Cheesy pasta broccoli and tomatoes salad

Penne Pasta with broccoli, tomato sauce, garlic, onion and oil cooked in one pan and topped with cheese for an easy healthy pasta recipe. if you want it with juice add can tomatoes and vegetable stock, or not. Ingredients 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin 14 oz can plum tomato…

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…

Healthy Greek Freekeh Salad

Ingredients 1 cup cracked freekeh 2.5 cups of water 1/2 cucumber 1 red bell pepper (optional) 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup vegan feta crumbled cheese salt and pepper to taste Optional Extras Black olives fresh tomatoes Extra veggies Greek Dressing 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red…

Italian Tomatoes

I used mozzarella grated vegan style cheese, which is not good at melting, so I would advise you to try the block cheese instead of the grated cheese. Ingredients 5 tomatoes 2 x 175 g/6 oz mozzarella cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method 1.Wash the tomatoes, pat dry, slice off the stalk ends…

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…

Baked Winter Squash/Pumpkin with Tomatoes..

Butternut or pumpkin can all be used in this simple recipe. Serve the pumpkin as a light main course, with warm crusty bread, or as a side dish. Canned chopped tomatoes with herbs are used in this recipe. A variety of flavoured canned tomatoes are now available including garlic, onion and olive-they are ideal for…

Pumpkin and Tomato Pizzas

FOR THE PIZZA DOUGH Ingredients 400 g/14 oz / 2 2/3 cups strong white bread flour 100 g/ 3 1/2 oz / 2/3 cup fine ground semolina flour 1/2 tbsp salt 1/2 tbsp dried yeast 1/2 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar 350ml/12 fl. oz /1 2/3 cups lukewarm water FOR THE TOPPING 1 butternut squash, halved…

Indian-Style Shepherd Pie..

Most people cook shepherd pie in winter, it’s also good for entertainment as it can be made in an advance and heated through just before serving. You can spice up the mashed potatoes by adding a couple of finely diced green chillies, then scattering some grated cheddar cheese before baking. Ingredients 3 large potatoes 1…

What’s Okra?

Okra, also known as “lady’s fingers,” is a green flowering plant. Okra belongs to the same plants family as hibiscus and cotton. The term “Okra” most commonly refers to the edible seed pods of plant. Okra has long been favoured as a food for the health–conscious. It contains: .Potassium, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Folic Acid,…

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…

Bulgur wheat Salad with lemon Dressing..

Ingredients 125 g/4 oz bulgur wheat 10 cm/4 inch piece of cucumber 2 stalks of spring onions 125 g/4oz baby sweet corn 3 ripe but firm tomatoes 1 carrot, chopped For the Dressing Method.. Place the bulgur in a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Grated rind of 1 lemon 3 tbsp lemon juice 1-2…

Chilli & Rice..

Ingredients.. 3 tbsp olives oil 1 onion peeled and diced Handful of broccoli florets 1 red pepper, cored deseeded and Diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed ½ tsp of hot chilli, powder 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp dried oregano 400 g/7 oz cooked red kidney beans 1 tbsp lime…

Italian Baked Tomatoes With Mixed Vegetables:

Ingredients: 1 tsp olive oil 4 beef tomatoes Salt 59 g/2 oz fresh white gluten-free breadcrumbs 1 tbsp freshly snipped chives 1 tsp freshly chopped parsley 125 g/4 oz button mushrooms, finely chopped Salt and ground black pepper 25 g/1 oz fresh Parmesan style vegan cheese grated For Salad Mixed salad with beetroot and radish…

Pizza pittas

ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic, peeled and crushed 100 g/3 ½ oz canned chopped tomatoes 2 sun-dried tomatoes, in oil or rehydrated, chopped 1 tsp dried oregano Pinch of salt Pinch granulated sugar 4 pitta breads 2 large tomatoes, sliced 100 g/3 ½ oz grated vegan cheese (look for melts, mozzarella-style cheese) Oregano…

Coconut Dhal & Pilau Rice

Method: 1 tbsp coconut oil/olive oil 1tsp mustard seeds ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground coriander 1 small onion, peeled and diced 1 large dried red chilli 1 tomato, chopped 100 g/3 ½ oz dried red lentils 200 ml/ 7 fl oz coconut milk/soy single cream 125 ml/4 fl oz…

Pasta & Bean Soup with Basil Oil:

Ingredients: 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 2 x 400g (13 oz) cans chopped tomatoes 600 ml (1 pint ) vegetable stock 400 g(13 oz) cans Borlotti beans, drained 125 g (4 oz dried small pasta shapes Salt and pepper Grated vegan Parmesan cheese,…

White Chocolate and Brownie Torte

This delicious desert is easy to make guaranteed to appeal to just about everyone. If you can’t buy good quality brownies, use a moist chocolate sponge or make your own. For extra decoration, put a few fresh summer berries such as strawberries or raspberries around the edge or on the centre of the torte. Ingredients:…

Bulgur Wheat Tabbouleh

Ingredients 40g (1/4 cup bulgur wheat a small handful of kale, chopped a couple of sprigs of fresh mint, leaves picked and finely chopped ½ bunch of fresh parsley, leaves picked and finely chopped 2 large ripe vine tomatoes, diced 1 spring onion, finely sliced ½ cucumber, sliced lengthways ½ lemon 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive…

Shepherd’s Pie

This is an ultimate comfort food, perfect for a cosy winter afternoon in. This shepherd’s pie is includes a bit of lentils and carrots topped with lovely parsnips and potato. Ingredients: 100g (1/2 cup dried lentils 1 onion, chopped Olive oil 1 garlic clove peeled and Chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 200g (2 cups)…

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…

Moussaka With Cottage-Feta Cheese

Ingredients: 4 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil, plus extra for greasing 1 large aubergine/eggplant, thinly sliced 2 courgettes/zucchini, thinly sliced lengthways 2 potatoes, thinly sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 900g 2/lb/4 cups canned Chopped/crushed tomatoes 200g/7oz/1 cup white cottage-feta cheese Crumbled 200g/7oz/1 cup canned brown lentils, rinsed and drained 500ml/7fl oz/2…

Chickpea and Sweet potato Stew

Feel free to leave the skin on the sweet potato as it contains so many nutrients and very tasty- just make sure you scrub well before cooking. Vine tomatoes are very tasty but you use plum or beef tomatoes instead. This is a perfect cosy lunch or dinner on a cold rainy day. Ingredients Heat…

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…

Tomato and Mushroom Dahl

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, diced 1/2 tsp dried coriander (cilantro) 1/4 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 200g (7oz) baby vine tomatoes 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced 900ml (1 1/2 pints 3 2/3 cups) water 400g (13 oz/2 cups) Split red lentils 5cm (2in) piece of red chilli,…

Mung Bean Curry

I have never tried mung bean before, only bought it a few days ago and couldn’t find it anywhere in the supermarkets, I got it from a health food store. Everyone loves this dish, even children, will love this dish it’s so warming and comforting but leaves you feeling light. Ingredients: ½ tsp coconut oil…

Sweet and Sour Tofu

This an alternative to sweet and sour Chinese dish but with tofu, much healthier. Ingredients: 100g (3 ½ oz) carrots 1 tbsp soya bean paste 300ml (1/2 pints/scant 1 ¼ cups) boiling water 100g (3 ½ oz) fresh root ginger, sliced thinly 1 lemongrass stalk, peeled and finely chopped 10 plum tomatoes, diced ½ green…

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…

South African Sweet Potato Stew

Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into dice (optional) 1 tsp crushed chillies/hot pepper flakes (optional) ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp coconut ground or brown sugar 300g/10 ½ oz sweet potato, cut into cubes 400g/14 oz/scant 12/3 cups…

Curried Cabbage with Potatoes

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

Greek Beans With Tomatoes

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

Friday Night Curry

Wild rice and chickpeas for the high fibre content, and the chickpeas also give a protein punch. Ingredients: 190g (1 cup) wild rice, rinsed 1 tsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 5 cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled grated 1 fresh red chilli,deseeded and finely chopped 1 red…

Macaroni ‘Cheese’ With Roasted Tomatoes

Macaroni ‘Cheese’ With Roasted Tomatoes This mac and cheese is like no other, mac and cheese it’s more plant based without the cheese. Ingredients: 6 ripe vine cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tsp olive oil A pinch of dried thyme 200g (2 cups brown macaroni pasta Pink Himalayan salt or sea salt and freshly ground black…

Spicy tomato tagliatelle

Ingredients: 1 ½ tbsp olive oil 1 red chilli, seeded and diced 2 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and grated 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced 1 2/3 cups canned diced tomatoes 1 tsp sugar 2 handful of spinach 2 tbsp parsley, chopped (optional) 1/3 oz gluten-free tagliatelle Salt and pepper 2 tbsp shredded vegan cheese,…

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,…

Cherry tomatoes & Sweet Corn Salad

Ingredients: 200 g/7 oz frozen sweetcorn 165 g/6 oz cherry tomatoes ½ red onion, finely chopped 1 small green pepper, halved deseeded and Cut in small chunks 40 g/1 ½ oz kale, shredded 25 g/1 oz fresh coriander, roughly chopped Dressing Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lime 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and…

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…

Sweet potatoes with Irish potatoes and freekeh salad

Simple Sunday dinner, last minute preparation couldn’t think what a I wanted to eat. I struggle sometimes with food, having severe allergies and reading labels in the supermarkets and health store before purchasing it’s frustrating. The simple things like a bottle of natural fruit drink making sure there’s no ingredients like black currants, mango, strawberries,…

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…

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…

SPINACH TOFU SCRAMBLE WRAP WITH ROCKET

Who needs eggs when you’ve got tofu? This is a kind of non-dairy version of scrambled egg that works wonderfully in this wrap with the accompanying spinach and crunchy red pepper. Neatly rolled up, it is the perfect lunch to pack up and take away. Ingredients: For the spinach 1 small onion 1 garlic clove…

Potato, chickpea & peanut tamarind curry

This is fusion of tamarind, coconut/ single soy cream and tomato and it works beautifully. You can control the heat by increasing or decreasing the number of chillies you add. It seems like a lot of ingredients but most of them will be in the store cupboard or refrigerator already. Ingredients: FOR THE SPICE MIX:…

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…

Parmesan Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: 8 ripe beef tomatoes Salt 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 250g /9 oz/ 1 cup minced vegan beef 1 tbsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped 2 tbsp vegan Parmesan, grated Method: 1.Using a teaspoon, hollow out the tomatoes, discarding the seeds. 2.Sprinkle the insides…

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…

Pesto Mozzarella Arancini

Ingredients: 275g / 10 oz/1 cup cooked arborio Rice, cold 1 tbsp vegan Parmesan, grated 4 tbsp 1 ball vegan mozzarella, cut into small cubes 1 tbsp plain (all purpose) gluten free flour 1 vegan egg 4 tbsp gluten free breadcrumbs Olive oil, for deep frying Method: 1.stir the Parmesan, pesto and mozzarella through the…

Vegetarian Sushi

Ingredients: 200 g/ 7 oz /3/4 cup sushi rice, rinsed and well drained 1 ½ tbsp mirin 50 ml/ 1 ¾ fl. Oz /1/4 cup rice vinegar 4 sheets of seaweed 1 tsp prepared wasabi paste 2 tbsp mayonnaise ¼ cucumber, julienned 1 red pepper deseeded and julienned 1 beefsteak tomato, peeled and deseeded and…

Tomato and Coconut Curry

Ingredients: 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 tsp or yellow mustard or black mustard ½ tsp cumin seeds 10 curry leaves 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated 5cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated 2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped Pinch of turmeric Pinch of ground coriander 4 cardamom pods 4 cloves (optional)…

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…

Quinoa stuffed tomatoes with spinach

Ingredients: 8 oz spinach 5 oz quinoa Salt and pepper Garlic granules and onion powder 4 medium size tomatoes Method: Preheat oven 180°C/350°F Gas Mark 4 Cook quinoa following the instructions on the packet, drain and leave to cool Cut tomatoes in two across and remove insides Put spinach in sauce pan with water and…

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…

JOLLOF RICE

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1large onion, finely chopped 3 large garlic cloves, finely sliced Thumb-size piece of ginger, peeled And grated 1 teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon ground coriander 400g can plum tomatoes 1 teaspoon sugar or palm sugar 1 scotch bonnet, sliced 200g brown rice 1 vegetable stock cube…

Potato chickpea curry

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons grated fresh root ginger 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon cumin ½ ground turmeric ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼-1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped 300ml(1/2pint) water 500g (1 lb) potatoes, cubed 400g (13 oz) can chickpeas, drained 250g (8 oz) button mushrooms,…

Fluffy Indian chickpea omelettes with Spiced tomato curry

Ingredients: OR THE OMELETTES: 1 red onion,sliced 1 tsp olive oil 150g (5 ¼ oz) gram (chickpea) flour 1 tsp sea salt A twist of black pepper 1 tsp garlic granules 3 tbsp nutritional yeast 450ml (6fl oz) water 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp black mustard seeds OPTIONAL ADD INS Fresh…

THAI RED CURRY WITH NOODLES

Ingredients: ½ celeriac (celery root), peeled 60g/2 ¼ oz/1/2 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 2 hours 225ml/8 fl oz/1 cup low-fat coconut milk ½ onion, finely chopped 3 cherry tomatoes, rinsed Juice of ½ lime ½ small red chilli, chopped ½ avocado, peeled and stone remove 1 tsp fresh root ginger, grated 1 clove garlic…

Warming Vegetable and white bean stew with mustard dumplings

Veggie stews with vegan chorizo and soft gluten gluten dumplings to top it off, with beautiful flavours. Ingredients: 200g (7oz) dried white beans 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 130g (4 ½ oz) vegan chorizo Sausages, cut in thick slices 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste 230ml (8fl oz) vegan…

Cheese and Tomato Soufflés

Using a ready-made sauce takes the effort out of soufflé making. The key to success when making soufflés is to whisk the eggs thoroughly to incorporate as much air as possible. During the cooking time don’t open the oven door-the cold draught could cause the delicate mixture to collapse. Ingredients: 350g/12 oz tub of fresh…

Mixed bean and tomato 🍅 chilli

Here, mixed beans, fiery red chilli and plenty of freshly chopped coriander are simmered in a tomato sauce to make a delicious vegetarian chilli. Always a popular dish, chill can be served with a variety of accompaniment- choose from baked potatoes, baked rice, crusty bread or tortillas. Garnish with slices of tomato, chopped or celery…