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Bowl of hummus

chickpea Hummus

Hummus has become a bit of a staple over the last few years, often featuring at a picnic, for a quick snack with crunchy crudités or even as a sandwich filling. It’s surprisingly easy to make, especially if you have a small blender or food processor, and this… Read More »chickpea Hummus

Banana lollies

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This recipe is as easy as pie and lovely for children. Ripe bananas and lolly sticks is all you will need. True Food often have very ripe bananas so look out for them. Photo: pixabay Ingredients Ripe bananas Lolly sticks Chocolate (optional) Method Cut the bananas in half… Read More »Banana lollies

Bombay potatoes

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Based on a recipe from BBC Good Food. Photo from Pixabay. Ingredients 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated 2 large garlic cloves 6 large tomatoes, halved, deseeded and chopped 800g new potatoes, halved 3 tbsp oil of your choice 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 chillies, halved, deseeded… Read More »Bombay potatoes

Puffed Quinoa and Nut Bars

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From ChoosingChia.com Ingredients 1 cup pitted Medjool dates 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 3/4 cup puffed quinoa 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 1/4 cup chopped almonds Method Soak the dates in warm water for 5 minutes then drain. Add… Read More »Puffed Quinoa and Nut Bars

Asparagus soup

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A vegan/vegetarian recipe from The Flexitarian Ingredients 500g asparagus (1lb) 1 medium leek 1 onion (finely chopped) 4 garlic cloves (crushed) Juice of 1 lemon soya cream or single cream 1 litre vegetable stock bread to make croutons 1 garlic clove olive oil salt & pepper Method Heat… Read More »Asparagus soup

Dairy-free Banana Ice Cream

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Many people are dairy intolerant or prefer non-dairy versions, so this fits the bill nicely! Overripe bananas (from the rootle box?) are ideal. A blender is needed for this recipe. The day before making the ice cream, slice the bananas and freeze them on a tray. Ingredients 3 large… Read More »Dairy-free Banana Ice Cream

Spiced Squash Soup

Recipe based on one from Olive Magazine, with immune system-boosting spices. Ingredients 1 large white onion, diced 2 green apples, peeled and chopped ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp chilli powder 1 ½ tsp fine sea salt 2 kg butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and… Read More »Spiced Squash Soup

Beet Kvass

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A drink which is possibly Ukranian in origin. Recipe and picture from TinandThymeUK Ingredients 3 medium sized organic beetroots – scrubbed well 1 ½ tsp sea salt spring water (not tap water) Method Chop the beetroot into rough chunks and place in the bottom of a sealable 1… Read More »Beet Kvass