Plant-Based Bacon with Cabbage

There’s so many ways of preparing bacon, not sure what to have for dinner! Wanting something simple and easy. And will take a few minutes to prepare knowing you’ll also enjoy it. Ingredients Half of a medium sized cabbage, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely diced 1 small tomato, finely diced 175g 6oz plant-based bacon,…

Poppy-seeded Bloomer

This long, crusty loaf gets its fabulous flavour from poppy seeds. Cut into thick slices, the bread is perfect for mopping up the cooking juices of hearty stews, or for absorbing good dressing on summery salads. A variety of seeds can be used to add flavour, texture and colour to the loaf- try seeds like…

Calypso Rice with Curried Bananas

Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetables oil1 onion peeled and finely chopped1 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped (optional)225 g/8 oz basmati riceJuice of 1 lime350 ml12 fl oz vegetable stock200 g can black-eye beans, drained and rinsed2 tbsp freshly chopped parsleySalt and freshly ground black pepperSprigs of coriander, to garnish For the…

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…

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…

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…