Spicy Lentil Pasta
May29

Spicy Lentil Pasta

A spicy lentil pasta dish that is quick and easy to make. Have you ever wondered what a lentil plant looks like? The picture shows that it is similar to a pea plant, with white, yellow or pale blue flowers. These produce a pod containing one or two seeds that become the lentils we eat. Ingredients 1 medium onion 2 sticks of celery 1 large carrot 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup of red split lentils 2 cups vegetable stock 1 lemon 1...

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
Jul07

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

This is perfect comfort food for those cold winter days. French green or Puy lentils make this a hearty and satisfying meal… it’s perfect for Sunday lunch with brussels sprouts, peas and cauliflower. Ingredients handful of dried porcini mushrooms 2 1/2 cups hot water olive oil 1 brown onion 2 medium carrots 1 small clove garlic 1 1/2 cups of button mushrooms 1/4 cup of passata 3/4 cup french green or puy lentils 6-8 large...

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Tofu Scramble
Jun22

Tofu Scramble

A great vegan substitute for scrambled eggs that goes very nicely with Easy Baked Beans. Tofu can be a very bland food, but use smoked tofu for extra flavour. Ingredients 150g firm tofu (smoked if possible) 4 spring onions handful button mushrooms olive oil salt and pepper teaspoon turmeric Method Top and tail the spring onions and chop finely Finely chop the mushrooms Gently fry the onions and mushrooms in the oil Meanwhile, chop up...

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Warm Bean Salad
May25

Warm Bean Salad

A versatile, healthy bean recipe that works well as a side-dish or main meal. You can probably whip it up in less than 15 minutes. Ingredients 1 can mixed beans 1 medium onion 1 small red pepper 1 celery stalk 1 cup of mushrooms balsamic vinegar olive oil Method Thinly slice the onion into rings Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan and add onions Chop the red pepper into small chunks and add to the pan Slice the celery...

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Easy Baked Beans
May04

Easy Baked Beans

It’s very easy to buy a tin of baked beans but they are high in salt and sugar, and it doesn’t take much effort to make your own healthy and tasty beans. This recipe makes savory English-style baked beans, rather than the sweet version that is often favored in the US. Ingredients 1 tin of beans (canellini, pinto, haricot) 2 spring onions 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon mustard tomato passata apple cider vinegar 1/2...

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