Hearty barley and bean soup

Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 1 leek, white part only, cut in half and chopped 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, sliced 2 medium courgettes, quartered and sliced 2-3 handfuls of green beans, chopped in thirds Bunch of black kale (cavallo nero), stripped from stalks, and chopped roughly 1-2 x 400g […]

Red lentil, carrot and orange soup

Ingredients: 200g red lentils 2 oranges 400g carrots, sliced 1 large onion, chopped 1 small tub plain soy yoghurt vegetable/chicken bouillon Fresh coriander Pumpkin seeds Olive oil 1/4 tsp ground cumin Salt and ground black pepper   Method: On a low heat, soften the onion in the oil with the cumin. Grate the zest of […]

Saucy chocolate avocado pots

Ingredients:  2 large avocados, pitted and peeled 60 g dark chocolate 3 tbsp honey ½  tsp. vanilla extract Toasted almond flakes, for garnish   Method: Using a food processor blend the avocados until they are smooth. Warm the dark chocolate over hot water until melted and add in the avocado along with the vanilla extract […]

Quinoa stuffed tomatoes

Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes 4 to 6 spring onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp chopped parsley 2 tbsp chopped capers 2 tbsp chopped almonds 3 tbsp chopped currants or raisins 2 cups cooked quinoa 2 tbsp grated fresh parmesan Method: Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180C/350F Slice […]

Black bean and quinoa chilli

Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 cups water 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, diced 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 2 tomatoes, cored and diced 1 cup carrots, diced 400g black beans, canned, drained 400g canned chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp chilli […]

Brown lentil salad

Ingredients: 500g whole brown lentils 1 medium onion halved 1 medium carrot halves 2 celery stalks halved 1 bay leaf 2-3 spring onions finely chopped 2 celery stalks thinly sliced 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley Dressing: 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp dried mixed herbs Ground black pepper Method: Add the […]

Red lentil and aubergine curry

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp medium curry powder 1 aubergine, diced 175g split red lentils 600ml vegetable stock 100ml coconut milk 2 tbsp fresh coriander Method: Heat oil in pan and gently cook onion and garlic until soft, stir in the curry powder and cook for […]