 tbsp olive oil Pinch of salt 250 ml/1 cup vegetables stock 1 ripe tomato, finely diced ½ cucumber, finely diced 1 stalk spring…

Curried Cabbage With Potatoes

Ingredients 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 120g/4 ¼ oz/3/4 cup peanuts 2 tbsp curry powder 3 large potatoes, unpeeled and cut into cubes 1 garlic cloves, crushed 1cm/1/2 in piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 tsp garam masala ½ tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp coconut sugar or brown…

Tagliolini Alla Novma

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large aubergine, diced 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 pinch dried oregano 400g fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped, or 400g tinned chopped tomatoes 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 200ml water 400g dried tagliatelle pasta 1 small bunch fresh basil, roughly chopped 50g…