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Lots of delicious recipes to try…

We have loads of recipes and some great ideas for creating healthy and delicious meals, snacks and cakes. Browse by course or by diet or use the ‘search’ at the top of the page to find exactly what you fancy!

  • Oaty coconut cookies

    Oaty coconut cookies

    These coconut cookies are a delicious treat and are made from simple store cupboard ingredients that can all be found at True Food! Ingredients Method

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  • Spring greens quinoa salad

    Spring greens quinoa salad

    This warm salad makes a delicious light lunch, or goes well as part of a bigger spread. As it is, the recipe is vegan, but would also work well with some tangy feta cheese crumbled on top. Ingredients: For the salad For the dressing Method Swaps: You could substitute the vegetables with any similar greens… Read…

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  • Seed & date 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’ vegan too! All the ingredients can be… Read…

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  • Marmalade

    Marmalade

    Seville oranges are the best variety for making traditional marmalade. Incredibly bitter they are not nice to eat, but with their high levels of pectin they produce a great set when cooked down with lots of sugar. Ingredients Method

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  • Stew and Dumplings

    Stew and Dumplings

    Dumplings on a tasty, warming vegetable stew, just the job in January! And a great way to use up any suet you might have left from Christmas baking. Ingredients Stew Dumplings Method Serves 4

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  • Vegan Ramen

    Vegan Ramen

    A quick recipe for when you need something warming in a hurry.

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  • Date paste peanut butter cookies

    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

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  • chocolate bark

    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

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  • Red cabbage for christmas

    Red cabbage for christmas

    Braised red cabbage is a staple side dish for Christmas dinner, and the beauty of it is that you can make it well ahead of time, freeze it in the portion sizes you require and simply reheat on the day. Freezing does not alter the texture or taste so this is a real winner for… Read…

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  • Creamy vegan squash pasta

    Creamy vegan squash pasta

    When blended, squash makes a really creamy sauce for a pasta, which with the addition of nutritional yeast for a cheese-like flavour makes a very satisfying vegan sauce. This sauce goes especially well with wholemeal or spelt pasta – both available as refills in True Food! Serves 2 Ingredients Method

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  • Roast squash and feta salad

    Roast squash and feta salad

    Squash season is well and truly upon us and this simple recipe is a great way to enjoy them. Roasting a squash really enhances the flavour and brings out a delicious sweetness in the vegetable, which goes very well in this dish with salty feta and a sharp dressing. Serves 2 as a main meal… Read…

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  • Courgette and lentil 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 added to the dish so that any… Read…

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  • EASY apple and Blackberry Jam

    EASY apple and Blackberry Jam

    It seems to have been a great year for apples, and with the recent heavy wind and rain there is an abundance of them falling off the trees needing to be rescued. So to prevent any going to waste, why not try this super simple jam recipe so you can enjoy them long after the… Read…

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  • chickpea 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 recipe can be easily adapted to use… Read…

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  • Sri Lankan red lentil dal

    Sri Lankan red lentil dal

    This is a red lentil dal with the signature flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine – mustard seeds, curry leaves and coconut being the highlights! It serves 2-3 generously as a main, or forms part of a larger spread for more people if accompanied by other curries and your favourite side dishes. Look up some other… Read…

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  • Garden greens pasta

    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 you are catering for. Ingredients: For the… Read…

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  • carrot tarte tatin

    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 not retain too much liquid. It is… Read…

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  • Mixed berry yogurt dessert

    Mixed berry yogurt dessert

    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 Blend the ingredients together in a food… Read…

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