RECIPES

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!

  • Garlic Fermented in Honey

    This is not so much a recipe as a simple remedy or ingredient. At the first sign of a cold or flu infection, eat a garlic clove three times a day until the infection subsides. The garlic can also be used in recipes – marinades and salad dressings are a couple of suggestions. The honey can… Read More »Garlic Fermented in Honey

  • Thick Onion Soup

    Recipe from Christmas Farm. This would be a really tasty and substantial lunch if served with cheese scones. Ingredients 75g butter 500g onions finely chopped 1 clove garlic crushed 40g plain flour 600ml stock (Chicken or vegetable) 600ml milk 2-3tsp lemon juice 1 pinch ground allspice 1 bay leaf 1 large carrot grated 4-6tbsp double cream… Read More »Thick Onion Soup

  • Leeks with Tomatoes and Olive Oil

    Recipe based on one from Better Homes and Gardens. Ideal for a buffet or an accompaniment to Boxing Day left-overs! Ingredients 4 medium leeks – washed and trimmed of the root and tough green leaves, then split down the middle lengthwise. Cut into 6-8 cm lengths. 2 tomatoes, chopped finely 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp… Read More »Leeks with Tomatoes and Olive Oil

  • Savoury(ish!) Spicy Nuts

    Based on an Ottolenghi recipe Ingredients 100g cashew nuts 100g macadamia nuts 120g pecan nuts 60g whole almonds (skin on) 80g pumpkin seeds 1 tbsp sunflower seeds 3 tbsp oil 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp fine salt 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked  (or 1 tsp dried rosemary) 2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 2 tsp cayenne… Read More »Savoury(ish!) Spicy Nuts

  • Sweet and Spicy Nuts

    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 in the nuts and drizzle over half… Read More »Sweet and Spicy Nuts

  • Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate Pots

    Recipe from Jamie Oliver. (Definitely an adult dessert!) Ingredients 300 ml single cream 200 g dark chocolate   2 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons brandy (or liqueur of your choice) 20 g unsalted butter Method In a thick-bottomed pan, heat the cream until nearly boiling. Add the chocolate and stir in until melted and smooth.… Read More »Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate Pots

  • Lebkuchen

    Recipe and picture from The Spectator. Makes 30 biscuits Ingredients 200g honey 85g butter 75g dark brown sugar zest of 1 orange 250g plain flour 125g ground almonds 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground cloves ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground pepper ¼ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt… Read More »Lebkuchen

  • 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 cut into cubes 8 cups vegetable or… Read More »Spiced Squash Soup

  • Cauliflower, Egg and Potato Curry

    Recipe based on one from BBC Good Food. Lots of lovely spices but coconut oil is also beneficial for immunity. Ingredients 3 tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion , peeled and diced 1 plump red chilli , seeds removed if you want, finely chopped thumb-sized piece of root ginger,  peeled and grated 2 large waxy… Read More »Cauliflower, Egg and Potato Curry

  • Fire cider

    Recipe by Diana Earnshaw Fire cider is a traditional drink, taken to ward off seasonal infections and boosts the immune system. It is also said to be anti-inflammatory. There seem to be as many recipes for fire cider as people who post the recipe, therefore this is my version: Ingredients 100ml raw honey 250ml apple… Read More »Fire cider

  • Beet Kvass

    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 litre glass jar (Kilner would be ideal).… Read More »Beet Kvass

  • Immune System Boosting Kraut

    By Diana Earnshaw – This is my recipe and I love it. Sometimes I add a chopped green or red pepper if I have one to hand. Ingredients 1 kilo of white cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, grated 2 or more chopped chillis 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon dried oregano… Read More »Immune System Boosting Kraut

  • Sauerkraut

    Recipe and picture from goodtoknow.co.uk Ingredients 1 kilo white cabbage 1.5 tablespoons of sea salt 1/2 tsp caraway seeds 5 juniper berries 2 apples – peeled, cored and chopped Method Trim, core and finely shred the cabbage and then mix it with the salt in a large bowl. Start to squeeze the cabbage with your… Read More »Sauerkraut

  • Apricot and Feta Salad

    Recipe from honestcooking.com and photograph from Pixabay Ingredients a few handfuls of lettuce or salad greens of your choice 4-6 fresh apricots, quartered (about 2-3 per person depending on size) feta cheese, crumbled, to taste 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp maple syrup 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil a… Read More »Apricot and Feta Salad

  • Brown Butter Frangipane Tart

    Recipe and photograph from Olive magazine. Ingredients 2 sliced nectarines for the top For the frangipane filling: 200g salted butter 200g sugar 4 eggs 75g plain flour 200g ground almonds For the pastry: 250g plain flour 125g unsalted butter, cubed sprig lemon thyme, leaves picked (optional) pinch sea salt To serve natural yogurt/cream Method 1.     … Read More »Brown Butter Frangipane Tart

  • Gazpacho

    Recipe from Gordon Ramsay, photograph from Pixabay Ingredients 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped 1kg ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 spring onions, (or half a small red onion) trimmed and finely chopped 75g stale crusty white bread,… Read More »Gazpacho

  • Fermented Salsa

    Recipe based on one from Cultures for Health, photograph from Pixabay. Ingredients 1 medium onion, diced 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 medium green pepper, diced 1-2 chillis, diced Clove of garlic, crushed Handful of fresh coriander chopped Lemon and lime juice to taste 2 teaspoons good quality salt Method Mix all the ingredients together including… Read More »Fermented Salsa

  • Curried chicken salad

    A recipe from member Diana Earnshaw – one her sister used to make! Ingredients 200g cold cooked chicken, chopped (leftovers from a roast would be ideal) 6 dried apricots, chopped 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon curry powder 2 sticks celery, finely chopped ½ small red onion ½  teaspoon salt A small handful chopped cashews if… Read More »Curried chicken salad