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Date and seed oat bars

Seed & date oat bars

I created this recipe when I was looking for a healthy alternative to flapjack without too much refined sugar. The combination of dates and banana give it plenty of sweetness and also binds the oats sufficiently without the need for additional butter or oil – making this ‘accidentally’… Read More »Seed & date oat bars


Date paste peanut butter cookies

These cookies use date paste in place of refined sugar and make a delicious teatime treat. Thank you to True Food Member Carsten for sharing this recipe! Ingredients Method – for the date paste Method – for the cookies

chocolate bark

This is a simple festive treat to make with children. It’s delicious with a cup of coffee, or as an extra sweet treat at teatime. It can also be given as an edible gift, if it ever finds it’s way out of your kitchen… Ingredients Method

Courgette gratin

Courgette and lentil gratin

This recipe makes a hearty vegetarian main, and is inspired by the layered Italian dish aubergine melanzane, but uses courgettes and lentils for a more filling meal with some additional protein from the pulses. The key to this recipe is for the lentils to be slightly al-dente when… Read More »Courgette and lentil gratin

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

Green vegetables on a worktop

Garden greens pasta

It’s my favourite time of year in the garden…harvest time! The first greens are starting to mature and this simple pasta dish makes the most of their sweet delicious flavour. This quantity serves 2 generously, with a little leftover, but can easily be scaled up for the number… Read More »Garden greens pasta

carrot tarte tatin

This dish makes a good addition to a summer spread, or can be served with salad and couscous or new potatoes as a main. You could also try other variations such as a tomato version which works really well if you roast the tomatoes first ensuring they do… Read More »carrot tarte tatin