Maple ice cream

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Recipe by Diana Earnshaw and picture from Pixabay. At Christmas I make this ice cream and add a couple of cinnamon sticks to the milk whist it is being heated. If this is not the best ice-cream you have ever tasted, I’ll eat my hat! Remember though, the… Read More »Maple ice cream

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

Mixed berry yogurt dessert

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Recipe by Diana Earnshaw. Picture from Pixabay. Ingredients 250g frozen mixed berries. (Lovely strawberries at True Food at the moment!) 1-2 tbsp runny honey depending on the sweetness of your chosen berries. 250g thick yogurt of your choice (strain it if you only have the usual yogurt) Method… Read More »Mixed berry yogurt dessert

Asparagus risotto

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Recipe from BBC Good Food Ingredients 1 bunch asparagus (about 200g) 800ml vegetable stock 1 tbsp olive oil 25g butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 175g risotto rice 100ml white wine or vermouth (optional) 25g Parmesan or vegetarian alternative, finely grated Method Snap the woody ends off the asparagus… Read More »Asparagus risotto

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

Puffed Quinoa and Nut Bars

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From 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

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

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

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

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Recipe from BBC Good Food Ingredients 1 tbsp sunflower (or melted coconut) oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp mixed spice 400g mixed nuts, try almonds, Brazil nuts and cashews 2 tbsp honey Method Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1. Mix the oil with the spices, then stir… Read More »Sweet and Spicy Nuts