Inspired Mixed Bean Salad

This is a dish I put together, with a can of mixed beans and courgette, and some fresh ingredients not sure if it’s Greek or Mexican! Pretty simple and quick to prepare. Ingredients 1 medium courgette, quartered lengthways and sliced 1-4 garlic cloves 2 tsp dried oregano (or 1 ½ tbsp fresh chopped ) ½…

Herby Green Rice with Tofu

Ingredients.. 1 onion,sliced 2 handfuls of fresh coriander 2 handfuls of mint, woody stalks discard 2-3 fresh green chillies, roughly chopped (seeds and all) 200g Basmati rice, washed and drained 200g tofu,cut in cubed 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice Method.. Heat 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a heavy-based saucepan and fry the onion over…

Spring Garden Risotto

Ingredients: 1 organic vegetable low in-salt Vegetable Stock-cube 2 shallots, peeled and diced 1 tbsp olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 300g (1 ½ cups) brown or white Risotto rice or Arborio 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1/3 courgette, diced 175g (1/4 cup) fresh, frozen or tinned Broad beans 80g(1/2 cup) Frozen peas A small…

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…

Red Lentil Dahl With Tomatoes And Spinach

Ingredients: 150g red lentil 2 tbsp olive oil 2 handful baby spinach leaves A few mint and coriander sprigs and leaves Salt and pepper 1onion finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 400g tins tomatoes crushed 4 cooked popadoms, to garnish (optional) Cardamom Flatbread Method: Cook lentils according to the packet instructions, drain and leave…

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…

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…

Rice Paper & Nori Rolls

Ingredients: 50g/1 ¾oz rice noodles 8 rice paper sheets 2 carrots, cut into Matchsticks strips ½ red pepper, deseeded and cut into matchsticks 80g/2 ¼ oz/oz/1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 handful of mint leaves, finely chopped 1 handful of coriander/cilantro leaves, finely chopped 2 nori sheets, cut into quarters Sesame…

Puy Lentil And Feta Tabbouleh

The secret of this dish lies in the the way you chop your herbs- they should be lovingly sliced, very finely, to produce thin silvers with a minimum of brushing. The extra effort is this involves really does pay off. Traditionally, tabbouleh is made with burghul wheat: here, however, I’ve replaced it with puy lentils,…

Grated Apple With Spicy Raspberry Topping

Ingredients: 6 apples Juice of 1/2 lemon 125 g/4 ½ oz/1/4 cup raspberries ¼ tsp ground ginger Few drops of vanilla essence (extract) ¼ tsp nutmeg 4 fresh mint leaves Method: 1.Peel the apples, remove the cores and grate the flesh. Mix in the lemon juice to prevent discolouration. 2.Wash the raspberries and remove their…