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Grains, Rice, Pasta and Beans
Dhal and sweet potato bake (v)
A thoroughly warming dhal recipe for a cold winter's night.
Pumpkin with hummus
Hummus, with baked pumpkin, pink peppercorns and thyme
Sweet Potato with Borlotti (v)
Baked sweet potato, borlotti bean and onion stew, coriander.
Haricot Beans with Dill Rice (v)
Haricot beans with spiced onions and dill flecked rice. Recipe coming soon
Split mung beans, spices, mushrooms
Split mung beans, tomato, ginger, garlic with baked mushrooms
Dill Hummus, courgettes (v)
Creamy dill hummus with crisp fried crumbed courgettes
Chickpeas, Tomato, Ginger, Garlic (v)
A quick supper of chickpeas with garlic, ginger and tomato
Chickpeas with Pumpkin (v)
Roasted pumpkin, chickpeas, beetroot and smoked garlic with a peanut sauce.
Chickpea, Chicken and Parsnip
A glorious hotpot of chicken, chickpeas, bacon and root vegetables.
Butterbean and Mushroom Casserole (v)
A frugal, warming casserole of butter beans, mushrooms and tomato.
Butterbeans, chipolata and chorizo.
A warming dinner for an autumn or winter night. Rather like a quick cassoulet.
Pearl barley, roast meat, greens
Broth with leftover Sunday roast, pearl barley and greens
Lentils, Coconut, Spices (v)
Creamed lentils with chilli, coconut, turmeric, coriander and garlic
Lentil and spinach cottage pie (v)
A cottage pie made with lentils and spinach instead of the more traditional meat.
Stuffed Onions with Lentils (v)
Sweet onions, brown lentils, cheese sauce. Warming stuff for deepest winter.
Toasted Spelt and Barley Porridge (v)
Breakfast porridge made with toasted grains, a berry compote and yoghurt.
Polenta, Winter Greens (v)
Soft Parmesan polenta cooked with red chard and kale.
Tagliatelle with Meatballs, Leeks and Dill
Lamb meatballs, tagliatelle, cream and dill. A simple winter dinner. Recipe coming soon.
Macaroni, Chickpeas, Tomato (v)
Macaroni and Chickpeas with a mild tomato sauce
Orzo, black cabbage, cheese (v)
Orzo pasta, baked with smoked cheese, cream and black cabbage
Light Chicken and Lemon Broth
Angel hair pasta, chicken wings, lemon. A simple broth to soothe and heal.
Roast Chicken, Pasta and Cream
Roast Chicken, garlic, pasta, cream. Sweet garlic and creamy pasta for a cold night.
Couscous with Turkey
Warm grains of couscous, pieces of turkey, yoghurt, mint, pomegranates.
Fennel Risotto with Blue Cheese (v)
Fennel risotto with black garlic and Shropshire Blue Cheese
Rice, Kale, Leek, Eggs (v)
Basmati rice with kale and leeks and soft cooked egg
Aubergine and Rice Pie (v)
A layered, spiced aubergine pie with rice and a pastry crust.
Broccoli, Rice, Blue Cheese (v)
A classic vegetarian risotto with broccoli and blue cheese
Aubergine 'cassoulet' (v)
A thick, warming casserole of aubergine and beans.